Thursday, March 7, 2013


I normally hate advertising for others, but....

For those of you who don't know what Kickstarter is, it is a site that lets you setup a project, see if people will fund it, and if enough do you can get the money and do it.  If they don't, well, oh well, nobody is out anything.

I have spent quite a few money on kickstarters for things I'll never use.  The Reaper Bones miniatures, the Battletech LAMs, The Battle for Alebaster, FTL, and so forth.  Anyway, here was my thought.

CGL, or some representative of them, puts together a battleforce or quick strike set.  This would be a revised version of those rules only, in paperback, and completely standalone.  As most of the work is done, except the printing of course, this would be fairly cheap.  Only if CGL got enough money would they get it printed and spend the time making the updates.

Some ideas for the stretch goals:

  • Maps
  • Cardboard unit counters
  • Really small scale miniatures
  • Aerospace module
  • Warship module
and so forth.  

If it got a huge amount of support, maybe it'd be worth trying to get a heftier printing done and perhaps compete with games like 40K or Flames of War that are so popular.

Anyway, just a thought.

Zero updates for Battletech on my front I'm afraid.  Writing a hex based assistant to play Federation and Empire right now, plus playing the game, and creating an online resources for the 5000+ types of counters in that game much like I did with Battletech.

I am thinking more about at least creating a system where you can go online, enter in unit data, and have it spit out a PDF though.  For warships mostly, though I'm really not sure why.  I could knock it out in a day or two, just not sure of the demand.

I'm thinking of going to Origins this year, and from what I've heard the TSA is finally not gate raping people anymore, which means flying as the 1000 mile trip in my car didn't sound very appealing.