Wednesday, October 31, 2012

4eX 36

 I know a lot of you have downloaded the PNG's for the characters. I just wanted to let you know I will be resizing them to the correct size whenever I have time, so if you plan on printing them you might want to hold off.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

4eX 35

4eX 34

more previews.

So, Arise was designed for cities of gold and I really liked the idea, so we held it back for the next set, so that we could make a line of actions all of the same theme.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

4eX 33

Possibly my favourite card in the set =D

Saturday, October 27, 2012

4eX 32

more actions o.o
Two cards that don't like each other.

Friday, October 26, 2012

4eX 31


Nothing new atm. Still typesetting =D

here are some more actions 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

4eX 30

Here are some fighter action.
For those that download these, you will notice these are the size of normal cards. I will go back and double the size of all the characters when I have time.


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

4eX 29

Last of the Free Kingdoms. =)

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Download Section

I have updated the Downloads section with picture files of all of the characters.

Please see if it works for you and that you can download things...also, you should not be able to delete or edit things ^^

I have also made a PDF of the Free Kingdoms. If anyone has experience with making PDF's of cards to print out that would be helpful.  I have printed out cards and I know that 8 will fit on a sheet of paper, but my printer seems unable to print more than 4 pages per sheet =(

Monday, October 22, 2012


So 3 tournaments with Ol' Jack happened this weekend and it sounds like he was well received. Which is good.

Previews should start up regularly again by the end of the week.

Also again, if you are having a tournament and haven't let me know, please do so. Otherwise I am waiting until the second shipment gets in to ship cards out so I don't have to do this twice.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

4eX 28

Last of the elvess.

I really like elves that punish your opponent for killing them

Elves have a sniper =3

Friday, October 19, 2012

4eX 27


I think it's been a few days. I apologize.  It's been kinda hectic and I forgot to blog =3
As I said, it's been busy so I am not as far a long on typesetting as I should be. I will catch up next week on actions. Until then, I shall finish off the character previews.

Here are some dwarfs. Unfortunately, it's hard to tell their value (or lack of) without seeing the cards they summon ;p

Tempered Gargoyle is a remake of an old card really, even using the same picture. Just instead of attaching the gargoyle as an armor, it summons an armor. 

Similar to Sigurdur in giving out axes...the axes he gives out are not as good as Sigurdur's because he is not as high level a blacksmith.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Cards arrived!

Good news and bad news. Mostly good.

The Halloween Overlord Challenge cards arrived today so I will start shipping them out soon.

They look pretty good. A bit glossier than normal cards but not too much. The bad news is I overcompensated on the bleed of the print so while the physical card is the right size, the artwork of the card is a bit smaller than your normal card. It won't effect deck building at least.

Also, I forgot to make the items level text black, so the number is white =(.
Looks weird but overall everything is playable ^^ 

Monday, October 15, 2012



So apparently the cards have shipped and they are scheduled to get in tomorrow =)

Sunday, October 14, 2012

4eX 26

And here is the last Deverenian to be spoiled.  One of the things I wanted in 4eXtended and had been working toward in 4th was that all factions have the option of a defensive start and 2hp level 2 characters. It is not needed in all environments, but sometimes the blitz element get's so fast that other deck types can't survive without having a start dedicated to defense.

And here are the last of the Mercenaries.  You will see some summoning cards for both.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

4eX 25

I like level five characters, even in factions that supposedly can't bring them out. Every faction can bring them out if that's what you want to do, although some factions certainly do have a harder time doing so.  One of my goals is to have level 5 characters worth bringing out (well, I would prefer every card worth playing >.>).  Sometimes level fives especially just aren't worth the resources necessary to use them.  I hope that all of the ones in this set are worth it (if you choose to to do so).

Anyway, here is Cordeos Reborn

Friday, October 12, 2012

4eX 24

The majority of the characters have been previewed and this marks the last of the Nothrogs.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

4eX 23

 More cleric actions!

Curse of Thorns doesn't have a druid bonus because there isn't any room on the card :P

And there is always meta when a new theme takes place.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

4eX 22

Tired -_-

This is one of the first character pairs I wrote when coming up with the theme for the current set, to kind of set the tone.   Also I just wanted a crazy insect daemon that made other insect daemons.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

No preview today

Been busy. As I said, I put the order for the cards out yesterday. Hopefully they get here in a reasonable time.

I was gonna order something else with them but artscow has INCREDIBLY HIGH shipping costs. It's not bad if you are ordering a couple of things for yourself, but when ordering things for a dozen people..well...the shipping for the order was more than the actual order ^^

So, I am looking for somewhere other than artscow to make the next batch of cards. Unfortunately, everywhere I have found either has a much higher minimum number of cards needed to be printed, is in hong kong, or has a crappy webpage.  Feel free to send any leads if you have em

Also, I changed the poll and based on it, might make another bulk order. With shirts, the price actually goes down the more you order, unlike artscow ^_^

Monday, October 8, 2012

Order sent


Just a quick note to say the order has been sent out, so don't send me money for a kit anymore.

4eX 21

So, the majority of the characters in this set have been spoiled by now so I wanted to take the time to talk about one of the aspects of the game this set explores. I don't have a cool word for it, but basically, every character comes with a survival potential and threat potential. The higher level the character, the higher both of these are, and when one raises above the average, the other lowers, or some other balance is added.

So on average, a level 5 character has 3 hp, around 16 ac and a threat of 2-3 wounds. Plus an ability of some sort. Sometimes its movement, sometimes it's extra wounds or ranged strikes. The balance is difficult because of abilities, but all in all, their survivability and threat is often higher than the sum of their stats.

So, take a look at the level 5 rogue (Aisiat) previewed yesterday.  He is about average threat and higher survivability because of his stealth. However, if he uses his spend react, he goes from a net 3hp to 4 and each one of those characters gains stealth. His threat potential increases as well, especially in the tempo department since the rebellious enter in the front rank.

So, it might be obvious, it might just seem obvious. It's just something I wanted to explore in game design, but while the survivability and threat of Aisiat may seem to increase, that is not always the case. Some decks deal well with masses but not with a single powerful character, and vice versa. So choosing when to use Aisiats spend order and when not to is important.

I kinda digressed, I'm just typing, not gonna edit. Anyway, the key point of the design theme is that a character is worth so much survivability and threat based on level and abilities, but that survivability and threat do not have to remain tied to that character after they enter play, and while it may seem logical more characters are better, that is not always the case. Sometimes they are and sometimes a few solid characters are better than many weaker characters, even if their over HP are equal.\

It doesn't really sound that deep after typing it, but I took the time to so you guys get to read it ^_^

Also here's a preview. It's not a character this time

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Deadline extension

So, I have just spent a good 2 hours working on getting the order ready. Trying to line things up right and all that. Hopefully everything turns out well =)

Anyway, I have decided to make the order tomorrow, since I  will be going to bed fairly soon and some people might have been waiting til the last minute. So, I will make the order tomorrow (monday) around 6 pm central time. You have until then.

If anyone is curious, current number of kits being ordered is I really hope they turn out well =D

Halloween Overlord Finished pic

For those of you interested, here is the finished pic for the Halloween Overlord donated by Lamplight Studios =)

4eX 20

Just a reminder that if you want the Halloween cards today is the last day to chip in.

Also here's a preview

Saturday, October 6, 2012



Half of the people who have pitched in for the tournament kits have not followed instructions. One such person even failed to give me his address. Maybe he just wanted to donate, but I doubt.

Follow the instructions!

Thank you

Still only characters. I have had to slow down a bit on typesetting due to creating the Halloween Overlord stuff.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

4eX 18

More previews!
I am super busy though, so not many words.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Halloween Overlord


I will, tomorrow, be making a page with full information, but I wanted to get this out as soon as possible because the time frame is very limited.

I was asked to create a Halloween Overlord for a certain event, with the asker supplying the art. I said I would but I wanted all of the Warlord community to be able to take part in it, not just that persons venue. That was about a week ago and Halloween is not far off.

So as I said, I tomorrow night I will get a page up with all the information, but I will post a summary now.
I will be printing out the cards from Artscow.  I have looked around and not find anyone that suited my needs better, however they are located in hongkong (every place i found that had what I needed was in hong kong >.>)  Anyway, so there is the possibility of delayed shipping and such, but its the best I found.

Anyway, I will be sorting the cards as 8 person tournament kits and collecting money for them via paypal. A tournament kit will have 3 overlords, 12 participation prizes, 4 top 4 prizes, and 1 of each for the organizer.
For 22 cards total.
I am estimating 20 dollars for a kit, shipping included.

I want to STRESS (so much so that its all caps, italicized, bolded and commented on!) that this is not a business and I am not making a profit on this. This is a person collecting money to make a group order.

However, I am overestimating costs because I simply cannot afford to underestimate (I am flat broke). If I end up with extra money after everything is printed, shipped to me, then shipped to you, it will be saved for other Warlord projects, such as buying art or tables at gencon. 

Also, it needs to be said, that since I am not a business, if all the cards are lost at sea, I can't refund anyone. As mentioned before, flat broke.  So, if you don't trust me for whatever reason, don't go in on it.

Now, as I said, very short time frame. I will get a page up detailing costs and how to get it to me, what info I need, etc, tomorrow night. I will be putting the order into Artscow Sunday night/Monday morning. Leaving you guys 3 days to decide if you want this.  Which is why I am posting this now. If your TO doesn't keep up with things, let them know now so they can get ready.

Because, as I said, shipping form Hong Kong. I am doing the expensive shipping which should take 4-6 days turn around, and then I have to ship it to everyone with a week or so turn around, which means if we are lucky, everyone will get it this month >.>

and some pictures, cus we like those

Something wicked this way comes....


I will have more details either later today or tomorrow, but for now, I leave you with this....
(It's not quite finished but I like it enough to show it to you)  ^___^

4eX 17

So, non-characters will be previewed pretty soon, either end of the week or next week.
Until then, here is a sub-theme of the set that I thought was missing from 4e.