24 July 2012

Expect Delays

Today was to be the day of days. Today I was going to post a full video of the miniature war-game we have been working on. It was glorious. There was a full game board, miniatures, and my brother and I describing the game and the future.

This amazing plan was shot when I realized that, when the company I ordered my refurbished digital camcorder from sent me my product, they neglected to include a DC chord so that the camcorder could be powered while plugged into the computer via USB (it's an older camcorder, so Sony didn't make it so it could pull power from the computer when connected via USB; and I say butts to that).

The DC chord is ordered and on the way. The video should be up by the end of this week, or beginning of next.

So for now let's talk numbers. I never knew how much it would cost to commission a sculptor to create a basic green for us to create a master mold from. The lowest price? $300 PER MINIATURE. So if we're having said sculptor design the Lord, Mage, three poses of close combat troops, and three poses of archers, that's $2400. That doesn't include shipping.

This is one of the reasons we have decided to start with one Army. The Dragon Warrior Tribes will be the first Army to debut. Once we receive our [small] small business loan and get things going we'll have a Kickstarter where we *may* add another unit - a heavy unit of heavily armored men with great weapons. That's not for another month and a half to two months, though. I'm getting ahead of myself. The point is other armies are forthcoming, but it will be a few months.

On a completely different note, the novella is at the editor for a second round of editing and I should get it back any day now. On top of that, the cover art for the novella is in the works! Here's a sample from the talented DrGraevling (http://drgraevling.deviantart.com/):

Here we see Peter in front of the planet Jupiter and its moon Callisto, with the Community Ship Luebeck in orbit. I'm wetting myself in anticipation for the finished product.

Until next time . . .

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