Torn Armor


TGN Sunday Edition: News Snippets

Hey there gaming buddies, it's time again for another Sunday Snippets here on TGN.

So what's happening? We've got some photos of Medrin cast in resin resin, Torn Armor gives us an update of their 3D renders with Reaper, a look at some new 10mm terrain from War Mage Games, a new release from Hitech Miniatures, some new template colors from Micro Art Studios, and more.


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TGN Review: Torn Armor From SoulJar Games

What is that you are ripping?

For regular readers of TGN, you no doubt remember the rather rocky road that SoulJar Games had gone through in order to get Torn Armor out to the world. Well, the base game has finally been created and shipped out to backers. The Roman and The Elf of SoulJar were kind enough to give me a copy of it to check out. I was rather excited to get one, so let’s tear into another TGN Review. This time, it’s Torn Armor from SoulJar Games.

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Torn Armor updates about game progress

Torn Armor lets us know how things are progressing with shipping, minis, and other such things in their latest update.



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From the post:

Hi gang,

So ... yes ... wow ... we have a lot to talk about (and I suspect that we will have lots of updates coming over the next few months). I'd break this up into high-to-low priorities, but in all truth it's all equally important, so let's just jump straight in here:

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Torn World shipping status update

Torn World lets us know how things are progressing along with their shipping.

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From the update:

We have confirmation that Torn Armor is shipping out from China this weekend. It will be in transit for about a month and is targeted to be in the US for the beginning of August (around the 5th).

From there it will be shipping to us, and after that we will start shipping out to backers!

This will likely happen in phases and we will naturally keep everyone informed at each step of the way!

~ Natalya



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New Progress Report for Torn Armor

Torn Armor gives us another update on how things are progressing with the release of their game.

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From the update:

Hi backers,

A quick update to let you know where we are at on the two main production fronts: miniatures and printing/game production:

The box, rules, dice, maps, etc went into print last week. It is a one month turnaround (seriously quick!) and they'll start shipping out. We're including extra unit, spell, equipment, and miniature cards in the core set as a simple "thank you" for being so patient during this kickstarter and for continuously offering valuable feedback and critique.

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Torn Armor updates us on their progress

Torn Armor gives us another update about how things are going with their Kickstarter campaign.



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From the update:

Happy Friday backers!

We have a little bit of ground to cover here, so let's jump straight into this:

The Portland company never got back to us with a quote. We really wanted to use them, but if you can't come up with a quote over a seven week period, then it probably wouldn't bode too well when we actually go into print. So we'll be going with a company out of China. They have a good reputation in the business and are promising a quick turn-a-round time. I'll post more about them as a separate update.

This means of course that everything has to be made pixel perfect for the print run and we're looking to YOU to help in that process. Enclosed are the rules, units & equipment cards, and unit cards (for the Maychians). There are some tweaks and things to finalize at our end that we are aware of, but here's where you come in: download these assets and give us your feedback. Do the rules need clarification in places or extra examples? Does a font offend you or is hard to read? Do the symbols being used on the unit cards confuse you?



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Update about Torn Armor progress posted

Torn Armor posted a new update about how things are moving along with their project, including a brief note about Defiance.



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From the update:

A quick update on the general pulse of things:

1) No word back from Defiance RE: "give us our money back." There are "legal types" involved. One day I'll tell you all about it (when it would not get in the way of justice), suffice to say that very capable people are involved and I will keep you up to date as things transpire.

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Lesser Gnome lends hand to Torn Armor

Lesser Gnome has stepped in to lend a hand to the Torn Armor Kickstarter campaign with a special deal.



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From the update:

Hi backers,

So as Centerstage came forward with their very incredible offer to donate all proceeds of the Torn World miniature sales to our Kickstarter we have received another similar offer from Lesser Gnome Games:

So here's the deal about Lesser Gnome; specifically Zach Glazar: I drew that map he is holding in his hands there and it was immensely popular with his backers and fans of Whisper & Venom.

Well Zach is offering it to you and the world as a full-on print ... but at a special, special rate ... PLUS all proceeds are being donated to our Kickstarter!

And in Lesser Gnome's Words:

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The next Chapter in the Torn Armor Saga

Torn Armor posted up another update on how things are going with the project in the wake of the situation with Defiance.
As of this posting, there has not been any sort of response from Defiance.



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From the update:

All -

I was going to post an update tonight showing you all of the maps that will be available in the game and a breakdown of all the printed components, but some news came in today that may well dominate what I have to say. So let's start with the news and see if the maps will get posted tomorrow ;)

While "the industry" has a few bad apples, from time to time a company rises up out of the gloom as "one of the good ones." The following companies are examples of this:

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The Phoenix that is Torn Armor

Torn Armor has regrouped and put forth their plans for moving forward with their game.



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From the update:

Backers,

So it has been a tough week and I wanted to see what developed before I posted an update.

Before I get into that I want to thank YOU.

We had tremendous support from so, so many people, gaming companies, and miniature manufacturers. I can honestly say that I was blown away by it all. But more importantly this support gave us options for moving forward and this will be the subject for tonight's update.

Not only that, but we received support from companies who simply wished to chip-in:

Centerstage Miniatures will be running a promotion of Torn World miniatures, with every dime being donated to Torn Armor.

Fat Dragon have offered a free map set for EVERY BACKER ($15 value). We'll post details on this now that things have settled down a little.

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Defiance Games posts further explanation

Defiance Games has posted a longer-form reply to the situation that occurred between them and Torn Armor.



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From the update:

Let us preface all this by saying that Defiance Games has had it's share of ups and downs and we've made a lot of mistakes along the way. It has definitely not been a pretty journey in the least and we are well aware of our reputation.

Over the last few months we have been regrouping and rebuilding to fix our past and bring new products to the market - helped along by a small, but successful Kickstarter in October.

That all said, we can't stand by and have our reputation further destroyed by statements that only tell a part of the story.

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Defiance Games Rebuttal

Defiance Games has posted an open letter rebuttal to the announcement made earlier by Torn Armor. See that post here.



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From the letter:

An open letter to Alyssa Faden of Torn Armor.

Alyssa,

Did you really have to take so little responsibility and say that WE failed? After a nice paragraph in which you say you should take the blame, you write a long text blaming us. Wrong.

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Torn Armor Kickstarter rewards "dead in the water"

Torn Armor has posted up an unfortunate update to their Kickstarter campaign. It seems as though the project is on a forced-hiatus due to money troubles with Defiance Games.



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From the update:

Dear Backers,

This is not an easy update to send out, but I have always been open, honest and transparent with you all and recently the Torn World team has had to have some very unpleasant conversations regarding “Torn Armor.”

We have hit a major obstacle here – which I will detail below – and it is only fair to be open and clear on the parties involved. I will simply layout the facts as they have occurred and you can form your own conclusions. What I will say is that ultimately you put your faith and trust in me to ensure that this project was delivered, and in that I have failed you. So while the Torn Armor team has hit unforeseen circumstances and been subjected to unprofessional behavior and broken promises, ultimately I am responsible and please direct your frustrations squarely towards me.

A Recap:

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Torn Armor posts update on post-Kickstarter progress

Torn Armor gives us an update about how things are going with their post-Kickstarter progress, including a new 3D render and art piece.



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From the update:

So here we are, the 8th day of the New Year and I have news to share. In fact I am hoping that this becomes the first of a small deluge as the project finally regains its breath and takes a good step forward. It's not perfect and we're not out of the woods yet, and - I will admit - I sit here in trepidation waiting for the next piece of bad news.



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New spell card artwork preview for Torn Armor

Torn Armor continues to chug along after their successful Kickstarter. They're working on artwork for the spell cards for spellcasters during the game. Here's a look at Divine Protection I.



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From the preview:

Artist: Alberto Tavira Espinar

New art for Torn Armor! This is the image for one of the spell cards that will be included in the Torn Armor Core Set. This is the spell card "Divine Protection I" that will provide the Spellcaster (and the unit it is attached to) the Damage Resistance 1 trait until it's next turn!

What do you think?!



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Torn World RPG previews 3D render for Mu Slinger

Torn World RPG shows off the 3D render for the Mu slinger they've been working on.



From the preview:

I thought this was too cute not to post. As you know we're moving into miniature production and part of that process is to make everything ready for the molds ... which means breaking these little guys apart and adding pin-points. Even at 20mm in height the mu does not escape that!



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Torn Armor previews 3D render for Sisk faction forces leader

Torn Armor is showing off the 3D render for their Sisk leader.



From the preview:

Sisk Syntagma Tribuni Angusticlavii.

The leader of the Sisk faction forces in the Torn Armor Kickstarter. He stands opposite the Maychian Akongo and provides morale boosting and organization abilities to the troops.

He was unlocked during the kickstarter we ran in March and will be available later this year.



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Torn Armor updates backers about their post-Kickstarter progress

Torn Armor is another company that's been busy after a successful Kickstarter. They've got an update about their progress up, along with some preview artwork for a future release.



From the update:

A future unit for a post-Kickstarter time-frame We're not letting other units interfere with getting the core game and add-ons out, but we are beginning to create the next wave of expansions.

This guy was asked for a lot ... so here he is :)

I suspect that the fine details on this will necessitate a little work when it goes into casting, but it's good to see him taking shape.



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Torn Armor previews wip cover artwork for their game

Torn Armor had quite a ride on Kickstarter, successfully funding their game. They've been busy since its completion. Here's a look at the WIP cover art.



From the preview:

Sneak Peek of the Torn Armor cover by Jeff Laubenstein. The final piece will obviously be in full color, will be square (for a final box size of 11x11) and will obviously have the name of the game on it =D

I think this is shaping up to be something QUITE special though, what do you think?



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