My absurdly-simple goal of posting at least once a month has again nearly given way to my serial distraction and neglect. But it is still March, so I'm in the ballpark. Here is a quick rundown of some game-related things happening at Phantasio Games HQ.
Isabel and I signed off on the print-ready files for Tiger Stripes earlier this month. That means it's actually being printed now and should be appearing in a few weeks. I'll try to mention it when the boat is on its way.
I also saw the final print-ready Skyway Robbery files. There were only the barest minimum of corrections to do on these. That puts us on track with that game, as well. GenCon should be very exciting this year!
I'm still waiting on the announcement of the Battlecruisers Kickstater. There are a few more moving parts involved on the TMG side before we get the green light. In the meantime, they sent me the files, which I have had printed by the good folks at Admagic (the smaller side of the company is Print and Play). I uploaded my files on Saturday and they shipped out yesterday (Monday)! That is AMAZING speed for just one small order. I ended up paying about $2 per sheet of 18 cards. Minimum order is $15. I'll post a few picks when they come in.
In design news, I've been working on a really neat game for the past 2-3 weeks. It's sort of a combination of Hearthstone and Agricola with dwarves mining and farming and battling various creatures. I'm almost ready to get some more serious playtesters involved, so if you are interested feel free to let me know. I got some high school Magic players to try it out at school the other day, and it went over quite well!
Today I'm speaking on game design at Northern Kentucky University. They have a new board game design class this year, and the teacher thought I'd be a good special guest. We'll see!