Monday, August 27, 2012

Gen Con Attendance number.

Gen Con Nets 41,000 Unique Attendees

Attendance Up 12% From Last Year’s Record Crowd

Published: 08/23/2012, Last Updated: 08/24/2012 04:04am
Gen Con Indy celebrated the 45th Anniversary of Gen Con event over the past weekend and continued its record growth setting a turnstile attendance record of 134,775 and over 41,000 unique attendees, a figure that was up more than 12% from last year’s record of over 36,000 (see "Gen Con Sets New Attendance Records").
Turnstile growth was up 9% from last year’s prior record of 119,000 plus weekend attendees. Since 2010, overall attendance at Gen Con is up 30%. Gen Con 2012 also had a record 232 attendees at the Trade Day event (see "Record-Breaking Gen Con").
Gen Con will return to the Indianapolis Convention Center on August 15-18, 2013 for next year’s event, which will be held in Indianapolis at least through 2020.

Hobbyist builds working S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier | Crave - CNET

Hobbyist builds working S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier | Crave - CNET

But does it come with hulkbusters.

Star Trek fans rescue Enterprise-D bridge

Never under estimate the power of fandom.



Star Trek fans rescue Enterprise-D bridge, plan to restore it to former glory -- Engadget

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Low Life Miniatures by Andy Hopp — Kickstarter

Low Life Miniatures by Andy Hopp — Kickstarter
A highly detailed line of miniatures based on the weird and whimsical Low Life game by Andy Hopp (but usable anywhere).
  • Launched:Aug 24, 2012
  • Funding ends:Sep 23, 2012
  • Don't want to forget? We'll remind you by email 48 hours before funding ends.

GAZILLIONS of years in the future...

Every possible calamity, cataclysm, apocalypse, and cosmic hangnail has befallen our beloved Mutha Oith during a bygone era known as The Time of The Flush. Now, After the Wipe, the ancient Hoomanrace is extinct and the wobbly orb is wrecked. Oith's current denizens evolved from the lowliest of the low: the resilient roach, the indomitable worm, the everlasting snack cake - the dregs that survived.
It is a time of grand adventure, bold exploration, mighty hocus-pokings, and the occasional hint of whimsical madness; a time of immense struggle, monstrous monstrosities, and remarkable happenstance where even the lowliest worm can become a Keistermeister by his own mop.
Now, by popular demand and the screaming insistence of literally gazillions of clamoring fans, Mutha Oith Creations is proud to announce, in partnership with the formidable Eastern Front Studios, an entire line of (wait for it)...

LOW LIFE MINIATURES!

The initial set will include these NINE figures, all done in heroic 28mm scale and ridiculously perfect for all your Low Life adventures or anywhere else dark whimsy is appreciated. The minis will be cast either in high-quality resin or white pewter, depending on the level of funding received.
Once funding is reached for the initial set of nine, a number of awesome stretch goals will take effect. We'll talk about those a bit later on. For now, let's meet the peeps:
Byulunculus the Vigilant: An armored pile who spends his nights goozing around Floom astride his loyal pygmy slog, Orthington, indiscriminately sawing limbs and other bits from bad guys (and the occasional not-so-bad guy).
Walloping Krong: A cremefillian from the town of Bottom Saloo, he wields his flaming Dammit Hammer with impunity, crushing all who oppose him or insult his momma's sandwich recipe.
Occifer Gleech: This hoink of Torkle weilds his vibrant 'stache and shovel staff to enforce the city's mandates from the Grease Tunnel Turf to the Sock Garter District. Respect his authority.
Pandalope the Panderer: A pimpular tizn't from Over There, Pandalope maintains a stable in Floom's The Pits neighborhood, occupying an alley between the Slargleflop and Pickled & Plowed.
Unctious Pwoof: A masterful smellcaster from the Garden of Smellemental Glee, Unctious is shown here in mid reek-coalescence. She's mighty mighty.
Trozzgoxx the Lobe: Rumored to canoodle with emissaries of the mysterious Primordial Soup Kitchen, Trozzgoxx is a powerful dementalist and celebrated weisenheimer. He also gives great back rubs.
Angry Ubgunsker: As a member of the Happy Plate Club, Ubgunsker hopes to leave his mark on history by eradicating every last Thing That Might Not Be. It's good to have a goal.
The Guy With The Killin' Stick: He's just a guy with a killin' stick.
Mysterious One-Eyed Croach: This wily entrepeneur hangs out in the alley across from The Dive Inn, one of Flooms skeeviest skankatoria. He specializes in healing "diseases of passion" with a sniff of his enormous red finger.
So, there you have the first nine peeps. These are the guys and girls included in the initial set. Below, let's talk about some STRETCH GOALS. These goals add extra value to the original rewards. Come along, I think you'll like them.
Assuming the listed funding level is reached, these goals are rewarded, at no extra charge, to all backers who pledge at the Stench-Wrangling Smelf level and above ($50).
Snells: This two-pack includes a male snell and a female snell, our shell-headed friends introduced in the upcoming book The Whole - A Gadabout's Guide to Mutha Oith - Vol. 01: Keister Island (pdf available now).
Funguys: Two funguys (a funguy and a fungal) live in this two-pack. How does a peep tell the difference? It's a mystery.
Flews: Get it? Their ancestors were flies but these guys don't have wings, so they're known as flews. HA! Anyway, two of them, a lad and a lass, are included.

If these STRETCH GOALS are met we'll cast the first set of nine in pewter instead of resin AND they'll all have decorative bases. Not only that, I'll write up detailed character sheets and backgrounds for these guys and make them available in PDF format.
Those are the so-called STRETCH GOALS. The following listings are the SNAZZY GOALS. They are included, as long as their relevant funding level is attained, with all backing rewards of the Wistful Oofo Dementalist level and above ($75).
Scarier Ass Mutha: Far scarier than regular scary ass muthas, these guys are ferocious, vile, and just downright mean. I'm not sure what he's so angry about, but it's probably something you did.
Umber Cuke: Befuddling beasts of the Underwhere, these voracious predators dig munching the bones of innocent gadabouts.
Lichenthrope: Once this guy was just a simple werm, but then the villainous mosses of Stan's Rug did their thang and he's all goosed up.
Werm ...of the Danged: Poor guy. It's not polite to stare.

Maroon 5 Payphone PARODY: Game of Thrones! Key Of Awesome #59



Found this site with the parody and had to share.

The Game Of Thrones on the Behance Network

The Game Of Thrones on the Behance Network



Sample cards.

LEGO LOTR Rivendell

Rivendell from Lord of the Rings, made out of 50,000-plus LEGO bricks

It took 100 hours of prep time, but LEGO builders Blake Baer and Jack Bittner were able to depict the Elven paradise of Rivendell out of more than 50,000 pieces. This diorama weighs 120 pounds and is 40 inches by 30 inches, so you can simply drop this it on any Nazg├╗l who come a-knocking. Click on the below images for the crazy detail.
Rivendell from Lord of the Rings, made out of 50,000-plus LEGO bricks Rivendell from Lord of the Rings, made out of 50,000-plus LEGO bricks Rivendell from Lord of the Rings, made out of 50,000-plus LEGO bricks Rivendell from Lord of the Rings, made out of 50,000-plus LEGO bricks Rivendell from Lord of the Rings, made out of 50,000-plus LEGO bricks Rivendell from Lord of the Rings, made out of 50,000-plus LEGO bricks Rivendell from Lord of the Rings, made out of 50,000-plus LEGO bricks Rivendell from Lord of the Rings, made out of 50,000-plus LEGO bricks
More LEGO Lord of the Rings landscapes
- The Ringwraiths
- Helm's Deep
- The Battle of Isengard
- Mordor

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Inside Assassin's Creed III - Episode One [UK]


Forgotten Realms: What is the Sundering? seminar 1 (GenCon 2012)

Forgotten Realms: What is the Sundering? seminar 1 (GenCon 2012)

Thanks to The Tome Show for recording this panel.

Solomon Kane available on VOD August 24

Robert E Howard's Puritan hero Solomon Kane is finally releasing on DOD August 24. A limited theatrical release is scheduled for September 28.




This film was been a long time coming to the United States .with plenty of sword fighting and supernatural hijinks it has been a favorite of mine since I acquired a copy for my DVD collection. Below are several pictures from the film .

You! Be Inspired! – Wallpaper Showcase of the Houses from Game of Thrones - You The Designer | You The Designer

You! Be Inspired! – Wallpaper Showcase of the Houses from Game of Thrones - You The Designer | You The Designer

Paizo Publishing Reaper Pathfinder minitures on KS

Dear Tim,
Last week, I sent you an email from the floor of Gen Con letting you know about Reaper's Bones Kickstarter for their unpainted plastic miniatures. At the time, they were just passing $565,000, heading towards the first Pathfinder miniatures stretch goal, adding nine Pathfinder goblin minis to their package, plus the option to buy the Red Dragon from the cover of the Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook.
Well, your support blew the roof off their Kickstarter; as i write this, it has just passed $1,500,000. And Reaper's next goal, at $1,540,000, will bring four more iconic Pathfinder characters. Four more? Yep—since my last email, Reaper announced a second Pathfinder stretch goal that was quickly achieved, adding seven of our iconic characters: Seelah (paladin), Damiel (alchemist), Merisiel (rogue), Feiya (witch), Valeros (fighter), Amiri (barbarian), and Seoni (sorcerer). They also added the option to buy the awesome Jabberwock from the cover of the Pathfinder RPG Bestiary 2 for only $10. And their latest goal adds Bones minis for Kyra (cleric), Ezren (wizard), Lem (bard), and Seltyiel (magus).
The best deal in miniatures gaming history keeps getting better and better. Right now, a $100 pledge (the "Vampire" level) will get you 200 Bones minis and a metal Sophie the succubus. That means the Bones figures cost only 50 cents each! Wow! And if you don't want the metal Sophie, it has been announced that you'll be able to opt out of it for $25 credit to put towards other minis, such as the gargantuan Nethyrmaul the Undying undead dragon, designed for Reaper by Wayne Reynolds!
There are only three days left to back this Kickstarter, so don't hesitate. This will be the last time that I send you a friendly reminder, one gamer to another. I want to see Reaper succeed with this Kickstarter because bringing cheaper miniatures to the hobby benefits the whole industry. But I particularly wanted to let you, my gamer friends, know so you can get in on the minis deal of a lifetime.
And as more of us get involved, the deal gets better for everyone. If this Kickstarter behaves like most, we could blow through quite a few more stretch goals before all is said and done, meaning we'll get even more miniatures for our pledges. All you have to do is get involved. I've been told that they have more Pathfinder stretch goals waiting in the wings!
Many of the staff members here at Paizo have already backed this Kickstarter, and I'm expecting we'll have quite a few painting parties around the office once they arrive. Join in the fun and get involved with the Reaper Miniatures Bones Kickstarter. People will be talking about this one for years to come. Are you on board?
Your gaming friend,
Lisa Stevens
CEO, Paizo Publishing

Nights of the Crusades

Very interesting "story telling" RPG. Sortof like 1001 nights with  kingdom of heaven and just enough mythos t keep you on your toes.

Nights of the Crusades

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

"Lost" Alum Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Cast As "Thor 2" Villain - Comic Book Resources

"Lost" Alum Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Cast As "Thor 2" Villain - Comic Book Resources


Dungeon Bastard - Ask The Bastard - WWSP? - YouTube

Dungeon Bastard - Ask The Bastard - WWSP? - YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xX26rEXBlII&feature=em-subs_digest

Screw You DM 2012 - Dan 'The Bard' Marcotte - YouTube

Screw You DM 2012 - Dan 'The Bard' Marcotte - YouTube

Game of Thrones intro sung by cat

Fan-Made “Game of Thrones” Game Inspired by RISK [Pics]


Fan-Made “Game of Thrones” Game Inspired by RISK [Pics]

Artist and pyrographer (a fancy name for “woodburner”) Fay Helfer made a “Game of Thrones” board game, inspired by the conquering, friendship-ending board game “RISK.”




[Via io9]

Fan-Made “Game of Thrones” Game Inspired by RISK [Pics]

Saturday, August 18, 2012

ENnie Award Winners 2012

ENnie Award Winners 2012


CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners of the 2012 Gen Con EN World RPG Awards! These awards were presented live on Friday, August 17, in the Union Station Grand Hall, Indianpolis. Thank you also to our host, Tom Lommel aka 'The Dungeon Bastard', and our sponsors this year - DriveThruRPG and Indie Press Revolution.

Best Adventure Best Aid/Accessory Best Art, Cover Best Art, Interior Best Blog Best Cartography Best Electronic Book Best Free Product Best Game Best Miniatures Product Best Monster/Adversary Best Podcast Best Production Values Best RPG Related Product Best Rules Best Setting Best Supplement Best Website Best Writing Fans' Favorite Publisher Product of the Year

Friday, August 17, 2012

Yet more Gen Con pictures

Mayfair demos.
 Magic pro tour bling.

Gale Force nine minitures

 Jace of MTG Fame.


 Settlers of America/
 Ballon dragon.
Fan made folder with dice holder