Saturday, March 30, 2013

Save Versus Poverty!

Well, outside of one recent RPG backing of a Kickstarter, I've managed to avoid several I wanted to become involved in.

For example, Zombicide 2 looks fantastic. I like some of the figures in the original set. I haven't backed the second one because I've never PLAYED the first one. Completely my fault, but if I haven't played the first one, no matter how shinny the stuff from the new one looks, what are the chances that I'm going to suddenly become a gaming fool? Not good I suspect.

Hell Dorado just had a Kickstarter and they have a fantastic range of figures. I own several figures from the range but no the core rule book and I've never played it. I have painted some of the characters and still have several that are primed and ready to paint. Again, save!

Empire of the Dead had a fantastic value going for it's expansion but again, it's a game I'm not into. Many of the miniatures are a little too specific for the genre. And it's one that I think I'd enjoy, but without the actual dedication or time to playing the games I've got now, or finishing the ones I'm into now...

Mind you, there are several still ongoing that I'm tempted by. Dwarven Forge has a lot of dungeon terrain and I've used it in the past. It's a little awkward to carry around and set up when you have a lot of them going so I haven't used it in a long time. The new sets are meant to be less expensive than the previous ones while keeping the quality. I'll keep an eye on it.

Drake looks fantastic. I could easily see myself using several of these figures for my dungeons and dragons campaigns. But... I'm looking at a shelf of unpainted figures that includes characters from Freebooter, Warmachine, Malfiaux, Warhammer, Warlord, and a few other ranges I can't name off the top of my head. Ditto for Torn Armor. Some of the larger figures in particular look mighty tempting. The minotaur brothers? The golems? But... the whole money and time and new game thing...

Another problem though, outside of possible move, which will require massive funds, and lack of time, and the material I already own, is the stuff I've already paid for that has not come in yet including a large batch from Red Box Games, Reaper, and Dark Platypus. With many hundreds of dollars there unaccounted for in terms of my possessions, can I really 'man down' more hundreds for toys I'm not going to use?

For now, the will save is made and the answer is no.

Anyone else find themselves conflicted between supporting some great ideas and having the dreaded real life issues hold you back?

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Stonehaven Trolls

So first off, I haven't forgotten this blog, I've just been getting beat at the Game of Life. My mom has been sick, like in the hospital, out, into physical rehab, back into the hospital, and now back out. She's spent December through last week out of the apartment.

I got a 'promotion' that has net pay less than what I was making, but I should be working less net hours so raise? It's also not my style of job I'm quicly finding out and that is also taking its toll on the mental stress levels.

Oh yeah, I also have no lease! My landlord decided to flip the building. I'm shocked I say. After living here for like four years, and the guy NEVER painting the hallways that he already patched up, or not replacing the missing doorknob, or not keeping the place upkept at all, I'm shocked I say.

So yeah, that is another stress level kick up.

I've also not been painting! So yeah, not much to post if no painting.

On the other hand, some of the Sedition Wars stuff came in.

I haven't opened the box yet.

In addition, some of my Antimatter Kickstarter stuff also came in.

That box is also unopened.

My airbrush has sat unused for many a moon but I bought some Badger Minitaire paint. Amazon sat on that order from a loooong time but it's finally here.

The box is also unopened.

Anyone seeing a pattern there?

So why post now?
Yup, I finished a miniature. This one is from Stonehaven Minaitures and is a Kickstarter Exclusive. I hope they change their minds on that as he's a fun figure. He's friggin' huge. He's also the second one I've painted.

As you may be able to tell, I wanted the too to look very different from each other. I know GW has both blue and green trolls so I figured why not go with that. In addition, these guys don't really look like say, Dungeons and Dragons trolls so I wasn't too worried about keeping any standard colors to them. I think most of it was done with Games Workshop paint but I started on the guy so long about I couldn't be sure of that.