My name is Jim and I've played games all my life. I played D&D during the early 80's and it was such an enticing entity. I used to own a game store in the 90's and did rather well. I now graduated college at the age of 47 in Communications. I happily now work for Columbia Games, the makers of HârnWorld. If you like it old school and medieval, HârnWorld fits the bill!
I was told recently my friend Kevin (he probably used WarKev or Bimhut as a handle), used to lurk on these Forums. Sadly, he passed away about six months ago.
We have an old-school D&D fantasy solitaire game named Dungeonunner we made together. Now it is his son, Ryan, and I have launched the project on Kickstarter.
I was told DMScotty talked to him about the game.
So my goals here are;
Say hello to more gamers! Garner interest in HârnWorld for those uninitiated, and revive interest in those who remember See about showing off Dungeonrunner Find DMScotty
thatjimguy, welcome! I hope you are into crafting... We love to see and hear other peoples projects. I am familiar with Harn, remember when it came out. It is incredible in detail, depth, etc. I've used parts of it (castles, and such), over the years, to detail settings in my home-brewed campaign world. Great stuff. The maps are the best available, period! Easy to adapt to a higher level of magic, usable in any game world.
Columbia Games reminds me of Judges Guild, back in the day. I love, and still make great use of, JG materials for my 2e AD&D games. I'm a mercenary, though: I'll adapt any product which I think will be useful to my games.
I viewed the KS on your new game. It is interesting, but I already have too many games to play, with over half my lifespan already spent... Gotta be choosy what I devote my time to. Cheers!
Funny that you say that sgtslag, I remember when Harn came out. Friend of mine back in the day ran a Harn game. I've also used Harn stuff to help me develop my campaign world back in the day, grabbing maps and other things from the game. A couple of my cities were made from photo copying the Harn cities and then cutting them up and pasting them together for the final product!
Course now I use Campaign Cartographer when I get the time to work on it!
erho: I will once again rise above Lurker status if I ever get back to painting, Real life work transitions... Adulting
Jan 31, 2020 16:23:29 GMT
factoriatabletop: sgtslag...oh man! you are right about it...
Mar 3, 2020 10:13:15 GMT
Draklith: Hey everyone just a quick stop by to see if anyone is still here, hope everyone is doing ok
May 26, 2020 18:27:20 GMT
sgtslag: This forum seems to be slowing down. I hope everyone is still crafting, safely! I will be here until they turn off the power... Cheers!
May 27, 2020 13:46:43 GMT
factoriatabletop: maybe we should try to make a contest here, between us
Jun 2, 2020 8:40:08 GMT
factoriatabletop: no prizes, just proud....dont know, anyone else?
Jun 2, 2020 8:40:40 GMT
sgtslag: Still unpacking after moving in October... Too much stuff, crafting materials are mostly still in boxes. Weekends are busy with life, so little progress made. Getting the urge to push through, though, soon. I have several projects waiting...
Jun 2, 2020 20:14:39 GMT
erho: Yeah I'm down for a painting contect
Jun 8, 2020 14:28:59 GMT
sgtslag: Started working on making hills, which match my Tee-Time carpet I use for my "grass mat," on my gaming table, for big battles. Got two long chunks of open-cell foam, from a friend. Used my Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter to make terrain hills out of them.
Jul 26, 2020 20:12:40 GMT
sgtslag: Came up with around 80 hills. Covering them with the same carpet, from scraps. They will match the tabletop, perfectly. Contact Cement, is my friend. Will post on it, when I get the pictures uploaded. Some prototypes done, as proof-of-concept...
Jul 26, 2020 20:14:06 GMT
randywest: does anyone know more manufacturers for 1/72 fantasy minis besides Dark Alliance, Caesar and Elhiem?
Sept 14, 2020 14:16:19 GMT
sgtslag: 50 Hills completed, 24 left to cover the sides on. Hoping to finish this project within the week. Then I'll post a build description. For war gaming, but it can cross over to RPG sessions... They match the ground 'cloth', perfectly.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:09 GMT
sgtslag: Sorry, randywest, the listed makers are the only ones I know.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:34 GMT
sgtslag: Ran out of Hot Glue, with only five hills left to add a skirt to the sides of. Wal-Mart closes at 8:00 PM, thanks to COVID. GRRRrrr! Another 30 minutes of work, and I would have been done: ~77 hills, modular, perfectly matching my table's ground cloth!
Sept 23, 2020 2:50:39 GMT
sgtslag: Will post a write-up soon, or after next week's vacation. Cheers!
Sept 23, 2020 2:51:57 GMT
sgtslag: Hoping to acquire a Chop Saw within the next two weeks. Then I will cut up MDF into triangles, to form the skeleton of my d20 fantasy world globe... Posting will follow, with how-to guide. Cheers!
May 11, 2021 22:57:40 GMT
erho: I have a confession: I havnt painted a thing in months because I got a new guitar(#8!) but now that May "Megadeth month" is over I have a repaired airbrush and a early 90's Ral Partha Amethyst dragon on the table... pics to come soon!
Jun 11, 2021 17:49:58 GMT
margaret: too bad you can't post your music here =). Hadn't seen that dragon - looks like it came out when all my cash was going to raising kids. Looking forward to seeing your paint choices!
Jun 12, 2021 2:41:42 GMT