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Larry Vela

Dad, Gamer, Publisher, Pilot, Texan. All games all the time since junior-high. I make a dangerous Old-Fashioned. Email/DM me with all the scoop. I started BoLS Interactive in 2006. I’m a tabletop gaming enthusiast, and internet publisher dedicated to entertaining and informing my readers every day. Before BoLS I was a software development director for over 12 years. I've been playing RPGs and Tabletop Games since the 1970s.

5th Edition Retooling

Larry Vela 3 Minute Read July 11

Hi Guys, 5th Edition is here! One of the questions we get asked often is “How do you guys energize a play group to get everyone’s level up, and how can I move beyond standard pickup-game play?” Well folks we have all been there, and sometimes after a long period of stability the game can […]

NEWS: 5th Edition FAQs are up

Hey everybody, right up on the 5th Edition release date, GW has released all the updated FAQS. Tomorrow is the big day, and the excitement in in the air! 5th Edition FAQ Index ~Well look at that! All nice and ahead of the curve. Nice Job GW! Now I need to sink my teeth into […]

Capitol Imperialis: Part IV

Larry Vela 2 Minute Read July 10

The Beast is base coated…whew. Once bulwark finished construction on the chassis, he turned the monster over to me to detail and paint. I think the fact that his wife basicly hucked it out of the house had something to do with it as well. 🙂 In any case, here she is, ready for final […]

NEWS: GW Upcoming 40k Releases

Hi Guys, Look what washed up on the shore. Here we have a list of some of the 40k goodness that is coming down the pipe over the next couple of months, starting with this week’s 5th edition kickoff. Title Contents Price Release WARHAMMER 40,000 RULEBOOK 320 Page Book $50 July-12 SPACE MARINE STRIKE FORCE […]

SNEAK PEAK: 5th Edition Counters

Hi everybody, >5th is almost upon us, so lets take a good look at the counters that are coming in the Gamer’s Edition set. We have heard that this counter set will be made available as a standalone item in the future for anyone who missed out on sets. ~It looks like a pretty comprehensive […]

Welcome to BoLS

Hi there, BoLS had a Monthly 40k Roundup put up today on Ain’t It Cool News. Its nothing new to all of our regular readers, but for all of you AICNers who may be stopping by for the first time, Welcome! Bell of Lost Souls is a one-stop-shopping 40k enthusast site where you can get […]

Bolter and Chainsword’s 5th Edition Primer

Hi Guys, If you haven’t seen it yet, you have got to head on over to our good friends at Bolter and Chainsword and check out their latest web-publication. Here are a few sample spreads to look over. Shall They Know Fear…This is a fabulous document, taking you through the entire 5th edition ruleset and […]

RUMORS: Codex Space Marines ~ ICs and More

Larry Vela 3 Minute Read July 6

Rumors brought to the community by Bolter and Chainsword’s: turelhim vampire Hi folks, I hope you all had a good holiday weekend. Lets right to it. A raftload of new rumors broke this weekend regarding an Independant Characters in the upcoming marine codex, and various other changes to weapons and special powers. Here we go: […]

Weekend Tidbits

Larry Vela 2 Minute Read July 5

Hi guys, I hope you all Americans are having a happy 4th of July Holiday. I have a few little rumors to whet your appetite and a couple of cool Macharian pics to get you guys stoked for the campaign book. Rumors: Upcoming ReleasesThe Space Marine Scout Bikes will be sold invidually for $12 USD […]

SNEAK PEAK: Apocalypse Reload Table of Contents

Larry Vela 2 Minute Read July 4

Image brought to the community by Bolter and Chainsword’s: Syphid Hi guys. Look what the tubes washed up on our shores today. Apocalypse Reload is due out in the next couple of weeks I believe and here is a Table of Contents so we can get a glimpse at what lurks between its covers. As […]

Iron Snakes Logo Sheet

Larry Vela 2 Minute Read July 4

Did someone say Iron Snakes? You all asked (loudly) and you shall recieve. I have been noting (again) that GW does a great job of covering the major 1st Founding and select 2nd Founding chapters with their decal sheets. However, there are a number of great looking 2nd and later founding chapters who get a […]

NEWS: Firebase and Black Reach

Hi Guys, A couple of news items for you all. First off FIREBASE#7 is just around the corner so keep an eye out for it. Secondly, BoLS has recieved word that the Black Reach Box WILL contain a full mini-rulebook, similar to the Battle for Macragge set. That means a full set of rules (as […]

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