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35 years after the first publication of OGRE, we're coming back with a massive new edition, and YOU can make it better.
35 years after the first publication of OGRE, we're coming back with a massive new edition, and YOU can make it better.
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In Three Figures!

Posted by Steve Jackson Games (Creator)

This is our 100th update! And #101 (and 102, and so on) will be up before long, because things are really developing:

Daniel, Phil, and I will be at Gen Con. Look for us at booth #1301. You can be one of the first on the planet to play with an air-couriered set from China! (The set we showed off at Origins and DexCon was a hand-made preproduction sample; we're bringing two advance copies of the final print product to show at Gen Con. Sorry, these will not be for sale!)

Gen Con Event #1: Play Ogre Designer's Edition

And if you have never played Ogre before, no problem. We will be teaching the rules!

Gen Con Event #2: Ogre Designer's Edition Expansion Playtest

These are "sneak preview" playtests for an upcoming Ogre Assault Pack expansion (with new terrain and units!), or one of the Kickstarter bonus scenarios. We're looking for experienced players who can provide feedback.

Places at these events are limited – if you are interested, grab a spot now! (The links above will take you to Gen Con's event finder if you are not already logged in.) As I post this, spots are still available in both events.

Watch for more about Ogre at Gen Con in update 101.

For more about our Gen Con plans (yes, we do have some other games), see today’s Daily Illuminator.

And the last time I spoke to Daniel, he was cutting out playtest counters for some brand new units.

We have received music from Tom Smith. We are listening to it. In our heads, Ogres are colliding, GEVs are racing across the plains, desperate orders are being given . . .

Eric found a venue we like for the launch party. We should know by Tuesday if we have a contract. If we get this place, we’ll scale up our plans a bit.

–Steve Jackson


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    1. Andy Fundinger

      You mention receiving the music in this update, but I'm not sure it was ever posted, where can I get my copy?

    2. Steve Jackson Games 21-time creator on

      @James, Rob: We may have some open spots on the Thursday 2pm playtest (located at: ICC : Hall E : Orange : 26). Come 5 minutes early with $4 in generic tickets to have the best chance of getting a spot!

      I'm afraid that it's otherwise much too late to get new events into the GenCon schedule. However, we'll have a set of Ogre on display at booth #1301, so feel free to swing by!

      ~ Daniel

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      James King on

      Drat, it looks like its all sold out @Gencon. Would it be possible to add another demo at this point?

    4. Stephen Rochelle on

      FYI, a few days ago I accidentally booked a couple of spots in the Thursday playtest that I can't use. Be advised that, as a result, there will be at least two spots open in that one for people with generic tickets.

    5. "Filkertom" Tom Smith

      Guys, guys. The lateness of the music is entirely my fault. However, it's finally almost done, and I will have some more for Steve this week.

    6. Zoe Brain on

      While the OGRE theme is great for its opponents.... I'm still a fan of this one coming in over the comms links from the Ogre itself.…

    7. Brian Rayburn on

      @Kevin- yeah got that one, which is why I'm so eager to get the rest!

    8. KevinR

      @Brian -- the main theme has been released (also in ringtone form), but (as I understand it) more should be coming.…

    9. S.D. on

      Expansion!! Yes! The music!! YES!!!

    10. Brian Rayburn on

      Dammit Steve! Stop taunting us and release the music already! That and the computer game are the extras I'm so very eager for.

      In all seriousness though, glad to hear things are progressing at a good pace. Keep up the good work, and try not to stress too much. We all appreciate everyone's dedication to this project.

    11. urayoan irizarry on

      This sounds great! Any chance you can record and post a video of the teaching session?

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      Rob Linxweiler on

      Thursday and Friday sold out in 6 minutes! Open more slots? :-D