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Monday, August 26, 2013

20 Leagues Under My Belt - Introduction to the Family's New Painting Motivator


With the family becoming more and more interested in Pulp Alley, I thought this would be a great time to try to motivate myself, along with the rest of them, to get some painting done.

Pulp Alley affords me with a really simple, direct, and purposeful way to paint up a wide number of my 28mm miniatures. Because it breaks my collection into leagues, the basic unit of the rules, I can focus on completing a league, or two, at a time seeing results without having to paint legions of figures (just leagues). The other main motivator is to capitalize on my youngest daughter's sudden and enthusiastic interest in miniatures gaming.

While I'm not even sure we have a total of 20 leagues among the family, we do have quite a few and as contagious as they are, it's likely there will be more. In addition to leagues there are NPC sorts and encounters to paint, scenery and the like that I'm pretty sure will sneak into the mix along the way. 

So, stay tuned and hopefully we'll have some things to show you soon. School is starting so it may be a bit slow to get rolling, but I can think of worse ways to spend drizzly fall afternoons than sitting in the dining room painting with the fam.

-Eli

3 comments:

  1. I may have to look at these rules for me and the boys

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    1. I don't think you could go wrong.

      The game incorporates stat blocks and simple but dynamic dice mechanics with car playing components. The cards seem to really resonate with the kids. Games are played with objective-based scenarios that have physical manifestations on the table.

      Designing leagues is almost as much fun as playing.

      -Eli

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    2. Sounds a lot like In Her Majesty's Name - which I have yet to play, and my painting has stalled a bit. Might get the brush out tomorrow.

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