This series of 5 comics is an easy introduction to the nuances of BattleCON. It works best if you follow along with your own... Read more
BattleCON Unleashed, the ultimate (yes, that means final) BattleCON Kickstarter!
Greetings, friends! It's been about 7 years since I started raising funds for BattleCON, my first board game here on Kickstarter. Since then, Level 99 Games has come a long... Read more
The Legend Contines...
It's been about a year since we brought you BattleCON. Now the second BattleCON game, Devastation of Indines, is ready for the spotlight!
We have new art, new modes,... Read more
Pixel Tactics, Playtesting, and more for BattleCON
I just wanted to drop a quick update and let you know what exciting new developments we have in the works for BattleCON!
A new game in the same world... Read more
BattleCON for iOS
I need some playtesters for BattleCON on iOS. If you use dropbox and have an iPhone 4 or iPad 1 or 2, and are willing to playtest the... Read more
BattleCON is now shipping
So, pursuing my last update. BattleCON got to our fulfillment service on time last week, but it took them the end part of the week to get everything... Read more
New Downloads available on BattleConnection.com
We've provided two exciting new downloads to the BattleCON website, both of which will enhance your print-and-play or (later on) retail copy of the game.
Printable Character Sleeves... Read more
To everyone who's taken me up on the Print and Play version, I just wanted to let you know that there was an update to the files today. It turns... Read more
A Holiday Gift for Kickstarter Backers
BattleCON is shipping across the Pacific, and is scheduled to arrive at our warehouse in mid-January. Despite my best hopes and plans, the game won't be here in time for... Read more
BattleCON will be at BGGCon!
We don't have a designated area, but we should have a small sign somewhere in the prototype room or general gaming room.
I'll be bringing... Read more
At last I've gotten some news and updates from the production team. The game is currently being printed and is expected to be finished in about 10 more... Read more
Proofs from the Printer
Our printing company got us the proofs for the game this Monday, and I've since looked them over and made a few corrections to send back. They assure me that... Read more
Champions of Indines Playtesting (and updates on the status of BattleCON)
It's not a sequel, but it is another game in the same universe. While we wait on the printing of BattleCON, I'd like to invite you all to participate... Read more
Come play with us at GenCon
Level 99 Games will be hosting a BattleCON tournamentas well as free-play events at GenCon Indy next month! We have some preview copies of the game printed for us... Read more
Updates to the Print and Play
There are new updates to BattleCON! You can check them out here.
This will be our final update to the Print and Play Gamefor a while now. You can... Read more
To the Printers!
There have been a few delays with getting the game to the printers, but I'm happy to announce that all files were uploaded yesterday and that the printing and manufacturing... Read more
New Illustrations! And a few announcements
There are some new wallpapers available on BattleConnection.com here: http://www.battleconnection.com/index.php?option=com_joomdoc&task=cat_view&gid=16&Itemid=21
The new wallpapers are intended for tablet devices, and come in both portrait and landscape orientations. The most prominent of... Read more
Cover Illustration Preview
Hey everyone! Just a heads up to let you know that things are clipping along at a steady pace. We're finalizing the graphical elements and getting everything ready to send... Read more
Please Select Your Character!
Some have been asking for a preview of the new character select screen, and perhaps wondering how 18 characters were going to fit. I was wondering the same thing, honestly.... Read more
I just wanted to post a short update to let everyone know that artwork for the game is still pouring in. Our most recent addition to the art collection is... Read more
New Dueling Artworks are ready!
I mentioned that we would be commissioning some artworks of the different characters dueling, and those artworks are finally ready! (Well, 3 of 5 are ready--there are two more really... Read more
What's in the store for BattleCON?
Hey again everyone! If you weren't able to get a copy of BattleCON before time ran out, or maybe if you just want to pre-order a few extra copies, you... Read more
Assistant Designer Character Reveal #3
Working on the designer characters has been a lot of fun thus far. It's neat to see how ideas combine and refine to create a final vision for a character,... Read more
Assistant Designer Character Reveal #2
Today I'll be revealing the second of three designer characters (well, the second and a half of three and a half designer characters, I suppose :D)
Tatsumi & Juto fight... Read more
We did it!
The funding stage is complete, but the project is just beginning! Sure, we've got to print the game out, but there's still a bunch to do before that happens. Here's... Read more
Assistant Designer Character Reveal #1
Well, we're down to the last 3 hours of the project. The art just came in for Sagas, the first of three guest designer characters to appear in the game... Read more
Character #18 - Hepzibah Culotre
We've had kind of a character explosion in the past few weeks, and while it's really cool that we're able to pack so much into the game box, it's getting... Read more
Backstory to War of Indines
For those interested, I've posted some of the Lore for War of Indines on the BattleCON homepage.
There's plenty more information available on the world--I've just tried to distill it... Read more
What's in store for BattleCON?
We've passed our kickstarter goal twice over! The second time happened in only a week, so the sky's the limit or so it seems. I decided to come up with... Read more
Vassal is Go
A lot of people have been asking about the feasibility of creating an online client to play BattleCON. Well, we're pleased to announce that dream too is now a reality!... Read more
It's over 12,000!!! (ok, not as catchy, but whatever)
Well, in less than 4 days we've gone from 150% to 200% funding. This is pretty astounding! Now for the next milestone...
The truth is... I've included in the box... Read more
It's over 9000 (dollars)!!!
Yes, Fábio, you beat me to the joke, but I'm going to tell it anyway, because the exclamation points are necessary to convey the excitement! This afternoon TWO new characters... Read more
Updates to the Print and Play Version
There's a new Print and Play version available for download at the same place as the old one.
For those of you who have the older print and play version,... Read more
Charting a Course
Here's a little breakdown of progress on BattleCON, and how we're doing so far. Please keep telling your friends--heck, even your enemies, frenemies, estranged acquaintances, and all those people on... Read more
BattleCON Tournament Structure
With pre-release tournaments coming up this weekend in Albuquerque and New Orleans, it seems prudent to talk a little bit about how such events are run.
BattleCON tournaments... Read more
You've beaten the game, now unlock the secret characters!
Well everyone, we made it the $6000 goal! And still 14 days left! That's only 2/3 of the way through our deadline! The promotion is going to continue until the... Read more
Who are these Bonus Characters?
One thing I hear over and over from players and online is "Who are these bonus characters? I want to know more!" Well, I've neglected posting this for too long,... Read more
One thing you haven't seen yet if you've only played the preview game are the Special Actions. There are three kinds of special actions, and they deepen the strategy... Read more
Some previews of the pre-release prototype
I've been saying that BattleCON puts an unprecedented amount of playability into a box of its size, and it's high time that I back that up with some pictures. Here's... Read more
A New Challenger Appears!
Some of you may have noticed that the Game Designer Pack reward has been picked up by one of our most extraordinary backers. Steven Christopherson has claimed a reward not... Read more
Video Reviews Coming Soon!
I've shipped out some review copies of BattleCON, which should be arriving at their destinations soon. Expect some video reviews in the next week or so!
In other news, I... Read more
For those of you lucky enough to be in the right places, there are pre-release tournaments of BattleCON happening soon. These tournaments are no-experience necessary, no product necessary--just come in,... Read more
Character Profiles Posted! Plus a review!
Some of you may have noticed that the BattleCON Character Profiles are available on www.battleconnection.com
To those who haven't, the link above takes you to the BattleCON homepage, where you... Read more
BattleCON on BoardGameGeek.com
Board Game Geek has posted a news article about the BattleCON project! Please check it out here and leave a comment or thumb!
If you want to post info, ask... Read more
BattleCON - A Design Philosophy Diary and Game Breakdown
Battle Connection, or BattleCON, for short, is a game that I've wanted to design for about as long as I can remember. It's a game that works in layers,... Read more