Sunday, May 31, 2009

Where Heroes Dare! updates...

The End is Near. I'm about 90% done with the Where Heroes Dare! book. Over the weekend I hashed out the Campaign Rules for creating your own stories one Chapter at a time. Also in the Campaign section the Characters in your teams grow in Fortune or suffer in Peril depending on who was still standing at the end of the game. A few more test games and it will just be a matter of a little proofreading and dropping in the rest of the art.

So what kind of team would you pick for Where Heroes Dare!? A Creepy Cultist leading his murderous disciples or maybe a German Mystic with an attache of German SS?



Or Maybe an All American Nazi Smasher leading a team of clandestine operatives is more up your alley.
These are all available to your tailoring in Where Heroes Dare!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

More History from a Dystopian Future...

I found a few more scans of characters I had drawn in the 90's for Gamma World RPGing and also for a comic book project I did. The comic book I did was 16 pages long and was meant to be an opener to a full story set in a post apocalyptic society called Murder World. The picture to the side is one of Stryges, one of the major villains, who leads an enforcer caste known as the Legion. The comic starts off with the hero of the book leaving the Legion and who is then put on trial and sentenced to death by impalement in the wastelands. Yes it is not a PG comic. If I get time with all the Where Heroes Dare! stuff I'm currently working on, I may post some pages of the comic.

Doc

Friday, May 29, 2009

The Best Pulp List Ever...



This needs to be read by every fan of the Pulp or Movie Serial genre:

http://www.megaloceros.net/pulp.htm


Good Stuff!

Doc

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Days gone past...


I
used to have a lot of Games Workshop stuff many, many moons ago. I stumbled across some photos of it and thought I would share. The images are not the best, these were taken with an old film camera, but some shots of the Genestealer Cult Army I had, enjoy!


Genestealer Patriarch
The Magus with Familiar
Hybrids
A Cultist Chimera
Brood Brother Guardsmen

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

GAMMA, GAMMA, HEY...

GAMMA WORLD

Our local gaming group has been working it's way through some RPG action in the best environment, the fall of Mankind ala Gamma World. I grew up GMing the 3rd and 4th editions, but we are using the Alternity variant with success in my opinion. The rules are easy enough to remember for once a month games and the detail can be as much or as little as you want. The other plus is that everything you need to play is in one book. Above, I dug out some old sketches I made in the 90's while waiting for exposures to finish at work, check 'em out.

Memorial Day weekend...

Fun at Bethany Beach, Delaware. Not too many people, water was a little cold, but we had a great time. My daughter went in her first Haunted House ride and loved it and went in her first water park, Jungle Jim's which although pricey, was a blast. Looking forward to next time down :)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Twisted Science!

New additions to the Lab today. First a look at some new basing I have done to simulate concrete or pavers. I mixed a few drops of black ink, some fine sand, a little water together with plaster and painted the bases with it. After it dried I dry brushed with white and then went in with an exacto knife and scored paver lines on the base. Lastly I mixed watered down black acrylic and painted it into the scored lines. I am pretty happy with how it turned out and will be using this method for more of my Pulp stuff.

New basing method.
Klank moves!
Professor Enist tests the Tesla Rifle.

Pilot Jim Hardy and his trusty companion Sarah Sturdy.
The Masked Avengeress!!
Klaus, son of the Mad Doktor Umlaut.
The Mad Doktor Umlaut abd his twisted son Klaus.
The Mad Doktor and his Lab flunkies Knuckles and Shank.

To be continued...

Doc

Monday, May 18, 2009

The Tomb of Shezmu the Slayer...

The next Chapter to our Where Heroes Dare! story takes us to the site of Professor Enist's discovery, Shezmu the Slayer's Tomb. Shezmu, the Egyptian Demon of Execution, is rumored to have been bound by 100 curses to this prison on earth and Fu Manchu seeks to unleash his power on the decadent West. Who will stop him? Will he succeed?

To be continued...

Doc

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Arts and Entertainment...




I saw the Star Trek movie on Friday and although I'm not a huge Star Trek fan, I do not know the Ferengi laws of acquisition but do know they exist, I found the movie very enjoyable. In fact one of the best out of what they have made. Good stuff!

Music, currently enjoying:

No Thanks! Punk of the 70's. It's got a few lemons, but most is really good stuff. Also listening to Rachmaninoff's Piano Concierto's and Yo Yo Ma's Silk Road Journey's which are great background music for writing/painting.

Books: Finished this

http://www.amazon.com/The-Bloody-White-Baron-ebook/dp/B001QA4TI2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1242557986&sr=8-2


Great book covering the Baron's life and an interesting look at Buddhism and Mongholia in the 20-30's. Still reading the bio on Durruti, the Anarchist leader of the Durruti Column in the Spanish Civil War. Good book with lots of detail on the culture and environment of Spain's turbulent years.

Any other good books, music, films out there?

Doc

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Museum of Madness, AAR

Hogan lays down a Haymaker on Susan Storm, throwing her onto a case and taking her out of action.
Susan Storm advances through the Museum's statuary.
Fu Manchu and Pah Li advance on the Knight's Templar.
East meets West! Templars clash against the Si-Fan overlords.
The Knight's Templar!
Hogan searches for Clues.

The US Rocket Corps advance.
What Evil lurks in the Heart of Men?
The Shadow Knows!
Si-Fan thugs routed!
The Museum of Madness
Another view.

Our Heroes travel to the Singapore Museum of Antiquities at the distressed call of Professor Enist only to find old enemies and new foes. The Templars came seeking the Professor for some reason and Knights charged the forces of Si-Fan killing 2 of them in deadly hand to hand. Fu Manchu, Pah Lee, and his deadly cobra attacked back destroying the Templars as they searched cases for their quarry. At the other entrance to the Hall of Antiquities, the Rocket Corp mowed down two more Si-Fan thugs, routing them. The Shadow and his old companion Hogan arrived and blazed away at the Rocket Corps igniting Captain Achilles pack and killing him and his team. Susan Storm charges Hogan only to be laid out by his Cast Iron Arm. The Templars found the Professor under one of the Museum cases and escaped with him under withering fire from one of the Shadow's BAR toting supporters.

To be Continued...

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Museum of Madness...

What terror awaits in the Singapore Museum? Forces collide in this next game of Where Heroes Dare!. Our Heroes investigate the call for help from an old friend, Professor Enist, but the diabolical minions of Si-Fan have other ideas...

To be Continued...

Doc

Monday, May 4, 2009

What I'm playing on screen...

I dug out my Playstation 1 and have been replaying Final Fantasy Tactics which is a turn based, fantasy strategy game. It's a lot like a miniatures game with some roleplaying elements. You can hire soldiers, raise their abilities, and change their jobs as you fight through an in depth story/campaign. Rated one of the best games for PS1, give it a try.

Doc