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Painting the Wreck Age Church of Fun Set

Greetings once more hobbyists and miniature adventurers! Sorry for the bout of blog inactivity; we need to more frequently churn out the ramblings and woo the masses with photos of our wonderful geeky explorations! One thing I truly love about this hobby, is that it lets me make progress way in to the late night ... Read more


Midwest Miniatures Expo Recap

It was time for a club road trip, out in to the mysterious back alleys of Detroit, for The Midwest Miniatures Expo! MMX is a fledgling event, gathering some Michigan area hobby enthusiasts to join in a fun weekend of miniatures gaming. CSW volunteered to run a pretty wide variety of games with our jack-of-all-trades ... Read more


My TMX 2018 Experience(s)

I can’t quite recall exactly when I first watched ‘Uncle Atom’s’ youtube videos. I’m certain it was when I first started to get back in to this hobby and searched for general painting tips, somehow ran across his videos and followed his channel ever since. I regularly save his 2 hour Every Other Sunday chats ... Read more


TUTORIAL: The Great Green Elrik’s Hobbies Marble Adventure

Greetings oh ye painters of tiny things! I’ve a fun project, nay, adventure, for those daring enough to deal with messy wet paints and those with patience to let layers dry! Indeed, a fun way of emulating marble that anybody can do with but a few simple strokes of a brush. It’s also a great ... Read more


AAR- Checkpoint Bravo: Gaslands Race!

I must say, this Gaslands game is making waves. The initial book printing sold out, and has since been reprinted. Apparently, lots of gamers are excited about souping up their vehicles and bringing their favorite pulp apocalyptic death car movies to life! Well, not real life, in which the people on Chicago highways already seem ... Read more


Adventures in Mini-ing: Painting The Tenth Dragon

As a fun way to end 2017, I entered in to a local painting competition. In this brief article, I’ll offer some insight as to my creative process for this particular piece. It was a bit of a rush as I entered with around 10 days until the submission deadline! But I’m also of the ... Read more


A Hazardous Wind: Gaslands Impressions

Ah, who else remembers the good ol’ days of snake shaped racing cars that could unleash explosive barrages and hit ramps with enough speed to jump and successfully land hundreds of feet away with the driver’s spine still intact only to live and fight another day? Fine summer afternoons spent with automotive carnage (;D) and ... Read more


Once Upon a Wasteland. Wreck Age 2nd Edition Full Rules Impressions

I once, ok, maybe four-ish times, heard a guy somewhere say, “war never changes.” Really? Because I feel like it’s flavor of the week sometimes within the wargaming community. Everything changes. Maybe today I’m using d20s, tomorrow it’s cards, the eternal pre-measure vs no pre-measure battle…which is a war in itself. In this hobby, it’s ... Read more


Impulsive Imaginings – Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago Islands Step-by-Step!

I will admit, I dig the Frostgrave. Sure, it’s random as heck, there can be a campaign imbalance that develops…but the rules are simple, make sense, and it’s fun because crazy stuff happens. Most of all, however, I love the setting. There’s some about it’s generic simplicity that pulls on the familiarity complex of my ... Read more


The Light Ahead (The Walking Dead Campaign: Shawn’s Tale)

(Editor’s note: This is a short story that takes place after Chapter 1 of our Walking Dead Campaign.) “Get off me motherf-cker!” A lean, young man tosses off a punch. The creature’s head bounces back forcefully, bruised and moulded the way only decaying flesh is prone to do. The creature stumbles back, it’s exposed jaws ... Read more


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