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Update #147

Ogre Extras Available Now!!!

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Many of you have been asking the same question for several weeks now: "How can I buy more of the Ogre extras?" Well, as of this moment you can buy Ogre extras from our site. We have a very limited quantity of a number of the extras (under 100 pieces of some items) so if you must have these I recommend grabbing them now and then coming back to read this update. The words will still be here after the goodies are gone.

Grab Your Ogre Extras!
Grab Your Ogre Extras!

Where Are The Shirts, Trays, And . . . ???

Since we are still working through replacing damaged items we are not comfortable with opening our entire supply to you guys at this time. Our current plan is to hold some items back so that we can fulfill replacement requests. Later (exact time undecided) we will offer more Ogre extras. And yes, we will definitely post an update to let all of you know when a second round of extras are available.

Free Pocket Ogre This Weekend!

Another popular question -- "How can I get more copies of Pocket Ogre?" -- is answered in two ways:

  • 1. Wait until next summer when we release Pocket Ogre and buy as many as you can find.
  • 2. Kickstarter backers who spend $50 or more on Ogre extras this weekend (before the end of the day, December 8) will receive one free copy of Pocket Ogre

This is while supplies last, but we think we have plenty of copies to last through the weekend. Please don't remind us that we also (at one time) thought that 3,000 copies of the Ogre Designer's Edition would cover demand . . . it's amazing to think just how dramatically this Kickstarter project -- and all of you! -- affected our plans for Ogre.

More Minis!

One of the stretch goals you unlocked brought the Ogre minis back into production, and as of this morning minis were again restocked. If you're looking for more Ogre minis please take a look at the latest restock.

Thank You!

Thank you, everyone, for your support and patience. I cannot personally thank you guys enough for how successful you have made the Ogre Designer's Edition. And all of us here at Steve Jackson Games look forward to your continued encouragement and support as we leave 2013 and move into 2014 . . . and as the Car Wars project begins to pick up speed. 

If there is anything I can do to make your Ogre games more enjoyable please don't hesitate to ask. I am almost always available -- phil@sjgames.com -- and I will try to respond to all mail quickly.

- Phil Reed


Update #146

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


Update #145

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!

Update #144

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


Update #143

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


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