Post by BilliamBabble Inked Adventures on Dec 19, 2010 9:27:47 GMT -9
I throw myself upon the mercy of those who know their way around all of the on-site and off-site downloads better than I.
I need some publicity photos for my website and stores, but I fear that my dungeon sections may appear a little empty. Does anyone know of an ideal dungeon party pack which can be featured in my photos with permission from the artist? (with possible cross marketing links).
I have a random selection of metal GW/WH figures dating back to lord knows when with worsening paint jobs, and box of DnD random booster minis, both of which would cause a major copyright permissions headache. Also I'd like to really promote cardboard minis in general. (For starters, this community rocks!)
I have a preference for an "old-school" style party, fighter, thief, magic user, an elf, a dwarf etc. But I welcome any modern suggestions (even slightly Dragonborn-lizard-paladin and Tiefling types, ... oh god, save me from being confused by 4th Ed DnD rules...)
I need to stress that although I charge for some of my stuff that profit margins are too small to pay royalties for figures in publicity shots alone, but that the glory or credit and website linking is to be had!
- In saying that, maybe in the future I should make a dungeon pack (or complete RPG system) with figures... but I need to build up my scenery range a bit first.
So... the perfect adventuring party - any recommendations?
Edit these guys look pretty good: onemonk.com/Heroes.html (Is Jim/OneMonk the chap I talk to about permission to use those figures?) - anything else like these?
Post by Dryw the Harper on Dec 19, 2010 10:46:52 GMT -9
Feel free to browse through my Imperfect People, they are all free and I love seeing them in use, and I think their hand-drawn style goes well with yours. For an example of them in action take a look at these pictures, and remember, these are just a small smattering of the many Imperfect sets.
Jim's adventurers on this very site are perfect. Real D&D feel to them....... cleric, elf, ranger etc.... spot on. Look on the front page of onemonk
I second that. I'm thinking it would be fine for you to use any of the heroes and/or monsters from the fantasy adventure sets that you want. I will need to confirm with Nik to make sure he is ok with it (since we are business partners and all), but I think he would be ok with it.
If you were to use those, just slap a onemonk logo on it, and a link, and if it's alright with you we would like to use the photos as well to cross-promote one another. How does that sound to you?
Thanks for the pointers, Parduz. They really are a splendid collection.
Dryw! I adore those photos with your Imperfect figures. I would love to use a couple of them immediately, with your permission, on my community Flickr group page - www.flickr.com/groups/1422330@N20/pool/ (you can post more to that page if you have a Flickr account). The group photos feed a slideshow in the Gallery section of my main site. I think I might just have to use one (with a credit) on my Sample pack page (which gets a large number of visitors). Btw, I'm very intrigued with a modification you've made to one of the doors, allowing it to be open without disrupting the wall effect. The frame-less doors are much more adaptable than the other type. Thanks for for showing me that. Do you have specific web page or brand I can send people to? (You're efforts have earned you a complimentary copy of the my Modular Dungeon Sections Basic Pack, hmm, I need more products to bribe people with *grin* - PM me your email)
I think there might be some mileage in showcasing different figure sets by differing artists, but for now I think I'm going to settle for Jim's Heroes for my main photos. Dryw's minis are so wonderfully hand-drawn story-book, unique and perfectly "old school" that they are in fact too different to the modern homogenised D&D plastic minis which many of my customers are using. Since One Monk figures emulate solid plastic/painted metal more, I think I'd be wiser to use them since there is less of a aesthetic shift (if that makes sense). I'm in agreement with Dryw and Parduz that the figures match and compliment my set very well, but I need my models to be mentally replaceable with what some of the customers may already have.
Thanks Labrat, nikloveland (and Jose-D) - I think I have some banners and logos from before the change over - but I'll double check with PMs/mails before posting anything "official" on the Onebookshelf store. I'm very happy to cross promote or share any photos. (I've no problem with affiliate links as well if that helps fund OneMonk) Thanks for being so accessible. (I fricking love this place! ;D )
To all: Again, if anyone wants a go photographing a play-test / printing out dungeons with my pack for photos - with or without their favourite figures - I can send comp copies (or guarantee a freebie of a later product in you've already bought the Basic Pack) Email or PM with any queries.
Post by Dryw the Harper on Dec 20, 2010 8:43:48 GMT -9
Thanks to all, I thought they came out well
BilliamBabble, go right ahead and use the pictures. The only place the figures are available is here in the OneMonk forum, my Dryw the Harper listing is just below your Inked Adventures (look under Projects not Releases), and they are all free. Check out the Imperfect Adventurer sets.
The door modification was easy, just cut the base at an angle starting from the hinged side of the door to the corner of the base at the end of the door side that swings open, if that makes any sense.
Post by BilliamBabble Inked Adventures on Dec 22, 2010 12:48:19 GMT -9
Oops. Guilty as charged! I'm in league with expensive print cartridge suppliers, and soon we will conquer the world. Mwhahaha etc. I've been thinking about attaching a warning / disclaimer advising cautious selecting of pages prior to printing. The bumper quantity content in the 40 page Basic Pack is a printer killer. Buy shares in Epson and HP now. It's the only way to recoup the cost!
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