Ryan Scow has a tutorial on how to make balsa strips look like timbers for use in models of half timbered houses, stairs and other miniature wargames terrain projects.
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
Roar of the Crowd is a set of free rules for playing science fiction, fantasy or historical gladiator games.
GHQ, maker of those fabulous microscale armor and ships has a tutorial on making ocean hex tiles. The techniques also could be applied to other terain forms, such as those large styrofoam squares so many seem to use.
Rattrap Productions has a set of free downloadable demo rules for its .45 Adventure miniatures rules. There also are a number of free scenarios.