Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Our First Exposure Demo Times At Gencon


Gencon's just 3 weeks away! 

Here's the time slots that we have reserved in the First Exposure Playtest Hall:
Thursday August 2nd: 4PM - 6PM
Thursday August 2nd: 8PM - 10PM 
Friday August 3rd: 4PM - 6PM
Friday August 3rd: 8PM - 10PM 
Saturday August 4th: 12PM - 2PM
Saturday August 4th: 4PM - 6PM
Saturday August 4th: 8PM - 12PM
Sunday August 5th: 10AM - 12PM
See you there!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Rolling Right Along...


Three pages. I had just three pages left in the Action Phase to revise and I thought I was done. Then, like a Rubik's Cube when you can't get the last 2 squares to line up right, I found myself revising parts of other rules sections so that I can come back to the Action Phase.

Why? 

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Movement Phase Changes



This phase was a real pain to edit. Between the rules-lawyer holes that Stelek found, the new rules for Overwatch and stunned models, the need to properly separate and interlock the new reserve rules across three different sections, AND the need to simplify the existing building/obstacle rules... This one's been a bear. Oh, and the illustrations are a lot more sci-fi looking now. There's that too.

Observation Phase Changes


As I was finishing up the Movement Phase revamp today, I realized that I hadn't shown you the changes to the Observation section yet.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Putting Reserves In Their Places


Thought I'd check in with an update to what I've been doing with reserves. First up, we have a new page added to the "Setting Up A Game" section, which you can see above. It defines the four types of reserves, and how they're put into reserve in the first place.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Solving My Blur Problem With A Bit Of A Tilt

Photography test setup in my modeling room.
Hello everyone!

I'm still working on the next Pre-Alpha release, it's just been delayed a bit by my son's birthday, the end of the school year, and some more extensive editing than I'd anticipated. 

But... I did discover a solution to a problem that had been bugging me, so I thought I'd do a quick post on that. At some point relatively soon, I'm going to need to produce sets of introductory gameplay videos. But how would I do that? It's not enough to simply aim a camera at a table and hit record, because some things on that table would be in focus, and others wouldn't. The solution, as it turns out, is rather interesting, and uses some tech that was originally developed for spy planes.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The New End Phase (Used To Be The Starting Phase)



Finished up the new End Phase yesterday. What's different?

Setting Up A Game


Yeah, on Sunday I said that I was done with the "Basic Rules" chapter. But then I decided that chapter needed a section on how to set up a battle (which was mostly done already) and that it should include the very basic "Training Day" mission.

Why?

Sunday, May 20, 2018

New D10 Rolling Overview

(click to enlarge)
Some of the die-rolling mechanics have caused a bit of confusion for testers, particularly the concept of rolling low with one or all dice. So I've pulled all of the test definitions out of the turn sections, and put them all together in the "WarStrike Basics" introductory section. So that there's one place for a player to go to compare how the various tests work.

Friday, May 18, 2018

We're Confirmed For Gencon!


I've just received confirmation that WarStrike is a go for the First Exposure Playtest Hall. I don't have a schedule yet, but if our time is distributed evenly, then we'll be testing for 4 hours each day of Gencon! 

Thoughts?

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