12 – Secret Project: The Characters

This is the second in a series about a board game I developed for my girlfriend.
Read Part 1
Read Part 3

Up near Nottingham, situated close to a spooky church and this entirely reassuring danger sign, is the Wargames Foundry. This is where I went to find characters for the board game I made for my girlfriend (read part one here). They’ve got oodles (that’s British for “thousands”) of miniatures there; so many that I spent a good few hours looking for the perfect ones.

 

I’d settled on having one character for each of the four regions on the game board, excluding Queen’s Landing. A late-night brainstorming session the day before resulted in:

Drek – Related to a certain ogre you might have heard of (Quinzel Cemetery)
Dread Pirate Robins – Loves a frilly dress (Plunder Bay)
Condescending the Dwarf  – Don’t you dare talk down to him (Immortal Mountains)
Little Red – Wolf-pelt wearing badass (Wild Woods)

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Ordinarily, they recommend painting their figurines (as you can tell from the respectfully dressed vampires above), but I quite liked the bare metal look. I grabbed a few wooden discs from Hobbycraft, and secured the figurines to them with my trusty superglue. I’m very happy with them, and reckon they fit with the game board quite nicely indeed!

 

What do you think?

Have a productive day.

WAIT! Just before you go on your merry way, please take a moment to check out the sale running until the end of February on my website. Half of each CD sale (£2.50) goes to Brain Tumour Research.

 

Points Earned:

Blog Post (x2) +10
Gig (x2) + 30
Bought Kingdom Hearts 1 & 2 -25

Total Points: 20

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