Last night on D-infinty Live, we talked about Props and Terrain. As the show progressed, so did work on some of my terrain - in the making for a table top for the Ragnarok: Worlds's End RPG, in development for Skirmisher Publishing. Of course, they would also work for a Frostgrave board or any winter-themed tabletop game, especially fantasy.

At the Skirmisher Leadership Retreat a couple of weeks ago, it was blazing hot in the Texas Hill Country! But upstairs in Skirmisher HQ, it was cold as Ice - at least when we were playtesting Ragnarok: The RPG of the Death of the Nine Worlds.

Since we were going to be streaming the playtest episode AND since we had a great model to use in Michael O. Varhola's classic Border Keep (built by him, his brother and father when Mike was a kid), we decided to incorporate miniatures into the session.

One of the pleasures of being a member of the game industry is being able to work with people who create the things we love to play or use in our games, and for me one of those people is sculptor and modeler Clint Staples. I was pleased and grateful that during his recent visit to Skirmisher HQ he was willing to take the time to repair some large models of mine that had gotten damaged over the past several years.

This post has attached to it a high-resolution PDF containing a printable miniature of Ordin, an Orc Wizard/Bartender (along with his familiar Sleipder, a tiny blue fiendish spider)! 
 
This miniature is bonus content for “Into the Mines of Moira,” an adventure by Skirmisher Publishing for the 5th Edition role-playing game system that can be found on the DriveThruRPG at RPGNow online game stores. 
 
"Into the Mines of Moira" can be used with Skirmisher's Swords of Kos Fantasy Campaign Setting or easily dropped into traditional fantasy campaign setting. 

Probably the nicest tabletop gaming model I have collaborated on was this castle that my father, brother, and I made in our storage room in Munich, West Germany, back in the early '80s! It was in storage for about two decades but is now at Skirmisher Publishing LLC and I will presently be using it in a game for the first time in about 30 years. 

During my recent trip to Washington, D.C., the end destination for the Skirmisher Publishing roadtrip from Chicago, I stayed at my parents' house for a few days and checked out some of the miniatures that we used to use in our very earliest Dungeons & Dragons games, starting in 1982. Some of the are still displayed in a shadowbox that we picked up for these purposes during that era and it appears in two parts below.

Wreck someone before someone checks you.

After getting my battle force together I realized there was one thing I needed. That thing was wreck markers, tokens used to represent destroyed warjacks, the steam & magic powered robots that dominate the game. As a modeler and collector of sundry machine parts, I new I had a project on my hand.

Little Orc Wars is a war game created by Skirmisher Publishing that calls for the use of live siege weapon fire and has the flexibility to accommodate any miniatures at hand – even homemade ones. A co-worker (Sam) and I decided to test that aspect of the game by building our own miniatures using only the materials available in our office. Thus “Little Corporate Orc Wars” is born, a game for long days at the office that need a little bit of fun (but be ready to explain to coworkers what the hell you’re doing)!

The battlefield

Little Orc Wars is a war game created by Skirmisher Publishing that calls for the use of live siege weapon fire and has the flexibility to accommodate any miniatures at hand – even homemade ones. A co-worker (Sam) and I decided to test that aspect of the game by building our own miniatures using only the materials available in our office. Thus “Little Corporate Orc Wars” is born, a game for long days at the office that need a little bit of fun (but be ready to explain to coworkers what the hell you’re doing)!

Following is the Pass in Review section from d-Infinity Vol. #4: Dark Future! It includes models and miniatures from ArmorcastFantasceneDungeonstoneDwarven ForgeMiniature Building AuthoritySavage Mojo, and more. 

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