January 2023 Creator of the Month – Blackwolf Majik

It’s January 2023 (and been a while, hey life happens) and the creator of the month is back!

Blackwolf Majik got into Talespire, not because of some grand plan, but because of a funny D&D Video. The video had a blurb to check out Talespire, and the rest is history. She missed the kickstarter, but has been on fire ever since getting the program.

Blackwolf Majik has over 700 hours in Talespire, and loves making decorating kits so people can use them in their own creations. In particular loves the feeling of taking unrelated props and creating something entirely new. Now dubbed by some as the “Ikean Empress” because of her lighting and fireplace kits, she has worked her way into our hearts.

Some of her favorite works are shown below but her favorite is working with Ooiittee on the Castle Ravenloft interiors along with her work in progress Court of Stars. She loves to collaborate with others and believes that the community coming together, sharing, and building on ideas makes it truly special.

Make sure to check out all the wonderful creations, they’re even fun to just browse (don’t ask, I got lost smiling as I went through some of them).

Again, congratulations Blackwolf Majik on your amazing builds, and please don’t leave us for Ikea, we’d miss you.

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Happy New Year!! Creator of the month returns!

Well it’s 2023 and we’ve survived another year. Congratulations!! Anyways, now as part of the revamp of Tales Tavern we’re restarting creator of the month awards. We’ve had many so far as you can see on our Creator page but we’re excited to get this going again. With the addition of cyber punk and so much more we want to see who you, the community, believe to be the best of the best.

So until January 10th, we’re opening creator of the month nominations. Simply go to our google form at https://forms.gle/j9WNVP3ACikNQUUHA and let us know who you think deserves it. It’s only one entry per person, and anyone who has already been creator of the month can’t win. So let us know and we’re excited to see who you all like. Any that don’t win, will still be used as a basis for future awards too.

I also wanted to give a big thanks to our new subscribers this past month. We appreciate your support and it has really helped to cover and support our costs to run the site. It’s been a labor of love and now that we’re at around 6,400 boards and slabs it feels so good to know that you all love and use the site. We’ve got some ideas in the works for new features and tools and hope to roll those out this year and with your support we should be able to do that.

So thank you again from the MadWizard here at Tales Tavern and Happy New Year! Now go tell us who should be creator of the month in your eyes.

November 2022 News & Updates – New Milestones and Subscriptions!

I’ve been pretty quiet here in the last few months as life has kept me busy, but I’m excited to get things moving again here.

First, we hit a new milestone early this month as we climbed to over 6,000 new slabs and boards. The influx of new Cyberpunk builds, and the regular releases again of new assets by Bouncy Rock has made it an exciting time to watch new creations continue to roll in daily.

Second, much of it you won’t have seen yet, but we’ve made a number of updates in our backend that will allow us to start adjusting and creating some new tools, and updating existing ones. Our Asset Replace tool will be going through some updates which will add new options along with the ability to handle the ever growing asset list. It’s exciting to see.

Lastly, and I hope, not least, we’ve finally launched our Subscription options for the tavern. We’ll be eventually closing out our patreon as we move everyone to Tales Tavern subscriptions. This will allow us to hopefully get the income to both support the ongoing costs of the site, but devote time and resources to building new features, tools, and even looking towards commissioning custom builds. We added a regular subscription which will help you support, avoid ads (if we need to roll them out in the future), and get access to new and updated tools and builds. We’ve also added a premium subscription which helps further support the site and allows creators to promote their own channels as well with private builds and we hope to add additional tools.

We want to thank all of you who are able to financially support Tales Tavern. And if you can’t, don’t worry, you can still post and access things as usual and glad you are part of the community.

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August News – 5000 Slabs/Boards and CyberPunk Released

Well, it’s been a crazy month here. Not only did Covid hit my family hard, but for TaleSpire it’s been a big deal. This month is a quick article, not because the news isn’t big, it’s HUGE! But mostly because my family has been sick the past week and a half in various portions, so I’m just trying to catch up.

The 5,000 Slab and Board count broken!

Yes, we did it. We broke 5,000 Slabs and boards on the Tavern in July and in fact we’re now over 5,200 as I write this. It’s been a crazy ride. In fact, looking back at our history, we gained over 2,800 slabs and boards in the last year. And with the next bit of news, that has only accelerated.

CyberPunk Assets Released for TaleSpire!

Yes! They’re finally out, and unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard about it. Everyone is so excited and it’s great seeing all the new creations. In fact, on our new SciFi Archive we’ve already got over 40 new slabs and boards. Keep them coming folks.

Thanks for your support!

I just wanted to say than you for our Patreon supporters. We’re looking into also adding Ko-Fi, Tales Tavern Gear, or other subscription options to keep the site going. So thank you for those that help support the site to cover some of the growing costs involved.

July 2022 Creator of the Month – Wheaty Pete

Welcome to July and our next creator of the month. And yes, before you ask, June didn’t happen. Life gets crazy. But on to our new creator.

Wheaty Pete has been creating with Talespire for two years now. He has got some amazing creations and you can tell the amount of time and work he’s put into it.

His backgrounds in game development and cgi have paid off in spades and we’re glad to have him here creating away all these wonderful things for everyone.

When we told Wheaty Pete about his being selected, here’s what he had to say:

“I’d just like to say being the creator of the month is fantastic and I cant be more thankful for the support everyone has given me, I have a background in game development and CGI so being able to get something out of Talespire that satisfies my creativity and gives all my fans something awesome to use in their next campaign brings me a lot of joy”

If you’d like to support him, check out his Patreon page where you can support and help pick out future builds and get access earlier to them.

He’s also got a youtube channel featuring many of his builds if you want to check it out.

Below are just a few of his amazing builds.

Again, congratulations Wheaty Pete on you r amazing work and from here at TalesTavern we can’t wait to see what you’re building next.

May 2022 Creator of the Month – PrincessP0Pcorn

Welcome to May! Yes, this got done WAY too late due to life and illness. But then again, that’s the theme this month. We’re celebrating PrincessP0Pcorn. An accolade long past due.

PrincessP0Pcorn has been with Talespire since the Kickstarter Beta launched and quickly found exactly the obsession they needed to transition from a freelance editor to a professional DM full time. They currently run 10 DnD campaigns in the same active homebrew setting. Everything you see built in Talespire is a map their players play on at one point or another. Want to join in on their next adventure? Send a message to their discord at PrincessP0Pcorn#8888

Outside of Talespire, PrincessP0Pcorn loves to spend countless hours trying out different strategy/turn-based games like Civilization 6. P0Pcorn admits that most of their time is consumed by the ever-expanding void that is Destiny 2, and can’t wait for Bungie to reprise the Taken King raid this summer.

Happy Building!

♥ If you love their work, please consider tossing a few coins to your builder. Your support helps P0P make TaleSpire a Valley of Plenty! ♥

Below are just a few of her builds, but what she’s most proud of are her many collections to help the community. Check them out on her profile page.

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April 2022 Creator of the Month – LastRickey1987

Welcome to April! This is it, our first full year of creator of the month profiles.

As it’s such a big milestone here, we wanted to really do something different this time. Something we never have done before and that’s feature a new creator who you probably have never heard of but we believe has such promise it was worth pointing out.

So with no further ado, our creator of the month is LastRickey1987.

He’s only posted literally one slab, but that one shows such promise that we had to feature it. The complexity and depth of the build, rivals so many of our past creators. Plus, this slab includes never before found hidden RWBY assets. He did a great job with the video showcasing them so don’t miss it.

Outside Talespire, he’s an artist and family man. He has a wife and a daughter. His daughter has a masters degree in fine art and is now also a film producer.

Well congratulations LastRickey1987 for being our April 2022 Creator of the Month. Great work, and can’t wait to see what you create next.

Make sure to check out his board right here. And I wanted to also say thank you to HolloFox for bringing this amazing creator to my attention or I would have missed it.

Castle Ravenloft – TaleSpire Edition – Kickstarter is Live!

John (Demongund) and Tony (Heimdahlr) over at Virtual Tabletop Journey are launching the long awaited Castle Ravenloft – Talespire Edition Kickstarter! They have already created iconic maps such as the Bonegrinder Windmill, Werewolf Den, Death House and Amber Temple, now they need your support to bring Castle Ravenloft to life in 3D!

With these Talespire maps, your gaming group is just a few clicks away from beginning your Curse of Strahd epic. All maps are designed for ease of use and quick map transitions, spend less time doing setup and more on glorious combat… I mean roleplay!

Death House, showcased on the BlueBoxRPG stream.

In addition to the Castle Ravenloft map, the Kickstarter will feature 5e Adventures PDFs! These 20 page modules contain gorgeous 2D resources and also have fully complete Talespire maps!

FREE 5e Adventure – To celebrate the Kickstarter, the Mystery in Bludmist Swamp 5e Adventure is free to download during the campaign!

The Castle Ravenloft Talespire map will be published at Talestavern for everyone and there are also great rewards, stretch goals and add-ons, including:

  • 5e Adventure PDFs, complete with Talespire support
  • Additional Curse of Strahd Talespire maps such as…
    • Argynvostholt, City of Villaki, Van Richten’s Tower
  • A custom two-shot adventure through Death House with up to five of your friends

March 2022 Creator of the Month – TaleSpire Community

Well this month, I wanted to do something different. As we approached the 4,000 slab and board mark I wanted to do a special shout out to the entire TaleSpire Community as well as the team at Bouncy Rock. So as we got closer I was monitoring the counts, and with the normal pace I had expected us to reach the goal in a few days.

Well as life would have it (surgery for me, ER visit for my son), what was supposed to take about a week took four days. We got 57 new slabs and boards within the span of four days, over double the standard pace which was already good.

So here we are, as we write this we’re already at 4,038 slabs and boards and growing. I’d love to point out some highlights but there are so many it’s virtually impossible. I’m so proud to be part of this community, to see it grow, and see the amazing creations and creativity this community offers. From the Bouncy Rock team who has done an incredible job, to the incredible builders, the modding community, and all the players.

On a personal note, I’ve been excited since the kickstarter about this, and as with any kickstarter I wasn’t sure if it would really happen. I’m so glad it did and proud to be part of this community.

Community Builds Then and Now

February 2022 Creator of the Month – Scarnor

Welcome to February! This month we’re featuring Scarnor as our creator of the month.

Scarnor has been building since beta and ever since early access and as we get closer to a full scale launch has been more proactively building.

He’s also a good friend of fellow creator, Istallri, and so they’ve worked together on a number of big projects.

He’s a big RPG video game player, and has lost endless hours to mods on Skyrim and Oblivion (so many CTD). The TES series has a big impact on his building style and visions he brings to life in TaleSpire. He keeps in mind how dungeons work in TES and then tries to reproduce the same in TaleSpire.

Outside Talespire, he’s an illustrator and a concept artist. He loves drawing monsters, maps and even character sheets! A part of his work can be seen here : https://www.instagram.com/antoine_amelin/ . Personally I find this very impressive.

Well congratulations Scarnor for being our February 2022 Creator of the Month. Great work, and can’t wait to see what you create next.

Featured Scarnor Slabs & Boards

January Creator of the Month – PsiaBaba

Happy New Year from Tales Tavern! This month we’re featuring PsiaBaba as our creator of the month.

PsiaBaba joined the TaleSpire creation bandwagon back in June of 2021. He missed the kickstarter by a day, and kicked himself ever since until he could finally get it in Early Access.

A map building enthusiast from childhood he would draw battle maps and tape them together for his toy soldiers, and it hasn’t gone away. Theme Hospital, Rollercoaster Tycoon all the way up to Cities Skylines fed his need.

Well now he finally got TaleSpire and we’re so glad he has. The constant perfectionist has to fight his urge to nitpick his way through things and so intentionally pushes to release things before he would ‘consider them done’, because, they’d never be done.

Hey also loves drawing, chess, and apparently can never have enough tea.

Well we just want to say congratulations to PsiaBaba for being our January 2022 Creator of the Month. Great work, and can’t wait to see what you create next.

Featured PsiaBaba Slabs & Boards

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5443 Assets32.75w x 24.5d x 17.25h
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