State of the Gemhammer Spring 2017:
Pax, a New Addition, and a Kickstarter
Good Afternoon You Wonderful Internet People!
It's been a little while since we posted in our blog so I thought I'd jump in and give you all a little update on whats going on in the world of Gemhammer.
Our trip to PAX East
As many of you may know, we made our first appearance at the Penny Arcade Exposition: East. Conveniently located about 5 miles from our front door, it seemed like the perfect opportunity for our first PAX. Wielding the fabled Gemhammer Hammer (Gemmy) and the Dice of Mystery we journeyed through a convention center filled to the brim with challenging puzzles and malicious monsters. in the end we came out victorious, we sold some dice, played some games and partied hard. We also met our first WIP IRL (Wonderful Internet Person, In Real Life).
We had a great time and we expect to be doing more of these shows as we reach a larger audience. If you know of any good gaming conventions in your area that you'd love to see the gemhammer gents at, shoot us an email and who knows, you might get to see Gemmy for yourself!
Our Newest Addition
Shortly following our return from PAX our latest edition came in from the manufacturer. It was a custom order so it won't be available for all you hammer heads out there, but since it's been occupying all of my time for the last two months and distracting me from the blog, I thought I would show off a little bit.
On March 18th, Katie and I had out first child. His name is Scott, and this little monster has been our #1 focus ever since. Scott has a challenge rating of 0, his size is tiny, and his alignment is Chaotic Neutral. He has a natural bite attack that does zero damage but makes the target moist, and can cast stinking cloud every 6 rounds.
With things starting to settle down from Scott's arrival, and the fact that he's sleeping through the night (almost), we've been able to finish up on one of our pet projects and get it ready for you dear consumers. So without further ado...
The Compendium of Wild Beasts
Coming soon to a Kickstarter near you, The Compendium of Wild Beasts will give you 100 animals in card form for your druid, ranger, summoner, and your favorite DM. We will have a version for both 3.5 and 5th edition, as well as a small expansion of an additional 20 cards. Our 5th edition expansion offers 20 brand new animals that we feel will make a great addition to any arsenal of animal adversaries and associates.
Joe and I have a few short details to work out on this guy, but once we do, we'll be sending out promo decks and sharing the Kickstarter page with some of our favorite press people. Once they've had a chance to look over the cards and the project, we'll be launching the Kickstarter for the general public. Baring all out disaster on our end, you can expect to see this Kickstarter going live before the end of June.
We have several other projects that we plan on launching in the coming months that you can read about in previous blog posts. Those haven't gone away, they'll just take a little longer to get here than expected. More news to come soon, have a good afternoon and we'll see you next time.