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At long last, plastic Ogre miniatures for use with the Ogre Sixth Edition and Ogre Designer's Edition games.
At long last, plastic Ogre miniatures for use with the Ogre Sixth Edition and Ogre Designer's Edition games.
At long last, plastic Ogre miniatures for use with the Ogre Sixth Edition and Ogre Designer's Edition games.
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Ogre Status Report

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Drew Metzger and I, ably helped by Sam and Randy, have been assiduously working on various Ogre projects. Here's an overview.

In General: Kickstarter FTW

The Kickstarter Ogre projects have been comparatively more successful than the non-Kickstarter ones. We clearly have a focused and relatively small fan base; that tells us that further projects should be Kickstarters.

But let's enlarge that fan base. If you have a friend who likes hex boardgames, play Ogre with him and spread the word!

Ogre Minis

Set 1 is almost ready to start production. There have been delays, very educational delays, but we are moving forward. We have all the CAD files for Set 2, and plan to launch the Kickstarter once we have shipped Set 1. The Set 2 Kickstarter might be combined with . . .

Battlefields

The big supplement promised in the original ODE Kickstarter. Battlefields will include two GEV-type maps, G3 and S3. There will be two sheets of counters, with new things to blow up and new Ogres (Ninjas! Finally!) to blow them up with. Stretch goals will include an overlay sheet, mostly swamp and water, since that was in short supply in ODE.

Equally cool: Battlefields will include a complete and expanded ODE rulebook, 32 pages long, which takes all the new units and other material and puts it in the context of the original ODE rules.

Ogre Videogame

Moving forward! We are at milestone 11 of 14, and if there are no hiccups we will see a Steam release in October 2017. We are very happy with the graphics Auroch has developed, and we are looking forward to testing the game interface and matching wits with the AI, both in the classic scenarios and in a brand new ten-level campaign written by Drew, with creative interference by yours truly.

Ogrezine

That might not be the name, because we are still hashing out details, but we are thinking about Kickstarting a project to do a collection of Ogre articles curated by Drew. This is a further test of Ogre support on Kickstarter, as well as an excuse to create some short material for you. If it goes well, it might even become an annual thing.

Nightfall

This is progressing nicely. A campaign of scenarios set deep in the Factory States era has been developed and is being checked and tested. Expect further updates on this soon.

- Steve Jackson

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    1. wolf90 Collaborator
      Superbacker
      on July 7

      @Mike Norris - Please, PLEASE sign up for the Ogre News mailing list, found at ogre.sjgames.com
      You will get notifications of all upcoming Ogre Kickstarters, product releases, and just overall Ogre news. (This goes for anyone else who is A) worried about "missing out" and B) has not done so already!)

    2. Rolando Mejia PTY14232 on July 6

      Nightfall!!
      More factory states background is always welcome!

    3. Steve Jackson Games 6-time creator on July 6

      @Mike Norris: Well, Steve says Kickstarter is where we're going for Ogre, so it's most likely a yes. However we don't have those details for you at this time, we'll be making announcements when we can share that information. -HS

    4. Mike Norris on July 6

      Is Battlefields going to be a Kickstarter project? If so..when is it scheduled to start?

      I didn't know about KS when the Ogre project was up...so I would hate to miss more maps for a game I love.

    5. HRH Mo on July 6

      Please, please make a hard-copy of the complete rulebook available separately for those of us who primarily play miniatures!

      I'ld just as soon give you money for a hardcopy of the book, rather than going to the expense and hassle of making a colour print-out of a pdf.

    6. Steve Jackson Games 6-time creator on July 6

      @LimboLance: You mean on the packaging? While one of the aspects of the miniatures is using them with Sixth Edition, we know some people will be buying them for A. just liking miniatures and B. using with the Ogre Miniatures Lite rules. So we didn't want to pigeonhole them! -HS

    7. LimboLance, Drunken Jester of Valoria
      Superbacker
      on July 6

      Could have put painted Ogres on a ODE map