Patreon: City Detectives

30 April 2017 | Hisham | | Patreon Paperminis, Role Playing Games
 

We return to the modern age with a new batch of tabletop RPG paper miniatures: law enforcement agents!

Usable with any investigative or espionage settings, like Delta Green or The Laundry to Dark Conspiracy or Unknown Armies. Maybe even Kult.

There are no tiers for this release of paperminis. Neither Pioneer-class nor the Mariner-class. The zip file contains the best level of artwork for the papermini PDF and a six-page full colour character artwork PDF! Which is basically a Voyager-class release!

Download the free PDF files at the Patreon page here.

They need an intro theme

As usual there are six artwork per batch with each artwork having two colour schemes. Some of the artwork might be recognisable as pastiches of famous TV investigators.

I forgot to include a Sledge Hammer! pastiche.

The ghoul is out there

Let's see how the minis interact with past papermini designs. Here a pair of FBI agents working from the basement of the FBI head office faces off with some form of man-eating ghoul... or a chupacabra.

Where's the rest of the team?

A detective from Central City faces off with a pair of cultists.

kowmang gotta die sometime

An investigator who roam the corridors of Ceres in the asteroid belt discovers a saboteur.

Thanks to the patrons on my Patreon who supported me to be able to create these paperminis. Download the free PDF files at the Patreon page here.

 

Comes A Nia Nia

25 April 2017 | Hisham | | Family Pics
 

Rania and family came back to visit us from Kuala Lumpur during the long weekend.

Hello Nia

We picked up Ayah Cik Farid and Cikma from the airport and had dinner with them at Kepala Batas. Nia Nia was asleep when she arrived, but woke up just in time for a meal.

Before the meow

Nia Nia was still groggy from her sleep, but soon got her head back in the game upon spotting a cat and toddling excitedly after it.

This only works in three dimensions

At home, Irfan began teaching her to operate his Rubik's cube. Then suddenly there was a power outage! Thankfully Nia Nia did not give a crap.

Before the nasi goreng

The next day, we went for a dinner at Kuala Perlis.

What's that huge body of water over there?

We hung out at a restaurant across the road from the beach. Ayah Cik Farid showed Nia Nia the incoming tide, and she was impressed (and quite vocal about it too) with the rising tide and the many colours of clouds above Langkawi Island across the bay.

 

SWD6: The Aborted Play Mission

16 April 2017 | Hisham | | Role Playing Games, Star Wars
 

Episode Potato

It was not easy to acquire enough free time to run an RPG session these days. So I was very elated to schedule the continuation of Time is the Hunter.

I cleared the coffee table in the living room. I set the map and grid mats. I had the dry erase marker ready for scribbling on the mat. I arranged the paper miniatures as per our cliffhanger ending the last time we played.

It would even be the first time we would use Ain's player character paper miniature on the table!

Then suddenly...

Everybody! Positions!

... I was unable to find the character sheet. Looked in vain for some time, high and low and between unspeakable strata of doom.

So the game session was cancelled and delayed for another time.

Sigh.

 

Tabletop Games Expo at UniMAP

15 April 2017 | Hisham | | Board and Card Games, Role Playing Games, Teaching
 

After almost two years in Perlis, there arose an opportunity to host a tabletop game exhibition here at the university. Gray and Ben both gamers I knew and interacted with online back in Kuala Lumpur were planning a KakiTabletop Northern Tour which would take them from KL to Taiping to Prai to Penang to Perlis and back down to Ipoh before returning to the Klang Valley.

We thought it would be great to hold a tabletop gaming exhibition to introduce tabletop games - boardgames, card games and role-playing games - to the students of this university and the local community. If you remember I even once ran Mini Six for one of my classes last semester as a speaking exercise.

Welcome to the PFI1 college

We were assigned Seminar Room 1 of Tunku Abdul Rahman Residential College.

After proposing the event to the Centre for International Languages, we had the green light to go ahead. With the help of colleagues, we scheduled the Tabletop Games Expo at UniMAP to be held last Friday.

First on the scene

Ain, Irfan and Faezan helped to organise the seminar room before the KakiTabletop crew arrived.

LibreOffice Impress

Meanwhile, I prepped the laptop, projector and the presentation slides.

Darren's ships

We also arrayed the exhibits on the table, like these Star Wars X-Wing Miniature Game pieces.

High fantasy and espionage

Here are my complementary copies of BareBones Fantasy and Covert Ops, both RPGs published in a digest-format by DWD Studios.

Most of what I brung?

A range of RPG books and boardgames I brought. Not much, but regular blog readers might recognise a number of them.