Getting paid in interesting ways!

When you don't get paid in cash...

So a while back I began writing short stories for Ral Partha's Chaos Wars miniatures game. You can check them out here. When I started writing the series of background stories (which has been a ton of fun), I agreed to do it for free. I would get some free publicity, and the minis game would get some cool lore to spice up their world. In my mind, that's a pretty fine deal.

But then I got a package in the mail yesterday.

The fine folks at Iron Wind Metals, the company who makes the Chaos Wars game, sent me an entire army of goblins (always my favorite!) and a couple special edition figures to go with them! That's awesome!

 The full contents of the package.

The full contents of the package.

 This figure, the Vampire Queen, is an awesome one I had the honor of writing. She's a badass.

This figure, the Vampire Queen, is an awesome one I had the honor of writing. She's a badass.

Back in the day, I used to play a decent amount of Warhammer 40,000. I also played a few other miniatures games, so I know how to paint models. I'm not incredibly good at it by any means, but I'm going to paint a couple of these guys and see what happens. 

In the meantime, I plan on writing another short story for Ral Partha which uses the awesome spider figure they sent me. Look for that story to go up in a week or so!