Look – more TiRoBEx previews!

Well, I have already adjusted the playsheet, so here’s draft number 2:

draftbetter

Also here’s a peak at a couple of the individual character cards:

N_Pdraft

S_Gdraft

 

The game mechanics also are now working really well, just need to write them up in a legible format!

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Tiny Robots, Big Explosions

Gearing up for some serious game writing over the festive period, and I aim to finally get another (non-GtB) game published in spring/summer 2013 – this time it’s Tiny Robots and Big Explosions – working Title is ‘TiRoBEx’ – but will probably change to something far sillier knowing me >:)  It’s all about using 6mm robots on 40mm bases and blowing your opponent to kingdom come, along with most of the terrain.

Anyhoo, in January,  I’m gonna need some playtesters; so if you fancy doing a bit of ‘game-breaking’ for me, please get in contact ryanfurlong@projectgood.co.uk – I’ll probably need about 5-10 testers in the first stages so it’ll be first come first served; unless you’ve done some testing for me before (or have been nice to me at some point), in which case the answer is already; “Yes, i’ll email you the first draft in January, then send you dice and minis to use in the game”.

Peace out.

Good: the Olympics – Part 2

The shot put made for an interesting event in which you need to roll for consecutive inches that the shot covers, the roll getting harder by one each time. Becoming ever more tactical it was quickly worked out what amount of Good was needed to be put into the rolls to secure a 2+ requirement all the way to the 7″ mark, however 1 is always a failure, and 1 always comes up… However it would seem that the Kamino training regime works as Mark’s Clone trooper came out no top.

From the shot, onto the Pole Vault. A run up, then stick a pole in a hole then jump – the key to this event was to get close to the bar and then you could ‘vault’ the last few 1/16ths with an unmodified 11+ roll. Having a Good run up helped as this height was added to the vault. Here the successful vaulters form a line and ignore the failure that was the Aidan’s Ninja. Meanwhile, Optimus gets ready to go…

Here’s what happened:

You can just see Optimus at the side of the landing mat…

Tony’s Sandworm takes the run up (Must have the pole in it’s mouth…

And the roll for the ‘Vault’:

Yep, Tony wins again…

Next, and final event was the Javelin. Stand somewhere behind the line. Run towards the Line. Throw the Javelin before the line. Simple.

It wasn’t exactly rocket science, but somehow two of us managed to fluff a roll and hit someone else, causing severe Bad damage. But fortuantely no-one died from any horrific injures. And those same two also managed to fluff every other attempt… Billy on the other hand actually managed to clear the entire table and have his Javelin ended up somewhere in the middle of the village hall.

And here are the final results:

110m Hurdles:

  • 1st – Tony/Sandworm
  • 2nd – Aidan/Ninja
  • 3rd – Billy/Man with Cricket Bat
  • 4th – Mark/Clone Trooper
  • 5th – Alex/Optimus Prime Eraser
  • 6th – Ryan/Vaettir Varbre

Hammer:

  • 1st – Tony/Sandworm
  • 2nd – Ryan/Vaettir Varbre
  • 3rd (j) – Alex/Optimus Prime Eraser
  • 3rd (j) – Mark/Clone Trooper
  • 5th – Billy/Man with Cricket Bat
  • 6th – Aidan/Ninja

Triple Jump:

  • 1st – Aidan/Ninja (5.00″)
  • 2nd – Ryan/Vaettir Varbre (4.43″)
  • 3rd – Billy/Man with Cricket Bat (4.31″)
  • 4th – Tony/Sandworm (3.94″)
  • 5th – Mark/Clone Trooper (2.94″)
  • 6th – Alex/Optimus Prime Eraser (2.75″)

Shot:

  • 1st – Mark/Clone Trooper (9″)
  • 2nd (j) – Billy/Man with Cricket Bat (7″)
  • 2nd (j) – Aidan/Ninja (7″)
  • 4th (j) – Tony/Sandworm (5″)
  • 4th (j) – Ryan/Vaettir Varbre (5″)
  • 4th (j) – Alex/Optimus Prime Eraser (5″)

Pole Vault:

  • 1st (j) – Tony/Sandworm (2.13″)
  • 1st (j) – Mark/Clone Trooper (2.13″)
  • 1st (j) – Ryan/Vaettir Varbre (2.13″)
  • 4th (j) – Billy/Man with Cricket Bat (2.00″)
  • 4th (j) – Alex/Optimus Prime Eraser (2.00″)
  • 6th – Aidan/Ninja (0.00″)

Javelin

  • 1st – Billy/Man with Cricket Bat (95″)
  • 2nd – Mark/Clone Trooper (70″)
  • 3rd – Tony/Sandworm (60″)
  • 4th – Aidan/Ninja (46″)
  • 5th (j)- Alex/Optimus Prime Eraser (X)
  • 5th (j) – Ryan/Vaettir Varbre (X)

The Winners Podium, with a disappointed Optimus looking on:

and the ‘Real’ Winners:

That’s it for this year. The next Olympics you’ll get from us will be Good: the Winter Olympics. Just imagine how much fun Ski-Cross is going to be… 🙂

Mwahahahahahahahaaa!!

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…

 

Future Plans

Right as I’ve found the time here’s a little preview of what’s coming up this year from Project Good (in no particular order):

Decent: The extension to the expansion is being written, looking at mass troop rules and powers atm. Will be looking for playtesters in July/August. Game to be released Chrimbo 2012

Stand-Alone Free downloads: We’re currently looking at the possibility of having special edition free downloads on the website; two that are in development are Good: the Football Game (ready for Euro 2012), and the Good: Olympics. The football one will most likely be a stand-alone, using the mechanics of GtB to get the ball in the goal. The Olympic one is still undecided whether it will be standalone or as an expansion, with just special Olympic powers and scenarios (much like the seasonal powers on the website/in NtE)

Nice Dice: The nice dice are on the way, and Decent ones will be around for the expansion. Unfortunately can’t fit ‘Rubbish’ on the dice, so probably have ‘Crap’, or ‘Not Good’ on the ‘alternative’ dice.

More shows: Hopefully get GtB to a few more shows, and run demo games all over the place – looking at Eastern Front Show in September atm.

New Games: Project 3013 (our Tiny Robot, Big Guns game), Good: the RPG, and ElanKami (A non-dice Skirmish game), and another highly top secret project are in development.

Hopefully that’s whet your appetite…

Shiny New Packaging

Look…

… shiny.

This is the new packaging for the bumper set (that’s GtB and NtE all in one pack). Certainly looks a bit more presentable than the old cram everything into a plastic bag.

Next up more details of the freebies and prizes…

Urban War Discounts

Another shameless plug for my 3rd Job:

http://www.wargame-miniatures.co.uk

However it’s with good reason as i’m sure you’ll find this a stonking deal. As we get ready to stock Urban War goodies, we thought we’d give you a pre-order deal:

Yep – 20% off and free postage in the UK just enter the code ‘URB4NW4R’ during checkout.

Ta Muchly, Ryan

Apologies, Updates & Discounts

Sorry I haven’t posted anything in over a whole week – the combination of holidays, illness, children and my third job have really taken it’s toll on me. Anyhoo – I’m back now and plan to get everything on track once more.

Apart from making games under the guise of Project Good and being a science teacher, some of you may not know that I also run an online wargames store. http://www.wargame-miniatures.co.uk and recently I decided to upgrade the whole thing, which took far longer than anticipated – hence a contributing factor to my lack of posts and tweets.

Well it’s almost done now and as a little ‘we’re back’ promo (and for reading this blog) if you enter GOODTHEBLOG in the coupon code box as you checkout you’ll get an additional 5% off the price! And seeing as everything is (pretty much) 10% off RRP anyway AND Free postage you could save a fair amount of dosh! The code runs out on 30th April.

Also, for you Urban War fans you wait and see the promo that’s on it’s way and we celebrate stocking everything from Urban Mammoth!

Anyway – peace out and keep ’em peeled…!

GtB: Daily Miniature Manual #50 – G 3000 MK II (Excalibur Miniatures)

Daily Miniature Manual

A cool looking robot with a great big sword and a great big gun – what more could you want? Smashy-smashy!

 Close Combat Bonus: +2

Ranged Bonus: +1

Other Miniature Bonuses:  Bad damage reduced by 2 due to being metal.

Suggested Powers: Armour, Nigh-Invulnerable, Good Mechanic, Recharge

Manufacturer Link: http://www.excaliburminiaturen.de/index.htm

GtB Merchandising Madness – Fish-Hand T-Shirts!!

Having spent a large majority of yesterday evening trying to plan some more shenanigans for the UKGamesExpo, I got a bit side-tracked when looking into merchandising/promo for the day. The result of which is this:

Yes you can now wear Fish-Hand with pride, be the envy of all your friends, but in a Good way…

Oh I also managed to create Fish-Hand Mouse Mats, iPhone covers, Key Chain and a Badge – have a peek at the online store;

http://www.zazzle.co.uk/projectgood

I must stop getting distracted by shiny things on the internet and get on with some real work… On the up-side I have decided to make three demo boards for the show, One made of letters, one with a water feature, and one upside down board (haven’t quite finalised the plans for that one yet, but it will work I hope :s )