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Over on G+, Karl Keesler posted about how he rebases his HeroClix minis (and sometimes adds base textures and highlighting, too), and damn if that’s not a great idea. Here’s Karl’s intro: “I am always trying to find cheap ways to make my role playing game tables look cool. I often take modern looking Heroclix […]

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I recently stumbled across Scott Pyle’s Super Mission Force, read up on it — it’s a low-complexity superhero miniatures game that uses power suites to make character creation simple, and it supports campaign play — and thought, “That sounds totally rad! Except I don’t have any miniatures for it . . .” Enter HeroClix, which […]

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I got a chance to play my first game of Frostgrave last night. My friend Bobby and I got together, made warbands, talked about the rules for a bit, and dove right in. It was awesome! The city felt right to me, crowded and full of interesting elevated positions. (Here’s my Frostgrave setup, with links […]

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My first game of Frostgrave is tonight, so over the weekend I spent some time setting up a sample city — “my” Frostgrave. I’ve done proofs of concept before (most of which resulted in buying more terrain), but this is the first version I really like. I spent a lot of time researching terrain and […]

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The compactness of Frostgrave, both in terms of the size of the play area and the amount of stuff you need to play, is one of the things about the game that appeals to me most. I started with none of what I needed, and went from “zero to Frostgrave” pretty quickly. As I picked […]

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One neat thing about using Pathfinder Pawns as Frostgrave miniatures is that they’re flat, and therefore easy to store. After raiding the Inner Sea Pawn Box for spellcasters and soldiers, I cracked open the NPC Codex Box and went through that one as well. While I was punching out interesting-looking pawns, I thought it would […]

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Legendary Realms makes a host of prepainted terrain and scenery, including some dungeon dressing that I thought would be a perfect fit for my take on Frostgrave. Noble Knight had a bunch of it in stock (as opposed to waiting for LR to make it to order), so I ordered some. I picked up some […]

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I’ve been picking up prepainted terrain for Frostgrave, and have had good success with Mage Knight Castle pieces and War Torn Worlds ruins and walls. Like those two lines, the segment of the Battlefield in a Box series that’s a good fit for Frostgrave is out of print, but I was able to snag a […]

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Frostgrave doesn’t use a lot of monsters, but it’s got a decent-sized bestiary. Since I’m using Pathfinder Pawns for my spellcasters and soldiers, I’m also using them for monsters — in the form of the Bestiary Box. So how does it fare? Let’s run the numbers There are 25 monsters in the Frostgrave bestiary. Most […]

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While on the prowl for prepainted terrain for Frostgrave, I came across two easy decisions: the Mage Knight Castle Keep and Mage Knight Castle Gatehouse. I remember these being on super-clearance a few years ago, so maybe the Castle line didn’t do so well? Whatever the case, they’re still quite cheap — around $20 each […]

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