Usually Sporadic; Always Quixotic

Roleplaying and Miniatures Wargaming Projects from a Frequently Distracted Gamer's Mind

Factions/Complications: A 13th Age, FFG Star Wars, & FATE Mash-Up

In theory, I am a narrativist GM who enjoys character arcs and well-developed backstories. In practice, I end up running gag-filled game sessions with my friends that, while not totally full of murder hobos, is more Monty Python than Lord of the Rings. The over-the-top, tongue-in-cheek weird fantasy setting and…

Updated Apocalympus Character Sheets

The past months have been full of Very Serious Things. Obligations and personal projects that have a weight of Getting It Right: Settling my mom’s estate after she passed in February (PS: grief & probate is not a fun combo) Getting 15XX revised and into its fourth playtest Ongoing Renaissance…

Art Deco Robot Cult WIP

My gaming focus has been largely with developing and playtesting the Renaissance skirmish rules over the past few months, but with the faintest glimmers of light appearing at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel – and the hope that organizing gaming might return in time, I’ve circled back to a…

15mm Arquebusiers and NPCs

Brief update today to showcase the new figures I’ve added to the 15XX collection – as well as some of the design choices I’m working through in preparation for closed playtest #4. Please note that, yeah, these pics look awfully shiny. I hit the figures with a satin spray instead…

Good Bois

The 54mm New France project is slowly moving forward, now with the fine addition of these two Good Bois I purchased in an upscaled size from Cliff at TableTopTradesman on Etsy. They should be an interesting addition to the French marines, the woods-runners, and the Osage. Painting is slowly getting…

Ruined Buildings and Towers 15XX Terrain

Over the course of late 2020, I went on a terrain buying and building spree… and then left everything primed. I’ve taken time after work this week to paint up a few pieces of that terrain. Although I never played Mordheim (either back in the day or in the fan-supported…

Catholic Rabble and Officer Groups for 15XX

When I first began the 15XX Renaissance skirmish wargame project a year ago last March, I originally had plans for a single-based “Character” unit. Officers, clergy, local notables such as burgomeisters or noblewomen caught up in the fray. They’d all grant various bonuses, as you’d imagine. But as the rules…

54mm New France Skirmish Project

A new project? Really? Well, consider these points: I am of Osage Native American heritage and proud to be a tribal member. One of my favorite movies, since I was a kid, is 1992’s Last of the Mohicans. I know live in the St. Louis, Missouri, area – steeped in…

Small 15mm Terrain Update

Most of my gaming efforts since Thanksgiving have been focused on writing and testing rules for 15XX (which has now gone into closed playtesting – via online playtesters, thanks to COVID-19). I’ve got enough figures based to play around with multiple types of Parties in the game. But the terrain?…

Strongpoint Terrain and Casualty Markers

Work’s been continuing on my Renaissance / Pike and Shot skirmish rules! There’s been the rules (and a name), but here are some quick updates on the miniatures side. Strongpoints While I don’t play Age of Sigmar or Warmahordes, I’ve been inspired how they give rules and mechanics to pieces…