May 17, 2013 at 3:38 pm
In August 2011, I ran a Tempts Fate donation drive. So where the hell are the Tempts Fate comics? Well, they're not done. At least, the last page of the promised TF comic isn't done. The Tempts Fate drive promised four pages of comic, but I was so grateful for the amazing donations from you guys, that I drew an extra page (in which Tempts becomes immortal and gets an icky eye on his foot). This pushed my work load from four pages, to five. So where's that fifth page? Well, I could give you a bunch of excuses about my workload, about how I can't keep up with the comic's schedule even when I'm NOT also drawing Tempts Fate, but excuses only get you so far. It comes down to the fact that I've screwed up and I owe you guys for this. I could have rushed a crappy, un-imaginative fifth page of TF11 and be done with it, but that'd be ripping you guys off. What I want to do is offer you something MORE because of my delays, not something LESS. The problem is, I don't have time to draw something MORE. Drawing that one extra page is partly what put me in this place to begin with. So what I've come up with, is to draw a penciled, sketched comic arc in which two easy to draw characters attempt to save Tempts from this whole delayed situation. This way, I can offer you something extra that while not very time consuming, is something that I can look at and be proud of, as a way of saying that I'm sorry for screwing up. After all, if I ran a restaurant and you had to wait a long time for your food, I'd want to make it up to you by giving you something extra. When this 'Search For Fate' arc comes to an end, I will post a fully coloured, final page that will bring TF11 to an end. But these penciled pages will remain penciled so I can focus on Goblins. The donation button has been removed from TF11 as I don't want any money for doing this. The point of this is to make up for my screw up, not to profit. Although this first SFF page is posted instead of a standard Goblins update, the rest of them will not be interfering with the main comic's schedule. Also, I will be posting the rest of the SFF pages on the Tempts Fate 11 page instead of the front page. I'll tweet and blog when a new SFF page goes up, but I don't want to promise a schedule. I really hope that you can accept my apologies for this. As some of you may know, I have a bit of a problem with guilt and this corner that I've painted myself into has been a big source of guilt for me. I'm hoping that this sketched arc can leave me feeling satisfied that I've corrected my screw up in an honourable way and made up for the ridiculous wait for that last page. If any of you have questions, just send me a tweet and I'll try to respond to everyone. As always, thanks for reading. ~Thunt
May 13, 2013 at 2:02 pm
As of writing this, there are nine days until the Goblins: Alternate Realities Game Kickstarter launches (May 21). Evertide Games is dashing about and making sure everything is in working order.

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This morning, EG announced one of their stretch goals, which they're calling the "Well of Darkness Adventurer" level. Here's a look at it.

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That's a lot of loot, man. Also (and I hesitate to post this, because I hate the sound of my own voice so very much) they've released 16 minutes of Richard James (EG president) and myself talking about the game and being goofy. Mostly being goofy. The Facebook page for the game is currently at 3,082 'likes', which means the game will include two bonus, playable characters (and their gear). At 4,000 likes, EG is adding a third bonus character and adding Pan & Yala to the choices of bonus characters (they'll count as one playable character). And finally, on Wednesday, May 15, 12:00 noon PDT (GMT -7) I'll be doing a live broadcast here. Usually I draw during these broadcasts (or I goof around when I should be drawing) but this time I'll be talking about how to play the game and showing some of the prototype cards I have. The chatroom connected to the live feed will let you ask me questions, yell at me, call me handsome, etc. I wear a headset that reads the chatroom to me in text-to-speech, so I can literally hear your questions. You can also follow me on Twitter. It's a great way of throwing a comment or question at me and knowing I'm guaranteed to see it. As always, thanks for reading! ~Thunt
May 8, 2013 at 7:05 pm
Well, the Facebook page for the upcoming Goblins game is off to a fantastic start! Evertide Games has set up a system of stretch goals linked to how many "likes" the page gets. We've passed 1000 likes, which means the game is guaranteed to include one bonus character on top of the twelve other playable characters. Based on the votes on the facebook page, it looks like that character will be Biscuit. Once the page hits 2000 likes, a second bonus character will be added (as I'm writing this, we're at 1433 likes). I 'think' the 3rd bonus character will be added if we hit 4000 likes but don't hold me to that, my numbers might be off. I'll get back to you with an officially confirmed number for the 3rd bonus character soon. Note: As each bonus character is added to the game, their gear is also added! EDIT: It has been confirmed that the 3rd bonus character gets added to the game at 4000 likes. Richard James (Evertide Games president) has talked about wanting to put the extra work into making Not-Walter one of the bonus characters. I want this. I want to make the following party... Biscuit wielding the Axe of Prissan / Klik wielding Kore's axes (to munch on. He gets hungry)  / Not-Walter wielding Kore's uber-crossbows and with one metallic wing, given by Klik So if you'd like to see Not-Walter as a bonus character, say so in a comment on the Facebook page. Evertide games is really good at busting their butts to make sure the players have what they want in a balanced game. And please, please, please spread the word and support the Kickstarter for the game when it comes out on May 21st! I look forward to playing this game with lots of folks at conventions! As always, thanks for reading. ~Thunt
May 4, 2013 at 5:26 pm
Happy free comic book day! Over here, you'll see our growing collection of downloadable PDFs, each priced at 4 or 5 bucks. Today, Danielle and I are giving away free PDF copies of Goblins Book 1, which contains a bunch of little bonus thingys (including a list of "spoilers" that are no longer spoilers at all, because they've all happened by now). But in order to give this PDF away for free, we have to manually enter your email into the "100% discount" section over at Drivethru. So here's what we're going to do. In a little while, I'm going to be drawing live while Danielle hangs out in the chatroom of the live feed. Just pop into the chatroom and ask for a free copy of the Goblins Book 1 PDF. Danielle will immediately get your email address from you, enter it into the Drivethru site and you should instantly have your coupon code and link for the free download. We LOVE free comic book day, so we're prepared to sit at our computers and do this for most of the day, so come on in and say hello! The Goblins Alternate Realities Card Game The Kickstarter for the new Goblins card game launches this month! Here's the Facebook page. Keep in mind that the more 'likes' we get on Facebook, the more bonus material will be included in the game when it's released. So even if you don't have any money to help out, you can still make the game even more awesome! The full list of bonus material and various stretch goals will be detailed when the Kickstarter goes live on May 21. I think you guys will really like this game. We've been playing it and tweaking it a lot and I think we've all (Evertide Games and us) come up with something that is addictive and fun. The point of this game is to create your own story with it. Familiar characters from Goblins start to change, depending on how you play them and story elements start to form. Because your game is an alternate reality to the comic, it's technically canon. Examples... In one game, we saw Dies Horribly arm himself with Kore's crossbows and armour and pump all of his XP into combat, becoming Dies KOREbly, the most evil, feared creature in the realm. The only way to kill him, was for a group of other characters to gang up on him and honestly, everyone was too chicken to try (like the comic, your characters in the game can die) so everyone mostly ran away from him. We've had Fumbles follow Big Ears around, annoying him (winning charm challenges against him) and earn XP by doing so. Fumbles' player then pumped all of that XP into more charm, which meant that whether Fumbles wanted to annoy you or win your heart, he was pretty much unstoppable. In another game, a very clever player (me) decided to make an all combat party. So Kore, Minmax and Complain Of Names joined forces. It was a wall of paladin badassnes and goblin/human raging. It was awesome! I lost that game, actually. But up until I lost, I was amazing! I have yet to see anyone combine Big Ears and Kore together... with the Axe of Prissan... and the Shield of Wonder. I'm going to give myself nightmares. Anyways, keep reading this blog, watching the Facebook page or follow me on Twitter to be kept up to date on Goblins: Alternate Realities. As always, thanks for reading. ~Thunt
April 28, 2013 at 3:09 pm
This is my friend Meggars. She is awesome. She is hilarious. Just sayin'. EDIT: Meggars has decided to make her video private, so nevermind. She's still awesome though. As always, thanks for reading. ~Thunt
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