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Update #21

Third Behemoth Unit

So earlier this week we announced a third behemoth unit ... and here are the concept sketches:

The gnomes of Torn are a very rare race; very few of them are seen about the world. Those that do exist are fixated with developing their life's dream: an invention to beat all inventions. Something that will indelibly place them into the annals of time. Every gnome chases a different dream, a different device, many spend decades tinkering with pieces, parts and gadgets all related to that masterwork creation. And so enters "Moriarty's Bell." This is a gnomish clockwork assault platform.

The initial sketches are done, now we'll go into final artwork and add the gnomes. . Imagine steam engines, metal crab arms, rivets, levers, more steam engines, wheels, and gnome spellcasters hurling random magic from the gantry. From the top something called a "Ploozmoo" belches forth violent magical energies, and down below Moriarty himself sits on his control platform, wrestling this contraption into the fray. With wild hair, a "British" pith hat upon his head, hussar jacket flapping open about his torso, and wild mustache perched under bulging eyes.

Ladies and gents, I announce to you: "Moriarty's Bell." From a game perspective this will be a "Assault Behemoth" (called an Assault Platform). It will have two spell casters on the gantry and a wild gnomish spell-belcher (called a Ploozmoo). It will have the advantage of range, and the ability to attach spells to the unit (unheard of for assault types). But it will have the disadvantage of the ranged attacks and melee attacks being weaker than normal, and ... well ... this is gnomish ... if the ranged attacks miss during a round, it will take the entire of the next round to fix the problem, and if the melee attacks miss, then Moriarty's Bell actually hurts itself. We cannot wait to show you the concept artwork (and final artwork!) on this one. 

We will add it as an add-on when the artwork is in and final.

It will be $40 - same as the other two behemoths - but we will be offering a "set of all 3 behemoths" at a reduced price.

And there's the whole no shipping thing, of course ;)

~ Natalya

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      Creator Tor Gaming on March 22, 2013

      Awesome, Guess I will need the 'one of all three' bundles.... Except, I want more than one of each!!

      Is it possible to play just behemoths in one side?!?!?

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      Creator Natalya Alyssa Faden on March 22, 2013

      @Patrick LOL, MU STOMPER GO SMUSH!

      @Katie - lol, thank you!

      @ozoli - I love that as well, concept through to final, through to sculpting/modelling ... even the artists love watching the process go through.

      @Roger yes certain details are missing off ht esketch (including the gnomes themselves!) the artist just wanted to dial in the basic shape, structure and such :)

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      Creator Roger Bunting on March 22, 2013

      Love it. I love steampunk, I love this game, I love contraptions that are unpredictable in a game (hence one of the reasons why I have a certain ratman army from another game). The only thing with this initial sketch is there appears no way to see how the legs are powered. The structures are there but no cable, pistons or whatever.

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      Creator Falk Kalamorz on March 22, 2013

      OMG YES!

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      Creator ozoli on March 22, 2013

      Wow! This is just AWESOME!!! Can't wait to see the design progress.

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      Creator Katie on March 22, 2013

      i am getting me one of these for sure...or many we will see...love the name Ploozmoo - hehehe

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      Creator Patrick Jones on March 21, 2013

      I upped my pledge in anticipation of the set of 3 behemoths. If I underestimated the price, so be it... I'll raise it again when announced. If I overestimated the price, I'm pretty sure I can find something else to put the money toward. After all, those Mu aren't going to kill themselves. (Technically, I guess they could, but it wouldn't make for much of a game.)

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      Creator Natalya Alyssa Faden on March 21, 2013

      Exactly Arthur, exactly ... and that what we wanted to be able to get to .. the sort of bulk-rate volume of boxes going to a central location. Tor Gaming made that happen, because they're going to be that central shipping point for us and the entire EU.

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      Creator Arthur K on March 21, 2013

      That's brilliant! For the money I save from the shipping how could I afford not to get that new behemoth! That piece will even make a very cool terrain piece as a tower of some sort for my other game system.

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      Creator Natalya Alyssa Faden on March 21, 2013

      Arthur - it's cool man, really it is. We crunched some numbers and here's the deal. Firstly, I'm already into this for a good chunk of change out of my personal stash, so in for a penny, in for a pound. Secondly, the big component here is that we can ship enbulk to England and Tor Gaming will ship to the rest of the EU on our behalf. When we do it that way our shipping costs are comparable to us shipping within the USA.

      There will be some far-flung countries (NZ, AUS, etc), and on those particular shipments we might break even or lose a little, BUT it's not like we have 1,000 NZ based backers to foot the bill for, so we can handle that.

      There's also a little room for error here. There's enough built into the pledge levels and the add-on fees to cover the shipment aspect, so we feel pretty good that at this stage we can make this happen and everyone ends up happy.

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      Creator Arthur K on March 21, 2013

      Wow free shipping worldwide! That is awesome, but those cost quite a bit (not trying to tell you how to run business), it is very generous of you but I don't wanna see your resources being spread too thin for all those free stuff you are giving out (the point of kickstarter is you don't have to put up with a lot of your own money but it appears that you will have to put a lot of your own money into the tooling and now shipping, which sort of defeat the purpose of ks). Not that I am complaining for more free stuff ^:^

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      Creator Darksteed on March 21, 2013

      Multiples...that soooo.....AWESOME!!!

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      Creator Natalya Alyssa Faden on March 21, 2013

      @Arthur ... next announcement is going to announce free shipping worldwide. watch this space.

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      Creator Natalya Alyssa Faden on March 21, 2013

      Yes, absolutely. I think this has suddenly taken 1st place for the things Natalya would like to field a small army of.

      Can you imagine how incredibly sexy looking 3 or 4 of these would be on the gaming table, all painted up, bases and such? PLEASE!

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      Creator Arthur K on March 21, 2013

      No shipping thing? have I missed something?

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      Creator Darksteed on March 21, 2013

      Wow! Looks complex. Can you field more then one of these at a time?

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