Tuesday, February 16, 2016

SDE - Beatrix the Witch Queen and Ghost Creeps

The first Super Dungeon Explore Boss of the new year is finished and Beatrix is now ready to deal with those pesky Heroes herself!

This set came out back in October of 2015 and if you've been following me since then, you know I painted up her Ghosts for U-Con. It includes Beatrix and 6 new Ghost Creeps to add to your creep collection. She also has her own Explore cards, treasure and boss cards.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Super Dungeon Explore: Relic Knights Crossover - Completed!

This weekend I finished up One Shot, the final mini in the Super Dungeon Explore: Relic Knights crossover set that came out during the Relic Knights Kickstarter. Of course, I had to get them. It's actually because of the Relic Knights KS that I discovered Super Dungeon Explore. My wallet has hated me ever since.

The Relic Knights SDE mini set was originally meant to be a "Kickstarter Exclusive", because that's how Cool Mini or Not rolls. But after Soda Pop split from them, their exclusivity was revoked and they are now openly available, because that's how Soda Pop rolls.

It's a great thing too. I can't tell you how many games I've not picked up because I found out that this or that was an exclusive thing for Kickstarter Backers or Con Goers. Con exclusives especially piss me off. I'm sorry, but if you're going to release part of your game and only allow a select few people fortunate enough to buy it at your convention booth before you run out, I'm out.

Anyway, mini rant over. Lets get to the chibi!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Finger Painters: Mecha, Robots and Cyborgs - Kastelan Robot

The first Finger Painters competition for 2016 is done and the theme was Mecha, Robots and Cyborgs. Originally I had hoped to do the Onager Dunecrawler for my entry, since there was some confusion as to what constituted "mecha". But once vehicles were officially nixed from eligibility, I decided on one of the Kastelan Robots instead.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Tutorial: How to Make Token Box Labels

How to Make Token Box Labels

As you've no doubt seen, I like sorting my tokens and other game pieces into boxes (see here). While I never finished my degree, I am also a bit of a graphical designer. As such, I like to do projects in Photoshop and Illustrator from time to time to scratch my graphics itch.

Over the years, I've made all sorts of digital art. MAME arcade cabinets overlays, custom covers for video games, a few labels for glasses, and a bunch more.

Then it came time to store the X-Wing Miniatures Game, which had easily over grown it's original box. Since then, I've redone those original covers, and a few other boxes with custom labels. I think it's safe to say that I've perfected my technique for making them.

Now, is as good a time as any to share what I've learned with everyone else.