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Miniatures for Sword & Sorcery: Part 8 - commoners and monks

Villagers at the market

Commoners (or non-combatants) are miniatures that have a lot of use in rpg's. A combat becomes a lot more interesting when the villains are among civilians, the heroes need to organize defense of a village full of peasants or the heroes will anger the townsfolk when they are surrounded by hundreds of them.

Following photos will give you some commoners and information about them can be found below; You'll find also monks from the page.

Miniatures terrain pieces

These pieces have been made to be used with D&D miniatures. I've tried to keep things as simple as possible, therefore some of the rules may sound a little weird; And originally this page has been made some 5 years before moving it to current site... but it has a nice collection of terrain piece images so I wanted to add it here.

Modelling tutorial: How to create dunes/desert terrain

dune cardboard structure

I've been publishing a lot of roleplaying/gamemastery/miniatures articles recently, and now it's time to get back to modelling. This time I'll show your how to create realistic -looking dunes and desert terrain yourself.

Background and motivation

I've built a lot of fantasy terrain, but not before starting to play Star Wars miniatures game has it come to my mind to create desert terrain. As I started to do it, I realized that it's pretty simple so I could as well create a tutorial while doing it.

New D&D miniatures: optimized for roleplayers, how will the game turn out?

One of the more interesting GenCon news was the new D&D miniatures line. This product seems to be designed specifically for roleplayers (long-awaited themed sets +larger tiles), but includes a game of it's own. The game is diceless but uses cards; No-one knows yet how will the game be, but description has similarities with the awarded Memoir '44. The game may also give hints of what will be in 5E

Objective marker flags for WW2 games (printable)

Axis & allies miniatures target area flags

Target area flags prepared

These flags can be tied to piece of wire, cocktail stick etc. and when attached to a simple base, they can be used to mark objective hex in axis & allies miniatures games. You can make the flag look more live-like when you make the flag a bit curvy ( see the pic below). The printable image has two sets of flags, one for thinner wires and second for a bit thicker cocktail sticks.

Prepared tokens, wrapped around piece of thick wire. The 

Pinterest: the best social media tool for gamers so far?

Pinterest - a magnificent social media tool for gamers

I know social media applications have been used in gaming more or less, but before now, I haven't found one that really is to my liking. Well, I liked Google Wave a lot, but it had it's issues and is now being shut down. But the new rising star among social media sites is Pinterest, which is extremely useful for roleplayers, terrain builders and miniature collectors as well. And as I'm verfy visually oriented person, it's quite natural I enjoy this new toy. But as a gamer, I wanted to think of using this toy also in gaming.

Prepainted miniatures for Beasts & Barbarians

Ancestor’s Ghost, Demonic Mastiff and Fanged ape

I've now been posting several posts about prepainted miniatures fitting for Sword & Sorcery settings. This time, I'm making a world -specific entry about monsters - for my favourite setting Beasts & Barbarians. I'm mostly using D&D miniatures but also other cheap miniatures, mainly from mage knight/clix series.

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