TiRoBEx Fluff – The Russian TRS (Tiny Robot Systems)

Here’s the First of the Russian Federation Tiny Robot Systems:

Stalin-Gagarin

Following the creation of the Russian TRS Stalin-mk1 base unit by the child super genius Vladimir Kalashnikov, it became apparent that some of his earlier work could be put to good use. He was 12 when he first managed to turn his 1/72 scale Vostok-1 Airfix kit into a fully functioning near-earth orbiter, including a Yuri Gagarin animatronic pilot. Following an international incident which meant he had to forcibly land the craft, and which resulted in the destruction of the pilot, he retrofitted it to an arm of the base unit – The Stalin-Gagarin TRS was born.

 

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TiRoBEx Playtest Update

Had a really productive play-testing session last night at Sudbury and District Wargames last night, and was able to iron out a few of the rules. A couple of tweaks to whet your whistle – 1) When a robot is destroyed, depending on how many Area impact rounds it has left it undergoes a catastrophic explosion and could very well decimate the opponent that destroyed you! 🙂 and 2) the Power-Up crates will now be determined randomly, I’m currently drafting up unique dice for the game, so that when you acquire a power-up you roll the ‘crate’ dice and then it tells you what bonus (or hindrance) you get.

More play-testing updates coming soon, along with demo photos…

Too many ideas spoil my brain…

Never-mind too many cooks spoiling the broth, I’ve got so much going through my head TiRoBEx wise, that I’m going to need a brain extension. Could really do with some idea of what people would like in the game, and that spells only one thing – market research! Just waiting for some of the costings to come back to me then I can start asking customer based questions, like would you like this in the game if it costs that much, etc.

But first things first – rules completion. Three Weeks. That should be all I need. Well, for the entirety of the first draft – then out to playtesters – finally! I know, I know – a massive SORRY to all those that said they would playtest, then I failed to contact them any further with all the bits. I have actually still got the minis sitting here waiting for a playtestable set of rules to be sent off with them…

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Good: the Video Interview

Look it’s GtB being explained at the Games Expo 2012!

 

Good: the Olympics Round-up Part 1 –

So here we have the run-down of the first ever Good: the Olympics! The Competitors were Aidan’s Ninja (apparently from Infinity), Tony’s Sandworm, Alex’s Optimus Prime Eraser, Billy’s Man with a Cricket Bat (Hasslefree), Mark’s Lego Clone Trooper, and my Vaettir Varbre (Tor Gaming).

The first Event was the 110m hurdles, and they’re under starters orders…

 

Optimus Prime stacked it at the first hurdle, along with the Clone Trooper who also fell at the the second, despite having the ‘Spring in his Step’ special power. The Vaettir made use of the Ghost special power and just phased straight through the hurdles.

 

Annoyingly Billy’s Miniature used switch on my Varbre and thus put me at the back and him at the front.

Obviously burrowing his way down the straight, Tony’s Sandworm wins the hurdles. Next Up is the hammer throw.

 Trying to make use of the ‘Whirly’ special power it was surely looking good for the Varbre…

It took us all a little while to get used to the mechanics of the whole spinning thing, but after a few goes we were whirling around all over the place. Here’s how the others lined up: 

And despite having no arms, the Sandworm destroys us all in the hammer with his massive throw (Must have vomitted it out)

Next we decided to go for a nice 200m Sprint, and after the lane decisions here’s how we all lined up;All we had to do was run to the finish line, but as it was a game of GtB special powers came into play, and again the Vaettir steamed intio the lead using all 40 Good to burn it round the track. Billy then switched places again and put me back at the start on turn 3… However due to the lane switch Billy nearly kills himself after taking Bad damage. Optimus then decided to blind everyone stopping them from attempting to run (with the exception of Mark’s Clone tropper), as any movement would have been in a random direction.

Tony again, saved it all up and engaged his Sandworm’s Haste power then completed the race by going 90 inches in a single turn!

Triple jump was up next, Hop skipping and jumping the Ninja claimed victory in this event (as he should do given that he had the jjuuummmp special power) – this was Optimus’ amazing attempt:

 

That’s a whole 1/16th of an inch he managed to jump there…

Shot put up next…

 

Project Good Website All Updated #Olympics

The website has been update with all the ‘Olympic-y’ tings on it – I’ve renamed it all to Athletic Edition, as I’ll be putting a message around in most places I can think of and don’t want to upset the Olympic People too much.

 

Main Site: http://www.projectgood.co.uk/

Downloads: http://www.projectgood.co.uk/ruleserrata.html

 

P.S. I’ve also updated the other downloads sections by adding the Quick Reference sheet and A selection of powers that you can download and print off for quick reference.

Half an Hour to go… #GoodOlympics #TeamGtB

And for the first time in the history of Project Good it looks as though everything’s going to schedule – famous last words eh?

I’ll post the link here first as a special treat to my blog/twitter followers, then update the website while the Opening ceremony is on…

 

Currently making a brief edit with the words Olympic and the Olympic rings logo – just wanna avoid getting told off by the Olympic People…

GtB Olympics – 24 Hours to go

Yep, you read that right, in 24 hours the GtB Olympic edition downloads will go live – you be able to find them on the rules/errata pages on www.projectgood.co.uk at 21:00 BST on 27th July – Yipee!!

The Good: Olympics Event Listing

Here are the possible events you can do in Good: the Olympic Edition.

  • 100m
  • 200m
  • 400m
  • 110m Hurdles
  • 400m Hurdles
  • 800m (and any other 200m multiple I suppose…)
  • Javelin
  • Shot Putt
  • Discus
  • Hammer
  • Triple Jump
  • High Jump
  • Pole Vault

And here’s one of the templates needed during the games:

 

 

Why do I have the strangest feeling I shouldn’t be using the word ‘Olympics’ without expecting a call from the Olympic people…

Good: Olympic Edition 4 days, 11 hours to go (ish)

The game will be up on our website www.projectgood.co.uk for download when the ‘Actual’ opening ceremony starts on Friday 27th July. While I’m sure you’d rather be watching what London has to offer in terms of dancing and pyrotechnics – why not download it & send it to your printer so you can be ready to go as soon as the show is over? 🙂