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Powerful Phoenix Lord





Well, that's better than what I do most of the time; burn 2-3 hours writing...then delete everything the next day when I open it up.
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut





The best part is trying to sleep and suddenly all the ideas that lingering around in the back of your head break cover and head for your notepad.

I was working on cards last night, and it occurred to me to jiggle the iconography around. I was comfy too.
   
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I do all of my best thinking sitting in the shower in the dark, lol...like a kind of ghetto sensory-deprivation tank.

I also carry a voice recorder if I've got a job where I drive a lot (which I frequently do). Helps a bit. I also try to keep a notebook by my bed in case I suddenly have a good (or terrible) idea while laying there.
   
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Debugged level script.

And They Shall Not Fit Through Doors!!!

Tyranid Army Progress -- With Classic Warriors!:
https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/743240.page#9671598 
   
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Cheltenham, UK

 Easy E wrote:
I made HUGE progress! I opened the draft document.... and proceeded to not write a thing!


You get an Exalt for honesty! This has happened to me soooo often.

   
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MN

This time I returned to my computer to find the draft document open and ready for me! I was able to type about 5 pages into the document! That finished off the 1st draft of the core rules.

I am now working on the Historical Scenarios. 1 down, and 9 to go!

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Card re-design, mech redesign, maybe revert building design to cubes.
   
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MN

I restricted myself to 5 Historical scenarios (as opposed to 9) since I am at my Word limit all ready. I am sure a second draft will have to thin things down a bit.

Only 2 more Scenarios to go and I am on to revisions!

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Powerful Phoenix Lord





I've been putting in a little bit of design work, but mainly just waiting for my Version 2 cards to ship...and they did today! Now I just sit impatiently for 2-3 days.
   
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I've been adding stats to a variety of cards (after completely redesigning my game after a several month hiatus) and trying to make everything fit into my new plan. Hopefully I can have the mock-up cards sorted soon and I can do some playtesting!

Biggest stumbling block for me is the artistic side of things, I suck at graphic design!

12,300 points of Orks
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I am Thoruk, the Barbarian, Slayer of Ducks, and This is my blog!

I'm Selling Infinity, 40k, dystopian wars, UK based!

I also make designs for t-shirts and mugs and such on Redbubble! 
   
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Elbows: Who're you ordering from?

some bloke: I know that pain!
   
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MN

I am putting all the army lists and units stats into a spreadsheet so I can look and validate for redundancy since I am covering a wide period of time in these rules.

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USA

I just scrapped most (Well, really all), of what I had been working on rules wise, because I had taken a break and came back and was majorly unsatisfied with it. New beginnings I suppose, but now I need motivation to get down and start writing again.

"For the dark gods!" - A traitor guardsmen, probably before being killed. 
   
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 some bloke wrote:
I've been adding stats to a variety of cards (after completely redesigning my game after a several month hiatus) and trying to make everything fit into my new plan. Hopefully I can have the mock-up cards sorted soon and I can do some playtesting!

Biggest stumbling block for me is the artistic side of things, I suck at graphic design!

Maybe this guy can help?

https://www.patreon.com/danielsolis
   
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MN

 Sir Heckington wrote:
I just scrapped most (Well, really all), of what I had been working on rules wise, because I had taken a break and came back and was majorly unsatisfied with it. New beginnings I suppose, but now I need motivation to get down and start writing again.


Sometimes you have to kill your babies!

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Awwwwww yiss! Version 2 playtesting components arrived. Have at least one game planned for tomorrow. I expect to go through another 2-3 revisions before it's all finalized.



300+ cards!
   
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MN

That is why I am unsure how much I want to use cards in my games. I see the appeal mechanically, I just do not like the outlay!

Those look really cool though, so my resolve is weakening.

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I'm a huge fan of cards, but...I build my games around them. Also the stuff posted is around $40 print to order, so I don't plan on selling many. If I mass-ordered them they'd be reasonable, but I enjoy having a simple rulebook and then all the info necessary on the cards. It opens up a lot of options that dice-tables don't allow, etc.

Definitely a stylistic choice. Would I make more money just writing up rule-sets and selling them as $5 PDFs? 100% absolutely, yes. But I tend to simply design games for me to play, so if they sell or not it doesn't really matter. I like the visual impact and the joy of drawing a random card, etc.

Brings me joy!
   
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USA

Cards never really appealed to me for Wargames (designing that is), but damn do they look nice.

"For the dark gods!" - A traitor guardsmen, probably before being killed. 
   
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I've been going through previous editions of Giant Monster Rampage, looking for optional rules I can tweak and update for Giants: The Action Figure Game of Colossal Combat (new version of GMR).

So far the swarm rules are the only thing I have decided to add to Giants.
   
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 Elbows wrote:
Awwwwww yiss! Version 2 playtesting components arrived. Have at least one game planned for tomorrow. I expect to go through another 2-3 revisions before it's all finalized.



300+ cards!


Those are some swank cards!
   
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Thanks! It's been a long road learning GIMP (free photoshop), and taking hundreds or thousands of photos, and trying to put it all together into good lookin' components! Going to get a game in tonight on an equally swank dungeon we set up last night...huzzah!
   
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MN

I spent a few hours the last couple days furiously researching if the Pontic Army had elephants in its line-of-battle. I have seen army lists for other historical games feature them, but have not found and primary source material to back that decision up. Now I have to decide if I want them in my historical army list or not!

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I ordered some micron pens and some graph paper - going to take a stab at doing old school looking dungeon maps for my game (see if I can make them palatable). Would be nice to add the old school charm.
   
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Cheltenham, UK

Doing a lot of minatures painting, terrain building and similar to get my photography for the finished Zero Dark rulebook finished this month!!

Hoping to livestream or, at least, record a PvP game in the next couple of weeks.

   
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MN

I am doing the boring and ugly work of editing draft 1.

I added a bit of history section, but I have a feeling I am way OVER the word count now.

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Texas

Some really great work from everyone... I finished the photos for my upcoming REALM LORDS kickstarter that starts 2/13/20. Here are some of the game components and additional race figures. So, still putting the final touches on the KS page before launch. I welcome everyone's support!!



https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mdsw/realm-lords-for-castle-and-country?ref=5ra4gp&token=54b51f2f
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I finished up a re-write on my SnS rulebook and now I am trying re-do the campaign system...ugh.
   
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MN

Did some painting for pictures, battle reports, and demos. Nothing that great.

I thought about doing something for the editing, but then promptly wandered away.

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I bought a ton of transparent plastic bingo chips; they make ideal shield tokens for my Titachomachina game.
   
 
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