I’ve been working on a new beta version for the Adventures of the 19XX game. I’ve had several playtests and the only thing that has changed is the rules explanation. So that’s a good sign! Changes from the previous version include the elimination of a game board.
The game board has been replaced with a score card. During the last testing I was working on chapter cards that would match up with chapters from the graphic novels. These chapters have worked out well so they will be included in the final version!
The picture below looks very close to the final version. Thanks to all those who participated in the very limited beta testing!!
It has been a while hasn’t it. I’ve been focused 90% on finishing the second 19XX book. Now that it’s almost done I can finally get back to the board game. I just did a play test of the latest incarnation today and it played great. The kinks I still have to work out seem very manageable! I’m hoping to have beta copies for sale in time for San Diego Comic Con this summer. I know to you guys that must seem like a long way off but I have so many projects to work on that I could tell you exactly what I’m working on every single day until then.
I’m going to post more details about the game’s latest changes but meanwhile enjoy this shot of the game elements nicely arranged on my desk.
Here is Scenario number 4. I still have 3 to go! Those are three sparrow hawks circling a slightly upset Dagon. What a baby that guy is. “Unspeakable Horror” Another homage to Lovecraft. Everything was unspeakable and un-nameable with him. I’m beginning to think he was just running out of adjectives.
I just finished the illustration for one of the scenario cards. Hopefully I can get the other four done before the weekend is over. I did this image at a high resolution so I can use it for other stuff. So don’t be surprised if I re-work it for a print or something! We are still in the process of play testing these scenarios so if they work out then they’ll make it in the game.
Welcome to the Asault on Ultima Thule Blog!
From now on we will be using this blog to keep you updated on the latest news regarding the boardgame, including playtesting. The game is coming along great and we will be stepping up our efforts to get out and meet people and put the game in front of them. The first news to report is this new mini-site! But then you already knew that didn’t you?
-Paul Roman Martinez