Archive for October, 2012

All it took was one conversation, and suddenly I’m back playing Circle Orboros. I’ve always liked my dirty hippie druids, but I’ve never actually explored any of their constructs with the exception of a single Woldwarden and two Woldwyrds. I don’t own either of the Baldur models, and I’d love to change that.

With the October 24th release of the Woldwrath, the Circle Gargantuan, I decided that maybe it was time to do something about my lack of experience with constructs. I love the hobby, but I don’t have a big budget for miniatures. I decided that I’d start an Indiegogo campaign, and add a construct blog where I discuss painting techniques, assembly, and various list-building thoughts as well as battle reports.

As perks I have a variety of Greyed Out dice bags, and I’ll be coming up with some cool construct-related logos as well. Since it’s a crowd-funding effort, I’ll be taking a poll on what colors to paint the Woldwrath and all the constructs in the project. I’m going to be doing a lot of research to find various types of stone that would look great on Circle Orboros constructs.

The People’s Constructs Campaign went live yesterday on Indiegogo; I actually wanted to set the funding goal much lower, but apparently IndieGogo has a $500 minimum.

One of the big things I’d love to do with this campaign is support my FLAGS(friendly local awesome game store) rather than going to a giant internet retailer. It’s important to spend locally to keep great businesses in the community, and I think that game stores are where many people first get introduced to the hobby.

Please spread word of The People’s Constructs Campaign; I’d love to make this an incredible gaming and hobby experience, and hopefully bring something awesome to the Warmahordes community.

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Check out my handmade high quality dice bags, or see if any of the art I make appeals to you. Please spread the word to friends as well!

Freestanding Dice Bag in Inquisition Red Suede

Grey Tiled Miniature Crooked House

Skeletal Hand in Acrylic

I had a chance to make it out to a Warmachine tournament today at Giga-bites Cafe in Marietta. It was run by the local pressganger, and was a blast. Since it was a Halloween tournament, we had special scenarios for each game that were based around Halloween.

We ended up going four rounds, so it was a long tournament. I played Circle Orboros with the following list:

Kromac the Ravenous
Feral Warpwolf
Feral Warpwolf
Pureblood Warpwolf

Shifting Stones
Tharn Bloodweavers
Druid Stoneward and Woldstalkers

Round 1:
Played against Khador, a Harkevich list. Several warjacks, Winterguard, mortars.  The scenario was “Aww, do I have to take him along?”.  Basically, your warcaster/lock got a younger sibling that had to be taken to the 8″ diameter pumpkin patch in the center of the table.  Victory points were assigned for each turn that your sibling was in the patch.  He was a smaller version of the warcaster, with 10hp, half the focus/fury, two spells, etc.

I ended up winning when I killed Harkevich with Kromac in melee.

 

Round 2:

Khador again, an epic Sorscha Winterguard list featuring Conquest.  The scenario was Trick or Treating – 9 flag markers spaced around the board had to be collected, and the first player to get 5 won.   Each time a flag got collected, a roll was made on a table, with a variety of different effects based on the roll.

I ended up losting to caster kill.

 

Round 3:

More Khador, another Harkevich list.  The scenario here had two tombs on the table, one on each player’s side.  They had ARM 22, 40hp, and popped out incorporeal ghosts each turn that could be moved by the players.  To win you had to destroy your opponent’s tomb.

I was sure I was going to lose when my opponent started sending bombard shots from Destroyers and Black Ivan to the tomb, whittling down its hit points.  However, I underestimated the speed of my own warpwolves, who ran in and saved the day.  Number of attacks won out, and I destroyed my enemy’s tomb with 7hp left on my own.

Round 4:

Played against Cygnar, in the Trick or Treat scenario.  A newer player, who didn’t have a great list and seemed to still be learning a lot of the rules.  I ended up winning by killing pStryker with Woldstalkers.

 

Overall I placed 4th in the tourney, which makes me happy.

Posted: October 19, 2012 in Uncategorized

I’ve got a Quest for today, and I’d love for everyone to help out:  I want to sell five of my dice bags and send them out into the world.  Tweet, Facebook, spread the word in whatever way possible, because that’s what I’ve been doing too.

 

Remember, the Greyed Out Fall Sale is still going on – you can save 25% on your order by using the coupon code FALLBASH or get free shipping with FREESHIP.

 

The sale goes til October 31, Halloween, so there’s lots of time to spread the word!

 

For anyone who is curious, my shop can be found at:

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It’s not perfect, but it works.  New cover photo for the Greyed Out Facebook page.

The past few weeks I’ve been working on new dice bag designs, and I’ll also be working on a few wargame themed commissions.  One of the Privateer Press Pressgangers at my local gaming store asked me to make a few dice bags as prizes for a Halloween tournament, so they’ll be Warmachine faction icon dice bags with a Halloween influence.

I also made a wolf’s head icon, which I’m rather proud of.  It works well for House Stark, Space Wolves, Twilight fans, Battletech’s Wolf’s Dragoons or Clan Wolf, and much more.  And if you just like wolves, and want a dice bag to represent that, that’s cool too.

 

 

I’m planning to grab some grey fabric when I get the chance, so that I have a bit of variety.  I can also print the icon on black, green, or red fabric, in either black or white ink.

That’s right, I got some red canvas – I’m going to print one of the orc skulls on it, for proppa orc bags.  Pics will be going up once that’s done.

The Greyed Out Fall Sale is still going strong!  Remember, until October 31 you can free shipping with coupon code FREESHIP or 25% off your order using the coupon code FALLBASH – please spread the word!  It’s never too early to pick up Christmas gifts, and these dice bags(if I may say so) are too cool to pass up.

 

Greyed Out is the Etsy store where I sell my handmade dice bags. I’ve been a gamer for 15 years, starting with AD&D 2nd edition, and eventually moving to roleplaying games like Shadowrun, Vampire: the Masquerade, as well as tabletop miniature wargames like Warhammer 40,000 and Warmachine. A few years ago I decided to try my hand at making my own dice bag, and the designs evolved from there. Greyed Out currently has 35 different dice bags listed, which offers enough variety for anyone. I also do custom orders, and am always happy to discuss design ideas.