Almost a year without blogging

Well, the title says it all. Time to change that, although with third child imminent I doubt it’ll be a regular as I’d like. Anyhoo on with the random ‘good’ness that occasionally appears in my head from time to time.

Played my first game of print & play yesterday (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/142275/island-emergency – highly recommended btw) which really got me thinking about the future of Project Good. I have a number of ideas in the early stages involving Good: the Card game, Good: the RPG, TiRoBEx and GtB 2nd edition. My current train of thought is going for downloads for all of these. The reason? well I am but one guy (occasionally 2 or 3 if we actually get anything in order!) and I really don’t want to kickstarter any of them, I know it has it’s benefits, but I’m really not in it for the money (which at the end of the day tends to be the current theme on KS nowadays *cough* Mantic Games *cough CoolMiniOrNot *cough*).  First up is a rewrite/reorder of Good: the Battle and Nice: the Expansion; combining the two into one glorious pdf with all the tokens and cards print and playable (which to be honest was pretty much how I was selling the game, but pre-printed…). The only downside is that the Good/Bad dice will disappear – so if you’ve got your hands on a pair of those – you’re a lucky one. As for TiRoBEx; trying to get the time to sort out manufacturers for the cards and all that lot is just impossible given my current situation (i.e. having a job and a family), plus it’ll be an expensive outlay – Print & play would make sense, and the only things that you can’t print yourselves would be the dice (everyone’s got those), the miniatures; but you can buy them from 15mm.co.uk for £1.10 for 4, and the 40mm bases (everyone has spares of those).

Onto the new things then: Good: the RPG. As soon as we started developing GtB it was mentioned how easy it would be to turn it into and RPG, you’d only need a D20, and it’ll pretty much be a swift conversion of the GtB rulebook with loads of fluff (Fluff we can do!). So that’ll be a development over a number of months, adding bits in here and there. Good: the Card Game. Print & play all the way, I have come up with a simple system derived from GtB, so I just need to get draft cards done on PaintShopPro and start shipping it out for playtesting.

Well that’s enough for one post, back to reality… sort of…

 

Ryan

Team Good on TiRoBEx

The team is back – All the original Good: the Battle team are now working on TiRoBEx – that means we’ve got background story development, short story development, artists being lined up, we’ve even got a sculptor to do the miniatures for the game, and a very special limited edition GtB miniature in the pipeline. Exciting times, oh yes!

Also have been thinking about the contents of the boxed game – looking at a rulebook, dice, at least two factions (hopefully four) of miniatures, bespoke ‘power-up’ dice, containers that will hold the dice, templates, counters, faction cards, and a special edition boxed set containing scenery.

As much as I’ve moaned about Kickstarter in the past, we may well follow that route, so we can offer even more stuff to begin with and ensure everything gets done to the highest quality, but we’ll see about that.

I’m going to work on the graphics for the game, including a world/galaxy map, over the coming weeks and you can be sure to see them here first.

Also to coincide with the release we’ll be revamping GtB (hence the special edition miniature) with some limited signed versions with another book ‘Decent: the Extension to the Expansion’ on the horizon for the new year…

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm Good!

GtB: Miniature Manual #81 – Optimus Prime – G1 Version (Hasbro)

Following a demo game I did at Games Expo, one person said “So hang on… I could use this game to fight my Transformers against my wife’s My Little Pony and prove that Optimus Prime beats Ponies?… Cool.”

So here we go – Now it’s Optimus’ turn… More than meets the eye… 🙂

Close Combat Bonus: +1

Ranged Bonus: +2

Other Miniature Bonuses: +20 Good/Bad due to height.

Suggested Powers: All of them. It’s Optimus Prime for goodness sake – he can do anything 🙂

Website: www.hasbro.com/transformers/en_GB/

Note: You could also transform him in game and then move to the Nice: the Expansion Vehicle rules!

GtB: Miniature Manual #80 – Port-o-bella (My Little Pony – Hasbro)

Following a demo game I did at Games Expo, one person said “So hang on… I could use this game to fight my Transformers against my wife’s My Little Pony and prove that Optimus Prime beats Ponies?… Cool.”

So he we go – first up it’s the My Little Pony… Friendship is Magic, but GtB is better 🙂

 
 
 
Close Combat Bonus: +0

Ranged Bonus: +0 (unless it throws love or some other girly thing)

Other Miniature Bonuses: +10 Good/Bad due to height, Hairstyle bonus (only if you spike the hair up!)

Suggested Powers: Good karma, Good Luck, Coward, Really Good

Website: www.hasbro.com/mylittlepony/

GtB: Daily Miniature Manual #79 – Macross Destroid Monster (Ban Dai)

Daily Miniature Manual

Saw this. Giggled like a little girl. Want one now.

Close Combat Bonus: +0

Ranged Bonus: +4 (at least)

Other Miniature Bonuses: +15 Good/Bad ‘cos it’s massive, Easier to hit

Suggested Powers: Monster, Good Quake, Good Shot, AARGH

Website: http://15mm.co.uk/Macross_Destroid_Monster.htm

(you could also use it with the vehicle rules if you’re playing Nice: the Expansion – then you’ll get loads of pluses on the weapon damage…)

GtB: Daily Miniature Manual #78 – Legs (Kromlech)

Daily Miniature Manual

Remember, any miniature can be used in games of GtB, they don’t have to even be complete beings! No doubt the prime attack of these limbs would be a standard kick, but you could easily get a run up and go two footed flying straight into the face of your opponent (assuming they’ve got a face…)

legs
Close Combat Bonus: +0

Ranged Bonus: +0

Other Miniature Bonuses: Nuffin’ – it’s a pair of legs for goodness sake!

Suggested Powers: Goody-Two-Shoes, Haste, Sturdy, 

Manufacture Website: http://www.kromlech.eu

GtB: Daily Miniature Manual #77 – Broodmaster (Urban Mammoth)

Daily Miniature Manual

It’s like Tyranids should be – eight legs, four claws, a dirty smile, nom, nom nom… I first reason I bought this was to win playing Urban War, the second was to win at GtB!

Broodmaster
Close Combat Bonus: +3

Ranged Bonus: +0

Other Miniature Bonuses: +5 Good/Bad for Height

Suggested Powers: Haste, Doomed, Subterrainian-portation, I see You, Combat Lock

Manufacture Website: http://www.urbanwarthegame.com

GtB: Daily Miniature Manual #76 – Lord of Pestilence (Avatars of War)

Daily Miniature Manual

OK, so it’s not ‘an Avatar’, but it’s made by Avatars of War, so it sort of counts. Just look at this miniature – it’s got a proper mace for mashing, and a shield that could also be used for mashing, along with his feet, fists and face which all can be used for mashing – that’s a lot of mashing…

aow52_blister
Close Combat Bonus: +2

Ranged Bonus: +0

Other Miniature Bonuses: Reduced damage for shield, Reduced damage for Armour

Suggested Powers: Stench, Darkness, Really Bad, Bad Karma, 

Manufacture Website: http://www.avatars-of-war.com

GtB: Daily Miniature Manual #75 – Avatar (Privateer Press)

Daily Miniature Manual

The second reason I started playing Warmachine (the first was the Judicator) – just look at it! Tiny head, great big everything else; perhaps he was subject to that Beetlejuice spell…?

AvatarofMenoth
Close Combat Bonus: +3

Ranged Bonus: +1

Other Miniature Bonuses: +15 Good/Bad for height, Reduced damage for shield

Suggested Powers: Slow, Nigh-Invulnerable, Good Quake, Hand of Good, Sturdy, Really Good

Manufacture Website: http://privateerpress.com

GtB: Daily Miniature Manual #74 – Avatar (Games Workshop)

Daily Miniature Manual

Thanks to GtB you can relive the heyday of GW’s 2nd Edition Avatar (‘cos that’s when it was best and could destroy everything, including entire armies, and it couldn’t be killed by anything other than pretty much a blood-thirster…!) by giving it loads of powers and going on a big rampage…

avatargw
Close Combat Bonus: +3

Ranged Bonus: +1

Other Miniature Bonuses: +10 Good/Bad for height, +15 for his hair!

Suggested Powers: Combat Master, Nigh-Invulnerable, Fire Ball, Good Quake, Hand of Good, Sturdy

Manufacture Website: http://www.games-workshop.com