Monday, June 24, 2013

The Road to Feast!!!

So I am working on getting ready for the Feast of Blades tournament in Denver. [see the above banner] I am going to be playing in the 2000 point Warhammer 40,000 Open tournament. Please follow my blog here for some progress reports that should come a little faster as the event gets ever closer...

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Kickstart my Cyber Heart 2.0

As some of you may already know, I have the honor to be the Line Developer for the Interface Zero Savage Worlds setting. We are getting ready to launch our Kickstarter for the 2nd Edition of the core book. This has been an exciting and crazy ride so far and we have not even hit the point of launching it yet [coming soon - stay tuned!]. We are currently in development of the 2.0 rules which will streamline the system in ways we never thought about or considered in the first edition of the game. We are using [with permission] the Archetype rules from Jason L Blair’s amazing “Streets of Bedlam” setting. We are looking at streamlining the Cyberwear from a pick-a-part system to a series of packages and have already made the Hacking rules as streamlined as any I have ever used in a Cyberpunk setting. [IZ Hacking 2.0] We are streamlining the character creation rules in other ways as well and are really excited and thankful for the fans who have played and supported the game so far. We have listened to the requests for simpler and FFF style rules and we are doing what we can to comply.

We are also not going to leave you with just a reboot to the system, but are expanding the coverage to include areas of the world that were not touched on in the first edition. We are also advancing the story line and moving the setting a few years forward so we can visit issues that have taken place in the world of IZ. I am very pleased to be able to tell you all about this and set it up for you to know what we need and where we would love to see this setting go. We will be working to make 2.0 happen even if the KS fails, but if we succeed we will be able to complete the work on this new book faster and get this great product into production much faster! Some of the stretch goals are going to be fun and amazing. You can expect to see dice, custom bennies and maybe even some miniatures or Golemech Showdown rules if we manage to pull it all off. So, who has tried IZ and what do you want to see from the setting/rules?

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Portable Warfare Miniature Bag

So having just recently gotten into Dust Warfare from Fantasy Flight games and with the fact I am going to Gen Con this year to play in the Dust Warfare Tournament, I was looking for a new bag to tote my miniatures around in.  Then I remembered I had gotten and done a review on a product from a company called "Portable Warfare" and had liked the bag, but had since sold off the miniatures I originally had in the case.

I pulled the bag out, dusted it off and found that it is perfect for hauling my Dust miniatures around in and thought I would re-visit this great product.  The bag is called "The Sergeant" and I assume this will be to designate it from later products.

First, the bag measures 11" Deep [including front pockets] x 14" Wide and 12" Tall.  It has a secure and strong shoulder strap that can be removed and can be used to link more than one bag together [one on top of the other].  It has lots of pouches and pockets that hold all the dice, tape measures and other bits and bobs you may need to bring along.

The trays are what make it quite unique, in that they are made with a stiffer blue colored foam on the bottom of the tray that not only holds the tray together, but doesn't bend like some other trays I have tried.  The trays do not come with a custom design option, but have a really good set of pluck foam that can be made to fit any size you need.  The company makes trays in a 1", 1.5", 2", 2.5", 3" and 4" thickness that are 7.5" x 13".  As you can see from the photos, I have fit a lot of figures and even my Medium Walkers into these trays and have not even used one of my 1.5"" and one of the 1" trays.  This means I have a space for up to 32 more infantry and even have the room for one more light walker.  Now, I may need to order some new trays for my SSU figures, but I am good with that as the company offers tray individually as well as a few configurations when you buy the bag.  The bag comes in Gun Metal Grey, Army Green, Chaos Pink and Tactical Orange!

They have also started making a new product called "The APC " which is a low cost miniature storage solution, that is customizable and easy to store.

You can reach the company at the Portable Warfare website.

Pinnacle Entertainment announces New Deadlands Noir!

New Orleans, 1935. Whoever called this the Big Easy sure got that one wrong. Things are tough all over. Honest work is hard to find, and even dishonest jobs are getting scarce. The one thing that’s not in short supply is trouble. From shady thugs to crooked cops to Mafia soldiers, there’s plenty of characters out there looking to give an honest Joe a hard time.
And that’s not the worst of it.

There are stories going round about things that go bump in the night. Things you wouldn’t want to meet in a dark alley on a darker night. And those stories aren’t just coming from rummies or saps who read that Epitaph rag.

Still, there are a few heroes left in the concrete jungle. Steely-eyed private dicks, fast-talking grifters, wild-eyed inventors, and shadowy houngans still struggle against the encroaching darkness. With enough moxie—and more than a little luck—they might just be enough to turn the tide.

Deadlands: Noir is set in the world of Pinnacle Entertainment’s award-winning Deadlands universe. It includes new Edges, Hindrances, and powers, as well as new rules for handling detective work, the state of the Union and the CSA in the Depression-era, a complete Plot Point campaign, and of course, more monsters and ghouls than you can shake a smoking .45 automatic at.

Check out the Kickstarter!!!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Dropzone Commander Infantry

Here are a few shots of some of the 10mm Infantry from Hawk Wargames Dropzone Commander.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

More Dropzone Commander Pics

Neptune Medium Class Drop Ship
So this is the Neptune Class Medium Dropship.  It is able to carry walkers as in the second Photo...
Pretty cool and they said in an interview on Beasts of War that it can easily be set up with magnets so they are removable.