Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Privateer Press releases their new version of Warmachine as a PDF for free.

Now, the reason this intrigues ME is that the documents are completely unillustrated, which leaves things totally to the imagination about how these characters are supposed to look.

After a quick look at the PDFs it would be a blast to design characters and do paper minis based on the text. If only there was the time... I'd pick one of the armies and do a Reptilian redesign theme to it.


To our players:

We have decided to do something radical. We’ve been paying a lot of attention to our forums and talking with our players at the conventions this summer and it’s clear that the anticipation for MkII is driving everyone a little batty. Many are excited, some of you are a little afraid, but the suspense is killing everyone and the speculation is killing us! So after a great deal of deliberation we have decided that the best thing we can do for the mental well-being of our community is to completely change our plans and do what we said we wouldn’t: we’re going to put all of the MkII rules and model information online as PDF downloads, because four more months is just too damn long for everyone to be holding their breath.

There are some disclaimers and explanations that need to accompany this.

First, the rules and stat info are final. While the books and cards are still in layout and will be for the next few weeks before they go to press, this is the final form this information will take. So you can be confident that nothing you see here will change between now and when the rules come out in book form unless we find an editing mistake at the last moment that needs to be corrected. But our development on this is locked. You have the final data.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Papecraft Blasts from the Past

Once upon a time there was a website called Paperworlds. It was an online community of people interested in miniature wargaming using handmade papercraft game pieces. I used to visit that site every day and participate quite a lot. Unfortunately that site died a few seperate times over the past few years despite valiant attempts to revive it. The community has scattered a bit, but there are still a few of the diehards not only keeping the artform alive but really advancing it.

It the spirit of Paperworlds here are some of the old gaming bits I let loose upon the world all those 2 years ago. This stuff is free to use for any non-commercial reason. The titles are links to the zip files.

Your Friendly Robot Overlords

Modular Spaceship - "Bessie"

Various Little Nasties

These are really easy to cut out and assemble. Just print them on a cardstock that is a bit heavier and use a regular white glue or gluestick. I'll post more if I find them.

Friday, September 18, 2009

An Idea for Making Bend Points

I really like using alligator clip leads with my bending. Cheap, easy, awesome.

Here's an idea to pack lots of bend clip points into a small space using rigid metal wire. Hopefully it's useful to someone.

Use some thin rigid metal wire. I like galvanized STEEL.

Cut out a U-shape about a finger's length .

Do a double loop around a pen or something not very thick.

Use your thumb to hold it in place.

Hold the pen steady and twist it!

Remove the pen and here you have it, a nice fishing lure looking thing.

It's a great connection point for alligator clips.

Drill small holes in your instrument.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Wargame terrain videos by The Kamloopian

If you like to make dioramas or wargame terrain you need to check out the videos Steve Delaney is making. His website is Kamloopian.com . He can find a modeling use for just about anything and is generally a very creative guy.

Quicktips 4-Making a Hobbit Hole


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Mechanical Advantage - Pulleys

Very useful.