Welcome to the Flaming Faggot

Callovia is called "the boundless empire" yet you have managed to find its northern border - a notorious roadhouse deep within the Madrasan Marches on the edge of the wilds of Llanvirnesse. The sign above the door reads "Flaming Faggot," which would suggest a cozy, homey inn with fresh biscuits served at teatime if not for the severed troll heads mounted on pikes at the gate.

As you cross the threshold the raucous din quiets momentarily as all eyes dart to the door and calloused hands drop instinctively to well-worn sword hilts. The threat, instantly assessed, is dismissed and roadhouse patrons go about their business hardly missing a beat.

Grim, hard-eyed men huddle around tables in close conversation thick with conspiracy; caravan guards gamble away their earnings; Caemric rangers sit close to the fireplace cooking the damp of the Black Annis from their clothes as they warm their innards with Red Dragon Ale; minstrels play and buxom wenches dance for the pleasure of men who pay them little attention - until they need a companion to warm their bed.

As you approach the bar, a huge, bald barman with a greatsword slung across his back slides a mug of freshly-pulled ale towards you, its frothy head dripping over the rim.

"Pull up a seat, lad," he says, "and let me tell you a tale of high adventure."

Monday, August 20, 2012

Bones Kickstarter Update

The Reaper Bones kickstarter is going great guns, and backers have pledged over a million dollars, which easily funds their initial goal of $30,000.  The kickstarter project will run for another five days, and if you haven't done so recently, check out their kickstarter page.  As the stretch goals have been met, Reaper has been adding more and more perks, which are jaw-droppingly fantastic and the rewards at the Vampire Level ($100 pledge) is unbelievable.  If there was any way I could afford it I would be in at this level and have enough miniatures to keep me painting for years to come.  As it is, I've ponied up $15 for the Ghast Level, which still gets me 36 miniatures.

They've also got a number of really cool add-on options available to all contributor levels:

I put in another $25 for the carrying case, which will hold over 100 miniatures, but the paint sets are a great deal, too.

So, if you've been on the fence about contributing, now is a great time to jump in while you still can.


Beck said...

I personally blame you for me dropping $100 last night!

I was eyeballing the kickstarter near the beginning of the project but passed it by. After reading your blog and seeing the figure list I finally caved in.

Not that I'm complaining, but my wife might be!

Matt said...

Shes gonna be even more angry when she see's I accidentally made that last reply under her google account!

Sean Robson said...

Lol! You're in the dog-house for sure, Matt, but I'll be right there beside you because I upped my contribution to $100, too. The stretch goals were becoming insanely good and I couldn't afford not to.