G: G is for “GoblinAid”


I’m participating in the A-Z April Blogging Challenge and my theme of choice is Dungeons & Dragons.


Miniatures are very useful during games of Dungeons & Dragons. And Goblins are iconic monsters within the game. So when I started thinking about “G” it was obvious that I should mention GoblinAid.


a-to-z-letters-gOn Wednesday, 20th March Kev ‘the Goblinmaster’ Adams was brutally assaulted during a burglary at his home in Nottingham. So many people have offered help and support that we set up this page has been set up to coordinate efforts and information.

Donations can be made directly to goblinaidATfenrisgamesDOTcom.

For the time being, please note that they can only accept donations and not payments made on deposit against the charity mini set – it’s just too much admin at this stage.


New Zealand Relief Bundle

A powerful earthquake struck New Zealand’s already-bruised city of Christchurch on Tuesday, collapsing buildings, burying vehicles under debris and sending rescuers scrambling to help trapped people amid reports of multiple deaths. DriveThruRPG and several publishers have teamed up to raise funds to aid those affected by this earthquake. We have a new bundle of great products available now.

You can also donate directly with our $5 donation offer here.

You can find more information about the New Zealand Red Cross here.  Please note that due to the emergency and high traffic volume it may be difficult to connect to their site.



Neomorte posted this recently, and I wanted to pass it on too.

From Neomorte:

Please join me on September 4th to play in a tournament to benefit Walk Now for Autism Speaks. The event will focus on a 35 point Warmachine and Hordes mixed Steamroller tournament, but there will be other activities happening.  There will be door prizes for the participants as well as a silent auction with a variety of items up for bid.

When: September 4th
Where: Miniature Market
Time: Registration at 12:30pm start at 1:00pm
Tournament Entry Fee: $10 (All Proceeds to go to Walk Now for Autism Speaks)
Tournament Organizer: Neomorte
Format: 35 Point Steamroller 2010 Mixed Format (Warmachine and Hordes)
Turn Time: 10 Min turns with one 5 min extension allowed per game
Round Time: 80 + 1D6 x 2 minutes
Prizes: To Be Announced
Number of Players: 24 (maybe more)

Who is coming out?

Can’t come out but want to make a difference? No problem. You can go to the Riverdogs Team Page RIGHT HERE and make a donation. To make the donation, just click on General Team Donations or one of the team members’ names and you can make your donation there.

Anyone interested in joining the team, please feel free to do so. You can join us on Saturday, October 9th for the St. Louis Walk Now for Autism Speaks event. After the walk there is lots of fun to be had. The walk is being held in Forest Park.


July 31 · 5:00pm – 10:00pm

Location Mt. Hope Estate

Created By

More Info Performers include: The Mark DeRose Duo; Steven Courtney; Josh Albright; Eye Wish Eye; The Chuck Gibson Band and The Blind Willies!!

Raffles and Silent Auctions! Food and Beer from Swashbuckler Pub!! All ticket sales go to ASAT! GREAT CAUSE…GOOD TIMES!!



Breast Cancer Brawl, July 31 Vault Comics, Greensburg, PA

Its time to donate again.

Entry: $10 (gets 20 tokens) and you can buy any number of extra tokens (2 for a $1)

Start Time: 1 pm

2 – 35 pt lists

Cheating rules:

I am amending two things 1) The rerolls cost double each time used in a turn (1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, etc..) 2) No canceling the big cheats.

Winner get $50 in warmachine/hordes product.

Two door prizes of $50 in warmachine/hordes product. There is a painting requirement for the first door prize (25% of the army must be painted).

Prizes will take time to arrive after you have made your selections.

All money collected goes to charity.

Vault Comics and Games
Email: scott@vaultcomicsandgames.com
Phone: (724) 834-4045
5274 Route 30, Westmoreland Crossing
Suite 16 (Behind Westmoreland Mall by Buffalo Wild Wings)
Greensburg, PA 15601

Pet 10 Commandments

I found this at www.rosefund.org and wanted to share it:

1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you is likely to be painful.

2. Give me time to understand what you want of me

3. Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my well-being.

4. Don’t be angry with me for long and don’t lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, your entertainment, but I have only you.

5. Talk to me.. Even if I don’t understand your words, I do understand your voice when speaking to me.

6. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget it.

7. Before you hit me, before you strike me, remember that I could hurt you, and yet, I choose not to bite you.

8. Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I’m not getting the right food, I have been in the sun too long, or my heart might be getting old or weak.
9. Please take care of me when I grow old. You too, will grow old.

10. On the ultimate difficult journey, go with me please. Never say you can’t bear to watch. Don’t make me face this alone. Everything is easier for me if you are there, because I love you so.

Take a moment today to thank God for your pets.. Enjoy and take good care of them.

Life would be a much duller, less joyful experience without God’s critters.

We do not have to wait for Heaven, to be surrounded by hope, love, and joyfulness.  It is here on earth and has four legs!

Relay for Life – DuBois, PA

Friday, June 25th-Saturday, June 26th.

Cancer has touched the lives of countless people…our friends, families, co-workers, maybe even yourself….

Show your support in finding a cure for this horrible disease by attending, volunteering or participating in this fundraising event.

There will be ceremonies through-out the two day event, honoring those who have passed from this terrible disease or who continue their courageous and determined battle to beat it.

Food, events, and activities will be planned celebrating countless lives.

Support your local Cancer Society find a cure! Celebrate….Remember…Fight Back……log onto www.relayforlife.org to find out more.


The Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition is advertising the “Keep A Breast” music festival taking place at Laserdome in Manheim, PA. More information about the Manheim location can be found here. Laserdome is located at 2050 Auction Road and the Facebook event information is listed here. It’s going to be going on AUGUST 27, 2010 to AUGUST 28, 2010 and it costs $20 … yes, $20 as a donation to a good cause.

Music Fest 2010 offers a variety of bands, some local and others national. There will be 9 .. yes 9 … hours of Laser Tag, Halo 3, and live music! All this for $20 … and 100% of the proceeds go to the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition!

Come out to Laserdome from 4pm to 1 am for all you can play laser tag, halo3 and live music happening throughout the day. While the bands play, enjoy a state of the art custom laser light show.

Confirmed bands include The Auburn Light (4:05 – 4:25), Dan Asroff (4:30 – 4:50), Ends Illuminate (4:55 – 5:25), Between The Trees (7:15 – 8:15), Free the Fallen (9:00 – 9:30), Ace Augustine (10:30 – 11:00), Ahimsa Sunrise (11:15 – 11:45) and Inhale Exhale (midnight – 1:00am). Watch for more!

Click here to check out what else the PA Breast Cancer Coalition has going on near you!


A Breast Cancer Brawl charity event is going to be held on July 31, 2010 at the Vault Comics and Games.

Saturday, July 31, 2010
1:00pm – 7:00pm

What is the Breast Cancer Brawl?

The Breast Cancer Brawl is an effort to raise money for breast cancer research, advocacy, education, and support organizations. The event is a fantasy table-top miniatures tournament and… painting competition using the popular WARMACHINE and HORDES game systems.
Entry fees to the event are donated to the breast cancer organization being sponsored. In addition, a unique tournament format is used to encourage additional donations throughout the tournament so that friendly competition can benefit a good cause. Privateer Press, the creators of the WARMACHINE and HORDES game systems and miniature lines, provides prize support for the event including special prizes for the tournament winner and the most generous donor.
The Breast Cancer Brawl is global in scope with charity tournaments happening around the world annually from September to December. With enough events, we all hope to do our part to help “knock out breast cancer”.

What is a fantasy table-top miniatures game?
A fantasy table-top miniatures game is a game that pits two players in a simulated battle using metal miniatures to represent various fantastic creatures, heroic soldiers and powerful machines of war. The game is played on a table with three dimensional scale scenery that represents hills, trees and other battlefield features. Dice are used to determine the success or failure of actions upon the table-top battlefield. During the Breast Cancer Brawl, participants will play in a series of games against opponents in a bracketed format where winners play winners until one player emerges undefeated at the end of the day. A typical game lasts about an hour and a half. Fantasy table-top miniature games also include a hobby aspect as players must assemble and paint their miniatures for use in the game. Warmachine and Hordes are award-winning and compatible fantasy table-top miniatures games by Privateer Press.
About Privateer Press
Privateer Press provides total immersion in the Iron Kingdoms world through role-playing releases, the award-winning WARMACHINE® and HORDES™ miniatures games, No Quarter Magazine™, and the Formula P3™ hobby and paint range. Privateer Press’s total commitment to the Iron Kingdoms brand drives our dedication to create the highest quality gaming products possible.

To learn more about Privateer Press, visit http://www.privateerpress.com/ or contact the president of Privateer Press, Sherry Yeary, at (425) 643-5900 or sherry@privateerpress.com.

About the Breast Cancer Brawl Team

The idea for this project began in 2007 with a tribute project – one member of the Breast Cancer Brawl team wanted to paint one of his collected miniatures armies in pink in remembrance of his mother who had passed away from breast cancer. From there, it
quickly gathered volunteers to the idea and grew to a global effort. The Breast Cancer Brawl Team is a group of dedicated
Privateer Press fans that have volunteered to organize and administrate the global Breast Cancer Brawl events. Many of us have been personally touched by breast cancer in one way or another in our personal lives and this is just one way we are helping to raise awareness and fight the disease.
To learn more about the team or the Breast Cancer Brawl events please visit the link below …



As you all know, I have a bunch of RSS feeds on this blog. That’s because I use this blog as a platform to keep track of all the blogs that I enjoy reading. So anyway, I was reading at Brass Goggles about how these simply epic people are building a big steampunk pirate ship and are selling tripods to finance their project.

Read more about it here, and buy a couple of tripods to help out … BUILD PIRATE SHIPS DON’T BUILD THEMSELVES!