First: Those of you in the US, have a happy Fourth of July! Actually, all our backers everywhere should have a good day too. That seems only fair.
The office is taking a week-long holiday break, so rather than wait till everyone’s back, here’s another “no big milestones reached but there is lots of progress” report.
Phil and I will meet Tuesday (vacation? What is this “vacation” of which you speak?) and do another round of contract comments, but we really are almost there.
Ogre Scenario Book 2
. . . will be the fan scenarios, since there are so many of them, and we’ll create a Book 3 when I finally finish the others. It will, at least for now, be a PDF-only release. We talked about putting it on retailer shelves, but most of the scenarios require the Designer’s Edition maps, which would just frustrate people new to the game. So, it will be PDF, and you have the ODE, right?
Thanks to all of you for the many and useful comments on the plastic minis. We hear you and we will mostly comply ☺
New Ogre Edition
Still on track to go to press mid-July. The OGRE title on the cover is almost as big as it is on the Designer’s Edition. Dice update: Rather than choose one faction’s die to put in there, and get into trouble with the fans of the other side, we re-specced the game with both. There will be a red Combine die and a blue one for Paneurope, just like the ones in the ODE.
One more track received – this one is a good draft of the finale piece. And Tom promises more soon.
Look for an update to the New Units page - http://www.sjgames.com/ogre/new-units/ - after the break, with a rules draft for the CEs. They’ve learned some new tricks . . . as I type this, we are talking about the numbers and whether to add a bit of complexity by dividing their abilities into “automatic” and “die roll.” The big Combat Engineers, the Vulcans and their drones, will be next. Vulcans can do almost everything, if not everything, that CEs can do, and do it faster. They also have some talents of their own. But they’re expensive, and rare, and sentient. Oh, yes, and they have a sense of humor.
- Steve Jackson