Friday, October 26, 2012

Another worthy pursuit

The amount of news surrounding gamers doing good is almost overwhelming these days!

It snuck up on me, but apparently it's time for the 4th SemiAnnual Frothers Charity Thingy. This charity effort rewards your donation to one of two charities (or to both!) with a fantastic mini, this time a sculpt by Hasslefree's Kev White of Judge Minty (with whom I was unfamiliar until today, although I've long been a MegHead). (Is that a term for fans of Judge Dredd? If not, it ought to be.)

There are lots of places on the Interwebz where you can find the details now, like Frothers itself, the Lead Adventure Forum, and others.

Here's a link to the Facebook page, which is where I ran across the effort, that has all the details on how to donate and where to send your information. The amount you donate is up to you, but it will certainly be put to good use. I'm glad I was able to get in on this effort this year! So go check it out, why don'cha?

FB page for The 4th SemiAnnual Frothers Charity Thingy

Saturday, October 20, 2012

A worthwhile endeavor

Please check out the following. So many of us have lost loved ones to cancer, and this fundraiser that Hendybadger is running has so many ways we all can participate and help.

Paint the City Pink

I fully intend to paint at least a couple of minis for this, if not more. I'm just so notoriously slow that I don't want to overpromise and underdeliver.

Thanks for your time and attention.

Monday, October 15, 2012

They made it!

Effigy's kickstarter reached their funding level, plus a couple hundred dollars! Great going, Tom, and thanks to all my fellow backers who helped this happen. To answer any nascent questions readers may have, I am in no way connected to Effigy Miniatures other than as an enthusiastic fan. My rabid touting of their Havoc Protocol project has been purely out of my own self interest, because I really wanted those Founder figures to join my household in February.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Down to the wire for Effigy's Kickstarter

There's less than two hours left in Effigy Miniature's kickstarter for their Havoc Protocol miniature line. While the line is an anime-influenced set of both male and female sci-fi troopers, there are other add-ons available, like their earlier specialists and the aristocratic civilians called the Founders. That's what I'm in it for. Here's the concept art for the Founders, by Aaron Minier.

The line is around $225 from its funding goal. If you're interested at all, now is the time to make sure Effigy can bring this great line to fruition! Thanks for taking the time to read this and take a look at Effigy's great effort.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Effigy's Havoc Protocol Kickstarter ends in a few days

As I write this, there are about 70 hours to go in Effigy's Kickstarter for their Havoc Protocol science fiction minis.

I bought their three specialist minis a while back and absolutely love them, so I'd really like to see the rest of these get made.

Effigy is about $800 from its funding goal. So if you like clean, strong sci-fi combat and civilian minis that have an anime edge but steer clear of the strong distortion you sometimes see in anime designs, these are for you.

Effigy's Havoc Protocol Kickstarter

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Reaching out to help

Hendybadger is coordinating a breast cancer fundraiser that needs our participation to help. Paint a Pulp City mini in a pink theme for an auction and be eligible for prizes from the large pool he's gathered.

If I'm back home from the hospital in time, I'll definitely paint up something. Here's the latest link to Ian's blog, Tales of a Tabletop Skirmisher, about the contest: