Category: Cogs

On to 2012 . . .

2011 was crazy!

I had major surgery, I added a dozen new designs to TechCommander, The Ren fair did well, The Pewter business added an e-store and we all hopefully had a fun and blessed time, which is in fact the whole point.

Let life throw us a bad economy, crazy politics, and all it’s problems.   I thank you all for the great games, friendship and the ability to share creativity!

For 2012 we are looking to make it even more exciting.  Here is a rundown of what we have in mind. Keep in mind these are the “dreams and aspirations” and reality has a way of setting it’s own agenda!

Valkyrie Pewter:

We are looking to work with Scott St. Martin’s Nebuleux Studios to put together an adventure gamer themed set of photography featuring our legendary pewter.  It’s all in the planning stages but we hope to showcase just how awesome our pewter can be for adventure gamers and COSplay fans!

We also home to release a small line of our popular claws set with dice instead of crystal.  Additionally we are looking at some steam-punk inspired gear jewelry.

We are looking to expand our Facebook e-store to include a lot more products so those of you who can’t make our shows can enjoy it!

We are also looking to find folks to help out at fairs and expand our presence at other shows.  We’d particularly like to find someone to help us expand our Ohio presence via the Great lakes Medevial Fair.

Sailpower:

In 2011 we released the Sailpower 2.0 beta rules, which accurized sailing speeds and added standardized weapons ranges to speed up gameplay plus a few new gun types and a more formalized set of treasure hunting rules.

We are not done yet! we are working hard to get a expanded 2.0 full set of rules out hopefully by Origins 2012.  We are adding rules for inter-port trading, tavern visits, rakes, friendly fire modifiers, tavern brawls, press gangs, volunteer recruitment, faction rules for a dozen or so new factions and much more.

The plan is for the ruleset to be very backwards friendly in that the main changes are rules additions, with minimal changes to the way the rules worked other then the new weapons and ship stats which we will post on line.   The quick rules combined with your 1.X rulebook will still keep you in the action, but we do hope to make the 2.0 rules cool enough that users may want to spring for the upgrade!

We also plan on releasing a line of new lower cost smaller type ships to make the game more accessible to the casual gamer who wants a small fleet of affordable ships.  We also plan on finishing up some of our higher end kits for our shipbuilder friends out there.

We also plan a quick update to our free cogs rules soon.

At Origins we plan on running the invitational as a “Tournament of Plunder” so we can find out who’s on ToP 😀

Some projects:

a new starter with a pair of slightly larger sloops

Bermuda 6 gun pirate sloop

Danish gunboats

Felluca

several new galleons and a carrack

HMS Ontario  (A 22 gun brig of war)

HMS CRUIZER/SNAKE (18 gun brig/sloop of war class superkit)

Brig Niagara

east indiaman

28 gun frigate

38 gun frigate

4 gun 28MM sloop

Small scale cogs

Techcommander

We had been working on some new aerospace rules, but in light of of all the new units we have and a few scultps we’s like to retool we are going to focus on finishing up sculpts and making sure all the existing unit cards are as awesome as can be.

We plan on having some great new kits out by origins as well as a updated set of unit cards for download (to address any errata issues)

We also plan on running the invitaional at a different time slot so those of you who earned invites to both games can play in both!

I also hope to finish the first TechCommander novel (or novella?) which will be released with the JAZZ MSV

KITS

Paladin

Hunter (with turrets for all variants)

Jazz

Elephant

Infantry release 1

OTHER stuff!

We also plan on continuing to help promote Paul’s Hounds of War, and have a few top secret projects in the works!

Have a Merry Christmas, a Blessed Holliday, and hope to continue the fun in 2012!

Brian Carnes

SDGS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brian “sleepy dude” Carnes here :

We are back from Origins and will begin the process of posting all the wonderful experiences, make a few exciting announcements, and other such stuff. We also will begin restocking and working on finishing the new products that did not make the show due to time constraints.

If  you want specific products, call the Soldiery and let them know! this way we can be sure to inform you as soon as your desired item is ready!

Origins Game Fair 2010 SDGS Events!

WEDNESDAY

2nd annual “Play with the creator” Sailpower game (7PM to Midnight )

Sailpower creator Brian Carnes will be playing. The game will be more “High adventure” oriented then usual (think Pirates of the Caribbean, or Errol Flynn). This is the one time of the year that Brian actually plays the game at a show as opposed to running the games!

THURSDAY

Pick up Cogs of Valor games (Thursday morning thru early afternoon)

We have no official events scheduled Thursday morning so our GM crew can enjoy the dealer hall, however I plan on running a few free demos of my new Cog game,  Sailpower Cogs of Valor

Sailpower Demo (3 to 6PM)

This is our popular demo with a group play game followed by demo participants being paired off for one on one head to head battles

TechCommander Deathmatch (3 to 6PM)

Standard TechCommander Deathmatch game.  Come frag your fellow deathmatchers and noobs!

Sailpower Big game “Golden age of Pirates” (7 PM to MIDNIGHT)

This is the grand Sea battle on the big play board.  Treasure hunt! Board! Obliterate! Pummel! This particular game will be set “Golden Age” meaning no cannonades, no Americans, and lots of treasure hunting goodness!

TechCommander Deathmatch (7 PM to MIDNIGHT)

This is a “Big Cap” deathmatch, with extra play time to build up bigger forces.  The added play time also makes it a good game for those looking to earn medals! Come frag your fellow deathmatchers and noobs!

FRIDAY

Pick up Cogs of Valor games (Early morning)

We have no official events scheduled early morning but i may run a free demo of my new Cog game,  Sailpower Cogs of Valor before we kick off the morning events!

Sailpower Demo (11AM to 2PM)

This is our popular demo with a group play game followed by demo participants being paired off for one on one head to head battles

TechCommander Deathmatch (11AM to 2PM)

Standard TechCommander Deathmatch game.  Come frag your fellow deathmatchers and noobs!

Sailpower Demo (3 to 6PM)

This is our popular demo with a group play game followed by demo participants being paired off for one on one head to head battles

TechCommander Deathmatch (3 to 6PM)

Standard TechCommander Deathmatch game.  Come frag your fellow deathmatchers and noobs!

Sailpower Big Game  (7 PM to MIDNIGHT)

This is the grand Sea battle on the big play board.  Treasure hunt! Board! Obliterate! Pummel!

TechCommander Deathmatch (7 PM to MIDNIGHT)

This is a “Big Cap” deathmatch, with extra play time to build up bigger forces.  The added play time also makes it a good game for those looking to earn medals! Come frag your fellow deathmatchers and noobs!

SATURDAY

Pick up Cogs of Valor games (Early morning)

We have no official events scheduled early morning but i may run a free demo of my new Cog game,  Sailpower Cogs of Valor before we kick off the morning events!

Sailpower Demo (11AM to 2PM)

This is our popular demo with a group play game followed by demo participants being paired off for one on one head to head battles

TechCommander Deathmatch (11AM to 2PM)

Standard TechCommander Deathmatch game.  Come frag your fellow deathmatchers and noobs!

Sailpower Demo (3 to 6PM)

This is our popular demo with a group play game followed by demo participants being paired off for one on one head to head battles

TechCommander Deathmatch (3 to 6PM)

Standard TechCommander Deathmatch game.  Come frag your fellow deathmatchers and noobs!

Sailpower Big Game  (7 PM to MIDNIGHT)

This is the grand Sea battle on the big play board.  Treasure hunt! Board! Obliterate! Pummel!

Sailpower Invitational  (7 PM to MIDNIGHT)

This is the competitive match for the show! You must be invited to play in this event. If you buy a ticket for this event by accident, and do not have an invite we will simply move you to the regular big game.  If you have won  the highest rank award at a previous con, or are in the top 5 players from last year’s Origins you get an invite automatically. Otherwise you can earn a invite by winning it at one of of our big games on Wednesday through Friday nights, or by being selected by our GM staff during the morning demos!  You will need to purchase a ticket for the event if you have an invite, however we hope to make it an awesome game. We will be awarding table prizes, and there also will be a chance to win the ship you play at the event.  Of course, for such booty a good buccaneer would expect a challenge to go along with it! ARRRRRR!!! Of Course!  We will be using the FULL rules set including variable winds and shoals. All players will be starting with a matched 6 gun schooner. The environment will be full of hazards, AND there will be no factions among the players (no British broadsides, no American marksman ETC). The smart scurvy dawg would point out i said “among the players.”  Did I say that? Hmmm! Come for the adventure if you can wrangle one of the invites!

TechCommander Deathmatch (7 PM to MIDNIGHT)

This is a “Big Cap” deathmatch, with extra play time to build up bigger forces.  The added play time also makes it a good game for those looking to earn medals! Come frag your fellow deathmatchers and noobs!  We will be awarding the top TechCommander for Origins 2010 at this event . .  (eg special prize)

SUNDAY

Sailpower OPEN PLAY  (10AM to 6PM)

TechCommander OPEN PLAY  (10AM to 6PM)

Sailpower Cogs of Valor OPEN PLAY (10AM to 6PM)

This is all day open play on our game boards. Play a pickup game versus a GM. Challenge your friend to a head to head. Try out Cogs of Valor! It’s up to you! Drop in for a game or two, or play all day!

SDGS at the dealer hall

We will be partnering with our friends at The Soldiery to bring SDGS goodness to you for your shopping pleasure!  We will have Sailpower kits and the Valkyrie Pewter line for sale. In Addition we will have our new cog game AND we will be launching TECHCOMMANDER!!!!! See us there!

I hope you all have a fantastic show and hope to see all of you there!