Conan wasn’t a quitter. If something didn’t work out right the first time, he would redouble his efforts and go back after the prize. Well, the same can be said for Pulposaurus Entertainment. They have retooled their Conan: Rise of Monsters miniatures game and have relaunched over on Kickstarter. This time, things are going much better.
“Try before you buy” is a mantra I tend to stick with, especially for my miniatures and board games that I look to purchase. Ulisses Spiele is going even one step further into that, with “try before we even print it.” They’re doing a public beta test for their Conan: Rise of Monsters miniatures skirmish game.
Taking a break from the RPG Kickstarters for a minute.
Is the week going by quickly for anyone else? On my ride in to work today, I looked down at my dashboard and saw my odometer and, for a moment, went, “why is that so high? It’s only Tues… oh… wait… it’s Wednesday. Ok, that makes sense.”
But seeing as it is Wednesday and all, we should have ourselves a Midweek Snippets.
Man, this is also the first Wednesday in a couple weeks where I don’t have tomorrow off. Makes me a little sad, but I’ll get through it, somehow.
Anyway, today’s batch of bite-sized stories includes: Skirmisher Publishing Releases 100 Oddities for a Wizard’s Tower, New Year’s Sale Happening Over at Advanced Deployment, Pulposaurus Entertainment Updates About the future of Conan: Rise of Monsters, New Praetorian Helmeted Heads From Puppets War, Chemical Spill: the Chemistry Card game: two weeks left on Kickstarter, Massive Awesome Announces Launch Date For Shattered Earth Kickstarter, Purgatory Posts New Previews, New Year’s Sale From Dark Art Miniatures, Iron Cross Miniatures Posts New Fireteam Release, New Dwarf King from Scibor, Too Fat Lardies Christmas Special, BattleGateGames Releases New Bust, New Battlefields XP Tufts From The Army Painter, ArmiesArmy 15mm Cold War Kickstarter is Live, New Paint Storage Systems from Burn In Designs, New Lower Pricing on Legends of Kalidasia Starter Sets, New Releases Available From Hinterland Miniatures, “Shieldwolf vs Orcs” launches on Kickstarter Tuesday 12th January, and Chicago Shootout reaches 50% funded on Kickstarter.
Pulposaurus Entertainment has been running their Conan: Rise of Monsters Kickstarter campaign for a little bit now. The campaign had made it over the $100k mark, but that was still below 50% of their goal. I got to see the miniatures at Gen Con and thought they looked very good, especially for pre-painted plastics. Well, the guys over at Reaper Miniatures thought they looked pretty good, too. As such, they’ve decided to partner up with Pulposaurus.
I’m always a big proponent of “try before you buy.” These days, most of us can’t afford to buy into a game without being sure we really want to play it. That’s why I always like to see companies post up rules for their game online. This is extra-crucial during a Kickstarter or other crowdfunding campaign, if you ask me. The fellows over at Pulposaurus Entertainment agree. As such, they’ve posted up the Quickstart rules for Conan: Rise of Monsters on their Kickstarter.
About a month ago, I was digging through Netflix for something to watch when I saw that they had the original Conan movie. Right then and there, I knew what I was going to be doing for the next couple hours. The characters and world are so iconic, especially to nerds and gamers (of which I fit into both categories), it’s almost impossible not to love them. We’ve had some cool Conan games come around recently, and Pulposaurus Entertainment is looking to answer the riddle of steel and add theirs to the list. Conan: Rise of Monsters is now up on Kickstarter.
Hello, beautiful readers, and welcome to another Sunday. Here at the bear cave, I’m doing a bit of cleaning and then I’ve got some Gen Con prep to work on. Yeah, the show is getting ever-closer. It’ll be here before you know it. Just one more weekend after this before it’s here. Will you be coming to the show? If so, lemme know. Maybe we can talk gaming (one of my favorite activities).
But that’s for a couple weeks from now. At the moment, we’ve got some bite-sized stories to share.
In this batch we have: CROM: Conan Rise of Monsters has a teaser trailer for their Kickstarter launch, Gods and Monsters posts Kickstarter Video, A couple more installments of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic, Dead Earth Games Posts The Shattered Crown Gameplay Video, and DGS Games announces Freeblades Kickstarter stretch goals and future Demon Faction.
We’re half there to back to the weekend.
This weekend will be a rather busy one. Tomorrow it’s set-up for the CMON Expo and Friday it starts. We’ve got a lot planned, especially for Saturday. Be sure to check back on that day regularly as we post updates from the various panels that’ll be happening that day. If you’re interested in CMON’s games, you’ll want to check back often.
But that’s this weekend. We’re still on Wednesday. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Right now, we’ve got another set of bite-sized stories.
This batch we have: Forge Prints HD Dungeon Accessories and Bases Kit 1 on Kickstarter, Robot Zombie Cat Card Game On Kickstarter, Crooked Dice release Heroic Archetypes, The Thin Blue Line: Detroit Savage Worlds Module Coming to Kickstarter Soon, Rebel Minis Releases 28mm Earth Force Widowmaker Battlesuits, Adeptus Mechanicus joins the fray in One Page 40k, Several More Installments of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic, Heroic Maps New Wardenhale Gambling Den Map, Post Captain Master Index Pt 2. Advance Rules, Another World Indiegogo Funded And now going for Stretch Goals, Sea Dog Game Studios releases Nassau Sloop kit for Sailpower 2.0, New 32mm bases available from Tabletop-Art, Manorhouse Workshop Update #34 – Modular Underground Project – KS launch delayed, “War is Coming” the army game searching for playtesters, Final Days for 12 Realms: Bedtime Story on Kickstarter, Kromlech New Release – Legionary Weapons, Instant Dungeon Tactical Up on Kickstarter, SyrinScape Launches Exclusive Pathfinder Player Character Soundsets, and In-Store Play Program for Free RPG Day June 20, Honour or Death: Icarus Miniatures Preview the Praesidian Honour Guard, Cracked Earth Studios New Tabletop Terrain Line Coming to Kickstarter, Hexagon Mill Terrain Kickstarter Running Now, Legion of Set Artwork Previewed for Conan Rise of Monsters, and Deep-Cut Studio releases a new gaming mat in sand and rock environment.
Cabinet Holdings has acquired Paradox Entertainment Inc. This new acquisition includes all of Paradox’s holdings, meaning all the rights for things associated with Robert E. Howard’s Conan world and characters is now Cabinet’s. In the past year, we’ve had a lot of announcements about new Conan games. Modiphius has their RPG. Monolith has their successfully Kickstarted board game. And Pulposaurus is working on the fantasy miniatures game Rise of the Monsters. TGN has contacted these companies for their remarks on the change of hands and if it will affect any of their production schedules.
It’s Sunday. Hopefully you had an epic Saturday of gaming. For those that went to Salute, I hope it was a blast. I’m really jealous of those that were able to go. It’s a show I’d love to make it to at some point in time.
My Saturday was full of building the Eisenkern APC from DreamForge-Games. Expect the review of that kit later this week. Sneak Preview: There are 12 trooper minis inside the model. Each model is made up of about 11 pieces. So that’s well over 100 parts just for models inside the tank.
Anyway, on to our regular Sunday piece of collecting the bite-sized stories we’ve come across over the past couple days and presenting them to you now.
In this batch we’ve got: Entire 28mm Fantasy Dwarf range now released at Alternative Armies, Zen Bins Dice Masters Cases on Kickstarter, More Installments of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic, CROM: Conan Rise of Monsters Circle of Iron tease, Kromlech New Release – Legionaries Spike Hammers and Biker Legs, Battlefront releases Twin 8.8cm FlaK37 Railway Car, Sally 4th Free textures & furniture for Terra Blocks, New Dwarf Beer Maiden from Kabuki Models, Dark Art Studios Spring Releases posted, and Terrible Kid Stuff – New release – The Child Thief.
Pulpasaurus Entertainment has announced that they’re working on a new miniatures mass-combat game based on Robert E. Howard’s Conan setting. Conan: Rise of Monsters (or CROM for short. See what they did there?) will be played using 28mm pre-painted plastic miniatures. Starter sets will come with two armies, as well as all the dice, templates, tokens, and accessories one needs to play the game.
The Kickstarter will be sometime in Q3 this year, with a release Q1 of 2016.
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