Tuesday, January 31, 2012

GI Joe/Transformers #5 preview at ComicsAlliance

This is the first time I've checked out a full preview for this series, although I've been a bit intrigued by the cover images once or twice.

While I can't say I'm personally interested in this stylish retro take, I've got to admit it's impressive that they went in such an against-the-grain direction. Good for everyone involved, and I hope it works out for them. At the very least it'll look good in a collection with the original G1 comics, stylistically speaking.

Full preview! (Linky)

Also, apparently Comics Alliance lives again! Yay!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

A Vast Variety of Dwarves: Can Be Yours!

(This post respectfully stolen from Laughing Ferret.)
A large party of Dwarves.. looking for a home... No, not the plot of The Hobbit, a Kickstarter project with just a handful of days left. It seems Kickstarter is getting ever more productive with gaming projects, and it can be hard to decide which to jump in on and which to let pass by. Stonehaven Miniatures' Dwarf Adventurers is one I had to jump in on. -- Click the dwarf to go check it out:

Stonehaven has come up with concepts for a set of 15 dwarves, each unique in a different adventuring archetype. In addition, they have added several more dwarves as they continue to reach stretch goals.
I found the rewards a bit difficult to grasp compared to some, but they have a nice check-chart to help out.
The $40 reward gets you the full set of 15 dwarves! You can also add on the further Dwarves at $4 each.
There are some really great Dwarf characters here- things not often seen, like a mage, witch, monk, even a necromancer. Also, several of the dwarves are female- also pretty rare to find. There are the standard iconic dwarves as well: fighter, berzerker, miner, brewer and more. These would make great additions to an RPG or as characters for a miniatures army. I'm thinking they'd make a good source for a skirmish warband for games like Songs of Blades & Heroes, Mordheim or other fantasy skirmish game.I'm a sucker for characterful minis, and I especially love Dwarves. And I can't find fault with the price. They look very fun to paint.
Some of the Greens are shown now, and that's probably the best way to judge them for yourself:

-I love that paladin's maul!

Concept Art:

If you like characterful Dwarves, go check them out, there's still 5 more days to get in.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Kickstart These Awesome Preorders!!!

Alright, I realize I've abused the power of search bots by putting the work "kickstarter" in the title, but in my defense, look: I want these shiny, pretty toys; you want these shiny, pretty toys: Let's make this thing happen. Warpy only needs fifteen pre-orders of each to get 'em cast, and he's at around 9-10 on just about all of 'em. They're fantastic sculpts, full of life, movement, and originality. I've bought his figures before, and they come out beautifully. Help support local sculptors. PLEASE!!! I WANT THEM!!!

Jacques D'Urisine - Rogue Gallican Knight

- http://www.warploqueminiatures.co.uk...allican-knight

Wild Elven Fell Druidess

- http://www.warploqueminiatures.co.uk...-fell-druidess

Bibbington "The Sorceror" Bells


And last but not least... the dreaded Barrow Wight

- http://www.warploqueminiatures.co.uk...r-barrow-wight