Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!!!

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! We made it through the holiday in spite of a severe respiratory virus, second degree acid burn, and a minor financial shortfall--Fortunately we buy gifts for our son throughout the year, so Santa's reputation is still in good form!

Everything is slowly getting better in time for the new year. I wish you all a very Happy New Year and an amazing 2013!

There is a little game related material to share as well. Our game master, Adeptus-B has been busy the last few weeks. He created a water board and some stone "islands" for our next Dark Heresy mission.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Risk: An Unexpected Journey (part 4)

I recently started working again on my custom Risk board (and rules). You can see my progress that I started over a year ago here (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3).

The most notable change is the addition of 19 territories (up from 51). But another change is that I redrew the entire map! The continental proportions are loosely based off the Risk 2008 board, but I used various global maps for the actual drawing. Other changes are adding more regions, more "ancient map" detail, and rules/component insets.

Inspiration for this project came from the desire for a lite world domination game that can be played within 2 hours or less that has good replay value (my two biggest issues with standard Risk). I love the Napoleonic pieces that came in the 1993 edition, so that is where I started with the style of map art.

I enjoyed designing the map much more then putting all the rules together. In fact, some of my rules ideas have derived directly from the map design process! With that said, I have done very little with the rules, apart from taking notes--Nothing playable. Oh well, I am still having fun with this creative process!!

[EDIT] If you would like the hi-res files, they can be download here:

InDesign File
InDesign Support Files (Including a PSD of MAP)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

POLL: Classic Game Boxes

I have a stack of empty game boxes. Many of them are vintage, and most are from expansions or miniatures.

My question is, are they worth selling? I no longer want to keep them, but hesitate to recycle them.

I usually don't keep these boxes--Once I build a model, or cram the expansion into the main game, I toss 'em.

But for various reasons, these boxes have hidden well enough to evade their destined demise.

 I have a feeling the vintage GW boxes could get some attention, but the rest are not worth it.

Please post your opinion below, or click on the poll at the top right of the site.