Star Hat Miniatures for DuckQuest Fantasy Role Playing Games

Created by Darcy Perry

A fantastic new range of heroic miniatures: ducks, crows, turtles (and more) for your tabletop RPG (Rune/Dragon/Hero/Duck) Quest games.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

A Quick Update on the DuckQuest Gamebook PDF
about 2 months ago – Tue, Dec 01, 2020 at 01:06:32 AM

Hey Everyone!

Just a quick update to let you know the DuckQuest gamebook is still being worked on. I am juggling other projects and commitments but I hope to have a PDF for you all by Christmas. It's my birthday today and I thought you might like to see another piece of art from Chet Minton, coloured by my daughter Ella.

Hunters from Squirrel's Drey in the Quivering Pines close on their prey.

As we come to the end of a year like no other, I hope you are keeping well and finding time to enjoy your hobbies with friends and family. Thank you for helping keep me busy too. It's the small things in life that are the most important.

Peace and blessings,

Darcy Perry

Star Hat Miniatures for DuckQuest Roleplaying Games

1 December 2020

One Year Anniversary!
4 months ago – Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 04:11:45 AM

Hey Everyone!

Time flies when you're having fun. Remember a year ago? This Kickstarter funded, thanks to your pledge, and DuckQuest took flight. Ah, good times. 😊

This month we have been play testing DuckQuest QuackStarter Edition. It's been great to finally roll dice and go on an adventure! The party exploring Reedy Bend consists of Cthonia (a Cthul-Loon Cleric), Darragh O' Thistleberry (a Squirrel Hunter), Conner McDuck (a Highland Bardbarian), and Rayth (an Otter Assassin). 

More delightful art from Chet Minton.

I am excited about sharing the DuckQuest RPG with you as soon as possible. Final layout and editing is next. Stay safe and healthy.

Peace and blessings,

Darcy Perry

Star Hat Miniatures for DuckQuest Roleplaying Games

20 September 2020

The Best Laid Plans...
5 months ago – Wed, Aug 26, 2020 at 01:17:22 AM

Hello Everyone!

In June I mentioned further updates on the DuckQuest RPG and snapshots of what's inside. Alas, I have been tied up with other projects. However, there has been progress! Currently DuckQuest QuackStarter Edition is around 42 pages and is entering playtest mode.

A screenshot from the working draft of DuckQuest QuackStarter Edition.
Another screenshot from the working draft of DuckQuest QuackStarter Edition.
And... another screenshot from the working draft of DuckQuest QuackStarter Edition.

I am planning on having the PDF available for you by mid-September. Stay safe and healthy.

Peace and blessings,

Darcy Perry

Star Hat Miniatures for DuckQuest Roleplaying Games

26 August 2020

Under Construction: DuckQuest Fantasy Roleplay Quackstarter Edition
8 months ago – Tue, Jun 02, 2020 at 12:20:25 PM

Hello Everyone!

I know many of you have received your miniatures by now. Thank you for getting in touch and letting me know how much you love them. As you know, this Kickstarter was all about getting these ducks (and crows, turtles, pugbears, etc.) cast and into your hands and onto your gaming tables for you to enjoy. 

Of all the Star Hat Miniature Kickstarters, this one has been the most generous in pledge rewards. This Kickstarter has also had the most challenges. If you are still waiting for your box to arrive... don't worry. So am I. 😊 Delivery delays are to be expected at the moment. Please be patient. Your box has been sent. Your package will arrive.

YOU asked for it! DUCKQUEST FANTASY ROLEPLAY. This is the cover, with gratitude to Jon Hodgeson the illustrator and Rom Brown (Whippersnapper Artworkz) for the logo design and layout. What will be beyond the cover? As much as we can pack into it!

DuckQuest Fantasy Roleplay

It wasn't part of the original pledge rewards but early on, as we smashed through stretch goals, I made a leap of faith and added a roleplaying game (PDF) to the campaign. I knew this wouldn't be easy to do. Discussing the nuts and bolts of roleplaying games has always been a part of this hobby for me. Apart from some experiments over the years with game mechanics and world building, and contributing to the "OSR", I haven't published one yet. Why? Probably self-doubt. 

All the ideas and scribbled notes never made it beyond play-testing with friends. Because making up your own game systems can be just as fun as playing ones made by professional writers and publishing was for established "serious" game companies. Well, guess what? I have now painted myself into that corner!

Quackstarter Edition

So what will be in this amazing PDF? For starters, it's a Quackstarter Edition. This won't be a 300 page tome to add to your other rulebooks gathering dust on the gaming shelf. It will be rules-lite and fun - so you can begin playing within 20 minutes of sitting down at the gaming table with your friends. I have also gathered together some brilliant artists to help bring the game to life with fantastic illustrations. For example...

A Lyrical Swashbuckler by Chet Minton

Coming Soon...

Writing an RPG has not been easy by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, I am still writing it! Most of it is done now though and the artwork has all been collated. I begin editing and layout this month. You can look forward to further updates that will include snapshots of what's inside. 

In the meantime, stay safe and healthy. 

Peace,

Darcy Perry

Star Hat Miniatures for DuckQuest Roleplaying Games

02 June 2020

Ducks on the Wing!
9 months ago – Tue, Apr 14, 2020 at 07:21:22 AM

Greetings Adventurers!

It's another week in lockdown with my family here in New Zealand. We are keeping healthy here at home, adapting to a new way of living. Our ducklings are growing and enjoying the mainly sunny weather of our mid-Autumn. I hope you are safe and well where you are.

Bean and Gideon enjoying a dip in the pool.

Space Dwarf Bikers

Completing a Kickstarter in the middle of a pandemic is no easy feat and I appreciate what Chris at Macrocosm has been able to accomplish given the circumstances. Macrocosm is growing their range of sci-fi space dwarfs with a new Kickstarter campaign, which I encourage you to check out: 

Space Dwarf Bikers In Various Styles For Sci-Fi Wargames 28mm Miniatures. Sculpted by Bob Olley and Alessio Cisbani

The Hobby We Love

It's important to recognise that the tabletop games hobby we love is facing a crisis. The connection between crowdfunders and creative artists in this industry is both powerful and fragile. Our patronage is the lifeline that keeps many workshops in business. What our hobby looks like on the other side of this pandemic depends on us. 

Thank You

Thank you for the support you have shown for this DuckQuest campaign, and for my previous Kickstarters. Your messages have kept me being creative. You have helped me develop new skills and transform as an artist. You have helped me share my art. I can’t express how much that means to me. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

Ducks on the Wing!

All UK and EU packages have shipped and I have been receiving messages from backers delighted with their ducks. Chris is working on the US and Rest of the World this week. Delivery time may depend on your local postal service and current Covid-19 restrictions in your area. Please let me know when your ducks arrive. I am excited to hear from you! 

Quack!

Happy Easter!

It’s been an unusual Easter here but I am grateful for this time for quiet reflection (and chocolate). The resurrection of Jesus is a message of hope. I am optimistic about the future.  

Happy Easter from Jojo!

I wish you and all your loved ones a happy Easter. Keep safe and healthy. 

Blessings,

Darcy Perry

Star Hat Miniatures for DuckQuest Roleplaying Games

14 April 2020