The Magnificent Dinosaur Hunters (CLA: Back of Beyond Scenario)

I have to go back to print more copies of the Back of Beyond Supplement for Contemptible Little Armies and the printer had a minimum of 48 pages and our book was only 44 pages. I didn’t want to put in 4 blank pages, so I threw together a quick scenario to add to it (no change…

How NABRR Differs from Desolate Front

First of all, the two games will differ in way too many aspects to cover them all, but I did want to share the rough of a character card for Not All Blood Runs Red: The Desolate Front Miniatures Game. The biggest difference is that there are only three symbols (1 color only instead of…

GenCon will be here before I know it!

I have plans to run a LOT of games of Desolate Front at GenCon. In fact, most of Friday and Saturday will be spent running games (as long as I have the players). But with that being said, I have a lot to get done between now and June/July. I need to go in and…

Desolate Front: Playtest… playtest… playtest

One of the first things every game developer will tell you (if not THE first thing) is the importance of getting diverse people to playtest. I had a great group on Saturday night that really went out of their way to break the game. Anything that they could try, they did. It was one of…

Desolate Front: Allies and Events

As convention season begins, so do the public play test events for Desolate Front. This weekend will be Dreamation in Morristown, NJ (check out their link for more information.) As such I have been getting more cards ready to try out and gauge their effect on the game. I’m showing off 2 different cards here. Allies…

Desolate Front – Other Card Types

i have spent the last three days working on other card ideas. These are cards that are more than just bonuses to attack or defend. What was interesting was that once the first idea came up, the rest started to come quickly.  So the first one that started the cascade was SNIPE. This is played…

Desolate Front Ally Card

First completed (until I change it) Ally card for Desolate Front. These are the Master of the Hunt’s Hounds. Spectral beasts that race across the battlefield looking for prey. They are one of a group of cards called SEA (Skill, Equipment, and Ally). These can be attached to a character and stay in play unless…

Desolate Front Action Cards=Mana?

This is not something that fundamentally changed anything about the game, but I was contemplating the nature of the Action Cards today while doing a bunch of stair climbing. Seriously, getting up and moving sometimes is the greatest thought catalyst. Anyway, I was thinking about how I would explain the rules for the game for…

Desolate Front Card Game Character Design

Have not shared a real status on the progress of Desolate Front in a while. As I am getting ready for Dreamation 2016 in a couple of weeks, most of the big updates will come after that (and by big I mean, I’ll probably share more about how the playtests went and the status of the rules). For now,…

Desolate Front and Lost World Lunch Updates

I promised an update after GenCon and it usually takes me a couple of weeks to let the feedback sink in and post a somewhat coherent update. So here goes, GenCon and the First Exposure Playtest Hall went extremely well for me. I can’t thank the folks from Double Exposure enough for how well they ran…