Good: the Holiday

Not been much going on in the world of GtB at the moment – too busy with my numerous other projects, the family & work in general. However, one of the Good: the Battle Co-Authors did send me this holiday snap, that I just needed to post up. –

Not entirely sure where he went, but it is probably the furthest travelled copy of GtB so far…

 

GtB at Eastern Front 2012

Sorry about the lack of posts (again) but I’ve just been too busy with all the other things going on in my life.

That being said Good: the Battle will be at Eastern Front Wargames show in Norwich on 16th September at the Wargame Miniatures Stand – so i’ll be able to give demos and the like to anyone who fancies it. Giving out free ‘Bad but in a Good way’ dice with every purchase too 🙂 First few purchases of the GtB Complete collection will also get a Project Good T-Shirt – yipee

More info @

http://www.easternfrontwargames.co.uk/

and

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

Toodles!

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…

 

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.

Miniatures making an appearance at the show

Here’s the first of my proposed list of the demo miniatures I’ll be taking to the Games Expo for use in the GtB games, trying to get a selection together to cover as many of the powers and miniature bonuses in the core rulebook:

3 more to decide on…

 

Good: Friday – Competition Time!! – Ends Midnight 6th April

Here’s the Competition details –

Click Here to Download the full PDF

 Four Categories, Four different prizes, Four More Reasons to be Good!

Best painted Egg (with a Wargaming theme)

Details:  A Single real chicken/duck or similar sized egg painted/decorated with a wargaming theme. 1st Prize: A Project Good Apron & a chocolate Easter egg.

Best converted Miniature that’s almost only appropriate for a game of GtB

Details: A suitably converted wargaming miniature with a Good: the Battle twist. For example; a reverse mermaid, a half-badger-half-armchair warrior, a marine with shoes for eyes – the more odd, the better. 1st Prize: Signed Copies of Good: the Battle and Nice: the Expansion & a chocolate Easter egg.

Best Uttering of the Word “Good”

Details: A .mp3 recording of you (and friends) saying the word “Good” in a weird and wonderful way. All entries will be collated together to make Good: the Theme. 1st Prize: a Project Good T-Shirt and a chocolate Easter egg.

 Best New GtB Style Artwork

Details: A new piece of Good: the Battle appropriate artwork – for ideas see our Gallery on the Project Good website. The best selection of entries will be featured in the Decent: the Extension to the Expansion rulebook coming December 2012. 1st Prize: A Project Good Poster & a chocolate Easter egg.

The runner-up in each category will receive a Chocolate Easter Egg

1st, 2nd and 3rd places in each Category will receive a Good & Bad Dice Set.

Submit all work with your details to team@projectgood.co.uk, all entries to the above competitions must be in by23:59 BST 6th April 2012

Full T&Cs found here: http://www.projectgood.co.uk/goodfriday2012termsandconditions.pdf

GtB: Daily Miniature Manual #15 – Drakon-Sul (Brigade Models)

Daily Miniature Manual

This is one of those miniatures that can be used in so many games, I think originally I bought it for some AD&D roleplay, but soon found myself using him regularly in GtB – just because of the dragon on his head and the giant sword!

 Close Combat Bonus: +3 (that’s a big sword)

Ranged Bonus: +0

Other Miniature Bonuses: Bad damage reduced by 2 due to armour, Flight (well he has got a dragon on his head!)

Suggested Powers: Fireball, Armour, Combat Master, Expert, Local Hero, Oh Yes, Really Good

Manufacturer Link: http://www.brigademodels.co.uk/index.html

GtB: Daily Miniature Manual #14 – Vaettir Varriers (Tor Gaming)

Daily Miniature Manual

These vicious little tinkers have a wonderful deceptive aura about them.  Sort of ‘Cute’ meets ‘Gonna repeatedly stab your eyes out’ – and that’s just one of them! Whilst they’re designed for the soon to be released Relics from Tor Gaming (link at bottom), they would go well in any game of GtB, and seeing as they come in a pack of three – you could make great use of the replication, combine and linked special powers…

 Close Combat Bonus: +2

Ranged Bonus: +0

Other Miniature Bonuses: Flight

Suggested Powers: Replication, A wrong does make a right, Badpire, Goodpire, Combine/Split, Haste, Linked

Manufacturer Link: http://www.torgaming.co.uk/rd/

UK Games Expo 25th-27th May 2012

As you may have seen on a previous post we’re prepping for the UK Games Expo 2012.

As the links pages have been updated on their site, why don’t you have a gander at who else is going (link) – looks like it’s going to be huge! And also very scary for us as it’ll be our first ever show. Hope to see you there we’re on stand3a selling our wares and demoing on Green Zone stand 4 or 5 (whichever one our friends at Myndgames let us have 🙂 )

I’ll be doing the demo tables next week (as i’m on holiday) so i’ll post development piccies as and when.

Oh, and we’ll be entering Good: the Battle Bumper Set (Good & Nice) into the Expo Awards – apparently there’s an abstract games category (I think we’ll be in that!)

Toodles.