Printable Terrain Tiles

Dungeoneering dot Net has a nice selection of printable terrain tiles ostensibly for use with the Dungeons and Dragons miniatures game, but which would also work with any number of dungeon crawl games — of which there are many free ones available on this site.

Making Mallorn Trees

The Last Alliance has an article on making Mallorn Trees — those huge trees amongst which the elves live in The Lord of The Rings. The idea is that the trees are so large — and their branches so high that only the trunks come into play in a game.

Now, I don’t have much use for Mallorn Trees, but it occurs to me that the same technique also could be used to make the trunks of trees in, say, the Brazilian rain forest. You could use some of those Copplestone pygmies and Amazon explorers.

Mazes and Minotaurs Role Playing Game

Mazes and Minotaurs is a free role playing game of heroic adventure in ancient Greece.

Glider Pit Gladiators Board Game

In the world of Glider Pit Gladiators,

Two to six players control primitive gliders descending into a deep, sheer-walled pit. Within this natural arena the glider pilots engage in ritualistic, nonlethal gladiatorial combat. A combination of martial and flying skills is required for success in the glider-pit. Every decision a player makes, from the selection of weapons to the anticipation of fickle air currents, can be the first step down a road to glory… or disaster.

I think that this would make a really good and visually striking miniatures game.

Barbarian Prince Board Game

Dwarfstar’s classic Barbarian Prince board game is now available for a free download.

From the original cover:

BARBARIAN PRINCE is a solitaire game of heroic adventure in a forgotten age of barbarism and sorcery. No opponent is necessary as the Event Booklet takes you through a pre-programmed sequence of encounters which is different each time you play the game. For each event, you, as the Barbarian Prince Cal Arath, must make the decisions which will make your quest successful — or may cost you your life.

BARBARIAN PRINCE is a new concept in Adventure Gaming. No rules reading is required; the programmed event sequence lets you begin play as soon as you open the box.

BARBARIAN PRINCE contains — A full-color 12″x 14″ mapboard, a die, rules folder, Event Booklet, and summary sheet