Blog Posts for 2014

Blog Posts

Gamehole Con, Day 1

Posted: Saturday, November 8, 2014

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes

Friday was eventful. I went to a seminar on world building by Ed Greenwood, and it was fascinating to hear the creator of the Forgotten Realms talk about how to construct a game world and how the Realms evolved. The Realms were first born when he was 6. It made me wonder if I should somehow incorporate my first fantasy world, Flodoria, into Eiridia. It would make an interesting addition. I’ll have to think about how the two would integrate.

Gamehole Con, Day 0

Posted: Thursday, November 6, 2014

Estimated Reading Time: 1 minutes

Took off a day early so I could get to Madison, WI at a leisurely pace. I’m sitting in the hotel room writing this. This is my first trip to Madison, and my route took me through an interesting set of neighborhoods. The layout is definitely not as easy to navigate as Minneapolis’s, though it had a cozier quality to it. The roads are narrower and twist and turn more.

Getting Ready for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Posted: Friday, July 11, 2014

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes

Despite being a game author with my own system to enjoy, I still love Dungeons & Dragons. It was the first RPG I ever encountered, and I own a copy of almost every edition ever released. I enjoy every edition, too, from the simple 0E/Basic all the way through to the tactically-minded 4E. I’m really excited for the new fifth edition. My wife agreed to run a campaign based on at least the Starter Set adventure.

Contact Lost on Asherth

Posted: Sunday, June 8, 2014

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes

Asherth. A frozen rock on the fringe of Imperial space. And, as it happened, a world of sudden importance to the Salamanders. The loss of a sacred Land Raider in a battle only weeks prior stung deeply. Imperial Guard corrupted by Chaos had extinguished its fire forever, and the Salamanders of Third Company keenly felt its loss. To replace it, they needed a new source of ferranite, a mineral integral to Land Raider construction.

The Salamanders take on Chaos Imperial Guard

Posted: Sunday, June 1, 2014

Estimated Reading Time: 6 minutes

This game took place on Thursday, May 29th at the Fantasy Flight Games Event Center in Roseville, MN. It was a 1500 point battle between my Third Company Salamanders Space Marines and Eric’s Chaos Imperial Guard. The Salamanders I fielded four ten-man squads of Tactical Marines, a ten-man squad of Assault Marines, a Captain, and a three-man squad of Centurions. The Centurions were in a Land Raider Redeemer, one of the Tac squads was in a Rhino, and another was in a Drop Pod.