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Shoot, ram, and wreck your way through the post-apocalyptic wasteland in a battle for resources and tactical domination
Shoot, ram, and wreck your way through the post-apocalyptic wasteland in a battle for resources and tactical domination
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This one's a cracker!

Posted by Mark at DreamBigGames (Creator)
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We are now getting into the festive season, and before anyone gets too carried away - no, the game won't be there by Christmas. I am, however, very close to signing everything off! The final pieces of faction art and stories for the rulebook have been completed:

The Salvoes, getting ready for the fight
The Salvoes, getting ready for the fight
The Ruin Army mean business
The Ruin Army mean business

I've been working hard with the manufacturer to make sure everything is spot on, and would like to share all the awesome items that have arrived! I've created a little video to show where we are up to :)

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For those who don't like videos...

The manufacturer has re-sent the card proofs as I wasn't happy with how the first lot came out, I felt they could be sharper. I am now happy with these and they have been signed off. They've also sent me the very first box, and wow - such an awesome feeling to see it, the game is now real if that makes sense? The idea of being able to go to a store or a gaming event and see it - it blows my mind. 

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The first set of miniatures from the molds have arrived in their faction colours, and I couldn't be happier with the results - have a look for yourself! As a designer you are always afraid of what will be lost between the original design and the final product, but the detail is amazing.

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Some people want to watch the world burn
Some people want to watch the world burn

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Excited? - You should be!

What now?

There are 2 things outstanding - the rulebook, and the insert. The insert is on its way out to me, the final one will be black but here's the pictures I've been sent so far:

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I just need to check I can get my grubby little mitts in and out and then I'll be happy. I would have liked to have had a space for the tokens after they're punched but as you can see there just isn't any space, and I'd much rather look after the models!

The rulebook I think is done, but if anyone has a moment to give it a quick once over then I'd be very grateful! I've still to add a background but I think the content is all fine. Here's a link to my onedrive if you'd like to see it:

https://1drv.ms/f/s!Av6CeMWXZlmfmT5s_XYFxt7ahGmN

Anything else?

There's still a load of pledge manager surveys that have yet to be completed - not filling this in means your pledge won't be sent out. Need a link to get into it? Send me a message, not a comment, on here so I can re-issue it. It won't be open for long if we keep going at this pace!

 As always I am here for any questions you have, but I've created a facebook group so we can all talk together - yay!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/112629959442796/

See you in the wasteland soon :)

Mark

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    1. Mark at DreamBigGames 3-time creator
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      Sooner rather than later @Mark B

    2. Mark B on

      Great to see this coming together. I look forward to playing it at some point in 2019.

    3. Mark at DreamBigGames 3-time creator
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      It's not that @orangeDroogie42, it's the only physical specimen I can use to show gamers and game stores exactly what they would get! Don't worry, I'll ink one of each up :)
      I love how your wife thought I was deluded, there is a fine line between genius and insanity ;P
      I know I have a lot to prove as a new creator but it's nice to see you took that chance on me anyways. Go big or go home is my motto!

    4. OrangeDroogie42 on

      I totally understand the “I have to save this, as it is” affect, owning several priceless items of awesomeness/antiquity myself; there is an unknown pride in leaving something exactly as it is; to evolve on its own... Very much shown in your evolution as a designer!

      Keep on killin’ it in the wasteland my man!☠️

      - - OrangeDroogie42, Wastelander of the Rockies

    5. Mark at DreamBigGames 3-time creator
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      @orangeDroggie42 I'm glad you're pleased, and avoiding any marital disputes is an added bonus! ;p I'm not the best painter myself but the ink showed up well on those minis because they were so light. Ink will still work a treat on these but may not have quite the same impact. I didn't want to paint this set as they're the only "real" pieces I own to show the final product, but I'll give the bikes an ink wash tomorrow. I'll put them on my facebook/twitter/instagram feeds, just for you :D

    6. OrangeDroogie42 on

      Wow Mark!!! Everything is looking so good and for the first time throughout the entire campaign my wife is finally convinced I didn’t waste our money on some sort of delusion of grandeur! She personally wants to paint our minis after seeing this update!

      I’ve had very little experience painting minis (usually spring for pre-paints) and could use a wee bit of advice ; would the colored minis look better if given an ink wash before accents are applied? I couldn’t help but notice that pre-fabs looked a bit “plain” until the wash had been added; Day & Night of a difference by the way! Will that same ink wash have a similar effect on the colored minis too?

    7. Mark at DreamBigGames 3-time creator
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      Those minis were used to create the insert @wearegeek so i think they gunk them into blobs. Don't worry, the minis are all one colour for each faction, those pictures were just to show off the insert :)

    8. WeAreGeek on

      It’s really taking shape now, I noticed some red in two of the yellow pieces, I take it this issue will be addressed before going into full production.