Projekt A - Mad
Donna. Newly sanctioned rumour control updates! Approved inspirational
Projekt B - Declassified! Content Revealed! First rumour control
releases! Photographik content!
YES! STARSHIP TROOPERS! WE ARE SO COOL!
Exciting news folks, Mongoose
Publishing have contracted my services for their new Starship
Troopers 28mm miniatures game. With a healthy range of plastic
and metal models already underway its a project that promises
to be a real joy to work on, and familiar territory for me.
Of course experience tells me that balancing rules which pit
men with nukes against hordes of bugs that rely on chewing you
to death may strike some as a challenge, but I'm confident...
The core rules and miniatures are scheduled for release next
year, with ongoing support planned to cover new equipment and
creatures, plus new playable armies on a regular basis. Mongoose
also plan to run an ongoing series of campaigns and gaming events
set in the Starship Troopers universe to keep it free flowing
and player interactive. Mongoose are currently finishing an
Starship Troopers D20 system source book and their first graphic
novel for the license.
The license from Sony includes the original Heinlein novel,
the Paul Verhoven movie and the 'Roughnecks' CGI series which
does a pretty good job of trying to span the gulf between the
two other sources. I've always loved Starship Troopers the novel,
and the movie is kickass too, even if it takes a lot of liberties
with the original story) - burning starships, legions of non-human
enemies, nukes and gratuitous violence and nudity, it doesn't
get much better than that.
Would you like to know more?
TO DO MAD DONNA COVER! WOOT!
So the other day my editor for Survival Instinct, Christian
Dunn at Black Library, rings me up.
'What colour is Mad Donna's hair?' Quoth he.
'Erm, blonde,' says I, 'kind of dreadlocky.'
'It's not got any streaks of colour in it then?'
'It can have, it's supposed to be a mess of braids and dreads
and things tied into it, trophies and keepsakes and all kinds
'Oh cool, I was just talking to Clint Langley about doing the cover for
Survival Instinct and he wanted to put streaks in her hair.'
'CLINT LANGLEY!' yelled I.
To put this in context, I'm terrible with artists' names compared
to most. But I've read 2000AD forever and occasionally someone
comes up who's so good you want to know who they are. Check
out some of his covers here.
Most especially Scota.
And you can see why I'm happy.
Clint, if you're out there and read this, two things:
1. Get your own website dude, you could be making a mint selling
2. Whatever damn colour you want to do Mad Donna's hair, I will gladly alter descriptions to fit. You rock.
Check out Projekt A for some excerpts
from Survival Instinct!