ok so I was on another forum and some one really wanted to see my original sketches ... not sure if they were a big fan or they thought my work wasn't original ... LOL well either way it prompted me to make this collage of my original sketch work and some of the wips as well as some finished stuff ( though none of these includes the vehicles and buildings and will be included in the game. Hopefully this would put originality to rest ( if that was it LOL ) when I was done I couldn't help but think ... dang I've done a lot of work on this! and it's not even showcasing the rule book with all stuff that's in it.... Hopfully when it's done it will all be worth it! well here they are the sketch pages of Temporum Oblitis !
Post by cowboyleland on Feb 12, 2014 11:49:53 GMT -9
I like it all. I hope it finds its market. Don't take this the wrong way; but the comic-book esthetic makes me think this could be really popular with the 10 to 15 crowd, which I think is how "Magic the Gathering" and "Pirates of the Spanish Main" made all their money. I think if the rules (and the product) is accessible to that crowd, you might have a shot at real success.
On the other hand, maybe it's the herd that is crazy.
Post by cowboyleland on Feb 14, 2014 5:30:07 GMT -9
I thought I posted a reply yesterday but I guess I surfed away before it posted. I only wanted to say that my own business experience would suggest that what I think is a good idea is not necessarily a money maker. But I can't be wrong ALL the time!
On the other hand, maybe it's the herd that is crazy.
Hey Thanks for the advice cowboyleland! in my previous experience as a graphic designer for a marketing company I learned a few things this might help you in the future ( might not ) 1. All successful business is 10% product/ service and 90% advertising 2. marketing research is worth it's weight in gold. 3. All entertainment markets have to create the need for their product it doesn't exist intrinsically. ( however your target market responds to your advertising ) 4. Professor Harold hill was the master! www.youtube.com/watch?v=s60hOgqLFGg
after doing some research ( though not as much as I'm going to do ) I have found that the group I need to be looking at is late high school to early college. 15 to 25 year olds these are the kids who have extra money and time ( though be it not much ) they (most of them) still live at home but have jobs that pay them a pittance but they have limited overhead. before 15 they don't have a job and are relying on mom and dad. Mom and Dad don't have lots of free money, they have tons of overhead and extremely limited free time. After 25 they become mom's and dad's sooo the window is small and I am looking to narrow it even further. there are certain places like BYU Idaho where the kids are stuck indoors with nothing to do for 3 months ... fish in a barrel. there's lots of ways of advertising to them and other groups like them the key is finding it. that's why companies spend BILLIONS on advertising research every year. ... so I think the trouble you have had in the past is obviously not your product ( TOP NOTCH!!) it's probably your advertising and marketing that failed you as it had soooo many others ( myself included ) I used to run a printing company .... used to being the most notable point in that statement. Lack of market research killed me.
pavaro i'm making a tutorial just because you asked ... should be done later today!
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