Red Epic Merc Blog: Fifth Month of the Campaign
 
Officers and common soldiers alike, hail and well met! 






AROUND THE CAMPFIRE: 

 I'm sorry for the delayed post guys, I have been struggling to get some other pieces done and they have been eating up my time. However, im ready to get this months map started up and ready to go!

Also I need my officers  to submit their votes! I will give another day to announce the new map, but as of right now the Great Library of Egras is in the lead!

---PERSONAL NEWS ----

Honestly, not too much going on here other than some camping on the Oregon Coast at the Umpqua Lighthouse state park, a truly lovely place to go, and some 6mm coldwar miniature painting, which I have done in my extremely limited spare time fore sanity. First time i've ever done 6mm painting, so its been a bit of a learning experience considering i'm usually a 15 or 28mm guy. Any of you have experience with such?

Oh and my birthday is this month on the 21rst... and my Mother in Law is coming to visit a few days after that for a week. The perfect birthday present (not)! 

Chelsea and I are planning a new trip to England in the first months of 2017, and so will prolly be roaming aroundthe English countryside for a week or two by then.

---INDUSTRY NEWS---

Alot going on here, mostly for a billion figurative pieces that 4Ground Inc needs done int he form of cardart and conceptual pieces. I believe they need 60 pieces of art in like 6 months! A sample of that conceptual work is above!

Storm Kings Thunder dropped on the 6th and so i had to prep and make available all of my digital download files for that. They haven't been selling that great, but that may be because of Wizards deals with ROll20 and Fantasy Grounds. Guess we'll see how it all shakes out!

I had to tackle a few large personal commissions, and was supposed to be working on a new Wizards project, but apparently that fell through which kinda sucks. 

My How to Draw RPG and Fantasy maps book is selling surprisingly well, just got my second royalty check which was nice. Not enough to retire on (Not even close) but its nice to have a bit of residual income and such. I have been thinking about publishing a new map book, this one covering dungeons and cities, a topic that a great many have been asking me about.

---MAP CHOICES---

For Officers with Votes please PM me with your vote(s) ASAP  and I will tally them up to decide THIS month's Map! 

September Map Choices:

--Cairn of the Dark King: The wind howls atop an ancient barrow.

--The Great Library of Egras - Forbidden knowledge, and untold peril.

--Battlefield of the Fallen - The shroud of death lurks within the gloom.

--The Temple of Gorgoron - Beware the eyes in dark.

Good luck and God speed!

~Company Leader Blando

Tier Benefits
GOOD YEOMAN
$1 or more per Large Encounter Map 8 patrons
As a Yeoman, you and your fellows will help support the Foot Soldiers on the flanks when battle is joined!

1.) Access to the Red Company
  • Read, discuss, and comment!  Vote  Patron exclusive Polls and discuss the finer points of RPGing with your fellow comrades.  


Note: Payments are processed by PATREON at the beginning of each month. REWARDS will be sent to patrons via e-mail during the 1st week of that month.

FOOT SOLDIER
$3 or more per Large Encounter Map 13 patrons
Stop squawking and start marching, you are in army now! Welcome to the Red Company grunt, now close ranks and prepare for combat!!!  

 

1.)  HQ Encounter Map!  30" x 24"  

  • You receive a story driven, fully detailed encounter map for VTT use and print! The map is delivered as a Zip file that contains two versions of the map;  both a Roll20 version (Under 5 megabyte for easy import), and a 300 dpi HQ Jpeg. For personal use only! 


2.) Foot Soldier Rank Map Vote

  • This company is a brotherhood, and as such, all get a say! You may cast 1 vote during the Map Selectionprocess!


3.) Access the Red Company

  • Read, discuss, and comment! Vote on Patron exclusive Polls and discuss the finer points of RPGing with your fellow comrades.


Note: Payments are processed by PATREON at the beginning of each month. REWARDS will be sent to patrons via e-mail during the 1st week of that month.  

SERGEANT
$5 or more per Large Encounter Map 21 patrons
TEN-HUT! As an NCO in the Red Company, you lead your fellow Foot Soldiers with courage, discipline, and harsh language! 

 

1.)  HQ Encounter Map!  30" x 24"  

  • You receive a story driven, fully detailed encounter map for VTT use and print! The map is delivered as aZip file that contains two versions of the map;  both a Roll20 version (Under 5 megabyte for easy import), and a 300 dpi HQ Jpeg. For personal use only! 


2.) DM's Notes!

  • You receive a version of the file marked up with DM's Notes, Easter eggs, and other info. These notes both explain items and areas, but may also give you ideas, adventure seeds and other nods that can tip off side quests, or even main quests for your players! 


3.) Sergeant's Rank

  • As an NCO, you have some sway in what the nextmap might be. You may cast 3 votes during the MapSelection process!


4.) Access to 3 previous Maps

  • Once you join, you have access to the previous 3 maps that have been released thus far! 


5.) Access the Red Company

  • Read, discuss, and comment! Vote on Patron exclusive Polls and discuss the finer points ofRPGing with your fellow comrades.


Note: Payments are processed by PATREON at the beginning of each month. REWARDS will be sent to patrons via e-mail during the 1st week of that month.  

OFFICER
$7 or more per Large Encounter Map 8 patrons
As an Ensign in the Company, its your job to command the infantry and cavalry regiments and make sure they hold the line!  

 

1.)  HQ Encounter Map!  30" x 24"  

  • You receive a story driven, fully detailed encounter map for VTT use and print! The map is delivered as a Zip file that contains two versions of the map;  both a Roll20 version (Under 5 megabyte for easy import), and a 300 dpi HQ Jpeg. For personal use only! . 


2.) DM's Notes Map!

  • You receive a version of the file marked up with DM's Notes, Easter eggs, and other info. These notes both explain items and areas, but may also give you ideas, adventure seeds and other nods that can tip off side quests, or even main quests for your players!


3.) Old School Ink Map!

  • Receive an Old-school ink and parchment digital version of the map! This is great for classic RPG games where you want a more simple and elegant look with a sword and sorcery feel. The file is an HQ 300dpi version of the final map, and perfect for print or VTT play.


4.) Ensign's Rank 

  • As an Officer, you have some sway in what the next map might be. You may cast 5 votes during the Map Selection process!


5.) Access to 5 previous Maps

  • Once you join, you have access to the previous 5 maps that have been released thus far! 


6.) Access the Red Company

  • Read, discuss, and comment! Vote on Patron exclusive Polls and discuss the finer points of RPGing with your fellow comrades.


Note: Payments are processed by PATREON at the beginning of each month. REWARDS will be sent to patrons via e-mail during the 1st week of that month.  

CAPTAIN
$10 or more per Large Encounter Map 10 patrons
As one of the Company Captains, you attend the Counsel of War, providing strategy and tactics for the coming Campaign!  


1.)  HQ Encounter Map!  30" x 24"  

  • You receive a story driven, fully detailed encounter map for VTT use and print! The map is delivered as a Zip file that contains two versions of the map;  both a Roll20 version (Under 5 megabyte for easy import), and a 300 dpi HQ Jpeg. For personal use only! 


2.) DM's Notes Map!

  • You receive a version of the file marked up with DM's Notes, Easter eggs, and other info. These notes both explain little items and areas, but may also give you ideas, adventure seeds and other nods that can tip off side or even main quests for your players!


3.) Old School Ink Map!

  • Receive an Old-school ink and parchment digital version of the map! This is great for classic RPG games where you want a more simple and elegant look with a sword and sorcery feel. The file is an HQ 300dpi version of the final map, and perfect for print or VTT play.


4.) Company Captain's Rank

  • As an Captain, you are pivotal in deciding which map will be made and where the Red Company marches next! You may cast 8 votes during the Map Selection process!


5.) Red Company Map Archives 

  • Once you join, you have access to the previous 9 maps that have been released thus far! 


6.)  Captain's Idea Proposition 

  • You are a trusted man who knows where and when to fight. A Captain may propose 1 Map Idea every Map Selection Post that is added to the list for the Red Company to vote on! 


7.) Access the Red Company

  • Read, discuss, and comment! Vote in Patron exclusive Polls and discuss the finer points ofRPGing with your fellow comrades.


Note: Payments are processed by PATREON at the beginning of each month. REWARDS will be sent to patrons via e-mail during the 1st week of that month.  

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