EXCITING Gunship News! Plus September SALE
I am proud to announce Escape Pod Games' latest and greatest project, coming to Kickstarter this winter. The much-anticipated Heavy Battle Cruiser will finally make its way... Read more
Canadian Shipping Deal Arranged! Plus GenCon note
Sorry that this does not pertain to most of you but I really wanted to get the word out.
We have worked out a deal to use GameKnight... Read more
How Afterburners will finally "Unlock" Campaign Mode!
We're at 75% funding after the first half-day of the project!
I just wanted to let you know that the oft-promised and little-shown Campaign/Storyline Mode WILL... Read more
It is finished.
After the absolute biggest project of my life, the Gunship: First Strike Kickstarter Project is complete! The last of the International packages will be picked up by the... Read more
All Domestic Orders Have Shipped!
(cue Hallelujah chorus)
I'm happy to report that all orders to the USA have shipped!
This leaves around 50 Canadian orders and 100 or so International.
I have been shipping... Read more
I'm all clear - Now let's blow this thing and go home!
Good Morning, Backers
I'm down to around 300 shipments left. I've spent the last couple of days stocking up for the D-Day of Gunship Fulfillment. It's time to move this... Read more
Past the Halfway Point! and Reviews are coming in!
Another 250 or so have gone out the last couple of days so we're more than halfway there!
I'm really going to try to step it up this... Read more
Another 100 to ship tomorrow
Took my little break and went back to packing boxes last night. I should be shipping another hundred or so tomorrow.
I'm trying to get into a rhythm... Read more
Huge Shipping Weekend
I worked almost 30 hours this weekend and got 420 boxes ready for USPS to pick up from my garage tomorrow. I think I gave it my very... Read more
My Shipping Station and some Notes
I picked up the boxes from the warehouse last Monday and much of last week was spent getting things organized, assembly line set up, etc. I estimate that... Read more
Important Shipping Report - Last Long One!
Packing and Shipping is going well. I spent 12 hours Saturday and 12 hours yesterday packing boxes and will have a big shipment going out tomorrow when the post office... Read more
Shipping Update and a Reiteration (IMPORTANT)
Shipping proceeds well. Apparently the USPS is raising their rates next week so I am redoubling my efforts to get as many games shipped as possible before then. ... Read more
State of the Gunship Address (Final) Long, but Informative!
My Fellow Gunners,
We have nearly reached the end of our time together for this time around. This is certainly not goodbye, as I will be launching another Kickstarter this... Read more
Gunship Stretch Goals Unearthed!
After a long day of loading and unloading, all of the boxes (14,000 pounds worth) are now safely in storage!
As promised, here are some pictures of all the new... Read more
Dice are SOLD OUT!
45 of the 50 sets of Extra Dice have been sold!
Unfortunately, it is time for bed so I can get up bright and early to get the moving van... Read more
Fundraiser a Complete Success! Extra Dice Available in Limited Quantity.
You guys really cleared out my inventory of Gunship MkIIs! At one point my iPhone was chiming so much with emails that you drained my battery!
Thanks SO... Read more
Quick New Year's Update
I know I left a couple of things hanging at the end of the year, so I wanted to release a quick post.
Games are being released from... Read more
Latest Gunship Information
Hope everyone is having good holidays!
The ship reached Baltimore Harbor on Sunday and the container is probably being unloaded right now. There has been a small snag,... Read more
Gunshipment - What to Expect! PLEASE READ!
Well, the ship is halfway across the Atlantic and will be pulling into port around the 22nd. My customs officer says not to expect the container to be... Read more
The first transport is away! The first transport is away! (cheers)
Denizens of Echo Base,
It is my privilege to inform you that Gunship: First Strike and all the trimmings are loaded onto a ship named MSC Rania and leaving China... Read more
Gunship: Post Production Pics!
Hi, Guys - this should be the last update before the one telling you that they are on the ship and when they will be here. Which should be... Read more
Solo "Minigame" - Shipyard Assault!
As you know, we're waiting for word on getting the Gunships loaded onto the boat. In the meantime, we're working on the free campaign system and other cool new items.... Read more
Gunship: Lots of Production Photos!
I have to admit I was getting a bit nervous today as I had not heard from my manufacturer in over a week. But then I got an email with... Read more
Gunships are still in China...
Due to the needed reprinting of the Gunship boards and a week-long holiday going on in China, the games will not be leaving port until around the end... Read more
Leaving China by Next Weekend!
I had hoped the games would leave the factory by the end of LAST week, but it looks like they will be headed to the USA by the... Read more
6 Reasons to get EXCITED about Gunship again!
The Supreme Commander has given you a generous shore leave, but the time has come to sound Red Alert! Pilots, report to your vessels, all officers to the... Read more
Campaign Mode is Fully Under Construction!
Well, it was a long wait to get all of the expansions playtested, the rulebooks written and everything double-checked and sent to the printer. But finally, it's all done, we... Read more
Rules Companion is ready for review!
Here's all the rules for 3 and 4-Player Gunship, along with the rules for Asteroids, Crewmates, Upgrades and 2 new cards!
Check it out and let me... Read more
Just got the first 10 pictures from China. I put them in a Photobucket album for you guys to check out:
I have to admit I was really scared... Read more
More Pics - Gunship MkII Cards, Upgrades and More!
Didn't I say a while back no more updates until the games are at sea? Sorry but there is a LOT going on at the moment and I'm... Read more
New Dice Prototypes and Mk II Images!
Just got the new dice protos from China - these are the ones with the Bullseye logos instead of the bombs. They will work out much better.
Here... Read more
NEW PICS! Final Crewmates and Mk II Fighters!
Yeah I did say no more Updates until the games are at sea, but I've got new stuff to show you that I think you'd want to look... Read more
Rulebook has been Revised based on your suggestions!
Just a quick Update for those of you who are participating in the Rulebook final revision.
Thanks for all of the great feedback - you guys caught some stuff that... Read more
Link to Revised Rulebook PDF
Here you go, as promised!
May take a minute to load...
Please excuse the fact that the EPG site is in desperate need of a facelift! We have big... Read more
Progress Update and News
This will probably be the last Update (with the exception of a brief link) until I get word that the games are on the ship and headed to... Read more
Asteroids Sneak Peek!
I ended up with a little extra time at lunch today so...
Here is your first look at the 36 Asteroids cards:
Here's how Gunship:Asteroids! works:
The Center... Read more
Crewmates Session Reports on BGG
I know it's not Friday but tomorrow promises to be a hailstorm of activity so here is your weekly update a day early.
Still on schedule. Prototypes are... Read more
Plastic Liner - REVEALED!
Hey, not my most exciting post but wanted to share...
Here is how the plastic tray will look once you've punched out all of the tokens, etc. The green and... Read more
Crewmates are on BGG!
Approved and available for better view:
PLEASE check them out and give thumbs-ups! I need to get back on The Hotness one of these days...
CREWMATES are Ready! Lots of Pics!
After a long wait (but well worth it) Gunship: Crewmates is ready for its reveal! I'm running a prototype deck and final playtesting begins next week. We're still... Read more
Some Cool New Stuff
I know it's not Friday yet but I could not wait to show you a couple of the new Gunship items that I'm getting ready to send to... Read more
Introducing your first CrewMates!
Eric J. Carter and his team of artists have been working hard on the first 18 CrewMates. Here is the first one!
This husband and wife team of Weapons Scientists... Read more
Some cool rules changes
We've been toying around with a few rules and testing them out for awhile. I have not really posted anything lately so I figured I'd share. The final... Read more
Meet some of your Crewmates!
Thanks so much for the 100% positive support of the "Captain Fiasco" - we'll have that dealt with soon enough and walk away with win-wins.
In the meantime, I wanted... Read more
SOLO MODE UNLOCKED!
Koona t'chuta Solo?
We may or may not reach 85k - but I'm giving you Solo Mode anyway!
I've met enough people during this thing to form plenty of discussion... Read more
SHOVING OFF, MATEYS!
To me fine Crew,
I am typing this in full pirate costume, on me way to a pirate-themed party in my home town.
Seems that you lads have this under... Read more
What began with a technical problem (could not load my video on the night we launched) shall end with a technical problem (BGG has been done since yesterday... Read more
Name That Planet! (or Asteroid Field)
OK, the time has come to grab your own personal piece of real estate in the Gunship Galaxy! From now until the end of the project at Midnight Saturday, all... Read more
What a great response last night! There are a LOT of messages and questions from you and I want to try to get to each one. I am... Read more
GALACTIC REAL ESTATE
We're winding down...58 hours until the end.
I want to offer up a new Mini Reward and let you guys start naming Planets! Galaxy Mode is going to... Read more
Extra Sets of Engraved Dice!
We had talked the other night about putting together a few "Mini Rewards" for people who wanted to pad their pledges a little. Even though there is no... Read more
CAMPAIGN SYSTEM SNEAK PEEK!
I know that some of you have checked this out on BGG but I'm not sure who has seen it and who has not so...
I'm proud to reveal the... Read more
New Pic of Dice Prototype
Here's the latest shot from China - I'll have 4 of them in hand by the end of next week. I like this style of die much better than the... Read more
Just a quick Update...
I have been asked about these from a lot of people since the start but I could not calculate until now (downloaded stamps.com the other day).... Read more
THE FINAL FRONTIER!
As promised, I have your Final Orders from the Supreme Leader. He has negotiated a deal with the Warship Guild and they have agreed to add linen cards... Read more
YOU'LL LOVE THIS UPDATE!
This is a long Update but packed full of fun (just like the boxes you'll get this summer!)
To kick things off, here are the first pictures from China of... Read more
LET'S CATCH UP
It's been kind of wild the last week or so - a lot of things have been proposed, taken away, thought over and promised. Let's see exactly where... Read more
QUICK UPDATE TODAY! +CONTEST!
Engraved Dice are in process - they have the artwork and will be shipping the prototypes in about a week and a half. I'll have photos the minute... Read more
FINALLY! ENGRAVED DICE AND A NEW GOAL!
Your patience has paid off - you have Unlocked the Engraved Dice! I sent the artwork tonight and we'll have samples soon! This item will replace the printed... Read more
UNIT TOKEN UPDATE!
In the last Update, we talked about putting the bottom view of the Gunship on the flip side of its Token. And while that looked cool, it didn't really add... Read more
HEAVY ION CANNON, GUNSHIP BOTTOM, WHERE ARE THE STRETCH GOALS?
Greetings, Gunship Fans!
As you can see on the main page, you Unlocked the Heavy Ion Cannon today. I am also proud to show you something that even I only... Read more
NEW LEVELS BEING ADDED! NEW WEAPON TONIGHT!
This will probably be the last Update until the weekend - if anyone thinks I'm updating TOO much, please sound off. But I want to keep you in... Read more
HERE ARE YOUR UNIT TOKENS! Also, a CONTEST!
It brings me great pleasure to show you the latest Stretch Goal prize!
Cards were OK but...
Punch-Out Tokens are WAY cooler!
These can be arranged however you want or... Read more
QUICK TUESDAY UPDATE / CHALLENGE!
Getting ready to add some new Stretch Goals tonight/tomorrow.
Engraved Dice, Improved Tokens, Linen Cards and Premium Boards are within our reach!
Here is a Challenge for you:... Read more
IMPORTANT STRETCH GOALS UPDATE - PLEASE READ
Well, its been a wild 5 days and things are slowing down as to be expected. We probably should have made this a 30-day campaign but we had... Read more
SAT/SUN UPDATE - MORE CAPTAINS!
We decided to add some more Captain Slots because we have hired some help to design and produce them. The price went up slightly due to the cost... Read more
BIG THINGS ARE ON THE WAY!
I'm still working on getting plastic/metal pieces and/or engraved dice. Thanks for being so patient. I am waiting for return emails from a couple of suppliers and it's... Read more
FRIDAY UPDATE: LOTS TO SAY
Well, things are starting to "level off" and it looks like we are going to start working our way toward plastic pieces and/or engraved/molded dice.
I have contacted... Read more
20K REACHED! - CUTTING BACK ON UPDATES
Greetings, Gunship Fans!
Another victorious start to the day and THANK YOU!
I'm adding another batch of Components but DOWNgrading the Updates. I think I'm doing way too many so... Read more
PLASTIC PIECES vs. HEAVY BATTLE CRUISER
OK, troops - time to select a target.
In all honesty, we will run out of smaller items for the core game soon. Everything up to this point is playtested... Read more
QUICK CREWMATES UPDATE!
Since the Gunship Hero Level sold out so quickly, we've added 6 more!
Everyone who Backed us at a Promo Level will now get up to 12 Crewmates instead of... Read more
UPGRADES INSTALLED! FIND THE ENEMY SHIPYARD!
Don't worry - there will be plenty more Stretch Goals!
But I have slept 4 hours in the last 40 and I must sleep to recharge the process.
I will... Read more
THE DICE ARE YOURS! NEXT STOP: THE UPGRADES!
Well, you have conquered the Custom Dice and so now we move on to the next Stretch Goal! This will be the last "short" Goal - after this we will... Read more
NEW STRETCH GOAL - $14,000 = 4 Custom Dice!
If we hit 14,000 we will add 4 of these dice to the game (in addition to the 7 you already get)! These great dice can be used whether you... Read more
4-PLAYER MODE INITIATED!
Due to your awesome participation, we have secured enough funding to make Gunship a 4-player game! Note that you can still play with just 2 players.
4-player adds a ton... Read more
We reached our initial Goal in 11 hours!
I will be back later today to start the Stretch Goals.
The gaming community is the BEST community in the world!
"We... Read more
Dawn of Victory!
Greetings and Good Morning!
I woke this morning after very little sleep and could not force myself to remain in bed. I am overwhelmed by your generosity and support so... Read more
A First Strike to Behold!
To: All Personnel
From: The Supreme Commander
We launched our mighty Fleet this night, 2 hours ahead of schedule. Although the Tech Fiends tried their best to block our video... Read more