You see what I did there? Star Wars referencing in the last two blog titles. As in, getting to the Kickstarter in August is like being an X-wing pilot with proton torpedoes locking on to the Death Star exhaust port. You get it? You…well…yeah…heh. Ok, I digress.
Seriously, August is a week away. As an update, Elliot has modelled everything but a final pass on the Road/Kill big bad…the mighty Goliath. Finishing this bad boy is going to add a little time before we’ll be ready; at this point we’re trending for launching the campaign mid-August, but I think it will be worth it. He’s putting all his fiendish energy into making it even more savage than before. Imperator Furiosa should be so lucky to drive a Goliath!
So what have we been up to this past week? Well, I’ve been getting a rulebook printing finalized. Although the Book 1 rules pdf will remain free indefinitely, I wanted you guys to have the option for a finished book in a high quality printing. I’m looking at putting softcover, spiral bound and hardcover options for you, and we’re just in some final revisions after reviewing a first print run.
As I said, Elliot has been modelling up a storm over his summer vacation. Here’s a look at his latest work, starting with my favourite, the long awaited Ninja class!
In the Book 1 rules, Ninja teams act as objective vehicles. If the Goliath could be imagined as something like a B-17 bomber, then the Ninjas are the P-51 fighter escort assigned to protect it. As a highwayman, it’s your mission to swat these things off the Steelback as fast as they come. And they do come in fast! Glass-jawed if you can hit them, nothing moves faster in Road/Kill than a Ninja.
Next! We wrapped on the hard hitting Centurions last week. I teased an image for you on twitter, but here’s a few more. Note the Ram and Tombstone fitted to the first one. I showed that combo on a Spartan last time, but as our weapons are modular, you can fit them to other vehicles too!
And speaking of weapons, that’s the last thing Elliot tackled before hitting the Goliath. A small detail perhaps, but when finalized weapons get mounted on the existing frames, the finished product looks amazing. Check this Viking, for example!
That’s a grenade launcher in the turret, a minelayer in the back and a shotgun on the front bumper. How badass does that look? Here’s a look then, at the full, final sprues that will ship with the cars…missile racks, railguns, rams, flamers et al. So many options.
Finally, I’ve been painting these suckers up as they arrive at my door, so we can take pictures for the Kickstarter page. So here’s a look to see how they hold up as actual minis. This is my take on Smokey and the Bandit…a Cerulean Guard Spartan alongside a Wraith Viking. What do you think?
Anyways. That’s it for now. I’ve probably got a couple more blogs left before we launch. I will for sure tease you with some more pix before then, including a look at some of our stretch goal swag for the campaign and of course….a sneak peek at that Goliath….so just hang in there! We’re nearly done!