It's easily done, we all know its easily done - and so when Dracula's America first surfaced, it was easier for me to resist - as those I gamed with had no interest.
But the latest Nickstarter, for the Dracula's America Supplement "Forbidden Power" caught my attention - and all that changed.
You see, Forbidden Power adds in "Lovecraftian Horror into the mix (and my closest friends know my love of HP and his Worlds and Creatures) - I already have the first two Dracula's America Books, just because I can't play doesn't mean I can't read.
So I decided to take the plunge (in a small way) with the Nickstarter, to see if I liked it all enough.
By the time I had re-read the First Rulebook I was sold - and I managed to snake a Red Hand Coven Posse cheap off my friend's Brother who'd been given them - he'd messed up the basing something rotten, but it didn't take me long to clean them up PROPERLY base and undercoat them (this is the most hobby time FOR MYSELF that I've put in for a LONG time).
But that wasn't enough (for me, it rarely is) as I had the Bulk of the Shadow Dragon Tong Posse (as I also backed the In Her Majesty's Name and A Fistful of Kung Fu Nickstarters) I had the start of another Posse ready and waiting.
I decided I wanted 3 or 4 "core" Posse's before jumping in with the Church of Dagon Posse (one of the new Posses included in the new Forbidden Power Supplement) - the Twilight Order Posse being another that was drawing my attention, BUT I WASN'T 100% sold on the pose of the Summoned Seraphim - but I really REALLY liked the one shown in pictures in the core Dracula's America Rulebook.
Lo and Behold, Nick Eyre (the owner of North Star Military Figures) pipes up and offers to cast up a limited number of NOT ONLY the Unreleased Seraphim - but also the promotional version of Southern Necromancer (luckily another member piped up and asked for it).
Now I wasn't expecting anything special here, treatment wise that is - it was my own doing that everything had been split over three orders. I'm not the type to bitch and whine, and so I was pleasantly surprised by North Star Military Figures Customer Service. As the Seraphim and Southern Necromancer were being cast up specially, and therefore delayed - they refunded one lot of shipping. So everything (my new Forbidden Power bits, the Resin Seraphim, and the Southerm Necromancer) arrived together. Thoughtful, on-the-ball customer service, WITHOUT being asked for help - thats fantastic!
All this has rekindled my enthusiasm for Empire of the Dead too, hence the "resurrection" of this Blog (if you will kindly pardon my attempt at humour).