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Arcane Arts

An Inexhaustible Guide to Miniature Painting, Terrain Mayhem, and Advanced Dungeoneering

Learn how to paint exciting miniature creatures and elevate your tabletop experience, with Arcane Arts.

Professional miniature painter and instructor Noxweiler Berf has created an immersive guide to painting miniatures for tabletop games. In his engaging and playful style, Berf demystifies the miniature painting process for the beginner and offers new perspectives and encouragement for advancing hobbyists.

The guide offers the reader a number of milestone “quests” that will take them from the first steps of selecting a miniature figure, to understanding the visual cues that come from their choice of color and texture, to even developing scenic basing and preparing your miniature for game-play.

Noxweiler Berf a classically trained trash puppeteer.  He has traveled the world seeking the ancient secrets of duct tape, cardboard and the perfect cup of Earl Grey. (Not tea, funereal ashes in hot water.) It has been a long road, longer than expected. But still, it has been a road.  (See annotations for further explanations and alleviations.) Armed only with a dream of dragons and a pile of garbage, the man known only as Noxweiler Berf seeks to make art or dance.  Or both.