Monday, 31 March 2014

Wildman (New Hero Starter)

My first Pulp City minis painted since January, and only my second of the year. That needs to change. I have now painted 118 Pulp City minis in my personal collection (some of them more than once; I have painted a further 3 for 'mini exchanges'), and by the end of the year I want that to be at least 130. I have a few part-painted so that is not beyond the realms of reasonable possibility.

Wildman is one of the new Hero Starter Set minis. The new Starter Sets have been designed to have as few parts as possible. The Hero Supremes are all one-piece, making it quick and easy to prepare them for gaming and painting. The Villain set requires only minimal assembly on two minis, and the third is one-piece like the Heroes.

Wildman himself epitomizes a lot of key design features of Pulp City: Supreme Edition. He is on a 40 mm base which has an important impact as Size Matters in SE. He is able to pool dice very well based on his base size, his Brawler Power, his movement type (Bounding), and a built-in bonus to his core Combat Action (Rending Slash), meaning when he unleashes 5 dice or more for Rending Slash he gets to use another Action called Shrug Off for no cost. He is a tough hombre.

On painting him, I wanted to keep it simple; I thought about painting a tartan pattern kilt, but knew that I don't have the skill, so settled for plain black. It meant I finished Wildman quite quickly and right now, with so many minis to paint from so many games, completing stuff is key. Anyway, another cool looking James Van Schaik sculpt which I am sure many can't wait to use in their own Teams.

Friday, 28 February 2014

Pulp City SE Kickstarter Final Hours

As I type this there are approximately 32 hours to go for the Pulp City SE Kickstarter project, and we have been awed by the tremendous response of our backers.

Based on the support the project has had so far, Maciej has commissioned a number of sculpts before we conclude, which would not have happened without the positive response we have seen. As well as Cro Mag and Soul Golem, sculpts have been created for other minis unlocked as stretch goals, and work continues on yet more as we look toward delivery in a few months.

Rosie 'Baby' Rude (top) is another Powerhouse, an independent Hero who has possibly the best Knockback Actions in the game; excellent for control of objectives.

Below Rosie is Amok, a martial artist whose body houses a spirit of rage-fueled violence; he attempts to use meditative techniques to quell the anger within, but more often that rage spills out. Amok can feature for The Way, but also can give in to his darker side.

Then we have Grimm Lee Chan; a Grimm who has become fascinated by chop-socky movies and their stars. His sense of honour has drawn him towards The Way. All backers at Supreme level and above receive Grimm Lee Chan for free.

Next up is the Toxic Grimmvenger. An unfortunate Grimm whose body has been further mutated following a toxic spill. That accident left him with dangerous powers which Grimmsham (the human leader of the Grimm) uses to sow terror among hapless Citizens.

Finally there are Grimminions; the tiniest examples of the Grimm species, these little critters are everywhere that other Grimm go, and can be a terrible nuisance when found in large numbers.

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Pulp City SE Kickstarter - Final 7 Days

Pulp City: Supreme Edition -- Kicktraq MiniAs I type this we a 7 days and a few hours from the end of the Pulp City Supreme Edition Kickstarter project. It has been an amazing journey for the Pulp Monsters crew, and has provoked developments for the KS delivery period as well as future developments for the game.

We are currently just over $82,000 with just under 400 backers. We have one or two more surprises to come before the project ends, so keep an eye out for further updates and news.

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Pulp City SE Kickstarter -13 Days Remain!

We have 13 days remaining (after which normal blogging service will resume!), and I thought I would take a moment to link to Kicktraq.

Kicktraq is an independent site which looks at KS projects, and shows data such as number of backers, amount pledges, number of comments per day and so forth. It aggregates much of that data to compile 'Hot Lists', and Pulp City Supreme Edition (click for Kicktraq link) has featured at several times on the Tabletop Games Hot List.

If any other bloggers are interested in supporting the Pulp City SE Kickstarter, even if you are not backing it, please think about showing off the Kicktraq mini chart (see below for an example) and linking to the Pulp City Kicktraq page (click for link), as doing so may help promote us on Kicktraq, and push on to further success!

Pulp City: Supreme Edition -- Kicktraq Mini

Saturday, 15 February 2014

New Guerilla - Free Add-on For Pulp City SE Kickstarter

For the Valentine's weekend (we have spread the love across a few days!), the brand-new not yet released sculpt of Guerilla is available as a free add-on at Supreme pledge level and above.

Pulp City SE (click for link)

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Previews From The Pulp City Kickstarter

The success of the Kickstarter project has allowed Pulp Monsters to commission new sculpts for the range, including a number of 'big guys' - Powerhouses. Prior to the Kickstarter we had four Powerhouses: Giant Hadron; Six Feet Under; Apebot; and Father Oak.

Now we have the opportunity to add at least eight more, and the first two have been sculpted in the past few days.

Soul Golem (Necroplane)

Cro Mag (Villain)


A welcome to Wouter Wolput  amid all the Pulp City Supreme Edition Kickstarter stuff.

I *think* Wouter came her via the KS project, which was something I had not actually expected! I hope Wouter finds some interesting posts and content here on the blog, and thanks again for him taking time to visit and sign up.

The project continues to run (ending 1st of March) and has already allowed us to get more more minis commissioned for the line, in a shorter space of time, than would normally be the case. Some previews of those later!
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