HEY! Thanks for asking! I can't tell you how discouraging it is when no one takes notice of your projects. Even a simple question like yours is a big motivation for these 'labors of love'.
I have posted a zip file that has all the rules in their current form and the two armies I have done: humans and dwarves.
I have actually done the Faeries as well but still need to post them (you have motivated me to do that ASAP). Yes I know the 'play-test' rules are not very pretty but if they are changing, it's easier to use this format.
As for your actual question, I still have at least three more armies to 'convert' and then a ton of formatting and pictures. I also want to do some hobby guides ('how to assemble a paper mini', 'basing options', etc...). Aaron needs to get me more paper minis so I can do some cool pictures too. Really I bite off more than I can chew sometimes and that makes schedules stretch on longer than they should. It WILL be released before the end of the year. I could see it still taking another six months before the finished product is available though.
I'm happy. Labrat has enslaved for more gorgeous figures ( they are the top quality today ). ;D
But 6/8 months are too long time for me.
So ... I would like also buy first edition. But on paypal site ( shipping to Italy ) there is only 6$ for shipping cost. I think that it is with USP service. The problem there is when parcel arrives in Italy. It may be lost, broken or delivered after months.
You use paypal, and I have a paypal account, is it possible talk about other shipping forms ( like an international courier or a fast shipment as amazon.com ) on PM?
Rhannon I got one of the last keyboard kindles as I do a little bit of web surfing etc on it and the external keyboard works slightly better. From what i've read In the new range. I'd avoid the base model branded "kindle" it is pretty cut down features wise. "kindle touch" would be the minimum I'd go for. I don't find the 3G that useful as I'm normally in a wi-fi zone when I'm using it, but depending on were you plan on using it you might find it more useful.
Nik for mobi files you basically setup a very simple doc/odt with 3-4 simple styles make sure any images are given no wrap and lay it out on A6 pages (the A6 just gives you a feel for approximate layout look) then the software does the conversion for you. Best thing about the format is a lot of smartphones/iphones can read the mobi format so it formats the text nicer when you view it on there smaller screens as well. I manually converted the flyign lead rules over but it was painful as I had to manually copy/paste the text and images out of the pdf into anew document and then convert that to mobi, the pdf to mobi conversion just looked terrible....
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"There is wisdom in turning as often as possible from the familiar to the unfamiliar: it keeps the mind nimble, it kills prejudice, and it fosters humour." George Santayana, philosopher (1863-1952)
IMO, your bellicose project is great. But I think it has not much promotion. One way to increase it would be to take some time and build up a great photo gallery where your big armies clash and put these battles online. It would show what is possible with paper minis and what Sanity studios vision is.
I would also create a good background story and nice battle reports of your home battles for the armies to spark some fantasy in the readers mind. Look at GW. Many people love their miniature game but also their background world.
Post by nikloveland on Jan 19, 2012 5:27:45 GMT -9
Hey Enpeze, Thanks for your comments. Yes I do think we have a lack of 'buzz' around Bellicose. Maybe I still feel like it's in development so I don't promote it as much as I should. It is a great idea for the photos (and something we very much plan on doing). This picture is a very small taste of what I have planned all throughout the book. I will also be redoing the Sanity Studios website with a wordpress theme so I can post updates in the blog area about Bellicose more readily. Hopefully that will generate more interest when others can see what we are working on.
There is a bit of backstory to Bellicose but as I'm more of a game designer and less of a writer it is not the main focus. In fact, all of the game history has been written by someone other than myself. Here is a very outdated blog about some of the lore of Bellicose (outdated only in it hasn't been updated for a while, still current with the history of Bellicose). I'm actually open to any further developments of the 'fluff' of the game should anyone feel inclined.
Post by nikloveland on Oct 24, 2012 9:06:42 GMT -9
I think here would be a good spot for some updates. I've been greatly side tracked and that doesn't help get 2nd Edition Bellicose done any faster I've made a new Wordpress theme for sanitystudios.com which I hope to put up but before I can do that I need to make sure the Faerie army is still available and put over on One Monk's website. I will be taking down the Horde army since they were our first and need to be redone to standup to the same quality we now produce. I'll be releasing the Faeries in a different format (read as groups of figures not filetypes) to match our current unit-style releases (we don't do whole armies any more, we develop a unit more fully now). I need to take new pictures though before they can be put up.
So to summerize: Faerie Pics -> Faeries up on One Monk -> New WP site for sanitystudios.com
I'm hoping with a new, easier to update, site I can generate more interest/motivation/focus to develop more on v2 of Bellicose. Don't forget the rules are currently available as is with three armies: Dwarves, Faeries, & Humans.
cowboyleland: Now I have seen it. It doesn't advance our hobby, but anyone with half a brain who wanted 2nd rate figures could easily figure this out for themselves so I guess he isn't doing any harm.
Mar 19, 2019 17:53:59 GMT -9
berneart76: well, this is fun, (not) transferring all my papercrafting sets into the cloud. The stuff I got from DriveTrhruRPG was simple with their library desktop app,but my other stuff, sometimes with multiple duplicate copies is entertaining.
Mar 1, 2019 15:44:32 GMT -9
berneart76: Vermin King I usually use a mix of drybrush/watercolor/photocopy and occasionally posterizing at different levels of opacity.
Feb 26, 2019 20:46:54 GMT -9
berneart76: Vermin King, that's similar to the enhancing that I do on my texturing. I've found that sometimes I need to scale up or scale down the image (usually by 50 or 25 percent down or 200 or 300 percent up) to make get the enhancements to look "right"
Feb 26, 2019 20:44:53 GMT -9
Vermin King: On the zebras, I did multiple enhancements and cartoon filters and used them at 100%, and they still didn't look that different than the photos
Feb 26, 2019 12:27:26 GMT -9
Vermin King: When I make a figure or terrain piece based on a photo, I clean it up and align things to look 'right', then I create another layer and do enhancing and cartoonizing on it. I then adjust opacity over the photo image until it looks good. On the zebras,
Feb 26, 2019 12:26:35 GMT -9
Vermin King: berneart76, do you mean giving them green or purple manes and tails? and a few piercings? maybe a cig hanging out of their mouths?
Feb 26, 2019 12:24:18 GMT -9
Vermin King: cartoonizing a zebra doesn't do much
Feb 20, 2019 5:59:28 GMT -9
Vermin King: And due to the snow, I'm off tonight. I am going to miss the cash on the paycheck, but I'm glad they want their employees to be safe
Feb 15, 2019 10:52:24 GMT -9
ignatious: Actually I was referring to the two previous posts. I was trying to be subtle in order to sublimate the crassness. Read them again, but in Mel Brooks voice while he is winking, and nudging the person to his right.
Feb 9, 2019 13:38:11 GMT -9
Vermin King: Sure. Euphemize us
Feb 8, 2019 18:40:48 GMT -9
ignatious: would anyone care for a euphemism?
Feb 8, 2019 13:40:27 GMT -9
cowboyleland: We hadn't had snow for a few days. Last night the plow came down my street and did nothing but fill every ones driveways back in. Just for practice, I guess.
Feb 8, 2019 7:48:16 GMT -9
Vermin King: In KC we had an ice storm (with thunder sleet) the other night. Left things drivable, but last night the plow came down my street. They took all the rough edges off. Might as well have ran a Zamboni...
Feb 8, 2019 6:42:32 GMT -9
okumarts: Vermin King... Mind Blown!
Feb 5, 2019 19:32:30 GMT -9