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Crowdfunding Spotlight: Hammer Steam Custom Design Copper Coins on Indiegogo

9 Jun

I wanted to draw your attention to this crowd-funder, that doesn’t seem to be getting any love. Hammer Steam are offering 20 people the chance to get their very own hammered copper coins to their own design specs with this project. Personally, I think that they are quite nice, they have an authentic look and come in a custom box to keep them in.

They seem perfect for LARP and RPG props or counters. My only hesitation is that of the finished designs, if I wanted to design and get myself a set, I’d want it to be exactly how I’d designed it, and judging from the pics, they do seem a bit ropey (the designs that is!) hopefully that wouldn’t be the case.

It’s quite reminiscent of something I’m currently planning (more of that when I have something to show) but I had to show you lot these potentially cool prop coins for your game.

Anyway, check it out on Indiegogo if it looks like something you’d be up for getting for yourself. There are 5 days left and so far, it’s had no takers, but I reckon it’s a project that is worth some love, so show some support and tell them the Grinning Skull sent you!!

Source: Custom Design Copper Coins! | Indiegogo

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Crowdfunding Spotlight: Greebo miniatures Hand of death on Indiegogo

10 Mar

I’ve mentioned Greebo miniatures before on here, and just thought I’d highlight their latest campaign.

The Hand of Death, mainly being composed of Rats and Turtles for use in fantasy football type games, are lovely little figures, heavily influenced by TMNT, but for me that indeed is a bonus. I’ve always loved all things Ninja turtles, and still do, so I was always going to love these minis. Even so they are intended for bloodbowl-esque games, there seems to be plenty of options for use with other styles of gaming, and some don’t need any adaption whatsoever.

I am a bit gutted that I don’t have cash available to get hold of some of these great figures, and am loving the Oni (above) even the eastern goblins are really good as well! Damn you greebo, for putting this on Indiegogo, at least I might have had a chance to get involved if it had been a KS!

You can check out all the options by going clicky on the link below!!

Hand of death – Rats and Turtles miniatures set | Indiegogo.

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Crowdfunding Spotlight: Wonderlands Project Shark Day Miniature on Indiegogo

5 Feb

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I am quite a sucker for weird and outlandish miniatures, and this project over on Indiegogo falls into that perfectly. Based on these lovely pictures by artist Maxim Verehin, I do hope that the miniatures that are getting sculpted can do justice to that which they are based upon. I wasn’t familiar with Wonderland’s work before, but by the looks it seems to be either below par (lots of pointless busts or poor sculpts) or ok-ish models. Kind of all over the place really, but methinks they are more for the collector rather than a wargamer.

I do love the creepy mushroom guy and his pig, but what puts me off is if they are going to deliver the goods when it comes to the execution of the end sculpt. if it’s anything like some of their back catalogue, I’ll give it a miss (check out the baby kabom mini, it’s utter shite) and spend my paypal balance elsewhere!

Still, who am I to judge? Anyways, there’s still 12 days left for them to get fully funded, so if you like the look of the minis, check it out over on Indiegogo and show your support!

Wonderlands Project – Maxim Verehin’s Shark Day Miniature | Indiegogo.

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Crowdfunding Spotlight: GamerGauge Kickstarter

19 Dec

I wanted to point out this KS, as I know there’ll be loads of you out there that this is going to interest.

This is the GamerGuage, a distance measuring system for wargaming that gets rid of the reliance for using the tape measure most of the time. The key to this, is the whole simplicity of it, reminding me of the measuring sticks that were used yesteryear, all be it on a smaller (inch) scale. Whilst not entirely groundbreaking, it is perfect for those smaller tight in encounters, where a tape measure is just a lot of faff!

You know there’s a lot of talk that Kickstarter is dragging it’s feet now, and that it’s become no more than a glorified pre-order system, but I don’t think that’s true at all.

Indeed there are some utterly atrocious and just plain bad stuff on there, just a good look under the surface of the dross, there indeed is plenty of gems still there. You just have to look.

Check out the project page to see if you’d like to get in on the act!

GamerGauge Tabletop Wargaming Measuring Device by Ryan Keller — Kickstarter.

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Crowdfunding Spotlight: Duel Fighters Kickstarter

2 Dec

I thought I’d draw attention to this KS, a 75mm scale game no less (Could this be a new trend in scales?)

Duel fighters, like I said is a 75mm game of cinematic combat, with larger scale “highly detailed” resin figures, and accessories. With a slick presentation and stylish art, Duel fighters is certainly nice looking in the sea of other mini based crowdfunding campaigns, which is probably a good thing nowadays due to the sheer number of wargaming KS’s on there.

There’s also plenty of additional bolt-ons for potential funders, including scenics, battle mats and cups! (whoopee!) Its said the game can be played in 45 minutes and has a more RPG feel than a standard wargame, but given the size of the figures that is probably right. The figures themselves are resin and I have to say, look great, like I said before, overall the look is stylish and well polished indeed.

Now, here’s where I kind of poo-poo a bit, so to speak. Firstly, compatability. There will be lots of people who would potentially want to use other figures with the game, which with the scale size, is probably going to put some off. 75mm isn’t a usual size, so proxies will be a problem to sort. Next is that I feel that the cost is a tad prohibitive, but before you shout at me and stuff, I do think it’s kind of pricey with £50 for just two resin figures, and yes you do get dice and the actual game and fluff etc, but I think that’s rather on the steep side to shell out for a game with just two figures.

I realise the costs of a KS, and that all these additional factors need to be worked into the overall cost of the final prices, sure, but other than the figures, I feel there’s not too much meat on the bone for investors (you know what I mean?)

Anyway, they have reached funding (£22,309 of £18,000) so what do I know! Go and have a look for yourself, even so I won’t be investing, I know that for some of you reading this, it will.

DUEL FIGHTERS by SCALE GAMES — Kickstarter.

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