Hoowee! It’s been a while since there’s been an update here. I wish I could say it’s because I’ve been super-productive and working on lots of designs and doing lots of playtesting.
Oh wait, I can! Because I have!
I’ve updated the site with my latest design that’s been getting about 60% of my attention lately: All Hands, Brace For Impact!, affectionately known as the “Star Trek Yelling Game.” This one’s only been in the works for about four months, but it’s progressing quite well, with over fifty playtests clocked in already. It was a huge hit at Unpub 5 where rabid playtesters lined up and kept the games going for eight straight hours! I really had to pee after hour 4, but they wouldn’t let me!
If you want to learn more about All Hands and maybe get your hands on a print-and-play for it, please hop over to the All Hands game page. I’ll get you set up with what you need so you and your friends will be yelling “Shields are failing!” and “Redirect auxiliary power!” at each other in no time!
In bigger news, Nick has an actual published game coming out real soon now! It’s Heir to Europa, an evolved and super-amazing form of Les Cartes Misérables. I really like the direction in which publisher/graphic-designer/editor Daniel Solis has taken the original game, and the core mechanics are all still intact with some slick enhancements and streamlining. And look at that absolutely gorgeous art by the insanely talented Marisha Lozada!
Look for Heir to Europa incredibly soon when it joins the Smart Play Games line up of really awesome card games.