Sometimes something comes along that is so ridiculous that you know you have to have it (actually even a cursory amble through our house will reveal that we have a pretty low bar, as far as that sort of thing is concerned. But today I’m talking about Catamancer, which the creators explain is like ‘Hearthstone…With Cats!’ Here is their Kickstarter (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dysprosium/catamancer-0). Now, normally I would observe this silliness from afar, but the creators contacted us, and want to use Krosp as a character. Goddamn it, now we have skin in this game.
However it does look like these guys have done a pretty good job. Check it out and decide for yourselves!
As of yesterday, all of the KickStarter rewards that can be shipped have been shipped! That means that we can finally list the books for sale through our own online outlets. This is Book One of the Second Journey of Agatha Heterodyne…(secretly volume fourteen of the ongoing Girl Genius series. Think of it as the first episode of season two.) You can get it in Hardcover and Softcover, and also as a PDF file from DriveThru Comics!
The art for the Kill Doctor Lucky Meeples is hilarious! There’s Phil, looking grumpy. That is because he continues to fail at the killing of the hated Doctor Lucky. These Meeples are a special add-on through the KickStarter campaign, and feature a bunch of our friends looking unusually…wide.
From top left to bottom right, we have Carol Monahan, Jada Brazil-Williams, Walter Williams, Jen Page, BJ Becker (Doctor Lucky himself!), Nancy Frye, Phil Foglio, Stephen Beeman, and Patrick Rothfuss. An illustrious group indeed!
Phil has a couple of really funny scenes in this new Making of Kill Doctor Lucky video!
I got to hang out with actress/model/wonderful artist person Jen Page at the Kill Doctor Lucky shoot a while back, and she’s really interesting! I love the mermaid prints she’s been doing—especially this one of Ariel as Sea Queen. I’m told she went down to the beach to do the shoot, and there was this fabulous driftwood throne just waiting for her. Nice! I love how she takes her basic modeling shots and transforms them into gorgeous fantasy prints—the driftwood throne was apparently not actually underwater when they took the pictures…(really?)
I’m also grateful to her for pointing me at Faerie Magazine, a lovely publication that I went straight home and subscribed to. It’s so very pretty…
Jen is all over the Kill Doctor Lucky videos, the character short for Janet Principle (that I’ve linked at the top of the post) is my favorite!
We’re looking forward to the Kirkland Geek Gala this Saturday…we had a great time last year. The event starts tomorrow with cocktails and winds into a lovely dinner, all for charity. I’m not sure it it’s sold out yet, so if you’re interested, there may still be time!
Of course, the Kill Doctor Lucky KickStarter from our friends over at Cheapass Games is still banging along…they used several local talents in the promotional video, and have been having a lot of fun with custom Meeples, character cards and voiced radio spots featuring those fabulous celebrity folks! It’s certainly worth having a look over at their page to check out the madness before next weekend, when the campaign ends and we all head to the Old Consulate Inn for the wrap party. (Ah, and I’ve been told to remind everyone that one of the high-level backer packages on the KDL campaign includes a night of playing Kill Doctor Lucky with all of us at the Old Consulate, the premier B&B of the Seattle Steampunk scene! On Friday the 13th, no less! It will be…jolly fun. Truly!)
We’re thrilled to see that our friends over at Cheapass Games are doing well with their latest KickStarter–it’s the 19.5th anniversary edition of the murder mystery prequel game Kill Doctor Lucky! In the game, Phil and I are aspiring culprits, and you can see us making our nefarious attempts on the life of poor old Doctor Lucky in the KickStarter’s video. (I actually manage to get him. Pity the editor cut the bit where we both fell on the grass and rolled. It was very surprising.)
We’re especially looking forward to the wrap party at Lucky Mansion. It’s on Friday the 13th, which seems appropriate, at the Old Consulate Inn in Port Townsend. There are three rooms available for high-level backers of the KickStarter, so there’s the chance that we’ll have some new faces there. If not, the old usuals will kick back and relax by NOT killing Doctor Lucky–although, since one of the attending luminaries is to be the actual actor who plays Doctor Lucky, we’ll probably play the game with him!
The picture at the top is the despicable Mumford Consequence (played by Phil Foglio) who, despite showing every sign of enjoying his time as a guest at Lucky Mansion, is secretly plotting to kill the old boy. (Phil promises not to sing at the wrap party, by the way.)