Thursday, May 22, 2008


There's nothing I dislike more in the world than an idiot... OK, I lied. I absolutely hate when I'm an idiot.

AND.... my previous post proves just that.

Seems that I ranted a bitched before doing my homework. So I have to eat crow and apologize to all the companies (and especially Rackham and Pulp City (Monsters)) who I pointed out did not offer 8.5 x 11" documents but instead offered A4.

Seems the printer was at fault and not the document size. Actually reducing to fit on the Xerox looked like crap while the color HP laser printer printed just fine.

So I apologize for the rant and for picking on both Rackham and Pulp Monsters. Seems I'm an idiot.



Ok, I try to be as positive as I can be on my blog. But there's something I just have to get off my chest....

When ever I deal with companies from across the pond (read that as Europe) and I download some rulebook or actually purchase a rulebook from a European country, it's in A4 Lettersize instead of being offered in both A4 AND North American Letter Size (8.5 x 11).

This means that when I print the document, the tops and bottoms are cut off, and if you select "fit to paper" then it comes out looking like shit on an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper.

Now I'm not here to state which is better, I really don't care. Honestly I don't. I had absolutely no voice in what the United States of America chose as it's paper format for business. And I had no voice in what the European Union chose as its standard for paper. But the reality of the situation is that there are two standards out there and companies need to support both.

Now I'm going to pick on Pulp City and Rackham for a second. They recently put up their rules for free as does Rackham. Both are European companies and both only offer A4 as their paper size.

Now lets look at Pulp Figures. They offer their rules for free too, with one HUGE difference. They offer their rules in BOTH A4 and North American Letter sizes. You would think that if a small shop like Pulp Figures could do it that Rackham (a much larger company) would be able to do it as well. Pulp City, being the new kids on the block I will cut some slack, but you would think that if they were going to be noticed that they would have offered something different.

Now why is this such a pain in the ass to me? Walk into an Office Depot or even a small family run office supply business and ask for A4 paper. Go on, I'll wait. Notice the blank stare you got at Office Depot? Did you like the rude comment from the family owned office supply about being a "Frog Lover"? WTF?!? I hate frogs legs. How the hell does needing A4 paper make me want to copulate with a frog?!?

Now you would think with the new cool global economy that this shit would be a thing of the past, and that everyone would offer what the other guy has. But that is not the case. At least in Seattle. I would have thought that where I live in South King County, with it's huge imagrant population that more people would want A4 size paper and that the local businesses would supply it. I often wonder what the Europeans think when American companies offer stuff in just the North American Letter size? It probably doesn't matter because A4 is bigger and the 8.5 x 11 page fits within the A4 paper, so all the Europeans have to deal with is some white borders on each page. A much better option than walking away from the printer shaking me head and then tossing the printed material into the recycle bin.

I wish companies would realize their markets and post their PDF's accordingly.

'Nuff Said.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Pulp City Rules Posted

Pulp Monsters has posted their Pulp City rules on the website.

Go check 'em out.

I'm not listed in the Play test credits but I did help. I really hope the game is highly successful.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Anxiously Awaiting.... PULP CITY

I've been a Super Hero fan since birth. Any and Everything Super Hero I devoured growing up (and I haven't finished growing up yet! ).

When TSR came out with their Marvel Super Hero Roleplaying game and Mayfair came out with the DC Hero Roleplaying game, I was in Heaven. Pure, Simple Heaven. There was Champions, Villains and Vigilantes... Living Legends... Mutants & Masterminds... God Like... Super System (and Super System II)..... you name it, I own it. I have every adventure published, downloaded, etc.

But now... Now there is....

I eat, live, breath, shoot, shit Super Hero's. My all time favorite is Dr. Strange, followed by a very close 2nd in Batman. Neither uses a gun and neither believes in taking a life.

I was totally jazzed when I first heard about Pulp Monster creating a Super Hero Skirmish game, I had to be in on it.

I had the honor of play testing this game. It ROCKS! That's with a CAPITAL R. If you are a Super Hero Aficionado like me, then this game IS FOR YOU!

I was first turned on to Pulp-City when I was looking for a Top Dog mini for my Gangs of Mega City One Ape Gang. And I found it in Guerilla. But then I found that Guerilla is for a Super Hero Skirmish Game..... then they showed the preview of Nuke.... OMG!!! That is one of my all time favorite sculpts. I cannot wait to get him into my grubby little hands! And then there is Red Riding Hoodoo, who's full of Voodoo..... and Mourn...

You can download the cards for the mini's at their download site and the teams that make up the starter sets.

The game has metal mini's for the hobbiest and a great set of rules for the gamers. I personally don't mind well done Pre-paints, but for those who don't like PPP, then rejoice, these are metal mini's that you have to paint. Normally I might turn away, but the sculpts are simply incredible. I will definitely enjoy painting these.

Here is the Hero Starter Team:

They are (left to right) Ace of Wraiths, Iron Train, Red Riding Hoodoo, Solar, Androida.

Here is the Villain Starter Team:

They are (left to right): Nuke, Twilight, Hellsmith, Guerilla, Gentlemen.

For starters, these are awesome sculpts and are an absolute hoot to play.

Due to the NDA I signed I won't go into great detail about the rules, but they include civilians and their ability to totally muck up a hero and their ability to fight the bad guys.

All I can say is that I will be devouring everything this company produces for this game.

I have not been this jazzed about something super hero coming out since the computer game Freedom Force and Freedom Force vs the Third Reich was released (both are totally awesome games btw)!

The company is from Eastern Europe (Poland). Praise Allah for the Wall coming down and all the globalization that's going on. Lots of people damn it, but I embrace it. Without globalization, great minds like the creative team behind Pulp Monsters would have great difficulty bringing their creations to a world market.

My Hats off to Pulp Monsters and their first Creation. Great job folks! And thanks for the opportunity to assist.

On the Blue Mountain Manufacturing Theme....

Low and behold, Teresa at Blue Moon Manufacturing posted to the The Miniatures Page,


Those are fantastic. Put with what Blue Moon already offers..... I think I'm gonna joygasm....

I cannot believe that they are coming out with such awesomeness.

And I just ordered a whole set of stuff last Thursday..... :cry: I am getting the Razor Back with this order.

Now they have the new ones. OMG with the Old Glory Army Discount, that's $30 USD a piece.... :faints:

And I saw that this month is Teresa's Birthday Month, so Happy Birthday Teresa!!!

Tol'ya the Old Glory Army deal was AWESOME!