I have often really gained a ton of insight from design blogs so I thought since my paper minis and DK Skirmish game are starting to reach the final lap of development I'd jump on the bandwagon.
I have been working on a simple skirmish wargame ruleset for over 10 years now. The actual mechanics date back to a giant monster boardgame I created back in 1991.
Frustrated because two paper miniature sets were unable to be released because of a long round of playtesting and rewrites of rules I sat down last weekend and created a brand new set from scratch.
Much to my surprise it turned out to be a Western set. I had a Western role playing game I wanted to run for a long time and thought I should get some miniatures for it. Metal miniatures can be expensive and hard to find so I thought it'd be more fun to design my own paper minis.
I started drawing the figures on Friday and worked on them off and on all weekend. I had them ready to go Monday evening, but I wanted to make sure they were buildable. I did catch one figure that was off centre and so I was able to fix it after the build. I like the way they turned out.
It's kind of fun watching the sales on RPGnow. http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product_info.php?products_id=91908
My new goal is to get another set out for next Tuesday. I'm thinking cowboys on horses.