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History in the making!

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The world’s first 15mm - 1/100 scale, Injected plastic, science fiction model kit for tabletop gaming!

4.5" tall (114mm)
This kit has all the features and details of its big brother, fully poseable, featuring quick swap weapon arms for future releases.
This kit comes complete with advanced capacitor coolers and the Excalibur sword option!


This is not the same 15mm scale kit we made in resin, the resin kits were 5.5” tall and fixed pose. These will be 4.5” tall (a true conversion to 15mm scale) and fully poseable just like their big brother. If there is enough interest (backers) I can release all the weapon options you see for the 28mm kits in this scale and in this Kickstarter project!
Iron-Core is being fast tracked so you will have a game to use both the 15 and 28mm figures in. I would love to see the 15mm scale take off! Iron-Core is a vehicle centric game and 15mm is a better scale for that kind of game, as well as being kinder to the pocket book ;)
If you would like to see all ei…

Another heavy weapon opens up!

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One more stretch goal down, and the Nova Cannon will now be a plastic kit!

Two stretch goals down!

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We are into some exciting stuff! The Beowulf/Grendel guns will now be plastic models and we have a large selection of goodies laid out in front of us ;)

Did someone ask for more Leviathan weapons?

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Weapon Swaps for the Leviathan Crusader and Mortis
These are Kickstarter exclusives and not likely to be released until the variant that uses these weapons are made into complete model kits! If you want them, now is the time to get them, or you may be waiting a very long time for these optional weapons.


Restrictions: In order to add these optional arms you must pledge for at least one Leviathan Crusader or Mortis (If the Mortis stretch goal is reached).
These hot swap weapon arms will allow you to instantly customize your Crusader or Mortis, Twist and remove the current arm and slap on one of these beauties! The weapon arm kits will come complete with the armor plating you need for the Crusader (for both Left and right arms)and you can simply leave the extra armor off for your Mortis kits.
*Some arms are right or left specific, so you will need to specify which arm, left or right hand version you would like when we send out the survey. But why not pledge for a matching set!

At $61,000, a…

Eisenkern Support Weapons Set; now available in Plastic!

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And yet another goal is met! The Support Weapons Set will now be a plastic model!
Congrats to all and a big thank you to everyone who made this possible.

F is for Fetchlings (maybe)

According to the Advanced Race Guide

Fetchlings:Long ago, fetchlings were humans exiled to the Shadow Plane, but that plane’s persistent umbra has transformed them into a race apart. These creatures have developed an ability to meld into the shadows and have a natural affinity for shadow magic. Fetchlings—who call themselves kayal—often serve as emissaries between the inhabitants of the Shadow Plane and the Material Plane.

With the following Racial Characteristics
+2 Dexterity, +2 Charisma, –2 Wisdom: Fetchlings are quick and forceful, but often strange and easily distracted by errant thoughts.
Native Outsider: Fetchlings are outsiders with the native subtype.
Medium: Fetchlings are Medium creatures and receive no bonuses or penalties due to their size.
Normal Speed: Fetchlings have a base speed of 30 feet.
Darkvision: Fetchlings can see in the dark up to 60 feet.
Low-Light Vision: Fetchlings can see twice as far as humans in conditions of dim light.
Skilled: Fetchlings have a +2 racial bonus …

Two stretch goals down!

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Two down more to go.....



Thank you!

Why do I bother....

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David over at DWARTIST is at it again.

Makes me wonder why I ever bother to pick up a paintbrush :)

He just started painting up one of the Eisenkern Kreigsmarine.




He is forever painting up something new and interesting.... go give his blog a look and see what I am taking about.

Kickstarter Exclusive!

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Wai Kee Hui, the owner of WGF and manufacturer, is as excited about this project as I am. He has graciously offered to produce a Kickstarter special item as a way to say thank you to the supporters. All backers at the $20.00 level or above will receive an exclusive 28mm figure of a Feral Shadokesh and Handler.

The Shadokesh are the mortal enemies of the Eisenkern faction. The first human contact with the Shadokesh was made by a delegation from Eisenkern. The Shadokesh met with the human delegation, studied them and when they were satisfied they were of no use to the Shadokesh Empire they were violently dispatched. The Dhar-Hazier were given a similar reception over seven hundred years before. The outcome was quite different, the Shadokesh were forced to re-evaluate the danger this race may pose to the Shadokesh Empire. The Dhar-Hazier have now been at war with the Shadokesh for 753 years.

Something Wicked This Way Comes!

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Thanks to all of you, this project is now funded!



The  Leviathan Crusader and Stormtroopers will be produced in plastic!



THANK YOU!



What's next?
Well, I have lots of stretch rewards and some you have not yet seen..... I would like to thank all of you for helping a little indi company step into the big world of plastic miniatures!

40K Stretch Goal (FREE TO OUR BACKERS)


45K Stretch Goal (FREE TO OUR BACKERS)


50K Stretch Goal


60K Stretch Goal

80K Stretch Goal

90K Stretch Goal

100K Stretch Goal

F is for Femanx and Forlarren

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Back on July 1st, I blogged about the alien race known as the Femanx that caused onto Porphyra. It you didn't read it you can find the entry here. I believe I called them Femiax but I believe that name is closed content so in the final Races of Porphyra and Lands of Porphyra they will be address as Femanx.

The other race that we have worked up for the letter F is the forlarren. Forlarren are the unfortunate offspring of demonic forces and nymphs. They are a very troubled race. We first worked with the folarren as a playable race back in Monstrous Races: The Second Wave and they turned out something like this.

FORLARREN RACIAL TRAITS
(0 RP) +2 Dexterity, +2 Wisdom, -2 Intelligence: Forlarren are graceful and intuitive, but possess only a low cunning that serves their cruelty.
(2 RP)Fey: Forlarren are of the fey type. Forlarren possess no racial hit dice and exchange the features of their fey type for the class features of a PC or NPC class.
(0 RP) Medium: Forlarren are Medium creatures …

IndieCade 2012

Well, it's official.

Hidden in Plain Sight has been nominated as a finalist for IndieCade 2012.

I'm still not exactly sure what that means.  I think I understand that the game will be on display somewhere for the public to play.  I guess it's also up to win one of the awards.  I don't know if there are prizes to be had, or if it's just publicity.  But it's pretty cool.

I'm really honored and flattered, of course.

IndieCade is in early October up in Smell-A.  So I guess I'll cruise up there for at least part of it over that weekend.  Should be fun!

ICONS!

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Crusader at Gencon Video

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At about 5:40 but watch the whole thing ;)


Another great bit of coverage fro Gencon!

Stormtrooper Accessory Pack

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Here we have the Stormtrooper Accessory Pack.


This pack will allow you to customize your troopers in ways unimaginable with most miniature lines. Let your imagination run wild, build vignettes, dioramas; tell a story with your imagination as the only limit!

If you’re like me, you love the ability to customize your minis so that no two look alike. The combinations you can achieve are staggering. This pack includes multiple arm and hands, heads, weapons, pouches and other accessories of war.

We would also like to introduce you to the Cargo Mule, a semi-autonomous mechanical beast of burden. No longer do you need to tie up valuable fighting forces, hauling supplies, ammunition and light support weapons from one end of a battlefield to the other. The (HHM) Hammer Head Mule is capable of following simple commands such as, follow, return to depot and move to that objective. The other option is to utilize the (CCM) Central Command Mule, controlled by your command detachment via a coms link rou…

The Self, Presence and Storytelling

At GDC last week I gave a talk called "The Self, Presence and StoryTelling". There will be a version of it up on the GDC Vault in 2 - 3 weeks I think and hopefully it will be free like last years' talk. Before that comes up I will put up a pdf version of the talk containing a bit more information (something I promised at the end of my talk). You can get hold of that here:

Download "The Self, Presence and Story-telling"

Get the mobi version here (thanks to Tomasz Rozanski for creating this).

The paper is basically a summary about a lot of the stuff that has been written on this blog. It is an attempt to define a new design approach that makes it easier to make games that can deal with a wider range of themes and let you play all the way through. I would be very interesting any feedback you got as I would like to keep the document updated and revised if there are any new insights or any info in it that is no longer true.

EDIT: Proof-read the paper a bit and made a li…

Fehr's Ethnology: Avoodim

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Fehr's Ehtnology: Avoodim profiles the avoodim race for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.

In the Hierarchy of Heaven, the testing of souls for filling the ranks of the Archons is bound to have some that do not quite measure up, that come up short in the requirements of the Most High. Some small flaw, some minor shortcoming may disqualify a soul for front-line service. What the exact process is, no living man may know, but though most who fall short strive to rejoin, improve and better themselves for another try, there are those who give up, ashamed that they were not chosen and lacking the will to try again. These bitter souls are forcibly returned to the world below, into powerful bodies, in the hopes that another chance will change the outcome. These exiles are the avoodim (male avood, female avooda), which means “The Lost” in the corrupted Celestial dialect that they use. Burdened with the pain of their rejection, but gifted in many other ways, they struggle to work …

Crusader at Gencon (Booth 1649) Wargames Factory Booth.

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Woot, it made it without damage. Sorry about the pic quality, this was shot on a phone camera. Sure will be nice to have these in plastic... a lot less worries when transporting :)



Off to a B-Day party. Will check in and chat/answer Kickstarter questions tomorrow.

All the best!
Mark-

Eisenkern Support Weapons Set

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Here is the Support Weapons Set for the Eisenkern Stormtroopers.




AA/Sentry gun, Light Cannon and Mortar.

E is for Erkunae

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Erkunae are from the Fehr's Ethnology series available from our vendors.

Erkunae
The erkunae are a race of people similar in many ways to humans, but they have allowed sorcerous pacts with outsiders to alter their race substanially. They hail from the mist-covered island of Erkusaa. They spend much of their time plotting against each other instead of enslaving nearby nations as they once did. The erkunae have access to many magical and martial resources, and are very skilled in both disciplines. They keep slaves, both mundane and magical, and have a reputation of aloof cruelty and a certain alienness of attitude. Many within their society are beginning to question their age-old traditions, and perhaps, change may yet visit the island of the erkunae.


It is the best selling version of the Fehr's Ethnology so far. When this race is compiled into the full Fehr's Ethnology, it will have this new art by Matt Morrow.

Kickstarter supporters widgets

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Here are a few widgets for anyone who would like to support the DreamForge-Games Kickstarter project. You don’t need to be a contributor to help out....

Just copy and paste to your desktop and use them anywhere you would like (please be considerate)



If you would like to make these click links; refer to this url http://dreamforge-games.com/kickstart
Here are the codes most sites will accept it will create the Leviathan widget. Use it in your sig, on your blog or anywhere you think would help spread the news...


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