Editorials

Spellcasters with Attitude: Sorcerers (RPG Tips)

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The sorcerer is traditionally the most mysterious of all spellcasters, with a power that comes from within. Unlike wizards and clerics who study to learn their craft, sorcerers are born with an innate ability to control arcane energies. This makes them far more versatile than other magic-users, but also means they have less control over …

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33 Reasons You Need To Take Photography, Seriously

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Photography is one of the best ways to express yourself and your thoughts, feelings, and ideas. Whether you are photographing something beautiful or shooting pictures for fun of whatever captures your interest–as long as it inspires you in some way–photography will give a creative outlet that can help make sense out of confusing emotions from …

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What is Grimdark? The Art of Dark Fantasy in Miniature Painting

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What does Grimdark mean to you? Is it a genre of art, visual style, or something else entirely? Players and painters tossed around the term a lot in the miniature painting community. What does Grimdark describe in regards to miniatures painted for Warhammer 40k or other tabletop games, like Dungeons and Dragons? What are some …

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How Tabletop Gaming Can Help with PTSD (Editorial)

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People with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have a hard time finding ways to cope, and drugs are often not the best answer. Tabletop wargaming is becoming an increasingly popular way for those suffering from PTSD to take care of themselves without feeling like they’re neglecting their needs. It’s also a form of therapy that’s not …

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“Creative People and Anxiety”: The Link Nobody Talks About

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Creativity may not be what comes to mind when you think of a mental illness, but it’s worth considering that many creative people, including miniature painters, are also often diagnosed with anxiety disorders. In fact, creativity is a common trait among those who suffer from anxiety disorders. Yet, it’s not well-known what causes this link …

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Miniature Painting Inspiration (Tips for Motivation)

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Inspiration is an unconscious burst of creativity. As a miniature painter or other artist, inspiration fuels our desire to make our visions come alive. It is an empowering intellectual and emotional energy. Without inspiration, there is zero internal motivation and all of our efforts are cold-hearted and dull. How do you find and nurture inspiration …

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Painting Complexity with Simplicity: A Miniature Painting Philosophy

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Every miniature paint job is way to discover a bit about yourself. In art, the opposition to progress is your resistance to explore outside your comfort zone. This is true for athletes and erudites looking for the next metaphorical hill to climb. Of course, all this soul-searching and boundary pushing leads to a chaotic mess …

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Is Warhammer 40K Worth It? Why You Need to Play Warhammer 40k

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Should I start playing Warhammer 40,000? Is Warhammer 40k worth the hobby expense and time? The popularity of Warhammer 40k runs decades deep into gaming history. Although some love Warhammer 40k, there are others who think it’s a bad game. Warhammer 40k is a tabletop miniature wargame that pits various human and xenomorph (alien) factions …

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5 Reasons Miniature Painters Should Convert Their Miniatures into NFT Cryptocurrency

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Did you know you can convert your miniature painting into a cryptocurrency like Bitcoin? A non-fungible token (or NFT) is a unique unit of data on a digital ledger called a blockchain. As a miniature painter and artist, you can convert your miniature paintings into a unique NFT currency, a form of non-interchangeable digital creative …

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Is a Subscription Based 3D Printing Marketplace for Miniatures Any Good?

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3D printing is a game changer for the miniature hobbyist and tabletop gamer. The ability to print miniatures or terrain on demand allows anyone to create models from the comfort of home. You don’t need to walk into a local store, wait for a delivery, or deal with bad weather. You can shop for amazing …

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