[Another Year Of Frugal Gaming] I Was Wrong
This week, I shall be mostly apologising for Stuff I’ve Bought Off Of Kickstarter That’s Not Dethtron’s Album. I don’t think Dethtron’s album counts, although it is bloody good NWOBH played by Americans and you should own a copy because Crusader do, in fact, rock. I mean the gaming stuff I’ve bought off of Kickstarter.
First thing: the Muertos playing cards by Steve Minty. I had a really nice deck of cards when I was about nine and wanted to be a stage magician when I grew up, and then never replaced them for years and took them with me every time I moved away and wondered why they were in such a state. I backed these because a) they came with Pretty Dice and b) I might at some stage play Deadlands again and the prospect of some Dia di Muertos accessories pleases me no end. Plus, y’know, I’m cheap for that whole… that whole aesthetic.
There’s a sure-fire way to kickstart my heart…
Sukubus Studios ‘Totally Not Blood Bowl’ Team. Now, this… might not make sense to you, given the stance I’ve taken on the whole ‘sexy models’ and ‘skeevy boys’ brouhahas. You might be thinking I’m a bit of a hypocrite. You’d be… absolutely right. I’m no longer entirely sure what was going through my head when I backed this one. I think it was something to do with the Taylor-Yorkes (England’s most opinionated hardcore Warmachine couple) really liking them and Ruth convincing me that it wasn’t that skeevy if women didn’t have a problem with it and me thinking that maybe they could be redeemed as a concept with a bit of creative filing and a latexy paint job that suggested they were wearing something skin-tight and, you know, sports-ish.
|It’s funny, but when you Google ‘ladies’ American Football’ nine-tenths of the results are something like this.|
You’re not helping, Internet.
Naa, I’m not convinced either. The truth is that I got excited and acted without thinking and kinda pissed on my principles there. This doesn’t make me a total hypocrite who has forfeited any right to a stake in the Sexy Models argument for ever and a day, mind – just, y’know, a human being who impulse bought something without thinking and couldn’t take it back. Nobody’s perfect. I’ve sold the damn things now, made the money back and then some, and I’m chalking it up to experience.
I also have my eye on the promised range of 28mm goff ladies from Wild In The Streets (designed by Chris Brady from Corehammer affiliates Slow Death Games). Chris has been kind enough to show me the work in progress on these lasses and they look like they have… potential.
A batch of these girlies could see all sorts of uses – I sometimes find myself in need of miniatures to illustrate a scene in Vampire games, and I have visions of an all-Alice party for Red and Pleasant Land or some sort of screwed-up Sucker-Punch-esque Call of Cthulhu game and, as well, it’ll bring back memories of painting my old Necromunda gang, Morticia’s Misericordia. (They had a token bloke, of course… a Scummer in a trenchcoat with two bolt pistols. His name was Draven. I’m not sorry.)
Looking back on this, actually, with my history of playing Dark Eldar and Dark Elves and Slaanesh Chaos, I probably am a hypocrite and probably should put a sock in it as far as the whole ‘problematic representation of women’ thing goes. Oh well. At least it means I get to post more of these.
|Khador Marksman||IKRPG||Facebook trade||£5.00||Carry-Over from last month||£0.00|
|Shipping (Daemons)||£2.80||Retribution deposit||WM/H||£25.00|
|Backswords and Bucklers Book 2||OSR D&D||Lulu||£1.20||Chaos Daemons Codex||40K||£20.00|
|Shipping (Blood Bowl)||£5.40||Blood Bowl||BB||£40.00|
|Iron Kingdoms RPG||IKRPG||Amazon||£34.74||Iron Kingdoms RPG||IKRPG||£40.00|
|D&D character sheet printing||OSR D&D||£1.00||Vraska the Unseen x 2||M:tG||£11.98|
|Hypnos kit & glaze medium||WM/H||Dark Sphere||£10.04||Foil Cathedral of War||M:tG||£3.41|
|Retribution battlegroup||WM/H||Dark Sphere||£29.66||Mercenaries & case||WM/H||£60.00|
|Bus fare to Dark Sphere||WM/H||£1.50||Retribution battlegroup||WM/H||£20.00|
|Diablo III bundle||PC||Blizzard||£42.99||Sukubus Team||BB||£72.00|
|Metal Slayer||WM/H||Facebook trade||£10.00|
|World of Warcraft subscription||PC||Blizzard||£9.99|
|Vraska x 2 shipping||M:tG||£0.99|
|Foil Cathedral of War shipping||M:tG||£0.99|
|WoW character transfer||PC||Blizzard||£17.00|
|WoW race change||PC||Blizzard||£17.00|
|Hearthstone card pack||PC||Blizzard||£34.99|
|Shipping (Sukubus Team)||£4.74|
|Anrakyr the Traveller||40K||GW||-£0.50|
|You can tell a lot about the British economy from the price of Fudge. |
These were 15p when I was a lad, now they’re 25.
You can’t even get penny sweets for a penny any more.