Aug
17
2017
3

GURPS is, appropriately, 23% off for Gen Con.

23% because fnord.  However, I don’t think that that includes the print on demand stuff, but I can wholeheartedly recommend GURPS Vorkosigan Saga, even if you don’t play RPGs.  It’s got a lot of information about Lois McMaster Bujold’s universe in it, all nicely organized and laid out.  …You do read Bujold, I hope? I’d hate to think that any of my readers might be missing out on one of the best science fiction / fantasy writers I can think off offhand.

Aug
10
2017
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The Ogrezine! Kickstarter.

The exclamation point there was added by me. For some reason, Ogrezine! looks more dynamic than Ogrezine. Anyway, this Kickstarter from Steve Jackson Games is designed to fund/test out how much interest there is in Ogre ‘stuff.’ Three bucks gets you the articles, and everything else is moving the minis:

Jul
06
2017
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@SJGames Ogre video game still on track for October 2017 release.

At least, that’s what the email I just got on the subject has informed me.  Not much more detail here, but based on the year-old rendering video below the game concept isn’t that complicated. If it’s turn- and hex-based, putting it together should actually be a snap.

Which is fine, by the way.  I don’t know if I can really enjoy a real-time multi-unit tactical combat game with overkill graphics.  I’m pretty sure that I can enjoy this.  Although, alas, it was not actually a Kickstarter stretch goal…

Mar
21
2017
8

Tweet of the Day, @SJGames Should Use This For Ogrethulhu edition.

It’s not entirely dissimilar in layout to the classic silhouette of an OGRE.  Which makes sense. As I noted on Twitter, this picture is insanely evocative of Gary Larson’s classic cartoon How nature says “Do not touch.” It’s like they had a contest.

UPDATE: My wife says It’s like Scooby-Doo meets Mad Max.  …I married well.

Feb
07
2017
2

The Munchkin Shakespeare Kickstarter.

This one is gonna be a gift for my sister-in-law.  She will have no idea that Munchkin Shakespeare exists, but she will love it on sight. So, hey, win.

Jan
20
2017
3

Steve Jackson Games doing more with Amazon Createspace.

Basically, Amazon Createspace allows companies like Steve Jackson Games to release titles (in this case, GURPS titles) for softcover print-on-demand. They’ve already tried this with three existing titles: now SJG is going to try three more. If there’s enough demand, SJG will start assigning staff to convert more titles. There’s the faintest possibility of a suggestion of a hint that ‘even older titles’ might be made available, which could mean 3rd edition GURPS, or – dare I hope it? – In Nomine.

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Jan
18
2017
3

Tweet of the Day, @Arbys Has A Credibly Geekish Social Media Wing edition.

This is remarkably well-played. Shoot, Arby’s social media people apparently even have a small budget. Or at least somebody good at cutting up cardboard.

Dec
14
2016
1

Tweet of the Day, Oooooohgres edition.

Shiny.

Nov
29
2016
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Mega digital sale on In Nomine products at Warehouse 23.

If you’ve found my fan In Nomine stuff of interest and would like to know more about the game itself, well, Steve Jackson Games has put their entire e-line on mega sale for the next two weeks.

For those who might find this of interest: I have playtest credit on a bunch of these, was the Lead Playtester for the Ethereal Player’s Guide, and have an additional Materials credit in Liber Umbrarum. …Hey, literary immortality is where you find it. Anyway, check it out.

Sep
12
2016
1

Tweet of the Day, GURPS Mars Attacks Coming Soon! edition

‘Soon’ being defined as ‘December.’ …Well, that’s about eighty to ninety days from now, so I guess that actually counts as ‘soon’ in RPG terms. I mean, shoot, September’s half over already. Anyway, be sure to nag your Friendly Local Gaming Stores:

I liked the Tim Burton Mars Attacks!, almost in spite of itself. It entertained, even though most of the characters in it were kind of horrible and/or broken. But it didn’t certainly didn’t lack for chutzpah

Jan
07
2016
5

Ooh. Gonna be an Ogre expansion from SJG coming out this year.

Ogre Designer’s Edition, of course, being that huge-as-heck wargame that I totally geeked out about when it got Kickstartered… a few years back? Sheesh, time flies, huh? Anyway: Steve Jackson Games will be putting out an expansion later this year, with a hard cap of $65 on the retail price. New maps, more buildings, possibly the Ninja ‘stealth’ Ogre.  And yes, the concept of a ‘stealth’ tank that’s bigger than my house raises eyebrows in-game, too.

More about it all here.

Nov
18
2013
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OGRE arriving!

It’s all that I dreamed of, and more.

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