Paperman - CG meets drawings

The new animated short from Disney Animation Studios is a wonderful piece that is six minutes tells a meaningful tale with great care and lovely visuals. This is Paperman, a tale of a fleeting…


Crysis 3 Visual Splendour

One of the the great lures of the CryEngine and the Crysis games are the simply incredible visuals. The engine itself is filled to the brim with technical wizardry that combined with editing tools…


The Thousand Hands Inn

When looking at a concept to tie together a simple Role Playing campaign I created the Thousand Hands Inn. The idea was a campaign that could have a central place that short adventures could branch…


Board Game Trailers - Why So So Rare

In a world where video is used to so successfully promote all manner of things to us ... why is it that board games suffer so badly in the trailer department. There are actually quite alot of video…


Moth and Butterfly Character Sketches

Quite a while since I threw an armada of Moth v Butterfly sketches onto the blog, so here are 7 image compilations that show ideas and thinking for both races. Nothing too radical here from previous…


Comicy Doodles

Here is the next set of sketchy doodles - this time a little batch of the more comical and goofy looking characters and concepts. Some of these are in pen and some are even with the left hand which…


Dancy Sketches

I have done several sketchbooks worth of doodles, drawings, concept sketches and ideas since I scanned and posted them last. So I will post some of them up in batches along thematic lines. This…


The Hobbit

Peter Jackson and the crew crafted some of the greatest films of all time in his treatment of the Lord of the Rings, bringing Tolkien's tale and world to life for us all. So with the decision to make…


Descent 2E

Our little 5 human Descent 2E group has played 2 quests now for and I am very excited by the idea of a board game that slots in between the traditional board game and the full role playing…


Stone Age and more KS Games

Picked up my first 'worker placement' board game to try out this mechanic and it was in the form of Rio Grande's Stone Age (more info on BGG). The family had a great time sending our little…


Minis and gaming

One of the most attractive elements of a good board game are all the pieces that constitute the game on the table. The quality/appeal here can come from the book/card artwork (as in Magic the…


Kingdom Death

I have put in quite a few hours at various boardgame tables over the summer so far including some extremely fun games of Castle Ravenloft, Wrath of Ashardalon, Defenders of the Realm, Magic the…