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I'm in - and given the campaign is already over 500% funded already, apparently a lot of people like this idea

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My cat is pissed that I backed this.
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Dublin, Ireland

This gave me a right old smile this morning, what a cool idea
You gotta do a Red Setter too!

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By 1-irt: Still as long as Hissy keeps showing up this is one of the most entertaining threads ever.

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from the comments, may be of interest to some

John Brieger Superbacker about 3 hours ago

I put together a little 2 page RPG compatible with this campaign:

if anyone wants a free copy of Doggo Delvers: https://dl.orangedox.com/doggodelvers


The realm is in grave danger and you can only be certain of these two things:

ONE – This is the outset of the greatest quest the world has ever known.
TWO – You are a VERY GOOD DOG.


I saw Russ posting some info about the Dungeons and Doggies campaign a few weeks ago and hacked this together on top of Grant Howitt's Honey Heist. If you haven't played Honey Heist, it's a lightweight, one-shot storytelling game focused on improv. And all the rules fit on 2 pages!

Hope people enjoy!

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I think it's safe to say that the campaign has been a huge success so far, and there is no motivation like success! I've already begun planning out the next doggies I'll be sculpting up - but what breeds/classes do you want to see?

I've also seen a LOT of comments about cats. No promises, but it's certainly a very cool idea! Cats & Caves...Cats & CATacombs...any suggestions on a name for them?

Dog Cosplay! #DungeonsAndDoggies

Finally, to round out today's update - how would you like your four legged friend feature in the next set of dogs?

Throughout the length of the campaign we'll be running a social media competition! All you have to do is take a picture of your dog, or a friends, dressed in cosplay and post it on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter with the hashtag #DungeonsAndDoggies

for example this adorable doggie

I'll pick my favourite on the final day of the campaign and announce the winner then.


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Daily doggy digest time

this is doing really, really well (£140,454 pledged of £15,000 goal with 5,135 backers)

the project creators are staying with the orginal plan so far, no stretch goals or additions so they get this done and delivered as planned, but further campaigns in the future look a good bet (Cats and Catacombs anybody?)

The Pdf's are due to be made available to backers in May 2019 alongside the minis.

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I caved and backed it. I know I will never paint them, and all my D&D these days is digital so I will never even put them on the table.

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Great sculpting, well captured personas and lots of detail. Good luck with the Kickstarter.

PVC? Hard pass. Not even for a penny. Have a nice brexit.

Pledge 2017:
Infinity - Ariadna (8/10) : Hordes - Circle Orboros (7/10) : Alkemy - various (12/10) : Burrows-n-badgers (10/10) : KoW and misc fantasy (13/10)

Pledge 2018:
Infinity - Ariadna (11/10) : Hordes - Circle Orboros (11/10) : Alkemy - various (11/10) : Burrows-n-badgers (11/10) : KoW and misc fantasy (11/10) : Deadzone and misc Sci-Fi (11/10) : Warmachine - Convergence of Cyriss (14/0)

Pledge 2019:
Unbuilt remaining - 42, painted 39/75 
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Pupdate 4 - Doggie Wallpaper & The Good Mother Doggie Deity

HI all, Russ here!

Just a quick update to say we are exactly two days in and over 5,200 of the very best humans (and dogs) have joined us to make this a reality!

This is simply to say thank you, and reaffirm that as well as working on getting the project looking its absolute best, we will be sharing some fantastic snippets and other cool stuff in the coming days so stay tuned!

Once again, your support means the world to the team working with me on this and we will make you all proud!

Symbol of The Good Mother

The Good Mother - Deity of Dogs

The Good Mother may be worshipped by divine canine adventurers instead of an existing deity. Her symbol is that of a mother encircling a sleeping pup and she is the embodiment of protection, nurturing and companionship. Her followers are devoted to a strong belief in the importance and power of familial and friendship bonds, the strength found in cooperation and the enrichment of companionship. They are also fierce in their protection of those they see as their pack.

All awakened doggies know of the Good Mother. This is an instinctive understanding and memory of the nurturing they received as puppies. This well-known aspect of the Good Mother is known as She who Nurtures, and has been adopted by Clerics, Bards and some Druids.

However, as more doggies awaken, more aspects of the Good Mother are being discovered. Canine whispers of She Who Hunts or She Who Protects are slowly entering the world of dogs...

Shrines to the Good Mother

Some Doggies have come across Shrines to the Good Mother. These cannot be seen but must be sniffed out. What may appear as a normal, unassuming patch of ground to other races is a fascinating hidden way to a spiritually uplifting place of power for dogs connected to the Good Mother.

It is said that if a Doggie discovers a Shrine to the Good Mother, she may enter it by bowing, or offering a paw. Once inside this mysterious sanctuary – usually constructed of natural ma-terials and with the lingering scent of a recent litter – the doggie feels refreshed and replen-ished. If some time is spent in the shrine, concentrating on the aspect that the Doggie feels closest to, sometimes a boon is conferred. Doggies have reported their coats feeling shinier and softer, their claws sharpening, and their bite strengthening.

Sample Cleric Ability: Aspect of the Amicable
You gain the ability to cast Charm Person once per short rest. You also gain proficiency in persuasion.

Download Dungeons & Doggies Wallpaper!

I've made up some wallpaper for you to use, if you're so inclined, just thought it would be a nice way to further support the campaign in your own little way. It's available to download below:

Download here (well visit the campaign update then click here)

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Pupdate 5- 5000+ Backers, dogs in YOUR game world and alignment chart

HI everyone! Russ here with another Pupdate for the weekend and, my goodness, what a few days…

We are now a canine community of over 5000 people ready to let the dogs loose in their game worlds! That is incredible, there is no other word for it! Again, and sorry to sound like a stuck record, but I am truly grateful at the faith each of you has shown in the project

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(continuation of the update text, for some reason dakka won't take it pasted in a single block)

So…how DO you release dogs into your game world?

The core idea behind the rules we are creating for Animal Adventures: Tales of Dungeons and Doggies is that you can run a whole canine world if you wish, BUT we intended to make it really easy to incorporate dog characters into standard D&D campaigns and parties, fighting and adventuring alongside their elven, dwarven and other kindred souls.

To that end the companion contains a series of hooks and ideas for the impact that intelligent dogs might have on a world, from the deity worship we touched on yesterday to blacksmiths who specialise in dog-compatible armour and weapon modifications! We also touch on languages, as players can determine the means by which their dog communicates- do you speak on Common, or are you just REALLY good at letting people know the kids have fallen in the old well?

It is our intention that you can decide how common or otherwise dogs are in your game. My own campaign has them as rare, but around in enough numbers that you could have several in one party. But if you chose to make your doggy adventurer the first of her kind, that’s supported as well.

The magic items we are including will reflect this as well- some of them are useful but utilitarian items but there are a couple of legendary items which could seed the origin of intelligent dogs into the foundation of your world’s lore. The emphasis really is on you using the information as best suits your own needs.

In support of this, we have introduced a new Character Background, the Awakened Animal for creating characters. We present the initial playtest version this below and welcome any feedback you have. This could be adapted to other animals over time but has a distinctly doggy flavour right now!

Background : Awakened Animal

You are a self aware, fully sentient member of a species usually only recognised as possessing ‘animal level’ intelligence. How did such a thing occur? Some animals are exposed to arcane or divine elements that change them, some may have been deliberately altered or experimented upon, whilst others may simply be born... Different.

Regardless of the exact circumstances of your awakening, you have determined that the life of a mute companion and pet is not for you. The one place in this world where the unique and extraordinary have a chance to realise their ambition and seek answers is the path of adventure, compelling you out into the wider world.

You still retain a deeply held desire to be of use and benefit to those around you. Now, equipped with a perspective on the world few of your kind ever possess, you have set your paws on an incredible journey...

Skill Proficiencies: Insight, Persuasion
Languages: any one
Equipment: An object relating to your awakening, such as the worn scroll you slept under as a puppy or a locket with the image of the family you were born to. A well chewed toy. 1d6 gp of scrounged valuables.

Feature: A friend by every fireside.

You can use the vast and often unregarded population of dogs that is found throughout society to your advantage. You are always aware of the local canine population and can seek information about the locality and goings on from the many dogs you encounter. By sniffing popular places and scents, you can learn instantly limited information about a place such as quality of water and food supplies, population levels, general mood and atmosphere. Furthermore, you can usually find a friendly local dog who can help you seek safe and welcoming accommodation, food and shelter.

Suggested personality traits.

Dogs, awakened or otherwise, are shaped by their history of development alongside the sentient races as companions and allies. Your personality is likely to reflect this history and your ideals will tend towards selflessness and the maintaining the welfare of those you see as your pack, as well as an instinctive desire to aid and comfort. Your bonds are often people or favourite objects that have great value and meaning. Your flaws may be related to being overprotective to the point of jealousy, or a deeply buried resentment at the way dogs have been treated by some unsavoury aspects of society, which conflicts with your other drives and emotions.

Personality trait 1d8

1. I tend to the dramatic, as a creature of impulse I have few middle gears and often narrate my circumstances with great flair and florid expression.
2. I dislike conflict and try to be a calming mediator, seeking common ground in conflict.
3. I have a tendency to diffuse tension with humour and love doing silly tricks to make people like me.
4. When in a new place, I have a need to... Establish my ownership...
5. I am the one who charges into every situation with gusto, rarely stopping to think about consequences.
6. I get bored easily if I'm not the centre of attention.
7. I love to play more than anything, be it racing around with children or more cerebral fare.
8. I'm constantly delighted by fooling people into thinking I'm a normal dog, and I'm not against using this to my advantage.

Ideal 1d6

1. Selflessness. I believe in self sacrifice and unhesitating action to improve the lives of others.
2. Aid. My skills are a gift to the world and I must assist in endeavours where I can be of use.
3. Family. Nothing is more important than the people we love. I'd do anything to keep family together.
4. Comfort. I cannot stand to see a creature in pain and will act within my power to provide succour and lift spirits.
5. Knowledge. I have a unique gift and perspective, and I must share that, and further my knowledge of the world so maybe more like me can follow.
6. Change. My enhanced understanding of the world shows me many injustices. I have a deep desire to enact change within the world order, one day at a time.

Bond 1d6

1. The magical writings of my lost master gave me this gift, now I bear them to the place they must be laid.
2. The one who did this to me did not expect me to escape. But my return will be even more shocking.
3. When the one who made me this way set off on their long quest, they were ignorant of what they had given me. I will find them and together we will achieve greatness.
4. I made a promise that the child I knew as a pup would always be safe. I work towards that still.
5. This object may look like junk, but it is the last tie to a lost past. One day I will return that past to the world.
6. There are others like me, for I am their kin. I will seek them out no matter what.

Flaw 1d6

1. I cannot escape the loneliness I feel as a singular intelligence among animals and long to meet another like myself.
2. Deep down, I am angry at the way my species is treated and I am easily offended by condescending attitudes or perceived cruelties.
3. I fear losing my companions and so I can react to strangers with mistrust and even aggression.
4. I regard myself as a superior version of my kind, and I am prone to forcing non sentient dogs into submission.
5. I've never let go of my basic instincts and can be the cause of social awkwardness with my canine behaviour.
6. My willingness to trust and follow people, even strangers, means I am easily led into compromising scenarios.

And lastly, one of our lovely backers, Monica, shared this brilliant dog alignment chart with us! Whilst I am not POSITIVE this will make it through playtesting, I thought you would enjoy seeing it as it made all of us chuckle! (see above)

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*Tries to imagine a husky as a paragon of virtue, obedience, discipline, honour and general good paladin stuff*

Well if nothing else I can imagine a Paladin husky being REALLY popular, but yeah as to the rest, nope can't imagine one of those crazy hyper nuts dogs as a paladin Well barring a crazy nuts hyperactive paladin!

Have to say really neat to see this fund so fast and so well! And hope that they do stick to their guns and keep the campaign simple and deliverable (even so they'll have a lot of orders to fill). I can easily see them using this to boost a few more themed animal sales or even expand the doggy retinue to other dogs.

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Great sculpting, well captured personas and lots of detail. Good luck with the Kickstarter.

PVC? Hard pass. Not even for a penny. Have a nice brexit.

Have you seen the quality of the most recent Guild Ball teams, Wirecat? The models are being produced by the same people, and the quality is up there.

2019 Plog - Dysartes Twitches - 2019 Output

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Speaking of the same people, with Critical Role KS, Steamforged Games has three open KS projects. D&D will make it a fourth. While some companies can handle this many KS projects, Steamforged has yet to show to me that it can do so, and I'm seeing some criticism on BGG about how late Dark Souls is with their SG's. I'm also not willing to pay $5 for a plastic miniature until I've seen production casts. I did pledge $300 for KDM 1.5, but this was a "second run" KS whose game and miniature quality was known. If D&D is delivered satisfactorily, I'm sure they'll have another KS, and there's nothing proprietary about the genre. So I'm sure there will be another similar KS sometime in the future (certainly before I clear out the miniatures in my painting queue...).

Assume I wrote, "Yeah, good luck with that" at the end of my post.  
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While it's fair enough not to back if your not convinced,

I have to point out that this isn't a Steamforged games project,

its a genuinely different company, yes it's gone one member of the Steamforged team, but it's also got somebody associated with Warlord Games and their illustration artist who I think is indepepndant

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Hi all, Russ here! Wow, when I wrote Pupdate 5 we had 5000 supporters- at Pupdate 7 we have over 7000! That’s just crazy amazing! Once again you have my utmost thanks for your faith in the project and please know, we are all working on further ways to make things even more awesome for you all!

Colouring Cornelius!

So, it is the start of the summer school holidays here in the UK (and presumably around the world as well

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images from above since if I include them dakka seems to delete most of the text..... and it's done so again, so visit the ks to read it, I give up

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Hi All, Russ here!

So, at the time of writing this pupdate, we are at over 7.5k strong in our dog pack! That is just amazing, and everybody connected with the project couldn’t be happier, prouder or more thankful to you all.

But wait! Who ARE these people connected with the project? Well, outside of Painting and Polygons, some great collaborations have gone into making this project a reality and I thought it would be good to share that with you all and give our wonderful friends the spotlight they deserve!

April Prime

Twitter: @April_Prime

April is our amazing, talented and hugely enthusiastic artist! A fellow Critter, it was a chance encounter with her that planted the seed of Dungeons and Doggies and she has been with us every step of the way, designing characters, discussing ideas for dog equipment and creating the beautiful art that we have already shown. She is going to be the person most responsible for making the rules companion look stunning, as she will fill it with fantastic art.

April works as a concept artist in Canada and, as you can see from her portfolio of work up above, is a very diverse talent who can turn her hand to anything! We are very lucky to have her on board and I am personally excited to see what else she can create with Painting Polygons in the future!

Kate Charles

Twitter: @kwolseleycharle

Kate is responsible for the fiction and lore within the companion and is the author of the excellent stories we have shared about the dogs in our countdown to launching the project. Kate is currently working on developing exciting elements such as the tenets and beliefs surrounding the canine deity of the setting and it will be her prose that ties the rules together and brings the mechanics of the game to life!

Kate is a very easy collaborator for me because she works in the room next to mine, on account of us being married. When Kate isn’t writing for the project, it is usually down to her to run interference on Monty the spaniel so that I have enough time to get the minis sculpted!

Markus Stroh

Markus is the person who has painted the stunning minis that you can see on the campaign page. Markus approached us early in the project and offered to paint some of our test minis. When we saw the quality of his work, naturally we jumped at the chance! Markus has produced stunning work and I look forward to the time that he can show a complete set of doggies painted to his high standard.

Markus has examples of work for a variety of game systems on his page- including some miniatures I have sculpted for other projects in the past!

V Lee Illustrations

If you have looked into the dungeons and doggos web comic to enjoy the exploits of Tonka and his friends, you’ve been reading the work of V Lee Illustrations. I was unaware of the comic when I first started showing the minis online and it was fans of the comic that first made the connection and got us talking. It was quickly apparent that our mutual love of dogs and fantasy roleplaying meant that we just HAD to collaborate! One thing led to the next and we quickly ended up with Tonka the Bard as our exclusive Kickstarter mini and our characters appearing in the comic to aid the heroes in their quest…

If you have not yet checked out the Dungeons and Doggos comic, there is a new episode every Friday and the action both in game and at the table will feel all too familiar to anyone who has either played a game of D&D or ever owned an excitable hound!



In other news, I was fortunate to chat with the fine folks at the Rocks Fall podcast today and Devon, my host, is aiming to have the interview out by tomorrow. If you would like to have a listen, you can pick up the episode and others by following the link below!


Okay that’s it for today’s Pupdate! Tomorrow we will be looking in more detail at how the dog creation rules are working and show an example character from our playtest…until then, keep spreading the word and bearing the torch for our canine adventurers!

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Th only reason I haven’t already backed this is it delivers in May. I’ll have forgotten it was a thing by the time it shows up.

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So there will be some way for me to snap these at some point down the line other than hoping for luck on ebay right? *hopes*

Im poor beyond poor for the foreseeable future and trying really hard to be responsible...

But that golden retriever is making that so very very hard :(
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They're exploring post KS options for retail as a group and as singles (from an answer to somebody on facbook) but haven't committed to anything yet. I guess while there is clearly a market whether enough distributors/retail stores will be interested with only a single product, and if they don't sell via distribution whether any of them has the time/inclination to run a webstore with all the time shipping/packing that's going to take alongside their other jobs

the only things that will be ebay (etc) only for certain is the KS exclusive Tonka who's a tie in from the dungeons & doggos webcomic

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interesting to see the power of a well placed story, Kotaku picked up on the KS on the evening of the 25th and pledge numbers which had been falling as seen in any normally KS have spiked again

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Pupdate 11: Nearly TEN THOUSAND supporters! Plus, Nightingale’s Story and sneak peek at the Cosplay Gallery!

Hi everyone, Russ here!

Well, the last 36 hours have been crazy! Most projects have a natural rhythm to them, and usually the middle of the week is where things are a little quiet. Not for you fine people though! You have spread the good word, shared comments and pictures, and been excellent ambassadors for our canine characters and as a result, I am staggered to announce that we are close to ten thousand strong now! Not in my wildest imagination did I expect such a positive response and, with the rules reveal and some excellent feedback yesterday, we are convinced that every one of you is contributing to making the best project possible- and helping lay the foundations for more to come in the future!

Nightingale’s Tale

Just as yesterday was our longest rules spotlight, today is our longest lore reveal as we delve into Nightingale the Monk’s tale. This one is a little more shaded than the other fiction you might have seen. I think Kate did an amazing job on capturing a more conflicted past for a character…enjoy…

The sun was bright outside, Nightingale could tell. Golden rays filtered through the fretwork of the window coverings, tiny dust motes dancing in the light illuminating the soft, embroidered pillows and artfully draped silk hangings. Nightingale reclined against her little sofa watching her mistress and master as they laughed and conversed and sipped iced sherbet, or played with the tiny birds with their bright plumage as they sang in their piping voices in their silver cages. Servants slipped in and out, tending to the needs of Nightingale’s master and mistress, and her too, as the treasured pet of these two beautiful humans, the young and happy couple. They brought her titbits of lightly roasted meats and delicately peeled fruits, and sometimes her mistress even fed her with her own hands, if Nightingale’s tricks - standing on her hind legs and yapping in time to the hidden musicians’ tunes - pleased her. At these times, Nightingale was so happy to please her kind mistress, to be so loved, so cared for.

Nightingale opened her eyes, and breathed in deeply, savouring the cool night air of the temple. She repositioned herself slightly on her woven mat and laid her paws on her bo staff to ground herself.

Now to see things as they had really been.

The sun blazed down on the workers outside in the fields, sapping their strength as they were forced to toil in the heat, to earn a few rations. This wasn’t visible, however, through the fretwork in the windows of the prison cell in which she and her mistress dwelt. Their room was decorated with costly fabrics, sewn by half-blind children, draped across bare walls of a room that contained nothing that could be used to do harm to oneself. That pleasure was reserved for their master, who visited in the late afternoon, and usually stayed until late in the evening. At these times, Nightingale’s mistress desperately tried to please him, telling stories and dancing to the hidden musicians, and commanding Nightingale to show off the tricks that her mistress tearfully begged her to learn in the early mornings, feeding her the scraps that she’d saved from her own rations. Nightingale’s love for her mistress kept her blind to all of this though, until the evening with the shouting, and the screaming, and the final crash. The next morning, Nightingale crept out from under her sofa, shaking and whining, but her mistress would not be awoken.

Nightingale opened her eyes once more. She would not relive the desperate escape, the weeks of wandering, starving and crying, the arrival at the temple and begging scraps from petitioners with her tricks and her adoption by the monks, slowly learning their ways.

She would instead reflect on the morning she awoke at the foot of the huge statue with new thoughts, thoughts that replaced her grief with calm, and a new determination to bring protection to all who were in need of it. Her resolve renewed, Nightingale rose with the new day’s sun, and walked down the steps leading out of the temple for the last time. She did not look back.

Cosplay Gallery

At the beginning of the campaign we asked you to share your Doggy cosplay with us and use the tag #dungeonsanddoggies so we could find them. You did not disappoint! We will reveal the full gallery this weekend (to give folks a little more time to participate if they want to) and we hope everyone enjoys these delightful puppers in their costumes! Thank you to everyone who has taken part so far and remember, these pictures are our best inspiration for any further doggies that we release!

Doggie: Alfred - Owner: Henry South

Doggie: Bex - Owner: Ryan Napier

Doggie: Hercules - Owner: @Rachelguarr

Doggie: Itzl - Owner: @PhryneMe

Doggie: Toby - Owner: @Poidae

That’s it for now but please remember- we have a LIVE PAINTING STREAM today at 9pm UK/1pm Pacific on our twitch channel, https://www.twitch.tv/paintingpolgyons

Mat will be painting a doggie character and we will both be thee chatting and answering your questions. If you can make it, great! If not, don’t worry as the video will be available on demand through the channel for your viewing pleasure at any time!

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Pupdate 12: Painting Guide and video link!

Hi everyone Russ here!

As we prepare to head into the weekend, you have one more day to get pictures to us via a message on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/PaintingPolygons/ or on twitter with the tag #dungeonsanddoggies because tomorrow we will show off the dogs who have bravely put their best paw forward for our cosplay gallery! One more day to join the fun…

Painting Video and Guide

Many thanks to all of the people who were able to join us last night for our painting stream video! Despite the heat causing some technical issues with the camera, we have a great time and it was really nice to be able to chat and answer people’s questions about the project. If you missed it or were unable to watch live, don’t worry- the video is available below and we will be sorting out a permanent archive of videos on YouTube once we are back from Gen Con…


Plenty of people asked Mat for a written insight into the process of selecting the paints that he uses in the video, Although he shows at the end, he has also provided this overview for easy reference:

Mat’s words about Painting “Nightingale” – the Pomeranian monk.

"As with most of my painting, I wanted a simple paint scheme that really put the focus on the face of the model…its just so cute!

To create this simple colour palette, I used a mixture of Reaper Master Series Paint (MSP) and Games Workshop (GW) washes. I like Reaper Master Series because the paint formula has a fraction more matte medium in it, which means the paint takes a little longer to dry than Vallejo paints for example. The way I paint means this longer ‘window’ is extremely helpful…as you can see on the stream, I do like the wet blend on the miniature itself.

Alternative paints to look at are the aforementioned Velljo paints, excellent quality and available pretty much everywhere. Much the same story for the entire Games Workshop range of paints and washes. Games Workshop have specifically designed their paint range to support the base colour -> wash -> highlight method which is brilliant for people in the earlier stages of their painting careers.

For the fur:
* MSP Blonde Shadow for base colouring
* GW Seraphim Sepia wash
* MSP Blonde Hair & Blonde Highlight for the highlights For the jacket/belts:
* “Midnight Blue” from a paint range I’m developing, but you can use GW “Dark Reaper” instead.
* Highlights were with “Midnight Blue” lightened with MSP “Tusk Ivory”

For the jewellery:
* GW “ Retributor Armour” for the gold base colour.
* GW “Reikland Fleshshade” for the wash
* Then highlight with the “Retributor Armour” after you have finished the model.

Eyes/nose/tongue:* MSP “Pure Black” for the nose
* MSP “Blood Red” for the tongue
* MSP “Blackened Brown” for the eye sockets, then MSP “Tusk Ivory” for the whites of the eyes followed by a dab of “Blackened Brown” again for the pupil

And that’s it, simple colour schemes look super effective when you combine the warmth of the honey fur with the cool off-black blues of the jacket and the richness of the gold jewellery. Can’t wait to see everyone’s painting when these puppies hit your painting tables!"

The next Live stream!

Mat and I enjoyed the streaming this week so much that we are going to stream again this Sunday, that is at 9pm BST/ 1pm Pacific and hopefully even more people can join us for a weekend stream. This time, though…you have a choice! Mat can paint any one of the following three doggies: Cornelius, Monty or Tedric….please head over to this (almost as tiny as last time) survey and choose a dog- the most popular choice will be LIVE painted on Sunday for your viewing pleasure!


That’s it for now, catch you all tomorrow and have a great weekend!

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Last 24 hours,

Hi all, Russ here!

Wow! Like WOW! So, we are entering the final 24 hours of the campaign with over TWELVE THOUSAND of you amazing people choosing to support the project! That is truly humbling and we are now at a level of support so far beyond what I imagined that I am struggling to find the words to describe it! I promise that we are working right now on the art, graphics, production and behind the scenes stuff to ensure that we justify your faith in us- and I cannot wait to start sharing the post- campaign updates as we move towards the day we put the minis and rules in your hands!

Last night was had another very fun stream over at https://www.twitch.tv/videos/290719309 in which Mat painted Cornelius (winner of the painting vote by a comfortable margin) and I chatted with both him and April Prime, the amazing artist who has brought our characters to such vivid life. We talked about gaming, art, painting, Linda Hamilton and many other strange subjects. It was really fun having April involved and you can expect more of her in the future! If you were unable to listen and watch live, the link above is live for a few weeks to come and we will archive it to YouTube very soon.

On the note of ‘very soon’, I am about to turn off my PC, head out the door and start the long journey from my home in the UK to GEN CON!!! Gen Con looms pretty large in the gaming calendar and I am super excited to be representing Steamforged Games at the show and talking about my work on Critical Role and other projects. I will be on booth #2827 with my SFG colleagues. Sadly, no doggies there (THIS year at least) but I am sure my benevolent overlords wouldn’t mind TOO much if you wanted to find me and chat about canine fun as well as my day job

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What a great project. Sculpts are amazing and full of character. Would certainly be backing this... if it wasn't PVC. I'm sad :(
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Last hour

so far £373,388 from 13,708 backers so join the crowd

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 Mymearan wrote:
What a great project. Sculpts are amazing and full of character. Would certainly be backing this... if it wasn't PVC. I'm sad :(

I know PVC is has historically been a poor material for miniatures, but the Guild Ball stuff I've seen in the material has been pretty good. As this seems to be using the same manufacturer, I don't see why the quality would be a problem.

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Late pledges are now available via Crowdox


If you missed the campaign but want to support us and get your hands on our lovely doggies, you can do so NOW!

Simply follow THIS LINK to get started!


if you've not come across them before crowdox is another 3rd party pledge manager company like backerkit

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Last call for late pledges

2 days left to pick one up if you're interested

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Hi all Russ here!

This is a super exciting Pupdate for me…

In the previous pupdate, I explained the tooling and revision process where I was commenting on the minis as they got set up for production. Well, since then our manufacturing partners have tooled up and sent the first plastic prototypes through!

I am super pleased and very happy to be able to share with you these first images of the minis in the material and quality that you will receive! I am sure you would agree that these look absolutely amazing! They capture all the character and detail I hoped we would see on the minis.

The only significant change now is that these are in a neutral grey, the default for when miniatures are being checked for detail quality. The final versions will be in a different colour, but other than this, what you’re seeing is what you’re getting!

Furthermore we have settled all of the packaging designs and the tooling on the boxes is beginning as well. I am waiting on a built box to share this, but I assure you, the box looks really great and evokes the upbeat atmosphere of the project really well. I hope to reveal this soon, and I am really pleased to be at this stage before Christmas- it puts us in a great place for delivery next year.

Until next time, enjoy the pics and may your dice always roll high!


Due to popular demand (once the minis were shown) they've reopened late pledges for a week


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We’ll be sending out a ‘final notice’ via our pledge manager CrowdOx tomorrow, Wednesday February 13th. The final notice will be sent out as an email to all backers and will mark the final 48 hours to change your addresses. Once these48 hours have passed your address will be locked in, and that’s the address your pledge will be shipped to.

We anticipate fulfilment to our wonderful backers to be starting between early March and the middle of April, so please make sure your address is accurate to the address you’ll be at around this time. As we get closer to this timewe’ll be updating with more accurate dates, likely broken down by the different regions that fulfilment will be happening in. If you’re unsure of exactly where you’ll be, we recommend you enter an address that you know won’t be changing such as a family, friend,or workplace.

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Pupdate 26: The Incredible Journey Posted by Russ Charles (Creator)

Hi all, Russ here!

We have a heap to get through with this update… so let’s get started!

Shipping Update

We have a few different hubs which will be sending out your doggies. From this point forward we’ll be breaking down each region based on the hubs which will be sending out pledges to our wonderful backers. All backers will be receiving tracking information via email!

Australia, Asia, UK, EU & RoW – Sent by the UK Hub

We anticipate pledges to the above regions to begin fulfilment toward the tail end of the week commencing March 18th and the start of the week commencing March 25th, with fulfilment completed by the end of this month.

USA – Sent by the US Hub

Fulfilment on pledges to backers in the US are starting today, which is super exciting! Keep your eyes peeled on your inboxes for dispatch notifications. Fulfilment should be completed by the end of this month.

Canada – Sent by the Canadian Hub

We anticipate pledges to Canada to begin fulfilment toward the tail end of the week commencing March 18th and the start of the week commencing March 25th, with fulfilment completed by the end of this month.

A Thank You and an Announcement

Throughout the process of making this project a reality I’ve had a huge amount of support from Steamforged Games Ltd (SFG). SFG have been my employer for a long time now, and they’ve been amazingly supportive in bringing something I personally wanted to do to our tabletops!

SFG have helped with customer support, project management, production, graphic design and the distribution of Dungeons and Doggies and I truly couldn’t be happier with the result! Alongside all of this, SFG will also be bringing the product to retail! Assuming all goes to plan *crosses any limb that can be crossed* all backers are set to receive their pledges ahead of our initial estimation… which is fantastic!

I’m really looking forward to continuing this partnership with future projects, we’re all friends here so I guess I can leave you all with a sneak peak as to what one of those might be!

I hope you’ll all join me in thanking all the folks at SFG for their hard work with this project, I simply couldn’t have done it without them!

Content Sneak Peeks!

While I’m in the habit of showing shiny things off let’s look at some samples from the pdf rulebook! The rulebook is still in layout, so some of the look may change slightly between now and when the pdf is put online. The pdf is likely to go up in the next few weeks, rest assured you’ll be the first to know when it’s ready!

This is a work in progress sample of one of many pages in the rule book! Isn’t it beautiful!

I mean, what more is there to say… LOOK HOW CUTE IT IS!

Thanks, as always, for your support with this project! We’re so close to the end now, and what a journey it’s been!


Pleased to see this is hitting retail as well

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