Month: June 2023

  • Hive graffiti experiment: patriarch stencil

    Hive graffiti experiment: patriarch stencil

    I recently gained access to a Cricut machine and decided to follow an impulse to make a multilayer stencil. If successful, this will become one element in a strategy to add cultist graffiti to current and future Pilgrimage District terrain. Inspiration My friend Daniel and I thought it would be cool to represent his Genestealer…

  • Grimdark Future: Tech Moon Rising at Comrade’s Wargames

    Comrade Patrick returns with a great write-up of the other of our side-by-side games of Grimdark Future last week! Today‚Äôs Grimdark Future battle report (the next installment in The Cauldron, our ongoing grimdark/Inq28 themed narrative campaign) took place far from the glittering spires of Hive Sacrament on Gamma Euphorion Prime. While the miserable defenders of…

  • Wargames scenario design from army doctrine

    Wargames scenario design from army doctrine

    I often lack the capacity to meet my own expectations for hobby time, especially narrative scenario design. I compensate with tools like random name generators and published scenarios. Right now I’m exploring a new addition for my tool box: US military doctrine.

  • Grimdark Future escalation campaign: conflict above, conflict below

    Grimdark Future escalation campaign: conflict above, conflict below

    Saturday I hosted the fourth gathering of our One Page Rules Grimdark Future escalation campaign. Nine players, 8000 total points.

  • Welcome to the Pilgrimage District

    Welcome to the Pilgrimage District

    I wanted to play Inq28. I imagined a critical world cut off by the Great Rift, vulnerable, with imperial agents struggling alone to suppress heretical secessionists and other, darker influences. This would require terrain, so I built some. Pilgrimage District, Hive Sacrament, Gamma-Euphorion Prime During our group’s earlier campaigns, I created a subsector grappling with…

  • Vae Victis Swords for Hire: I like them

    I resolved to contribute to this blog every time I reach for my phone to browse Reddit — a shocking amount. Much of that work is still in draft because it discusses a surprise I’m working on for my local gaming group. Meanwhile, check out these minis I put together from the Swords for Hire…

  • A quick Reddit farewell post and status update

    I have decided to leave Reddit and figure out how to operate in the Fediverse. This means I will likely become more active on this blog, and perhaps rename it to be more consistent with my other online handle orcs_illustrated. If anyone has experience using the ActivePub WordPress plug in please reach out. Meanwhile, visit…