Editorials

Tabletop Standard vs. Display Level Painting [Criteria]

Miniature painting standards: tabletop versus display quality painting - criteria for judging

This article is a descriptive overview of the differences between tabletop quality and display level miniature painting standards. What do the terms “tabletop standard”, “display level”, or collector quality” mean in regards to miniature painting? This seems to be a recurring question in the miniature painting community. And, it is an especially relevant topic for …

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Hero Forge: Unboxing Custom 3D Printed Miniatures (Close-Up Photos)

Hero Forge is the an online (internet-based) site for “…customizing and 3D printing tabletop miniatures and statuettes”, according to the website. Hero Forge emerged as a crowd-funded venture using Kickstarter, and provides users with a platform to create detailed 3D characters in a web browser. For a photographic project, I ordered five miniatures from Hero …

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Painting Showcase Ilkhan the Bloody by Reaper Miniatures: Do I Sell?

I have a tabletop roleplaying group that I adventure with about once per month. We’ve met for more than two years and have a wonderful time.  I won’t get into the nitty-gritty in this post about the campaigns or anything. But, I’ll say that we’ve been using the Pathfinder ruleset, which is similar to Dungeon …

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Gaming Burnout Syndrome is Real and How to Solve It

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Are you tired of games or gaming in general? Experiencing gaming fatigue? Gaming burnout or fatigue as it is known is a real issue for any gamer who plays tabletop miniatures games (and even video games). It’s the feeling that you don’t want to play anything related to your gaming hobby. The most common description …

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