Sunday, March 7, 2010

Goblinoid Games and Otherworld Miniatures team up!

This Summer, Otherworld Miniatures and Goblinoid Games will launch a partnership project. Starting in August 2010, a range of boxed sets of ‘Official Labyrinth Lord Miniatures’ will be available, featuring 28mm figures made by Otherworld Miniatures. Most of these models will come from Otherworld’s existing ranges, but some will be designed and sculpted specifically for the new Labyrinth Lord sets.

These boxed sets will be level specific, with the first sets featuring the weaker monsters found in the upper labyrinth levels. Later sets will contain progressively stronger monsters which dwell in the deeper levels. Some wilderness-themed sets will also feature woodland inhabitants and creatures found in a marshland habitat.

This range of boxed sets will be tied together by a set of mini-adventures which are included in the boxes. Individually, they’ll make an entertaining evening’s adventuring, but together they make up an exciting mini-campaign. Adventures will be written by some of the best writers of the old-school gaming scene, including Jeff Talanian, James Maliszewski, Rob Conley and Michael Curtis, and many others.

“I have been a role-player and miniatures enthusiast for over 30 years. Otherworld Miniatures now produce the figures that I wish I had been able to buy when I first started gaming. They are inspired by old-school imagery, but we use modern sculpting techniques and production standards to make miniatures that would never have been possible in the early years of our hobby. Goblinoid Games follow similar principles with their Labyrinth Lord game, and I think that we’re ideally suited to work as partners.”

Richard Scott
Otherworld Miniatures


“Richard started Otherworld Miniatures right about the same time I started Goblinoid Games. Over the last 3+ years I’ve been totally blown away by the figures they have produced. Not just because of their quality, but also because they truly do produce figures that capture that period of time in gaming history when everything seemed new and dungeons were filled with gritty danger. I’m very excited at this partnership. Our companies have both come a long way since 2006, and it seems only natural for us to team up now to promote our mutual goals of keeping the old-school torch burning.”

Daniel Proctor
Goblinoid Games

8 comments:

James said...

Woo-hoo! I've never been a miniatures guy, but Otherworld keeps tempting me.

Quatzl said...

No kidding. I think this would help overcome my horror of the current exchange rate. Great news.

nextautumn said...

I've rarely used miniatures in play, but I love the look of Otherworld's figures and the adventures/mini-campaign tie-in stuff sounds too good to pass up. Very cool.

Anonymous said...

I have always been a miniatures wanna be, but companies like reapers and especially Otherworlds have been making take the plunge for rpg miniatures.

That and the adventures may make this too good to pass up...

Ryan said...

I used to use miniatures but I fell out of the practice. I'll have to take a second look at these once they hit shelves. I am particularly enthusiastic about the idea of grouping monsters by level.

Capheind said...

If these drop when the Swords & Wazardry miniatures come out, I'm going to be poverty stricken.

Jay said...

A match made in Blackmoor! I look forward to seeing more great Otherworld pieces. Here's hoping they see even wider distribution in the US.

Francisca (it's an ax, trust me) said...

Dang, better sell off some old stuff to fund the purchases of these new minis...