Medieval Challengers First Full PrototypeOur game prototype has arrived from The Game Crafter. Yay!
After the elation of receiving and playing with the first two army prototypes we received, Kurt went to work prepping the other four armies. We worked out all the back stories, the numbers for the Battle Points, and we made sure there was plenty of humor based on our giggle factor (when we're working on a project, if one or the other of us is giggling, we know we're on to something). We proofed, proofed, and proofed some more. Finally, the next four armies were ready to go to print.
Once we uploaded the files, we had a huge shock -- the price for the full game nearly doubled. We felt like a giant sledgehammer had smacked us down. We had a few weeks of worry and anger and sadness and concern that this project was dead in its tracks. Would this prove to be too big a challenge to overcome?
The problem was all the specialty cuts needed with all the army units and the launcher. The (around) 2 cent charge for specialty cuts was a real killer. So...
We researched, dove into gaming community boards, and explored optimizing the laser cut lines and other ways of laying the units and cut out parts out to minimize the cost. We have managed to bring it to a more reasonable price, and we are still researching the possibilities. In the meantime of learning and discovering more about this world of hobby gaming, we decided to go ahead and create a full prototype with instructions and a basic box.
We are thrilled with the outcome.
see unpacking) King Norman's Army and Wizard Warriors. The rest of challengers have arrived: Swarmy Army, Samurai Slashers, Ghoulish Horde, and Band of No Gooders. We now have six Medieval Challenger armies from the land of Histeria ready for battle.
All armies have arrived at the caldera for their annual challenge to see who will rule Histeria for the next year. Are you up for the challenge? If so, we'd love to hear from you.
We are now ready for some serious play testing to see if others out in the real world enjoy the game as much as we do. We're starting local and are currently setting up events.
Who out there in the New York City area is up for the Challenge?
Please email us and we'll provide further details.
|Jack McDowall and Kurt Keller|
We are hoping to be able to get more prototypes to send for non-local play testing in the future, so if you're interested and you're not local, please email us, follow us, let us know you care, and we'll we'll put you in our files and keep you updated.
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