Friday, June 29, 2018

Lost, Bitten & Mutilated

Art by Tony Yates

First off, apologies to Zak Smith (and Lamentations of the Flame Princess) for my shameless "hack", as it were, of the title of Zac's inspired "Frostbitten & Mutilated" book. I just picked a copy up at my local and have been ravenously devouring it last night and today. Living in Canada I get quite enough of the cold in real life so the sub-zero setting of his books appeals to me less than it might to some. 

It occurred to me that it need not be set in a frigid northern climate at all. Why not use it for inspiration for my Ngála game? Why not, indeed! With that in mind, I am stripping away the freezing cold and bringing on the sweltering heat and monsoon rains, transporting the setting to Southern Tsolyánu... 

"Lost, Bitten & Mutilated" is my Indian takeaway, as it were. :-)

(to be continued...)

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Best Kept Secrets: The Forge of Ice!

Alex Bate's "Forge of Ice" has just launched a second kickstarter for his Azor setting - click the link above to check it out. It features these cool guardsmen which - IMO - would work well for Tekumel games.

You can find out more about the Forge of Ice on facebook or, if you don't do facebook, then on the Lead Adventure Forum: link. Check out his range! He has a lot of cool stuff! :-)

Monday, April 2, 2018

DAD Armoury (coming soon)...

A selection of polearm and spear tips, 
and swords coming soon from DAD

Giant Wasp

Mayan wall or floor panel

Tekumel-themed statue and plinth

Post-Apoc Cavalry

Tekumel Fungus Beastie

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Just a Bit of Fun...

Printed War Canoes and Galleys

Shown are the 8" versions. Prototype Tsolyani crew on a scanned and modified version of my Khmer War Canoe. The galley is made by scaling the vessel by 150%. 

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Best Kept Secrets: Dark Fable Miniatures' "Ammut the Devourer"

Ammut the Devourer

Here is one Dark Fable's mythical beasts from Ancient Egypt: Ammut the Devourer. Sculpted by Andy Pieper, it is a combination of crocodile, lion and hippo. It is a fearsome beast! The sculpting is superb, and really captures the ferocity of the beast.
If you are like me, you might not have heard of this monster before. It was completely new to me, but I recently spotted a Savage Sword of Conan cover by Earl Norem that shows that some artists at least, are well versed on their mythical beasts!

Earl Norem cover

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Proxy Figures: "Court of the Sultana" by Effincool Miniatures

Gong Beater w. Gong

Fan Bearers

Levitating Air Priestess


Cloth Dancer

Crystal Ball Juggler

Ornate Drum






Sitar Player

Snake Dancer


Water Bearer

Lounging Hetaria

Ornate Screen

Effincool Miniatures ran this Kickstarter in the Spring and are now just finishing up the last few sculpts. I thought I'd post some pics here as I think there are many figures useful as proxy figures for Tekumel Games. The gong beater and drummers, for example. I think I can find uses for all, in fact!

Late backers can still get in on the action via Backerkit.

I think there are 5-8 figures and accessories left to be done, and the Backerkit will be locked after that. Delivery in the Spring sometime, assuming no hiccups.

There is already talk of a "Part 2"...