Project Update

9 01 2009

G’day,

This is just a very short update today as I’m flat out at the moment. (I thought holidays were meant to be quiet and relaxing! 😛 )

Twilight (Dusk now)

I am in the process of organising all the rules that I have for Twilight into a logical order. My plan is to use a standard scenario to test the first two tribes extensively and then add one tribe at a time, making sure they are balanced against each other. Then I will add new Scenarios to the mix to check they remain balanced within the new context.

I need to do some more  initial playtesting on the first two tribes before opening up a more formal playtest arrangement. If you are interested in helping out with Twilight, keep your eyes peeled. 🙂

Song of Fur and Buttons*

*Working name

This is another major project I’m working on at the moment. It involves the exploits of three adventurous bears – Sir Maurice Fursworth, Sir William Cuddlesbury and Sir Uppity Paws. This orginated from a scenario that I wrote for .45 adventure, but after writing many stories about these three bears, it developed into something more.

This release will be a sort of campaign book to be used with the Song of Blades and Heroes engine. The inspiration for the stories came from the very characterful Teddy Bear miniatures sculpted by Mike Broadbent and produced by Eureka Miniatures. Each ‘Chapter’ in the campaing will start out with a short narrative which leads into the scenario. It is written to be kid friendly and is a great way to either introduce your kids to gaming or let your inner kid out. 🙂 Just because it’s kid friendly, doesn’t mean that it is light on gaming wise. The variety of scenarios is vast, with the hope to get 15-20 different scenarios in the end book.

The first five scenarios are written and are being playtested as we speak. Once those five are fully playtested, we’ll move onto the next five and so on.

Below, you can see both my new board and part of the first scenario in action. Sir Uppity Paws needs to be sewn up again after being attacked by a group of Compies with a penchant for honey. But he’ll be back in Scenario 2. You see the bears don’t actually die. They just need to be taken to the bear hospital and sewn back up and be re-stuffed. This just means that they might be a little late to the next scenario, but they will be back. 🙂

It also means saying that the bear was stuffed is a good thing! :P… it’s when he’s NOT stuffed that there is a problem.

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Here is a painted Gallimimus from HLBS Co (it’s sad they are closing down their 28mm lines in March – I love their dinosaurs!) You get to race one of these in the book!

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Song of Blade Unit Cards

The first 36 card set of these has been completed. Now it’s just the necessary boring stuff holding it up. More news soon.

Anyway, if there’s any questions or comments, feel free to post them here! 🙂

– Ben.

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2 responses

10 01 2009
Andy

Hi. Are you familiar with this game called Twilight?

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/twilight-the-game/
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/jackie.floyd/twilight/index.html

It’s also a world with strange critters, and it looks like it will get an update soon, with minis, I think.

andy

10 01 2009
boromirandkermit

No I didn’t realise there was a game called Twilight. I did do quite a bit of searching to check and this didn’t come up. Oh well… I guess I better change the name then. 😦

Maybe ‘Dusk’ or ‘Crepusculum’ – which is sort of Latin for Twilight or maybe just ‘The Occulites’… any of those sound any good?

Ben.

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