Monday 31 May 2010
Me old mucka Pulp Citizen is having a competition, with a chance to get your hands on a rare Pulp City 28mm figure. The idea of the competition is to write a brief description of a location of character from the Pulp City world. Sounds fun; I will be entering for sure. Follow this link to Pulp Citizen, one of the best super-blogs going (after this one, of course!) for more details.
More News. A while ago I blogged about a podcast I have been enjoying, featuring SciFi audio stories called Starship Sofa. While I am still loving my regular fix of SciFi goodness form the sofa, I have also recently discovered a new (well new to me at least) podcast called Secret World Chronicles, by Mercedes Lackey and Steve Libbey. Unlike Starship sofa, which features the works of different writers each episode, Secret World Chronicles is an ongoing story, with each episode building up the world and advancing the plot. The world Mercedes and Steve have created is one in which super humans have existed since Wold War Two, but which has, in the twenty first century, been invaded by aliens. Nazi aliens at that.
The writing is gripping, fast paced and fun, and the narration is excellent. I can't stop listening to it- in the car, cooking, even in bed. I can't recommend it enough to fans of the superhero genre.
Both Starship Sofa and Secret World Chronicles can be down loaded free of charge from Itunes. What are you waiting for?
Wednesday 26 May 2010
Master Psynarg of the Thrid Rite
Elite Sensi of the School of Psyonics
These figures are made by Black Cat Bases. I painted them in slightly silly four colour uniforms, and gave them silly names because I thought it suited their character. I also based the on the same Fenris Games resin bases I used for my Scifi game, giving them some cross over use. The might not be the best sculpted or best cast minis, but I really like them, and think they're a lot of fun. Hope you like them. There might be more on their way soon (an invasion?)
Wednesday 12 May 2010
Tuesday 11 May 2010
This mini is another Reaper one for the defunct Silver Age Sentinels role playing game -This chap is Officer Prometheus. All I had to do was sand of the police shield badge on his chest. Painting the flames was more good luck that skill. I wasn't very happy with them when I did them, but I think it photographs rather well.
Monday 10 May 2010
It might not be the poshest gaming room in the world (I have seen pictures of the Perry Twins gaming room- sweet gaming paradise!) but it's a good start. Next payday I am off to Argos to buy a kettle, tea bag storage jars and some mugs etc. What else could we possibly need?
By the way, yes, my gaming table is made of two Homebase wallpaper tables clamped together. I covered the surface in sand and stippled on various shades of brown with a brush. Clamped together, its not too wobbly. It's a very inexpensive way to make a board, and easy to transport too, should the situation warrant it. The whole thing cost about £30. It measures 3 foot 11, by 5 foot 11, so it's almost regulation size.
Friday 7 May 2010
Last week Leon (Pulp Citizen) and I got together for a game of Pulp City. We played two games. The highlight of the first was when Rook took out one of Leon's hero by pounding him into the asphalt with a trash dumpster. We also used the trial beta rules for creating minions to create some zombies, which were quite fun (an very hard to kill!).
The second game featured two level three (ie VERY hard) characters. That was a lot of fun, because they can use their powered to enhance the performance of their lesser team members. We ran out of time for the battle, but by the end it was obvious Leon's heroes had taken the day, but not without loosing a lot of their own to my evil minions.
No pictures this time, but next time we will do a full battle report and take loads.
Yeoman, aka business tycoon Richard Pickle, is a genius inventor, poet, warrior and all round renaissance man. Some have questioned the motives, and indeed the sanity, of a man who regularly puts himself in the line of fire to protect London from super-villains. He is known to have designed his powered armour and halberd himself. He provides Team Metro with it's technical support and with many of its resources.
It is widely known that Crusader and Yeoman are lovers, and have been for some time. Attempts to keep their relationship secret proved futile in the glare of the constant media scrutiny that follows Team Metro where ever they go.
Crusader is a now out of production Silver Age Sentinels figure, produced by Reaper, and sculpted by Sandra Garrity, to support the Role playing games of the same name. They were available in the UK but I acquired her from a friend in the USA. Yeoman is a Pulp City figure (Rook). I love this clunky armoured sculpt. He is one of my favorite figures from the entire range.