A Band of Orcs needs gas, tires & tags to get to GenCon Indy for the debut of their 28 mm gaming miniatures and historic live concert!
CAN A BAND OF ORCS RAISE THE GOLD DUCETS NEEDED TO MAKE IT TO GENCON INDY FASTER THAN YOUR REALM’S CONGRESS CAN PLUNGE THE COUNTRY INTO ECONOMIC ARMAGEDDON? BY GZOROTH, WE THINK WE CAN WITH THE HELP OF OUR SLAVES, ALLIES AND BATTLE-KIN!!! TUSK UP, AND CHIP IN!
A Band of Orcs have been invited to Gencon Indy -- the original, longest running and best attended RPG and war-gaming convention in the world -- to play a historic live concert on the night of Friday, August 5th at A Fantastical Night of Fantasies, along with Slod, 5 Year Mission and One Hard Night.
There's just one problem...okay, a few problems that no doubt were perpetrated by nefarious gnomish saboteurs elf-bent on preventing your favorite inter-dimensional villains from bringing to a boil the much-prophesied Domination -- the battle wagon needs new tires, new registration, and that black gold derived energy source you humans call gas to make the trip from Orc Tower in Santa Cruz all the way to Indianapolis. When all these orcspenses are added up, the pile of gold necessary to fund the expedition is staggering!
THE BEST LAID PLANS OF ORCS AND MEN….
Without going into too many details of how our tour plans around this GenCon Indy assault were laid to waste -- let's just say your human robber baron leaders have wrecked your economy so badly that the environment for pillaging clubs and plundering some loot is downright hostile (and we thought we were the evil ones, ahahahha!!!!). Plus, we're fighting a war on 7 fronts (yes, the interdimensional portal allows our enemies from Hirntodia to assault Orc Tower from at least 3 more directions than you have in this realm). Thus, we have had to resort to borrowing the gold from our sleeping dragon lord Gzoroth's hoard...and...errrr....we're gonna have to carefully place the precious coins back onto his pile before he awakens, or we ourselves will not be spared when the Domination comes.
The bottom line: we must get to GenCon Indy to play this historic concert nexus of gaming meets metal.
YOU CLAW OUR BACKS, WE'LL CLAW YOURS! WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?
We are clever and we are strong and we are determined to be the perpetrators of the Domination not the victims of it. In exchange for your patronage in helping us save our orc arses from our own greedy dragon god, we have decided to make available 100 sets of A Band of Orcs "Gore-Stained Axe Tribe" Official Gaming Miniatures with numbered and autographed packaging for presale, before their official debut at GenCon on August 4th.
It's first come, first served, so make Orcspeed and place your pledge now! The orders will ship after we return from GenCon on August 12th. If you plan on attending GenCon, make a note in your pledge that you will be there, so we can set yours aside and deliver it to you in orc-person.
In addition to these limited edition minis, you will receive a digital copy of the "Wyrd of the Winter Wolf" 2-song demo (includes "Hall of the Frozen Dead") that helped us seal the deal with our label Itchy Metal Entertainment via email before it is officially released on August 31st as a super-single precursor to our debut full-length album, scheduled for a summer 2012 release. Yes, we know, just in time for the Apocalypse, ahahahha!!!!
This is the first time anyone outside of some record labels will have heard "Wyrd of the Winter Wolf," though the other song on the demo, "Hall of the Frozen Dead" was previewed on Metal Sanaz's website last Orctober and released as a digital single on i-tunes and other online retailers subsequently. This is also your first glimpse of the Super-Single cover art, used by permission of Chuck Lukacs.
The set includes 6 pieces, all five warchiefs of the Gore-Stained Axe Tribe – Gogog Bloodthroat, Cretos Filthgrinder, Hulg ElfR.I.P.per, Oog Skullbasher and Gronk! in poses with their instruments -- and one drum set and some assembly is required. These minis make a brutal addition to your Warhammer armies, a great coaching staff or vip crowd members for your Blood Bowl teams, or you can simply paint them and role-play the inevitable Domination!
We have revealed here, for the first time, images of the finished and painted final product. True to gaming miniature protocol, these minis come unpainted and require a little prep and assembly, but are shown here painted by Laughing Ferret Studio. If you are new to the gaming miniatures culture, they're supposed to come unpainted, so you can paint them yourselves and express your own inner orc evil creativity.
We tapped our erstwhile slave and chaos chronicler renowned artist Chuck Lukacs, longtime veteran of the war on human ear drums and the painter responsible for the A Band of Orcs’ Burning Shield and Axe logo, Ugly is Sexy t-shirt design, the above "Wyrd of the Winter Wolf" cover design and the WarChiefs of the Apocalypse EP cover, among other pieces of orctastic proporcanda, to provide the sketches upon which our monstrous visages are based. We have released Chuck’s sketches over the past few weeks.
Patrick Keith, a magician of metal sculpture in the gaming industry, has brought these mini- manifestations of your brutal orc masters to life.
Check out his masterful sculpts!
Ty Arthur, content manager for metalunderground.com says:
“Heavy metal music anthems have been a staple of weekly gaming sessions for years, and now the two worlds are about to collide violently as the guitar wielding orcs invade the fantasy miniature market. You don’t get names like “Skullbasher” or “Bloodthroat” through brutal riffs alone though, as poor players are going to find out when these minis hit the gaming table. So pull out the paints, crank up the volume, and hope your gaming group gets spared come the orc Domination.”
So, delay no longer, make your pledge now! Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing funding platform. We MUST sell all 100 of these minis by July 31st at 11:59 PM or you don't get charged a cent, and Gzoroth gets to have us for breakfast when he awakens and finds out we've pilfered his gold.
We'd appreciate it if you helped us get the word out and told all your own slaves, allies and battle-kin!
We will keep you updated on our progress and will possibly add more pledge options as more resources become available.
Thanks for your loyalty and support.
Until the Domination, oRc on!!!
Gruesom Grimp & A Band of Orcs
Quick Updates: "Bring Out Your Dead" T-shirts. Click HERE for updates.
If you want to add the shirt to your existing minis pledge, just add $20. If you want t add the shirt and sticker, add $25. If you just want the shirt and sticker, we have added a $25.00 pledge option.
If you're going to GenCon and you remembered to note that in your pledge, you will receive them there. If not, we'll ship them in the days between August 12th and August 20th when we return from the raid.
If you're going to GenCon and you have your hotel information, it's just possible you might have them delivered to you by Gogog Bloodthroat himself. Not guaranteed, but possible :)
As long as you provide us with a valid email address, you will receive this before it is officially released by Itchy Metal Entertainment on August 31st., i.e., sometime before August 31st. We'll keep you updated!
You can learn more about attending GenCon at http://gencon.com/2011/indy/cs/registration/default.aspx
Keep in mind, our performance there is open only to attendees of the convention. Once you register for the Con you still need to get an event ticket, which costs $16. You'll need to get an account for registration, but once you do that this is the link to purchase tickets for the show.
No. Part of the fun is engaging your own creativity and painting them yourself. This is standard in the gaming miniatures world.
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Alas, you have not the $60 to pledge but want to help somehow. For $1 we can promise you WILL be spared when the Domination comes, so long as we survive, that is :) We will also feature each and every backer on our "Wall of Slaves" at abandoforcs.com, so that Gzoroth will know who will be spared and who will be speared when the Domination comes.
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At last a $25 option! Get the totally awesome 10 color print Chuck Lukacs, "Bring Out Your Dead" t-shirt, before anyone else does. Plus, a 4.75" x 4.75" 'WarChiefs of the Apocalypse' sticker, which incidentally doubles as a download card. Already own the EP? So what, keep the sticker, give away the card and help us proselytize the wicked.
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25 backers Limited (75 left of 100)
1 set of unpainted A Band of Orcs "Gore-Stained Axe Tribe" Official Paintable Gaming Miniatures (some assembly required) with limited edition numbered packaging autographed by the band. The set includes 6 pieces, all five warchiefs of the Gore-Stained Axe Tribe – Gogog Bloodthroat, Cretos Filthgrinder, Hulg ElfR.I.P.per, Oog Skullbasher and Gronk! in poses with their instruments -- and one brutal drum set. You will also receive a digital copy via email of the "Wyrd of the Winter Wolf" super-single in advance of its official release through Itchy Metal Entertainment on August 31st. This includes shipping and handling of the minis.
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2 Sets of minis, 1 plain for you to have in your hands right away, and one set painted by Laughing Ferret Studio! This human did such a great job on the promo picture that we will spare him when the Domination comes and we asked if he could do the same for the orc minions loyal enough to by our mini-orcses. He agreed. David, the painter, is on an extremely tight schedule, so it may take some time, but you will know exactly where in the schedule you are. That's why we're giving you two sets with this pledge, so you can have 1 to hold onto and 1 to send off to the painters. Only take this option if you have the patience of a sleeping dragon! Plus, get the "Wyrd of the Winter Wolf" super-single, the "Bring Out Your Dead" t-shirt, and the "WarChiefs of the Apocalypse" 4.75"x4.75 sticker that doubles as a download card. Hail Gzoroth, what a haul of loot! If you've already pledged, you can upgrade your pledge to include this option. Note: we can't guarantee your second set will be numbered and autographed limited edition, but if there are any left out of the 100 when the campaign is done, we will include them in order of those who pledged first.
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