Hey, look at this new thing I’m working on

You ever get a hankerin’ to read about a dysfunctional band of “heroes” who are the main problem that needs to be stopped before it dooms the whole kingdom?

Oh, I’m sorry, how embarrassing. Did you think I was talking about the classic webcomic 8-bit Theater?

You fool. You absolute moron.

No, I’m talking about the all-new sensation…

Our main characters are a lovable troupe of circus performers who are actually petty criminals using their circus to distract slack-jawed rubes from being pickpocketed for a few days until the troupe disappears in the night before they’re suspected of wrongdoing. And then they start the scam all over again in the next village!

ARISE, YE SKELETON KING is the story of how that scheme goes bad, then goes real good, and then nearly brings about a new age of doom and death.

If you’re the kind of trash goblin who loves a story about other trash goblins who catastrophe their way straight to the top — and if you’re reading this then sorry to say, yeah, you are — then this is the story for you!

It’s written by me and ATOMIC ROBO editor Lee Black, drawn by Escher Cattle, and lettered by Tess Stone. We’re running a Kickstarter for the first chapter. It’ll get you 40 pages of bickering jerks plus lots of other goodies. Check out the vid, our rewards, the stretch goals, you know the drill.

You kids like them robots right?

Hey, hey.

Long time no blog! I hope everyone is doing well. Then again, the kind of person who is still reading this comic is obviously an unbalanced maniac. At least that’s the impression I get from meeting you guys at conventions.

I kid, I mostly kid.

Things are still trucking along in the world of Atomic Robo. We’ve got a Kickstarter running right now to collect our newest stories into fancy hardcovers. Check out the campaign!

And best of luck with that unbalanced mania.

Fellowship looks like a fun game

Check out the Kickstarter campaign for Fellowship. It’s by the good folks who brought you Inverse World.

Fellowship is a Lord of the Rings kind of structure that isn’t tied to a Lord of the Rings kind of world. Also the GM kind of gets to play a character too, but there’s rules to how that works so it’s actually fun for the GM to play, and entertaining for the PCs to interact, and useful to the game as a whole rather than the usual, y’know, GMPC who gets all the best trench coats and katanas.

Fellowship is already fully funded, so at this point you’re getting a complete game guaranteed. The higher we can push their funding, the more goodies we can get. It’s win-win.

Got another one for ya!

Got another neato Kickstarter for you guys and gals to check out. Not a nerdy tabletop thing. No, this time, it’s a nerdy computer game!

XO by Jumpdrive Studios.

Sort of a space fleet RTS thing, which is a genre I love, but then every game turns into a complete disaster. I can never tell if I just suck at them or if these games’ systems tend to get in the way of actually playing them. XO looks to get around that by streamlining its systems rather than simplifying its gameplay.

Big Bad Con 2015

Hey. Nerds.

Do you like conventions? Do you like gaming? Because there’s this tabletop gaming convention called Big Bad Con that’s pretty cool. And it has the added benefit of contributing to charities.

I’ve not been, because it’s on the opposite side of the country and I don’t truck with heathen timezones. But I know a lot of folks who have been, and they had a great time. It’s a smaller event, but I find y’kinda want that in a gaming show. Gives you a chance to check out stuff more in-depth and to really get your hands dirty tinkering and feedbacking on up and coming games. Like GTA V, Download GTA V android game for free : http://apkgamescrak.com/grand-theft-auto-v/

They’re running a Kickstarter to make this year’s show the best one yet. They surpassed their goal pretty quickly, so now it’s just a matter of adding as many bells and whistles as possible. Check it out. Even if you aren’t in the area or don’t plan to attend, there’s nothing wrong with supporting independent gaming and charity at the same time.