Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sneak Peek

One Box Car Wars is essentially complete.  All that's left to do now is play the game.  There's always the temptation to go back and add just one more thing, or to tinker with it just a little more, so don't be surprised to see a few more autoduel posts.

In the meantime, here's a glimpse into my next project - Big Dang Spaceships.  Here are the raw materials collected so far:
Years back I spent way too much money on dowels and raw materials to build a matched pair of fleets with ships so big you had to play the game in the yard.  Never got to play it, though.  This time around, I've been collecting cast offs from the house, and figured out a way to stiffen up the empty bottles and mount them on low cost poles.  Since I live in Hawaii, I can use the beach as a tabletop and just spear the suckers into the sand.  Stay tuned for more details.


  1. What's your preferred rules system? I'm a fan of Full Thrust for quick and fun battles...

  2. Yep. Full Thrust is the one for me. I'm still working on ways to upscale it for use in the great outdoors. The ships are just one of the puzzle pieces. You've also got to worry about measuring tapes, paper blowing, and dropped dice. Since I'll be playing on the beach, I don't want to risk losing all my dice in the sand.

  3. Hmm. Laser measure? Pricey and not terribly accurate, though...


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