For thousands of years, pyramids have been a part of mankind’s very existence; as temples, burial sites, astrological and mathematical markers; the very centre of civilisations long since lost in Time.
Most recently, within the last two centuries or so, their secrets have been revealed by this era’s Men of Knowledge. Archaeologists and explorers have delved, deciphered and described how these huge wonders were built, by whom and with what purpose. Now, in the 21st Century, pyramids stand as nothing more than interesting holiday destinations for the unknowing masses.
However, some secrets refuse to be discovered. They have to be earned, to be given to those truly worthy of holding such knowledge as would stupefy the average man.
One such secret is The Black Pyramid.
Rumours of The Black Pyramid have survived in mankind’s deepest memories since the Dawn of Time and, once in a while, those memories surface; someone remembers, and is forever changed. These “Chosen” few become wanderers, crusaders, rebels…hunted!
Today, only a handful of individuals know of The Black Pyramid and “They” intend to keep it that way. Any reports of “Black Pyramids” are investigated thoroughly; news is suppressed, people disappear.
The Truth is silenced.
Welcome to Black Pyramid: Classified.
When the members of Black Pyramid Gaming LLP discussed the issue of “theme” for our company we quickly latched on to one particular thread; The Black Pyramid is an entity in its own right. It exists, at a fixed point, in four-dimensional space, across the whole Multiverse. That then led on to ideas of knowledge, power, and then to conspiracy. Exploratory research into modern-day gaming showed that there was a healthy interest in the urban skirmish-cum-near future genre; at least enough to experiment with. This, then, is our “testing of the waters”.
Our first pair of figures represents Dr. Iain Hudd, an investigative scientist working for the Government to whom danger seems almost magnetically attracted, and his police bodyguard, Rochelle Younger, a lady who is as deadly as she is beautiful. Together, they unearth secrets that could save the world, or destroy it, and report their findings to the mysterious Science Council.
As part of the experiment, we chose to sculpt these models in true 28mm scale; the realistic body proportions do the sculpting justice and it is a wonder that more manufacturers don’t try this style. We feel that they can be incorporated into several current gaming systems and genres, but that they would also have immense use in role-playing games as well.
If Dr. Hudd and Ms. Younger prove popular, we shall expand the range as-and-when we can. You may be interested to know that this range lends itself to the idea of “public voting”, so we may soon be asking you to suggest the type of figure you wish to see made available by Black Pyramid Gaming!
If you like the greens, please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know!
The figures were sculpted by Ian Mountain of Mountain Miniatures. Visit his website for examples of his amazing work, and if you’re interested in commissioning him, you can reach him at email@example.com.
It is likely that this pair of figures will be sold together for £5.00. We shall publish pictures of the finished metal castings during September and they should be available to purchase online from late September or early October; they will definitely be available at the Old Glory World Championships at Derby University on the 3rd & 4th October 2009.
Thanks for looking into the conspiracy; watch your back!