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:

One Year Anniversary!
about 1 month 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...
2 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
5 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!
7 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

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic Information
7 months ago – Sat, Mar 28, 2020 at 02:31:44 AM

Hello Everyone,

Over the first few days of lockdown here in New Zealand, I have been praying for people around the world. As the Covid-19 virus continues to change the world we live in, each of us is doing our best to support our communities. It's important to keep in contact with our friends and family, even while confined to our homes. Let’s all look out for each other, because we need each other.

Be Informed

Because internet searches can provide conflicting information, I have received multiple messages online about the pandemic, asking for advice or offering it. In New Zealand the government has a website with everything we need to know about Covid-19. Wherever you are, your national and local authorities will have the most up to date information for your area. If you are looking for information about the rest of the world, you can visit the World Health Organisation website. 

Visit the World Health Organisation for information about #coronavirus

Macrocosm is Closed

Chris and his family, who were all well and healthy a week ago, are now ill with Coronavirus symptoms. They have not been tested but are now in isolation at home and doing their best to get well soon. Obviously this also means that Macrocosm is temporarily closing it's doors.

"We are having to close as of this morning. 2 members of my immediate family have shown symptoms that mean we will have to completely lock ourselves down. It could be nothing or it could be something. It doesn't matter. We are taking our social responsibility and following guidelines set out. Thank you all for the support during this time." ~ Chris Nicholls, Macrocosm Miniatures

Shipping is Delayed

Your miniatures are packed and ready to post but the shipping will be delayed. I am sure you will understand given the circumstances. Most of the destination countries have stopped delivery of non-essential packages, and Macrocosm will be closed for a minimum of 14 days. Our thoughts and prayers are with Chris Nicholls and his family during this time.

Because NZ post is only shipping parcels of essential items at this time, the Star Hat Miniatures webstore is also temporarily closed. 

A Box of Fluffy Ducks

Our family has a couple of fluffy new arrivals. Bean and Gideon are Muscovy ducklings that are spending the lockdown in our "bubble". We are all in this together. The best way to protect those at risk is to stay home as much as possible. I thought a photo might lighten the mood of this update. 

Jojo meets Bean and Gideon.

Please take care of yourself and do your best to keep healthy, stay safe and be kind. Thank you so much for your patience and support!

Blessings,

Darcy Perry

Star Hat Miniatures for DuckQuest Roleplaying Games

28 March 2020