14 Jan 2012

28mm Miniatures for Castle Ravenloft

One question that is repeatedly asked in the forums has been about which miniature producers make figures suitable for use in the Castle Ravenloft Board Game. Because these queries are usually made in forums for Role Playing Games and Board Games, the replies generally claim that the best miniatures are those that come with the game itself. Some suggest buying pre-painted Dungeons and Dragons miniatures if the original poster wanted nice figures. One video reviewer even referred to these D&D miniatures as "professionally painted".

12 Jan 2012

Castle Ravenloft Board Game

 With 42 plastic miniatures (conveniently made at 28mm scale), several sets of tokens, a set of interlocking dungeon tiles on which the game is played, four decks of cards to provide random encounters and events and a twenty-sided die, the Castle Ravenloft board game is an excellent way to introduce newcomers to role-playing games.

10 Jan 2012

Wrath of the Titans Trailer

Alright so its not exactly High Fantasy, but still interesting as it has gods, heroes, monsters...and a CYCLOPS!!

8 Jan 2012

Jack the Giant-Killer Trailer

And after Snow White, there will be Jack and the Beanstalk. Although, of course, there will be a lot more than beanstalks in this film...

5 Jan 2012

Snow White and the Huntsman Trailer

Looks like 2012 will be a good year for fantasy buffs. The big event of course will be the release of the Hobbit movie in December. But while we wait , there are a couple of other re-workings of old fairy tales with a more gritty twist coming up.

First will be the new version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (except that this one will feature eight of them, not just seven), with Kristen Stewart (of Twilight fame) as Snow White, Charlize Theron as the Evil Queen and Eric Hemsworth as the Huntsman.

4 Jan 2012

Catholic League Torpedoes Golden Compass Sequel

A news interview in which Bill Donohue, the leader of the Catholic League, admits that his intention in pushing for a boycott of the Golden Compass film was to "destroy the idea of having a second and third movie based off of his (Philip Pullman's) lousy books...".

Golden Compass Movie Review

So I know that this is hardly a timely review as the film has been around for years, but I liked it so much that I simply had to give it a boost in here.