Tuesday, August 04, 2020

A Respite

The small town of Geebenburh clings to the forest's edge. It has little to call its own, but offers walls and a roof and some respite from the wilds of the Kellerwald. World of Aihrde

Monday, August 03, 2020

It Gladdens Me to Know . . . .

A fantastic piece! But be warned MAJOR spoilers from the show VIKINGS from back in 2017.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

The Basin

There is no roof to the structure, nor windows, all is open to the elements. Grass grows where the floor once stood, contrasting with the dour gray of walls and arches. But there it stands, the basin, much as she said it would. It rests upon unsettled flagstones, filled with a dark, still water.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Long Time Gone

I believe this the Troll Lords are Gencon 2008. From left to right, Tyler Morrison, Davis Chenault, Todd Gray and myself, Steve Chenault. Crazy days....

Tuesday, July 21, 2020


Cling to victory! For defeat is an unwelcome road. (sadly this is the fate of most of my characters). #playcnc #aihrde #ttrpg

Monday, July 20, 2020

With Lance and Sheild

With lance and shield we repair to the field of battle, there we'll assemble and drive the host of evil back to the darkness! (I did not paint this mini!)

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Far Journies

Though small it is a worthy craft and you know it not now, but it shall take you to the shore of many kingdoms and open the door to plunder and wealth of which you have only dreamed.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Elisa Teague

I would like to take a moment and give a shout out to a good friend of the Trolls, Elisa Teague. I had the pleasure of meeting Elisa several years ago at Gencon. Aldo Ghiozzi, formally of Impressions now of Flat River Group, introduced us. For such an accomplished game designer she was insanely approachable, and we struck up a rather hilarious conversation. Since then we’ve crossed paths at a number of conventions and we’ve been lucky enough to have Elisa lend her talents to both The Lost City of Gaxmoor and The NPC Almanac. With a little luck this will only be the beginning of collaborative work between TLG and Elisa.

For those who may not know Elisa, she is best known as being a lead designer on Betrayal at House on the Hill: Widow's Walk, Talisman: Kingdom Hearts Edition, the Apocrypha Adventure Card Game, and her Geek Out! line of games, including the just released Disney Edition, not to forget her RPG work for D&D, which includes Return to the Ghost Tower of Inverness and Wardlings, a 5e compatible campaign setting! She has some 100 titles to her name.

Needless to say, it’s been a rough couple of months for just about everywhere, but Elisa has been forced to carry more than the rest of us. In the middle of all this pandemic madness, her husband of many years passed away quite suddenly, leaving her and her two young children to find a new path. She did not have time to catch her breath before she was diagnosed with a tumor that had to be removed. This took several surgeries and put her and her family under more stress than most. She has handled all this with amazing resilience and continues to do so.

In order to help her manage this terrible cascade of events, a friend of hers set up a GoFundMe campaign. The campaign is to help her manage funeral costs and get her finances in a manageable shape. If you have a moment and can spare a little, please consider visiting the campaign and contributing.

Elisa is an amazing game designer and truly we would like to see her, pen to paper, and focused on the fun we all so very much enjoy.

Joe and Elisa Teague.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

A Hole in the Gloom

The day's march ends after night has fallen, upon the banks of the stream, the valley all around, the stars a mirror of the tumbling water. You're laying on your belly, quenching that nagging thirst when a light emerges from the tree line. It sears a hole in the gloom, driving the dark into the shadows, where it weaves a macabre dance.