Sunday 24 April 2022

Trinity Knot: Adventurer's Journals

Let's get the obvious out of the way; I'm a sucker for cool gaming related stuff. So when I found out that Trinity Knot were running a Kickstarter for 5th edition Dungeons and Dragons Adventurer Journals I was pretty intrigued.

Character records are very much something of personal taste; over the years I've used hand written notes on A4 sheets and school exercise books, photocopied character sheets from rule books, and even bought packs of character sheets for various systems. I've still got a 1st edition character record hiding somewhere in the recesses of the Vault.

In this more modern age of gaming we've got electronic character records; excel spreadsheets which track various characteristics for us, and sharable "sheets" on D&D Beyond. Whilst the majority of the D&D I play these days is online, I don't like electronic records; they are too intangible for me. 

A simple printed out sheet is fine for one shots; but for a long term campaign with a favourite character, then there is a so much to be said for a character journal. And I think the Trinity Know Journals will be perfect for those occasions.

Disclosure: I backed the Kickstarter with actual coin from the Vault. I know Al from Trinity Knot, but I purchased the Journals as a customer. 

Enough words. Picture time!

Monday 18 April 2022

Warsmith's Words: The Warpsmith

 Welcome back to the Vault! A quick post today as the Easter Weekend has been pretty busy (although I did get in a game of Tempest of War with Neil at the club which I'll share my thoughts about in a future post).

Iron Warriors reinforcements have been working their way through the painting desk; first up is the new Warpsmith model from the Eldritch Omens box.

Sunday 10 April 2022

Warsmith's Words: The Eye Gougers

 Welcome back to the Vault! This week's hobby time has been spent completing my Iron Warriors Kill Team. These models will feature as part of a larger Iron Warriors force but today let's meet Perturabo's commando squad known as The Eye Gougers.

Sunday 3 April 2022

Warsmith's Words: The Retro Raider

 Welcome back to the Vault! My recent hobby sessions have taken a slight tangent. Hobby Brain has been saying "Finish the Iron Warriors Kill Team". Hobby Heart has said "Blow that; build the new shiny!"

Heart beat Head. My friend Jon at Battle Bling recently released a Land Raider mod kit which turns the plastic model into a retro Raider with a lot of nods back to the Proteus. One impulse purchase later, the bits were in my grubby mitts!

With its calling back to early models I figured this model ought to be an ancient Chapter Relic, and should belong to the Veterans of the Long War. I had ideas to convert the Lascannons and Heavy Bolters with Death Guard bitz (Entropy Cannons and other Nurgley guns) but I couldn't find all the cannon parts in the spares box.

And so the Iron Warriors have received reinforcements!