All over the place this month, and late with my update. It is an actual update this month though, so YAY!
I’m sure nobody cares but I actually did what I said I was going to do and made a video about learning some scripting. I think most of you might find that fact more impressive than what I actually managed to put together in Roll20.
I don’t know if any of that had a point, but I always wonder that about me vlogging and blogging.
Facebook, Twitter are both places I kind of exist. Maybe you should do something with that knowledge… NO! Not try to get me banned. What kind of evil lunatic are you. I just meant talk to me. Sheesh! Bye for now.
Happy Easter! (If you need this STL file just take it!)
A bit early but I’m going to lose internet for a few days so I thought I’d get this into the wind before then.
Remember when I said I was going to be sculpting that sci-fi guy. I ended up doing some other stuff instead. I think it should be pretty obvious by now that I juggle a number of disciplines and that often leads to some progressional acrobatics. I admit I just made up that term, but the road to release of SARIL is nothing like a straight line. I mean c’mon, It travels through fantasy worlds, outer space, and around time loops full of demons in the wild west.
One thing I did was update the SARIL website: tidied a few bits and bobs, but also fixed a number of issues it was having on phones specifically. It now looks significantly less terrible.
I realise this might look a little odd if you are using your phone right now. To all intents and purposes I’ve just posted a smaller screenshot of the same site you are on. Sorry if that causes a mental crisis, but just go with it.
Happy Valentine’s Day! Well soonish, and only if you celebrate it.
Anyway, I made these little guys. Perhaps it’s a love letter to roleplaying in general? I could point you towards the Kickstarter to support me, but by the time you read this, that will be finished. I only ran it for 4 days, either because…
1: This was an artistic representation of the draconian power and nature a partner can have over your heart whilst understanding that love is fleeting…
2: I only made the models last week and still wanted people to have a few days to print and paint the models.
To come clean. I was testing out the new version of 3D coat and some of it’s new tools. One thing led to another and before you know it I had made a little dragon. Then I decided to give him a heart, but shouldn’t Dragons give little dragons a giant’s heart to munch on. Then I decided to make a Kobold Cupid. I’m sure there was some train of thought but who cares right. End result looks cool.
Since the Kickstarter will be over by now, we can now forget about that little disaster and move on to the bigger picture. SARIL is the bigger picture.
This is where I could really do with some support from you lot over at the SARIL Facebook page. It’s also worth noting that I’ll be running a Beta or two soon of the sci-fi space ship heist Scenario, so if you local and like the sound of that, let me know, especially if there is a group of 3-4 of you.
I’m also available on the dying platform known as Twitter where I occasionally scream nonsense into the void.
OK. Talking about things before I do them didn’t last long. I am still making the crusaders though, but I got interrupted with a request to do these guys. Not specifically these guys, but winter themed light up minis. I did mention that it might happen right? Anyway. I did a little Kickstarter and then launched it at the worst possible time of year. It was supposed to be out a few days earlier but Kickstarter admin had different ideas. That’s life.
I also got my taxes done for the 2020-2021 year. I hate taxes so that’s all I’m going to say about it. Let’s move on. Here they are painted. Will I add more in the days after Christmas? Maybe?
I’m still mostly focused on SARIL as a larger project. It’s all mostly about locking down exact wording and layout at the moment. A tedious task compared to most but worthwhile, and definitely better than doing my taxes.
Look! I’m talking about stuff I’m doing! Well, I’m talking about the some of the bits I already did within a larger thing I’m doing… baby steps, right?
Several people have asked me to do a few Christmas/winter themed light up models, but I had already started doing these guys. I might take a break for a week and still do a few Christmas models but it’s unlikely, because A: these guys are awesome!, and B: I’m really wanting to push towards the bigger picture, which has nothing to do with STL files or model painting, and is really all about creating new worlds, and new adventure experiences for the TTRPG community.
Before I talk a little more about that, here’s a render of a few of the models in the package.
So I decided that grey was getting boring and made a new render material. What I’m not bored of, is the SARIL system. Even after years of playing with it, testing it, and writing about it, I just get more and more excited about trying out new adventures. The minor downside is that every adventure needs to be written up and tested several times before release, but there are many willing adventurers that have helped me with this so far and I’m grateful for their continued support.
I’m going to have to release the SARIL to the general public in the fairly near future, but I’m taking a long run up. I’ve even set up a dedicated website and Facebook page for it, but I’m not sharing those so you can go try and find them by yourself for now.
If you really can’t find them, or just want to ask about something else, I exist on Twitter. Bye for now.