Arts and Crafts – Miniatures Edition

Here at Thirdwalling, we are researching for a whole series on using miniatures and maps.  About two years ago I finally made the jump to using miniatures (watch for a future post on what that entailed) and I’ve been conducting an experiment to escalate that into a more immersive experience.

theDMsCraft – DM Scotty loves him some Hot Glue.  Seriously, buy stock in 3M’s Hot Glue Division.
TheDMGinfo – He uses DM Scotty’s 2.5D system to put together some great tutorials on practical and modular dungeons.

In some upcoming Thirdwalling series, it should be easy to see the influence these two have had on my miniatures mindset.  I’m still working out the kinks to make it more seamless – but I wanted to give a web shout-out to two of the craziest miniature ninjas I’ve stumbled across in my search.  Their 2.5D system pushes right up against the Thirdwall philosophy and the Thirdwalling crew is all captivated by their creativity, ingenuity and dedication.

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DFRPG : Beginning Characters

In the DFRPG series, we’re going to follow a group of new players – The Bad Batch – as they explore a completely new system and world.  We are working through the Fate-driven Dresden Files Role Playing Game.  This was especially exciting for me as I have read every Dresden Files book and consider the series to be a favorite of mine.

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Tip #1 – Arrive Prepared

Each week, I am going to strive to provide a new tip or suggestion for either players or game masters – new and seasoned – to make the game more fun and balanced.  These are areas where I will (and do) practice what I preach and I admire it in both players and game masters that I play with.  Using all of these tips in the every game session may not be appropriate – but if you use them as guidelines I think you’ll find things more enjoyable for everyone at the game table.

The first of these that I find on almost every list like this is for both players and game masters – arrive prepared.  But I’m going to translate what that means for me and my players and what it could mean for you and yours.

To both players and game masters arriving prepared means two things: arrive on time and bring your supplies.

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