Saturday, September 17, 2016

5150 Trusted Aliens

Excerpted from the Department of Home Security: "Making Us Stronger"

"Being spread over three of the Nine Rings, Gaea Prime has come into contact with hundreds of Xenoforms (referred to as Aliens). To catalog all of them would take years but for those hoping to get an idea of the roles that these Aliens play in the 5150 Universe, let's begin with the term Trusted Alien.

Trusted Alien status means different things to different people. To many it means advancement towards Gaea Prime Citizenship, while to some malcontents it represents a sell out to all things Gaea Prime.

When a Race reaches Trusted Alien status, its members can travel anywhere in Gaea Prime space in relative safety. Trusted Aliens have demonstrated positive and peaceful behavior and an ability to get along with other Races. Just as not all Basics are law-abiding and peaceful, the same applies to Trusted Aliens. But in Gaea's infinite wisdom, she judges all on an individual basis, as does the Gaea Prime government.

 Trusted Aliens are an important and integral part of Gaea Prime society and have contributed to the greatness of the whole. We welcome Trusted Aliens and so should you!"

Here's a peek at some of the aliens that are in 5150: New Hope City PI and the upcoming 5150: Back Alleys, Bright Lights

Buardeem -

   Buardeem are generally encountered in service industries. They are culinary masters and great restaurateurs.

Fezglok -

  Fezglok are found in many different professions, notably those that require manual labor, although sometimes they are members of the criminal element.

Geenx -

  Geenx are a small, but agile and dexterous species, and are most often found in professions that make best use of agility and dexterity.

Lerksah -

  Lerksah are a highly logical species that will be found mostly in technical and business related professions. Being extremely serious minded beings, they have a strong dislike for children.

Munjar -

  Munjar (Munjarii) are not the brightest bulbs in the lamp, but they are strong and hardy beings, found mostly in professions requiring hard manual labor.

Nonne -

  Nonne are short in stature yet have a giant ego, and are the epitome of arrogance. Nonne are found in a wide variety of professions.

Orabel -

  Orabel are a somewhat timid species, yet they are some of the shrewdest business-beings and hagglers in the Nine Rings.

Tip-Tip Glom -

  Tip-Tip Glom are a quite dexterous and nimble species that is hard to get the drop on. They are found in several different professions, from the legitimate to the criminal.

Vangore -

  Vangore are brusque, short-tempered and powerfully muscular, luckily they aren't very agile. Vangore are found mostly in professions requiring hard labor.

All of the above alien miniatures are available from Zombiesmith, in their Airlock 7 Docking Level 12 line.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

"Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" - The long wait is almost over...

Great news for all you Lovecraft fans - Lovecraft's Revenge will be released early next month!

I myself am really looking forward to getting my hands on a copy! Time to start buying Cthulhu minis!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Update: What's been occupying me the past couple of months

I know that I haven't been posting a lot on this blog for the past couple of months, but there is a good reason why - I have an ongoing painting commission for Ed, The Two Hour Wargames Guy. He has several terrain pieces that need to be painted for MilleniumCon in November, plus I'm about to start painting figures for the con too. The photos represent a small portion of what I have been working on; I've completed quite a bit that aren't shown, plus I've got more pieces incoming -

Stuff to be primed

A closer look

Stuff to be reprimed and repainted

First batch of figures

Some of the figures

I really love painting, so this has been great for me, plus it helps me hone my skills. Not to say I haven't been gaming, but I do pretty much every week with Ed. I'm also helping to playtest some of the newer supplements that are soon to be released.

I will try and write some regular gaming posts soon.