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We just updated the Modern Land Battles slideshow, and added the start of a sample game for your review.

http://www.dvg.com/.sc/ms/dd/ee/24/Modern%20Land%20Battles

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Great News!

Down In Flames Aces High has been extremely well received. We are now ready to announce a new Down In Flames game, “Guns Blazing”! Gun Blazing is a stand-alone game featuring new aircraft, new campaigns, and action cards that depict the new aircraft in all their dog fighting glory. There are 2 pre-order options, one for the game, and one for the game plus a bonus set of cards for people who want to play monster air battles.

http://www.dvg.com/.sc/ms/dd/ee/29/Down%20In%20Flames%20-%20...

http://www.dvg.com/.sc/ms/dd/ee/30/Down%20In%20Flames%20-%20...

We have also uploaded a sample game and new slideshow for Modern Land Battles. Please take a look. The game is only about 100 pre-orders from going to the printer!

http://www.dvg.com/.sc/ms/dd/ee/24/Modern%20Land%20Battles

Field Commander Alexander is still on schedule to arrive in early May.

http://www.dvg.com/.sc/ms/dd/ee/21/Field%20Commander%20-%20A...

We’ve also added some new entries to our blog.

http://feeds2.feedburner.com/DanVerssenGames

-Dan

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Epic News!

We have finalized an agreement with Decision Games that returns all the rights to two of our game series: Air Leader and Down In Flames Jets.

Both of these properties are long time favorites of the gaming community dating back to the early 1990s. We are wasting no time in getting them into production!

We have added Phantom Leader to our list of pre-order games this week.
http://www.dvg.com/.sc/ms/dd/ee/20/Phantom%20Leader

Next week, we’ll add Down In Flames Jets.

We have also added a couple new cards to the Down In Flames Gun Blazing slideshow. We’re also closing in on the campaigns. The campaign list was updated.
http://www.dvg.com/.sc/ms/dd/ee/29/Down%20In%20Flames%20-%20...

A detailed Down In Flames Aces High campaign AAR has also been added!
www.dvg.com/difcampaignexample.pdf" rel="nofollow">http://images.dvg.com/www.dvg.com/difcampaignexample.pdf

We’ve received news from the printer that Alexander might arrive a few days early. We are now looking at the first few days of May for its delivery!

-Dan
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We are pleased to announce the world of Down In Flames has expanded into the Jet era! This week we have launched Down In Flames – Locked-On for pre-order. The game will span from the Korean War to modern day. Locked-On includes everything from the F-86 Sabre to the F-22 Raptor. Jets has all the DIF upgrades and improvements found in Aces High and Guns Blazing, and adds missile combat!

http://www.dvg.com/.sc/ms/dd/ee/31/Down%20In%20Flames%20-%20...

We have also added a few more aircraft and target cards to the Phantom Leader slideshow.

http://www.dvg.com/.sc/ms/dd/ee/20/Phantom%20Leader

We have added a couple more retail stores to our retail locator list. If you know of any stores that sell our games, send us their contact information and we’ll add them.

www.dvg.com/retailers.pdf" rel="nofollow">http://images.dvg.com/www.dvg.com/retailers.pdf

The second half of the Modern Land Battles turn has also been added. Nice demonstration of the firepower of the M1 Abrams and MLRS!

www.dvg.com/mlbsamplegame.pdf" rel="nofollow">http://images.dvg.com/www.dvg.com/mlbsamplegame.pdf

We received a huge email from Arnauld Della Siega. He has provided French translations for updated Rommel rules, the Alexander rules, and the Alexander Player Log. Thank you Arnauld!

www.dvg.com/frenchalexandreregles.pdf" rel="nofollow">http://images.dvg.com/www.dvg.com/frenchalexandreregles.pdf
www.dvg.com/frenchalexandreplayerlog.pdf" rel="nofollow">http://images.dvg.com/www.dvg.com/frenchalexandreplayerlog.p...

A few people have reported having problems viewing the site. They have been able to see it one day, but the next, it only appears as a blank white screen. We are looking into it, but if you’re a web guru and know what the issue might be, please email us.


-Dan Verssen

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“Great” News!

Alexander the Great has galloped victoriously into Glendora astride Bucephalus!

http://www.dvg.com/.sc/ms/dd/ee/21/Field%20Commander%20-%20A...

We will begin packing and shipping games as fast possible. They should all be in the mail by Monday or Tuesday.

A few people have emailed us to say our site is just showing up as a plain white page in IE and Firefox. Many thanks to Howard who discovered that the Safari web browser can see our site.

http://www.apple.com/safari/

Game updates…

Update to the Phantom Leader slide show and text. We’ve added a few counters to the slide show to show off the new 3D weapon art. The USAF Rolling Thunder campaign sheet has also been updated. The aircraft list and campaign list has been revised.

http://www.dvg.com/.sc/ms/dd/ee/20/Phantom%20Leader

Update to DIF-Jets slideshow with new aircraft and action cards.

http://www.dvg.com/.sc/ms/dd/ee/32/Down%20In%20Flames%20-%20...

http://www.dvg.com/.sc/ms/dd/ee/31/Down%20In%20Flames%20-%20...

Frontline is almost ready for a big update. Once the Alexander’s are out the door, we’ll be ready to post an update.

Pre-Order update…

Pre-order numbers have been updated.

Good news: DIF-Guns Blazing, DIF-Jets, Phantom Leader, Frontline, and Modern Land Battles are all about 100 to 150 pre-orders away from going to the printer. If you have an interest in these games, please pre-order. It would be great to have one or two of these games go to the printer by summer!

-Dan Verssen

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We’re going to add an Alexander bragging rights page if there is interest. Send us an email (dan (at) dvg (dot) com) with the Immortality points you earned in each of the 4 campaigns and we’ll post your name and scores. If you’d like to include a write-up of your campaigns, we’ll post that as well. Feel free to send us anything from sentences to pages!

The Phantom Leader slideshow has been updated to include Bandit and Site counters.
http://www.dvg.com/.sc/ms/dd/ee/20/Phantom%20Leader

Ray Mulford was nice enough to send us an idea for Alexander. He suggested adding a Temple Tactic Track to the player log sheet. Instead of using a die to track Fate, you can move the Fate counter along the track. We’ve uploaded the log sheet.
www.dvg.com/alexandertemplelog.pdf" rel="nofollow">http://images.dvg.com/www.dvg.com/alexandertemplelog.pdf

We’ve added a few new stores to our Retail Locator. Please keep them coming!
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Lots of updates this week!

We have an updated slideshow for Frontline showing the latest soldier cards.
http://www.dvg.com/.sc/ms/dd/ee/26/Frontline%20-%20D-Day

The slideshow for Down In Flames Jets has been updated.
http://www.dvg.com/.sc/ms/dd/ee/32/Down%20In%20Flames%20-%20...

As well as the slideshow for Phantom Leader.
http://www.dvg.com/.sc/ms/dd/ee/20/Phantom%20Leader

Great news! Due to your support we just placed reorders for Field Commander Rommel, Down In Flames Aces High, and Field Commander Alexander! We’re expecting the new print runs to arrive in early July. If you’d to buy any of these games, please order now. We only have a few copies of each game in stock.

We’ve added several support pages for your Alexander Immortality rankings. The first is the turn log we used during playtest to record actions and choices. There is also a sample page filled out showing how it all works. We’ve also started adding player submitted Immortality scores and summaries. If you’d like yours posted, please send them in!
www.dvg.com/Alexanderrecordexample.pdf" rel="nofollow">http://images.dvg.com/www.dvg.com/Alexanderrecordexample.pdf
www.dvg.com/Alexanderrecords.pdf" rel="nofollow">http://images.dvg.com/www.dvg.com/Alexanderrecords.pdf
www.dvg.com/alexanderimmortalityscores.pdf" rel="nofollow">http://images.dvg.com/www.dvg.com/alexanderimmortalityscores...

We’ve also added a few more stores on to our store locator.
www.dvg.com/retailers.pdf" rel="nofollow">http://images.dvg.com/www.dvg.com/retailers.pdf


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Lots of updates!

An updated Down In Flames Jets slideshow with some cool new aircraft.
http://www.dvg.com/.sc/ms/dd/ee/32/Down%20In%20Flames%20-%20...

An updated Phantom Leader Tactical Sheet.
http://www.dvg.com/.sc/ms/bdd/ee/20/Phantom%20Leader

An updated Phantom Leader slideshow.
http://www.dvg.com/.sc/ms/dd/ee/20/Phantom%20Leader

We’ve also uploaded a revised Alexander player log with a new track for recording other Battle Plan uses.
www.dvg.com/alexandertemplelog.pdf" rel="nofollow">http://images.dvg.com/www.dvg.com/alexandertemplelog.pdf

Many thanks to Bob Leonhard for sending in a great Field Commander Rommel AAR.
www.dvg.com/rommelaar.pdf" rel="nofollow">http://images.dvg.com/www.dvg.com/rommelaar.pdf

A hugely updated Frontline slideshow!
http://www.dvg.com/.sc/ms/dd/ee/26/Frontline%20-%20D-Day

We’re launching an experiment in game publishing. We’ve posted the first text applied to paper (well, pixels applied to screen, to be completely accurate) for the Frontline rules. We thought it would be interesting for everyone to follow the process of how a rulebook starts, takes shape, and is finalized. Every game company does things differently, but for us, a game goes through so many early changes that we don’t bother with a rulebook until the game solidifies. This first draft is only a partial outline, but this is how it starts. Up until this point in the design process, the game’s “rules” are scribbled on crumpled napkins, sheets of notebook paper, and mostly kept in our heads. Many rule sections have started life on the back of a McDonald’s tray liner during lunch.
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Announcing June 6th, 2009 as being D(VG)-Day!
June 6th, 1944 was one of the most important battles of WWII as 2 great armies met in combat.
June 6th, 2009 starts the pre-order battle to send two great games to the printer: Frontline D-Day and Phantom Leader.
Each week, we will release new information for these games until victory is assured and the printing presses are rolling!

The Frontline rules have gone through another generation of updates. They are still in rough outline form, but many more rules have been added to fill out the sections.
www.dvg.com/frontlinerules2.pdf" rel="nofollow">http://images.dvg.com/www.dvg.com/frontlinerules2.pdf

We’ve also updated the Frontline slideshow with new soldier and vehicle cards!
http://www.dvg.com/.sc/ms/dd/ee/26/Frontline%20-%20D-Day

Also added are the Phantom Leader rules. They are much farther along than the Frontline rules, but they still have a ways to go. There are still many blank spots where graphics will be added.
www.dvg.com/phantomrules.pdf" rel="nofollow">http://images.dvg.com/www.dvg.com/phantomrules.pdf

We had a great time at the Memorial Day Los Angeles game convention last weekend. We were very excited to be their Guest of Honor. Eric Burgess was kind enough to invite Dan to be part of a podcast discussing game design theory and operating a game company. Here are the links to the podcast streaming from BGG…

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/410939

and Eric’s web site, Boardgame Babylon…

www.boardgamebabylon.com

A few people have reported problems seeing the web site. The web guys have made some updates and I know there has been some success. If you’re receiving this as part of our newsletter or posting on a web site and have had problems, please give it another try and let me know if you still see a blank page.

Jesse Cheng, our demo Team Leader, ran a hugely successful week of demos and games at Consimworld’s Expo this past week. He manned the DVG booth, demoed games, and introduced many new people to our games. Many thanks Jesse! If you have an interest in demoing our games, please contact us and we’ll put you in contact with Jesse.

Christopher "Kozure" Ono will be running a DIF tournament on Saturday, June 27th. Thank you Christopher! Here’s a link for details…
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/3531672

-Dan

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Our D(VG)-DAY summer push is going very nicely! Thank you for all the pre-order support.

This week we have updated the Phantom Leaders rulebook.

www.dvg.com/phantomrules.pdf" rel="nofollow">http://images.dvg.com/www.dvg.com/phantomrules.pdf

The Frontline cards are also updated. Wan has really outdone himself on the card art!

http://www.dvg.com/.sc/ms/dd/ee/26/Frontline%20-%20D-Day

We have also updated the Frontline rules.

www.dvg.com/frontlinerules3.pdf" rel="nofollow">http://images.dvg.com/www.dvg.com/frontlinerules3.pdf

The pre-order numbers for Frontline and Phantom have also been updated. We are still on track to get them to the printer this summer!

-Dan

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