Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Snowball Alley - a whimsical winter wargame - now available on Wargame Vault


My game Snowball Alley is now available at Wargame Vault as a pay-what-you want title! So far I've had downloads from the USA, Great Britain, Australia and Canada!
My family has played this every year for the past 5 years and I've decided to make it available for everyone to enjoy.
There are two teams – the Naughty team and the Nice team – represented by appropriate miniatures on the tabletop. Each team has a base at their side of the table. In the middle of a table is a pile of presents – the Pre-positioned Present Depot (PPD).
To win, get more presents back to your base than your opponent. Running them back is safer (unless you get hit by a snowball!) but throwing them is quicker (but they could be intercepted or dropped!).
Throw snowballs at your opponent’s forces to make them drop any presents they are carrying and return them back to their base to warm up with a cup of hot cocoa! But beware – they will be throwing snowballs at you, too!

Saturday, August 21, 2021

A call to arms for SARGE

 So over on Delta Vector, EvilMonkeigh has written a great critique of SARGE and a gently worded prod (one might say "demand") that the author (me) not let this idea languish.  Since the Kickstarter is in a down period before fulfillment begins, I'm game to give it a go.

I think all it really needs is more examples and diagrams.  That's easily said but I'll need to come up with a method of doing those diagrams more quickly.  I was using a battle report software that seemed easy but I had trouble getting it to do exactly what I needed it to.  I do have Affinity Designer so this would be a good time to break it out and really learn it.  What I need isn't that complex so a few green circles for trees and brown squares for houses would be fine.

There's nothing like someone praising your work to give you new incentive to finish said work!

Here's the article -- it's a really clear explanation of what I presented, so I guess I was able to describe it at least well enough for someone else to take it and summarize it! 


Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Kickstarter Accomplished

 I don't think it will really hit me until the box with all the castings shows up at my door, but my SciFi Dino Kickstarter was an overwhelming success.  You can still late pledge by emailing me.

And if you don't know what I'm talking about, take a look here.

Friday, July 2, 2021

Garden Ninja paints the Ganorn

 This is the first time I've had something pro-painted but I figured my Kickstarter was the time to do it.

Monday, June 28, 2021

Ganorn Kickstarter Preview


Going live July 1!

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32mm Sci Fi Dinos KS

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32mm Sci Fi Dinos KS Preview

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Kickstarter launching July 1, 2021!

 At last, everything has come together.  I'm launching a Kickstarter!  3 years ago I had an idea, hired a concept artist, hired a sculptor -- and now on July 1 I'll be raising the money to get the production molds made to bring these little guys and gals to life. 

Presenting the Ganorn -- 32mm sci-fi dinosaurs cast in resin.  There will be two rewards -- 1) One each of the 10 poses and 2) a "unit builder" of 5 standing and 5 kneeling models (these look great ranked up into a Victorian Sci-fi firing line!)

It's been a long journey with lots of ups and downs -- not least of which the pandemic which scuttled my plans to launch this last year -- and I'm glad it's reaching the end of the beginning.