Friday, April 29, 2016

WE DID IT! - Ravingspire Funded

The Kickstarter for Ravingspire finished yesterday and did great, closing at $74,858! Plus, we got so close to the final $75 stretch goal (Crashed Steampunk Airship Expansion), we decided to include it to our backers anyway! You can't officially donate your own money as a creator to a Kickstarter, but you do have the flexibility to round up!

Now we'll be able to bring our own brand of insanity to the market, and include four card expansions: The Vorpal Chainsword Expansion, The Old West Expansion, The Vengeance of the Goblin Queen Expansion, and the Steampunk Airship Expansion! Hooray!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

One day left in Ravingspire

Wow, I've been so focused working on the Ravingspire Kickstarter Campaign that I've not had any time to paint, or game, or blog! But there's just 24 hours left in the Ravingspire Kickstarter and we've already hit every stretch goal except the for one, the Crashed Steampunk Airship expansion. And we may still get to it yet!

I'm very excited about how far we've come and how the latest game prototypes are looking. The backers and commenters have been generally super positive and I am blown away by how great it is to interact with so many gamers who are as excited as we are. The Kickstarter backers are going to get their game in a sweet wooden box with our artwork on it that looks and feels like a leather-bound tome, which I think is going to blow them away. People are going to be really pleased that they backed Ravingspire, I can confidently say I am proud of what we've built and how much the three of us worked on the game during nights and weekends before we even thought about doing a KS campaign.

And hey, if you haven't seen it yet, come on over and check out the campaign page on Kickstarter. There's still a little time to join us in the Tower of Madness and get in on all the deluxe stretch goals!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Circles within circles for Ravingspire

Upon a suggestion from Enivek over on the Ravingspire Kickstarter comments page, I picked up a 16" diameter lazy Susan off of Amazon to see if it made handling the encounter cards of the game a little easier. Sure enough, more rotation is always cooler!

Used it while I was playing some solo games testing out the newest Final Boss cards that have been unlocked in the stretch goals, and it worked like a charm. Although we can't fit a lazy Susan into the game box or anything, it still is a pretty cool idea for people who end up loving the game.

Game on!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Ravingspire Heroes - painting minis

Things are going gangbusters with the Ravingspire Kickstarter! So much so that I decided to take a quick break from editing rulebook paragraphs and Adobe layouts and paint a few Reaper Bones minis as Ravingspire characters for giggles. In the game the characters are represented by tokens, (its a deck-building game, primarily), but my love of minis doesn't allow me not to. Plus there are still so many Reaper Bones minis to paint still, you gotta find your excuses where you can!

First up we have Aurora the All-Knowing! Chronomaster skilled in the arts of confounding her opponents by manipulating the future! And like any Runelord, she can generate free Charm by equipping Relics.

Used a Reaper Bones sorceress with staff to represent Aurora. Not great lighting for a pic of a mini looking down, but I think she turned out pretty well.

Then we have Garsim Cinderheart! Master Weaponsmith and cleaver of orc-kind! Garsome's mastery of weaponcraft allows him to generate one free Fight or Skill each turn, and all weapon and armor cards cost less Charm for him to obtain (which is good, because he starts with no Charm at all!).

Good old two-weapon barbarian from Reaper. Great mini, though its hard to get those darn weapons to stay straight (yes, I did the hot water trick to straighten out that axe. It only lasted a couple days).

Here comes Quinn Apblanc, Monster Slayer! This handsome fellow is fantastic at hunting down Adversaries and Foes in the game, however his deck starts out full of single power cards so thinning out the weak cards from the strong over the course of the game is a must!

For him I used the Reaper Bones Pathfinder Alchemist mini. Leather armor, lots of potions, dagger, what's not to love? Says vampire slayer to me!

These other two characters I've previously posted pics of on this blog, but for completeness sake...

Marcus the Runelord, Wizard of the White Tower. Marcus's mastery of battle magic is unmatched, and when powered through Relics he is a force with which to be reckoned!

For him the Reaper Bones Wizard with Staff does nicely. Sweet battle pose, cool staff, all good wizardy stuff on this mini.

Finally, the flagship character of the game, The Crimson Reaver! Born into a tribe of magic-hunting mutants, the Crimson Reaver gets to draw an extra card from her battle deck every round, making her a very formidable Hero!

Here I used the Reaper Bones Pathfinder Barbarian mini. Such a great action pose, I couldn't help but want to paint this mini!

So there you have it, some minis that would work well for Ravingspire. And that's only five of the nine Hero characters. I still have four more to paint if I want to build a complete set.

Game on!