Cyclopaedia 21: Pirates

Welcome to Cyclopaedia 21: Pirates. Cyclopaedia is a monthly article on the InnRoads Ministries website as part of the Getting Started series. While growing up, I was introduced to classic books by my grandfather, including Robinson Crusoe and Treasure Island. It was there I was first introduced to the villainous yet adventurous world of pirates. Since then … Continue reading

Miniatures Painting for Beginners Part 3: What the Flock?

Welcome to Miniature painting for beginners part 3, if you have not read part 1 or 2 yet I would suggest you check it out Part 1 and Part 2 Part of creating beautiful miniatures is making the bases look awesome as well. The picture above is an example of “advanced” basing job. … Continue reading

Miniatures Painting for Beginners Part 2 : Paint Tips

Welcome to Miniature painting for beginners part 2, if you have read part 1 yet I would suggest you check it out HERE! In this article I would like to give you some tips to help your paint look the best and last the longest so you can squeeze every penny … Continue reading

Miniatures Painting for Beginners

One of my obsessions is painting miniature figures, vehicles, and terrain for tabletop gaming.  I started painting probably the way many kids do. I painted model cars, so, when I discovered miniature gaming, I was already decent hand at painting.  I was 16 years old when I started painting Warhammer … Continue reading

Tips for Teaching New Board Games

Whether you’re teaching a new game or trying to introduce one of your favorites to a new group of people, the ability to teach game play in a clear and concise way is an important skill. It can also be an intimidating element of the hobby when you aren’t comfortable … Continue reading

Doing Your Homework

If you are new to the board gaming hobby, it can be overwhelming. I’ve been neck deep in the hobby for years, and even I have a hard time keeping up with everything. Games that could only be found at a game store are now widely available on Amazon, as well … Continue reading

Board Game of the Month?

You may have seen advertisements for “box subscription” mailing services. It could be for clothes, comics, or even mysterious adventures! More than likely visitors to this site will have seen advertisements or unboxing videos for Loot Crate somewhere in their travels. As that service became more popular, creeping its way into … Continue reading

The Road to Dungeon Master Part 2

If you haven’t had a chance to read part one of Heather’s to part series, you can find it here. My evolution from non-gamer to game master has led to many positives in my life. In my last article I shared how I got into role-playing games as an adult. … Continue reading

Narrative Threads

Game Masters & Players Unite! Through the halls of Role Playing Game history, dating back to the first time dice were used to decide fate, the oft echoed lament of Game Masters can be heard… “My players are ruining my game!” Miniatures and character sheets go flying and the GMs … Continue reading