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  • #56953
    TheBigBadShadowMan
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    Question time

    Since car combat a key part of Lightning Dogs, so do you guys plan on giving the lesser peoploid/bad guy minions unique unique vehicle or something a little uniform but a little different like the different types of TIEs from Star Wars?

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    #56973
    Max
    Participant

    It’s an interesting situation, because by design Wastelanders and their gear are supposed to all be unique snowflakes to a point. We have a small go-kart sized vehicle called an Underdog that I’m not certain has been discussed on-air yet, but was featured in Inktober. The gimmick with these is that they are easy to produce, and let wastelanders zip around and get underneath and on top of the LD vehicles, like the Brutus. There are two schools of thought when it comes to attacking a superior enemy: build a bigger shark, or use a school of piranha. In WWII, Germany was in the Make a Bigger Gun camp, and Russia was in the School of Piranha camp. When faced with German tanks, they just put bombs on the backs of dogs and trained them to run underneath and wait until they blew up. this is more like that, though i imagine the Wastelanders will try it both ways:
    underdog

    #57012
    TheBigBadShadowMan
    Participant

    @ question time

    Since you guys are going to your first Con to promote Lightning Dogs what will be your elevator pitch to sale people on Lightning Dogs?

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    #57013
    Cat
    Keymaster

    Belligerent howling and barking.

    I actually tried this out once and it worked better than you’d expect.

    But no, we’re not doing that. At least what I’ve got in mind isn’t too dissimilar from what we say on every episode. “Hey, the best parts of those classic cartoons – we put them in a blender and made this awesome sci-fi story with dogs.”

    #57038
    TheBigBadShadowMan
    Participant

    Question time

    Since you guys have made many different characters for Lightning Dogs, I want to ask if you have thought of any fighting styles you would want to give to the main cast?

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    #57049
    Cat
    Keymaster

    Dingo/ Angela: Mixed martial arts of the sort that special forces might use.

    Pierre: What Dingo and Angela have and then some. Kung-Fu of the fastest, showiest forms.

    Narisa: Similar knowledge to Dingo and Angela, but less developed, scrappier, more comfortable taking aim and setting traps.

    Kane: Fisticuffs

    Kid: Scrappy and untrained, but clever when it comes to dodging a scrape.

    #57058
    TheBigBadShadowMan
    Participant

    YAY for FISTICUFFS

    any fight sequences from movies or tv shows that you might point to for an examples

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    #57069
    Doug
    Participant

    Kane: Swing for the bleachers, take any cheap shots they give you, and hope for the best.

    Dingo/Angela: Short and direct. Knock them down as soon as possible and keep them there.

    Pierre: Blindingly fast and accurate with a bit of flair for intimidation.

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    #57123
    TheBigBadShadowMan
    Participant

    Question time

    With the Lightning Dogs being a military team are we going to see them recruit other characters (that aren’t dogs) as permanent members of the team in their fight with Glampire?

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    #57134
    Cat
    Keymaster

    As far as pulling outsiders in (unless they’re rescued Diamond Dogs) I don’t think so. Not to the extent of living together and falling in line with the leadership and so on. Don’t want to over complicate the already crowded team/ brand.

    However, training and organizing other teams of peoploids, etc? Yeah, that’s very likely.

    #57146
    TheBigBadShadowMan
    Participant

    Question time

    how was your guys first Con promoting Lightning Dogs, what are some tips that would pass on to others that want to help promote Lightning Dogs

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    #57147
    Max
    Participant

    I have a sort of reverse Word of the Day calendar, where I choose a word to get replaced by “patreon.com/lightningdogs” in my day to day lexicon. The jury is still out on how well that is working.

    #57148
    Cat
    Keymaster

    WELL. It was… interesting. HeroesCon is a great show, but as they say, “location, location, location.” Our booth was comped due to me offering my moderator services but as a result we ended up in one of the worst locations on the floor. Our traffic, being as far away from the epicenter as we could be, was noticeably devoid of the usual folks who come to the show looking for “cool shit”. Sales were light even though we priced the book to move (it’s not uncommon to pay $8-$10 or more for xeroxed-looking indie comics and zines). So that was disappointing to say the least.

    Due to our placement we got what seemed to be an unusual amount of traffic from families, which wasn’t good for sales, but did offer an interesting perspective. Kids zeroed in on the book. They were all about it. So that’s a definite plus in our capacity to sell the project as all-ages. Meanwhile, the people who did receive our pitch lit up when we started talking about our favorite cartoons and Glampire.

    My starting pitch was usually something like this: “Lightning Dogs is an in-development animated series about a pack of anthropomorphic dogs from another world, battling mutants, miscreants, and the evil Glampire.” Boom. Their faces light up. It’s a bit long, but I lay it on fast and energetically. We gave out a lot of flyers so… we’ll see how that does.

    My advice… nerds across a wide swath of fandoms do really connect with what we’re doing. Would it have made a difference if we had a comic and not a sketch book? I really don’t know why it would. Sketchbooks aren’t uncommon, but maybe that was a thing. People were super interested in the podcast too, but if they’re not already an avid podcast listener the chances of them picking us up are statistically diminished. The interest was REAL though and universal. It was clear as day. So as long as you spin the tale and bring the laughs, you’ll have a solid start. Oh and also an old promotional trick: put a flyer in their hand, if left to their own devices they might not take one, but they’ll gladly take it from you.

    #57158
    TheBigBadShadowMan
    Participant

    good to hear
    thanks that should help me promoting it at G-fest next month

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    #57191
    Kishaan
    Participant

    @maxacree

    You spoke a lot about the land vehicles but not ymuch about the sea vehicles. Are they going to be more barge type of boats that are slow and steady or something like the Jet Sprint boats that are built for speed and style?

    Link for reference

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