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Set seven of my Paper Miniatures for Traveller is in the store now!:

Traveller Paper Minis Vol 7 Vargr Pirates by MADMANMIKE www.drivethrurpg.com/product/2…


Get them now along with the other six sets!

Traveller Paper Minis Vol 5 Vargr Adventurers by MADMANMIKE www.drivethrurpg.com/product/2…

Traveller Paper Minis Vol 5 Vargr Adventurers by MADMANMIKE www.drivethrurpg.com/product/2…

Traveller Paper Minis Vol 4 Imperial Marines III by MADMANMIKE www.drivethrurpg.com/product/2…

Traveller Paper Minis Vol 2 Imperial Marines I by MADMANMIKE www.drivethrurpg.com/product/2…

Traveller Paper Minis Vol 3 Imperial Marines II by MADMANMIKE www.drivethrurpg.com/product/2…

Traveller Paper Miniatures Vol 1 Humaniti Security by MADMANMIKE www.drivethrurpg.com/product/2…

Included in each set are 6 highly detailed paper miniatures with fully detailed front and back sides, and each mini is presented with three different color schemes, for a total of 18 different minis.  Each mini also comes in three different formats for a total of 4 assembly options.

All that for $1.89 per set!

More to come soon, including Aslan sets!
I'm up to three sets of Paper Miniatures for Traveller:

Traveller Paper Miniatures Vol 1 Humaniti Security by MADMANMIKE www.drivethrurpg.com/product/2…

Traveller Paper Minis Vol 2 Imperial Marines I by MADMANMIKE www.drivethrurpg.com/product/2…

Traveller Paper Minis Vol 3 Imperial Marines II by MADMANMIKE www.drivethrurpg.com/product/2…

Included in each set are 6 highly detailed paper miniatures with fully detailed front and back sides, and each mini is presented with three different color schemes, for a total of 18 different minis.  Each mini also comes in three different formats for a total of 4 assembly options.

All that for $1.89 per set!

More to come soon, including Aslan and Vargr sets!
I've just launched my first product in what I hope to be a long line of Paper Miniatures for Traveller. www.drivethrurpg.com/product/2…

Traveller Paper Miniatures Vol 1 Humaniti Security by MADMANMIKE

Included in this set are 6 highly detailed paper miniatures of human security officers, ready to defend your station, repel boarding parties or explore hostile alien environments.

What you get:

  • 4 Male Security Officers, each with a unique pose
  • 2 Female Security Officers, each with unique pose
  • 3 formats provided with a total of 4 assembly options
  • BONUS! Each mini is presented with three different color schemes, for a total of 18 different minis
  • 1 page of bases provided


All that for $1.89!

More to come soon, including Aslan and Vargr sets!

With the Rifts Board Game on hold while the rules get a tweak, I find myself between projects. As the expenses continue, Commissions are open!

My rate is $50 for a character commission (ask about discounts for group shots), complete with a paper miniature version of your character, a file size large enough to print a 24x30 inch poster, and a smaller more manageable file for display on your personal device or printing at home.

I accept payment via Paypal at madmanmike14@yahoo.com, or on Facebook Instant Messenger at www.facebook.com/MADMANMIKE14 .

Group shots, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Superheroes, Contemporary or Historical, you name it, I'm your guy..

Here are some examples of my work, hit me up ASAP!

SAMAS in flight by MADMANMIKE Zeldariels Gang by MADMANMIKE  Hellmilia's Horde by MADMANMIKE  Mega-Kemo by MADMANMIKE  Murderous Croc by MADMANMIKE  Wheres the Xeno by MADMANMIKE  Stolen Art by MADMANMIKE Andorian Captain by MADMANMIKE Mike's Paladin by MADMANMIKE Drakonid Paladin by MADMANMIKE All this for 75 bucks by MADMANMIKE Zeldariel Zodiac Mage by MADMANMIKE Nicholai the Fighter by MADMANMIKE Titus Longbowman by MADMANMIKE Hellmillia Greyaxe by MADMANMIKE Arak Silvertip by MADMANMIKE Terry PsiTech by MADMANMIKE Shawn Cyber-Knight by MADMANMIKE Silver Eagle Flight by MADMANMIKE RIFTS Ferel Bull Terrier Dogboy by MADMANMIKE Alexi, Silver Eagle SAMAS Pilot by MADMANMIKE Atiru by MADMANMIKE RIFTS Temporal Warrior Bio-Borg by MADMANMIKE  Atlantean Undead Slayer by MADMANMIKE Off Guard by MADMANMIKE RIFTS Dwarf Rogue Scientist by MADMANMIKE Mizzou Tigers by MADMANMIKE Pete's Demigod by MADMANMIKE Sugar Pope, Zenith Moon Warper by MADMANMIKE Sugar Pope - Natural Form by MADMANMIKE Brian Foster Night Blogger by MADMANMIKE Dolon Awnshiegh - Commission Piece by MADMANMIKE Dragon Soldiers by MADMANMIKE S.I.E.G.E. by MADMANMIKE Frankie - Redneck Frankenstein Hero by MADMANMIKE Fealix and Jim by MADMANMIKE Howard Gilgamesh Wyndingham XV by MADMANMIKE Fat Larry by MADMANMIKE Gumshoe by MADMANMIKE

I posted this to my Facebook page and thought this might be a good bit of info for DA as well.

Kickstarter link: kck.st/2pOdMdp

Today is the day the Rifts Board Game Kickstarter launches (3PM Eastern time). This is the first Kickstarter I've been a part of on the production end and it occurs to me that many of my Facebook friends have probably never used Kickstarter, so I thought I'd give you the rundown.

Kickstarter is essentially a venture capital system where a creator comes to the masses and asks for investment to bring their product to market. By backing a kickstarter you are able to select from a list of rewards the creator agrees to provide should the kickstarter succeed.

That's an important note. Any given Kickstarter will have a goal for funding, and any pledges made are only collected if the goal is reached. Once the kickstarter period ends, if the goal is reached, then the creators will collect payment and begin working towards fulfilling the rewards.

Rogue Heroes Studios has worked hard to have this project lined out perfectly. By the end of the kickstarter all that should be left to do is manufacture the product and ship it out.

I'll be posting links and updates as the Kickstarter moves along.

The Rifts Board Game goes to Kickstarter within a week. This week I've spent all of 1.5 hours watching TV, and the rest of the time was working, sleeping or eating.  NO REST!

I'm making some final tweaks to the primary game map right now, and some revisions to the tiles over the next few days before doing the remaining three maps.  All will be done before the kickstarter ends. I'll be journaling along the way with links and maybe some preview images of the work.

Home stretch on the work!
I tried all day yesterday to put images in my gallery. Nothing. All the way through the process, click submit and it does nothing. Neither submit button works.

Tried taking one out of my stash too, didn't work that way either.

I am already at my wits end for other reasons, this isn't helping.
A few years ago I looked at the market and felt that I could do the genre some justice, so I set out to provide inexpensive fun miniatures for use in Role-Playing games. To that end I've partnered with Palladium Books and done several sets for Fantasy and Sci-Fi.

With the advent of the Savage Rifts Kickstarter, I added tri-fold flats to my products, and have considered repackaging my fantasy sets for a smaller price-point and adding the flats to them as well. What do you think?

Here are links to all the sets I've done so far:

Palladium Fantasy RPG 2E Paper Miniatures Free by MADMANMIKEwww.drivethrurpg.com/product/1…

PFRPG Paper Minis Set 1: O.C.C.s Preview by MADMANMIKEwww.drivethrurpg.com/product/1…

PFRPG Paper Minis Set 2: Monster Races Preview by MADMANMIKEwww.drivethrurpg.com/product/1…

PFRPG Paper Minis Set 3: N.P.C. Encounters Preview by MADMANMIKEwww.drivethrurpg.com/product/1…

PFRPG Paper Minis Set 4: Undead O.C.C.s Preview by MADMANMIKEwww.drivethrurpg.com/product/1…

PFRPG Paper Minis Set 5: Female O.C.C.s Preview by MADMANMIKEwww.drivethrurpg.com/product/1…

PFRPG Paper Minis Set 6: Dwarves Preview by MADMANMIKEwww.drivethrurpg.com/product/1…

Rifts: Adventurers Preview by MADMANMIKEwww.drivethrurpg.com/product/1…

Rifts: Men at Arms Preview by MADMANMIKEwww.drivethrurpg.com/product/1…

Rifts: Deadboys Preview by MADMANMIKEwww.drivethrurpg.com/product/1…

Rifts: Practitioners of Magic Preview by MADMANMIKEwww.drivethrurpg.com/product/1…

RIFTS: Extras Preview by MADMANMIKEwww.drivethrurpg.com/product/1…
Three packages just hit the store at Drivethrurpg.com.

Coalition Deadboys: www.drivethrurpg.com/product/1…

Rifts Adventurers: www.drivethrurpg.com/product/1…

Rifts Men at Arms: www.drivethrurpg.com/product/1…

Three more sets are in progress and coming soon, Men of Magic, Psychics & Dogboys, and Rifts Power Armor.  I'm churning them out as fast as I can, get them and enjoy!

Priced at $2.99 per package, with 14 highly detailed front and back 28mm paper minis in three formats.
Here we are with just six days left in the Kickstarter for Savage RIFTS, and I'm looking to jump on board. For the next few days I'm offering character commissions at 40% off, just $30! For that price you get a full color character portrait in the setting of your choice (within reason), a paper mini of the character, and a grayscale portrait suitable for adding to a character sheet. Tell your friends and gaming buddies, this offer is going fast!

Minis are provided in three formats, with outline to trim down to the silhouette, without outline for simple A-Frame construction, and now in tri-fold paper flat format as well. The style and scale is the same as the official RIFTS Paper Minis, coming soon to DriveThruRPG.com.

Note me here or drop me an IM on Facebook. Payment is accepted through Facebook IM or on PayPal at madmanmike14@yahoo.com.

A few samples of previous works:

  Mike's Paladin by MADMANMIKE Terry PsiTech by MADMANMIKE Travis Rogue by MADMANMIKE Shawn Cyber-Knight by MADMANMIKE RIFTS Ferel Bull Terrier Dogboy by MADMANMIKE Chaos Earth Survivors by MADMANMIKE Soto at dawn by MADMANMIKE Alexi, Silver Eagle SAMAS Pilot by MADMANMIKE
Zeldariels Gang by MADMANMIKE SAMAS in flight by MADMANMIKE Villainous Trio by MADMANMIKE  Lemurian Adventure Group by MADMANMIKE

Full Gallery of Commissions here: madmanmike.deviantart.com/gall…

Savage RIFTS Kickstarter: www.kickstarter.com/projects/5…
The other morning I'm going through my regular routine checking social media and what do a find but this: www.kickstarter.com/projects/5…

I'm reminded that a good friend has been trying to get me to try out Savage Worlds RPG and that he's been running his RIFTS games with it's rules for a few years now, so I see this as a good thing. Then I remember that the system is commonly supported by it's publisher with Paper Flats, tri-fold paper minis.

"Gee" I think to myself, "Maybe I should finish the RIFTS Paper Miniatures I started making last year.."  Throughout the day and evening I work on cleaning up my first set, 14 various Coalition Deadboys, and then turn to my second set, RIFTS Adventurers.  The next day I'm eating my breakfast when my phone buzzes that I've got an email from Kev, asking if I'm interested in doing RIFTS Paper minis...

I respond five minutes later with the completed first set and preview of the second, as well as previews of several contemporary sets I've been working on, like Heroes Unlimited Century Station C-SWAT, beat cops and civilians, and Dead Reign Survivors and Zombies.  Some tweaking later I've got two full sets, including Paper Flats and I'm on to the third.  Today I noticed my journal was long overdue for an update and that I hadn't uploaded a new image for over a week, so I decided to rectify both. This Journal entry, and this image:

RIFTS Paper Minis Characters by MADMANMIKE

Now back to the grindstone.
  • Listening to: the blood coursing through my veins
So I took my kids to see Star Wars this afternoon while my wife and mother-in-law went shopping. I was sad to have my middle child say she'd rather shop until she drops than see the movie. We get to the theater at Chesterfield Mall in St. Louis and use the confirmation code to pick up the tickets my wife pre-ordered online two days ago, two adult and two kids. Since my middle child didn't go, I figured after we got our seats I'd get a refund for her ticket.

My mother-in-law and wife both rolled their eyes at me for insisting on heading to the theater at 1:45 when the movie didn't start until 3:30, but I knew better. First one in line gets the best seats, right?

So we get our tickets and walk over to the nice young man in the wheel chair taking them and ask about the 3:30 showing. He checks his chart and points out of the theater into the mall at a hallway off to the left and says "3:30 showing line starts right there, Hold line A."  I thank him and we go over to discover that we are indeed the first in line.

After about 10 minutes a couple of people got in line behind us. By 2:30 I turned to one of them and said "We're all going to feel really stupid if at 3:20 they come to take us into the theater and there's only 12 people here.." We all laugh and go on talking amongst ourselves.

Shortly thereafter my daughter says to me under her breath "Dad! That lady is giving those kids glow sticks!" A woman had brought a few boys and I asked if they already had their tickets thinking I might scalp my extra rather than go stand in line to return it, but she said they already had theirs, it was a birthday party with 20 boys...

By 2:50 the line is long and my daughter is eying the crowds of people milling about between us and the theater entrance.  Another line has formed on the other side of the hall almost as long, presumably for the 3D showing.

At 2:10 my daughter said "DAD! That blonde lady with the boys getting her tickets torn! She just got out of line from behind us and went into the theater!"  I told her to wait there with her brother and walked over to the entrance. A different young man was standing there taking tickets and I said "Excuse me, but I've been waiting for the 3:30 showing of Star Wars for an hour and a half so I could be the first one in, and you just let several people in for that movie. When is someone going to come let the line in?"

He looked at me blankly and said "I don't know about that sir, I just got here."

"Well you better figure it out and get someone over here right now."

He keyed the control for his headset and after a moment said "Someone will be there in just a moment.  I walk back over to the line and see several other people from the front of the line looking as disgusted as me.  Shortly a young lady walks over and shouts "Are you ready to see Star Wars?"  Many people yelled yes in excitement, I bit my tongue and narrowed my eyes.  I hand her our tickets and she says "Your movie is on screen 10, inside to the right."

We double-time it into the theater and find the door to 10 closed. Opening it we walk down the long L-shaped hallway and turn into the theater to find about 8 people already seated, surrounded by coats and glow sticks, 'saving' seats in most of four rows of the theater.

"Oh hell no!" I snarl loudly. "This is absolute Bull!" I walk up to the middle isle where my place as first in line should have allowed me to sit and glare at the woman sitting in my seat. "I didn't stand in line patiently for an hour and a half so you could get my seat!"

I take the kids to the third row from the back, the closest we could get and still sit in the middle, and once they had our seats I left to get popcorn and Coke, and a manager.

As I did some of the others who were right behind us expressed their disgust and I told them I was going to get the manager.  At the snack counter I waited for one person to get served before I got there. "I need a large popcorn and a large coke, and I demand to speak with a manager."  The kid rings me up and says "A manager?"

"Yes, right now."  I try to keep my cool as he toggles his headset while he gets my popcorn and hands me an empty cup. (I hate those stupid fountains with all the flavors coming out the same spigot).  The girl who took my ticket comes over and I explain this all to her. She turns to someone and says "Did you let people in when you were cleaning the auditorium?" Before she can continue I interrupt "That's not what I said, I said the kid over at the entrance took tickets for the movie before you came to get us in the line and there were several people in the theater when I arrived, despite my standing there waiting to be first for one and a half hours!"

The girl toggles her headset and I start to wonder when the world became so distant by using such connections. She says "my manager is over there and she can help you."  I turn and walk over to the woman in the red shirt, snagging a piece of popcorn with my tongue off the top of the bag as I walk. When I get there a woman who was in the middle of the line behind me is there already complaining about the same problem. I say "I was at the front of the line, there ten minutes before anyone else, and I walk in to find 15-plus seats either filled or claimed with jackets and glow sticks."

The manager leads us over to 10 and the other woman says "I was here last night and the same thing happened."  I drop off to get my soda and have to show the woman in front of me how to operate the darned machine, then run the fountain for a few seconds before I put my cup under to clear the god-awful Diet Coke from the system. When I return to the theater it's almost completely filled already and the manager is standing on the stairs looking at the center row where that demon-woman is sitting surrounded by seats taken only with coats. I stop next to her and she doesn't recognize me until I say "I was the first in line."  I turn and point right at the offending piles of human refuse and say "There, the woman in the red scarf, the two boys there, the woman there in the black scarf, those two in the front row, and that woman in the back row. I walked in, and they were already sitting there with all of those seats claimed."

"Okay, sir, I'll see what I can do." I take the popcorn and soda to the kids and sit down for a moment. I watch as the manager walks down in front, then reaches up requesting to see the woman with the red scarf's ticket. She happily produces them and I shake my head, getting up and going down to explain for the umpteenth time what happened.

I reach the manager and the woman who had complained is talking to her too. "I'm sorry, but they have tickets to this showing, so I can't ask them to leave." The woman complains that she can't even sit with her kids because of this and the manager apologizes again. I ask "What's the point in having a line for people to wait in if anyone can just walk up 20 minutes before the film and walk in to get a seat?"  She again apologizes and says that if we give her our names we can come to guest relations after the film and the manager will try to make amends, perhaps with passes to another film.

"I live 90 miles away, so I'm not sure what good that will do me.." I say with a sigh, but I step next to her and put my arm around her shoulder. Giving her a light hug I say "I do appreciate your efforts in an impossible situation. Perhaps all of the employees can be better trained."

She smiles and thanks me for my understanding before leaving. I turn to the lady who had complained and is taking a seat a bit too close to the front and say "I'm sorry, I should have taken a picture when I came in and saw these people in here, I just wasn't expecting to deal with this." She smiled and said "It's okay, we get to watch Star Wars!" I laugh and go sit with my kids as the commercials end and the trailers start.

My blood pressure is up though, and as I try to focus on the trailers and relax I can't help but be distracted as a few people come in to take the seats my kids should have had.. They're talking loudly and when the sit they are playing on their phones with the screen brightness turned all the way up.  The last two of them to come in are well over six feet tall, and despite being two rows in front of us in stadium seating are partially blocking our view of the screen. They take their time getting settled..

Finally the lights go all the way down and the screen shows "A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away.."  The music hits and the scroll starts… And I hear two women strike up a conversation behind me. I turn around and it's the last two coming in for their saved seats, standing with their backs to the screen and talking over the music to the woman who was sitting in the back row when I walked in.. I clench my jaw and try to read the scroll but they're just so damned loud!!!

Finally, about half way through the scroll I turn and yell at the top of my lungs "SHUT! UP!!!" Instantly the self-righteous indignation pours out of this putrid pile of self-absorbed ass-hattery and she says "Who are you talking too?! The movie hasn't started yet!"

My eyes about pop out of my head as I half stand and gesture at the screen screaming "YES IT HAS! TURN YOUR FAT ASS AROUND AND LOOK!" I sit down, steam coming out of my ears, eyes so blurry with rage that I can't read the last paragraph of the scroll.. My experience is as blown as my mind is with the level of stupidity I'm being bludgeoned with here..

They mutter something about ME being rude but quiet down as the scroll disappears.. I try to focus as the action begins but all I can think is that I'm about to start ripping out some weaves…

the movie is so awesome that it only takes me about ten minutes to calm down and get into it.. But that's 15 minutes off the experience, gone forever down the drain of disgust…

When the movie is over I can't bring myself to sit through the credits as is my tradition because I've never actually gotten comfortable after dealing with these villainous scum-bags, so I take the kids and go get refills on the soda and popcorn, then send them out to their mother while I go over to guest services.

The woman who complained with me is already there and after I explain another manager appears and I tell him what happened to us all. He apologizes and not only gives me four passes for the tickets I bought, but a fifth in lieu of a refund on the ticket we didn't use. They're good until August next year, so I imagine we can make a trip back to St. Louis between now and then to watch another film.  All-in-all, I have to say that the theater was nice and the employees were very accommodating. I told the man that I didn't feel like anything should happen to the young man who let the people in, but that some serious training improvements clearly needed to happen so this wouldn't happen again.

As I turned to leave I went to shake hands with the woman who had complained, my comrade in getting screwed by life. She had a box in her hand and when she transferred it to the left I just leaned in and hugged her, saying "Bless you. Have a Merry Happy Holy Christma-Hanna-Kwanz-Diwali." She smiled and laughed a bit and said "The same to you."

Another chapter in my life story that will be entitled "You think you've got it bad?"
  • Drinking: Good ol' H2O!
So I got a notice in the mail that I need to get a D.O.T. Physical before Friday next week if I want to keep my Class B drivers license.. I'm in the process of figuring out where I can go to get one and how much it costs, but until I make some cash that amount is moot.

So commissions for the holidays!  Currently I am finishing up my last batch and should be able to fill 4-6 more slots before Christmas.  This should cover my physical and pay for the presents on the list my wife has handed me.

My reduced rate is $30 for a character commission, complete with a paper miniature version of your character, a file size large enough to print a 24x30 inch poster, and a smaller more manageable file for display on your personal device or printing at home.

I accept payment via Paypal at madmanmike14@yahoo.com, or on Facebook Instant Messenger at www.facebook.com/MADMANMIKE14 .

Group shots, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Superheroes, Contemporary or Historical, you name it, I'm your guy..

Here are some examples of my work, hit me up ASAP!

SAMAS in flight by MADMANMIKE Zeldariels Gang by MADMANMIKE  Hellmilia's Horde by MADMANMIKE Mike's Paladin by MADMANMIKE Wolfen Knight Portrait by MADMANMIKE Drakonid Paladin by MADMANMIKE All this for 75 bucks by MADMANMIKE Zeldariel Zodiac Mage by MADMANMIKE Nicholai the Fighter by MADMANMIKE Titus Longbowman by MADMANMIKE Hellmillia Greyaxe by MADMANMIKE Arak Silvertip by MADMANMIKE Terry PsiTech by MADMANMIKE Shawn Cyber-Knight by MADMANMIKE Silver Eagle Flight by MADMANMIKE RIFTS Ferel Bull Terrier Dogboy by MADMANMIKE Alexi, Silver Eagle SAMAS Pilot by MADMANMIKE Atiru by MADMANMIKE RIFTS Temporal Warrior Bio-Borg by MADMANMIKE  Atlantean Undead Slayer by MADMANMIKE Off Guard by MADMANMIKE RIFTS Dwarf Rogue Scientist by MADMANMIKE Mizzou Tigers by MADMANMIKE Ratling Crazy by MADMANMIKE Pete's Demigod by MADMANMIKE Sugar Pope, Zenith Moon Warper by MADMANMIKE Sugar Pope - Natural Form by MADMANMIKE Brian Foster Night Blogger by MADMANMIKE Kjell Doran Commission by MADMANMIKE Dolon Awnshiegh - Commission Piece by MADMANMIKE Dragon Soldiers by MADMANMIKE S.I.E.G.E. by MADMANMIKE Frankie - Redneck Frankenstein Hero by MADMANMIKE Fealix and Jim by MADMANMIKE Howard Gilgamesh Wyndingham XV by MADMANMIKE Fat Larry by MADMANMIKE Gumshoe by MADMANMIKE
  • Drinking: Good ol' H2O!

I sent this as an email this morning after googling my art to show my son how much I had online.. Food for thought in our digital age..

Hey,

I was doing a google search for my art to show my son some of my work and saw that you had copied some of my images from my deviantart gallery to a forum. I'm glad you liked the image enough to share with others but I think you may not understand what's wrong with this situation.

When an artist posts an image to an online gallery site like DeviantArt, we are displaying our work there in exchange for a quantifiable reward; people visit the site to see the image and it registers a number of views and hits to our gallery; this let's us know which of our images are the most popular and gives us an idea of what styles and techniques we can use to improve ourselves. Ultimately though, as with any professional artist, the goal is to improve, and also to make money.

So when someone takes one of our images and puts it up on another site, and doesn't notify us first, we lose that valuable information gathering that happens on the site we posted to. I have no way to know how many people have viewed my image on your post to that forum, and no way to get feedback from the people who have viewed it to improve. You did list my username from DeviantArt next to it, but without a link to my page or the original image, the chances that your post of my image is going to do me any good are slim to none.

If you appreciate a piece of art, the very least you should do is contact the artist and ask if it's okay to post it elsewhere. DeviantArt gives artists the option of allowing downloads of their images with a "Download Image" link button. This again gives the artist information on the popularity of an image as the site records how often the button is used. But I'm going to go one step further and ask that you don't do this. Why? Because many artists don't realize the value of their own work, and would probably give you permission to post it elsewhere. This not only undercuts the value of their art, but of everyone's art. How? By perpetuating the notion that we all do art for free.

Nobody creates something for free. It takes time and energy to make an image, and many of us make (at least part of) our living with our art. But when people take that work and distribute it to others without our knowledge, it reduces our earning potential. I have three kids and a mortgage, and like most artists, I live on a very tight budget. Did you know that I am a published artist? That I've done the cover and interior art for several Palladium Books RPG supplements? And that I do character commissions? If you've perused my gallery and journal on DeviantArt you probably do, but how many of the people that have viewed my images in your thread on that forum know this? How many of those people might have paid me to do an image of their character, had they known that was an option?

Clearly you like the images you've downloaded from my gallery and reposted elsewhere. But consider this. If you see a beautiful flower in someone's garden, do you pick it and set it on your kitchen table? Or should you appreciate it's beauty and maybe tell some friends to go check it out? If you pick it, it's going to wither and die, and the person who planted it isn't going to have the joy of knowing others are appreciating the work they've put into growing that flower..

-Mike

  • Listening to: Fallout New Vegas Radio
  • Drinking: Good ol' H2O!
Update: Thanks to everyone that ordered a commission, the bill is paid. I'm going to go ahead and offer this reduced rate through the weekend.

It's that time again, and the bills are due. I need to collect 4 commissions in the next 24 hours to pay a bill that snuck up on us..

My reduced rate is now $30 for a character commission, complete with a paper miniature version of your character, a file size large enough to print a 24x30 inch poster, and a smaller more manageable file for display on your personal device or printing at home.

I accept payment via Paypal at madmanmike14@yahoo.com, or on Facebook Instant Messenger at www.facebook.com/MADMANMIKE14 .

Here are some examples of my work, hit me up ASAP!

  Shawn Cyber-Knight by MADMANMIKE Frankie - Redneck Frankenstein Hero by MADMANMIKE Silver Eagle Flight by MADMANMIKE S.I.E.G.E. by MADMANMIKE RIFTS Ferel Bull Terrier Dogboy by MADMANMIKE Alexi, Silver Eagle SAMAS Pilot by MADMANMIKE Atiru by MADMANMIKE  Zeldariels Gang by MADMANMIKE  Hellmilia's Horde by MADMANMIKE All this for 75 bucks by MADMANMIKE Zeldariel Zodiac Mage by MADMANMIKE RIFTS Temporal Warrior Bio-Borg by MADMANMIKE  Atlantean Undead Slayer by MADMANMIKE  Nicholai the Fighter by MADMANMIKE  Off Guard by MADMANMIKE Titus Longbowman by MADMANMIKE Fealix and Jim by MADMANMIKE Hellmillia Greyaxe by MADMANMIKE Arak Silvertip by MADMANMIKE Howard Gilgamesh Wyndingham XV by MADMANMIKE Fat Larry by MADMANMIKE Gumshoe by MADMANMIKE RIFTS Dwarf Rogue Scientist by MADMANMIKE Mizzou Tigers by MADMANMIKE Ratling Crazy by MADMANMIKE Pete's Demigod by MADMANMIKE Sugar Pope, Zenith Moon Warper by MADMANMIKE Sugar Pope - Natural Form by MADMANMIKE Brian Foster Night Blogger by MADMANMIKE Kjell Doran Commission by MADMANMIKE Dolon Awnshiegh - Commission Piece by MADMANMIKE Dragon Soldiers by MADMANMIKE
  • Listening to: Fallout New Vegas Radio
  • Drinking: Good ol' H2O!
All of the great patrons who bought commissions to help me get to GenCon, and to all of the players in the four games I ran. You all rock!

GenCon was great as always with only one complaint; There's not enough time in four days to do everything!

Here's to next year!
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So I can go to GenCon, but I have zero dollars for spending money. Anyone want a commission to help a guy get some goodies at the greatest Con in the midwest?

Commissions are $25 for a poster resolution character portrait. See my gallery of commission work for examples.  Last day to get it before I leave, although I can work on the road..

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I head to GenCon in 12 days and I've got 5 commission slots left. $25 per character, full color 300dpi at 24x30 inches, plus a 28mm paper miniature and a grayscale portrait for your character sheet.  Get it fast!


Here's a gallery of previous commission works I've done: madmanmike.deviantart.com/gall…

Payment accepted on paypal, Note me here or PM me on Facebook.

Also, if you are headed to GenCon, I'll take pre-orders for poster prints of the cover of Rifter number 69 and my Palladium Fantasy Racial Height chart, just $35 apiece and signed.

The Rifter number 69 Cover Art by MADMANMIKE  Palladium Fantasy Racial Scale Chart by MADMANMIKE
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Holy cow, Gen Con is in three weeks! I've got to make some cash to fund my trip there, so I'm extending my 50% discount for the time being.

$25 for a full color character portrait complete with background at 300dpi and 24"x30", suitable for poster printing. Also included a more managable 9"x11.5" file for showing off electronically or printing at home, and a 28mm paper miniature of your character, and a grayscale portrait without background suitable for adding to a character sheet.

I also do group shots for $25 per character so get your gaming group to pony up and have their party portrait done!

Hit me up here or any of the usual places.

I accept payment on PayPal.

Some of my previous commissions:

Zeldariels Gang by MADMANMIKE  Hellmilia's Horde by MADMANMIKE All this for 75 bucks by MADMANMIKE Zeldariel Zodiac Mage by MADMANMIKE RIFTS Temporal Warrior Bio-Borg by MADMANMIKE  Atlantean Undead Slayer by MADMANMIKE  Nicholai the Fighter by MADMANMIKE  Off Guard by MADMANMIKE Titus Longbowman by MADMANMIKE Fealix and Jim by MADMANMIKE Hellmillia Greyaxe by MADMANMIKE Arak Silvertip by MADMANMIKE Howard Gilgamesh Wyndingham XV by MADMANMIKE Fat Larry by MADMANMIKE Gumshoe by MADMANMIKE RIFTS Dwarf Rogue Scientist by MADMANMIKE Mizzou Tigers by MADMANMIKE Ratling Crazy by MADMANMIKE Pete's Demigod by MADMANMIKE Sugar Pope, Zenith Moon Warper by MADMANMIKE Sugar Pope - Natural Form by MADMANMIKE Brian Foster Night Blogger by MADMANMIKE Kjell Doran Commission by MADMANMIKE Dolon Awnshiegh - Commission Piece by MADMANMIKE Dragon Soldiers by MADMANMIKE
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Hey gang, I'm in need of funds to take my wife out to see San Andreas this weekend, so I'm offering you the cut-rate commissions to help me out. 

$25 for a full color character portrait, 300dpi at 24 inches across (big enough to get a poster print at your local Staples or the printshop of your choice).

Also included is a more manageable 9x11.5 at 300dpi for showing off and printing at home, a 6 inch gray-scale portrait without background suitable for adding to a character sheet and a 28 mm paper miniature of your character.

This is half price, so get yours while the getting is good! Hit me up with a Note on DeviantArt, or drop me a PM on Facebook or the Palladium Books Message boards.

Payment accepted via paypal.

Some examples of my work:
Zeldariel Zodiac Mage by MADMANMIKE RIFTS Temporal Warrior Bio-Borg by MADMANMIKE  Atlantean Undead Slayer by MADMANMIKE  Nicholai the Fighter by MADMANMIKE  Off Guard by MADMANMIKE Titus Longbowman by MADMANMIKE Fealix and Jim by MADMANMIKE Hellmillia Greyaxe by MADMANMIKE Arak Silvertip by MADMANMIKE Howard Gilgamesh Wyndingham XV by MADMANMIKE Fat Larry by MADMANMIKE Gumshoe by MADMANMIKE RIFTS Dwarf Rogue Scientist by MADMANMIKE Mizzou Tigers by MADMANMIKE Ratling Crazy by MADMANMIKE Pete's Demigod by MADMANMIKE Sugar Pope, Zenith Moon Warper by MADMANMIKE Sugar Pope - Natural Form by MADMANMIKE Brian Foster Night Blogger by MADMANMIKE Kjell Doran Commission by MADMANMIKE Dolon Awnshiegh - Commission Piece by MADMANMIKE Dragon Soldiers by MADMANMIKE