Up until now, Victory Badges (and the Hero Award) have been relegated to homemade only status. See the Make It page for a few examples. We've come to realize this needed to be remedied, and besides, sometimes it's fun just to see what some of the more object-oriented components would look like if they could be printed out rather than hand made.
...by the way, 3D printing technology is on the cusp of changing the indie board game industry in fairly profound ways... But that's a topic for another day.
In the meantime, here is a humble 2D version of what we think the Victory Badges ought to look like. They're in the usual PDF format, which means there is plenty of room here for additional creativity (in ways of making them more tactile).
And for those who don't have access to a color printer, or would rather color their own, here's what the grayscale version looks like.
Oh, one quick thing. One of our Hauflin friends just mentioned that if you print out two copies on thick paper and then glue them back-to-back, they work pretty well. Another friend added that gluing both sides to a piece of intermediate material, such as cardboard or foam board, would make them good and thick (and of course much more fun to pass around). Enjoy!
It's been a long time coming. The first publicly available version of Heroes of Feonora went online May 10, 2010. Since that time we've been plugging along quietly in the background, making small, incremental improvements to the website, exploring some of the game's Ready Made Characters, and talking to handfuls of potential artists on possible collaboration. Along the way, a couple of those folks decided to come on board to contribute to this Free/Downloadable version of the project. Lisa and I are very pleased to say that the PDF Packs now include a small set of beautifully illustrated Character Portraits to help players get started. Previously, the Character Portraits sheet was a lonely canvas of empty frames. Now players will find that some interesting characters have begun to arrive.
As time goes by we'll see if we can't expand this collection even further.
In other news Merrick the Stablekeep reports that a new batch of Mounts have arrived at the stables, "They're a fine lot, fit for a good journey. Reliable too...well, maybe not that shifty looking one off in the corner there. Might want to take it easy with that one; they say the previous owner went missing a fortnight ago."
Yesterday was a milestone. We've been plugging away since release day and now the main elements of the Make It page are well in place. This means that once people have downloaded the PDF pack they'll now have a place to go for some tips and ideas on how to put it all together. For those thinking about putting a set together, we suggest starting with the ReadMe text file included in the PDF Pack. From there, pay a visit to the new Make It page for some additional ideas and (perhaps) inspiration. Which brings us to the next phase of the website.
Some time in the next several days our goal is to get an initial FAQ in place, followed by a small Support page, where we can interact a little better and respond to questions or matters that haven't been covered elsewhere. Meanwhile, content for the Make It page will continue to expand and grow as needed based on feedback or other ideas that may come along.
A little further down the road we'll be posting another small addition to the website, that will offer a glimpse into the past...
It's been wonderful finally being able to share this project with others and hopefully, as the website continues to grow, more still in the days & weeks to come.