Thursday, 28 September 2017

CXLI. Updates On Several Fronts



Monstrous Births is slowly getting there, with only one miniature left to convert and paint. This means the short campaign ought to be ready and played out in November or December. Meanwhile, it came to life in a different form: that of a pen and paper RPG adventure. A few months back, I was approached by Witold Krawczyk with the proposal to co-write an adventure and enter it in this year's Quentin. I learned that Quentin is a Polish contest for best unpublished adventure scenario, held every year since 1999. I said yes and we agreed to adapt the story of Monstrous Births into RPG form. This required more fleshing out and expanding than I originally expected and, before we submitted it, Witold had to translate the entire text into Polish - the official language of the contest. We managed to meet the deadline, and when the results were published at the Copernicon convention last week, we were delighted. Pomiot (that's what MB's title is in Polish), was pronounced the winner of this year's Quentin. We hoped it could happen, but honestly did not expect it. We have plans for the adventure in terms of publishing, but that's a story for a different time. Thanks for initiating this, Witold; it was a pleasant collaboration.

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On to the figures. Two more Misshapen Deer done, only one to go.

I added a different species of deer for some variety in fur colour.

The deformities. Along with creative numbers of limbs in both, one of the deer is cyclocephalus, and the other is dicephalus.


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Queen Ligia of Folda received a fresh batch of subjects: four new Crypt Ghouls join my FeC warband.

Parts came from various kits again - from Empire State Troops to recent 40K Poxwalker.

On a related note, Ex Profundis announced another online contest in the vein of The Eclipse earlier this year. This time around the theme is monsters and the deadline is Halloween. Awesome! This is just that bit of extra motivation I needed to get to work on the next member of Ligia's royal court. The Eclipse had some really nice entries, and I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone does with their monster designs.   



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And finally, a new pair of variants of the green man shield sculpt. I use leftover putty for those, so they get made more-or-less spontaneously.

13 comments:

  1. Congratulations, I would love to get my hands on the adventure Pomiot,hopefully in english. Your new ghouls are even more superb as I expected. Oh I like your Poxwalker!!! The misshapen Deers make me kind of sad, which is a good thing I guess. Great post!

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    1. Thanks! It will definitely get published in English, I just don't yet know when and through what channels. I have a few illustrations to add first, in any case.
      I need the Poxwalker's third arm for the upcoming monster conversion, and the rest was sitting unused. Waste not, want not - he is well suited to be a tall Ghoul.

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  2. Nice to see this deers and to know about the scenario in RPG. Waiting to know more about it!

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    1. Thanks! You'll find out all you need to know when it's ready. :)

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  3. Excellent... so weird and creepy, and so well executed!

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  4. I just love those deers to death! So awesome Ana :)

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  5. I was looking through my old posts and noticed you commented on one of my posts,Thanks a ton, you are like a celebrity to me!

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    1. Thanks! Your work is much better than what I was able to produce at your age. Keep it up. :)

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  6. Lol, AoS28 it's only a wanna be Warhammer.
    Hagen

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