Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Darkshade Publishing - New Artwork Preview

Mike Hartlieb's amazing work has graced the pages of Peryton Publishing's projects for the last few years. I am fortunate to have a chance to work with Mike to create some new stuff for Darkshade.

Here is a preview of one of those sketches that will be featured in an upcoming publication...

Friday, July 5, 2013

Mail Call - Dungeon Heroes Advanced Kickstarter

Kickstarter: Dungeon Heroes Advanced Upgraded Edition
Estimated Delivery Date: July 2013
Received on July 3, 2013 (Spot On!)

This was a board game that looked a bit interesting. I have not played it yet, but one of the unique things about it was an offer to get a giant meeple of one of the designs from the game. I also got 4 dice instead of the promised 2. Can never have enough 6 sided dice.

Just in case the above photo leads you to believe those are very small dice and boxes...that is one giant necromancer meeple!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Mail Call - Torn World Miniatures Kickstarter

Kickstarter: Torn World 28mm Miniatures (Center Stage Miniatures)
Estimated Delivery Date: June 2013
Received on July 1, 2013 (when promised, I won't complain about being 1 day late)

I love Center Stage Miniatures...this KS was not so much appealing to me, not because of the quality but because of the high entry price with very little real value. The only reason why I jumped in for $50 was when the choice of existing giant miniatures were offered to be included, which I chose the Firbolgs.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Mail Call - Reaper Bones Kickstarter

Kickstarter: Reaper Miniatures Bones
Estimated Delivery Date: March 2013
Received on July 2, 2013 (only 3 months late)

I think more than anything, everyone knew the value that was being presented in the Reaper Bones Kickstarter. I guess any campaign that raises over $3 Million and has over 17K of backers had to have something going for it.

In review, $100 bought the supporter the 'Vampire Level' pledge, which ended up being over 200 plastic miniatures, most of which were existing sculpts from the reaper metal range that were being converted to the plastic Bones material. Additional add-ons were available for more miniatures as well as some larger monster  types. Most of these ended up being only a $10 add-on to your existing pledge with some 'huge' miniatures added in the latter stages that have proven to be quite amazing values.

My support level: Vampire ($100) plus the following:
  • Spider Centaurs x2 $20
  • Frost Wyrm x1 $10
  • Frost Giants x1 $10
  • Griffon x1 $4
  • Kaladrax Reborn x1 $10
  • Fire Giants x1 $10
  • C'thulhu x1 $10
  • Mister Bones x1 $1
  • (Traded the Biker Sophie miniature for $25 credit)
My total cost was $150. I had some experience with the Bones miniatures after picking one up at Origins 2012 in Columbus. I was not very happy with the way the miniature took the paint and the loss of some details between metal and the plastic. I figured that my aim would be to get the larger miniatures that I really liked since the detail would be a bit better with the larger ones, and the kids could get alot of miniatures to paint. I recently got my niece and nephew painting and I promised my step-daughter all the Bones that I already had in metal

So talking about value, here is the reciprocal 'MSRP' for the miniatures I received:
That is a total of $605.85 MSRP.

Just the size of the Kaladrax miniature is amazing. That is a lot of plastic.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Kickstarter Rewards - Torn World and Reaper

Last week I received the shipping confirmation from Reaper of my 'Bones' KS rewards shipment. That is arriving later today (Tuesday, July 2). Yesterday I received the 'Torn World' rewards. I am also getting my KS shipment for the 'Dungeon Heroes'.

Three KS shipments in one week...quite amazing. There is still two others I invested in that are running very late (estimated February deliveries).

I will have some pictures of both coming up soon.

Anyone else out there there getting the Reaper Bones lots and wanting to trade, I posted this a few months back regarding the items I would be looking to trade away/for. Let me know by chance if you are interested.