Howdy Brimstone Gang!
Hope your Summer is going well and you're getting time to adventure in the mines and other worlds beyond! We have been quite busy with the Summer convention season and, of course, working hard to complete the mountain of expansion material unlocked during the Kickstarter! Well, we have lots of news from Gen Con, including a video of Jason giving a personal preview of the Derelict Ship Other World, and info about the upcoming PAX West, too. Let's get to it...
Gen Con Recap
We survived another exciting Gen Con and lived to tell the tales! Many demos were run, new players were introduced to the Shadows of Brimstone world, special events and previews, and some surprises to boot! We had a great time meeting lots of KS Backers and showing off upcoming expansion material. Fans of the game showed up in amazing Brimstone Cosplay, too! Here are some of the highlights:
3D Brimstone Game Boards - At the booth, we featured two beautiful scratch-built 3D game boards, the colorful and detailed Targa Plateau board that debuted at Gen Con last year, and the brand new Frontier Town board. Players fought demons, aliens, and bandits on these boards throughout the show!
Surprise releases - We always try to have a surprise or two each year at Gen Con; something that no one knows about ahead of time. This year, we shocked folks with some new resin game minis (Serpentmen Grand Shaman, Void Magus, and Sgt. Bunker - one of Col. Scafford's Lieutenants) and the 'Edge of the Abyss' Card Supplement - featuring 15 new Growing Dread cards. These were not part of the KS, and if anyone is interested in picking them up, we just put them up on the FFP Web Store.
Shadows of Brimstone Upcoming Expansion Preview Event - On Gen Con Thursday, Jason gave Brimstone fans a personal tour of all of the future expansions for Shadows of Brimstone that are in development. He showed off the Derelict Ship OtherWorld Expansion, the Blasted Wastes Deluxe OtherWorld Expansion, the Mission Packs (including the Feral Vampires, Werewolves, Crimson Hand, Black Fang Braves, Hellfire Succubi, and the Lost Army), and new enemies like the Beacon Drones and the massive Ancient One! After the presentation, several players also got to explore the dark corridors of the Vostros, playing in a deadly Derelict Ship Mission!
Flying Frog's Next Big Thing Event - On Gen Con Friday, Jason and Scott revealed the next project for Flying Frog Productions, "Shadows of Brimstone: Forbidden Fortress", a third Core Set for Shadows of Brimstone. This time, the action starts in castles and temples of feudal Japan instead of the mines of the Old West. The Other World featured on the reverse side of the game boards is the infamous 'Belly of the Beast' which many of you may remember as an elusive stretch goal which was never unlocked in the KS.
Forbidden Fortress can be played as a stand-alone game or combined with all of the Shadows of Brimstone product line for massive adventures. As some members of the Flying Frog team have finished the last of their Brimstone work, they have moved on to the Forbidden Fortress, so we were able to show off some miniatures, illustrations, and room tiles for both Japan and the Belly of the Beast as part of the preview. Forbidden Fortress will be launched as a new Kickstarter project this Fall, after the last of the original Brimstone KS material development is complete. More details about this in a future update.
Trederran Trench War Mega Event - On Gen Con Saturday, Jason ran a massive mega-event called Trederran Trench War where heroes grabbed their six-shooters and headed into the trenches of Trederra.
They faced off against Legionnaires, Mutants, Grenadiers, Lieutenants and all of the horrors of the battlefield like toxic clouds and land mines! They got caught up in a struggle between two warring Trederran factions, the Union and the Royal Foundry, and had to find the Doomsday device (we sculpted and 3D printed a special game model of the Doomsday Device for the event!) and shut it down before it detonated.
In the end, two ornery Prospectors surrounded by mutants, used their pick axes to deliver the final blow! It was great fun and all players walked away with cool prizes based on experience!
Shadows of Brimstone Painting Contest - Last year, we held our first Shadows of Brimstone painting contest and it was a blast! So, we did it again this year and had even more amazing entries. You can bet we'll do this again next year!
PAX West Pick Up
It seems hard to believe, but PAX West in Seattle, WA is almost upon us! If you're coming to PAX West (AKA "PAX Prime"), please come see us at the Flying Frog booth (#130) in the Main Exhibit Hall. Just like Gen Con, we are doing two pick up options at the show:
Option #1 Big Box of Stuff - We can process your Pledge in advance and load it into the booth at PAX West for an in-person Pick Up. It will include everything that we have ready up to this point. You must pre-register for this in advance and we will need to charge a $10 registration fee. This pre-registration will close on August 30th or when we run out of the limited slots available (about 50 backers). At the time of pick up, you will have the option to purchase missing enemies to complete your OtherWorld:Trederra Expansion and Flesh Stalker and Flesh Drones Deluxe Enemy Pack (see last update for more info).
Option #2 OtherWorld: Trederra - No pre-registration necessary. If you are a Kickstarter Backer who is slated to receive OtherWorld:Trederra (Minecart Pledge or as an Add-On to an Outlaw Pledge), you can pick up this Deluxe Expansion. At the time of pick up, you will have the option to purchase missing enemies to complete your OtherWorld:Trederra Expansion.
Well, that's it for now. We hope to see many of you at PAX West next week. Be sure to stop by the booth and say hi!
Scott and Jason