We are finalizing the files for Pack the Pack and with luck will be sending them to print this week!
Voting closed on Glenn’s dumb tattoo and when the ink gets going we’ll post some video of his stupid judgement!
Now that certain persons have slowed their work schedule back down to human levels , stopped organizing conventions, and finished critiquing like 100 prototypes we can get back to the noble business of games. GPD has a few events upcoming for NH & NYC folks!
slash demo night [FREE]
October 3rd, 6:30 pm at Diversions Puzzles and Games in Portsmouth, NH
We will be joined by the lovely and talented Rhiannon Ochs of Spooning Meeples and will likely hit the town after a good session of improv slash fiction gaming for a few drinks.
October 7th, 8pm at The Bell House in Brooklyn, NY
We will be joining such real actual artists of note (including: John Scalzi, Naomi Novik, Kate Leth and the creators of Welcome to Night Vale among others) as they rewrite and ruin Watchmen. GPD will have a limited number of slash: Shipwreck October 2014 custom decks available to purchase. This special edition contains many of your favorite characters from the works of the event hosts! Tickets via thebellhouseny.com.
After, in October, that it’s Game Days at the Manchester & Hudson libraries. Hope to see some of you there!
Since we have successfully funded our second game it is time for Glenn to get another commemorative tattoo. Luckily this time around we had a fabulous artist working on the project. David, graciously sketched out a few variations for our Pack the Pack ink. Please submit your vote for Glenn’s next foolish decision.
Another successful kickstarter under our belt! Well, we’ll consider it successful when folks have games in their hands, but now we have the pledges to take that step!
Now that the campaign is over, we are kicking into high gear to finish everything to send to the printers. At that stage, we impatiently wait as they do their job and send us samples to ok. Then there is MORE waiting when we wait for the whole thing to finish.
Missed the Kickstarter?
Never fear! We are extending the special Kickstarter price for a limited time if you preorder now! We’ll even pay for the shipping!! Check it out!
First we had a ‘shipping game, now a packing game… what should be next??
Our Pack the Pack Kickstarter has officially entered its FINAL WEEK and we’re really hoping to hit a stretch goal to create a Print and Play version of the game to give to all backers. Since this is a tile game, that will take some redesigning, so please check the kickstarter out if you haven’t and share with a friend if you have!
In the meantime, you can feel like you are playing with a few text and video resources. Here is a collection of the Pack the Pack video library to get a sense of the overall game!
First, a quick, 90 second intro on how to play the game:
Want more? Here is a full walkthrough of a game, including rules, design diary-esque commentary, and scoring.
For the experienced Packers, here is a quick look at the Advanced rules, the second way to play the game:
If you want to see a really long description in front of real people, check out this video!
Finally- check out the rulebook (still needs a couple of finishing touches!) here!
1 week to go to make our SECOND game a reality! Woohoo!! Let’s get packing!
But there is more! since last we spoke GPD has become the sponsor of a bunch of naked nerds in Seattle, ran successfully slash demos at the wonderful WORD Bookstores in NYC/Jersey City and started work on a secret New York Comic Con project. Actually it’s not secret at all. We are printing a super short run of new slash cards for Shipwreck and I don’t think I can legally reveal who will be there.
<fanboying>BUT IT IS FOR REAL BIG NAME AUTHORS WHO HAVE #1 BOOKS. </fanboying>
Plus! We are working on a number of games! We are expanding and developing Meg’s Game Chef submission Camp POWERful into a full size RPG, Glenn is developing a sledding themed dexterity game as well as helping our intern Rowan develop their cooperative game Spoons based on Christine Miserandino’s article about understanding chronic health management.
We are loosely scheduled to do a GenCon 2014 debrief this week and that will be posted as soon as we record. Thanks for you patience!
We have relaunched the Pack the Pack kickstarter and it hit $1,000 in just 1 hour!
This campaign has a lower goal as we are committed to funding some of the production privately. We’ve also added the option to donate a copy of the game to a youth group instead of preordering one for yourself.
We made a couple of new videos, including a quick how to play infographic!