We have opened an Amazon store where we are selling Dungeon Architect Cards (shortly) and World Architect Cards. Of course, we will continue to sell the cards here on faruniverse.com but we have decided to branch out a bit and start trying to reach the masses. Also, and I have no idea why I waited until now to do it, but we have a video showing how the Dungeon Architect Cards work. You can check it out below...
Also, since the Kickstarter has finished I now have time to return working on other projects. Among these other projects are the Far Away Land Creatures Volume 2 and 3 books that I hope to have together by this fall. Each of these dudes will have over 70 new creatures featured along with bunches of charts and random creative stuff. The push now is to get these two expansion books finished. It's been too long since any new FAL stuff has come out and that's no good. This fall, man, new FAL.
One final note. June will see the launch (relaunch) of our Patreon project. This will be strictly illustrated stories from Far Away Land. We will post an announcement about this in a couple days. We hope you will join us as we begin to explore the wilds of Far Away Land - a world where everything wants to kill you, and most things have a face.
The other day my wife and I were in Dollar General looking for tissues or something when I came across this...
So, I bought it... for $12 bucks. I rarely buy Lego as I would rather eat and the gestapo at my university are cutting positions left and right so blowing money on toys may not be the greatest of ideas. Also, these aren't Lego, but it says Dungeons and Dragons on the box and KRE-O is somehow affiliated with Hasbro - so it must be halfway legit, right?
Wrong, it's all the way legit.
These blocks are fantastic. I had no problem getting them to stay together. They fit spectacularly and I would compare them with Lego in their quality and feel. The box has close to 300 pieces, most of which are tiny fiddly little pieces but you do get to build a little castle with a working drawbridge. You get a whopping 7 minifigs with tons of weapons, armor, helmets, bases. The minifigs are a bit different from Lego minifigs as they have more articulation. The arms and legs also detach (there is a little balljoint in the shoulders and hips) and I could see that wearing out fairly fast. Luckily, I'm not a five year old anymore so I know how to handle fragile things. There is also a working catapult with a spring mechanism so you can actually shoot the little red balls. That catapult is no joke by the way as it shot clear across the room at full power. Look at this...
Two soldiers came in the box. Poor guys are up against five enemies.
Yeah. That's what I'm talking about. This guy means business.
Here's the gang after killing the soldiers and taking the castle. Now they celebrate with a group photo. Well done fellas.
Finding this and putting it together and playing with it makes me want to bust out Brik Wars and lay waste to some scrub on the brickfield of battle. This little set is pretty awesome and worth every penny. Even if the suede denim secret police kick in my university office door, at least I can come home to some badass minifigs.
Work continues on the orka statuette. Still a bunch to do, like a face, finish the paint, details, gloss, finish, complete the base, etc. I'm a big fan of simple sculpts. I also like simple paint jobs. Also, Far Away Land characters are pretty simple in design and this little orka is meant to reflect that. Anyway. Just thought I would share some photos in progress.
Also. I dug down deep into the dreaded depths of the closet to find... Hero Quest. Amazingly the box is still in great shape. A bit of wear on the corners and edges but great (by my standards) nonetheless. Sadly, I'm missing the elf. That kinda sucks as everything else is there. I'm going to look around online and see if I can find just the elf. I'd like to play HQ in the next couple of weeks.
A couple months ago I was made aware of The Kentucky Bored Gamer. Being that I myself am from the mysterious and forlorn state of Kentucky, I thought it was pretty damn cool to find an online game reviewer from my same geographical region. Tim Blackburn is the man behind the blog and since having found it, I have been turned on to a couple games that I have bought or have on my wish list. Among these are Lost Woods by Poppy Jasper Games and Shootout! The High Noon Card Game.
Right now, Tim is doing a year long, Game-a-Day Challenge where he plays a game everyday. He’s also got a contest running where you can win a copy of Sun Tzu. I believe the contest is in celebration of his Facebook page reaching 150 followers.
I like Tim's reviews, they are short, to the point, and give me a starting off point for finding some new game ideas.
Just a little update for the World Architect Card Kickstarter backers and those who may be interested...
All of the cards (both WAC and DAC) have arrived. We will finishing boxing all orders this week (we've got most boxed already). We will print and attach shipping labels this weekend. Next week we will mail all rewards. By next Friday, our goal is to have all of your decks in the mail.
If you have yet to fill out the survey, please do by this weekend as we will be sending spreadsheets to the shipping software on Saturday. If you aren't in there, you will have to wait until all decks have been shipped so we can find you and ship your stuff. We want to get you your stuff on time!
Here is a photo of the office and our progress...
Blogs I read...