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taking the line editor hat.

Look upon your to do list, ye mighty, and despair.
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I embrace the madness!

The list is missing something though - rules for the KS units (Vulcan, Ninja, Engineers and HWTs). Only HWTs have draft rules up; as the Contest Scenarios production is nearing completion, I'm diving into those next.

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wolf90 wrote:

I embrace the madness!

The list is missing something though - rules for the KS units (Vulcan, Ninja, Engineers and HWTs). Only HWTs have draft rules up; as the Contest Scenarios production is nearing completion, I'm diving into those next.

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Way to go Drew
 
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To do list is now longer, as requested.
 
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Updated list per SJ's latest announcement.
 
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Plastic miniatures project now on Kickstarter:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/847271320/ogre-miniatur...

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The Tom Smith music has been released.

Scenario contest PDF delivered to backers (but not yet publicly available).
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selenite wrote:
The Tom Smith music has been released.

Scenario contest PDF delivered to backers (but not yet publicly available).


For anyone looking to make a purchase:

https://sjgames.bandcamp.com/releases
 
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selenite wrote:
The Tom Smith music has been released.

Scenario contest PDF delivered to backers (but not yet publicly available).


Scenario PDF now available to the public:

http://www.warehouse23.com/products/ogre-scenario-book-2
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Updated for release of SJ's scenarios and the rules for KS-exclusive units (Vulcan, Ninja, LAD, CE, HWT).
 
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Phil,

Is the Ogre Book going to have a 3rd edition including the finalized rules for new units that are on the SJGames web site?
 
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I'm not Phil, so I can't speak authoritatively, but I would be enormously surprised if the answer was not "no plans at this time."

SJG has not, historically, been in the habit of editing rules changes back into older products. New editions, when they occur, generally include such edits, but are usually predicated on the addition of significant quantities of new material. Ogre Book 2e added a lot of new material to Ogre Book 1e - the edits to the existing material were incidental by comparison. And even in the case of scenarios like Icepick, the Ogre Book still uses the older versions of the rules, just to preserve them.

I'd be very surprised, frankly, if the Ogre Book PDF was a hot-enough seller to make updates to it seem even plausible at this point.
There's certainly an enormous intrinsic value to keeping the material available, and you don't have to sell very many PDFs to justify creating the file when, if you did your desktop publishing right back in the day, the PDF is only a very small number of editor's hours to create. But once you start talking about making edits and modifications to a PDF, that's real money, in terms of payroll and employee bandwidth, right there.

We live in different times than when the Ogre Book [even the 2nd edition] was made. Nowadays, there is a steady stream of high quality fan-made articles and other material being posted here and on the SJG forums on a continuous and ongoing basis, that anyone can easily access. Back when the Ogre Book was made, even as late as when the 2e was put out, publishing a book was the only way to get any of this material out to the fan community. It's a different world now, and curated compendiums of fan-made [and some official] supplemental material aren't as compelling a product category, the way they used to be. Discussion forums do the same job better and cheaper.
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Steve Jackson's scenarios are out as Ogre Scenario Book 3.

That goal was already counted as achieved because they were published on the website.
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Updated for release of Ogre computer game.
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Join us Monday, May 7 for our Kickstarter announcing Ogre Miniatures, Second Edition. You can pledge for just the digital or both digital and hardcopy versions. Plus there are tiers where you can get a whole boatload of minis too!

Aaaaaaannnnddd . . . I just checked another box on the stretch goal list!

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Still hanging out there, of course, is Car Wars. But work continues! I have playtested the new version twice in the last couple of weeks. Aaaaalmost won last time, too, but Phil edged me out. We are now opening up the game for public playtest in Austin, and we will see what we can bring to Origins. (Don't hold the standie vehicles against us. Those are placeholders, not prototypes. The real cars will be minis in about HO scale.)

It goes quickly - about 30 minutes per player in a game where the vehicles have a reasonable amount of armor. (More armor = longer game, of course.) I am looking forward to trying an Amateur Night scenario where there's minimal armor and everyone just has a front MG. But I also want to build a monster car and run it against other monster cars. I think this is the reaction I'm supposed to have . . .

Sam's new components are both pretty and functional, and he's still working on new ideas.

Changing subject, the Ogre Minis rules kickstart is going on from now till May 25, so if you want to help us get to the stretch goal with the diecut Mark VI, laser tower, and more, here is the link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/847271320/ogre-miniatur...
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Updated to show Battlefields Kickstarter.

That leaves us with Car Wars 6e outstanding, with playtests in progress. (And the Nightfall scenarios as a bonus.)

Anyone feeling bad about this, go over to the first Order of the Stick kickstarter and see how much is left on that to do list.
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(Drew glaring at his notes and files re: Nightfall in the corner of his desk . . .)

"You're next! Right after I get Battlefields and Ogrezine II tucked in."

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Nightfall will come eventually, its a nice bonus but I think if Barbarians at the Gate is any indication, it will be worth waiting for!
 
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In consolation, a "Nightfall" series designed by Drew will likely out-perform anything Fire Mountain Games might have fielded by themselves.
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