- ChainTab Prep.
- 8 in 1 ChainTab
- 10 in 1 ChainTab
- Captured ChainTab
- Flat TabMail
- Flat TabMail (Reinforced)
- Banded Tab
- Banded TabMail
- Simple Banded Tab
- Flat TabScale
- Flat TabScale (Reverse)
- Double Flat Tabscale
- TabScale (Reverse)
- TabScale (Inverse)
- Double TabScale
- PopScale Prep
So some updates on various fronts:
The game Chris Daley and I have been working on for the Flux Capacity Challenge is coming along quite well, hopefully once we start ordering stuff I can post it here (and once we get a name.
There’s been some major rework done to PunchDrunkMagic based on feedback, but with the above, and my following news – it’s a little backburner atm.
DEATH BY CARDS! I finally ordered a full print-card version for further testing. It’s intoxicating how great it is to have the full thing in a form that’s ‘almost’ finished versus my print and play – or like with my other games where I have written on parts. I’ve posted some screens below of the card pile (it came unsorted) and what it looks like in the box all pretty with the added counters/dice/dividers.
On to tabs – I have a new weave added both here, and at Intructables I’ve had it for a while, but I needed to upload instructions. It was added as a part to this scarf thing (pictured below) which is something I can bring to events/cons so that people can see how diverse they are, and get a real feel of it (as opposed to the ‘petting’ I usually get)
I also have some images of some one-off things I did with string and leather in response to someone asking some questions on overall armor design. Now while I follow some of my fellows who do this often with yarn and other materials – called Tabistry (visit their FB!) I shied away from string due to some earlier bracer experiments which ended in disaster under a few days at an event. The doubling effect I show here, and especially the leather seem to be fairy rigid, and I may end up doing a piece – it’s oddly very time consuming compared to some of my stuff (not all)
Well guys, Kill la Kill is over, and even Space Dandy has abandoned me for what looks to be one of the shittiest anime seasons in recent memory, between Titan, Dandy, KLK, Watamote, and Bakemonogatari I’ve forgotten what it was like to have pretty much nothing to watch that I just had to watch. Sure I get Fairy Tail back, but that’s never been a series where I had to be like – no we watch this first, and Mushishi while amazing just doesn’t get you hype for anime.
So minor update before the spring season reviews kick up:
I am still every week discussing why anime is broken.
I’ve added 2 new pages discussing some recent board/card games I’ve been working on. One is Death By Cards which is sort of a Munchkin where it was taken the Cards Against Humanity route – it’s a really fun storytelling-centric game for a very nerdy, and often adult crowd.
The second game is sort of a Settlers of Carcassonne drinking game (I swear the 3rd game I mention is family-friendly.) Punch Drunk Magic is a game where to win you need to block other players, to do that you must kill monster and defeat challenges, and to do that you need magic – which is where drinking comes into play. (There is of course rules for those not wishing to partake)
Death By Cards is at this point ‘done’ and my current action is to finalize the design, and then get a full print – and continue to playtest and make sure the rules are solid. Punch Drunk is still at an alpha stage and over it’s few playtests it’s changed (and simplified!) quite a bit. Hopefully I’ll be comfortable with it’s design later on this year to start getting all the art and printing it needs to go forward.
I’m also working on an untitled 3rd game for a contest for The Flux Capacity over at The Game Crafter (which the aforementioned games are being built/developed/printed on.) To those who enjoy game design I urge you to check out their site as there’s a truly liberating feeling in knowing that you, yes you can actually make a board game.
In chainmail news I’ve made a new weave, and will also post that along with some string and leather weaves I’ve recently been toying with. I’ve got some updated images of the whole armor piece (including a head piece) which hopefully once some other stuff settles down I can post here. I hope (since I apparently have been drafted) to have the new armor design ready for Connecticon since I will be doing an unrelated panel there.
Anyway stay tuned for that, and in the following week expect the seasonal reviews in full-force.
Guys it’s a good time to be in anime, because we now have Kill la Kill and Space Dandy.
Guys it’s an awful time to be in anime reviewing, because there’s a lot of shit that’s not Kill la Kill and Space Dandy.
Okay so I plan on adding a new monthly post of game related stuff (get me writing, and I want to write other things.) So couple of updates.
First on the Tab Front – I’ve fixed all the gallery pages, and will soon have some more updates with the new WIP Arms, and the Finished Cape in fully glory. View galleries here. I’ve also added a new weave which really I should have had a while ago. Double Flat Tabscale using 5/16 rings.
As you (and my Google Search hits) may have noticed this site no longer has spirit reviews. It’s been clamoring for it’s own place and I’ve finally given it one at Honest Booze Reviews. The site has been ‘soft=launched’ right now all I’ve got left is to make the site look pretty and the launch proper will began with weekly content on wine, beer, and spirits.
Finally as mentioned above I’ve begun writing a weekly column on anime back over at Nerdfit which has been upgraded (again). Those fans of my normal reviews will certainly like the content, and the style is a little less ADD and depressing, and more trying to fix the broken sham that anime is. You can read “I Hope Nippon-Sempai Notices Me.” Here at Nerdfit.com every Friday.
Welcome!My name is John Andrews and this is my personal site. It's mostly about video games I've worked on, but also has a bunch of stuff on chainmail with soda cans, and anime reviews. Feel free to download, play, and contact me about these games, or anything else - like giraffes.