AT LAST! THE LULU'S! (Unveiled, but not quite yet unlocked...)
We have just passed the $450,000 mark, and this deserves something special!
So for this milestone, this week-end, we are unveiling the Lulu's, opening a Paypal option, enhancing the higher pledge levels with additional free stuff, and by popular demand, announcing a new higher tier reward level which will be launched Monday, complete with Early Bird Specials!!!
So stay tuned for more updates, beginning with this one:
At last, unveiling the Lulu's!
(Unlock will follow later this week)
Life is not easy for the Jailbirds...
They are constantly on the run, fighting for their survival.
And in their wake follow all kinds of fugitives and survivors.
Many of them are very young, lost children who don't have a home anymore, or who never had one...
Why did we create the Lulu's?
There were several things that made us want to do the Lulu's. From the very beginning of Raging Heroes, we envisioned a female faction for Fantasy Games that would be made of a religious sisterhood protecting orphans and other stray children. For various reasons, this project has been on the backburner for quite some time. But it came back to the forefront when we started working on our Science-Fiction minis. That's when we decided to do a Sci-Fi version of this Sisterhood army, which will be called the Sisters of Eternal Mercy. If you've followed our blog, you probably already know that this particular army is planned for a future Kickstarter...
But when we began working on the Toughest Girls of the Galaxy project, one of our intentions was to create many types of feminine characters... If you look at the entire range of the Toughest Girls of the Galaxy, you'll see that while many of them are 20-something warriors, more mature characters are also represented, not to mention the matriarch Baba Yaga. And with the Jailbird Division came images from Mad Max 3 with their army of small children who somehow incarnate hope in a world that is in complete turmoil and decay.
For us, it was obvious that the Jailbirds would come to cross the path of many survivors and runaways, and that some of them would be children.
And we particularly like the idea that even amidst a world of ruins, a bunch of small kids could still grow up and create a better future for themselves and for mankind.
Of course, there's also a Peter Pan element, with children opposing Captain Hook and the grim prospects of adulthood... And a bit of the French tradition of the Poulbots, these stray children who used to live in the streets of Paris at the turn of the twentieth century.
In the end, we felt that these little characters bring with them poetry, warmth and innocence in an otherwise dark universe.
Who they are and how they fit in the game...
The Lulu's are a patch of stray little girls who have become the protégés of the apparently emotion-less One-Shot Blondie.
The little girls worship their hero and always try to emulate her, following her wherever she goes.
But Blondie always keeps them safe, never letting them come near violent action.
And to make sure they are not tempted by real weapons, she has equipped them with inoffensive dart guns that she crafted herself...
Of course, we don't want them to be part of the fights on the battlefield.
So we decided that in-game, the Lulu's will have very specific capabilities.
No one will be able to target them, and they will be virtually indestructible.
They won't be able to inflict any damage to anyone but they will distract enemy focus, and/or create safe zones around them for the Jailbirds.