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Powerful Phoenix Lord






I had started putting some of this into my other thread, but that one is almost solely 40K related, and this has been my passion the past few months...so it's best to keep it separate.

What is it? A Dungeon Crawl project, both miniatures and a game. The game has been a troublesome debacle for some 17 years. I've finally made some headway and that was all the encouragement I needed to start churning out more dungeon goodies - replacing almost an entire line of creatures I'd done in 2014.


























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Some fantastic minis Elbows!

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Thanks, this is definitely a labor of love. After 17 years I finally hit upon a combination of game mechanics that produced an enjoyable experience...so now I'm in the 18-24 months of "get it all sorted out". The dungeons and the miniatures are the easy part! I've a decent chunk of dwarven forge 3D dungeon terrain, and a nice set of the old D&D tiles to use as simple play-testing stuff.

Playtesting pics:





















Ah, the madness of playtesting...

 
   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

Great stuff Elbows.

I also split my threads up, while it means some slowly fade as they are finished or go in-updated...it makes things easier to find and prevents the embarrassing double post of photos.

Good luck on your project.

Cheers,

CB


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A few more bits and a couple of lady adventurers. I cannot recommend the Mantic terrain crate stuff - soft plastic and very small compared to most other dungeon dressings I own.










 
   
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Nuremberg

Brilliant work on those minis. I see some Reaper, some GW and some I do not recognise, but all painted to the absolute highest standard. Love the layout with the D&D tiles too. Lastest ladies are excellent as well, I love the colour choices on all your minis.

I had to wait a while to comment on this because there was so much cool stuff to look at it was almost too much for me!

   
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Lovely assortment of fantasy stuff, there's some real gems in there.

   
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Thanks all.

There are some gems, and there are some turds. Full disclosure; this is round two for most of these. I sold off a dozen orcs, a dozen goblins, a dozen skeletons etc. to re-do them. There are some heroes I'll probably end up replacing, but so far I'm happy enough with the collection.

The tiles are just for playtesting - I've been fortunate enough to amass a "healthy" amount of Dwarven Forge which will be wheeled out when the game is nearer to completion.



So...eventually it'll have some real gravitas to the game photos For now...temporary tiles (easy to travel and take to friends places!)

Some weird additions:

New sorceress/lady


A couple of floating stones/portals/plinths


A completely bizarre and poorly sculpted "Packrat"


The ladies and creature

 
   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

Wow Elbows,

You are even ready for the promotional artwork and videos.

Cheers,

CB


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Already working on that stuff

While I'm producing a dungeon crawl game for myself, I may eventually put it up for sale as a print-to-order thing. As a one-man operation I don't have the skill or budget for major artwork.

Encounter cards, etc. will feature painted miniatures/dwarven forge backdrops instead. Unfortunately (fortunately?) it means I have a lot more painting ahead of me at this moment.

The project folder at the moment consists of 3,000 files...ugh.

 
   
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What an amazing collection of well-painted fantasy miniatures. And that dungeon terrain - wow! This would make for some epic games. Iā€™d love to learn more about the mechanics of your game. Maybe we can provide some input or feedback, if you like.

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I've got a small assortment of playtesters, both locally and abroad, so I should be okay. As with most things, it's more about me making a game I want to play - but since I insist on custom printed components, etc....I end up going overboard. Then, I run the game at conventions and people start asking if they can buy it, etc.

It's never a proper commercial venture, just a way to gain a little cash on the side (very little...) to help fund future projects!

It's still a looooong way out. At least 6-8 months of playtesting, convention gaming, etc. Still making large design decisions while the core fundamentals are solid.

General stuff:

- Cooperative dungeon crawler with a choose-your-own-adventure style campaign
- Suitable for random "throw down and play" dungeon crawls as well as GM designed dungeon crawls...so the components should be suitable for all types of play.
- Miniatures agnostic and terrain agnostic, though based on a grid system (play it on your own dungeon, with your own minis - you just need a grid, doesn't matter if it's 28mm, 15mm, 40mm, etc.)
- Dungeon room and encounter decks allow for randomized dungeons or pre-planned (i.e. the GM can place cards or you draw randomly, etc.)
- Four predominant disciplines which separate the characters - however while advancing players can explore all four or concentrate on one or two --- allowing you to direct the development of your character.
- Going for a difficult game...which can lead to players actually fleeing the dungeon vs. completing the quest. In all instances the party must escape, no just calling it quits mid-dungeon and starting over.
- Quests and encounters/events/items stack on a Saga track which will determine the overall difficulty (representing the status of the world as an evil encroaches, bla bla bla)
- Initial game to be supported by eventual expansions (new characters, enemies, rooms, etc. etc.)
- Six basic character classes, classical dungeon crawl tropes.
-Can be played on pre-determined dungeons or build-as-you-go, etc.

There's nothing here which is reinventing the wheel. What I wanted was a very classic feeling dungeon crawl ala AHQ or the original Warhammer Quest.

Again, I'm...easily a year away from anything being remotely available as a consumer version - but stay tuned. Loads of pics, models, and mayhem to come!

 
   
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Churning out some more nonsense...some good, some bad.

The lady Dwarf, and the Wraith turned out poor because my dip was too thick...it was properly thinned later on the others. I doubt I'll be motivated enough to strip them and start over, but oh wells...I'm up to hundreds of dungeon minis at this point. I can let a few turds sneak through.





A really nice 'Low Templar' mini to serve as a 'Lost Squire" ally


A brute figure to serve as the "Mute Savage" ally


A lady plague surgeon to serve as the Lady Thief character


A cute puppers to serve as the Warhound ally...


And my test decks arrived so...time to start spotting errors, making graphical decisions/changes and...wrecking the game as best we can.

 
   
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Lovely collection of characterfull figures and terrain. I hope the playtesting goes well. Oh and don't forget to have fun!

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Fun!? NONSENSE.

PS: If anything, that's why I don't bother advertising my finished products much...they're selfishly just written as games I want to play...

 
   
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Where do you get your prototype cards/decks printed?

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Currently using The Gamecrafter. They're really solid and dependable. Not the cheapest, but I've been using them for years.

 
   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

Elbows,

Some more nice work.

Cheers,

CB


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Been working a bit on some more stuff - more so game design and photoshop than painted models, but I did finish the year with 122 painted and done (assuming I don't paint one in the next two days).

A nice Arabian-esque Noble, and the somewhat silly GW barbarian caster-gal.


A lovely Reaper Elf


A Reaper "Bones Black" baddie sorcerer


A Reaper Giant Thiccc Boy


Some Oathmark Goblins photographed in the dungeon proper...



 
   
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Love that giant.

   
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drinking tea in the snow

I really like that noble, both how you painted him and the simple and strong pose

realism is a lie
 
   
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Thanks, and yeah I love the noble, saw him a while back and bought him - just didn't get around to painting him. I'm a big fan of less is more with miniatures in many cases, and he's a prime example. Also, I'm a big fan of ocher as a colour

 
   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

Elbows,

More great stuff.

Cheers,

CB


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The first mini for 2020...a Chaos Warrior-esque baddie.

(phone pic since my camera needs batteries)


 
   
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Been a while since I posted in here.

I was sick for a full month lately, and things have been...slow. Recently gotten back on the horse and been trying to fill in some gaps.

Some extra Dwarven Forge stuff I picked up and painted:


Some 40K "Ur Ghuls" for use as actual ghouls in the dungeon...mainly because they're simple, cheap, and suitably ghoulish looking:


I finished this box of Fireforge Living Dead Peasants today:


Nothing too glamorous, but some needed minions.


 
   
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drinking tea in the snow

Urghuls are kind of mulitpurpose useful aren't they?

They look nice and ghoulish there too.

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Yeah, I didn't really enjoy Blackstone Fortress but painted four of them up - then found out they were cheap on eBay. Since I don't care too much about the minis - they were simply sprayed beige...hit with bloody wash on the hands...a quick paint down their spine and dipped - left glossy for added "ewww" factor. They were quite cheap, another dozen only ran me $21? As you mention - can never have enough "gribblies".

 
   
 
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