Thursday, May 31, 2012
Here's the final sculpts for Ma, Roxy, Jenny, Cousin Daryl and Cousin Hatfield!
Here's an early version of Neuron. He's a telepathic gray who means to take as many samples as he is able to fit into his probe! Neuron is the leader of the Grays faction.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
We have softcover copies of the book It Came From Beyond the Still - Somethin's in the Sauce. This book features zombies, cultists and elder gods as well as the Meddling kids! Get one by purchasing it at your local FLGS or by clicking the picture of the It Came From Beyond the Still bookcover to the right!
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Here's the link!
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Well today's playtest was fantastic! The titanians silver scream beam and.cold fusion weapons brought forth all manner of nasty BMovie greatness. We were able to test the rules for the Weedies, Titanians, Giant Radioactive Blob and the Yetis.
We played several games all paying about an hour. The effects went well too with Tornado Buttered Popcorn being what we pulled. The last game.featured a tornado and the Giant Radioactive Blob. The Hillbillies had to work hard to defeat the blob.
In all I only had to make a slight change to how the Blob worked and everything else worked very well.
The tornado as well as the blob will be special order items but yes you will be able to get them.
Thanks to everyone for coming. Building by Miniature Building Authority.
Friday, May 18, 2012
Personally, I believe I could do this full-time, design games and write, if only there were enough people out there who wanted the products. This isn't a pity party though it is a business and at the end of the day people will either get what I am selling or they will not get what I am selling. As it stands right now people are interested but with the economy the way it is people are cautious what they spend their hard earned money on. Really who can blame them? I am excited about the prospect that ICFBTS may be our new flagship game. It certainly has the potential which is why I have elected to start a full miniature line for the books. Only time will tell though. So for now I will continue to write games and novels in my spare time until such time as I am doing this full time. Either way, however, I am a professional.
Tonight, however, I am a DM and as a DM I get to tell stories and take out some of the frustrations of daily living out on imaginary characters and monsters. Tonight is a very important game for the Dragonlance group.
Reminder: It Came From Beyond the Still : From Reel to Real play test game at my house this Sunday from 1:30pm until 6:00pm. If you are in the area come on by!
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
The twelfth level superdungeon party decided to try to catch the patrol that had left the fort before they attacked it. Using the knowledge of Robert the Captain turned prisoner they avoided the double back and arrived safely at the meeting place where a Beholder and his group were plotting on attacking nearby settlements.
The sneaky party caught the force by surprise! I rolled a three for the deepwood snipers on sentry and a two for both the beholder and illithid.
Fifty eight points to the beholder before it even acted and the combination of fireball from bard and lightning bolt from their dragon cohort toasted the illithid. Fun game!
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Kickstarter is Back!
That's right we're well on our way to getting these guys sculpted up by Fortress Figs by August so we have re-launched the kickstarter with a much less lofty goal of $500.00. I am sure we can do this and I have faith that we will be able to do even better now that everyone can see how awesome our sculptors work is going to be for this project! In this kickstarter backers will get to choose their very own customizable factions when the project is funded up to one of each depending on their level of backing. That's right! You get to choose your very own faction. If you want the Hatfields, McCoys, Cephs, Grays or Blobs all you have to do is ask. Here's what we're planning
Six Hatfields including Rex the dog!
The entire Gray landing party including Neuron and the Giant Robot!
All of the Blobs on the list (and certain backers will get Jr!)
Three Cephs and two tripods (Harvester and Warmachine)
This is just the start though folks because if we can meet our goals with this kickstarter we will be able to continue on and start with the Men in Black, Men in Plaid and the Revenuers! We will be able to offer ALL of the factions for the first book. That's not all though because if we start reaching stretch goals we're going to commit to sculpting the Zombies, Cultists, Granger, O'Dairy's, Meddling Kids, MIPs, MIB and Revenuers from book two as well!
We're not done yet! We also have THREE more books planned to release within this year and early next year including The Big Top Edition, The Missing Link and From Reel to Real! It doesn't get anymore hillbilly/redneck versus aliens and all sorts of beer and pretzel craziness than this!
So you want a good game that's a lot of fun to play without the fuss of a million rules AND the figures to play? Well step right up and join our kickstarter! Grandpa McCoy is counting on ye!
As our heros neared Kenderhome their lookout spotted three Lizardmen airships in the distance but closing fast! The party and crew of the Harkangel did a good job fighting off the lizardmen and Draconians. The battle lasted three full minutes worth of combat rounds in which spells, cannons, and arrows were exchanged. In the end only the larger of the ships crippled away into the night sky.
The party captured one lizardmen crew and forced him using magic to tell them why the lizardmen where after the party. The pitiful creature told them that the demons which were awoken by the humans who they helped escape fein the swamp demanded their spelljammer helm back. In further investigation including a blood walk spell the party learned that the big bad demon was in fact a fiendish greater barghast and not the baylor he impersonated.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
I just completed my first work of fiction that is not specifically designed for a game. This is the story of Andy, a thirteen year old boy who is trying to juggle high school, classes and girls. His dad's a crackpot archaeologist and his mom is in the loony bin. This is the coming of age story about a young man whose life is falling apart and amid the chaos of school he has to contend with a darkness that is in his own soul. Will the darkness consume him or will he triumph over the fractured world he has created?
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Sunday, May 6, 2012
It was dark and their searchlights could not possibly hope to penetrate the shadow shields we had placed around our fleet of ten strong airships. At an altitude of well above their sentries ability to detect we sat motionless over their city waiting for our spies to return on with the location of their hangers. My second in command, an old balding man named Rudolph looked down from our command platform into the control rooms below barking out my orders. He was a good lapdog and his quick insight to the minds of the Terrans had proved decisive in more than one battle.
The tide of battle was quickly turning and several of the enemy ships were splintered by the powerful blasters from the airship fleet. A loud siren sounded from nearby and I signaled to my crew to move our ships away from the damaged one. I watched as the devastated airship exploded into an ever larger fireball. The ion beams from the Terran cruisers had melted the precious armor plating around the balloon and a series of chain reactions sent off within the extremely combustible main hydrogen balloon engulfed the massive zeppelin in a matter of minutes.
We were safely away from the blast range of the airship but many of my friends were aboard that airship. The Terrans would pay dearly for this outrage. The high command would not be pleased that I had once again allowed those Terran Ma’harks to defeat another of their mighty airships. I ordered the maneuver of the fleet away from the flotsam of the enemy fleet but took satisfaction in knowing that at least I had accomplished the mission. The enemy had been destroyed.
I watched the Avengers with my lovely wife after we left the local flgs from hanging out with our fellow 501st.
Is it just me or does anyone else really feel like playing a supers game after watching what I believe is arguably the best super hero movie ever? Action, adventure, comedy and the end of the world - now THAT IS what super hero movies are all about!
The fight scenes, the bad guys, the special effects, the interaction between the team and then there was Nick Fury! Joss Wheton fans like myself say you did a mighty fine job sir, a mighty fine job!
Avengers - go see its in 3d at the theatres! Five out of five hammers!
So what is your super hero persona?
Thursday, May 3, 2012
People have asked me what is going to make our hillbilies different from what is out there well for starters Brad Shier is doing them and we will have a unique range of weapons specific to the gane such as potato cannons. I am going to relaunch kickstarter but this time it will be for hillbilly and alien sculpts. Stay tuned! For photos of the new cephs check out the icfbts.blogspot.com
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
The party attacked on several fronts causing confusion among the guards. Sigrid took on a succubus and.other.than a few hits with her whip the succubus did not fare well against the fighter. Contingency the drow from Ebbron cast cloud kill and the zhents were toast. The bard Quinlan and her escorts peppered the fort.with a hail of arrows and acted as medics. The demon hunter cleric and zen archer took their side without much resistance at all.
The fort was protected by a pair of mages, a small garrison, six zhents, Max a tiefling antipalidan, and a master wizard who summoned two succubus and an ice demon to defend the.keep. The party walked away living their wounds but the fort lay in rubble leaving only one answer to their question - the demon empire can be defeated!