THE NEW SHATSKEYVILLE GAZETTE

Follow the my adventures in game pimping as I try to make this game even better than it already is by adding in all manner cool items , figure hacks and swaps , terrain additions , and whatever else tickles my fancy as I “BRING IT” to the game table !!!!!

Recommend
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide

basing bits .......

K G
United States
albuquerque
New Mexico
flag msg tools
I wasn't born ! I sprang from the forhead of God , as he contemplated a particularly vile joke !
badge
I wasn't born , I was hatched in the deepest darkest part of the ocean , and raised by sharks !
Avatar
Microbadge: Doctor Who fanMicrobadge: Skull collector - I like SkullsMicrobadge: Fan of the old BGG layout!Microbadge: Game EvangelistMicrobadge: Weyland-Yutani fan
if anyone is interested , i finally got extras poured and molded of my rubble bits like i used to base the guardian of targa . i have some up in my etsy shop if anyone is interested . also have the stalactites basing bits like i used for my goliaths there too .

https://www.etsy.com/shop/StuffEyeSell

other than that , i am stuck in limbo right now trying to get a better video camera to use for the youtube vids so i can do video tutorials .
Twitter Facebook
0 Comments
Tue Aug 2, 2016 5:27 am
Post Rolls
  • [+] Dice rolls
Recommend
11 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide

"Look what I can do ...."

K G
United States
albuquerque
New Mexico
flag msg tools
I wasn't born ! I sprang from the forhead of God , as he contemplated a particularly vile joke !
badge
I wasn't born , I was hatched in the deepest darkest part of the ocean , and raised by sharks !
Avatar
Microbadge: Doctor Who fanMicrobadge: Skull collector - I like SkullsMicrobadge: Fan of the old BGG layout!Microbadge: Game EvangelistMicrobadge: Weyland-Yutani fan
so i started a YOUTUBE channel .

I only have one video at the moment , and its craptacular ! I was just trying the process out to see how hard it is to do a video , and uploading , getting the account set up , etc ...... , and to see what I need to work on for the future .

BUT its a beginning . In it I introduce you to PVC foamboard , one of my favorite materials to work with , and I show you how I carve it . This is the same technique I used for my guardian resin basing bits below .

If you want to see more of my projects , subscribe to my new channel , I promise it WILL get better

i'm providing the link instead of embedding the video , because there is some glitch with the embedding tab .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ybIURdHb4Q


and of course , here are my guardians

External image


External image


External image
Twitter Facebook
2 Comments
Sat May 21, 2016 9:29 am
Post Rolls
  • [+] Dice rolls
Recommend
18 
 Thumb up
1.00
 tip
 Hide

FURTHER ADVENTURES IN GAME PIMPING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

K G
United States
albuquerque
New Mexico
flag msg tools
I wasn't born ! I sprang from the forhead of God , as he contemplated a particularly vile joke !
badge
I wasn't born , I was hatched in the deepest darkest part of the ocean , and raised by sharks !
Avatar
Microbadge: Doctor Who fanMicrobadge: Skull collector - I like SkullsMicrobadge: Fan of the old BGG layout!Microbadge: Game EvangelistMicrobadge: Weyland-Yutani fan
OK , so first a bit about me , so you can understand just how excited i am to post this blog post ......

I work for the US Post Office as a temp for almost 5 years now ( the only way to go career is to be a temp and make it to the top of the seniority list ) . Honestly , its a horrible job and if i didnt have student loans i would gladly go to work at Walmart or McDonalds because from all the news stories i have seen , i wish i were treated that well .

Almost 4 years ago i was in a car accident that messed up my back neck and shoulders . i missed 3 weeks of work . when i came back i was on "light duty" which was basically them finding the worst job they could put me in that fit my doctors restrictions . When i complained that the work they put me in was making things worse not better i was told that it met the restrictions of my doctors release .

When I asked for another form so i could have my doctor increase my restrictions , i was told i could do my job or i didnt have a job .And 2 weeks later that moved me to a position that specifically stresses my back neck and shoulders . Even healthy people there end up with a lot of injuries to their upper body . but since i'm a temp i am expendable . While the career employees get their 40 hours a week , i have been saddled with 5-6 day workweeks of 50-60 hours . i'm worn out .

6 months later i herniated a disk in my neck that holds the nerves that go down my arms to my fingertips . i deal with debilitating migraines and have a hard time doing anything that requires fine manipulation like painting figures because of how bad my hands shake and that i drop things a lot now .

for the most part i couldnt game again until about 8 months ago . I can still paint , and model , but its sooooo much harder , and its also frustrating because i cant do it as well as i did back then .

so now that you know the context of my situation , you should be able to understand how big of a deal getting these things done actually is to me . i'm not happy with the paintjobs , but at least i got them done to table top quality sort of ............

External image


SO THIS GUY I BOUGHT AT HOBBY LOBBY ON SALE . FIGURE IS SHOWN FOR SCALE . HE WILL BE A BOSS MONSTER "OLD KING TICK" .


External image


I GOT THESE GUYS FINISHED , WANTED 3 SO I COULD HAVE MORE THREATENING SCENARIOS , SOME POSSE'S JUST SEEM TO WALK THROUGH THE GAME TOO EASILY SOME TIMES . THE STALACTITES AND ROCKS ON THE BASE ARE FROM MY RESIN BITS SET IN MY ETSY SHOP , IT TOOK LESS THAN ONE SET TO DO ALL 3

External image



HAD THESE FOR A WHILE NOW , GOT THEM FROM SOME OLD COWBOY AND INDIAN PLAYSETS

External image


SOME LITTLE BUCKETS I FOUND AT MICHAEL'S CRAFTS TO USE AS CASKS FOR THE HEROES
External image


PROXIEING MAD SLASHERS FOR THE SPIDERS


External image


VARIOUS HEROCLIX HORRORCLIX AND DREAMBLADE FIGS I AM USING AS READY PREPAINTED HEROES , ALL I HAD TO DO WAS REBASE THEM


External image


MORE HEROCLIX HORRORCLIX AND DREAMBLADE FIGURES TO MAKE MORE BADDIES FOR THE GAME


External image



SOME MORE BADDIES


External image


AND THESE ARE SOME CARNAGE TOKENS I MADE AND FINALLY WAS ABLE TO PAINT . MY FLGS HAS A GOOD BITS BOX SELECTION , SO I WENT THROUGH GOT PLENTY OF BITS AND FIGS TO CUT UP AND ADD IN AND THEN CAST THEM IN RESIN TO REPLACE THE CORPSE PILE POGS IN THE GAME . I HAVE MORE FOR SALE IN MY ETSY SHOP .

External image



SIDE 2


https://www.etsy.com/shop/StuffEyeSell
Twitter Facebook
0 Comments
Sun Feb 21, 2016 10:42 pm
Post Rolls
  • [+] Dice rolls
Recommend
16 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide

THE SMELL OF DEATH SURROUNDS YOU

K G
United States
albuquerque
New Mexico
flag msg tools
I wasn't born ! I sprang from the forhead of God , as he contemplated a particularly vile joke !
badge
I wasn't born , I was hatched in the deepest darkest part of the ocean , and raised by sharks !
Avatar
Microbadge: Doctor Who fanMicrobadge: Skull collector - I like SkullsMicrobadge: Fan of the old BGG layout!Microbadge: Game EvangelistMicrobadge: Weyland-Yutani fan
External image



My FLGS has a good “bits box” selection , so I go through it from time to time and pull out heads and arms and such that I think I can use for projects . Here I went ahead and used some heads and arms and cut up a few figs and such and made corpse pile tokens . I sculpted on green stuff as gore and filler so they would have lots of detail . then cast them so I could make multiples in resin . No 2 are the same in the set .

I will have more pictures coming next week , with one set painted up . This is the reject set because I found out I can only cast this set about 7 times before it starts tearing the mold , and this is set #7 , so ignore the pink bits (latex from the mold) . But the weather here is horrible right now , so I cant do any priming . I am just so happy with them that I wanted to share !!!!!


They are perfect for any game with zombies (to spawn from) or just to represent spots of carnage on the play space . I will be using them for a variety of games . I am pretty happy with how they turned out .

Each one is a little over 30mm across . The first one I made was on a base , after that though I decided to make them on roughly circular shaped plasticard to make them a little more natural and to fit in better .

The spares will be in my ETSY shop .

I will also be running a contest on the FB page to give away a set .
https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/1471685729750432/
Twitter Facebook
5 Comments
Fri Jan 1, 2016 8:22 am
  • | Add a Roll
     |  Post Rolls
    • [+] Dice rolls
    Recommend
    1 
     Thumb up
     tip
     Hide

    SNAKEOIL SALESMAN SWINDLES SHATSKEYVILLIANS AND SKIPS TOWN ..........

    K G
    United States
    albuquerque
    New Mexico
    flag msg tools
    I wasn't born ! I sprang from the forhead of God , as he contemplated a particularly vile joke !
    badge
    I wasn't born , I was hatched in the deepest darkest part of the ocean , and raised by sharks !
    Avatar
    Microbadge: Doctor Who fanMicrobadge: Skull collector - I like SkullsMicrobadge: Fan of the old BGG layout!Microbadge: Game EvangelistMicrobadge: Weyland-Yutani fan
    Step right up step right up , RIGHT this way , crowd in people , close as you can , I GUARANTEEEEEE you will not regret it . For a mere 5 cents YES FIVE cents you can get your very own bottle of PalookaVille tonic , GUARANTEED to cure all your ails ………………….

    Every character in the game has a nitch to play , some are there to walk in guns a blazing , others are there to bandage the wounds and mend the soul as the posse faces unspeakable horrors in the darkness . Another member ,DANKSTA, began working on a snake oil salesman in the forums , but is going more of a front line combatant role for him . I just don’t see a snake oil salesman filling that role . They were hucksters , not fighters .

    So I am working on a snake oil salesman that is geared more toward the role I see them as playing : The “face” man . The snake oil salesman is there to skim his cut off the top after each adventure , working on party finances more than fighting an enemy face to face , as such , many of his skills will be to support the team , and most of his XP will come from trips to town as opposed to fighting in the mines .

    So some rules to set the stage so to speak .

    Snake oil salesmen only get half the XP on loot cards .


    SNAKE OIL SALVE ; Before every adventure the snake oil salesman may make a 6+ LORE test . For every 6 rolled he gains a free tonic , or herbs , or whiskey token for free .

    snake oil salesmen may not duel wield weapons .

    When this character is in the posse , anytime a snake oil saleman event is rolled on the travel hazards chart , the party still makes all applicable rolls , but ignores any rolls that would not result in a tonic token reward .

    “Distributor” : when this character visits either the general store or saloon (if the “drinking buddy” or “flimflammory” starting trait was taken ) , they may sell a single item token to that establishment for D6X25 . make a cunning 6+ test . For every 6 rolled they gain an extra 25 gold from the transaction and XP equal to the amount the item was sold for over its list value .

    When this character visit’s a town , roll a number of D6’s equal to its hero level . If 2 or more 6’s are rolled some one recognizes him as the charlatan who sold them snake oil previously , the snake oil salesman must either pay 25Xd6(per hero level) as a bribe to stay quiet or leave town immediately


    Starting gear : hold out pistol , cask

    Stats-
    -Agility 2
    -Cunning 5
    -Spirit 1
    -Strength 2
    -Lore 1
    -Luck 2



    -Initiative 3
    -Range to hit 5+
    -Melee to hit 5+
    -Health 10
    -Defense 5+
    -Sanity 10
    -Willpower 4+


    Starting abilities

    Deep pockets - you may carry 3 extra token in your side bag , Start every adventure with a token of your choice

    Flimflamery - when visiting the general store , may roll 3 dice and pick which 2 to keep . begins adventure with 1 tonic

    Drinking Buddy - when visiting saloon may roll 3 dice when rolling for the event , choosing which 2 to keep . begins every adventure with 1 whiskey


    SKILL TREE

    MIXOLOGIST

    --Tier 1 - 101 +1 LORE . +1 SPIRIT , +1 WILLPOWER
    --Tier 2 - CATHOLICON - Earn +25xp for each successful roll of 10 or higher on your General Store/Saloon event rolls., +1LORE , +1 CUNNING
    --Tier 3 - NOSTRUM +1 LORE , +1STRENGTH , +1 GRIT , +1 LUCK
    --Tier 4 - PLACEBOLOGY +1 HEALH , +1 saddlebag capacity , +1LORE , SNAKE OIL SALVE ROLLS NOW SUCCEED ON 5+ , +1 DEFENSE


    FLIMFLMIST

    --Tier 1 - ORATOR +1 CUNNING , +1 LORE , +1 LUCK ,
    --Tier 2 - GRIFTER - Earn +25xp for each successful roll of 10 or higher on ANY location event chart . +1 LUCK , +1 CUNNING
    --Tier 3 - NE‘ER-DO-WELL . plus one saddle bag capacity , +1 SPIRIT , +1 DEFENSE
    --Tier 4 - SHOWMAN - ADD performer keyword , double the XP received when this character successfully performs any activity in town that grants a NORMAL character XP at the various locations . +1 STRENGTH , +1 WILLPOWER

    FRUGALIGIST

    --Tier 1 - MONGER Begin town stay with 1 extra grit , +1 LORE , +1 saddlebag capacity , +1 SANITY
    --Tier 2 - HAGGLE +1 STRENGTH , +1 MAX GRIT , cunning 6+ test , for every 6 rolled reduce the price of one item of your choice in your town location by 25 gold , to a minimum of 25 . +1 WILLPOWER
    --Tier 3 - PINCHING PENNIES cunning 5+ test , for every 5 rolled reduce the price of one item of your choice in your town location by 25 gold , to a minimum of 25 . +1 DEFENSE .
    --Tier 4 - ENTREPRENEUR double the XP gained from the "distributor" ability , +1 LORE.










    So this is what i have so far , still a work nN progress , but its a beginning .
    Twitter Facebook
    0 Comments
    Sat Dec 12, 2015 6:53 am
    Post Rolls
    • [+] Dice rolls
    Recommend
    19 
     Thumb up
     tip
     Hide

    so let the pimping begin ...................

    K G
    United States
    albuquerque
    New Mexico
    flag msg tools
    I wasn't born ! I sprang from the forhead of God , as he contemplated a particularly vile joke !
    badge
    I wasn't born , I was hatched in the deepest darkest part of the ocean , and raised by sharks !
    Avatar
    Microbadge: Doctor Who fanMicrobadge: Skull collector - I like SkullsMicrobadge: Fan of the old BGG layout!Microbadge: Game EvangelistMicrobadge: Weyland-Yutani fan
    so these are items i made or picked up to proxie or add into the game . almost everything that i found at hobby lobby was on sale for 40-50% off .


    ok so firstly i made some terrain basing bits that i can use to spruce up the mine monster bases . if anyone is interested in getting some , i have spare sets in my ETSY shop : https://www.etsy.com/shop/StuffEyeSell

    From gallery of GrandInquisitorKris



    From gallery of GrandInquisitorKris











    next , i wanted to get a replacement for the lantern token , so i found this pencil sharpener on ebay for i think about $4 .

    From gallery of GrandInquisitorKris













    so while i was at DOLLAR tree i found these plexiglass picture frames . i took the character cards and used photoshop to getthem down to 7X5 inches . putthem in the frame and i canuse a dry erase marker to mark on their stats and such !

    From gallery of GrandInquisitorKris



    From gallery of GrandInquisitorKris














    and of course a game like this needs BONE dice for the D6's !!!


    From gallery of GrandInquisitorKris








    since books can be character items or mission objectives , found these at hobby lobby in the dollhouse section .

    From gallery of GrandInquisitorKris









    found a plant to make the herbs out of


    From gallery of GrandInquisitorKris










    and bottles to use for the herbs and black powder tokens , hobby lobby .


    From gallery of GrandInquisitorKris









    purple round gems for LIQUID darkstone markers . from hobby lobby party section .

    From gallery of GrandInquisitorKris







    an alternative lantern , and a small jar of WISHBONES , dont know whatthey will doyet , but i have no doubt they will come in handy for something cool game wise ! from hobby lobby .

    From gallery of GrandInquisitorKris






    another alternative lantern from hobby lobby

    From gallery of GrandInquisitorKris







    wooden barrels , lots of uses for THOSE !
    From gallery of GrandInquisitorKris








    badges , to help get in character
    From gallery of GrandInquisitorKris








    and how can you get in character for a western game without a tiny cowboy hat ?!?!?!?!
    From gallery of GrandInquisitorKris








    purple gems to use for regular darkstone tokens
    From gallery of GrandInquisitorKris






    found these in the doll house section , cocacola the best tonic there is .....according to the old advertisements

    From gallery of GrandInquisitorKris





    bought these on EBAY , about $4 a set , perfect whiskey token proxies !
    From gallery of GrandInquisitorKris
    Twitter Facebook
    1 Comment
    Sun Nov 29, 2015 9:49 am
  • | Add a Roll
     |  Post Rolls
    • [+] Dice rolls
    Recommend
    5 
     Thumb up
     tip
     Hide

    OCTOBER 23 , 2015 ; THE DAY HELL CAME TO MY PROJECT PILE

    K G
    United States
    albuquerque
    New Mexico
    flag msg tools
    I wasn't born ! I sprang from the forhead of God , as he contemplated a particularly vile joke !
    badge
    I wasn't born , I was hatched in the deepest darkest part of the ocean , and raised by sharks !
    Avatar
    Microbadge: Doctor Who fanMicrobadge: Skull collector - I like SkullsMicrobadge: Fan of the old BGG layout!Microbadge: Game EvangelistMicrobadge: Weyland-Yutani fan
    Ok guys , so I just got the City of Ancients today , after falling head over heals for this game playing my friends copy off and on over the last 3-4 months . While we don’t get to play more than a few times a month , I still wanted my own copy so I could spend time here and there pimping it out with all the best pieces I could find to make the experience of playing the game the best it could be !

    And even though I JUST bought the game , I have already been picking up pieces here and there to make it as cool as I can . This blog will be where I post my projects , finds , and ideas related to SoB .
    Twitter Facebook
    0 Comments
    Sat Oct 24, 2015 12:05 pm
  • | Add a Roll
     |  Post Rolls
    • [+] Dice rolls

    Subscribe

    Categories

    Contributors