What with Ancient Grudge coming out, Project Pandora being promoted for a week on the Mantic blog, the Kings of War tournament last week and a Foundry Open Day today (where I’ll be running games of Tribes of Legend), I’ve been rather absent from these pages for a bit.
Things are still running along apace behind the scenes, though you’ll see less publicly for a little while. Then we have Pandora’s release at Salute/Adepticon, which will be another biggie. I’ll be there too, and hope to see a bit more of the rest of the show this year. We’ll see how that plan pans out on the day 😛
I was going to do a photo report for last week’s KOW bash. Sadly my camera decided it was only going to take 5 pictures before it died. I did take a load with Mantic’s snazzy camera, though I think there was a wetware issue there. Anyway, someone a little more competent hopefully took pictures of our slightly cobbled Pandora demo in the evening, which proved rather popular with quite a few of the participants coming back for another go (and another…). Someone described the first scenario from Dwarf King’s Hold Dead Rising as “the heroin for the game”, and I’ve tried to make this equally addictive and replayable.
Pandora is looking very snazzy now. The art has a style of its own, the layout and maps are crisp and the toys are great. I’ve seen all the models in the flesh now and had that weird sensation of thinking they were tiny (which is just a reflection of looking at them as pictures on a big screen for 6 months). They’re not tiny at all in reality. Another oddity was how different the Corporation models looked in green, metal and resin-plastic. Exactly the same models, just a different material and colour picking up the light differently. It makes the grey ones look less detailed than the metals, but when they’re painted they look identical. The eye is easily fooled. When I mentioned this to someone they said that this was why Finecast looked higher detail than metal and that it was just a trick of the light. Spray them both the same colour and the difference goes away. Allegedly. Well it’s not anything I’ll be wasting cash testig for real, but if someone has both and could do then it may be worth posting some pictures.
But I’m distracting myself.
Time to sort out my (considerably better) backup camera and potter off to run ToL all day 🙂
It’s going to be a blast. I’ll see if I can get some pictures for those that can’t make it. Of course, if you can make it then do pop along and say hi.