Monday, August 11, 2014

I have a new printer ... that can print on transparency in COLOR

I have a new printer ... that can print on transparency in COLOR
Check it out ... these counters were printed in color and if I laminate a color printed transparency sheet like this with all the OGRE/GEV units on it, I will have a new set of counters.
Imagine, choosing and selecting infantry because the units are in green lettering.
Maybe you want to choose artillery but don't want to fish through heavy tanks and GEVs to find some.
You could bunch ALL the counters in one pile and instantly find Infantry, Artillery ... even OGREs by sight alone - through color printing.
Behind, I printed and cut out some transparent counters (not double laminated for thickness - but you get the idea).


Thursday, July 31, 2014

Thursday, July 3, 2014

A story about my uncle... an adventure for all the kids I know in my family!

I came across a game that involves energy grapple hooks, vast cavern distances and a cute little newt girl, Maddie.
I love the game and I am glad I picked it up on Steam for about $10. It's definitely worth the money as I have replayed it a few times just to try to find all the collectibles.
Here is their website!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014

Slaughter Race 2020!

Here are the card spreads:
This card game is experimental.



Monday, January 27, 2014

Crayon wax made into a Fencer OGRE Crayon!

I melted some crayon wax (red+purple) into a crayon my nephew can use for his art projects. His friends LOVE the new "Tank Crayons" he uses in school. I made a Fencer (fore and aft) and a SuperHeavy tank out of wax.
The melting pint of crayons is about 140° F so be careful. Apparently the latex mold is OK with these temperatures.
Soon I will be making other crayons when I get some more latex molding material!



Next I am going to make erasers...

Friday, January 24, 2014

Left 4 Dead 2 Weapon stats!

For those that play Left 4 Dead 2, I have a cool stat sheet I made for you!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Molds create some cool wax replicas!

I made some latex molds of all the miniatures I bought.
An OGRE can be molded into wax. Then damage to them is only a matter of melting or smashing the easy to create wax replica.
Observe!






Pretty cool, huh?

Monday, December 30, 2013

GEV Howizter

GEV Howitzer:
Attack: 2
Defense: 1
Range: 6
Movement: 3/2 
Firing the howitzer forgoes the first movement phase. This means that the unit may fire and retreat 2 hexes (or advance).
Cost: 6 v.p., 1 armor unit

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

OGRE/GEV retaliation combat idea

You know, I was looking at the combat where the one who moves first usually wins first.
This is what I find when I play a scenario without OGREs.
What if ... the targeted unit about to 'get it' had a chance to squeeze off a round or two before they get the old nuclear knock at their door?
The range has to be equal or less than the attacking unit.
Unit A attacks Unit B.
If Unit A gets a X result on the CRT, Unit B still has a chance to attack them back but at a -2 on the CRT roll.
If Unit A get a DIS on the CRT against Unit B, Unit B still has a chance to attack them but at a -1 on the CRT roll.
If Unit A gets a NE on the CRT against Unit B, Unit B has no retaliation at all since they were not targeted correctly, the signal got echoed or any other reason you can think of on the chaotic environment of the modern nuclear battlefield.
It is well possible for a slew of units to attack each other and the attacker end up with 50% of it's force left viable for the next turn. In this way, more strategic moves are made and more thought put into a fight other than "move all units possible against these few for an easy win."
This way with retaliation in effect, no attack is "free".
I kind of borrowed this from Axis and Allies and how they resolve combat. It made sense to me as on this modern nuclear battlefield, computers would determine and fix rounds as they left their launchers and roughly triangulate their course back. No more rush in, do super damage and rush out anymore. This time each attack must be calculated with risk involved.
Try this if you want a challenge and a way to shake up the OGRE/GEV battleground!