5 on Friday: 04/08/17

It’s Friday, and here on No Rerolls that means it’s time for a little digest of some of our favourite articles from the past week.  Of course, we’re slow readers, so don’t be surprised if there are some articles that are a little older – these are just some of the great articles we happen to have actually read in the past week.  

They are in no particular order, so let’s get into some recommendations:  

I still Hobby! @ The Hobby Project – a hobbyist after my own heart!  The key words, “slow and steady”, are ones that most definitely apply to my own hobby, too.  Well, “slow does, anyway.  Looking through this blog, the author also, like me, dips his toes into lots of different games.  This post is a nice look at recent progress on his Infinity models.  The painted models look really good, using simple colour schemes and striking bases.  I can very much sympathise with having a backlog, particularly as I stare at the like of Aleph I just picked up on my holiday to London.  A good read, and a blog I’ll be subscribing to!

The God Machine Anthology: a Review @ The Eldritch Paths – This article is a review of a short story collection set in the Chronicles of Darkness setting.  I’ve never read any of the fiction around the CoD setting, apart from that in the rule and source books.  The author of this review breaks his article down to look at each of the short stories individually.  This works well and it’s interesting to read the opinion of someone who is not so familiar with the setting.  His conclusion that the stories lacked explanation is interesting, as it’s a complaint I’ve seen of the setting – and the God Machine in particular – before.  A good read and a fair review.  

Culloden, Loch Ness and onto Thurso @ Leslie’s Travel Blog – not game related, but it’s nice to see someone enjoying my little corner of the world.  Caithness, which includes the towns of Thurso and Wick, is a beautiful place and, of course, the Old Pulteney distillery the author visited makes some fantastic whisky.  I am not sure if it is quite my favourite, but it’s a reliable staple that I always have on hand in the house and I’ve probably gone through more bottles of this than any other single malt.  I’m glad the author got to experience our little corner of the world!  

Malifaux: The First 50 Soulstone List @ Definitely Attention Deficient  – another hobbyist who thinks like me!  Not only is he too finishing off some Tzeentch Daemons, bit he holds Malifaux in very high esteem, as he makes very clear in a previous article.  This post is kind of about Malifaux, but is more about the process of starting a warband/army/force for any miniatures game.  It’s an interesting angle, as the author describes his process of arriving at his initial list – and initial purchase – for Malifaux and the considerations that went into it.  Interesting article!

Age of Sigmar – The Master Awoken @ Gemana – Ethereal armies tend to all look the same.  Ghosties painted grey-green, white-green or similar, generally speaking.  The author or this post has taken a different approach, painting them a lovely, vibrant red, contrasted with some cool, blue bases.  Very nice army, and great to see something unusual!

On No Rerolls, we’ve been musing about potential games based on Dragon Ball Z.  It’s a cool theme that I’d love to see used in games.

See you next week!


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