What You Should Know About Our Goals This Year

Hey fam! Happy you could join us and if you’re wondering why I’m being lame and saying things like “fam” you can blame the Normies.

Anyways, that’s not the point.

The point is, I’ve done some major reflecting. as I always do. And with that, the company direction takes better shape and we hopefully head to a new, better direction.

Leaving the past behind

2018 was Vindicated’s most successful year. Not only did we play more games with more people, but we made huge strides with Spellslingers and had two successful Kickstarters, one for Otherworlds and the other for Legendaria!

However, 2018 wasn’t without its faults.

I see every “mistake” as more of a learning experience and opportunity.

I’m not going to go into detail about the entire reflection of 2018 (nobody got time for that), but to just sum it up, I’d like to say that I believe I misfired hard on the original story content. It took me six months of hard work to put it together and for little return.

I believe we, as gamers, like to read things, but we have to already be majorly invested. We don’t read new things without a strong influence to do so.

That’s just one of many things that’s changing in 2019.

What’s in Store For Us?

Well, the future is filled with many secrets, surprises, and fireballs. We do what we can.

Here’s a breakdown at what we’re looking to accomplish this year per month:
3-5 Livestreams
3-6 Newsletters (mostly one a week every 7:00 p.m. as it has been)
4+ Website Articles
2 Conventions / Game Store events
1-2 Vlogs / Unboxing / Reviews (these are my new fun/experimental projects)
1 New merchandise design for our new Storenvy store!

A breakdown for the year:
1 RPG Video (every four months / largely dependent on success with our RWBY video)
3 Kickstarter projects (in 2019)

Just the monthly goals I have is about 90 hours of time spent each month, so it’s quite the task. Especially since video editing has been giving me some crazy troubles!

Also, I’ll be doing another “major reflection” in June, so be aware that any of this may change.

The most important thing I ask of you is for your feedback and support. What do you like to see from us? Do you think our goals are lining up well or am I going off the deep end?

Haha.

Stay awesome!
Vincent Baker

Best Designs We've Ever Had!

We just launched our new Storenvy store, which has allowed us to create the best looking AND best feeling clothing, we’ve ever had.

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Relive your favorite Darling in the Franxx moments!

Hey there!

In case you didn’t see it, I’ve uploaded the entirety of my Hello Darling discussions onto YouTube. This is my 100% authentic reaction, episode by episode. Tell me what you think of my crazy theories!

Vincent's Journey into the Realm of Comic Books w/Judson!

For the longest time I’ve been interested in comics, but I’ve never really given them a chance.

I’m not sure if you’ve been interested in them or maybe you LOVE comics.

Either way. This video is a good introduction from my point of view and hey, if you like comics, it shows off my favorite game store Richards Comics - a place you have to check out right here in Greenville!

Thank you for watching! Be sure to like, comment your favorite comic, and share with your friends! 💥

99 Legends + Artwork!

Well, great news! I'm proud to say that not only does our core rulebook contain 45 unique Legends, but our scenarios will total 54 Legends! 

Meaning those that receive the core rules with all scenarios will have a staggering amount of Legends, each completely changing the way the game plays out! 

As of right now, I've completely finished designing and adding 94 of the 99 Legends to the game. I'll have the remaining 5 finished by tomorrow.

Every backer will also receive the special Kickstarter Legends, which will add even more Legends to the game! 

We're still on schedule and things are coming along beautifully! 

Speaking of which, here's our debut of Masamune! 

Masamune Legedaria - Abby Edwards

Would you like to get Legendaria? You can pre-order your copy here!

The Top 13 Anime of 2018

Hello and welcome to my super extra personal anime list. I need to point out that this list is made solely by me (Vincent) and is in no way a reflection of any team members or associates of mine.

This will certainly show my taste in anime (or lack thereof if you would so have that opinion).

I'd like to also mention that before we get started, this list isn’t of anime that have just released in 2018.

This is anime that I've watched in 2018. Many of which are very popular, such as Cowboy Bebop, One Punch Man and RWBY. Everything on this list, I had not seen prior to 2018.

With all of that out of the way, lets dive right in!

13. Tokyo Ghoul season 2

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Wow. All I can say is wow and I don't mean that in a good way.

This is the only series I'm splitting between seasons because I feel like this one really needed it.

The change in direction, budget, and writing, really shows and makes season 2 of Tokyo Ghoul stand out, with it's two-dimensional characters, focus on the wrong cast of characters, lack of animation, terrible plot decisions and I could go on and on, but we have great anime to talk about instead.

12. To The Forest of Firefly Lights

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This short forty minute movie was quite a delight. Even though it's so close to my terribly reviewed Tokyo Ghoul season 2, I actually believe this was an enjoyable watch. It's a charming, mysterious love story and while it's not my personal taste, I can see why others would find this special.

11. The Cat Returns

An older, yet magical film directed by Hiroyuki Morita. I don't really remember much about this movie other than there being a fancy cat and it was a whimsical ride to be a part of. I would recommend this for avid fans of Hayao Miyazaki.

10. One Punch Man

This may be a shocker to many people because I know this is a really popular anime. For me personally, the humor just didn't land as much as it seems to for others.

It relies very heavily on the title character's ability to “one punch” anything he faces. For me, knowing the end result or I dare say, the punchline of most of the jokes, made it less funny for me.

The best arc, was when the main character was missing (which is never a good sign), in which case it was highly compelling and motivating. Another anime on this list was able to take One Punch Man's best moments however and replicate them time and time again. So for now, Saitama, wasn't able to one punch this list...

My goodness I'm corny...

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9. Aggretsuko

This was one of the most different shows I’ve watched this year.

This show strikes close to home with its unrelenting mockery of real life situations that we find ourselves in. I enjoy this show for how casual the watch is. I however, prefer different subject matter than work, when I'm not working.

I recommend this show to anyone who has access to Netflix. One episode is all you need to get a good idea for how this show is.

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8. Cowboy Bebop

This may be a large shock to many fans. For a lot of people, Cowboy Bebop is their favorite anime of all time. I love most of the music. I love how stylized it is and how many genres this show mashes together.

I could see why this was such a hit back in the day and has remained to be so cherished.

For me, I just wasn't hooked throughout the show. It's good episode to episode, but it wasn't very engaging for me.

While it may have a lot of ideas that were newer at the time, I have since seen similar themes play out in more meaningful and powerful ways. That's why Cowboy Bebop is my number 8 of 2018.

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7. Tokyo Ghoul season 1

Yes, I enjoyed Tokyo Ghoul season 1 more than Cowboy Bebop. I loved season 1 to a shocking amount. I thought the performance by Austin Tindle in episode one was insanely great. I was interested in ghouls and the morally grey area they lived in. I was invested in Kaneki as a character, experiencing this new world through his eyes, as I had a front row seat. This season was riveting and the only reason why it's not higher on my list is because it ended in a train accident.

I struggle recommending this series to anyone. However, it may be worth watching if you like Psycho Pass, Deadman Wonderland, or Attack on Titan.

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6. Attack on Titan seasons 2 and 3

Speaking of Attack on Titan! I remember not being that excited by season 1. I thought it was okay and I remember watching it all. However, because of my lukewarm reaction to it, it caused me to put this series on hiatus. I eventually caved and decided to continue watching and man, I'm really glad I did!

Season 2 gives you some new mysteries and a *few* answers. I recommend Attack on Titan for anyone that loves incredibly exhilarating music, animation, mystery and don't mind seeing death...lots and lots of death.

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5. Fate Apocrypha

To my surprise Fate Apocrypha lands at number 5 on my top 13 list. I heard from many other fate fans that this series was mediocre. I however found it to be better than the more popular Unlimited Blade Works. The premise not being centered around a whiny school girl and a boring school boy protagonist, really helped this shine in my opinion.

I’m just so tired of school anime, so maybe that’s just my problem that I’m dealing with as a mid-twenties adult.

However, this show is definitely not without its faults (I'm looking at you Jack the Ripper!). This series also has a similar issues as season 2 of Tokyo Ghoul, by feeling like it's focused on the less interesting characters. However, different from Tokyo Ghoul, it's more boring cast of characters is still more interesting and have more dimensions to their personality and character arcs.

Where Fate Apocrypha stumbles, it also manages to paradoxically succeed. For everything that I could gripe about this show, I have two things that I absolutely love. The animation and suburb is some of my favorite. I recommend this to any fan of fantasy anime.

4. Your Name

Having a movie appear at my number 4 spot is saying high praise for the movie because I almost always prefer series. However, “Your Name” is transformative and magical. Anyone that has emotions should watch this.

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Seriously, purchase Your Name and watch it now. Your girlfriend will love it, you will love it, your dog will love it. It’s so great!

3. My Hero Academia

My top 3 might be different any day of the week. Seriously, I didn't want to put these last three in any order. I could very much see myself putting MHA at number 1.

So, why is it number 3? For me it's mostly two things, it's that it's not a finished series and it's not my favorite theme.

MHA is certainly an experience though! It's almost just as much fun being a fan of this series as it is watching it. Going to the theater and watching this was a highlight of my year, as well as watching Blindwave react to it, and I'd recommend this show to any anime fan!

Taken from the first trailer for RWBY. If you think this looks good, the animation only gets better!

Taken from the first trailer for RWBY. If you think this looks good, the animation only gets better!

2. RWBY volumes 1-4

Like MHA, this series isn't completed and I tend to like finished stories to unfinished ones. However, unlike MHA, a fantasy world filled with dark monsters, giant scythes, guns, and magic is right up my alley!

I honestly thought this show was just about four girls who fought with crazy weapons, but really this show has so much more going for it then that. Had I known about the rich lore and amazing world that Monty had built here, I would have given this show a watch sooner.

I recommend this show to anyone who likes Final Fantasy or Harry Potter.

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Now it’s time for my number 1 spot… I don’t think you’ll be surprised if you know me…

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1. Darling in the Franxx

Sharing some aspects of Gurren Lagann, this show really surprised me with the connection to family, friends, and love that it has. Much like Your Name, this show felt like a complete transformative experience for me and had me in tears by the end of this journey. I really need to watch this series again to have a better understanding of its deep, complex, and powerful themes and messages.

The biggest knock against this series for me is I personally prefer fantasy to sci-fi. I enjoy the world of MHA and RWBY more than this world, but I just can't overlook the affect this show had on me and how much it resonated with my soul.

I recommend this show to anyone who likes artful masterpieces.

Well, that’s my list! How offended did you get over my opinion? Let me know in the comments below.

Thanks for reading and as always.

Stay Awesome!
Vincent

Arting Around with Ando & Vincent!

Join us for our fun, new, exciting event!

This event will be live streamed on Facebook! Click here to join.

Join Ando Poore and myself from Vindicated Entertainment as we paint, draw, answer questions and give away prizes! 

I will be creating the concept artwork for Ramses II for Legendaria. Watch us and give me your suggestions to shape how he'll actually look in the final product!

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March On, Mulan!

"I want to buy a saddle and horse, And serve in the army in Father's place." -Ballad of Mulan

We're proud to reveal Hua Mulan as an Assassin Legend! 

Illustrated by Hua Mulan

Illustrated by Hua Mulan

When pressed for war, Mulan’s aged father was forced into the draft. Mulan, against his wishes, took his place. She fought for twelve years, earning high rank and left with no rewards, returning to her small village. She feels a strong sense of dissatisfaction being summoned as the Assassin class, for she feels it doesn’t give proper justice to the warrior she was in battle.

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New Borderlands Character - Odd Todd the Hunter

For those excited for Bunkers and Badasses!

We would like to premiere our second character - Odd Todd as the Hunter for our Bunkers & Badasses roleplaying game session, played by Trey Falco.

Odd Todd has pulled many odd jobs in his day. Everything from running a Bandit Technical into a horde of venomous Rakk, to scraping up the remains of a lost Echo Recorder from a heaping pile of Skag s#*t. There’s no job too big, or too small for ole Todd - especially if the pay is good.

Though erring on the side of naivety, Todd makes up for his innocence with his brash decisions and a thirst for learning more about the world around him. A bit of an oxymoron, really. Mostly a moron, honestly. trigger cocks Okay, okay… sorry... But, that’s Odd Todd, for you.

A true enigma and a hell of a gunslinger when it comes down to it. Oh, and he wanted me to say something about Enrique here. That’s his Snow Skag pal - 175 pounds of pure eat-your-face-off, and lovable personality. They’ve been together since birth. Or, that’s what Todd claims, anyways. I didn’t even know Skags lived that long. Anyways, I’m done now. Can I go, Todd? rustling Wait.. you said if I recorded this for you, you’d spare my family and let me go! No! Todd! Noooo!!! gunshots

Odd Todd designed by Trey Falco and illustrated by Vincent Baker

Odd Todd designed by Trey Falco and illustrated by Vincent Baker

So, what’s your first impression of Harper? We would love to hear from you!

Also, be sure to subscribe! You gain access to exclusives, behind the scenes, a digital artbook, and more!

Stay Awesome!
Vincent


Here's Houdini!

"The easiest way to attract a crowd is to let it be known that at a given time and a given place someone is going to attempt something that in the event of failure will mean sudden death." -Harry Houdini

Illustrated by Abby Edwards, designed by Vincent Baker

Illustrated by Abby Edwards, designed by Vincent Baker

A huge thanks to Trey Falco for recommending Harry Houdini for Legendaria and designing his character sheet! Harry Houdini has become our most popular Wizard in our tests and this illustration is a reflection of that!

Would you like to play Harry Houdini among our other Legends in an epic battle of fantasy and history? Pre-order Legendaria here!

Stay awesome! 
Vincent 

Otherworlds: Into The Black Tides - Three Moons Audio

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Flesh has become carrots!

Listen to the final boss battle with the witch of the island, whose magic has corrupted everyone to believing human flesh is carrots!

The characters you're following along with...

Aaron Newton as Ulf, the Beerserker
Ronald Raymer III as Darren Van Deathstriker, the Spell Rogue
Tyler Brannon as Greg, the Necrobard 
John "Ajax" Fredrickson as Savos, the Gargoyale Buccaneer 
Abby Edwards as Eve, the Shardwraith Duelist

While the universe we played in was Otherworlds, we used a tweaked system for 50 second character creation!

Would you like to get this exact RPG system for free?

Become a vscriber for behind the scenes, exclusives, a free digital artbook, and more!
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Confirmed Legends of Legendaria

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As of 11/27/18 these are the confirmed Legends of Legendaria.

The Undefeated Miyamoto Musashi
The Ravenous Viking Ragnar Lothbrok 
The Rainbringer Spartacus 
The Maid of Orléans, Jeanne d'Arc
The Strong and Brave, Hua Mulan
The King of Rome, Romulus 
The Demon Swordsmith, Sengo Muramasa
The Handcuff King, Harry Houdini
The Angel Alchemist, Edward Kelley
The Gold-Cursed, King Midas 
The Imaginative Alice from Wonderland

Which Legend are you most excited for?! We have plenty more to show you, but we also what to keep some of them a great surprise, because WOW these are cool!

Also, if you’re not a vscriber yet, what’s wrong with you? Not only is it free, but you get exclusives, behind the scenes, a free RPG, a digital artbook and more! Become a vscriber here.

New Borderlands Character - Harper as the Major General!

For those excited for Bunkers and Badasses!

We would like to premiere our first character - Harper as the Major General for our Bunkers & Badasses roleplaying game session, played by Abby Edwards.

She's the highest ranked Torgue employee under Mr. Torgue himself. She's not particularly fond of him, but tolerates him for the paycheck. Hey, a jobs a job right?!

Also, dying her hair, brand colors, gave her a nice reward, or as Mr. Torgue said,

"I LIKE YOUR ****** HAIR! DYE THAT **** AND ILL GIVE YOU MONEY. MONEYYYYYYY!!!!!!! *Numerous fake guitar sounds*"

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So, what’s your first impression of Harper? We would love to hear from you!

Also, be sure to subscribe! You gain access to exclusives, behind the scenes, a digital artbook, and more!

Stay Awesome!
Vincent

A Look At Our Angel Alchemist!

Hello! I sincerely hope you've had a wonderful Thanksgiving (if you celebrate) and enjoyed these last few days! 

This is certainly a busy time for us over here, but we're not letting that stop us! 

Working on Legendaria is my top priority for Vindicated Entertainment.  

And I'm pleased to say that I've nearly completed the core writing and most of the writing for the core legends. 

Now it's more about the editing and design process, which has been going over well too!

For fun I took a crack at illustrating Edward Kelley. He interested me because he's fairly unknown, but his story made for a very interesting character. So without further ado, here's our Angel Alchemist! 

Edward Kelley, the Angel Alchemist designed and illustrated by Vincent Baker

Edward Kelley, the Angel Alchemist designed and illustrated by Vincent Baker

While, Edward is designed and drawn by me, he won't count towards the art budget, so it's bonus artwork for the game! 

Meanwhile, Abby and I working to deliver a satisfying and magnificent Harry Houdini illustration to all of you. 

I hope you're as excited as we are! The writing, design, and the game as a whole is coming together so well and I'm so excited for you to see it! 

Enjoy your holidays! 
Vincent 

Top #5 Reasons To Go To Camden SC Comicon

So, I’m just sitting here on a Sunday afternoon, thinking about how excited I am to be going to Camden SC Comicon this Saturday and was like, “hey! You know what? I feel like many people don’t have any idea how awesome this event is going to be. I should write about it!”

So, here's MY (Vincent;s) list of reasons on why you should go to Camden SC Comicon this December 1st.

#5 Cosplays

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I love seeing people relish in their nerdoms. Super heroes, anime, gaming, you name it! Not only will there be cosplays, but there will be a cosplay competition as well!

#4 Doing Something Different

I know it might sound lame, but honestly I know so many people who say, “I haven’t done anything in so long” or “my life is boring.”

Well, why don’t you take this opportunity to reach outside your comfort zone? Put a little work and a little bit of money into experiencing something different! I’m excited for it and you could be too!

#3 Virtual Reality

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Have you tried virtual reality yet?! If you haven’t then you’re missing out! From what I heard, they will not only have VR available for everyone there, but they will also have an amazing Star Trek VR game there!

#2 Renaissance and Medieval entertainment

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Sword Circle will be at this event entertaining us with medieval glory, which coincidentally is my favorite type of glory! I mean if you’re not a medieval fan, then I guess that’s fine, you can enjoy the Star Trek VR, but seriously, I’m a HUGE sucker for this.

Now….without further ado….are you ready for the shocking #1 reason why you should go?!

#1 Because I Will Be There!

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Okay, so I know I’m not the bee’s knees. I have very human knees.

However, if you’re worried about going and not having anything to do, well no need to worry! Not only am I super excited to hangout with you, but we’ll have tons of games to play and things to talk about!

I really hope that if you’re available on Saturday and can make the drive, that you make it to this event!

It’s going to be off several chains!

Stay Awesome!
Vincent