Back home again

A long time ago I started this blog, January 2007 to be exact.  I wanted a place to write and process and share things that interested me.

Then, for a spell, I got some serious attention-deficit issues when it came to blogging.  I started separate blogs on WordPress, then Blogger, and even Vox about this, that, and the other.  There are literally ten blogs out there that I started and, in most cases, stopped.

For the last five years I’ve been writing in three different blogs, all on blogger. One was dedicated to my RPG hobby, another to wargaming, and still another focused solely on my attempt to paint over 400 Reaper Bones miniatures I got in a couple of Kickstarters.

But more and more I just wanted to write in one place about anything, including items that crossed “genres” of the blogs, like 3D printing.  So in the end, I decided to come home, back to the first blog I ever made.

So what can you, the rare reader of this blog, expect to see?  Well, a lot is going on.

I’m currently running Dungeons & Dragons for a group at my house.  I am using the Waterdeep: Dragon Heist adventure, which so far has been going well.

I’m running a beta test game of Champions Now as part of a Kickstarter with just my daughter in the campaign.  She’s playing “Dark Matter” an anti-hero in a world of her own design.

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Illustration by Phil Cho

There are three projects on my worktable right now.

The first is a plaster building cast using molds from Scenery Forge.  I reinforced the plaster by infusing it with resin before painting it.  I have the roof cast and reinforced, but I need to paint it and attach it to the building.  Here’s a WIP photo:

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In addition to that piece of terrain, I also am partway through painting a unit of Plague Marines for Warhammer 40K.  This unit is part of the starter army in the most recent 40K introductory box set Know No Fear.

Finally, I’m painting up four skeletons from the Reaper Bones line, all part of the first two Kickstarters they did, both of which I backed.  Out of those 480, I’ve painted 56 over the last couple of years.  I can not conceive of a way of painting them all in the next decade unless I really knuckle under and start making some headway here.  And given how little miniature painting I have done in the last couple of years alone, that’s saying something.

So lots of things happening, lots of things in the works.  Hopefully enough to keep one single blog active.  Thanks for reading, and comments welcome.

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