The Dagdha was the Father God of the Tuath de Dannan, famed for his magic Harp, mighty Club and bottomless Cauldron, from which none left unsatisfied. My cauldron is for pouring my excess geekery into and hopefully will make a nourishing brain-soup.
Hope you like it.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Dem bones, dem bones...

Reaper miniatures released a range of unpainted plastic minis a few months back, substantially cheaper then their white metal equivalents. Off the back of the success of this line, they've launched a Kickstarter to accelerate their release schedule, and as of this post, have almost doubled their initial funding goal. Check it out, it's pretty neat.

Friday, July 20, 2012

I listen at the door...

The original articles, still available for the price of
several organs on eBay.
Thanks to being distracted by my friend Dave's site, I stumbled into these very nice printable dungeon floor tiles. Slightly bigger at 30mm square, but still most excellent and a perfect complement to my Games Workshop Dungeon Floor Plans from 1989. Uncut and intact, I have plans for those beauties that I'll be sharing in due time...

BeDerken also do an excellent line of miniatures, very reminiscent of GW's early John Blanche days. Highly recommended.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Wyrd Sisters

Original cover to Wyrd Sisters, by the late Josh Kirby

Terry Pratchett is probably one of the finest writers of fantasy out there. Yes, he's funny as hell, but it's his slightly absurd view of our own world that infuses his Discworld with it's life.

BBC Four Xtra has been running a few dramatizations of his best known books. Wyrd Sisters, the first one to deal with Granny Weatherwax and her coven properly, is a great riff on Shakespeare- check it out. It's a great place to jump into the Discworld for the first time, and the link is good for about a week, so hop to it.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Going Underground

Places like Quinta da Regaleira, Portugal are like crack for the mind's eye. 
Here's the Wikipedia Entry and a mess of shots of the estate from Tumblr.
The whole place feels like Mike Mignola designed The Village for Number Six.

Say hello to Elik Tôk Klanbrazzil, Dwarf Ranger/Ithilid Slayer from around 2002. Threw himself off a tower, breaking his fall onto a Mindflayer's skull. Good times.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

It seemed as easy to do two blogs as one, so heres my personal space to rant into the ether about what interests me: games (both console and boardgames) movies, comics and anything else that grabs my fancy.