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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.
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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Mini Car Wars, Car Wars Classics, And More Bundles!

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Mini Car Wars Returns

Remember Mini Car Wars, the 1987 version that was printed as a single sheet of paper? It's coming back. Actually, it's already back, because those of you who had already bought it on e23 have gotten the upgrade notice.

Available Now at e23!
Available Now at e23!

This is the smallest Car Wars version we have ever done – it seemed like a good opening release for the 6th Edition project! Next summer we'll reprint Car Wars Classic. This is the boxed Fourth Edition rule set, very much as it first appeared in 1990, but this time the counters will be die-cut. Now you'll have some little samplers of autodueling goodness while we work on the big stuff!

- Steve Jackson

More Bundles Available Now

We have uncovered more forgotten games and magazines in our warehouse and you can grab these treasures for yourself . . . if you act quickly. These will not last long at all.

Enjoy, guys! And don't forget that tomorrow the Ogre extras go live on Warehouse 23.

- Phil Reed

Warehouse Finds: Car Wars, Space Gamer, And GURPS

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One of the unexpected side effects of the Ogre Designer's Edition has been the need to dig into every corner of our warehouse: We need space!!! Some of those corners included treasures, so we're offering bundles of classic goodness for everyone who loves revisiting gaming history.

  • Space Gamer Bundle: This is a collection of 25 random issues of Space Gamer priced at $20. And yes, there are some issues with Ogre and Car Wars articles.
  • Car Wars Bundle: $10 for one Compendium (first or second edition) and three random Car Wars supplements. (I saw a Combat Showcase -- my favorite of the classic guides to vehicles -- as well as several different Road Atlas and Survival Guide volumes and various issues of ADQ.)
  • GURPS Bundle: Five pre-Fourth Edition GURPS books for only $20!

These bundles are limited and each one would make a fantastic gaming gift. The Car Wars bundles are a great way to introduce your friends to the classic Car Wars game . . . and an amazing way to get them excited about the upcoming Kickstarter project.

There's one more bit of Car Wars news to share, but not until later today . . .

-Phil Reed

Visit Warehouse 23!
Visit Warehouse 23!

Ogre Miniatures Fans, Boxed Sets Going Away

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If you are collecting the Ogre Miniatures box sets from Warehouse 23 then you have until Monday, December 9th, 2013 to buy sets before the boxes are no longer available. After that date individual minis will be cast as time allows, but we will not restock the box sets. Are you looking for deals on minis? This is your last chance!

There are several individual minis available -- and more on the way! -- so if you're looking at building your Ogre Miniatures army to use on the new Ogre Designer's Edition maps this is a great time to put together your forces. You can find the list of all available minis right here.

Visit Warehouse 23!
Visit Warehouse 23!

Watch Warehouse 23 On Thursday!!!

We are on schedule to release the Ogre extras on Warehouse 23 this Thursday, December 5, 2013. Quantities of some items are very limited, so if there's something special you're after keep your eyes open because it's possible the more limited items will vanish in the first few hours.

-Phil Reed

BoardGameGeek Exclusive Counter Sheets Available Now!

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BoardGameGeek has released their exclusive Ogre Designer's Edition counter sheets at the BGG store. Act now if you want these awesome counters! I suspect these won't last long once the game hits stores this Friday.

Thank you to Chad, Aldie, and the BGG staff for working so closely with us and for being such very strong supporters of the Ogre Designer's Edition project. These sheets were a blast for our staff to create, and we think that all of you will find the various counters a great addition to your games.

Buy Now at BGG!
Buy Now at BGG!

 Launch Events Incoming!

Friday, December 6, 2013 is the official street date for the Ogre Designer's Edition game and our MIBs have worked closely with their local stores to bring you over twenty separate launch events this coming weekend. See the complete listing and please visit your local stores this weekend and connect with Ogre fans in your area.

Your store's not on this list? Then visit your FLGS this weekend -- don't forget to take your copy of the Ogre Designer's Edition with you -- and setup your very own event! See our game store finder for stores near you, and please post your plans in the comments section, below, so that others can find you this coming weekend.

- Phil Reed

Assemble And Store Your Counters

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Many of you have noticed that the Ogre Designer's Edition is a little big and comes with more than a handful of counters. The black base tray provides storage options, but for everyone who would like an idea on how to use that tray we have posted a PDF showing the placement of various components inside the base tray.

Download the PDF!
Download the PDF!

Assemble Your Counters!

I you need assistance assembling the various 3-D counters in the game (as well as the unique 3-D counters on a few of the sponsored sheets) there is this assembly PDF showing instructions for reactors, the comm tower, and several more pieces. (My favorite of the sponsored counters has to be that comm tower from the BGG sheet of 3-D counters.)

December 6, 2013

The Ogre Designer's Edition officially hits game stores next week (YAY!) and I strongly suggest all of you keep your eyes on Warehouse 23 that day. If you missed out on the canvas bag, need extra maps and counters, or maybe just want a shot at more dice -- more dice!!! -- we should be able to help you out.

- Phil Reed