Welcome Back to the Labyrinth

"We have been away far too long, my friends," Ashoka declared, his face lit by the eldritch green glow of his staff. "But we have finally returned to the labyrinth whence our adventures first began."

"Just imagine the treasures that lie within," said Yun Tai, flexing his mighty muscles. "Wealth enough to live in luxury the rest of our days."

"And arcane artifacts of great power," added Ashoka his words dripping with avarice. "All ours for the taking!"

"Umm...guys?" Nysa interrupted. "Do you hear something dripping?"

Thursday, August 2, 2012

A Couple Items of Interest

I meant to post this earlier, but the heat has made me apathetic and listless.  Anyway, if you haven't already heard, Reaper Miniatures has launched a Kickstarter to increase its line of Bones miniatures.  Because of the expense and time involved in sculpting and casting, miniatures lines tend to grow very slowly.  So they are trying out Kickstarter to well...kickstart bones into high gear.  The contributor perks are very nice, and you get an impressive number of miniatures at the $15 level; 36 goblins, kobolds, and rats - who doesn't need more of those?


I don't normally contribute to crowd-source campaigns, but I'm sorely tempted by this one.




 Also, you may have already heard that Paizo has put its Planet Stories line on hiatus due to poor sales.  This is truly unfortunate since the series has made many of the works of classic pulp authors available in print again.  However, the silver lining of this very dark cloud is that they are selling off their stock at bargain-basement prices.  Most of the books are going for $3.  I just ordered a dozen for a mere $36, which should keeping me in reading material for the rest of the summer and well into autumn.

You can check out the sale by clicking the link above, and stock up on great books.  I don't imagine supplies will last long at this price.

4 comments:

Tim Shorts said...

Sounds interesting Sean. I wish I had the room for miniatures. I used to have a bunch. Still, its this kind of kickstarter that makes me think about tossing out stuff so I can make room.

Sean Robson said...

Hi Tim; there's always room for miniatures! I'm reminded of Gideon Mantell, an early 19th century fossil hunter, whose collection grew so large he had to move his wife and children to a hotel to make room for it in the house. Now there's a hobbyist with his priorities straight. ;)

Trey said...

I need to seriously peruse that planet stories sale and see if there's something I'm missing.

Sean Robson said...

I should have been, but wasn't, a subscriber, so there were lots of them that I didn't have. I was able to finish off my collection of Leigh Brackett and Catherine Moore books, though.