I mentioned previously looking for scenic bases, partly for the Scottish Masters; but also for myself. I’ve just placed an order with Bases4War, for some bases for the Scottish Masters.
I had contacted Ste about helping with the Scottish Masters, he kindly offered a 20% discount on anything in the store. Rather than give one player the 20%, I’ve ordered a selection of the bases; with some extras to be given away as spot prizes throughout the day.
With Gen Con over, we should (hopefully) get word back on the logo design; so we can get the last pieces of this sorted.
About 30 minutes ago, the sales of tickets for the first Scottish Masters went on sale. This has been some of the hardest work in a long while, mostly because of the short time constraints. The biggest problem came from the payment system we are using, which will be Ranking HQ.
After wrestling with it for several hours, it finally got sorted and the event is now live on Ranking HQ. While this is a Scottish event, we aren’t restricting this to just players from Scotland. If the aim is to expand next year, players from further afield should be encouraged to come along. Though they should be aware, this is only a one day event this year.
Details of the event can be found here at Ranking HQ
Well the Warmachine: Tactics Kickstarter will end in 35 hours; but that doesn’t mean the end of all the fun. There is still money from Paypal to be factored into the total, they have already surpassed the total needed for Mercs to be a playable faction. This is good news for Retribution players too, as this brings their debut into the game; just a step closer to realisation.
On another side of the game, the Scottish Masters is very near completion; with just some small matters to be taken care of; before registration goes live. We have decided to do registration through Ranking HQ, which also allows players to pay their entry fee at the same time. With just over a month, it’s getting to the point that it is now or never on this project. We hope the experience for everyone is what we hope to achieve and that it can then be expanded next year to a 64 player event. I think I have stressed more about making registration and payment easy for the players; than any other aspect of the event.
Whatever happens, this weekend is going to be very exciting; with Kickstarter and the Scottish Masters (hopefully going live).
With just over 2 days to go, the final stretch goals are within their grasp. Dark Seduction is very close in, just under $6,000 to go; but this might already have been achieved as Paypal money hasn’t been included yet.
The images are banners and pictures for people to use on their Facebook pages as well; to help spread the word about the Kickstarter. You can get them here, where you will see they have faction specific banners; so you can show your colours to make your stand. If that wasn’t enough, there is also some great backgrounds for your computer.
Well the countdown is getting shorter, but the backers for the Warmachine: Tactics kickstarter is getting bigger by the day. Just over 15,000 backers, a total of $1, 200,000 + pledges from Paypal totallying $7,000; they are very close to opening one of the best stories in WM (imo anyway).
Called Dark Seduction, it tells the tale of two sisters; separated and brought up on opposite sides of the war. Victoria Haley, Commander of the Cygnarian forces and Deneghra, Warwitch of the Cryxian armies that raid Immoren. Many doubt Deneghra even knows her true name, as one night during a Cryxian raid on her town; an apparition called Nightmare stole her away from her family and her sister. Raised by the Cryx, her former life dissolved slowly to be replaced by one of corruption and devious scheming; within the power play of leaders. Seemingly a loyal second in command to Asphyxious, Deneghra learned her lessons well; to the point that not even her commander is safe from her machinations.
After this stretch goal has been reached, the next two are ones that will please a lot of players. Magnus the Traitor and his battlegroup, with Retribution of Scyrah to follow. So if you want your chance to be part of this greatness, you can pledge here for as little as $20 for the game. With just 3 days left, I really do hope they get to bring in the Retribution; otherwise those Angry Elves will be (even more) insufferable for the rest of eternity.