apologies for the late post and sadly it's quite a brief one, just a brief update on some of the projects I've been working on at the moment.
Recently, my board games group held a local BG convention down here in sunny Kent - Uncon 3.0. It was a super success, in part thanks to the amazing energy of the organisers and volunteer game hosts, who ensured that no-one needed to lift a rule book and stop the fun to consult dusty tomes... I staged my "Race to the Winchester" zombie apocalypse game as well as a real time dungeon crawl, both games went down a storm and I'm looking forward to putting on something spectacular for next year.
Anyhoo, while at Uncon I managed to snag a copy of Talisman (3rd ed, but with the 4th ed upgrade) for £20! proper bargain and a massive hit in my nostalgias... It's absolutely immaculate and comes with some amazing miniatures which I can't wait to get completed, so far I've managed to get these bad boys done...
I'm really pleased with how they came out, I was able to make them a few different colours and gave them a coat of gloss varnish to give them that slippery "toad-like" look.
At Uncon, I also managed to get a game of Flash Point - Fire Rescue by Kevin Lanzig and published by Indie Boards and Cards. This is a collaborative board game (using miniatures) pitting 1-6 firefighters against "the fire". The fire is controlled by the game and the team must work together to rescue civilians trapped in the building. I really, REALLY love this game. I cannot recommend it enough! It plays brilliantly solo, but even better with friends - putting out fires, risking explosions and even saving the family pets. I loved this game so much, that I went out and ordered it straight away...
I think you'll agree that the board and the components look amazing, really colourful and extremely well made. Of course, I went a bit mad and painted the minis...
and then risked the wrath of missus Gobbo by ordering the expansions, three of which arrived within days (I still have one on order and there is another that I haven't gone for yet).
Finally, last time I showed you the game that I've been developing and this week the cards that I designed have arrived. I found a great little website called Makingplayingcards.com who have done a fabulous job with my ideas.
and this is what they look like on the board!
I totally LOVE the way they look.
hope you enjoy