Well it’s certainly been awhile since I checked in. Things on my end have been very hectic as of late and that has kept me from working on Into the Fray in earnest (or participating much at cardboard warriors), which is unfortunate since I really want to get this game finished up and out there where people can start playing it, but life has been pulling me in other directs. (I’m not necessarily looking for sympathy, by and far the things that are keeping me busy are positive, but I do miss having a chance to work on my creative projects).
Anyway, work on ITF has begun again; I’ve gotten some of the artwork and card revisions underway. After some glowing initial impressions my play-testers settled down and gave me some much needed constructive criticism that is being implemented (mainly in the mettle system and turn order) and the mock up for that has had a few trials runs so I am working on the re-writes for the rules and such.
So for the handful of people that have been anticipating ITF, it is still on the way and it will be quite a bit better of a game for the wait.
Also, thanks again to everyone who offered up input (especially parduz and kalidecus), it pulled ITF into some directions that I might not have looked into on my own and it is definitely improving the quality of the final product.
I hope to be checking in here with more regularity again (this is certainly one of the best web communities around). See you all in the forums!
Despite the big "BANG" caused by Earth Reborn (we play it everytime, now), the friends that played ItF keep asking about news, so the game "sticked" to them. Pls tell me when there's something new to test and we will force ourselfs to do another play
I've got a few other people that are really interested in trying out the game with the revisions. So I'll get the stuff to you as soon as it is ready to share.
Right now I am focusing on getting the core rulebook up to date to reflect the changes. My neighbor and I ran through a few quick games with the new mettle rules and turn order and between those two things gameplay was smoothed out so much.
Anyway, thanks again for the continued interest. As I get things ready you will be among the first to know
I really liked it. The Mettle rules were a little ambiguous and I am sure that with the revisions the game will make an impact on even more people.
This came to me at a very dark time in my life, and even if it didn't go any further, I tell you that it made more of an impact on me than you will ever know! I wish you all the continued success with this.
Game Designer, BETA Tester, Model Designer, Figure Designer... HEY! It's what I do...
An update, the new rules are ready to go and have gone out to those that had experience with the original rules so things are on track there.
The talents and spells are being revised to match the new rules and cards are being edited as well.
Here is a sample of the new cards... nearly identical, though the damage track has been changes (adding the mettle box and the skull box) and they have been made lighter and larger for easier book keeping. Plus spell casting units also have a track for recording mana.
Vermin King: Not the style you are looking for, but try a search for 'paper theatre' or 'paper theater', and you will find a few pages of epinal figures. Not many, but I know there are a few
May 14, 2019 5:08:58 GMT -9
shep: Does anyone know where to find decent individual minis of late Roman Republic era civilians? From senator to slave, every mini would be great, as long as they are not legionaires or generals or other military (Praetorian Guard and Roman Vigiles excluded)
May 14, 2019 4:20:32 GMT -9
wyvern: Nah, just rewatched the 1931 Universal "Dracula" movies (the Lugosi one and the Spanish version)
May 1, 2019 12:20:34 GMT -9
Vermin King: did you do your bonfire?
Apr 30, 2019 10:08:38 GMT -9
woosh: also, where can i find cool ships and mechs? im looking particularly for any spider tanks or spider mechs. ive seen the site with all the mechwarrior papercrafts and ive made a couple of those but none of them are especially spider-like
Apr 7, 2019 12:38:49 GMT -9
woosh: ebbles sent me here when i asked about his ud41 utility dropship, and that hed seen a mod that had 4 engines, which id like to try
Apr 7, 2019 12:37:22 GMT -9
woosh: i was typing up a thread and it said it was too big. soooo whatever
Apr 7, 2019 12:36:03 GMT -9
Vermin King: Sorry, long day yesterday ...
Apr 7, 2019 4:37:09 GMT -9
woosh: is anyone currently online?
Apr 6, 2019 19:10:30 GMT -9
woosh: hello! i am new. im currently typing up a thread in the 'say hi' forum
Apr 6, 2019 19:09:52 GMT -9
okumarts: ANYONE can do it!
Apr 2, 2019 9:46:48 GMT -9
chiefasaur: Sweet tutorial! Now I know how to make paper minis ;P
Apr 1, 2019 19:15:04 GMT -9
oldschooldm: Yup. More power to anyone who tries it. It will only whet the appetite for people who want paper minis that were designed to be paper minis. :-) Fronts and Backs FOREVER! :-) [... it's bait, don't bite it! ... ]
Mar 25, 2019 8:13:22 GMT -9
cowboyleland: Now I have seen it. It doesn't advance our hobby, but anyone with half a brain who wanted 2nd rate figures could easily figure this out for themselves so I guess he isn't doing any harm.
Mar 19, 2019 17:53:59 GMT -9