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Grinning Skull Recommends: Cheap Toys that are Great for Table-Top Gaming – Part One!

29 Sep


As you know, I’m all for money saving when it comes to gaming, and I also love toy hacks, so I wanted to share this post from over on http://cloudcraftsite.wordpress.com, check out some of his other awesome posts by visiting his blog.

Anyway, this top 5 has some cool stuff that can be easily converted for your games and models, plus links to places you can get them!!

If you like cheap toy hacks, also check out The giant scorpion toy hack and The bag “o” Skeletons review from the archive!!


The following are just some Cheap Toys I’ve found while browsing the net that I think would have excellent potential for Table Top Gaming, whether it’s just giving them a quick paint job, or Kit-Bashing them to the point where the original model is unrecognizable (or you get the “WHAT THE HELL IS THAT!?” reaction from your friends).

Item Number One: True Legends Mythical Warriors

This bucket of fantasy figures was reviewed by Fungeon Master Dave O’Gara (will post link in a moment) and I can see a few figures that have potential as either Ogres for Dungeons and Dragons / Pathfinder, or as Kit-bashed Demon Princes of Nurgle or Khorne for Warhammer/Warhammer 40k. The Sorceress looking figures would probably make for good kit-bash material for a Demon Prince of Tzneetch or Slaanesh. The terrain that comes with this set is also fairly decent, and I would not hesitate to…

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Grim’s Dungeons of Doom: Monster Mini Makes: Giant Scorpion

8 Aug


Ok, still in the Grim’s Dungeons of Doom series, I’ve got a new sub series of articles, still dealing with my dungeon build, but focusing on making custom monsters to flesh out the denziens of the dungeon. I’ll be also popping up another sub series to fit them into the system, in an ode to Out of the Pit with: Dwellers of the Pit. Also I’ll be indexing them via the Grim’s Dungeons of Doom page up in the menu if you want to read all progress so far with the build.

Right, into the build. As you might be aware, I’m trying to stick as faithfully to the Old fighting fantasy system with as little deviation as possible, so therefore the same goes with my various monsters. One of the things I really wanted to capture is some of the creatures that were so striking art (unintentional pun, sorry) in the original books, and that reminded me so much of the original nostalgia from back in the day.

So, I’m starting with an old fave, the Giant Scorpion. Continue reading

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