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First Painting Competition Results

Healthy Competition! Our first ever The Drowned Earth Painting Competition was, I must say, way beyond my expectations. In total we had 17 entries and 15 entrants. In the interests of fairness we decided to pick the best entry from each entrant rather than let…

New Releases: Forek… Mounted?!

During the Kickstarter we managed to unlock the mounted versions of both Nix, leader of the Artefacters, and Kaneda, the leader of the Firm. However, the Militia and Bondsmen weren’t so lucky. However, I’m sure you’ll agree that’s a state of affairs which can’t go…

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New Releases: Ando the Dino-Hunting Artefacter!!

New Artefacter: Ando! Dino-hunting is a tough business, but Ando the Artefacter is certainly the Dverg for the job! Ando started life a Dverg for hire, but now works exclusively with the Artefacters. More often than not that means Nix and crew, helping to guard…

Wayfarers Faction in Depth: Part 2

A closer look at the Wayfarers Faction Models In the last blog article we looked at the Wayfarers faction Tactica, closely discussing the first two models of the faction boxed set. Now, to celebrate the opening of the Drowned Earth Kickstarter Pledge Manager and Pre-Order…

Mercenaries and Hired Guns: Who are the Wayfarers?

Who are the Wayfarers? Rogues, misfits and wanderers, the Wayfarers are a loose alliance of mercenaries and guns for hire united by nothing more than a mysterious benefactor who sends them contracts from the shadows… The Weaver, as the mysterious figure is known, controls from…

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Dverg and Humans: Fluff Cribnotes pt. 5

As we have seen, The Drowned Earth is a racially diverse place, which is an interesting fact in itself, when one considers that the pre-fall civilisation was almost exclusively human. The other sentient races of The Drowned Earth were created by humans for various purposes,…

Worldbuilding in game design: Some brief musings

From a very personal point of view, world building was one of the aspects which most excited me while considering designing a game. I’ve tried to world build a number of times in the past, having made varying levels of progress. Each time though, I…

Road to Kickstarter 5: Resin or Metal, the Eternal Question!

For those of you who are following this blog for general Kickstarter advice, this entry is probably not for you. Here I will discuss something very specific to the miniatures industry- the choice of production material, and talk a little bit about my personal choice…

The Races of Ulaya: Fluff Crib Notes pt.4

The Races of Ulaya. Race and Diversity The Drowned Earth is a land of racial diversity. That is to say, humans are not the only intelligent species to occupy the world. In many parts of Ulaya these different species live side by side, creating diverse…

Road to Kickstarter 4: The Crowd part of Crowdfunding

The even more difficult kind of Networking For me anyway- I can hit a computer till it talks to another computer. The same strategy doesn’t work so well with people! Social media marketing is a huge topic- libraries of books have been written about it….

Social Oganisation in Ulaya. Fluff Cribnotes: Part 3

Nomads, Farmers and Carnivores. The continent of Ulaya is, as we have already seen, a diverse place. Just as technology is varied depending on location, so is the main economic activity. However, the acquisition of food is still the primary activity of most of the people of The Drowned…

Road to Kickstarter 3: Commissioning Art

Glorious Art! They say people eat with their eyes, and kick-starters work exactly the same. It doesn’t matter what you’re selling- toy soldiers, a board game, a piece of technology… words just don’t do it. People want to see pictures! From the outset therefore I…

PETA’s letter to Games Workshop, and the separation of fantasy with reality

This one will be a bit of a different tac to my usual blog entries- I don’t promise I’ll add to this new “musings” section very often, but lets give it a go. Please do tell me what you think, and if you want to…