I hope to actually finish a project this month. I've got dozens of unfinished projects awaiting me. I just can't seem to summon the killing stroke.
The only think I'm lacking is the card backs. I know the graphics are available but they aren't laid out all nice and pretty like the fronts are. It's just a matter of spending a little extra time. Hopefully the time to work on this can be a father's day gift.
Going to be finishing up on this one this month. Made the skyscrapers out of wood, they need to be stained and the windows wood-burned into them. Hopefully I will win the helicopters I bid on so I can paint them up, otherwise I'll have to work up some out of bits I own.
Also have to work on some "flame-shaped" meeples.
Finished staining in 4 different stains, 2 in Milk-wash, a couple in clear. Also subbed in Axis and Allies minis for tanks, helicopters, and victims. Wood burning or painting the windows took a week of trial and error. I decided against either of them, usig my scroll saw to put a detail line or 2 on each building.
I think I am finished after printing off the box top sticker.
This one looks like a great 2 player game - after a little research we are talking printing up 4 pages of rules, getting 74 washers in 2 sizes add some super glue and 24 marbles ( or anything really ) in 3 colors -- I can so do this one.
this game is ranked 127 here at the BGG so I figure to make such a great game in the middle of no where will be very cool - plus I have a friend I think will really enjoy this one
I got the PNP from [company=11100][/company] - printed it up last week and have been really enjoying this simple fun game. My friend Matt Liked it enough he asked about getting one - so this month I hope to make him his own version of it as a gift
Printed everything at last! I actually printed kwanchai's version first (It had been sitting on my hard drive for a while) but when I searched the game page for more stuff I discovered Ilya 77's version. So this is the one that will be completing. I first saw this game back in 1993 when a guy would bring it into the game store to play. I never got to play it as I was always working. He had got it on a trip to the UK and although it was just a bunch of photocopies, everyone seemed to really enjoy it.
Who doesn't like hockey? This will be my first game I've crafted myself - though there are others that I've wanted to, this is the perfect intro to making my own. It's almost more of collecting than creating... since you can just get away with printing the rink and nothing else.
Everything has been assembled, though I'd like to get extra meeples so that they don't need to be scavenged from another game in order to play - and maybe a better puck to replace the tiny d4
I'm going to do the games created for the Sneaky Sci Fi Game Design Contest - WIN GG. contest. Today, I've downloaded the files for this game. Doesn't seem to be a lot of crafting involved, so should be a fast build.
And some self-promotion. I created this game for the Sneaky Sci Fi Game Design Contest - WIN GG.. So, of course, I'm gonna craft a better looking version of my own game, than the playtest versin I've already created.
I was in Michael's over the weekend and discovered some "alphabet tiles" (Scrabble stand-ins or something) that are perfect for the tiles in this game. (When they are turned upside down.) Square, thin and flat. Sixty in a bag, too. Just perfect.
I have some glass beads already and a nice PDF of the board, so I'm ready to go now. Looking forward to playing.
For the counters. I picked up some 3/4" "lettered wood tiles" from Michael's Crafts. They're like generic, unfinished scrabble tiles that come roughly ~40 to a bag for $3.
The storage cases also came from Michael's, in the beading isle, and cost $1.50 each. They were available in red and blue, and the red one even had a place to store dice!
I spray painted the bases with the team colors (red and blue), so that it will be easy for players to differentiate the units when they are in the field. I thought about going with green, but decided on team colors at the last minute.
I printed the counters onto glossy photo paper and cut them out with a razor. The 3/4" tiles are absolutely the perfect size for the counters.
What do you think?
I still have a lot of work to do -- printing and mounting the board, victory point counters, and terrain (not to mention the red team!) But I'm really pleased with the results thus far.
I was feeling ambitious so I decided to upgrade my existing Dead of Night. I was happy with my room tiles but have redone everything else. I'm using translucent orange bingo chips for fire markers and little wooden bits (exactly the same as the roads from Settlers of Catan) for the barricades. I'm also making a proper box this time around. My new cards look sweet. But the best and most time-consuming part is that I'm handpainting 100 or so zombies. I've done about 50 so far, mostly the Wargames Factory plastic zombies, but I've mixed in some female zombies from other sources to compensate for absence of females in the Wargames Factory set.
My second PNP game this month (or ever, really) is a lot less ambitious than Splatball.
I figured the least I could do would be to support the man who introduced me to PNP games in the first place. I am, of course, talking about FNH1.
I picked up a copy of his Mecha Duel game last night off lulu.com, and I plan to print out the cards either on glossy, double-sided business cards, or on some playing cards I ordered from plaincards.com that should be arriving sometime soon.
I didn't craft any counters, as I had a bunch of glass beads. I used yellow/orange for treasure, blue for mana and clear for health (I wanted to use red, but didn't have enough, and couldn't get my hands on any more).
I used 2 white dies with paper on them for treasure dies, and black dies for the others.
I'm going to take a couple of pictures sometime over the weekend, probably.
EDIT: Took the time to take a photo this morning, before heading off;
I've been very busy the last couple of months designing some games for the Decktet, so I haven't spent much time actually building any PnPs. Actually, the rule writing, editing and playtesting take waaaay more time to do than actually coming up with the games! (Fwiw, I really like the looks of Tradewinds - it may bump Island Trader down the queue and take the pole position for what I'm going to build my son for his 9th BD next month. Stay tuned!)
The results of all that writing, testing and editing are worth it tho. I think when people get a chance to play my Decktet Token Trilogy they will really enjoy the games. But, in order to play Steal 6, The Four Courts and Gasp! you should really have Decktet suited tokens or chips. I am gifting a Decktet, Decktet Book, beautiful Decktet suited dice by Wolfzell and a jumbo set of tokens I have crafted to some friends. Instead of crafting the decks like I did with my first Decktet (still gets heavy use), I bought the decks from P.D. Magnus b/c two of the games are better with the extended deck. At present, buying the decks is the only way to get the Court cards. The added bonus is that one gets the pleasure of supporting the Decktet.
This is my sneaky way of introducing my friends to the wonderful world of the Decktet and fulfills my selfish motive to have more people to play my games with!
It's 20 tokens in each of the Decktet's 6 suits and here's what they look like in production:
and here's two Jumbo sets ready for bagging - that's 240 double-sided and attractively decorated bits of cardboard - something to make any gamer weak in the knees!
I have tried crafting a box for all of these goodies out of cereal box, but I'm not happy with the results so at this point I'm gonna cave and buy something either wood or card from the dollar store. I'll decorate the boxes with a Decktet image or two and give them out on the weekend.
Eventually, I'll get a set of arch punches and make all new sets of Decktet tokens, plus chips for a whole bunch of other games - upgrades for old ones like Wheels of Time and for the new ones in the queue.
As I made it a point to vote for the sneaky-PnP-contest (go here for the thread: Sneaky Sci Fi Game Design Contest - WIN GG. ), and in addition promised to give extra GG to good SOLO PnP games, I had to assemble this one!
The rules look good and fun, and the cards are just beauties!