it over already?
things have happened in the last month of the year, and especially in the last week!!
To start things off, I have removed the Cartoon and Graphic Design pages
from this site. I really wasn't keeping them up to date, and they will fit
in much better on my new site, Design
by Zorcon! This new site will be a combination of on-line portfolio
and a graphic design resource. I wont bore you with the other events in my
life, but they have had an adverse impact on my family's health, time, and
finances. All I can do is saddle up and carry on!
on my mind |
January 2, 2007
another year has passed. I hope 2006 was kind to you, and I hope 2007 is
better! Happy New Year!!
Planner Image Library - HeroClix
- Added Invincible, Green Lantern Corps, and Supernova (including the
Marvel Zombie LE's) image packs. I also added to, or updated images for
Sinister, X-Men Danger Room, Hypertime, and a few other image packs. The
Complete Image Library is up to date with all changes. None of these image
packs have the colored ring treatment like on the trial Image
Pak for Marvel Sinister that I posted last week. I will be making a
duplicate image set with the rings and will post them throughout this week
as they are completed.
takes silver |
PRESENTATIONS ANNOUNCES WINNING ENTRY!!
E. Hanan III has won a silver award from The 2006 Davey Awards for his
work on the Freesia Frameworks logo. John has been a designer and computer
artist in the Portland, Oregon area for 13 years. The final design
reflects a culmination of efforts with the Freesia
Frameworks owner to capture the essence of a freesia flower. “I am
very pleased with how this logo turned out”, John adds “Winning the
award for this particular project is especially rewarding”.
is John’s 3rd award for design this year, and his 6th
in the last 3 years. His work with iCON Presentations, Inc. has brought
many opportunities for excellent projects, and he is looking forward to
many new endeavors.
winners of The 2006 Davey Awards have been announced by the
International Academy of the Visual Arts. With over 3,500 entries from
across the US and around the world, the Davey Awards honors the finest
creative work from the best small firms, agencies and companies worldwide.
Please visit www.daveyawards.com
to view the full winners list.
Davey Awards is judged and overseen by the International Academy of the
Visual Arts (IAVA), a 200+ member organization of leading professionals
from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing
progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media.
Current IAVA membership represents a "Who's Who" of acclaimed
media, advertising, and marketing firms including: Sotheby’s Institute
of Art, Yahoo!, Estee Lauder, Wired, Insight Interactive, The Webby
Awards, Bath & Body Works, Brandweek, Polo Ralph Lauren, ADWEEK, Alloy,
Coach, iNDELIBLE, MTV, Victoria’s Secret, HBO, The Ellen Degeneres Show,
Myspace.com, and many others. See www.iavisarts.org
for more information.
incredible quality and growth of entries again proves that creative
excellence, fresh ideas and great conceptual execution is a hallmark of
the best small agencies and firms” noted Linda Day, a director of the
IAVA. She added, “On behalf of the entire Academy, we are honored to
have judged the 2nd Annual Davey Awards and thrilled to recognize such a
diverse and accomplished pool of creative work.”
- The system does not seem to be working yet....
- Gift Certificates are now available for my eBay store. Check the link at
the bottom of the left navigation pane. Certifacates are available in $20
- Added a trial Image
Pak for Marvel Sinister. I added a graphical treatment behind the
figure to better indicate the rarity, or "ring" color.
Update! - As I
may be moving on to other (better?0 things, I have added my best logo
designs as well as a few other odds and ends to my Graphic
Design Page. I will be adding to this page over the next few updates.
- I have added new images to the Comics
Page. In particular are images of work I did with Dark Horse Comics
and a couple of Spawn images. I must put together some Iron Man art in
honor of the upcoming movie in 2008. Check out Jon
Favreau's MySpace Iron Man Movie Group where he reads and interacts
with Iron Man fans about the movie!!
Karate Babes -
I removed some of the wallpapers that I thought were less interesting and
creative than the rest. Not to worry, more to come soon!!
Directory 4.2 - The updated directory is
here with over 12,000 newly indexed entries and over 200 books referenced!!!
- I have added a section to the Gameography
Page that details many of my "honorable Mention" favorite games.
Mostly these games I no longer play, but would like to if I had the time,
space, or opponents!!
Karate Babes -
added another 11 new Wallpapers, 2 trading cards, and 1 link to the Bikini
Karate Babes Page. This brings the total to 115 wallpapers!!!
Directory 4.2 - The next installment is making tremendous progress.
Many non-WotC books have been added as well as new categories. This next
installment will see over 7,000 additional entries!!
Planner Image Libraries - I am almost done with formatting the new
galleries. All that is left is confirming naming conventions with BP.
Reprisal Campaign - After 6 years, the battle has finally ended!! It
has been a fun and challenging treat. Look for an overview of what happened to the PC's in the weeks
Directory 4.1 - Fixed 2 major errors recently found in the latest
release of the d20
Directory. More than 1,400 spells fixed and over 900 spells, 1,000 magic items and 1,200 monsters
added - Over 5,000 new entries in total!! New
Conditions, Special Abilities, & Types/Sub-types.
Directory 4.0 - The latest version of the d20
Directory is available. Major updates include: 1) Addition of the
Forgotten Realms, Eberron, Dragonlance and Oriental Adventures campaign
settings including most supplements; 2) Every Race, Class, Prestige Class,
and Feat published by Wizards of the Coast has been indexed; 3) The Spell
Compendium has been indexed.
- Many new items uploaded to the store,
check it out!
Its been a little while since the last batch, but checkout the10 new Wallpapers in
Karate Babes Gallery.
Image Library - I have enhanced all card and token images
(including standard object tokens) for the following sets: Infinity
Challenge, Hypertime, Indy, Mutant Mayhem, Legacy, Fantastic Forces,
Icons, Armor Wars, Collateral Damage, and Sinister. The Sinister image
library is current with what is available.
of Zorcon turns 2! - I can't believe that I've been doing this for 2
years!! A lot has happened, and I expect the next few months will be big.
Oh, and its worth mentioning that my son just turned 3!!
Image Library - I have updated HeroClix Sinister image library to
include all current images.
pictures are worth looking at
Image Library - I have uploaded an absolutely complete HeroClix
image library for Battle
Planner Inventory Software - From Infinity Challenge through Giants
(all currently available Sinister and Danger Room images too)!! All
tokens, cards, and LE's are present for every set. I have also found that
a 200 x 200 image size works better than a 150 x 150, and have re-sized every
- the d20
now a featured site on the Dungeons and Dragons Resources
WebRing. A network of sites promoting free resources for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Edition Dungeons and Dragons. Include free modules and maps to new feats and magic items all the way to new campaign worlds, and much MUCH more. If your site can be included with the description above, you are free to join.
Fantasy of a Geek Dad
- OK, it would be an understatement to say that
I am a HUGE sci-fi fan (amongst other geeky things). In particular, Star
Wars has had a tremendous influence
A little blurb about games
- 2005 was a very interesting year for the gaming industry. RPGs took a 45% hit in sales last year (following a 20% loss in '04)! The standbys are still producing (WoTC, WW, Palladium, & SJG), but on a lighter schedule.
- After nearly a 2-month hiatus, Games of Zorcon's eBay Storefront is open for business again! Expect daily updates over the next few weeks
new stuff!! There are 3 new Trading Cards and 11 new Wallpapers in
Karate Babes Gallery. This brings the total to 32 trading cards, and
addition to finally uploading new listings, I
have added "quick links" to the navbar (see Storefront left) for
the most common categories and searches entered at my eBay
Too Much Drama
- Too much drama... yes, that seems to be the theme for my life the last 2-1/2 years! Last Wednesday, my wife called me when she got home from work (I was still at work). She asked if I had seen Patches
Law - Well, I'm in the home stretch of a 2-month plus period of 100-120 hour workweeks. Last night my son's cold took a turn for the worse, and I took him to the docs today. When I finally got to work (the *one* day in the last two months I show up in the afternoon) I had messages from just about
is a new section in Other Interests called Graphic
Design. Here you will find samples of my favorite design projects, pieces
that have won international competitions, and a link to my design firm's
Lost Worlds section is back up on the site -
with a new wallpaper to boot!! The Product
List is mostly complete. It looks like all I need to ad is the newest
books and thumbnail images of the covers,
will be starting new listings today, and thought the week, at my eBay
I won an eBay action
for one of the Bikini's used in the video game Bikini Karate Babes. The
bikini was worn by Isis, goddess of Childbirth, Death, Earth, Fertility,
Healing, Home, Magic, Marital Devotion, Motherhood, and the Moon. Here is
a <pic> of the item.
week sees the addition of 2 new Trading Cards and 20 new Wallpapers
to my Bikini Karate Babes Gallery.
In commemorating my recent win, 7 of the wallpapers this week are of Isis.
Storefront is still temporarily closed. Demands from my real job have
delayed my progress in getting the store back up and running.
now have a MySpace.com page.
The focus will be more on my personal life and other interests than on
games. However, since games seem to be a large portion of my life, there
will be some cross-over with this site. Check out my image gallery
over there (you'll have to register first) to see pictures of my son and
some caricatures of me throughout the years!!
Storefront is temporarily closed while I finish up inventory and price
adjustments. I expect new listings to be posted later this week.
I slowed down a little bit this week and I
have only added 5 new Trading Cards and 4 new Wallpapers to my Bikini
Karate Babes Gallery. (actually, I started working on other
projects for this site)
have added 12 new Trading Cards and 10 new Wallpapers to my Bikini
Karate Babes Gallery. You will find new designs, and 2 new themed
series. I will continue to create and upload more wallpapers and trading
cards each week over the next few months!
am still in the process of updating shipping charges, and checking inventory at
Storefront. Please be patient over the next few weeks as selections
will be limited. In particular this week, where I will be removing the
remaining few items from my store.
THE WORLD'S A BIKINI 2!
have added 11 new Wallpapers to the Bikini
Karate Babes Gallery. You will find all new designs and new themed
series. more wallpapers will be added each week over the next few months!
I also updated the BKB Products List to
include the most recent releases.
New Year!!! Welcome back to Games of Zorcon Episode III: The Return
of the Procrastinator!! The last year has definitely NOT been lacking
in events, but I'll have to say that there were still a few opportunities
to continue working on this site. With all of that behind me, I look
forward to the new year: my 10th wedding anniversary (18 years together),
my son's 3rd birthday, this site's 3rd year, and my game store's 2nd year!
Whew! That being said onto the good stuff...
Bikini Karate Babes page in the Gameography
section has been re-launched with all new material!! With the release of
the next edition of BKB on the horizon, I have created many new desktop
wallpapers in honor of this important event!
have all new complete and almost complete galleries for HeroClix,
specifically for use with Battleplanner
software on my HeroClix Gameography page. I have removed the bases in the
images so the figures can be larger, and so the same image can better
represent the various REV/Unique versions.
also have complete galleries for D&D
Miniatures specifically for use with Battleplanner
software, on my D&D Gameography page. I
have left the bases on these images, but I have sized the figures
"roughly" to scale.
at my eBay
Storefront are HeroClix
Grab Bags and D&D
Miniatures Reserve Packs! Both of these lots are an excellent value
for any collector or player. The HC Grab Bags sell for $13.99 for 30
figures!! There is guaranteed to be 1 unique or LE in every lot, at least
1 transporter/giant, and never a repeat! The D&DM Reserve packs
contain are an excellent choice to bolster your favorite faction. You will
find between 10-15 common and uncommon figures. Another great benefit is
gained when you buy 1 reserve pack for each of the 4 factions from the
same set - you will get a complete set of uncommons and 2 complete sets of
commons!! As always Games
of Zorcon Storefront sells many great gamming accessories, so check it
Update | A
brand new version of the d20 Directory is
available, with many new sorting categories, and a complete indexing of *all*
non-campaign specific (read: non-Forgotten Realms or Ebberon) rule
books for all Races, Classes, and Prestige Classes.
Magazine Index |
Many of you have emailed me asking when it would
be uploaded, and the highly anticipated Magazine Index is finally here!
Find an obscure variant rule, or a past deck strategy, or even game report
to improve your strategy.
| April 23, 2005
Birthday! | Games
of Zorcon turns 1 this week! Holy cow, has this been a challenging year! I
have many plans for site improvements and for increasing my eBay
offerings. As always, I will keep you all informed as I make progress.
| April 19, 2005
Two! | More
and at my eBay
store this weekend! Both D&D minis and Star Wars minis are in the
mix, as well as some Magic: the Gathering.
| Started the
rebuild process on a few of the games found in the Gameography
| March 16, 2005
Burritos and a Mountain Dew! | I
am spending my fifth day* within the last year, with a beeper
clipped to my shirt, sitting in a hospital cafeteria, waiting for a surgeon
to tell me my wife has been moved into the recovery room. We had high
hopes that 2005 would be a new beginning, after a troubling year with
cancer. Unfortunately, the first quarter has turned out not to be.
We have already been scared with a possible reoccurrence (benign), and as
I write this, our hopes for a second child are being "snipped"
away. Fortunately, we HAVE been blessed with family and friends, and I
thank them all for their support! (* surgical biopsy, lumpectomy,
surgical biopsy, surgical biopsy, and a tubal ligation)
| March 15, 2005
| New product
and new prices at my eBay
store every day this week! I will be posting many D&D Miniatures
Deathknell auctions, as well as a huge assortment of Star Wars Miniatures
Revenge of the Sith auction!!
| March 15, 2005
| I uploaded
40 Dungeons & Dragons Miniatures Dragoneye listings to my eBay
Store. Check back later this week, as I will be updating prices on
most of my
other sales, as well as changing my shipping policies. Don't forget, Deathknell is due March 25th, and I will be posting
over 100 new listing of the new expansion!
Over! | AAAARRRRGGHHHH!!!!I am starting all over from scratch! There were too many issues for me to figure out. I am certain that I
initially caused the mayhem by not following strict file naming conventions from the beginning. Oh well, chalk it up to beginner's stupidity. After 5 days of pulling my hair out, I give up!!! Please be patient and check back often for updates.
February 07, 2005
updating broken links resulting in the move. OMG what a hassle!!!
complete set of D&D Miniatures image files specifically for use with
Battle Planner management software. They have been cropped and named
appropriately, and can be placed in a folder named "ddpics" in
your "Battle Planner" folder.
a HeroClix Product List, and a partial set of HeroClix image files for use
with Battle Planner management software. They have been cropped and named
appropriately, and can be placed in a folder named "hcpics" in
your "Battle Planner" folder.
new domain name www.gamesofzorcon.com is now active, and I will soon be
launching the official Games of Zorcon eBay store!
have been having difficulties getting the d20 Directory, Magazine Index,
and the Gaming News sections to work on-line. They seem to work on-system,
but I can not figure out why they don't work on-line.
The Complete Site overhaul is finished! In addition to a cosmetic face-lift, I have added new sections: Gaming News, Other Hobbies, Contributors, Gameography, d20 Directory, Favorites, Magazine Index, and Accessory Guide. The first three new sections should be self explanatory, but the others may need a little more description. Gameography is the index of all the games I discuss on this site. The d20 Directory is a comprehensive excel based database listing every class, race, item, spell, power, monster, deity, divine power, and adventure for the d20 system . The Favorites section is devoted to my favorite characters or teams of many of my favorite games. The Magazine Index is a similar beast to the d20 Directory, but it lists every article from the most popular gamming magazines in the industry. Lastly, the Accessories guide is a culmination of many odd, unique, and cool gaming accessories I have found over the years.
I've added a new game to the site -
Heroclix. This is a pre-painted miniatures game based on comic book superheroes!!! While I really like City of Heroes, for me, there is nothing like getting to play as Iron Man!!!
I've added another new game to the site - Munchkin. This is a humorous fantasy-themed card game. It plays on the stereotype power-gamer, taking power, items and monsters over the top.
This year has continued to be a very difficult year for me. Many family health problems and personal obstacles have made my life a huge challenge. I continue to keep my eye on the light at the end of the tunnel, but so far it has eluded me. I continue to hope for the best, and I am grateful that the members of my family are stabilizing or have greatly improved. I have been working here and there all summer on a major face-lift to the site, and hopefully will have it up and going before December.
Added progress pictures to the Blood Bowl Legacy Team Gallery. I am still assembling and converting.
Added pictures of stage 2 construction of Iblis to the Dungeons & Dragons Gallery. I removed the bow as I was having difficulties building up the thickness of the shaft.
Updated pictures in the Blood Bowl Gallery. I am learning more about my camera and re-shot the coach and cheerleaders of the Dwarf Warhammers. I also posted these images in My Gallery at CoolMiniorNot.com.
Updated pictures in the Battlefleet Gothic Gallery. I re-shot the orbiting defense platforms. I also posted these images in My Gallery at CoolMiniorNot.com.
| August 31, 2004
Uploaded a few images in My Gallery at CoolMiniorNot.com. CMoN is the largest community site dedicated to miniatures, allowing fans and community members to vote on their favorite figures. Please be sure to vote on my figures when you visit CMoN!!.
Added files to the Dungeons & Dragons Resources - a 3.5 Character Sheet, a Spell Worksheet, an NPC Character Sheet, and a Combat Crib Sheet in PDF format.
Added a new section to the Dungeons & Dragons Gallery. I will be posting my progress on certain projects. This first one is a powerful NPC named Iblis. I have just started assembling the figure, combining the torso/arms, legs, and wings from three different figures. I will also be sculpting a composite bow, a tunic, and flowing locks of hair.
Added Iron Man pictures to the City of Heroes Gallery section. Most of these figures are GW space marines, but some of them are form other companies.
I finally have the bits for my contribution to the Blood Bowl Legacy Team. Progress should be moving along quite soon. But for now, I Added pictures of the unassembled parts to the Blood Bowl Legacy Team Gallery.
Added terrain pictures to the Necromunda Gallery. I have a number of buildings for Necromunda built by myself, and a friend. On a side note, we probably have more necro terrain than for any other game.
Added and updated Aqua Marine pictures in the WH40K Gallery. My Aqua Marines are my oldest and largest army. I began collecting and constructing this force in 1987.
Various events in my personal and business lives have kept me from adding to the site lately. I have many exciting additions planned for the site, and I hope to begin implementing them in the coming months, so stay tuned!!
Added cover and product scans to the Lost Worlds and Bikini Karate Babes histories sections.
Added product list & scans to the City of Heroes and Star Wars Galaxies histories sections.
Added a new super heroine and a task force battle scene to the City of Heroes Gallery section.
May 31, 2004
Added many more games and links to the site, and reformatted the Games Section. There are now two way to navigate through the bulk of the site. You can go to the Games Section, find the game you are interested in, and readily have access to all downloads, galleries, links, and history for that game. Alternatively, you can go directly to the main gallery, links, resource, or history sections, and browse all games within that category. Be sure to check out the new layout!
Added a new bi-monthly (hopefully) Toons Section!
Added images to the D&D Gallery. Added files to the D&D Campaign Section and Files Sections. Updated D&D Session Summaries for last 14 sessions.
Fixed broken links in the Blood Bowl Gallery.
Well, my first Lost Worlds Tournament could not have have been a bigger bust!! One competitor turned out, and he was more interested in seeing the newest books that he had not seen yet. I guess the good news, is that he bought 3 books!
| May 24, 2004
Added content to the Bikini Karate Babes Gallery section.
Updated Events Section. Entirely reformatted the Gallery section. The hi-res links in the Blood Bowl Gallery temporarily do not work.
Added City of Heroes to the Games Section.
| May 20, 2004
Added content to the Bikini Karate Babes Gallery section.
With learning more about web design, I have started an update to the gallery layout. You may find that some gallery links may not work during this update.
The SBBF Legacy Team is under way. The contributors are in final discussions about which team to paint.
| May 16, 2004
Added new games and resources to the Links section. Fixed some link issues. Added additional navigation links throughout the site. Updated Events Section.
Added content to the Files section. Added content to the Bikini Karate Babes Gallery section. Added minor graphic elements. Added convenient navigation links throughout the site. Updated Events
Added Blood Bowl Legacy News & Forum section. This is a new ongoing project that will get underway in mid-May.
Accidentally deleted Events page on last update. Fixed issue. Combined Loot and Games into one Games section. I felt that the two sections were redundant.
Finally figured out how to solve the all-fonts-display-bold issue I was having, and re-set all pages.
Added Battlefleet Gothic Gallery, Bikini Karate Babes Gallery, BB Legacy Team Gallery, D&D Gallery, WH40K Gallery, links to 3 new sections: Loot, Archives, and Forums, content to the Files section, content to the Links section, and content to the LW History section.
Renamed Support section to Files, and History section to Games.
| April 30, 2004
Made a font formatting change. Added to the BKB History section.
Organized the section to better manage more files. Learned a bit more about my camera's manual setting!!
Re-shot all of my Blood Bowl pictures. I also finished shooting the rest of my completed teams.
First Major Upload of Content.
All of the main pages are set, and partial content has been added. Eventually I will develop a number of features for this site:
Support - character sheets, team rosters, indexes, etc. Gallery - samples of my figure painting and terrain building.
History - chronology of games. Events - a list of major and local (for me) gamming events.
About - what this site is about and contact info. Links - links to publishers, forums and fan sites.
Polls - fun questions and "favorites".