For most people who have played Dungeons & Dragons, Baba Yaga’s Hut was a powerful object of fascination. Now you might not be able to get your hands on the real version of the Hut. My Halfling thief claimed it in the late 1980s. However you can order yourself a Limited Edition Baba Yaga Hut Miniature from Easternfront Studios.
For those not familiar with the hut, it has been around in various forms since the earliest days of Dungeons & Dragons. I had my first encounter with the hut in an adventure based on The Dancing Hut. This was written by the legendary Roger Moore and published in Dragon Magazine issue #83. Here is the simpler hut I encountered.
Baba Yaga Hut from Dragon Magazine issue #83
Baba Yaga Hut stands 9 inches and is made of Resin and Lead free metal. It is a limited edition run. So they will only be making 250 of them. Each Baba Yaga Hut Miniature comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity signed by the sculptor. To really make it a show piece, a brass plaque indicating the number will be attached coordinated to the number on the certificate. Once all 250 huts have been made, the molds will be destroyed.
It ain’t cheap at $200, but this might be your only opportunity to pick up and wow all your gaming friends. So act quickly before they break those molds.
Our celebration of the art of this wonderful book continues. The other day we looked at the American Mythos, today I would like to show you the art from the section of Arthurian Heroes.
These entries were very popular in the group in which I played. We ever had a short campaign where we attempted to run an Excalibur style campaign, but it degenerated very quickly into name calling and backroom dealing. We were not cut out to be knights of any shaped table.
Maybe this art will inspire a few of you to play an Arthurian themed session or two. I am sure you will have a lot more luck than we had.
It looks like their horses are going to butt heads.
We all wanted that sword.
The best “extra image” of this section. I love how the troll is running away all stiff armed.
Always prepared to face whatever perils might face him.
I was always surprised that Merlin was more Druid than Magic User.
After seeing “Excalibur”, this is who everyone wanted to play.
I would have thought her to be higher level.
This is my second favorite “extra images” from this section.
A solid knight.
We always referred to this image of the Questing Beast as the Weird Giraffe.
One of the original Dungeons & Dragons books I received was the 1st Edition of Deities and Demigods. I tried to keep it in good shape, but over the years, it has been the book that has given me the most problems. Last month, while browsing through it, the spine cracked hard and pages started falling out of it at a rapid rate. A replacement was quickly ordered, but what to do with the loose pages?
Well I plan on holding on to them, but I also thought it would be fun to share a gallery of each of the mythos in the book, along with the art in this section. So this will be the first part of what I am hoping will be a multi-part series. Today I take a look at the American Mythos.
We did not have many playing sessions featuring a Native American setting, but as a player, I one time made a halfling thief who venerated the Raven. The back story was convoluted, so I was glad the DM and my fellow players never asked any questions.
Click on an image to view a larger version, along with a thought or two about the piece where applicable.
The Raven was the revered deity of exactly one halfling.
The art on coyote is great. I have seen a few tattoos that look a lot like the art in this section of this book.
Always carry your sacred bundle.
This is the section about Hastseltsi the god of racing
Fire gods are always so evocative in this book.
Fare thee well, O Minnehaha!
I love this image! So much action and drama. As with all conflicts involving a bear, I am rooting for the bear. Furry Friends!
Another tattoo I am sure I have seen.
Yanauluha was the “first priest”. His ability is to summon any god or spirit he wants and they will be friendly to him. That is a great power.
Are you a gamer? Want a conversation starter for that shelf or end table? How about a large handsome set of dice crafted from stained glass? Each set contains a d4, d6, d8, d10, d10%, d12 and d20. As you can see from the photo, they are much larger than standard dice. So they will definitely stand out at your next gaming session (although I do not think rolling them is a good idea). You can buy individual dice, but you save $25 when buying the entire set. You can pick the glass, but all items come with silver numbers standard, but other number colors are available for an additional $15.