Dungeons and Lasers- Part Deux

I love a beautiful gaming area. I love to look down, see painted miniatures, in a three dimensional area. I feel it adds so much to the overall gaming experience. It’s why I’ve always loved seeing a fully painted and terrained 40k game. There is just something about it.

But, what if you don’t have the skills to make a city out of insulation foam or a dungeon out of home made materials? Or, what if you run an rpg and have an every changing adventure area?

Well, I have an answer for you, but you gotta jump on it before it’s too late.

Late last year, I pledged the Dungeons & Lasers 2nd Edition Kickstarter. I’ve backed a few other Archon Studio Kickstarters, and they seem like a pretty legit company to support. The dungeon pieces look to be incredibly high quality (of course, this will be confirmed on when the order comes in), highly detailed, and incredibly versatile.

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Now, I’m not a huge RPG player, where, this seemed to really be marketed to. I’d like to play more RPGs, but, I have a very limited network that doesn’t seem to be too interested in slaying dragons most of the time.

Now, what I do have, is board games. And a lot of people who want to play a simple, yet attractive game in a short period of time. Something with a basic rule set, easy to see obstacles, and most importantly, something they can get lost in.

Dungeons and Lasers is going to be an all star ingredient in that recipe.

Now, I know a lot of this is ‘merely speculation’ as this Kickstarter is not in hand, and in fact, still getting funding through the late pledge system. But, I’m hoping that I can at least bring it to a few people’s attention for their gaming needs.

Their Gamefound is full of their Kickstarter pledge levels, which are immensely full of value. Essentially, for $100, you can get enough to comfortably run a D&D campaign or a board game. This will give you a 2ft x 2ft footprint, which, honestly, should be enough to run a quick adventure or a game of Heroquest. And even better, the pieces have integrated squares that can be used for movement purposes.

Then, either through separate buys or through larger backing tiers, you can add unique rooms of your choosing. For the fantasy theme, there are mines, warlock altars, and torture rooms just to name a few.

But Ken, you may ask, I want to use this for my Cyberpunk campaign or maybe a sci-fi themed board game. Well, they are offering sci-fi themed as well, along with many different rooms to go along with it.

They are also including miniature set pieces in this backer as well. So, your rooms will have plenty of stuff in it.

The last thing I want to cover is the dragons that they made for this. You can purchase one of 7 6″ highly detailed dragons. Because, really, what dungeon doesn’t have a dragon at the end of it. You could also take advantage of their bundled dragon set which includes 6 of the 7 dragons.

If you haven’t backed them during the main campaign, I highly recommend going to their Gamefound and backing them before it’s too late.

Now, the next thing from these guys to keep an eye out for is their Woodhaven Kickstarter. But, there will be plenty of time for that when it launches.

My plan for this- making a giant board dungeon crawl board game for my family involving any and all miniatures I have. I’m pretty excited for this all to finally be delivered.

Introductions are in Order

So, you found me. Some random schmuck on the internet who decided to start a blog for whatever reason. Well, actually, there is a reason. Several.

But first, who actually am I?

My name is Ken. At the time of writing this, I’m 37. Married to my best friend, Casey, and have a 3 year old hellion named Colton, who is my world.

I’m also a massive geek. I enjoy several nerdy pass times, such as board games, miniature painting, horror stories, metal music and video games. Painting relaxes me, and video games keep my skills honed and sharp.

I’m also into several “esoteric” things such as meditation, ASMR and more obscure history to name a few. I also love finding side hustles. Getting beer money has always been a fun pass time for me.

Lastly, I’m currently in a leadership position at the company I work for. I have a passion for guiding my staff to a common goal, problem solving, and trying to balance many different balls in the air at one time.

So, why do I think I should have a blog?

  • Everyone has stories, experiences, and knowledge about things that they want to share. My desire to pass on my own personal experiences, plus my passion for helping others grow has led me to here.
  • My plan is to have reviews, guides, and just overall advice throughout this blog, with a sprinkling of slice of life content.
  • And in all honesty and transparency, I love the side hustle. Who knows, maybe this could turn into that!

So TLDR; if you’re a parent, nerd, hustler, or really, any one who could benefit from a little extra knowledge here and there, go ahead and take a seat. I’ll grab you a cold one and we can settle in for a nice discussion.