sábado, septiembre 01, 2012


Este es un Kickstarter que me ha producido una cantidad de emociones que mejor no detallo aquí. Si os puedo asegurar que los diseños son realmente increíbles y muy originales, os dejo aquí la entrada para que opinéis por vosotros mismos.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE DAY (8-31-2012): If we get the Umber Cuke funded by Sunday morning EVERY BACKER will get a free pdf copy of The Whole Hole.Tell your friends...

For the edification of the inquisitive, I posted a condensed version of the backer rewards. Follow this link (if you dare). I also just posted a new (terrible) video.

Please follow this link for more information or scroll to the bottom of the page.

Here's a video for you. I'm told the people like videos.

GAZILLIONS of years in the future...

Every possible calamity, cataclysm, apocalypse, and cosmic hangnail has befallen our beloved Mutha Oith during a bygone era known as The Time of The Flush. Now, After the Wipe, the ancient Hoomanrace is extinct and the wobbly orb is wrecked. Oith's current denizens evolved from the lowliest of the low: the resilient roach, the indomitable worm, the everlasting snack cake - the dregs that survived.

It is a time of grand adventure, bold exploration, mighty hocus-pokings, and the occasional hint of whimsical madness; a time of immense struggle, monstrous monstrosities, and remarkable happenstance where even the lowliest worm can become a Keistermeister by his own mop.

Now, by popular demand and the screaming insistence of literally gazillions of clamoring fans, Mutha Oith Creations is proud to announce, in partnership with the formidable Eastern Front Studios, an entire line of (wait for it)...

The initial set will include these NINE figures, all done in heroic 28mm scale and ridiculously perfect for all your Low Life adventures or anywhere else dark whimsy is appreciated. The minis will be cast either in high-quality resin or white pewter, depending on the level of funding received.

Once funding is reached for the initial set of nine, a number of awesome stretch goals will take effect. You can also earn extra minis by "liking" ourofficial Facebook page. We'll talk about those a bit later on. For now, let's meet the peeps:

Byulunculus the Vigilant: An armored pile who spends his nights goozing around Floom astride his loyal pygmy slog, Orthington, indiscriminately sawing limbs and other bits from bad guys (and the occasional not-so-bad guy). GOAL ATTAINED!

Walloping Krong: A cremefillian from the town of Bottom Saloo, he wields his flaming Dammit Hammer with impunity, crushing all who oppose him or insult his momma's sandwich recipe. GOAL ATTAINED!

Occifer Gleech: This hoink of Torkle weilds his vibrant 'stache and shovel staff to enforce the city's mandates from the Grease Tunnel Turf to the Sock Garter District. Respect his authority. GOAL ATTAINED!

Pandalope the Panderer: A pimpular tizn't from Over There, Pandalope maintains a stable in Floom's The Pits neighborhood, occupying an alley between the Slargleflop and Pickled & Plowed. GOAL ATTAINED!

Unctious Pwoof: A masterful smellcaster from the Garden of Smellemental Glee, Unctious is shown here in mid reek-coalescence. She's mighty mighty.GOAL ATTAINED!

Trozzgoxx the Lobe: Rumored to canoodle with emissaries of the mysterious Primordial Soup Kitchen, Trozzgoxx is a powerful dementalist and celebrated weisenheimer. He also gives great back rubs. GOAL ATTAINED!

Angry Ubgunsker: As a member of the Happy Plate Club, Ubgunsker hopes to leave his mark on history by eradicating every last Thing That Might Not Be. It's good to have a goal. GOAL ATTAINED!

The Guy With The Killin' Stick: He's just a guy with a killin' stick. GOAL ATTAINED!

Mysterious One-Eyed Croach: This wily entrepeneur hangs out in the alley across from The Dive Inn, one of Flooms skeeviest skankatoria. He specializes in healing "diseases of passion" with a sniff of his enormous red finger. GOAL ATTAINED!

So, there you have the first nine peeps. These are the guys and girls included in the initial set. Below, let's talk about some STRETCH GOALS. These goals add extra value to the original rewards. Come along, I think you'll like them.

Assuming the listed funding level is reached, these goals are rewarded, at no extra charge, to all backers who pledge at the Stench-Wrangling Smelf level and above ($50).

Snells: This two-pack includes a male snell and a female snell, our shell-headed friends introduced in the upcoming book The Whole - A Gadabout's Guide to Mutha Oith - Vol. 01: Keister Island (pdf available now). GOAL ATTAINED!

Ubb Gubertinct: This Fungish smelf enjoys long walks in the fungle, wonking the 'spronge, and harvesting shrooms in the Soul Patch. He's yoursFOR FREE if you are backing at a level high enough to earn yourself the STRETCH REWARDS ($50). You guys earned him by completing the "Raise $6000 by 4pm on Monday" Challenge. Way to go! More such challenges will present themselves as the project unfolds. GOAL ATTAINED!

Funguys: Two funguys (a funguy and a fungal) live in this two-pack. How does a peep tell the difference? It's a mystery. GOAL ATTAINED!

Flews: Get it? Their ancestors were flies but these guys don't have wings, so they're known as flews. HA! Anyway, two of them, a lad and a lass, are included. GOAL ATTAINED!

If these STRETCH GOALS are met we'll cast the first set of nine in pewter instead of resin (assuming we can still get the necessary detail) AND they'll all have decorative bases. Not only that, I'll write up detailed character sheets and backgrounds for these guys and make them available in PDF format.

Those are the so-called STRETCH GOALS. The following listings are theSNAZZY GOALS. They are included, as long as their relevant funding level is attained, with all backing rewards of the Wistful Oofo Dementalist level and above ($75).

Coblins: These enormous ears of what passes for corn hail from the land of Glowhio, where gazillions of years of nukular radiation have brought them sentience and other fancy jazz. GOAL ATTAINED

Scarier Ass Mutha: Far scarier than regular scary ass muthas, these guys are ferocious, vile, and just downright mean. I'm not sure what he's so angry about, but it's probably something you did.

Umber Cuke: Befuddling beasts of the Underwhere, these voracious predators dig munching the bones of innocent gadabouts.

Unlockable Goal 03: Unlock the Umber Cuke and you also get this mystery guest.

Lichenthrope: Once this guy was just a simple werm, but then the villainous mosses of Stan's Rug did their thang and he's all goosed up.

Werm ...of the Danged: Poor guy. It's not polite to stare.

Shloorp: These unpleasant goosers lurk in the marshy Scum Quag (and other squishy places) just waiting to slurp the fluids from some hapless wanderer. No straw required.

Corpulent Sludge: These vaguely upright masses of gelatinous sludge roam many of Oith's danker realms.

If these SNAZZY GOALS are met we'll cast the STRETCH GOALS in pewter instead of resin (unless we can't get teh detail we need in metal) AND they'll all have decorative bases.

That's it for SNAZZY GOAL REWARDS. Let's now turn our attention to theULTIMATE SUPER ULTRA MEGA REWARDS, which are included at no extra charge for all backers at the Hunky Horcish Hate-monger level ($100).

Queen Mutha: She's big, She's bad. She pukes her own offspring and she's not going to take any guff from the likes of you, mister. The queen mutha comes with an assortment of regular scary ass muthas.

Uuulon Crepulos: Floom's most powerful contanimator stomps the streets astride his trusty, rusty, about-to-busty, contanimatronic minion. This is another BIG figure.

F'reek: The hideous and stench-ridden result of smellcasting gone drastically wrong (in a bad way).

Blor-porple: That's the sound it makes when they rip out a peep's intestines. These cute little guys suck real bad. Stay away and never, ever, let your sister date one.

Scentipede: The not-quite hideous and stench-ridden result of smellcasting gone drastically wrong (in a good way).

That's about it for the ULTIMATE SUPER ULTRA MEGA GOALS. If we hit all of these, we'll cast the SNAZZY GOALS in pewter instead of resin (unless we can't get the detail in metal) and include decorative bases with them all.

As an added bonus, everyone who backs at the Croach with the Moach level will nab a FREE POSTER featuring many of the images upon which these minis are based. Wanna know about the HOLY CRAP GOALS? I thought you might...

HOLY CRAP REWARDS are awarded, free of additional charge, to peeps backing at the Croach with the Moach level and above ($150).

Tenemental: As the Fundamental spirit of substandard housing, this horrid contanimant is a GOOSIN' HUGE MINIATURE! It even includes Tomethrower Feelth, the pile hoink down there in the corner.

Plorp: This is another BIG miniature. It comes complete with a rider and a view of the road.

Hamster: It's a hamster.
What's next?

We will add one new character or monster to the HOLY CRAP GOALS for every $3000 (character or small monster) or $5000 (large monster) raised beyond $50,000. Who or what will it be? That's up to you. Send us a message and let us know what you want.

Werm in a Balloon made out of an Inflated Plorp: This really big miniature is a special, limited edition figure that will ONLY be available to the first 30 people who back at the $199 level. A further 20 will be available to anyone who adds $60 to any other existing level. Only 100 will be EVER made. Each one will come numbered and signed with a personalized art print by Andy Hopp. I'm told that sort of thing is something of a big deal.
"Like" our official Facebook page and earn FREE MINIS!!!

Here's how...
Help us spread the word and gain yourself some really nifty Low Life minis in the process. For each of the following milestones we'll offer an extra miniature, for FREE, to everyone who pledges at the required level. So spout the gab to all your friends, be they larva or geeze, "Hey everyone, this thing is likable!"

1000 Likes (Stench-Wrangling Smelf - $50): The Sockstrocity
2000 Likes (Wistful Oofo Dementalist - $75): Blue Hiney and Glub
5000 Likes (Hunky Horcish Hate-monger - $100): Allopecia and Bollz 2-pack
10,000 Likes (Croach with the Moach - $150): Werm in Two Parts
20,000 Likes (Croach with even more of the Moach - $175): Sphincs

A Few Questions You May Have:

What about shipping?
Shipping to the contiguous United States is included in the price of the backing rewards. International orders please add $10.

Who's sculpting this jazz? I mean, no offense, but isn't Andy more of a 2D kind of guy?
Very astute observation, young grasshopper. Of course I'm not sculpting them. They'll be sculpted by some of the finest and mostest famousest sculptors in the minis business. Seriously, some amazingly talented peeps are figuratively beating down our door for a chance to sculpt these guys.Jason Wiebe, for one. He's fantastically diverse, brilliantly experienced, and a good kisser (so I've been told). I'll post more names as contracts are finalized, but I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

What if I back for an amount that would gain me access to a goal level that isn't attained?
Good question. In that case, you will be given one piece of original Low Life art for each unattained level. These illustrations are by Andy Hopp (that's me) and retail for $300-500. They appeared (or will appear) either in the Low Life core rulebook, The Whole Hole, or another Low Life project.

What is Low Life?
Low Life is a roleplaying game setting produced by Andy Hopp and published by Pinnacle Entertainment Group and Mutha Oith Creations. It has been critically and publicly acclaimed for its uniqueness, originality, and artwork. The most recent book, The Whole Hole, will be in stores soon, as will Dementalism, the first Low Life card game. You can nab pdfs of some Low Life products here and the hardbound core book and other jazz is availablehere.

May we please have a status update on past projects?
The Whole Hole is currently in transit. It's probably somewhere in the Pacific Ocean as I write this, on a cargo ship on its way to California. From there it will go by truck to Georgia and should be sent to backers in October. There have been some unforeseen and unavoidable delays and your continuing patience and support is appreciated. To ease your troubled brow, here's a picture of the proof copy the printer sent me a few days ago.

As for Dementalism, the game is finished and I am awaiting a variety of printer quotes. This one should be printed domestically and won't take as long to ship. I wasn't happy with the quality of the boxes on the first printing so, rather than give you a shabby product, I'm looking for a better box printer.
That's it, now it's up to you...

We'll post updates when new minis are added and as funding levels are attained. You know, to keep you guys in the loop and whatnot.

Here it is, friends.
I told you something big was coming and this is it (one of many its, actually).

In support of our ongoing Low Life Miniatures kickstarter campaign and in gratitude for the continuing support of our loyal friends and cohorts, we offer this amazingly amazing contest. The prizes are a gaming geek's visit to Fantasy Island and absolutely no skills beyond a vivid imagination and a modicum of gumption are required to enter. Here's the gist:

The Gist
You create a Low Life character. You don't even have to be familiar with the Low Life game, just the character types available (which I'm about to introduce you to; you can even make up your own if you want)! Write a description of the character (no game stats are required). Be as detailed as you want. Give it a backstory if that's what you're into or just a physical overview if that's you thang. You can include your own drawing if you want, but it's not required. Enter as many times as you want.

When you're ready, email it to Andy at andy@andyhopp.com. I'll post it on this site and Mick Leach (Eastern Front Miniatures), Jason Wiebe (sculptor supreme), Heather Hopp (my nestmate), and I will vote on our favorite. The winner gets the jazz.

The Jazz
Here's what the winner gets:

1. I will draw a full color drawing of your character and send it to you ($500 value).

2. Your character will appear in an upcoming Low Life book and your name will appear in the credits of said book (priceless?).

3. We will produce a high quality miniature of your character. You will getfive copies of said character and it will be offered as one of the unlockable achievement goals in the Low Life Miniatures kickstarter. If the goal isn't met, the miniature will be presented in an upcoming release ($500 value).

4. One of your five miniatures will be painted by a professional miniatures painter.

The Rules

1. Do not talk about the Amazingly Amazing Low Life Miniatures Character Design Contest.

2. Do not talk about the Amazingly Amazing Low Life Miniatures Character Design Contest.

3. Ignore rules 1 and 2. Tell everyone! Spread the word far and wide. This contest is open to every single human on Oith. Mutha Oith Creations does not discriminate based on age, race, religion, gender, sexual identity, nationality, political incliniation, hairstyle, or species. We do discriminate against cheaters, plagiarists, liars, and haters.

4. All entries must be emailed to andy@andyhopp.com by noon EST on Friday September 14. This is what's known as THE DEADLINE. No entries will be accepted after that date because we want to make sure I have time to draw your character and get it posted to the site before the kickstarter ends.

5. You may enter as many times as you want. What are you waiting for? Get started.

The Peeps
Here's a quick rundown of the basic character species available in Low Life. These are the nine introduced in the main Low Life core rulebook by Pinnacle Entertainment Group. More races are introduced in other products, but these are the basics.


These guys evolved from snack cakes. Their ancestors were imprisoned and devoured by the ancient Hoomanrace, so they sometimes carry a bit of a grudge.


The ancestors of these crunchy peeps were cockroaches.


Do I have to say it?


This is perhaps what the extince Hoomanrace devolved into. Maybe. They are all different, but generally share a vaguely upright body and droopy ears.


The result of contanimation gone awry. These animated mounds of filth are a thing.


Smelves are short guys with bulbous schnozzes. They came to Oith from Middle Oith during the Time of the Flush.


Horcs are big bruisers covered in phlegmy mucus. Unpleasant.


Oofos are the decendants of ancient aliens stranded on Oith Way Back in the Day.


Bizarre combinations of mismatched extinct beasts from Oith's antedeluvian past.

That's all for now. Go forth and create!


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