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Update #63

Progress Good! Virus Bad!

More than two weeks ago, I signed off on the final versions of the rulebook, scenarios, and reference sheet. Then I jumped on the plane for two convention appearances. It was amazing how much better I felt just knowing that those components were finally at print.

I got back to town last Monday night, woke up Tuesday in a great mood and full of energy . . . and then on Tuesday afternoon I started feeling tired and scratchy, and for the past few days I have accomplished nothing productive, unless you count coughing. So this report is just a bit delayed. But here’s our status:

All the actual game parts are at the printer. Phil and Sam visited our print reps a couple of weeks ago (and caught the edge of the storms). It looks as though the box will be 24” long, 20” wide, and – still a bit of uncertainty here – between 4 and 5 inches deep. We are going to order molds and make test samples of the vacuum-formed trays – the base tray and the two Ogre garages - before we declare the box final.

(And yes, we found the box mockups, on the fourth sub-level of the Warehouse, guarded by shoggoths and vicious miniature Mark Vs.)

Currently, we expect the entire Ogre shipment to fill 14 ocean containers.

Test Dies of Ogres

The printer ran up a red flag about how close some of the images were to the die-cut edges. The first word we got was that they were all bad, but before we went fully into panic mode, we got a clarification: SOME of the 3-D dies MAY be bad. All we can do at this point is run some fully printed and die-cut samples and see how they look. If they work, we’ll cheer, and if not, we’ll fix them. If dies have to be rebuilt, that’ll cost time; how many weeks depends on how much has to be done over.

Ogre War Room

Thanks to everybody who downloaded the beta version! We’ll fix the bug (just one!) that you found, add one suggested feature, and post the new version for download. And we’ll get coders started on the ports to other systems.

Pocket Ogre

Those of you who are at BGGcon this weekend should be sure to check out the prototype Pocket Ogre sets that we’ve donated to the BGG library.

Car Wars

Phil Reed is about to launch the discussion forum for the new edition of Car Wars. If you’re not already a member of our forums, sign up at forums.sjgames.com.

- Steve Jackson

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      Creator KevinR on December 1, 2012

      For those who aren't stalking Phil, it looks like a full-color test print of some green Ogres are in. Maybe this will indicate whether the 3-D dies need to be rebuilt.
      http://twitter.com/SJGames/status/273508960500318209

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      Creator David Dodge on November 26, 2012

      is one of those dimensions on the width and breadth of the box off? Just Curious. I thought one dimension was going to be 3-4 feet

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      Creator Michael Hayden on November 25, 2012

      Soooooo, if there are some defective counter sheets, what will happen to them? Does the factory distroy them, or will they ship them to you?

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      Creator Steve Jackson Games on November 19, 2012

      @James - those type of questions are exactly what the new forum is designed to discuss.

      @ John - I believe anyone who backed the KS project at $23 or more is allowed to sign up for the private CW forum.

      If anyone has trouble with access once the forum opens (not before it opens, no one will have access yet; that's not trouble, that's intended. . .) please contact kickstart@sjgames.com and we'll get you sorted out. ~Brandon

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      Creator John Moore on November 18, 2012

      Who do we contact to be sure we're in the CW discussion?

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      Creator James Floyd Kelly on November 18, 2012

      I've been lurking in the CW discussion on the forums and have registered. A lot of the discussion there seems to be on rebooting the CW franchise. I thought the Kickstarter was to be a Deluxe Collector Edition similar to the OGRE Kickstarter. I understand rules might be updated or changed and the entire game may get a facelift, but is the intention of the Kickstarter to provide the oversized box for fans of CW or is the Kickstarter simply to jumpstart a sub-$40 game box to re-introduce Car Wars? Or maybe both -- Collector Edition and smaller Consumer Edition.

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      Creator Steve Jackson Games on November 18, 2012

      Ken- It is happening soon and you will find it breathtakingly exciting.

      Watch here AND on the forums to reduce the chance of missing the first day or so.

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      Creator Kenneth W. Scott on November 18, 2012

      "Phil Reed is about to launch the discussion forum for the new edition of Car Wars. If you’re not already a member of our forums, sign up at forums.sjgames.com."

      When is that happening and how will I find it?

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      Creator Darren Vallance on November 17, 2012

      I have to say that as much as I am happy that I was able to be part of the Ogre Kickstarter, the fact that a Car Wars Kickstarter came out of it has me even more excited.

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      Creator Julia Gosztyla Ziobro on November 17, 2012

      I have personally seen Pocket Ogre get checked out of the BGG.con library.

      Fourteen containers?? That's outta control!

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      Creator DutchUncleHAR on November 17, 2012

      14 ocean containers . . . coming from Asia across the Pacific . . . Good thing they're not going anywhere near R'lyeh . . .

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      Creator Spyke Alexander on November 17, 2012

      Just tell us when you start the Car Wars Kickstarter. I proudly wear my "I made..." T-shirt. =)

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