today is Dec 03, 2022

Anyone who does any type of modeling, be it scale, diorama, tabletop gaming, dungeon craft, trash-bash, and the like, knows the importance of a good bitz box. This is the stash of kitchen-trash plastic, old toys, plastic model sprues, and left over model parts, and misc cool-looking junk for use in your next build.

In this Miscast video, Trent talks about all things bitz box and how you can put together a worthy collection of bits and bobs while not spending too much money.

There are a lot of good ideas here, like putting together a terrain repair kit you can take (or give) to your FLGS (friendly local gaming store). Once you're on their radar as a good little munchkin, you can ask them to give you leftover sprue bits, broken models, and generally have them on the lookout for what you need. Trent also suggests talking to all of your friends with 3D printers to see if they'll save their failed prints for you.

Thumbnail image: pasukaru76 (public domain)

  • Kieron Gillen is kickstarting an RPG based on Die, his "Goth-Jumanji" comic with Stephanie Hans

    Die is a Hugo-nominated horror/fantasy comic series written by Kieron Gillen with stunning painted artwork by Stephanie Hans that originally launched in 2018. The basic premise is that a group of teenagers discovered and played a strange new tabletop roleplaying game — and ended up getting trapped inside of the game as their avatars. Eventually,… READ THE REST

  • Get $1000 worth of printable miniatures for $50 and support humanitarian aid in Ukraine

    From Jeremy Pillipow of Black Magic Craft, I learned of this effort to raise money for Ukrainian humanitarian relief. A group of miniature designers from around the world have donated 3D design files (STL files) of gaming miniatures that can be 3D printed. The retail value of the files is $1000, but you can have… READ THE REST

  • The Last Prospector, a clever new campaign supplement for the sci-fi tabletop miniatures game Stargrave

    I love following the career of a talented game designer when you can clearly see the mechanisms of their design process and their creativity on fire. Such is the case for me with Joseph McCullough, creator of the widely-acclaimed and beloved tabletop skirmish games Frostgrave, Stargrave, Rangers of Shadow Deep, and Silver Bayonet. I have… READ THE REST

  • The ultimate gift for any 'Star Wars' fan is here

    You know how some movie lines are so iconic, you have to actually imitate the actor's voice when you quote them? Think "I'll be back" from "Terminator" or "My precious" from "The Lord Of The Rings." That's how we feel about "Luke, I am your father" from "Star Wars" (and basically every other phrase Darth… READ THE REST

  • Capture your memories with this waterproof Polaroid camera for $49.99.

    As the years go by, the photos we have are the best and most vivid way to remember our defining moments with loved ones and of great adventure. Typically, though, the family birthday pool parties, epic kayaking adventures on the river, and sublime snorkeling with sea turtles, are left without much photographic evidence. The refurbished… READ THE REST

  • The OMNIA Q5 5-in-1 Wireless Charging Station will make sure you never run out of juice

    Getting your act together now that the sun is shining and you have better things to do with your time is hard, especially when you need to focus. Then, as everything turns into busy work and you're just trying to make it through the day so you can enjoy an exhaustive list of fun things, bam,… READ THE REST