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A fast-paced, free-for-all light war board game. Build an empire, seize oil, and launch nukes on a modern world map for 2-8 players.
A fast-paced, free-for-all light war board game. Build an empire, seize oil, and launch nukes on a modern world map for 2-8 players.
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The proof copy - a thing of beauty (with pictures)

Posted by Little Nuke Games (Creator)
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Hi everyone, its been a while, but I haven't had much to report until today.

So the manufacturer sent me a proof copy which arrived by FedEx this morning. A proof copy is how the components will actually look once the games gets produced. It gives me a chance to make any final adjustments to my files, and after this we go straight to mass production. I'm very happy with the results - and there are only some minor things I'm going to tweak, meaning we could possibly go into mass production before the end of the week. Here's some pictures of the proof (I've already shown you the cubes, so I'll just focus on the box and board). Note - these pictures don't quite do the components justice, so attribute any blurriness or weird colors you see to me and my photography skills.

So I'm really happy with the box. For a comparison, its the same size as Dominion, Small World and 7 Wonders, and its made from a noticeably thicker material than those boxes. It has a great feel to it, almost like vinyl.
So I'm really happy with the box. For a comparison, its the same size as Dominion, Small World and 7 Wonders, and its made from a noticeably thicker material than those boxes. It has a great feel to it, almost like vinyl.
The interior side of the box defines all of the factions and each is marked with a relevant historical quote. The back of the box looks great - I was a little worried it would be too dark, but the colors pop nicely.
The interior side of the box defines all of the factions and each is marked with a relevant historical quote. The back of the box looks great - I was a little worried it would be too dark, but the colors pop nicely.
The rule book and progress chart rest on top as opened. The progress chart has a nice thickness to it and I'm very happy with the rule book. Inside the box is a nice 3 compartment tray.
The rule book and progress chart rest on top as opened. The progress chart has a nice thickness to it and I'm very happy with the rule book. Inside the box is a nice 3 compartment tray.
The board came out way better than I thought. Its incredibly hardy, I'd say its slightly thicker than most modern Risk boards. It folds 6 ways, but the fold lines are rather unobtrusive. I've very happy with vibrancy and colors.
The board came out way better than I thought. Its incredibly hardy, I'd say its slightly thicker than most modern Risk boards. It folds 6 ways, but the fold lines are rather unobtrusive. I've very happy with vibrancy and colors.
The cards look great. Its hard to tell from this picture, but the print is incredibly crisp and holds up better than the prototype cards I've been using.
The cards look great. Its hard to tell from this picture, but the print is incredibly crisp and holds up better than the prototype cards I've been using.

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    1. Little Nuke Games Creator on

      @bleachorange - the target date was by February, so it looks like we're pretty good on that front - and might even beat it. I don't want to get too cocky though, from what I've read freight shipping is one of those things that can go really smooth, or it can be your worst enemy.

    2. bleachorange on

      looking good. i can't remember - what's the target date for shipping?

    3. Doctor X on

      This is looking gorgeous.

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      Levi on

      I'm very happy with everything I see there. Great quality all-around! Now I'm going to have to read up on this game again to remind myself why I loved it so much in the first place... ;-)

    5. Northernism
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      Dude, this looks awesome! That's some solid design work!

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      Barry Kendall
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      Looks great! Thanks for the solid box and sturdy map. Thanks also for the rounded corners on the cards--this will be played a lot, and rounded corners help with durability. Color saturation is very good. Box back should enhance retail sales. Altogether excellent! The wait will be worth it.

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      Matt Mason on

      Everything looks to be of great quality. I really like that shot of the interior box with the faction descriptions and the storage trays. The board really came out nice.

    8. Badmojovoodoo on

      Looking mighty good! Delivery Day cannot come soon enough!

    9. Bonham on

      Looks nice. I am more excited about getting this game than I am Mare Nostrum. My group of friends (who I've known for 20-37 years) used to get together and play RISK, but got tired of (what some will probably automatically think of as) that usual issues that arise. But this game takes that basic style game and tweaks it in new ways that I believe will bring back the spirit of those days.

    10. Richard Robertson on

      Nice job, Josh. I'm also glad I backed this. I'm really looking forward to it!

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      SingleShot on

      Wow. It turned out very nice. Thanks for the update!

    12. Little Nuke Games Creator on

      @Killer Orca: I think so. I've never actually played Twilight Struggle, so I can't say for certain, but I was looking at some screen shots and the cutting technique looks the same. What's nice about it is that there aren't any "bumps" in the board - it lays very flat, and if you wanted to you could glide your units from one space to another without any problem.

      @Ryan: The only thing I'm a little upset about has been the dice. Not because they're bad, but because the ones I used while prototyping were just perfect. That said, its a very nit picky complaint - and I might not have said anything had I never been exposed to the alternative.

      @Mad Scientist: Yeah, I'm definitely aware that this is a bit of an unusual "quick fact" thing to include with the other ones. I put it on there thinking about the future - hoping that one day the game might reach a larger retail market (not just niche game shops, but places like book stores). I often think about people like my own mom growing up, who would go out shopping for a birthday or Christmas present for me at places like Barnes and Noble, and knew that I liked games but didn't have any reference point for what she was looking at. Sometimes just having a little statement on the front of the game that said "strategy" or "war" or something like that would be enough for her to think 'Oh, Josh would probably like this'. Now for 90% of people, I think they'll assume that its a strategy game, and for them its totally redundant, but I wanted a way to quickly communicate to someone like her.

    13. MadScientist
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      It looks sooooo good. Thanks so much for making a good sturdy box.

      Only one question, on the front of the box; Why put an icon for 'strategy' along with age, time, and players? Seems a little out of place. Anyone else think this strange?

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      Ryan Hanson on

      Looks great. So, what are the things you didn't like?

    15. Vadim Deylgat
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      Incredibly nice indeed. These looks should appeal to potential buyers for your retail copies. Very happy I backed this. I'll look at this update several times more between now and the day I receive my own copy. Thumbs up!

    16. Marshall Wilson on

      Oh yeah. My anticipation for when it ships just increased greatly.

    17. Matthew Skinner on

      This looks amazing! Great job!

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      Killer Orca on

      Wait does this means it unfolds the same way as Twilight Struggle? That is one of the best boards I have seen.