What will you discover, DIRTSIDE?
Hi friends, Jeff Siadek here. Here's a little video and my letter to you is underneath.
We'll be launching Dirtside in about a month.
Battlestations is my favorite game... Read more
Battlestations Dirtside is Coming!
Battlestations: Dirtside is coming.
We made a fancy update for it in the Battlestations: Starships kickstarter. You can see it here:
Battlestations: Dirtside Pre-launch announcement in the Starships... Read more
Final Day for Starships... TAKE US HOME!
(Sorry to post an update here, since many of you will get this update AND the next one from the Starships page.) There's some fun stuff over there, for those... Read more
Battlestations: The Starships LAUNCHES TOMORROW 10am PST!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Battlestations: The Starships launches TOMORROW, at 10am Pacific (Los Angeles) time. The Starships is $20 and comes with 6 minis and an exclusive mission... Read more
Super Video Update! STARSHIPS JANUARY 2nd! Plus, Whaloids...
2019 - Starships, Dirtside, A Trillion Souls Campaign
We're planning huge things with Battlestations this coming year. "The Starships" upgrade pack brings a "fleet" of excitement to Battlestations. Then, Dirtside... Read more
Dirtside boards revealed! PAX Unplugged!
Jeff and I are headed to PAX Unplugged in Philadelphia next weekend. (If you live in Philly, shoot us a line as we have one more... Read more
Dirtside is on the horizon
Horizon? What is that? There are no Horizons in space!
That's because Dirtside is coming. We'll be launching in January. Message me if you'd like to take a look at... Read more
Pax Galacticum PDF is available now at gorillaboardgames.com
We've finally got the out of print masterpiece "Pax Galacticum" available right now at gorillaboardgames.com HERE
The old school first edition stuff is fully compatible with the fancy... Read more
ANNOUNCING Battlestations: Dirtside! Plus: How to be a Good Enemy
Hi Battlestations friends!
Here's a little video with an announcement of what I've been working on!
Thanks to those of you who supported my brother Jason's "Starship Adventure"... Read more
Jason's Starship Adventure video game campaign is approaching its dramatic finish and I'd love to see it get pushed to the next level. Since he launched it nearly a month... Read more
Painted Minis and Starship Adventure
The painted miniatures are finally shipping this week. I would post pictures but I've been told my picture posting skills are like those of a diploid at best... Read more
Here are the salient rules excerpted from the main book so you can play solo without the 300 page book.
I've been getting a lot of happy feedback from... Read more
Fulfillment still rolling along
Those of you in the U.S. should have everything you ordered by now except Painted miniatures and whaloids.
Internationally, we're still chugging along. I got the forms into Gamesquest this... Read more
European Shipping underway!
The games are in Germany now and going out to all of Europe. The shipment to the UK will have to go through one more set of hands but it... Read more
European Ship Scheduled to Arrive September 13 - Replacement Parts
That is literally all I know about it.
My own personal copy hasn't yet arrived.
I have been inundated with messages this last week so I apologize if I'm not... Read more
Shipping has begun!
The Asian shipments have already gone out.
Australia reports that they are shipping this week.
The U.S. shipments have begun.
My forwarder to Europe has said they will leave China... Read more
It's been too long since my last update but I don't have any news.
I don't have anything new to report.
US arrival at port is supposed to be this week which means a few more weeks to get it to Oregon... Read more
Shortest but most welcome update ever!
Vsl/voy: YANTIAN EXPRESS/096E Etd sha: July-14 Eta Oakland CA: Aug-02
Truck to Oregon and then shipped to the U.S. backers by end of August.
I'll supply more info about shipments... Read more
The 32 page rulebook
I'm going to be bringing the updates fast and furious over the next few days.
We've got to get the digital files out to you guys and I... Read more
PDF's out and Wiki Waking
I'm pleased to announce that the pdf of the rules has gone out through Drivethrurpg.com
You all should have gotten an email from them telling you it is available to... Read more
Shipping update and Heroic Adventure Wiki
Your copies of Battlestations are on a boat (or will shortly be on a boat) headed to our great land, and you will have them in your hands before... Read more
Pledge Manager Closing
I'm finalizing the details so I can export the data to our fulfillment partners and get your rewards to you!
You have until noon pacific time on Friday 5/19/17 to... Read more
Battlestations - VIDEO - first production copy unboxing!
We're almost there guys... copies will be on the boat soon, and we'll let you know in the coming weeks when we have a ship date. Click below the watch... Read more
All right, I'm not plugging away at work. I'm sitting on my bottom occasionally answering emails from LongPack but I need to send an update or everybody thinks I jumped... Read more
Things are almost too quiet!
The project is moving along at the printer. I know they are doing stuff because they just asked me if we could do a slightly different card size. I insisted on... Read more
The files are all at the printer.
We're still getting a few messages about arcane printing things like bleed but it is all out of my hands now. Dan Blanchett is doing a great job of responding... Read more
I went to the GAMA Trade Show in Las Vegas this last week and met with our printer and Dan Blanchett to go over proofs.
The printer wanted more bleed... Read more
A Helm full of friends
The editors have found their nitpicky crumbs to nibble on. Now it is up to Dan and me to get those changes implemented.
This is the first time I've worked... Read more
Here is a Gorilloid
This was in my Update folder. Apparently I hadn't posted it yet. I thought I'd clicked Save and preview but I hadn't. I tried to send it on... Read more
Still Editing the Big Book
All of the other files are at the printer but we are putting the final edits to the big book.
In the meanwhile, here's a video of the miniatures.
Files are almost ready update
That is a lame heading for an update. Sorry but it is true.
The art and graphics are all in place. We are just now going over the rulebook to... Read more
32 page quickstart rules for your approval
We've got it nearly ready for press but a fresh set of eyes will help us find if we misspelled Scientist or Between or left out the move... Read more
Miniature pictures in greater detail
The biggest worry I had before this project started was miniatures. I'd never done them.
Thanks to Joey and the sculptors Ben, William, Bob and Cy at LongPack... Read more
Artwork is nearly complete
We're still hammering the book into submission but almost all of the art elements are complete.
Miniatures update! Free 3D printed customizable minis!
Click here to see the 3D miniatures. You have permission to print them, modify them, and add bonus items like grenades and jetpacks and energy blades. You may not sell... Read more
Pledge Manager Live!
If you haven't gotten your pledge manager invite yet, don't be alarmed. They are sending them out over the course of the next few days.
First, I have to explain... Read more
Miniatures update! Support Ilios!
Hi friends. We're hard at work on the book for 2.0 and trying to sort through all the emails and other communications that come through. We will probably hold off... Read more
Pledge Manager Not Live but I'm sending stuff anyhow
The pledge manager is not live. I promised to send First Edition to backers that pledged extra because they wanted that add-on so I'm going to ship those... Read more
Pledge Manager Almost Live
I know the only thing people hate more than a message saying things aren't ready yet is no message at all. I just want to let you know that we're... Read more
5X Funded! Thank you.
Here's a video where I basically just say thank you and that's about it.
More info from the CrowdOx pledge manager soon, so don't worry about changing anything... Read more
Pledge Manager Management- Adding Add-ons!!
Starship Unlocked! What a great stretch goal to end on.
First of all, thank you all for making this project more successful than we could have imagined. You are arming... Read more
One more Stretch Goal - FOUR HOURS TO GO!!!
Ok guys, 210-- the stretch goal on top of a stretch goal. You wanted it so you got it. Take us there.
The game already comes with 2 small starship... Read more
Lupinoid! Elephantoid! Over 1500 Backers!
Greetings to all of our many new backers! Thanks for jumping on this crazy train. We're trying to answer the questions and respond to backers as fast as we can.... Read more
Cheetahoid unlocked, Joey AMA going live in a few minutes
Ask me anything you want to ask me about anything.
Some simple things you can do to take us home. Big Announcement About Solo Play!
Four Steps to Help Take Us All the Way
Here we are, about to unlock EVERYTHING. 31 hours, and we are on track to get it all. $14k today and... Read more
POWERED ARMOR UNLOCKED!!! Tabletop Simulator is LIVE! Joey Reddit AMA Tomorrow!
Tabletop Simulator Game LIVE at 7pm PST
The stream will be here:
We'll be streaming a little game via Tabletop Simulator right about NOW. You can join us in the... Read more
Painted Whaloid ADD-ON! More Tabletop Simulator!
We reach and we reach. Here's a new miniature the size of an entire module: the Whaloid!
This whaloid comes painted and is an ADD-ON - it is not... Read more
Tabletop Simulator Live tonight and we meet 140k
Thanks to all of you for your support. We just unlocked another stretch goal!
Next up in our sites is the Powered Armor!
Jeff Siadek is at the Academy Awards and Gives Rousing Speech!
$135k. Thank you! At this rate we will easily get the Powered Armor but maybe we want to be greedy and get the Gorilloid alien as well? Just a thought.... Read more
Diploid UNLOCKED! Kevin Wilson mission! Like our Facebook page.
You guys are AMAZING!! We have reached the Diploid and today's mission features a diploid. It is co-created by the incomparable Kevin Wilson (A Game of Thrones, Descent, Arkham Horror)!... Read more
Teaching Session in 15 minutes (NOON Pacific) on TTS! Live Stream on Monday!
Jeff is running a trial teaching game over Tabletop Simulator. Get TTS, search for Battlestations, and join the room. The password is 1234.
If you want to be able to... Read more
ALL STRETCH GOALS POSTED!!! Add-On for More Minis!
Thank you for getting us this far! Here's to the future of Battlestations.
When we first started this campaign I honestly never even thought to include any of these stretch... Read more
Battlestations on Tabletop Simulator is LIVE and FREE! Meet up TOMORROW.
Free Instructional Lesson NOON PACIFIC
Thanks to our friend Andrew Enriquez we are up and running with the alpha version of our Battlestations room in Steam.
At NOON TOMORROW PST... Read more
The Meek REVEALED! Additional Painted Minis tier.
Thanks to Norson Botrel (Daemon Editora), Matt Eklund (Pax Porfiriana), and Jeff Tidball (Pieces of Eight, The Horus Heresy) for the most recent daily missions.
All of the Guest Designer... Read more
New Human Female! New Reward Tiers! Online Play Starts Saturday!
After a lot of requests from backers and some discussion with our artist, we have decided to replace the "jetpack girl" model with a brand new miniature.
This is not... Read more
New Alien Miniatures! Powered Armor!!
Thanks to designer Dan Blanchett (Infamous: The Pirate Wars) for today's mission, The Mephisto Incident! The crew receives a distress signal from a derelict starship, the Mephisto, set perilously... Read more
James Ernest Mission! Solo Missions! Tabletop Simulator ANNOUNCEMENT!
Thanks to James Ernest (Cheapass Games) for today's Guest Designer mission! We've introduced a new "solo compatible" icon to indicate built-in support for solo play. An automated AI system for... Read more
Stephen V. Cole (Starfleet Battles) mission! Print & Play! Plus BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!
Thanks to Stephen V. Cole (Starfleet Battles) for today's Guest Designer mission!
Rescue the Envoy: Your empire's Special Trade Envoy was negotiating a trade deal with an ally which... Read more
Ken St. Andre (Tunnels & Trolls) Mission! MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT TOMORROW!
A dungeon-crawling, arena-battling alien-troll mission has been revealed, by the famous Ken St. Andre. Ken designed the FIRST role-playing game published in Europe (beating Dungeons & Dragons over there) with... Read more
Rocket Engineer Phil Eklund (High Frontier) Has Landed! Plus, the Science Bay!
Phil is the brains behind classic games like High Frontier, American Megafauna, and The Artifact, which is, not coincidentally, the name of the new Battlestations mission.
Tell your friends to... Read more
New Miniature ANNOUNCEMENT!
First of all, thanks to Darren Watts, of Hero Games (and also Double Exposure) for his mission today. It involves finding a mysterious ship whose crew has been frozen solid....... Read more
Richard Garfield Mission UNLOCKED! New Alien at $90k!!!
We've blown past 750 backers, quietly unlocking something awesome in the advanced rulebook. A very special thanks to famed designer Richard Garfield for creating an amazing time travel mission concept... Read more
A Mission from a Real-Life Space Man! And a Video About the Cannon!
New Mission by NASA contracted engineer Neal Sofge!
NASA contracted engineer Neal designed the classic "Shapeshifters" for Fat Messiah Games and is now trying his hand at researching supermassive black... Read more
Whistler Unlocked! Peter Adkison Mission! Engine Module!
We unlocked the Whistler! The Whistler can "puff" around the ship like a mini-jetpack! Each box will come with at least 1 whistler mini – more if we hit... Read more
The Whistler REVEALED... Unlock at $80k
New Board Game Babylon interview.
Today's guest designer mission by Sean Garrity of Baksha Games!
Support our Friends!
Our friends Ariel and Juliana have created an entirely different kind... Read more
video update - Jeff and Joey talk about the Helm!
We blasted through our 70k stretch goal. Jeff has two interviews today but sometime in there we will try to make a video for the next couple stretch goals.
$75,000... Read more
Undead Viking Posts Review of Battlestations Second Edition!
Hi all, producer Joey here.
Thanks to Chris Williams of 1A Games for today's mission. Thanks to Rick Loomis of Flying Buffalo for yesterday's mission. Pretty soon we'll have to... Read more
New Stretch Goal for $70k, plus a gameplay video from last night
Hi all, producer Joey here.
First of all, let me start out by saying that Jeff's wife's aunt was badly injured (collapsed lung) in a fall last night and Jeff... Read more
Video update about a Battlestations Wiki page
Here's an update about a wiki from me. I had to make the video since the one Joey sent is really terrible. Keep those pledges coming!
New Mission Revealed: "Between a Rock and a Hard Place"
Here's the brand-new mission by Jay Little. Each day we'll reveal another mission and then unlock ALL of them at 1000 backers! This means there will be more than FIFTY... Read more
OK so we've reached 500 backers and unlocked the first 3 Guest Designer Missions!!! Woo Hooo!!! The new unlocked mission is by Ann Dupuis, a great designer and writer of... Read more
BATTLESTATIONS FUNDED!!! Now let's take over Reddit!
Hooray, we FUNDED and unlocked printable minis. Now let's get the word out big time so we can get more aliens and more cool stuff.
Please GET THE WORD OUT... Read more
Kickstarter selected Battlestations as a "Project We Love"
This is Joey posting a video I shot with Jeff a little while ago. Things are getting pretty serious. I really am proud of Jeff and thrilled to be involved... Read more
Thank you so much for the support! Get friends to back for $1! -video update
Thanks so much for supporting the project guys! Please keep SHARING the link because the more backers we get (even if only for $1), the more stretch goals we will... Read more