News and Updates

  • October 2022 - Monthly Round Up

    · By Ben Douglas

    Continuing the Migration from Patreon to Ritual Casting Cult As Patreon continue to prove themselves to be a corrosive and rotten company, it becomes easier and easier to leave it behind. My goal is to eventually close down subscriptions on Patreon, hopefully by the end of the year. I can no longer, in good conscience, support Patreon especially in light of their alleged funding of child exploitation (see this article for more information). Whether the claims turn out to be true or not, the company has proven itself to be irresponsible, corrupt and prejudiced time and time again. They are...

  • October 2022 Release Preview

    · By Ben Douglas

    Eris, the Dune Hunter will be available to Chosen and Prophet Cultists on October 1st, and to Patreon Heroes and Merchants on October 3rd. Before we arrived, the planet was supposedly teeming with life. Green, verdant, alive. But during our crossing of the void, something happened. Our scientists have many hypotheses, none have progressed to theories. But whatever happened resulted in the planet becoming a desert, infested with massive mechanical creatures. We're unsure what came first, the desert, or the things within them. Buried in the dunes lie wrecked humanoid robots of towering scale. It would appear that the civilisation...

  • Eris, The Dune Hunter - Work In Progress Set 2

    · By Ben Douglas

    I don't know what it is about this month, but everything has been taking longer than I like. Well, I DO know why. It's mostly down to the amount of hard surface work and the sheer scale of the model. I have to work on things in separate files to prevent autosaving from taking 5 minutes a piece and destroying my flow. So far, Eris, her railgun and the mechanical hand are complete. That just leaves the mechanical worm and the base to finish. Normally I'd like to be done with the model by now and getting the cuts and...

  • Eris, The Dune Hunter - Work In Progress Set 1

    · By Ben Douglas

    Just got done with the large chunk of hard surface modelling for next month's model. Got the giant mechanical hand finished, just need to weather it and give it some damage. Also got the rifle finished, which will need some wear and tear as well. Now I have these pieces finished I can properly pose Eris and get going on her.Then I'll need to do the giant mechanical worm. In theory the worm should be a case of making just one section and setting up an array along a curve and a central trunk to keep it all together, and...

  • September 2022 - Monthly Round Up

    · By Ben Douglas

    Ritual Casting Cult (Patreon Alternative) - Now Available Thanks to Maey and the folks who volunteered to test the system during the beta, I've got enough confidence to make Cultist Memberships available to everyone. Please be aware that while the system has been tested, increasing users could reveal new problems that weren't discovered on a smaller scale. If you wish to sign up, you can visit https://www.ritualcasting.com. If you want to sign up but already have an active subscription on Patreon, you can go ahead and sign up (with the same email address as Patreon) and drop me a message...

  • September 2022 Release Preview

    · By Ben Douglas

    Ronelle, the Seeress will be available to Chosen and Prophet Cultists on September 1st, and to Patreon Heroes and Merchants on September 3rd. The sky is on fire. The Veil burns with eerie incandescence, and from behind the ethereal embers, the stars watch with a malignant permanence. With nothing to separate Aestara from the roiling void, it seeps into the land and spreads its stain, corrupting and spoiling whatever it touches. Since the war in the south, when the Scorching began, there have been sightings of strange creatures in the ancient and twisted forest of Gwithilyn and word of entire...