I have been playing role-playing games and tabletop wargames for the better part of twenty-five years. In that time, I would like to think that I have developed an eye for awesome. And that is what I want to bring to you.
Do you remember a time when hobby magazines were about the hobby and all the elements that make up playing, painting and collecting? The Golden D6 aims to cover all the wonderfully varied and amazingly diverse aspects of this incredible hobby of ours. Our hobby, that we enjoy, has so very many facets and it’s all out there for you to find.
We have been granted access to information unlike another time in history. Games of an infinite variety spring up like weeds in the information superhighway, hoping to bloom into flower and spread.
And they’ve got the chance to.
In recent years, games like Warmachine, Malifaux, Frostgrave, Kings of War, Infinity and a plethora of others have sprung up. They gain a following and also have the vehicle to grow that following. It’s honestly fascinating. You can hardly swing a cat in Melbourne town without hitting some establishment or another that runs a board games night and wargaming clubs run regularly in your FLGS or independently.
Whilst forums have, to a greater or lesser degree, made way for social networks and blogging, there’s a LOT of cool stuff to have to sort through. Everything from converting Space Marines, painting techniques involving airbrushes, zenithal spray techniques, game reviews and product launches. You can’t hope to read it all in a day, or even a week.
The Golden D6 has been created to capture and inspire tabletop wargamers’ imaginations.
I look forward to hearing from you. Adam Jones aka. Ratboy
Issue 10 was all about looking at single miniatures finished by our beloved contributors. Straight out of your grim-dark-nightmares comes the stomp of Ironfate. The Chaos Knight from Thor is a sweet piece of work that is well checking out. Thor gets extra thanks for pulling this issue together for me.
As usual, the Golden D6 looks at this amazing hobby of ours and some of the interesting things that gamers are doing. One of the things that always excites me about the gaming community is the willingness that people have to share their stories and information if you are willing to ask for it.
Let’s face it, we all love having a war story to share. And we’ve all got that one bit of advice that can make the difference to someone’s game or a technique that helps them paint better.
You’ll be surprised what you know that someone else doesn’t!
That’s why I’m putting together the Golden D6; to find the cool stuff out there and make sure you can see it!
The Golden D6 Issue #11 features the following articles:
One of our favourite articles was submitted by Tom Miller from Rusty Magos. His tutorial shows how to paint a marble effect on your miniatures. The example he uses is the Alexis Polux Imperial Fist miniature for Warhammer 40,000. The techniques he uses can be easily applied to any miniature you paint.