Status update and Firefly colours

We are on page 133 of the layout for Bulletproof Blues Second Edition. We had hoped to make more progress over the weekend, but we spent a lot of time revising some of the tables to make them more readable. We think people will be happy with the result.

Below is the full colour illustration of Firefly, by artist Justin Nichol. Like all of the art in game, this is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license. Please consider supporting the artist, Justin Nichol, on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/justinnichol

Status update: art for Ruins Of Atlanta

We have good news, and we have bad news: which would you like first? Bad news? We may as well get it over with, then. Due to events beyond our control, both personal and professional, among the Kalos Comics staff, Bulletproof Blues Second Edition is about two months behind where we’d hoped to be by the beginning of August. We want to assure you that this is a delay, not a derailment — the book will be released, just later than we had hoped. We are disappointed, and we know you are, too. Thanks for sticking with us.

Now for the good news! We have the completed manuscripts for Ruins Of Atlanta (by Jason Tondro) and Extraterrestrial Villainy (by Steve Long), and we have started working on the layout for Ruins Of Atlanta. These supplements are great fun, and we know you’ll enjoy them. In fact, we were so pleased with Ruins Of Atlanta that we felt it deserved artwork to go with Jason’s delightful text, even though art for the sourcebooks was not part of the Kickstarter. We scoured the world for an artist whose style would match the setting given form by Jason Tondro, and we found one in James Shields, a freelance character artist who loves superheroes, sci-fi, and roleplaying games. We commissioned ten pieces of original art from James for Ruins Of Atlanta. Like all of the art in Bulletproof Blues Second Edition, the finished pieces will be released under a Creative Common Attribution-ShareAlike license, meaning that you will be able to use them in your own projects!

Here are four examples of works in progress from James Shields. What do you think?

Ruins Of Atlanta preview 01 by James Shields

Ruins Of Atlanta preview 03 by James Shields

Ruins Of Atlanta preview 04 by James Shields

Ruins Of Atlanta preview 02 by James Shields

Black Steel, The Hidden Blade

Here is the full colour version of Tommy Lee, also known as Black Steel, “The Hidden Blade”. Black Steel was the winning character in the GagMen RPG Podcast character contest.

Black Steel by Sean Izaakse

Tommy’s father was Korean, and his mother was an African-American US diplomat stationed in South Korea. His sculpted profile and green eyes gives him striking good looks, but his features are rounded enough to make him inviting rather than intimidating. He is always impeccably dressed when in his civilian identity; as Black Steel, he wears a black gi paired with a deep hood and a domino mask.

At the peak of human ability, even without his powers Tommy would be a deadly foe. But add in his ability to teleport, control kinetic energy, and mark targets, and you get an implacable hunter, able to reach targets where they think they are safest.

Last day for our contests!

Today is the final day to enter our two contests. You must submit your entry or entries by midnight tonight in order to qualify!

The big contest is being sponsored by the GagMen podcast, and the winner gets their character illustrated by brilliant comicbook artist Sean Izaakse.

Sean Izaakse preview 01

That’s a great prize even if you have no interest in anything else that comes with it (everything at the “Kalos Team-Up” reward level from the Bulletproof Blues Second Edition Kickstarter — that’s all the PDFs, a print version of the game, plus your character will be featured in Bulletproof Blues Second Edition).

The second contest is to redesign the character sheet format used in the rulebook. The winner gets a print copy of Bulletproof Blues Second Edition, and their name in the credits. Alternately, if you already have a copy of the game or simply would prefer cash, you can opt for a $40 cash reward instead of the book.

Here are the rules to both contests:

GagMen contest

The character can be any hero, villain, or even regular person that anyone could find in the Bulletproof Blues universe.

Submission should include your name, email contact, and be no more than 1000 words, but could be as simple as a name. Pictures or photographs (for cosplayers) would also be acceptable, but please do not use a name or picture you don’t have the rights to use.

The character should be based in the contemporary world of Bulletproof Blues, or be capable of being used in the contemporary setting.

All character entries do not need to have statistics, though it would be helpful.

Four characters will be selected by the hosts of GagMen and those four finalists will be sent to Kalos Comics, who will select the winner. The winning character will be drawn by comic book artist Sean Izaakse and the character will be featured in Bulletproof Blues Second Edition. The winner will also receive a digital copy of the image, released under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 US license. Entries accepted until March 31, 2014 at midnight east coast time.

Check out the GagMen site for full details!

http://www.gagmen.net/archives/CONTESTS.html

Character sheet contest

Entering is easy! Just take one of the sample characters in Bulletproof Blues, and write, draw, or design a new format for the character’s write-up. The winner will receive credit in the second edition credits and a free print copy of the game (either the current edition, or, if they are willing to wait for it, the second edition). If the winner already has the book, or would just rather have cash, we’ll pay them $40 via PayPal.

http://www.kaloscomics.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/bulletproof_blues_1.05_characters.pdf

Send your contest entries to bblackmoor@kaloscomics.com. Entries accepted until March 31, 2014 at midnight east coast time.

Remember, you don’t need to own a copy of the game to enter either of these two contests. Everything you need to enter them is provided to you for free!

Only two weeks left in our contests!

You only have two more weeks to enter our contests! Remember, you don’t need to own a copy of the game to enter either of these two contests. Everything you need to enter them is provided to you for free!

The big contest is being sponsored by the GagMen podcast, and the winner gets their character illustrated by brilliant comicbook artist Sean Izaakse.

Sean Izaakse preview 02

That’s a great prize even if you have no interest in anything else that comes with it (everything at the “Kalos Team-Up” reward level from the Bulletproof Blues Second Edition Kickstarter — that’s all the PDFs, a print version of the game, plus your character will be featured in Bulletproof Blues Second Edition).

The second contest is to redesign the character sheet format used in the rulebook. The winner gets a print copy of Bulletproof Blues Second Edition, and their name in the credits.

Here are the rules to both contests:

GagMen contest

The character can be any hero, villain, or even regular person that anyone could find in the Bulletproof Blues universe.

Submission should include your name, email contact, and be no more than 1000 words, but could be as simple as a name. Pictures or photographs (for cosplayers) would also be acceptable, but please do not use a name or picture you don’t have the rights to use.

The character should be based in the contemporary world of Bulletproof Blues, or be capable of being used in the contemporary setting.

All character entries do not need to have statistics, though it would be helpful.

Four characters will be selected by the hosts of GagMen and those four finalists will be sent to Kalos Comics, who will select the winner. The winning character will be drawn by comic book artist Sean Izaakse and the character will be featured in Bulletproof Blues Second Edition. The winner will also receive a digital copy of the image, released under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 US license. Entries accepted until March 31, 2014 at midnight east coast time.

Check out the GagMen site for full details!

http://www.gagmen.net/archives/CONTESTS.html

Character sheet contest

Entering is easy! Just take one of the sample characters in Bulletproof Blues, and write, draw, or design a new format for the character’s write-up. The winner will receive credit in the second edition credits and a free print copy of the game (either the current edition, or, if they are willing to wait for it, the second edition). If the winner already has the book, or would just rather have cash, we’ll pay them $40 via PayPal.

http://www.kaloscomics.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/bulletproof_blues_1.05_characters.pdf

Send your contest entries to bblackmoor@kaloscomics.com. Entries accepted until March 31, 2014 at midnight east coast time.