All the Rage....

Its been a long road.

There have been contests, revisions, back and forth with designers. There have been previews, and the work is not yet done, because two pieces are not yet released. (they are coming in the solo monsters set beta next weekend). Lots of interactions here. But all the pieces are playworthy, or close to it, and I think this could even be a favored set for sealed.

In the end, I think you will agree it is a very strong SET.
Enough said, already,
Go play.

Smoke and Fire...

Poof! The Genie appears, eager to make the heroes wishes come true, altering reality. Sear! The Efreeti appears with more base intentions, often bringing with him some fiery friends. These are the magical elemental creatures from Rage of Demons, and they are both prone to travel with others of their kind.

Drow in Ascension

Wizard, Rogue, Fighter .... Barbarian? Ok. Maybe not quite what you think of when you think of Drow, but, when one considers the number of Drow priests and simple warriors out there, maybe its time to round things out. I think you will agree, however, that this quartet is a power up to the whole Drow community. Welcome the four new Drow from the upcoming set. I think you will find that they have wonderful synergies...

The first up is the Drider Brutefang.
A Drider. Who is a Brute.
Really.

A Demon and his dog...

This is the first Nelfeshnee (actually the name of one of three original type IV demons) that can see play in 200 point games (or even 100). He's a bruiser for the most part, but there is some cunning to him. You can already guess his demonic point value. And in a pinch, he can summon his little dog, too!

Tentacles from the Deep Earth

Just as the Lizardfolk might rule the rivers, and the elves the forests, there are places in the deep earth that one doesn't want to visit. Places where tentacles and death, or even undeath, are common. This week's preview combines all this goodness , or more appropriately, "ungoodness,' into a single creature...

Don't go into the woods...

Its pretty common knowledge in an fantasy milieu. You don't want to go into the woods, because there are nasty things in there. In particular, nobody wants to go into the woods to fight Elves. That hasn't been the case in DDM, but the creature we preview this week may change all of that.

This is the Wood Elf Champion designed by Lars (Laurian on the boards), and I am going to let him take it from here.

Spoiling a New Kind of Savage Hero

For the second preview, we look at another contest winner: The Lizardman Fighter. There were many thoughts about how to do this guy, but I think we've fit him into a very cool 20-ish point Niche. The kind of place where Snig or Regdar might want to play, if either of them was in the Wild faction. But, like either of them, this lizard guy is a unique.

Rage of Demons Spoilers begin...

We are hard at work developing some of the designs for Rage of Demons. I've got a pretty good feel for what I want from this set. Its strange to say I want to add new options while pushing existing limits, but that's what we hope to do with this set. I have to say, I liked many of the designs posted. They can't be published as is, but today we will look at one that comes close to the original contest design.

The Rage of Demons Contest

The Rage of Demons set is being developed here at Guild headquarters, and we decided it could be a lot of fun to have a set of stats developed, in part, by the players. And you know what that means.
Design Contest!

Elemental Evil: The Iconic Adventure Continues...

This is the end of 2015, the seventh year of Guild-run minis. And with the end of this year, we will release the final set of stats from the 2015 Elemental Evils set. Seems a fitting end to the year, even as we look forward to cool things in 2016...