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Another commercial break?

I have been absent from my blog for a while.  Sadly, I have been taking a course that is filling up most of my spare time.  If it is any consolation, the rest of the time has been filled by my regularly scheduled D&D game and the wife and I started playing a video game together.

So what is with the title?  Another batch of terrain posters advertising made-up companies?

Dungeon Saga terrain by Mantic. Image not my work, used without permission.

No, instead I have stumbled across a Kickstarter that I think is worth sharing as it has a very good deal on terrain bobbins that I find fiddly and frustrating to make.  Mantic has rolled-out something they call Terrain Crate.  This is a series of small terrain items suitable to dress up either your RPGs or wargames tables.  The idea for this came from an add-on they developed for Dungeon Saga, their Dungeon Dressing bits which have sold better than the game as far as I understand.

Dungeon Saga terrain by Mantic. Image not my work, used without permission.

Why?  Simply put, it is a good product that had a wider audience than their game did.

So I will share the link for you to check out at your leisure, an investment worth checking out in my opinion.

Just click on the picture to go to the Kickstarter.

As for the video game?  Ironically another Kickstarter it turns out: Divinity: Original Sin.  This is a very fun Diablo-esque throw-back game but it is completely class-less and has a very funny and well written story.  It can also be played cooperatively with split screen so the two people are not stuck together and forced to follow each other.

So a short post this time around with a very commercial flair, hopefully I inspired you to have at look at what I consider to be a good deal, even if you choose not to spend your money.

Bones 3 Kickstarter

I normally don’t provide unsolicited advertising, but I see this as more of a public service message.

Bones 3 Kickstarter has launched at his link: Bones 3.

Bones 3 Kickstarter.  Image property of Reaper Miniatures.  Used without permission.

Bones 3 Kickstarter. Image property of Reaper Miniatures. Used without permission.

Now why would I see this as a PSA?  Simply put because of my circumstances with the first two kickstarters.

I found out about Bones 1 when folks were waiting for shipments and I was very impressed with both the quality and quantity of minis.  I saw it as a one-off, and didn’t care too much I missed it.  Seriously, getting hung up on what could have been is a terrible way to live.  I mean you don’t hear me bemoaning my potential career as a professional baseball player.  All I was missing was that one training camp.  Oh, and a career in the minors.  And college.  Or any appreciable talent.  Ok, enough about me.

For Bones 2, I stumbled across it during a busy period at work.  I was so excited to see it, until I saw I missed the window again.  But not all was lost: they were offering a chance for people to buy-in still at slightly inflated prices.  Sign me up.

So here we have a chance for those who missed out to still take advantage.  This Kickstarter will run a little differently than the others in terms of levels available, and so far it looks like there will be multiple groups of similar creatures.  For RPG this will give encounters, for mini gamers it will give you units.

Hopefully this will inspire you, if not to join this Kickstarter then to provide that little bit of info for your gaming friends and associates to help them take advantage of those limited availability specials.