Friday, March 31, 2017

Cardboard Heroes of my monsters!

Check out this update to the Dungeon Fantasy Role-Playing Game Kickstarter yesterday:



That guy on the left appears to be a rock mite. I originally made up the rock mites for Dungeon Fantasy Monsters 1 for use in my own games. Now, there is an official Cardboard Hero for them, illustrated by Denis Loubet.

How cool is that?

I know you guys who make your own books and hire your own artists have a similar feeling. But it's really something else to go from "I need some kind of rock monster to annoy my players" to "and a game company is making playing pieces with that monster on it" with just some writing in between there. I didn't pull out my wallet and make this happen, and I really didn't let it sink in that:

- I wrote monsters for my own games and then got them published for GURPS DF;

- those monsters made the boxed set;

- the boxed set would include Cardboard Heroes;

- therefore monsters I wrote for my own games would have Cardboard Heroes.

8 comments:

  1. I'm glad you admit that your mission statement is to annoy your players ;)
    congrats on getting your inventions into the big time!

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  2. The rat looks disturbing. Not in a 'wow that's scary' way rather a 'why would you draw a rat that way?'

    I hope it's some sort of wererat and not the generic giant rat.

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    1. That's definitely an update of the Cardboard Heroes wererat!

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    2. Seems an odd choice to include in DFRPG. 'gotta have my were rat!'

      Unless this is an intentional/unintentional tip off about the rat in the DFRPG adventure.

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    3. My guess personally is that it's related to the sample adventure being named "I Smell A Rat" and being a variant of the "rats in the tavern basement" quest.

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    4. That may or may not be true, but like I said, it's an update of the Cardboard Heroes wereat, specifically #7-34.

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  3. I hope SJ Games does a license with Arcknight's Flat Plastic Miniatures. Deadlands and other systems' miniatures are already available.

    I'm not a huge fan of cardboard heroes art, but I'd pick up plastic versions for better quality. Would also help DFRPG get out to a wider audience.

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