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Made in ca
God-like Imperator Titan Commander




Halifax

That's definitely on the list of things I need to do. The MS Photo filter is nice, but I suspect a fancier, yellower paint-job is required.
   
Made in ca
God-like Imperator Titan Commander




Halifax

Okay, so the plan is to run the new Kickstarter on April 9th, 2019.


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Also, the first review is in:
https://gamingwithsidekicks.com/2019/03/12/game-preview-titano-machina/

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Made in ca
God-like Imperator Titan Commander




Halifax

I've whipped up a Print'n'Play document for people that would like to try the game.

You can find it here: http://titanomachina.blogspot.com/2019/03/titanomachina-printnplay.html
   
Made in ca
Yellin' Yoof on a Scooter




Montreal

Cool! Looking forward to it!
   
Made in ca
Fresh-Faced New User




Sounds good, thanks for the print n play
   
Made in ca
God-like Imperator Titan Commander




Halifax

You're welcome, Chimp! My hope is that the more people try it, the more will like it. The next step, I think, is to sharpen up the Titans.
   
Made in ca
God-like Imperator Titan Commander




Halifax

I'm also working on gussying-up the Titans:

https://www.shapeways.com/product/AXH97AEYW/titan-2-comp

What do you think?
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

 Nurglitch wrote:
I'm also working on gussying-up the Titans:

https://www.shapeways.com/product/AXH97AEYW/titan-2-comp

What do you think?


I think the eye line should be consistent across all head designs.

   
Made in ca
God-like Imperator Titan Commander




Halifax

I'd agree. I think that might have been an artefact of the concept sketches provided to the artist. It's in progress so I'm mooting it to try and hit that sweet-spot that's missing from when I had the original model made to my particular tastes.
   
Made in ca
God-like Imperator Titan Commander




Halifax

Here's a fuller-body update:

https://www.shapeways.com/product/PF6Y5B3WX/titan-2-rework-armor-plates-various-combos

What do you think?
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

IMO, the most important thing about the armoring is consistency in style, so that the model has visual coherency. If the shield motif if thematic, then echoing as you've done is the superior option. Or, if you want it to be giant Greco-Romans, then do that. Pick a theme and run with it throughout.

Or, as your reviewer suggested, do both, so you might have a Greco-Roman version *and* a Medieval version (as a SG). This leads down the Sid Meier's Civilization route, and works really well for a very large game company like GW / Hasbro.

   
Made in ca
God-like Imperator Titan Commander




Halifax

I like the suggestion of civilizations colliding. In particular because I'm hoping to finance an expansion product by which players buy a basic Titan frame, and a variety of armour plates and systems that they can load onto that frame; really give player the opportunity to customize their Titans.

edit: need to emphasize the fully modular Titan would be an expansion.

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Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

For a GW wargame, frame + options is ideal.

As a boardgamer, it's not a good idea. The ideal boardgame is immediately playable as-such OOTB. You will get a lot of complaints from the BGG crowd about how you have to assemble the minis in order to play, even if it's not strictly true. Remember, the BG crowd is very happy with rubbery monopose Zombicide minis. If you have the space to have 2 sets option parts, you have the space to provide 2 distinct models. Offer that, instead, and people will be very happy.

If you have 4 different sculpts in the box that's even better yet again! Think Monopoly tokens, Roborally minis, etc. People love that.
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Clash of Civilzations? Check this out: https://www.zynga.com/games/dawn-of-titans/

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Made in ca
God-like Imperator Titan Commander




Halifax

Indeed. That's why the core product isn't fully modular, but gives players a taste of being able to swap out weapons and crew. The fully modular expansion product would be more like a box of Space Marines compared to the Battle for Macragge core boxed set, which featured convenient push-fit models that people could play with out of the box.

Four different sculpts would be a great idea, but we have to stick the four-player version of the game in the stretch goals because Octopodi Games, being a nobody, do not have a large established fan-base of thousands that we can use to make that commercially viable. Two sculpts for something we can affordably produce and you can affordably buy is doable.

Speaking of, which chestplate should we go with:

https://www.shapeways.com/product/PF6Y5B3WX/titan-2-rework-armor-plates-various-combos

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Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

The 4th is the best

   
Made in ca
God-like Imperator Titan Commander




Halifax

I'm inclined to the 4th one too, with the 2nd as my 2nd choice. I've put some polls out there to see what people are saying.

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Made in ca
God-like Imperator Titan Commander




Halifax

Alright, how's this looking? Who wants to start a fight?

   
Made in ca
God-like Imperator Titan Commander




Halifax

Speaking of who wants to start a fight, a minor cosmetic adjustment to the first head.



Edited for better picture...

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Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

IMO, if you are "posing" a model, it's important to incorporate some torso twist to convey action.

   
Made in ca
God-like Imperator Titan Commander




Halifax

Agreed. At the time the models were in two pieces for printing. I've updated the pictures. Plus I've added one of the updated weapons. Now with more gribbles. The plasma weapons, and the mega gun still need updating, but those are in progress.

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Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

Question: is there a reason why you need so many *different* weapons? Are there no duplicates, so players draft or bid for their weapons?

   
Made in ca
God-like Imperator Titan Commander




Halifax

Yup. Players draft their weapons and crew. It's built in that players can build their Titans and buildings via a points-system, but the basic set-up is players to take turns picking from 8 crew and those 12 weapons.

There's a stretch goals for extra weapons so players can play with duplicates, but having one of each gives them an opportunity to try a variety of ranges, effects, and traits.

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Made in us
[DCM]
Courageous Space Marine Captain





SoCal

 Nurglitch wrote:
Alright, how's this looking? Who wants to start a fight?



He looks ready to take on an entire IKEA.

   
Made in ca
God-like Imperator Titan Commander




Halifax

I lol'd.

But there-on lies a tale. Some years ago my youngest had a collection of vinyl Sesame Street figures. Very tough, nice solid heft, and they had a hexagonal slot. This hexagonal slot let you fix them onto the round pegs on various playsets and vehicles. Just enough contact to hold them on, but not to strong that little hands couldn't twist them off.

An earlier design had round pegs where this one has hexagonal pegs for exactly that reason, but we found that as the weapons with hexagonal slots were used the fit became too lose. Hexagonal pegs hold the weapons on better, particularly after extensive use on 3D vinyl prints.
   
Made in ca
God-like Imperator Titan Commander




Halifax

The next review is up, this time at Board's Eye View, which has the incredibly cool gimmick of a panoramic view of games. Go for the TITANOMACHINA review and a stay for hours checking out all the other cool reviews!

https://www.boardseyeview.net/single-post/2019/02/17/Titanomachina
   
Made in ca
God-like Imperator Titan Commander




Halifax

Alright, all ready for the Kickstarter launch next week!
   
Made in us
Fresh-Faced New User




Nice to read some reviews, looks nice. great to see some progress!
   
Made in ca
God-like Imperator Titan Commander




Halifax

Thanks Chimp! The KS launch is slightly delayed, but in the meantime, enjoy this new version of the rules:

TITANOMACHINA RULES

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Made in ca
God-like Imperator Titan Commander




Halifax

The How to Play video is up!

   
Made in ca
God-like Imperator Titan Commander




Halifax

Alright, Kickstarter is on schedule for launch tomorrow at 11:00am EST.
   
 
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