10 new pieces. Every day. It's going well so far and it shows no sign of slowing down. My main focus now is to start adding more monsters while still adding 10 parts per day. Giants are soooooooo close. Grell also. And a Yugoloth too. And a few more skeletons. And some new liches (Acererak!), Other than that I don't have any major amazing new announcements - but every time you come back you are guaranteed to see something new. Oh yeah, and I'll try to get the Mega Bloks weapons up, now that I have added all of the shields. :)
OK, so I've changed my mind. 5 new items per day is not enough! I'm going to make it 10!
10 new items on the site every day from now until September 1st. And were also reviewing and upgrading all of our current creatures, especially those like bullywugs, goblins, bugbears, skeletons, etc.
Now I just need to get those pesky giants done!
OK, first of all we just restocked all of our Brick Warriors inventory, and we also put over 200 LEGO pieces back in stock. So that's no small thing, and we will continue to try and restock items that are currently out. Bullywugs should be up by Monday, if not sooner, and Bugbears too.
Now, more importantly, we are making a new pledge to our fans and customers, and it is a BIG one. Starting June 1st, we promise to add at least 5 new pieces to the site every single day from now until at least September 1st! Really! If you come back to the site every single day, we guarantee that you will see some new pieces from the last time you were here. It will be all kinds of things - heads, torsos, legs, boats, monsters of all kinds, Mega Bloks weapons and armor, animals... but it will all be new to the site and it won't stop for months. Some days we may add even more than 5. It's going to be a great summer!
I'm still years behind in getting everything updated and listed, but I have completed the bearkin and tortles sections. There are 30-40 pieces in each section to choose from, and we will add to them any time we find new pieces that work for those.
Tabaxi are up next, but not until I finish some really really really really overdue giants. If I can just get my camera to work properly, they should be here very soon. I actually have Frost Giants and Fire Giants completed, I just have not been able to get the photography done due to some camera issues.
Just a quick update from the trenches: I have just finished restocking well over 200 parts. I had them hanging around my workshop for the longest time and I just couldn't find the time to count them and get the site updated. But no more! The site is now updated. We will always have some items out of stock, but at least that number has been drastically reduced, and I will continue to reduce it even more as time allows.
But for right now I am shifting my focus towards capes! Not only have I found a dozen new fabrics to use, I have also started drawing up designs for at least 6 new patterns, including loincloths and possibly even togas! I am very excited to begin producing these. My initial 'standard' capes had a very good response and I am long overdue in producing new shapes and colors/fabrics. Stay tuned! I am aiming for April 18th, now that I finally got my taxes done. ;)
Hello Everyone! I have gone full hermit-mode! I will continue to remain open and fulfilling orders.
I want to let everyone know that as of right now there is no possible COVID contamination in our orders. It is highly highly unlikely that the virus would survive in the mail anyway, but even if it could, we are currently isolated and healthy.
My wife has been working at home for a while, and I haven't even left the house in well over a week. I homeschool my children, so they are also not going to be bringing this into my household.
All orders are picked up by my rural mail carrier from my mailbox, so that is also not a contamination risk.
If for any reason I suspect that there is any chance of my becoming infected, I will quarantine myself at that point in time and I will voluntarily shut down Adventure Bricks until the coast is 100% clear.
Your continued support at this time is appreciated. There are a lot of people hurting right now from these mandatory shutdowns - support them in any safe way that you can. I believe there are tougher times ahead.
The new year is always a time for reflection on the past and working to make some changes in the future. This past year was no different in that regard, although I definitely ended up in a different place from where I thought I would be when 2019 started. It almost made it hard to reflect on because it was such a moving target.
My primary takeaway from last year was just the constant struggle of staying organized while expanding rapidly in multiple directions. So my question to myself for this 2020 was this: could I (or should I) make a resolution to finally get on top of things. Looking at what I do and all of the directions I can go, and then looking at how many hours I have in a day and the other obligations I have, it is plainly obvious that regardless of whether I want to or not, it is simply impossible under any circumstances.
But upon further reflection, there is a large silver lining here. Things may take longer than I want to get done, but they do get done. I may not have added 2000 pieces to the site last year, but I did add over 1000. I didn't finish the Monster Manual, but I did get it to under 100 monsters left. Custom cape designs aren't done, but they are tantalizingly close (loincloth prototype is done!). And I have boats on the way! And I have 1000 new pieces to add! And I'm going to have custom parts manufactured! And I have figured out how to build a tarrasque (sort of)! And giants are (still) coming soon! And sprites, pixies, and quicklings.... I have over 75 half-completed monsters on the table (and counting). No matter how many projects I complete, my brain will always outpace my ability to complete them. But I am still charging forward (Cannons to the left of me! Cannons to the right!) and ultimately 2020 is going to yield a lot of cool new things, even if I don't get to all of the things.
So I'm off to a new year, and I couldn't be more excited! Time to surf the chaos!
I just want to take a moment to reflect on the past year and give thanks to everyone that has been a supporter if this site and these projects.
First of all, I can't believe it has been over a year since I launched this site! Back then I was so confident that I could get the monster manual completely built in a year. Ha! But the site has grown and expanded in so many new and unexpected directions, and it has been an amazing journey that is far from over. We have so many new and interesting things coming in 2020 - but I'll save those for another post.
Mainly I just want to reach out and thank each and every one of you who has supported this site - not only with your purchases but also with your kind words, your appreciation, your encouragement, your understanding when I am missing a part or two, your patience when I make a mistake on an order. I really do try my very best to get the orders out as quickly and as correctly as possible, and to stock as wide of a variety as I can. This business has a million tiny parts, and I am not perfect, but the success and enjoyment of your games is always my primary goal.
Last but not least: Keep in touch! I love getting requests for custom PCs and for monsters that haven't been created yet. I love seeing pictures from peoples' games and hearing how the pieces were used. Always feel free to contact us to ask us or tell us about anything. We'd love to hear from you. And in the meantime, we'll get back to the Monster Manual. I've been tossing around ideas for bulettes for a few months now...
OK, I am so excited I don't even know where to begin. Things are happening. So. Many. Things.
Big things, Small things, Custom things! ALL THE THINGS!
I am finally cleaned up and organized, and all of the projects I have been working on for months and months are all coming together at the same time. And if that wasn't enough, today I just figured out how to make legit-looking tiny and small figures with LEGO so now I'll have those as well.
Starting today, I am reviewing EVERYTHING that I have created over the past 1.5 years and I am making improvements and changes based on product availability, price, and of course design. Our entire creature catalog will be overhauled - better design, better availability, better affordability, and more variation. The aarakocra are already done, but that is (literally) just the beginning.
After I finish the catalog overhaul, I will start making small and tiny things available, in an attempt to get closer to a complete monster manual. Sorry, no tarrasque just yet! After that, it's a crazytown of anything goes! I have TONS of monsters just waiting to be completed - small, medium, huge... heck I still have to finish the giants from last year that have been 95% done for the past 6 months.
And if that wasn't enough, I will also being cracking open the Pathfinder 2 Bestiary to see what new creatures and changes it might have in store. I just discovered yesterday that PF2 Drow are now lavender-skinned! Who knew?
So keep checking back when the spirit moves you - I guarantee you'll find something new, and I haven't even mentioned some of the coolest things that are coming. Those will be surprises along the way!
Good News: The reason for the bad news is that we are expanding! It's mostly internal, but we have outgrown our current setup. In order to better serve our customers, we need to really overhaul our storage and organization, and that just takes time. But the end result will be more PC pieces, more complete races, and hopefully the beginnings of our terrain offerings as well!
More Good News: we have OVER 500 new items that are already inventoried and photographed. I just need to get them added to the site after the internal reorganization is done.
So even if it looks like the site site is a bit stagnant... NOPE. And pretty soon we'll be rolling right along again. Hang in there AB fans!
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