Raise a glass! Crooked Dice is ten years old tomorrow! To help us celebrate, and as a small token of our thanks for all your support and kindness over the last decade, we have birthday gifts for all.
Any order placed tomorrow (31 March 2020) will get a free Janey figure (while stocks last!), and the first twenty orders will also get a free ten year anniversary calendar.
There will be cake too. Please let me know if you have any allergies.
To help with your isolation reading, a PDF version of Menagerie of Terror is now available.
The new peril cards in this set are essentially twenty new adventures for you to spice up your pulp games- although they work across any 7TV setting if you ask me!
It’s also packed with monstrous profiles for all manner of dinosaurs, robots, cosmic horrors and wild beasts to populate your lost worlds, New England haunts and hollow earths!
Delighted to launch our latest Kickstarter! The Argonauts – Crooked Dice’s legendary mechanised menaces – return to 7TV with all new models, rules and characters.
Any support you can give, sharing the campaign with friends and gaming groups is greatly appreciated. And apologies in advance for bombarding you with this for the next ten days!
The Argonauts Kickstarter that will launch tomorrow evening at 7pm and run for ten days!
There will be a brand new programme guide and profile cards plus a range of pledges to cater for both existing and new customers. Lots of new sculpts on offer – both in pledges and as Add-Ons – with freebies included with the stretch goals. So hopefully something for everyone!
If you are able, please share the news around to friends, family and gaming groups! We could really do with your help to make the campaign a success, so any encouragement you can give is greatly appreciated.
We have a sneaky new release for you, to help populate your decrepit coastal towns! The second set of Fishfolk are now available from the Crooked Dice webstore. Sculpted by Iain Colwell and painted for display by Simon Bradley.
These add to our expanding Pulp range of figures.
The coronavirus spread is obviously causing great concern and uncertainty. Here’s a quick note just to let you know how Crooked Towers is being affected.
First off, we are trying to be positive! Anna’s job is temporarily shut, so she is home with me. That means many japes and company in the office, but also that we have been able to get lots of the day to day work done in half the time! Also, please be rest assured that we are taking all the recommended hygiene precautions when packing orders.
PULP SCI-FI KICKSTARTER FULFILMENT
So, first off we have been able to power through the Kickstarter rewards. The last pledges will be sent out today – all shipped in under a week! You may find that your local postal services might be affected by the shutdown, so parcels could take a little longer to reach you. Take some comfort that all parcels have a return label service on, so if seriously delayed, should come back to me.
We are still shipping all orders normally, with the usual same day turnaround. Our local post office is still taking parcels, so there should be no disruption if you want to pop in a sneaky order to keep you sane during your isolation.
NEW ARGONAUT KICKSTARTER – 25 MARCH
I have thought long and hard about this, but I will go ahead with a new campaign next week and launch on the Wednesday 25th March. Now everyone is a little anxious about their finances at the moment, so I am very open to the fact that this affect the project. However, with the cancellation of shows and everything ready to go, it seems worth a punt! Any support you can give to help publish the book and cards and bring some new sculpts to life will be greatly appreciated.
We have lots of new releases planned for April and Salute. There are: some more Fishfolk; the magnificent Great Cthulhu; Scarab Swarms; Stone Lasher; the Giant Spider; some new vehicle accessories; a new MDF corner console; and Poisoned tokens for your pulp games. Plus I hope to have enough Pulp Sci-Fi stock to get these into retail quickly too. So lots to choose from!
Salute and the UK Games have both sensibly been postponed and it seems likely that others will follow. We all love these events and want them to continue, so looking forward to get back on the circuit as soon as we can. Obviously it will cause a dent in the finances, but there are folks far worse off than us. Like many other of my lovely games company colleagues, I will have a think about some fun things to do for Salute weekend to try and make up for the disappointment.
Now with no shows going on and Anna helping day-to-day, I hope to be able to get on with some more writing. There are loads of 7TV projects going on behind the scenes: 7TV: Fantasy is close to play-testing; 7TV: The 80s is ready for us to write all the profiles; 7TV: Pulp has three adventure packs in development with Lurkers From The Deep and Rick Rhodes and the Pirates of Luna City both in playtesting, with Secrets of the Golden City nearing a first draft. We also have lots of work to do in developing the dungeon crawler and a couple of other secret projects. I might even be able to get back to do some work on Adam Kismet for Inch High Spi-Fi!
So the future is bright, even through the current visor of my hazmat suit. Stay safe, healthy and positive as we all try and navigate our way through these next strange few months!
This month we are delighted to launch the first of a new range of Fantasy miniatures to the Crooked range. There will be more models to come this year as we prepare for the launch of 7TV Fantasy in 2021.
So for March we have four new packs. There are wonderful set of four classic adventurers from Andrew Rae (of Statuesque Miniatures fame) and a Dwarf Berserker. There are also skeleton warriors 1 and skeleton warriors 2. These two packs of retro undead are sculpted by James Sherriff and will be the first in a line of skeletons he is working on for us. Hope you love them as much as we do!
The Pulp Sci-Fi Heroes & Villains Pledge Manager is now available! The link is HERE.
This page has all the details you need for processing your pledge. This is all done through the Crooked Dice website to streamline the process.This is the same process as the previous Kickstarter, but please do read this note and the Pledge Manager page before you run off excitedly!
IF YOU WERE A BACKER – PLEASE DO NOT USE THE PLEDGE MANAGER UNTIL YOU HAVE RECEIVED YOUR PRIVATE MESSAGE FROM ME CONTAINING YOUR DISCOUNT CODE.
MISSED THE KICKSTARTER, BUT WANT TO MAKE A LATE PLEDGE?
If you didn’t sign up to the Kickstarter, then never fear! You still have until 1st February 2020 to join in.
You can simply shop in the store as normal choosing any KS pledges or Add ons, or anything else across the rest of the website. Again, please note that if you combine KS and non-KS items will ship together unless you otherwise specify and opt to pay the additional shipping for separate deliveries. Otherwise fulfilment is planned for March 2020.
Just in time for your Christmas stocking, we have four new packs in the webstore!
There are two pulp packs with a set of Security Guards and Mobsters to fight over the mean streets.
We are also releasing another set of Colony 87 miniatures from the last kickstarter – the Street Folk.
And finally we have a new apocalyptic release with this nuclear family of Bloater zombies – the first sculpting project from resident crooked dice artist Stephane Enjolras!
New month, new releases! Fifteen new packs in the webstore. Great Apes, Atomic Age Savages, Vehicle Accessory packs plus the first retail releases from the Colony 87 Kickstarter – Cortex Eaters, Hover Cars, Cyberpunks and Security Troopers.
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