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Mental Health Day

Today I am calling in “Dog Tired”, precisely because my dog kept me awake all night. Of course he is currently asleep on my lap as I type this, while I am not able to go to sleep or my entire schedule will be thrown out of wack. So I’ll just put up an update about where we’re at and then go find some video games to play.

First up is on the old business: The Infinite Dungeon is again moving forward, unfortunately we have discovered another setback. Joe and Mark have determined that the stat blocks are in terrible shape, they are a wonderful mix of poorly organized and poorly designed resulting in far more work for Joe than originally planned for. Basically, they all have to be redone and properly designed to reflect the NPC’s power level.

We currently have four Tangents adventures in the works by four different authors, all of whom are new to the industry as authors, but certainly not as customers. Progress on these are slow as all of these authors have day jobs and families that are also vying for their attention…at least until my ninjas finally arrive.

I have two completed submissions from Michael Surbrook for the Surbrooks Stuff line that are in need of a quick editing pass, layout and art. These are both for the Hero System, but the non-mechanical aspects are great fodder for any system. I am looking for a winter release on these depending on the art requirements.

And on to future business: Work on Irshaa continues as I am able to and Joe is currently tied up with real world work as well as the Infinite Dungeon and thus hasn’t been able to get fully up to speed with the mechanical development of the setting. However, a pair of authors have come forward to develop certain aspects of the setting. An old friend of mine; Joshua Keyser, is currently developing a living, walking city of aberrations that could prove to be quite the threat to the struggling nations of Irshaa. Andy Solberg, the Gaming Director for OwlCon, has been contributing monsters and he and I are now developing the Dimension of Dreams based on a monster concept he put forth.

Spectral Earth (you can see the cover on our Facebook page) is waiting for the funds necessary to hire Ross Isaacs as Line Editor so that he can get it ready for a Kickstarter. This particular title is going to be quite unique on the RPG front and certainly there is nothing like it for Mutants & Masterminds, the setting we are designing it for.

And last but not least, some potential business; I am currently in talks with another small company about possibly doing miniatures for their steampunk RPG. These talks are in the very very early stages but could be a rather fun line for us.

So, it may feel like we’re not moving forward on many of our fronts, but D3 is always moving in that direction. Sometimes by the millimeter, sometimes by the mile. This week, it’s by the centimeter I think.

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Kobold Bone Lords Are Available

It rises from the deepest pits of the Infinite Dungeon – an engine of terror and destruction never before seen on the surface world! It is fueled by the hatred of centuries, animated with ancient necromancy, piloted by the most wicked of creatures! And now…it has set its sights on your adventuring group!

It is the BONE LORD!

Towering over mortal heroes at 2″ tall, the all-resin Bone Lord miniature is sure to bring the pain to your table.

Sculpted by Michael Evans.

Get your very own Bone Lord from Indie Press Revolution!

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Musings and Surprises

So, despite my best efforts, today turned out to be rather productive. Oddly enough, the productivity had absolutely nothing to do with the two settings we are working on, which is where I have been putting most of my energy of late.

But rather on the miniatures side of things and the discussion and possible resulting arrangement could dovetail into some of the work I’ve been doing with the Irshaa setting by pure accident.

All-in-all not a bad way to spend the day.

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Busy Day is Busy

A lot of work on Irshaanic Confluence today. Tomorrow I ship out the Bone Lords miniatures to the warehouse. Next week I’m working with Joe Davis on Pathfinder mechanics for Irshaa as I wait for the final pieces of art from Mr. Laubenstein for an upcoming Kickstarter.

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The Bone Lord is Almost Here!

Hello everyone!

The last macabre piece has arrived and my minions are quickly assembling the army of Bone Lords for release into the wild. In the first or second week of March, Bone Lords will be available through Indie Press Revolution for retail and wholesale.

Here are some pictures of a fully assembled beasty painted by the sculptor, one Mike Evans. The Bone Lord is a product of the fevered imaginations at Castle Nystul and is featured in their Infinite Dungeon. More details will come once my marketing monkey pieces everything together, I simply couldn’t wait.

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Stuff! It’s Happening!

Wow, ok, so overall the past couple of weeks things have been happening, in a good way. The Bone Lord miniatures should be available VERY soon, I’m about to send off the images that are needed for the packaging. We even have some photo’s of a painted version.

Just got a new potential miniatures project for an upcoming release from Mike Nystul and Jeff Laubenstein. Not sure how much info I can give out on it just yet, but there’s rumors of a well known sculptor who has shown interest in such a thing.

Of course there’s also DwarfCon tha I am actively courting vendors and dealers of not only games and gaming paraphernalia but also anyone that covers swag and cosplay for both pen and paper games as well as vidjya games and even anime.

The authors for Spectral Earth have begun their scribbling and Irshaa continues, ever so slowly. But I am currently looking into acquiring the services of a long standing pro in the industry to become my Drill Sergeant and mentor which, if all goes well, should improve the overall quality of our already quality products, but our production rate as well.

I have Tangent #2 finished and waiting for release into the wild, just need some sexy marketing speak to go along with it. Tangent #3 is currently going through the rigorous editing process. While Tangents 4 and 5 are each in the final stages of being written…or so I’m told.

So, many things in the pipeline. This is good.

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Back in the Saddle

Ok folks, I am back after a two week hiatus and now slowly digging my way out of the backlog. In the process I am uncovering more little gems for D3 Adventures and consequently for you fine folks.

The Barrowmound Tangent continues to sell well and we have the nect Tangent in the final pass of editing. Once done, it will come back to me for a ham-handed version of layout.

I have pulled the Trigger on Spectral Earth and the authors are now scribbling away on its post apoc, horror goodness for the Mutants & Masterminds system.

I continue writing up the Irshaa setting for Pathfinder and will hopefully be entering playtest mode by the end of the year and may even open it up to the public if there is an interest in that.

On the miniatures front. We now have the first shipment of Kobold Bone Lord miniatures that were based on the nasty critter from Nystuls Infinite Dungeon. I’m currently getting all of the packaging squared away and it should be available for purchase very soon.

In other news, Alex of Castle Nystul has begun a new endeavor by creating DwarfCon in Austin. He has tapped us for some super secret squirrel projects which we are very excited about. More info on that as we clear out all the silly details and get to the fun stuff.

So, overall some interesting things have revealed themselves in my over flowing email box. Stay tuned for more.

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Some time after the midnight hour…

On a world not our own, in a land bounded by sinister adventure and terrible mystery, lies the Tomb of Xayven, a fallen demigod. Guarding the seals of the Infinite Dungeon in which the foul deity is imprisoned are the Gray Wardens, brave souls sworn to never allow the Fallen One or its minions to see the light of the life-giving sun.

So far, they have only failed once and have no intention of failing again.

But sometimes, the wards that hold Xayven fade. The Wardens are too few in number to dare the corridors of the Infinite Dungeon themselves, and the call is sent out – some brave (or foolhardy) souls must dare the deadly depths and do battle against unspeakable evil!

Today, D3 Adventures is proud to show you what our wicked master of miniatures Michael Evans has been working on. Behold…the Bone Lord!

The Kobold Bone Lord is just the first among a series of unique and deadly creatures that plague Nystul’s Infinite Dungeon. Stay tuned to D3 Adventures’ updates and visit our Facebook page to stay on top of this and announcements about our fine line of role-playing books, miniatures, and RPG accessories, available through DriveThru RPG, and print-on-demand with Lulu!