Briefing #63: D-Day 75th Anniversary
Netherhavyn Game Works would like to say "Thank You." I'm including a link to a local Colorado article to read if you want. Thank you to all who have served... Read more
Briefing #62: Memorial Day
We hope you all have a safe and enjoyable Memorial weekend. We also hope that you have the chance to honor those who lost their lives defending freedom across the... Read more
Briefing #61: Happy May!
We hope you all enjoyed May Day, "May the Fourth Be With You," Cinco De Mayo, "Revenge of the Sixth," and any other celebrations you have leading you into summer.... Read more
Briefing #60: Being Brief
Cheyenne Gaming Convention was great. They did well for their first ever con and they are expanding and moving onward and upward next year - awesome to get in on... Read more
Briefing #59: Conventions and such
Hey all - I am fairly sure we have wrapped up the Kickstarter (even got our taxes in on time!), so we are now focusing on our convention travels and... Read more
Briefing #58: Onward and Upward
We made it back from traveling and we have been busy.
The on-line store is live, so feel free to promote it and check it out at www.netherhavyn.com.
The forum... Read more
Out for the week
Hi awesome backers - we will be traveling for family matters for the week and unavailable till we return after April 5. We will catch up and address any concerns... Read more
Briefing #56: Stop to smell the . . . (pick your favorite flower, weed, whatever)
I am so relieved to hear the game is making it to our international backers as well - big sigh of relief over here!
Remember - let us know if... Read more
Briefing #55: No rest for the wicked!
Well, I wanted to hibernate for a year - but, you know . . . life.
As reports from around the world roll in on the game, and we get... Read more
Briefing #54: (Insert Title Here)
And that's a wrap! Literally. Lots of bubble wrap was used this weekend.
We have done it troops! My amazing shipping crew pitched in over the weekend and your games... Read more
Briefing #53: A not so perfect "perfect"
The are corrected cards are in-bound via FedEx, so I will start the fulfillment process - I've already stuffed all the envelopes and we are building shipping boxes, writing shipping... Read more
Briefing #52: Opening boxes!
As we wait for the reprinted token cards to fly over here, we have enjoyed digging through the boxes we have. How cool to open up cartons and see the... Read more
Briefing #51: SNAFU Status update!
I wanted to let you all know the updated art for the 24 misprinted German token cards has already been approved and our awesome manufacturer has said they can ship... Read more
Briefing #50: Shipment Arrived! and our SNAFU
It's here, it's here, it's here! All the boxes and all the games! So cool to see and finally get.
Now for the sad news - but not unfixable, mind... Read more
Briefing #49: The Humanity!!!!
Ok, so I guess, yes, ETA - the first part of that means "estimated", but seriously! I was hoping to have games on Feb. 15. Sadly, it is not to... Read more
Briefing #48: In these United States!
The boat has made it to port!
Now, they need to clear customs and load onto a train, a plane, and maybe and automobile, and head to us. The estimated... Read more
Briefing #47: Dotting the "I"s and crossing the "T"s
The boat is designated to dock in the port of Los Angeles February 9 (fingers crossed). From there, the games make their way to us and we begin boxing, labeling,... Read more
Briefing #46: "3.5 cubic meters"
3.5 cubic meters of space will be taken up by "Of War and Men: WWII" as it makes its way across the ocean, then to us. That's something to think... Read more
Briefing #45: A New Year
Hello! We hope you all had a great holiday season and are ready to jump into your new year - just as we are! Not a lot has changed here... Read more
Briefing #44: "All through the house . . . "
Merry Christmas, happy New Year's, and happy Holidays to all! See you in 2019!
Briefing #43: Across the big blue ocean
Well, we have been given a ship day from the manufacturer - January 10. Now, we are going to consider that a "soft" ship date because, as most of you... Read more
Briefing #42: The answer to life, the universe, and . . .
It's official! The prototype has been approved and we are rolling with mass printing - this is happening!
When we have a ship date from the manufacturer, we will let... Read more
Briefing #41: Prototype inbound!
We have the FedEx tracking number and we are guaranteed the prototype will be in our hands today! We are excited to unbox this for the first time and give... Read more
Briefing #40: Happy Turkey week!
It seems like the holidays sneak up on us every year -how is that possible!? Netherhavyn wishes you all safe travels over the holiday season, and great times with family... Read more
Briefing #39: In honor . . .
This weekend, we honor veterans around the world for their courage and sacrifices and for the heroic work they did and continue to do for their nations. Netherhavyn Game Works... Read more
Briefing #38: The waiting game
Well, as we sit and wait for our physical prototype to wing its way to us for final inspection, we are finalizing the details on our con-only/kickstarter backer-only exclusive card.... Read more
Briefing 37: Surveys and Colors
Hopefully, you received a survey request for your address last week - thank you to all who have filled it out, we have most of our addressed in! If you... Read more
Briefing 36: Survey's coming soon!
Well, now that the game is in the hands of the manufacturers, we will be sending out the survey in the next couple of weeks to gather mailing addresses. You... Read more
Briefing 35: Flying Files
And they're off - the files have flown to our manufacturer! It is now time to start this new phase of our game-making adventure - excited to see how it... Read more
Briefing #34: "The final countdown . . ."
Well, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. This week, we are saving the cards into the format needed by the printer, moving around the final... Read more
Briefing #33: Review! Review! Review!
Hello, Troops! We spent 5 hours this weekend doing a final review of our over 400 cards! It was intense and cool - all at once. We have a projector... Read more
Briefing #32: Within sight!
Good morning troops! We are happy to report that we are within sight of being able to ship off to our printer! Creative Director and Designer, PJ, is putting final... Read more
Briefing #31: Happy Labor Day!
Hey, troops - a quick note to say we hope you had a wonderful Labor Day. We spent time finalizing some more details on the game - including a rendering... Read more
Briefing #30: Whew! Another Con!
Hey, troops - checking in here to let you know Netherhavyn Game Works attended our local con and had a blast! Fort Collins Comic Con had a great turn out... Read more
Briefing #29: "Fine-toothed comb!"
The team is scouring each and every card, the rule-book, the layout of the box, and anything and everything else to do with "Of War and Men: WWII." It's our... Read more
Briefing 28: "What a Con!"
It has been an amazing and exhausting trip - and we aren't done yet. Thought we would drop a line to say that it is going great and the final... Read more
Briefing #27: It's GenCon again!!!!
Hellow squad! Just an update to let you know that Netherhavyn Game Works will be at GenCon 51 in Indianapolis - so if you happen to be there, maybe we... Read more
Briefing #26: "What survey?"
Hey wonderful backers! I know it has been a bit since the last update but we were running around France and England - exploring and doing some awesome research!
Anyways... Read more
Briefing #25: "Bunker down"
We visited the Churchill War Rooms this week and that was something to behold. I would definitely have been lost down there in that warren of rooms and offices. It... Read more
Briefing #24: "Viva la Resistance"
Hello, amazing backers! We know it has been a bit since you have heard from us in Kickstarter and we wanted to check in so you don't worry. As mentioned,... Read more
Briefing #23: (Memorial Day) "Not just a game . . . "
We love games. We love gamers - you are our people! We are working to make this gaming life our life - full time. We love all the different games... Read more
Briefing #22: "NGW is Traveling!"
Well, we have this cool opportunity to take our kiddo and bop around France and England for a month, so . . . yeah - we’re going! Now don’t you... Read more
Briefing #21: "I love surprises!"
Briefest of brief briefings this week (hehe). We had our amazing artist team create a new piece and we just got to preview it. It is AWESOME!
“Why can’t I... Read more
Briefing #20: "Our Finns"
As we add in our Kickstarter Stretch goal cards - the Finnish Army II Corps - I wanted to share the history blurb that will be in our rule-book. We... Read more
Briefing #19: "Where we are . . . "
Hey soldiers - just a quick update this week to let you know how we are marching forward. We are about to finalize the box art - going for an... Read more
Briefing #18: "Attack!"
This week we have another “Rules Spotlight” video showcasing the basics of how to use the Attack Core Command card. I am including the “Attack” section from our rule-book below... Read more
Briefing #17: "Our rate of growth . . . "
Well, just dropping a line to say we are still here after the Kickstarter campaign (I really want to hibernate for a year now), the holiday weekend, and all the... Read more
Briefing #16: “Full circle . . . “
Long ago, in a galaxy far . . . wait – wrong story. Ok, long ago, in a small town in Colorado, a young boy lined up little green army... Read more
Briefing #15: "The Finns are in!"
Stretch goal unlocked! And now we have the Finnish Army II Corps! Congrats @allbackers - we did it! Celebrations all around!!!
Briefing #14: “Command your squad . . . with cards?!? Where are the dice?!”
One of the cool (at least we think so) features of our game is that it is played all with cards. We wanted this game to be fully a card... Read more
Briefing #13: “Excerpt, Draft, Work-In-Progress . . .those rules”
We have been diligently refining and editing and refining and editing and refining and . . . well, you get the point. We are working very hard to make our... Read more
Briefing #12: "Sometimes you lose the battle, but win the war . . . "
Well, making your first game come to life on Kickstarter comes with a steep learning curve. Looking at our Social Stretch goals, it seems we aimed too high. We will... Read more
Briefing #11: "The larger picture . . . "
Our rules and how-to-play videos have focused on a small map for simplicity - but we wanted to highlight the fact that maps can actually be rather large and allow... Read more
Briefing #10: "Managing those pledges . . . "
We are following the “keep it simple” rule in order to make sure we can deliver on our promises and do our work well and with integrity - that is... Read more
Briefing #9: "Do you see what I see . . . "
Today we have another clip in our “rules spotlight series.” Here we focus on the mechanic “line-of-sight.” The land is not always, and often very rarely, a wide open field... Read more
Briefing #8: "Mission Critical"
The Mission cards in the core game are allusions to historical events that happened throughout the war. While some of the Mission cards in the stretch goals - “The Winter... Read more
Briefing #7: "Blowing Smoke"
Today we will start our “rules spot-light series” in which we focus on specific elements of game play. We begin with the smoke-grenade and wind effects.
Your strategy is mapped... Read more
Briefing #6: "Status update: unlocked EU-Friendly Shipping"
Hey soldiers - as promised, we have been working vigilantly with our manufacturers, shipping and fulfillment companies, and the great Indie Game Alliance to help guide us on this Mission... Read more
Briefing #5: “The Strength of the wolf is the pack . . .”
Man - we are blown away by the support we are receiving, and let me tell you why! When we say we are a small and mighty company- we... Read more
Briefing #3: "By your command!"
You’ve been asking, we’ve been forging, and here it is. Our video showcases the popular Mission "King of the Hill." It is a set-up and “how to play” video -... Read more
Briefing #2: "The Road Not Taken"
We’ve been working hard putting together a “How to Play” video which will post within a few days. However, we wanted to let you see our finalized terrain art for... Read more
Briefing 1: "Listen up soldiers!"
Wow! Thank you to all our backers who helped make our first day so successful – 50% and on a roll! Our small but mighty company is overjoyed. We have... Read more