Friday, November 4, 2016

Kickstarter Ennui

So, my Conan board game Kickstarter rewards arrived on 26 October, and I have yet to open it.  I should be exited, but 20 months after pledging, I just really don't care.  I backed it for the miniatures, but even those fail to excite me anymore.  Given that the rulebook is by the creators' own admission, a mess, I'm unlikely to even try to play it until I have a printed copy of the new version in my hands.  This is my trouble with Kickstarter.  Many of them look cool and lure me in, but past a certain point, I lose interest.  Oh, well.  At least I have a bunch of new sword and sorcery miniatures (221 to be exact).   Does anyone else find themselves generally feeling blah about Kickstarters once they arrive?

Two Boxes.  I don't have room for this stuff.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Miniatures Monday: Beware the Barrow Downs!

Since it's Halloween, we will continue with the undead theme and also with a figure from Mithril Miniatures.  This one is a barrow wight, which sadly no longer appears to be available.  I bought this back when I was in college, but I just never got around to painting it.  The paint job was fairly easy, being mostly black with progressively lighter shades of grey as highlights.  I was hoping to make the sword look a bit eerie with a light coating of Nihilak Oxide, but that really didn't work out.  Overall though, I'm fairly happy with the results.