Diving into Kingdom Death: Monster and miniature painting

I initially picked Kingdom Death: Monster (KDM) up because it looked like it would fulfill all of the requirements that my friend Jim and I were looking for in a cooperative game. We wanted a game that had a campaign that would last for a while, and Jim loves collecting items from monsters in RPGs and trying to do something useful with them. KDM would give us a big campaign in which we'd build and maintain a settlement, craft gear out of monster parts, and have big fights against giant monsters in a horrific world of darkness.


The game showed up and I was prepared to assemble the models. I was also prepared to do a very simple priming and dry brushing on them to give them some personality. What I wasn't prepared for was how much I'd actually enjoy assembling and painting those figures. 

I'm getting ready to dive into miniature painting. Not terribly deep, but far enough that I can paint up miniatures from other games to give them a little extra personality. I'm also getting ready to start posting about KDM.

 The Butcher painted up in my quick style.

The Butcher painted up in my quick style.

RPG a Day 2017 - Day 16

Which RPG do you enjoy using as is?

Pretty much anything that's running on the Cypher System, and Numenera in particular. It's light enough that the rules don't get in the way of the fun, but still have enough systems in it to make your decisions interesting. It's also my favorite system to run as a GM (closely followed by D&D 5e). I've lifted the GM Intrusion mechanic and dropped it into other systems because it really fits with my style. It's a great system that I love playing.

I should probably petition my GM, Troy, to prioritize his long talked about Dragonlance Cypher System fantasy game once we wrap The Dracula Dossier.

RPG a Day 2017 - Day 6

You can game every day for a week. Describe what you'd do!

This is very nearly what happens when I attend GenCon. That's basically four days of gaming that I get to do.

I'd put together materials for a whole bunch of one shots. First I'd prepare to run something with the Cypher System (I'll be running Predation for MCG this year). I would also put together everything I'd need to run Dungeon World and World Wide Wrestling, which are my favorite Apocalypse World games at the moment. Finally, I'd grab some playsets for Fiasco that sound fun.


Once I've got all of the stuff together that I want to run, I'd get in touch with my GM friends and recruit them to run some games as well. All one shots, all the time. Campaign play can wait for my regularly scheduled game night.

RPG a Day 2017 - Day 4

Which RPG have you played the most since August 2016?

I'm pretty sure I've played FFG's Star Wars RPG the most this past year. We just wrapped up a 15 session campaign a couple months ago, which puts that at the top of the games I've played for the year. We mucked about the galaxy in the wake of the fall of the Empire, ultimately getting Luke Skywalker's lightsaber and delivering it to Maz Kanata.