Print and Roll Games - a self-publisher's diary

This is a project that I've been considering for quite some time now - so it's exciting to be finally embarking on it. I've been designing games for about two years now. I particularly enjoy dice allocation games such as Alien Frontiers, Troyes, Lords of Vegas and Castles of Burgundy and have been working on a range of dice based games of my own. I have looked at conventional publishing and self-publishing but found that the cost of repeatedly shipping dice would make the games rather more expensive than I would wish. So, I hit on the idea of a print and play website - providing the rules, boards, cards and everything that you would need to play the games, except the dice. As a gamer (first tabletop then euro-games) I already had a large selection of dice and have found a great many affordable sources for the few that I was short of - I hope that this will be the same for plenty of other gamers. I currently have two games coming towards the end of beta-testing and two more at the early prototype stage. I hope to be posting new games over the coming months and years. Each one will be available for a few pounds (GBP) and will use common and readily available dice and counters. I hope to have the site fully up and running within the next couple of months with the first two games available to buy. As soon as the site's up and running, I'll post a link on this blog. Adam Taylor June 2012
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Print and Roll Games: With A Vengeance!

Adam Taylor
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Some of you may have noticed that www.printandrollgames.com was unavailable over the Christmas and New Year period. Some minor solvency issues led to the site's hosting being withdrawn.

But now we're back! And bigger than ever. A beta-test version of my new solitaire game Muses has been posted to the site. This is a quick solo game requiring a small deck of cards and two D6s. It requires no setup, very little space and can be played through in under five minutes.

It can be found here: http://printandroll.squarespace.com/muses/ as a free download.

Please have a go and let me know what you think.
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