Dec
05
2013
6

Got My Ogre Sixth Edition Nihon Empire: North American Division sheets!

Roy Kubichek was one of the Kickstarter donors who bought the right to get their own sheets – and he’s selling ‘em as we speak. The sheets are so people can recreate the last events of the OGRE timeline before society collapsed to the city-state level (the invasion of North America by a revived Japanese Empire); they’re flat, not 3D, so Roy got a goodly number of units on each sheet. Check it out.

Moe Lane

PS: You may find Roy’s main site… congenial.

Nov
23
2013
3

So I just *started* putting together the OGRE 3D figures.

For people without the game: basically, they’re punch-outs on cardstock that you have to assemble yourself.  It’s not difficult, but there’s a freaking lot of them.

…No, really, there’s a lot of them.  The assembly sheet explicitly says not to punch them all out at once and then assemble; that way lies madness (direct quote).  And given how many Kickstarter sheets were added (although I could have sworn there was supposed to be a Kaiju in there somewhere)… I’m not gonna be able to fit all the pieces in the assigned spots in the box.  I dunno what I’m going to do about that.  Plastic bags, maybe?

Moe Lane

PS: Mind you, I plan to keep getting minis for this game, so there’s that.

PPS: I’m a little vague today, too.  Not enough sleep last night either, apparently.

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Nov
18
2013
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OGRE arriving!

It’s all that I dreamed of, and more.

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(more…)

Nov
13
2013
3

Well, I THINK this is telling me that my OGRE has shipped…

…the map (via here) says that all of the units for my state (Maryland) have shipped.  And… no, no box yet.  I think at least one person reading this is a Marylander who got theirs, right?

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Jul
23
2013
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Thank you for buying me an Ogre with hands.

It’s always appreciated. I dunno whether I’m going to make it all Cthulhu-ish, though.

Moe Lane
(more…)

Jul
16
2013
3

OGRE MINIATURES ARE BACK.

Sorry about the all-caps, but this is so very, very cool

[pause]

…and so very, very potentially expensive. Still, I’m sure at some point I’ll be able to pick up the Mark VI; until then, I can fake the Mark III-B and the Ogrethulhu that I do have for the Marks III and V, respectively.





Jun
03
2013
3
Apr
26
2013
3

…Yeah, sorry.

Got sucked into thinking about Doomsday projections for Car Wars.  Which is, by the way, a pretty freaking gruesome thing to think about on a warm April night.

Moe Lane

PS: You know what’s not gruesome? These exclusive OGRE sponsor counter sheets.  These expensive sponsor counter sheets…





Apr
23
2013
6

TWENTY-FOUR pounds of OGRE.

Dear God, I’ve been impressing people by telling them that it was going to be twelve.

The result is a board game that is almost stupidly ambitious, being sold at well below market value. The numbers are hard to wrap your head around.

“The final box will be 24” × 20” × 5.75” and will weigh 24 pounds. It will have five huge maps and more than 1,000 counters, many of them 3-D constructible Ogres and buildings. It will probably never be equaled in sheer size and awesomeness,” Jackson said.

Each box will be shipped in its own carton, Jackson told [PA Report's Ben Kuchera] almost a year ago. Retailers were worried about it fitting on their shelves at all, so they had to trim it down somewhat. Think about that for a bit; the dimensions listed above are for a smaller box than they had planned.

Go ahead and read the whole thing (it’s got some good thoughts about the problems with insanely-successful Kickstarters): I’m just going to be basking in the thought that I – thanks to reader generosity, mind you – get to actually have one of these things.  From the start.  For once.

Moe Lane

Feb
03
2013
2

My youngest approves of Ogre War Room.

OGRE War Room is Steve Jackson Games’ released app for, well, Ogre: and the youngest approves of it.

ogre-kid

Hey, you gotta start ‘em early, you know.

 

Jan
22
2013
2

Just got my OGRE Kickstarter PDFs.

The OGRE Book and the OGRE Scenario book and the new PDF version of the OGRE Miniature rules.  Looks pretty nifty; and I should note that iPads are really nice when it comes to reading PDF versions of something.  The slightly smaller screen is (in my opinion) more than made up for by the increased portability; I like laptops and netbooks, but they kind of need flat surfaces.

…Anyway, that’s what I’ve been doing for the last couple of hours.  That, and wishing that it was May so I could get The Big Box Of OGRE.

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Dec
05
2012
5

OGRE Mini repair work tonight.

The kids got into the craft room and the OGRE painting production line a couple of months ago.  The damage… could have been worse; but even the Elder Gods tremble before the innocent destructive power of a toddler.  I’ve meant to fix things, but I’ve been putting it off, thanks to the election.  But we had a babysitter tonight and no dinner plans, so what the heck…

Anyway, no pictures, since the whole point was to put things back the way that they were; also, my painting skills have… not improved with lack of practice.

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