Oct 252015
 

normandieShadows Over Normandie

$69.99

 

A few weeks after D-Day, a U.S. Ranger Company lost in Normandie has to confront the terrifying power of the Nazis’ Cult of the Black Sun. Allied with an ancient Deep Ones tribe, the Cult of the Black Sun is preparing a dark ceremony to summon the great Cthulhu.

 

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Aug 092015
 

At Gen Con I had the chance to catch up with Scott Hill from Flying Frog Productions.  We chatted for about an hour so I broke it down into three parts.  This part we talk about the history of the frog, the philosophy of their business model and the story behind their name.

In Part 2 We focus on Shadows of Brimstone.

In Part three we talk about everything else the frog has to offer, Dark Gothic, their approach to game design – standards, and future releases.

I look forward to many great things from the “Frog”.

Aug 052015
 

In this interview with Erik Mona we talk about the Occult Adventure book and the Paizo approach to “psionics”, many releases, the Village of Sandpoint by Miniature Building Authority, Kids Track at Gen Con, how to stay creative,  Dynamite and the next comic book series, and Inner Sea Races.  There is a lot of information in this interview!

Thanks Erik, it’s always a pleasure talking to you.

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Jul 262015
 

As part of Con survival week I’ve decided to share with you one of my favorite recipes for an energy/protein bar.  This Chocolate Cherry bare is simple to make and is far healthy for you than thos things you would by at your gas station.

It has a balance of protein, carbs, and fat that is just about right for me when I’m on the move or when I go longer between meals than I should.

I hope to see you at Gen Con, and I have to thank all of my kickstarter backers for inspiring me to make this happen it was a lot of fun.

Jul 222015
 
WARPO RETURNS TO GEN CON WITH LEGENDS OF CTHULHU 

Slew of Activities includes All-Star Cthulhu Summit with Live Séance for the Ghost of H.P. Lovecraft, Cthulhu Costumed Character, Prizes and More!

CHICAGO, IL (July 22, 2015): Last year, Team Warpo attended Gen Con having just completed their successful Kickstarter to create the retro action figure line, Legends of Cthulhu, which has now become truly legendary. This year, Warpo returns to Gen Con as a proud recipient of Gen Con’s Marketing Fellowship, with a booth filled with Cthulhu activities and the critically acclaimed Legends of Cthulhu action figures, and as host of the epic Cthulhu All-Stars Summit, which will culminate in a live séance for the ghost of H.P. Lovecraft.

Warpo, along with co-sponsor Paizo, has assembled some of the industry’s leading Cth-experts to host the first Cthulhu All-Stars Summit, taking place Saturday at Noon in Paizo seminar room #233. Join moderators Paizo creative director James Jacobs and Warpo president Bryan Katzel, along with Sandy Petersen, Kenneth Hite, and occult expert Brandon Hodge, as they discuss the impact of H.P. Lovecraft’s stories and characters on popular culture and their work. The panel will hold some fantastic surprises, prizes, and will culminate with a live séance conducted by Brandon Hodge to entice Lovecraft himself to join the festivities.

Gen Con attendees will want to visit the Warpo booth (#2939 in the Exhibit Hall), where they will be greeted by the mighty Cthulhu himself, get their picture taken in front of the giant photo wall than puts them inside their own action figure packaging, and collect all four free daily Legends of Cthulhu buttons. Gen Con fans will also get their first look at the new 12” Cthulhu Standard Edition, 12” Cthulhu Glow in the Dark Edition, and the Legends of Cthulhu Collector Club Kit, all of which will be on display in the Warpo booth, and the full line of Legends of Cthulhu 3.75” action figures and select Kickstarter premiums, such as the LoC coloring book and posters, will be available for purchase.

Warpo’s costumed Cthulhu will be making his way around Gen Con, as well as hanging out in the Warpo booth, providing an opportunity for fans to take and post a pic to social media, with the hashtag #CthulhuIsComing. One lucky winner will be chosen from the social media feeds each day to win one of the Signature Series Legends of Cthulhu figures, and in the final drawing on Saturday, a chance to win the one-of-a-kind 12” Cthulhu Glow in the Dark Edition prototype. Winner must be present at the Warpo booth at the time of the drawing.

Gen Con, North America’s largest hobby gaming convention, takes place in Indianapolis, IN July 30 – August 2, 1015.

Legends of Cthulhu retro action figures are available at BigBadToyStore, Think Geek, comic book stores, and in toy and hobby shops nationwide.

Jun 012015
 

YashimaYashima: Legend of the Kami Masters

$39.95

 

A long time ago the Kami, spirit protectors of the world, were unknown to all but those who practiced Shinto. Then, a cataclysmic event nearly destroyed us all. What was salvaged from the wreckage were people who could see Kami and bond with them. This power, combined with elite training in schools of martial arts, lead to powerful clans fighting against the chaos. But what happened when the darkness was defeated? The strongest fighters bonded with their Kami are destined to repeat the past in a battle for honor and domination!

 

Yashima, Legend of the Kami Masters is a card-driven miniatures game where each player customizes their deck in a free-for-all or team based showdown to be the last one standing! It includes four characters and four Kami, each with their own deck of cards. Each character has their own high-detail miniature.

 

2-4 players

Ages 14+

45 minute play time

Sep 302014
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
8c2e0cf3-65cf-4412-b400-5e7054238883WARPO RELEASES FIRST LOOK AT UNPAINTED PRODUCTION SAMPLES OF LEGENDS OF CTHULHU RETRO ACTION FIGURES

CHICAGO, IL (September 30, 2014): Indie toy company Warpo is thrilled to share today a first-look at the forthcoming Legends of Cthulhu (LoC) retro action figure line. These images represent the four Legends of Cthulhu figures – Spawn of Cthulhu, The Deep One, The Professor, and The Cultist, as well as the Kickstarter Exclusives High Priest and Conjured Cthulhu – in their unpainted form from the factory. These images are early production sneak-peeks, and not the final product.

Legends of Cthulhu was funded via Kickstarter in June 2014, raising the initial funds in just three days. The retro action figures are currently available for pre-order through Diamond Comic Distributors at your local comic book store, as well as through Big Bad Toy Store, and will be available at retail January 2015.

Legends of Cthulhu is a retro-styled, 3.75” action figure line, the first based on the iconic characters of H.P. Lovecraft and created by sculptor Eddy Mosqueda (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Masters of the Universe), and artist Ken Kelly (Micronauts, Manglor Mountain, KISS’ Destroyer album cover), the pioneers of the look and feel of beloved action figures from the 1970s and 1980s, to bring Legends of Cthulhu to life.

About Warpo
Founded in 2013 by avid collectors and toy industry veterans Bryan Katzel, Eric LeFeber and Tommy Baldwin, Warpo is Making Yesterday’s Toys, high-quality collectible toys with a a distinct retro look and feel. Taking an artisanal approach of “method manufacturing”, Warpo’s debut product line, Legends of Cthulhu launched with a Kickstarter in June 2014, and the company’s future releases include action figures, plush, playsets, and more. For more information, visit warpo.com.

 

Aug 072014
 

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Paizo tiny logoPaizo Inc. returns as a co-sponsor of Gen Con 2014 with a slew of new releases for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, Pathfinder Tales, and exciting new licensed products! Members of the design team are available for interviews, including Publisher Erik Mona, Creative Director James Jacobs, Editor in Chief Wes Schneider, and Senior Editor James Sutter.

 

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Jan 012014
 

In this Flip Through Matt walks you through some of the cooler creatures in Pathfinder’s Bestiary 4.  He Chats a little bit on the Nosferatu, Cthulhu, Grendel, Kaiju, and the Formians.  In the process of page surfing Matt tries not to spoil things too much, but he does share a more detail than normal on some of the classic creatures in this book.

I am quite happy with the Bestiary 4.   Especially the Formians, I’m so impressed with them they have earned a  home in my very own campaign world.

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Oct 242013
 

Matt caught up with Lester Smith Con on the Cob 2013.  We chat about his current writing projects ( Cthulhu Haiku II and Mythos Madness) and the games he has created.   I have to admit this interview is much more of a conversation.  Lester is so easy to chat with and share things it was almost like we were having a glass of wine chatting about old times. You can catch his kickstarter here.

More interviews from Con on the Cob will be coming soon.