For those of you that don’t know what I’m talking about, check this out. The long and the short of it is that thousands of compromised computers launched brute-force hacking attacks on WordPress-powered sites (like your beloved Dungeoneering.net). This consisted of slamming the server with login requests for Admin, trying thousands of passwords. This had the effect of locking up the site so no one (including the hackers) could get in.
I’ve done a check and audit of the site and nothing was compromised. I don’t use “Admin” as an account and I have a variety of security plugins installed to keep people out of the common security holes in WP.
The only real problem was the loss in viewership and ad revenue. If you’re feeling generous, please click one of the sponsor links around the site. It’s all that pays the bills here, since all the downloads are free.
Another flashback to our Sci-Fi themed miniatures terrain. The full set can be found here. But here’s a list of ten must-haves to start you off.
- Starbase Omicron - Starter Set (6088)
- Starbase Omicron - Walls Pack #1 (3099)
- Starbase Omicron - Consoles Pack #1 (3729)
- Starbase Omicron - Console Pack #2 (2644)
- Starbase Omicron - Corridors Pack #1 (3386)
- Starbase Omicron - Platform Pack #1 (2498)
- Starbase Omicron - Elevated Platforms (2579)
- Starbase Omicron - Tokens (2652)
- Starbase Omicron - Doors Pack #1 (2479)
- Starbase Omicron - Doors Pack #2 (2068)
Back to the basics! Here’s a set of ten downloads to get started using the Stone Kingdom set. Stone Kingdom is the fantasy arm of Dungeoneering with a variety of dungeon and castle-like miniature terrain. You can get them all here.
- Stone Kingdom - Starter Set (13372)
- Stone Kingdom - Corridor Pack #1 (5365)
- Stone Kingdom - Platform Pack #1 (3306)
- Stone Kingdom - Sewer System (3356)
- Stone Kingdom - Doors Pack #1 (5005)
- Stone Kingdom - Doors Pack #2 (4127)
- Stone Kingdom - Stairs Pack #1 (3510)
- Stone Kingdom - Furniture Pack #1 (8336)
- Stone Kingdom - Tokens (4395)
- Stone Kingdom - Bridges (3825)
I think I’ve mentioned the books here before (and if not, shame on me). Regardless, the Shadowmagic series is a worthwhile read. Fun and action-packed, it takes the “fish out of water” fantasy trope and turns it on its ear, giving us a protagonist that isn’t an idiot and knows full well he’s out of his depth.
Plus, it goes into Gaelic mythology which never seems to get enough attention, in my opinion.
Check out the books by John Lenahan if you have not already. Available in paperback and Kindle.
This woman puts them all to shame with a 400,000 piece rendition of the famous fictional school. Go forth and marvel (and maybe get inspired).
I’m a sucker for WWII + Fantasy mash-ups. I admit it. I’m OK with it.
What is Achtung! Cthulhu?
Discover the secret history of World War Two – stories of the amazing heroism in which stalwart men and women struggled to overthrow a nightmare alliance of science and the occult, of frightening inhuman conspiracies from the depths of time, and the unbelievable war machines which were the product of Nazi scientific genius – and how close we all came to a slithering end!
I hope you all have something to be thankful for!
Here’s to (hopefully) a warm and happy holiday season my fellow gamers.