Author Archives: donjondo

Newline Designs summer sale

Newline Designs have launched their summer sale with 25% off to celebrate 25 years in the business!

I’m already the proud owner of miniatures from their 20mm American Civil War, Colonial, Napoleonic and their 1/72nd Sikh War ranges. Personally I don’t see all that much of a difference between the 20mm and 1/72nd figures that I’ve seen, and I’m sure I’ll be mixing and matching some more of their masterful handiwork before too long 🙂

TSR Treats

Picked up these tasty TSR treats from DriveThruRPG for much cheapness recently. They were so cheap in fact, that I didn’t have to think twice. INSTA-BUY! And they only took a week to arrive from ordering… and that’s with 2nd class mail! That’s quite a service, considering they’re print-on-demand.

I’ve always had a fascination with Hommlet as it was the first module that I played back-in-the-day. Even after all these years, I can still remember the wondrous feeling I had exploring this ‘other world’. So it’s cool to finally get a hard copy without handing over out a small fortune. Hopefully there’s still some magic in there somewhere.

I’d never seen a Fiend Folio in the wild until last year, and I was surprised at how fantastic the interior art was. It’s got to be the best looking old-school monster manual. I knew I’d have to get my hands on my very own before too long. I’m going to enjoy perusing this tome of terror!

Tabletop Simulator

FYI there’s a 50% sale on Tabletop Simulator until 7th April. At £7.49 I thought it was worth a punt to see if I could get any online multiplayer wargaming on the go with my local group seeing as we’re all social distancing. I’ve already found lots of free WWII, Colonial and Napoleonic models and scenery to use in the Community Workshop. So it’s looking good so far.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/286160/Tabletop_Simulator/

Palace of the Silver Princess: an old-school gem?

I’d heard talk that the Palace of the Silver Princess wasn’t the best of modules… but this article suggests that its reworked published version may have been built on the foundations of an old-school gem, albiet with some flaws. But a gem nonetheless.

https://thealexandrian.net/wordpress/43430/roleplaying-games/the-day-the-old-school-died