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Guess who’s back? The Return of the Skull!!

24 Mar

Well, long time no post! Yes I’m back. Yup, it’s been a long time since I was here to post, so I thought it was time to get back into the old blogging and let you know what I’m up to.

I suppose I’ve been putting off doing a revamp on this site, and yes it’s been long overdue, not that I’ve been sitting idly by doing nothing, I have been busy, writing lots, planning lots. That is planning the next step in the Grinning Skull’s world domination plans. Well, maybe not a world takeover, more like the next solid marketing plan.

So, I’ll be posting here regularly, letting you know what new releases in the growing range of PDF RPG & wargames products, random musings, Sculpting progress (Maybe) and a host of other stuff like the usual Grinning Skull material you might have been used to in the past.

You’ll be seeing the site change over time, new graphix, content and links, probably lots of advertising too (hope you don’t mind too much) but, to inject new blood here, I really am hoping to take it to new directions.

I’ll admit, I realise that I probably have lost readers and subscribers in my absence, but not to worry, plans are afoot to get readers back into the fold. All I can say is that if you were a regular here, I’m sorry, can’t be helped though, you know how stuff happens in life and I have had stuff to cope with that has put this site second to the real world.

So, here’s to the rest of 2017. Stick with me….

 

Released Today! The Grinning Skull Compendium 2016! Get your copy now!

24 Aug

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Today is release day for the Grinning Skull Compendium 2016. it’s been a while since it’s inception but it’s finally out there into the world for all and sundry to download.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Compendium, it’s a Wargaming/RPG/hobby zine containing usable 28mm paper kits and articles, no less than seven paper kits in this issue in fact! Here’s a run down of what’s in this issue:

Editorial by Grim
Words of wisdom from Mr.Grim himself (probably!)

Cheap & Cheerful: Ruined walls 28mm paper kit.
Easy and modular ruined wall kit for wargaming/RPGs

Duck Wars!
Want a duck army for gaming? We show you how!

Grim’s Dungeons of Doom: Dungeon Builder Series;
Stone Temple sampler set.
Add on paperkit for the dungeon builder series of
models from Grinning Skull Studios

W.A.R. (Wound Attack Rules) by Graham Seeney
Experienced GM and games designer Graham Seeney details
the Wound Attack Rules system for D20 RPGs.

Grand Tall Brick Wealthy dwelling paper kit.
A 28mm tall tower building for your gaming table!

Apocalypse 28mm Protest signs
Get some civil unrest in your miniature games!

The Art of RPG Games Mastering by John L Arnold
Tips & tricks for the savvy GM!

The Dinner Party 28mm paper kit sampler
More tea vicar? Add some details to your miniature setups.

God says burn all your RPG books and miniatures!!
Remembering the 80’s Satanic panic!

Skinflints Quest: skeleton edition
Looking for cheapo skeleton minis? we explore some options!

Cheap & Cheerful Shops & Dwellings 28mm paper kit.
Create villages & settlements easily with this customizable kit

Origins: Dungeons of Doom & the Grinning Skull panel!
Where did that panel come from? We explore….

Grinning Skull’s Amazing 28mm Meta-Books sampler kit
Get some tiny versions of our e-books with this meta-paper kit

This is a pay-what-you-want PDF publication, which means that if your skint or if you’re a skinflint, you can get this for free, but all donations keep the Grinning Skull machine going and are all greatly received!!

Get your copy of the compendium now by downloading the PDF from Wargame vault (also available from DriveThru RPG & RPG Now) by visiting http://www.wargamevault.com/product/191682/The-Grinning-Skull-Compendium-2016 and tell your friends about this new PDF! Also why not take a look at all the other PDF grinning Skull products in our range by visiting our Wargame vault publisher page here: http://www.wargamevault.com/browse/pub/8807/Grinning-Skull-Studios

Please let me know what you think of this first issue, all comments and suggestions are welcome.

Enjoy!!

Compendium Update!

28 Jul

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Ok, first off, if you were hoping to see the next part in the Grim’s Dungeons of Doom article, then you’ll have to wait, as I’ve lost some photos somewhere, so I need to get a few new shots done to fill the gaps, but rest assured, it’ll be here soon!

Since I’ve been really busy beavering away with putting together the compendium, and school holiday duties (keeping my kids occupied is almost a full time job!) I thought I’d share some info with you about what’s coming up in the PDF.

As you can see from the above picture, here’s just five of the paper-kits that’ll be included in the book/zine, We have the shops/dwellings kit for an on the fly, easy way to create small villages for your games, then we have the Grinning Skull Studios meta-books sampler kit, for those of you who actually want to include some of our PDF publications on your models in 28mm scale!

We’ve also got some nice customisable ruined wall set that would suit almost every genre of game, and we have a tall wealthy quarter dwelling building too, all in 28mm.

Finally, we have a kit to expand on the dungeon builder series of models, such as our Arcane Library kit. Here we have the Grand stone temple expansion that will increase your options for building more varied and different complexes.

Not pictured, are the protest sign kit, ideal for modern gaming, The Fine furnishings sampler “the dinner party” kit and probably more kits I can’t remember, not to mention some great gaming and mini related articles to keep you entertained!

On a side note, we still have spaces left for any advertisers who might like some FREE advertising in the compendium, so please get in touch if you’d like to be included.

In the mean time, if you have any questions or need to know anything, get in touch, comment or discuss. I will be back soon with the next Dungeons of Doom article, and hopefully more.

Want to get FREE advertising in the forthcoming “Grinning Skull Compendium”? Read on…

13 Jul

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Calling all would be advertisers! Ok, I’m going to put this out there, so please give me a bit of time to explain before clicking away.

I’m planning a PDF publication called “The Grinning Skull Compendium”, it’s going to be a collection of articles and paper kits all along subjects of the similar theme of this site and all it’ll be put up for Pay-what-you-want on wargame vault and its appropriate sister sites. I’ll get into the specifics later, but I’ll talk about that another post. You’ll be hearing about this quite a bit over the next couple of months as it starts coming together, so I’ll apologise for that in advance if it becomes a pain!

Anyway, this next bit is going to be reposted and copied on quite a few places, but I thought it’d save me time repeatedly typing the same points over and over. Feel free to ask any questions if you feel I have been unclear or vague. Also I’ll be posting this info on its own page so it’ll be easier to redirect any interested parties to the info.

Ok, that’s out of the way, lets get to the point….

HOBBY ADVERTISERS WANTED FOR PDF PUBLICATION (The Grinning Skull Compendium)

Ok, since I want to get quite a bit of information over, you’ll have to forgive the “cut & paste” nature of this message where it is online.

So, I am looking for advertisers in the Miniature gaming/RPGing/modelmaking and related community and offer FREE advertising in my forthcoming first “Grinning Skull Compendium” PDF publication.
The compendium is a Pay-what-You-want PDF publication containing a collection of papermodels and articles for miniature wargaming, RPGs and general modelmaking, which I hope to publish every year/twice a year (depending on how the first is received.) I hope to include terrain making articles too and anything else I can cram into it before publication. So in addition to this, I hope to include advertisers within the hobby a cheap rate/sponsorship/etc in following PDFs, but the first issue will be free to advertise in for those who would like to be involved.
Contributors are welcome, although I cannot pay for any unsolicited material. If you would like to be involved in some way, please contact me via the website https://thegrinningskull.wordpress.com to have a chat about your ideas.

Priority will be given to advertisers who fit best into the various categories that complement the compendium, and some examples are as follows:

Miniature figure related (manufacturers/sculptors/painters/businesses etc)
Paper modeling (PDF/book/sales/websites etc)
Terrain or modelmaking (PDF/book/sales/websites etc)
wargaming related (PDF/book/sales/websites etc)
RPG related (PDF/book/sales/websites etc)
Crowdfunding Projects within all above related fields
Genre related other (comics/books/products/etc)
Other advertisers will be considered, but priority is given to those mentioned above. Please contact me if unsure and require more details.

Advertisments in will only be accepted in the following formats: JPEG, BMP, PNG, PDF. and must be accompanied with a current valid URL to link the ad within the PDF document. No text ads are accepted in this first issue (sorry)

If your interested in advertising in this first issue and future publications (not limited to the compendium) please get in touch via my site: https://thegrinningskull.wordpress.com/contact/
Thanks!!


PS: I’ll be back later with some specifics about the project!

Oggam Hut Paperkit & Oggam book re-released on Wargame Vault

10 Jul

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To cut down on the storage space here (so I can have more space for uploading pics) I’ve decided to re-release both the Book of the Oggam and The Oggam hut over on Wargame Vault. Not only will this help keep space down, but allow me to track the downloads better and have them all in one place. Other links to these books uploaded on this site will  become redirected toward the new links (Just give me a little time to update everything on site)

They will still be free to download, and since it’s the aniversary here, I thought it was the right thing to do as the whole Oggam idea was what started this site in the first place!

You can get the Book of the Oggam here: http://www.wargamevault.com/product/187482/War-Pigs-The-Book-of-the-Oggam

And the Oggam Hut here: http://www.wargamevault.com/product/187525/WAR-PIGS-Oggam-hut

Of course, you can browse the other PDFs in the range at our publisher page on Wargame Vault here: http://www.wargamevault.com/browse/pub/8807/Grinning-Skull-Studios

Thanks, and enjoy!

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