Carrier Commander Digital Edition
Devils & Black Sheep Final 24 Hours, Taking a Break, and State of POG
Devils & Black Sheep
POG's space pirate game, Devils & Black Sheep, is in the final 24 hours of the campaign. This is the first game I've designed from... Read more
Space Pirates! and Carrier Commander video game
Anybody who is interested in expanding their Wild Space game collection, the current Kickstarter Devils & Black Sheepis part of the same series. In this game, players... Read more
DEVILS & BLACK SHEEP launching Fri, Apr 1
Click this image to see the preview and star the project. This will be Pocket Option Games' first game that is designed and manufactured with 36pt die-cut tokensright... Read more
Carrier Commander Digital Edition, Next POG Project, Emerald City Comic Con
Carrier Commander Digital Edition
Happy Day Studios is developing the game, and Circle 5 Studios is publishing it. I've already shown you some preliminary videos of gameplay. They're continuing to... Read more
Variations to Playtest
I've been reading through the BGG forums, taking notes for the 2nd edition. Some of the ideas are great, they add another level of depth to the game while not... Read more
Low-res Revised Rules, Mobile App Video
Low Resolution Revised Rules
Try THIS version, see if it downloads more easily.
Work continues. Check out this video of the work in progress. Little touches like the... Read more
Revised Rulebook, Translations
Here is a LINK to the pretty-much-done-but-I'm-not-against-revising-some-more rules for Carrier Commander.
And here is the new board, pretty much the same but with a few things slightly... Read more
Revised Edition, Mobile Game
I've been working on reformatting the various games so that they'll fit my idea of a universal size, and rebranding everything so that I don't get any more emails from... Read more
New Contact Info, Playtesting & Die Cutting Future Projects, and Unifying the Themes
New Contact Info
Some of you have already met my new hire. She's got several titles, and her value is commensurate with the verbosity of each (because, duh). Senior Assistant... Read more
The State of Pocket Option Games
THE STATE OF MISC. PROJECTS
I sent out a few more copies of Lord of the Deadto people who still haven't received it. I feel bad for those four... Read more
A Laundry List of Thoughts, Shadow Agent Launched
There is a certain reality to board games on a desktop in my family room, which it seems like most people understand, but some don't. So this is an update... Read more
Project Preview: Shadow Agent - diceless game of agent v. mastermind
This game went through a design change as a result of shipping woes and lessons, and I think this new version will be a lot more fulfillment-friendly.
Tell me what... Read more
Second Round of Replacements, Going Digital, USPS Sucks, etc.
Carrier Commander Replacements
The second round of Carrier Commander replacements went out last week, so most of you should either have already gotten them, or can look forward to getting... Read more
So ... December Happened.
What a month. Ugh. Two grandparents passed, the drama is strong enough that some family refused to come to show up for Christmas, and my youngest son was diagnosed with... Read more
Addressing Developments, Envelope Hassles, Avery Fails, and German Speakers
This is from the Templarmech update, with some additional info from the last few days.
I've been trying my hand at various ways to cut down even more on... Read more
I've gotten a number of emails about people receiving too few or too many. One would think that I could divide a pledge by $3 and come up with a... Read more
Post-KS Analysis, Web Store Clarification
Things That Worked Out Well
Postage: This went well. Like, crazy well. Flawless. By having only twodifferent postage levels (domestic & international) instead of having five or six like... Read more
Shipping Complete, Die Cutting, Web Store, More $3ish Games
All games are in the mail. Watch for them. As I've said before, $3 per game is not enough to cover tracking numbers, it's just plain old poke-a-long... Read more
Past 3400 - Ahead of the Curve
My wife's grandfather was just put on hospice, not expected to survive more than a few weeks, so this weekend is road trip time to say goodbye. So I've accelerated... Read more
1200 Down, Over 4000 To Go.
This may look like a lot of envelopes. It's over 1000. Actually, it's six trays of complete envelopes, addressed, stamped, and stuffed. Each tray has 200 games. Which makes it... Read more
Paris, Rulebooks Arrived, Shipping Begins
"Some men aren't looking for anything logical. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn."
In that movie, just... Read more
Envelopes - 100% have postage and a counter sheet.
Postage - 100% applied to envelopes. The people who purchased multiple copies, I tried to make sure that nobody gets a... Read more
New Ziplocks Arrived = No Delay
The new ziplocks arrived. So there won't be any delay because of my mis-counting, as the rulebooks still aren't here.
Envelopes: all here, half of them are stamped, about 1000... Read more
We just ran out of ziplock bags. I totally messed up when I ordered them, didn't order enough. Can't blame anyone for that except that fat bald guy in the... Read more
The cards look a bit smokey because I couldn't find a decent angle to take a picture without turning out all the lights and pulling the shades. They are very... Read more
Envelope Refund, Stamping, Musing, Board Bagging, Die Cutting, Thicker Stock
Me (waving my hand): "These aren't the envelopes I was looking for."
Them: "These aren't the envelopes you were looking for."
Me: "A refund will do fine."
Them: "Okay."... Read more
DVD Cover, Packing Progress
Here's the DVD cover. I'm not sure whether it will print cleanly, being so close to the edges of the paper, so let me know how it goes.... Read more
... Envelopes ... NOT Happy ...
I nearly blew my top yesterday when the envelopes arrived. "Daddy words" came spilling out. Liberally.
LICKY envelopes!? Yes. Five thousand printed licky envelopes.
I ordered STICKY envelopes, dammit. I... Read more
9th level Wall of Text spell
Had trouble sleeping last night. So I spent a few hours in the early morning tappety-tapping this update.
The Romans and Samurai have arrived. I expect the Vikings and ... Read more
Cool Stamps, Rulebook Update
I just purchased the US postage from the USPS webstore. I got some pretty cool stamps. The American backers will get Batman-stamped envelopes. I especially like the old school... Read more
This Is What 6000 Boards Looks Like :)
I didn't get a tracking number for these, but they just arrived. I didn't get a tracking number for the Templarmechstuff either, so I guess this printer just doesn't... Read more
Rulebook Needs a New Printer
I was so close to doing a happy dance, getting this project out without any major speed bumps along the way. Yeah. JINX!!
The printer emailed me and said that... Read more
They're on the way. Track them along with me right here:
Hey! Who Ordered a Rulebook? Anybody?
Just in case one or two people want the rules, here they are.
With this and Templarmech now fully in the pipe, I'll go back to Star Patrol and... Read more
Envelopes, Boards, Counters, Rules, Postage, & Drama
They printer says that the size of the order and the amount of variable data processing will increase the time by a few days. We've already gone through a... Read more
Mailing List, Board Proofed, Counters Proofing Tomorrow
Little bit of cleanup work to do on the mailing list. I worked on it last night and again this morning, still have some addresses to round up. I'm hoping... Read more
Just uploaded the board to the printer. Still haven't heard from them whether my new conversion works, so I'm not certain if this will get gigged or not. Either way,... Read more
Counter Sheet Printing, P&P, Estate Update
Counter Sheet Printing
I just finished uploading the updated counter sheet. After the week-long process with Templarmech, I think I've got a system down whereby I can cut the... Read more
All Systems Go!
Star Patrol is in the queue (somewhere). I should call the printer and see where it stands, because I haven't heard anything in a week or more.
Templarmechjust entered... Read more
Final Survey Results
Fiction vs. Historical Games
I asked about future directions, what people would like to see in the next year from Pocket Option Games. I'd say the results were pretty clear.
- ... Read more
Just got the email from Kickstarter. Funds are being transferred.
The amount of fees charged are predictable with a reasonable amount of accuracy pre-funding. I was estimating 10% based on... Read more
Progress With the New Printer
I was hoping and working to get Templarmech out the door by the time this week rolled around, because I wanted to get all the kinks worked out... Read more
New Printer, Counter Sheet, Nibble on a Proposal, Shadow Agent Art
The new print company that I'm steering everything towards is working out well. Templarmech, which only last week got all the artwork in, is finally going to... Read more
Offer to Purchase Pocket Option Games, Negotiations, Business Proposals, etc.
Things have really exploded on me since Carrier Commander. Not in a bad way, mind you. In a good way. Well ... maybe the most accurate thing would be... Read more
Carrier & Base Names
Spacecraft Carriers will be named the HMS Minotaur and the Conquest.
Bases will be named Acheron and Tuskegee.
Those all work well for me. Minotaur and Acheron both... Read more
Survey Results, Multiple Copies
Backer Survey Results (So Far)
31.96% of backers have responded to the survey. 16.9% have indicated a preference for fictional-only themes. 83.1% have indicated no preference or fictional & historical... Read more
That's a Wrap!!
Remember WAAAAAAY back in Update #4 on September 8th, I posted the first chart? Yeah. I was predicting that we'd slide into the final 48 hours with $8300, and the... Read more
Three Projects = Perfect Storm
With the artwork finally delivered for Templarmech, Star Patrol in production, and Carrier Commander wrapping up in two days, we're hitting a bottleneck. We can figure this out, though, it's... Read more
New Units & Missions UNLOCKED
I think my wife brought something home from jury duty, because I don't feel well. At all. Had a temp of 101.7 yesterday and was very weak. I took two... Read more
I got a call from the envelope printer this morning. They are (were) printing the envelopes for Star Patroland ran into an issue with high volume Tyvek envelope printing:... Read more
The Home Stretch & One Last Stretch Goal
We're in the last week of the campaign. This weekend will be the Final-48. It'll be interesting to see how that goes. I wouldn't expect a lot of... Read more
New Stretch Goal, the Future of Die-Cutting, SuperNerdFactory, and the State of Pocket Option Games
New Stretch Goal: Gloss & DVD Case Sized
I've got a quote from a new printer down in sunny Cali, which is the first affordable quote for a laminated 24... Read more
Today is the halfway point in the campaign. There've been lots of ups, not a lot of downs (yeah, I know, break my heart, right?), and a dumptruck load of... Read more
Updated Playtest, New Stretch Goal Ideas (?)
I've compiled the feedback and clarified the rules. Here's a link to an updated playtest pdf. Try this version out, let me know if you still find yourself... Read more
Carrier v. Carrier Playtest
We've gone through one round of alpha testing the Kickstarter Edition of the Carrier v. Carrier mission. But we're up against a rapidly approaching deadline, and there's a lot of... Read more
How to Create a $3 Game
I just typed this up last night for an interview. Because it's already typed up and sitting on deck, I see no reason not to share it with backers. So... Read more
Board Game Geek
Aaaaand we're live on BoardGameGeek. This is by far the fastest I have ever had any submitted project go through. I'll upload images and link videos as time allows. Check... Read more
Playthrough Video, Funding Level Trendline, Facebook
I got almost the entire way through before my new camera (new to me, anyway) shut off. I tells ya, I have the worst trouble with these things.... Read more
New Stretch Goal!
Carrier Commander Kickstarter Edition
Okey dokey!! So excited for this :) Been working hard on a new stretch goal, check it out. I've got the numbers. It's quite a stretch... Read more
Microgame Kickstarting 103: Updating Numbers After Day 1
In Lord of the DeadI posted several updates about how to get the project put together, how to line up quotes from a dozen printers to get the best... Read more
Funded, Stretch Goals, Short Story, Videos, etc.
Star Patrol: Carrier Commander funded in 47 minutes. Woohoo!!!
You guys unlocked ALL of the stretch goals within 12 hours of launch. I went to sleep last... Read more