Sunday, March 18, 2018

Gloranthan Bestiary: Chaos Dragonsnail

A bit of Runequest roleplaying nostalgia today in the form of a repainted and rebased "drakesnail" repurposed for use as a mutated Gloranthan dragonsnail.  These were always one of my favorite monsters from the Glorantha setting and it was nice (albeit surprising) to find a perfect proxy for one in the Dreamblade range.  Getting the model off the Dreamblade base was a major pain, but it looks much better on 60mm round base.  Also has some obvious utility if you're running a roleplaying game set in Larry Niven's "The Magic Goes Away" setting, although this thing looks pretty hard to kill with a lousy glass dagger.


  1. Love your repaint! Glad the mini is getting used.

    1. Rob Heinsoo slumming around on my blog? World famous creator of Nexus: the Infinite City? Well, and there's the other little projects - Feng Shui, Shadowfist, D&D 4e, 13th Age, the good version of Chainmail, Dreamblade itself, etc, etc. I'm honored.

      What? I really liked Nexus. It was pretty popular locally back in the day. :)

      If you didn't stumble on them already, there's a whole gallery of Dreamblade repaints here:

      And stats for the drakesnail in Frostgrave/Ghost Archipelago/Rangers of Shadow Deep - and I suppose Stargrave soon enough: