Mouse Guard RPG for the win!

The Mouse Guard Role-Playing Game just won this year’s Origin Award for Best RPG, beating Wizards of the Coast’s Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition and Pelgrane Press’ Trail of Cthulhu. Dave Petersen, the author of the comic books this RPG is based on, is justifiably proud.

In the same post, Petersen also points us to a most wonderful conversion and modelling project undertaken by Walter “Darkwolf” Harris. Harris started from Ewok action figures and converted them to posable Mouse Guard characters, including Saxon, Kenzie, Lieam, Sadie, Celanawe, Midnight, Rand, Conrad, and Gwendolyn. Do check his post to see lots of photos and a step-by-step description of the work involved.  I think my favourite is Celanawe.

Mouse Guard models.  Copyright 2009 Walter Darkwolf Harris.

Mouse Guard models. Copyright 2009 Walter "Darkwolf" Harris.

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Congratulations to Wolfgang Baur

Wolfgang Baur is this year’s co-recipient of the Diana Jones Award for Excellence in Gaming, tied with Jason Morningstar for the game Grey Ranks. The Diana Jones Award is decided on merit, not popularity or commercial success, by a panel of people working in all areas and at all levels of the hobby-games business, who have all distinguished themselves in their field.

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