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I had someone suggest that I add this as a level, so I'm doing so.
I make robots. In fact, I got into the mecha genre because of Gundam Wing's lovely model kits. Over the years, I've gotten significantly better at this. Now, I do my own custom parts and paint jobs.
So, if you're interested in backing at this level, you'll get a robot. A few facts about the robot you'll get:
1) It'll likely be a 1/100 model from one of the various Gundam lines. Mostly because they're accessible and available for me easily. A 1/100 kit ends up being about six to eight inches, depending on the specific model.
2) Yours will be one-of-a-kind. If you're interested in a specific paint scheme, that's cool. Otherwise, I will take it upon myself to do something completely unique. If you want to make color requests, I can accommodate. I can do metallic, mirrored, and pearlescent finishes. I can do limited stenciling. I can also do battle damage and weathering.
3) It'll take a little bit. I'm limiting this to five people because each is two or three days of work. If you're international, expect your dice shipment to come when your robot comes. Otherwise, I'm hurting myself on shipping. If it's domestic, I'll send the dice when I get them, and the robot when I'm finished. I'm not going to give a specific date quote on these; it depends on how many I get. I can't do more than, say, one every two weeks. So they'll be staggered a bit. I expect to have them all out by October.
4) The kit will probably be fully poseable. I won't make guarantees, though. Depending on the specific kit, and the level of customization I do, it might be slightly limited in mobility. But I guarantee it'll look pretty awesome on your mantle. It will NOT be a toy. I would not recommend excessive play. Posing is fine. But even though I'll do a solid finish on the paint job, you can still wear and scratch it without trying hard. Think of a car's paint job. It's not actually that hard to scratch it. But on something this big, even small scratches will look pronounced.
5) This isn't specifically an ADX thing. I can style a robot after one of our ADX Titans, but it won't be an exact replica. This is just a piece of David Hill artwork that nobody else in the world has.
Below, you can find a few pictures of my previous custom work.
Not really? Filamena and I are professionals. We've done this before. We'll do it again. Collectively, we've worked on well over 50 RPG projects.
The thing is, this is what we do. It's our job. We aren't "part-time developers". We don't come home from a long day at work and sneak in a few words here and there. We're going to be putting in 10-12 hour days, 6-7 days a week. We'll probably do a few minor freelance projects on the side. But in my experience, these actually help because they let us decompress and shift gears for a day or two.
Also? We need to sell books at Gen Con. This is a fact of life for us. Gen Con is an enormous convention, and it'll account for a significant percentage of our annual income. If we don't have them to sell, we're out. The landlord and the electric company don't take "we missed our deadline" as an excuse. So we're going to have these books in August. I'm projecting we'll have them to backers in July. But as mentioned, there are always factors outside our control, and I have plenty of buffer space.
On the logistics side of things: The game's designed. We're in full production. Since we're working with Fate, most of the really hard work's already done. We're putting icing on a really awesome cake that someone else baked.
We work in a sort of unique way for the RPG industry, in that we concurrently handle art direction, writing, layout, and editing. I feel that it makes for a more cohesive product.
Last year, we did have a really bad situation, a robbery. It fucked us pretty hardcore. We still finished our books by summer release, we just weren't able to ship them. That was unfortunate. We're still trying to recover from it; it destroyed our life. We had to borrow money to pay our rent. But that's the kind of thing that's completely out of our hands. It was impossible for us to have known.
We've worked all over. We keep getting hired. That should tell you, we're very serious about our work. #ADX is going to happen this summer. We'd love for you to be part of that.Last updated:
The setting anthology, the New Titan Report Anthology, is a series of alternate settings and rules hacks for Fate mecha stories.
If you back at the PDF level, you get the core ADX book for $10. If you pay $20, you get the setting anthology. The setting anthology will be bigger than the core ADX book.Last updated:
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