Around his work on the Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game, Brandon Moore teamed with Steve and Gabby to finalize the cover for the upcoming Ogre Reinforcements expansion. We thought you guys might enjoy this first look at the cover, complete with title treatment and crop marks!
This new pack of Ogre units, scenarios, and rules is coming together great, and we're on track to ship this off to print early in October for release in 2017.
We received hundreds of entries, ranging from the profound (PLTO, ASTL, DCRT or RENE, ZENO, KANT) to the pro-food (SNAP, KRKL, POP and BNGR, MASH, PEAS), from the martial (ARES, MARS, TYR or WAR, DETH, PEST) to the cute (HUEY, DEWY, LUEY and CTRL, ALT, DEL). There were literary references (EDGR, ALLN, POE), musical references (ERTH, WIND, FIRE plus SLY, FMLY, STN) and cinematic ones (MLCM, WASH, RIVR). Some themes were common sources to mine (SPOK, BONES, KIRK, MCOY, KHAN, PKRD and HRRY, HRMN, RON, VMRT, DMBL plus DRTH, VADR, LUKE, HAN, LEIA, C3PO, R2D2, CHWY and of course STEV, JKSN, GMS with the obligatory SPIK, FLWR, DRGN). We received 32 entries from “sgbeal” alone! Definitely some funny ones there. And I personally have to give a shout out to GOOD, BAD, UGLY and MCHL, GBRL, RPHL. I hope to find a way to use those at some point!
But in the end, one trio stood out above the rest. They were actually mentioned by a couple of contestants in one form or another, but “Ben” was the first to provide us with our winning entry: VENI, VIDI, VICI. Congratulations, Ben! If you would be so kind as to send your contact info to firstname.lastname@example.org, with a note saying, “Give Steve this info - I won the naming contest!”, we’d appreciate it.
Thank you everyone for your participation and submissions. It won’t shock me at all to see some of these names creep onto Ogres rumbling by in the future!
As we announced last month, Auroch Digital is hard at work on an Ogre computer game for release late in 2017. Over the last month we've worked with the Auroch staff on the earliest stages of the game design process, and today we'd like to share very early progress on the game.
The below video shows unit movement in the game. This is a very early mockup that Auroch used to demonstrate options and ideas, and everything here is incomplete and not at all the final work. We're sharing this video to give you an idea of the direction we're taking the game. The video shows movement and unit stacking . . . and a small treat.
The Ogre 6th Edition set will come out early in 2017, followed in a few months by an expansion set, currently titled Ogre Reinforcements.
This set will include three Paneuropean Ogres, to match the three Combine ones in Ogre 6e.
The Paneuro Ogres need names, so we’re doing a backer-only contest. Post your suggestions here. We’ll run this for about 10 days, maybe a bit longer, and then either choose a winner or not. So impress us.
If we pick your suggested set of three names, we’ll send you a copy of Ogre 6e when it comes out, and then a copy of the expansion when THAT comes out.
Ogre names typically have two to four characters. A winning entry will probably have three names that follow a theme, like LRY, CRLY, and MOE. But you can do better than that.