Saturday, May 30, 2015

We have a new website!

So...  We're not great at keeping this thing updated.  You all know that.  But we always want our fans to have the access to information about what we're producing and how our games can be played.  So, without further ado, we finally have a new website!

We'll still use this blog to announce events and things, but the site will have all of the information you need to play our games and download our 3D designs.  Oh, and we have the ability to take orders for our products, like Wayfarer: Things Beyond Wonder and Pocket-Tactics.

As always, happy gaming!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Pocket-Tactics LIVE in Bellingham Saturday at The Foundry

So, Pocket-Tactics has been on the front page of the most popular games on Tabletop Simulator since we started loading sets up there, so people really seem to love this game.  Meanwhile, we've been creating new factions for everyone to try.

Do you love the game?  Have you been meaning to try it?  Do you live in NW Washington state?? Come see us this Saturday afternoon at The Foundry in Bellingham.

What should you expect?  Well, first of all, you get to check out our local makerspace and it is awesome.  Second, you'll get to see the Ill Gotten Games team demo-ing PT and see ALL the factions.  Faction action!  Right here at home!  We'll see you there - 3:00 to 6:00 on Saturday, February 21.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Tabletop Simulator + Pocket-Tactics = WAHOO!

So we started our Pocket-Tactics campaign last Monday.  It was AWESOME.  We're playing again right now, in fact, and are having a blast.  And we have pictures and updates and ideas to share with you, our fellow gamers.  But we're putting that off for a week because we have this awesome other announcement that has to take priority....

Thanks to a fan (insert modest smile here), we were introduced this weekend to Tabletop Simulator by Berserk Games.  It's exactly what the name implies, but so, so much more.  We are able to import our 3D models, our tiles, our rules, our character sheets and play Pocket-Tactics on our PC, at home, in our pajamas, against our friends who are at home, in their pajamas, in ANOTHER STATE. 

Truly, we're blown away by the ease of this program. And seeing as how we're already users of Steam, this was a natural progression.  Sure, we love the feel of our 3D printed pieces and will never shy away from rolling some real dice, but we're so happy that Pocket-Tactics will finally be accessible. 

We've got two factions up currently and more to come.  Let us know what you think - we've only been playing around with the program for a couple of days, so suggestions are more than welcome. 

Oh, and if you also prefer the feel of real dice and models, be sure to visit us on Etsy and support us by buying a set or two.  Happy gaming!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Massive Pocket-Tactics Updates + Instructional Video

How massive can the update be for a game that fits into your pocket?  Well, pretty damn big if we do say so ourselves.  First of all, we've revamped the Pocket-Tactics page here on our site, so now it's easy to find the core rules and all the factions in one easy to navigate location.  Cool, right?

Wait...  All the factions?  Yes, there are TONS of them now.  The team has been designing and printing and we'll be posting the new ones as they're introduced.  Remember that new factions likely haven't been played much when they're posted, so if you play 'em, send us an email to let us know how it went.  Then you can consider yourself an official Ill Gotten Game playtester.  Sorry - no tee shirts... yet.

Been playing Pocket-Tactics and still have questions?  Or are you new to 3D printing and the very first thing you downloaded and printed was a set of PT (as it should be) and you have no idea how to play the game?  Well, per fan request, we've created our first in what we hope will be a series of instructional videos to help with some of the questions that have come up.  Board set up, dice mechanic, stat sheets - it's all explained right here.

We're working on a big Pocket-Tactics campaign, one that our team will be playing over the course of the next few weeks.  We'd love to hear how all of you players are tackling unusual PT play - four player games?  Campaigns?  Tournaments?  (Congrats to Ben Toomey for winning our 2014 tournament last month.)

We'd also love to hear what you think our next video should include.  Drop us an email or post a comment.  Happy gaming!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Big Apple and BIGGER NEWS!

Last year, Arian was able to visit MakerBot headquarters, meet the amazing staff, and participate in their first annual Make-a-Thon.  He wasn't sure what to expect - he's an artist, not a programmer - but damn if he didn't fit right in and have a blast. 
So this weekend Arian and Jeremy are both attending the second Make-a-Thon, ready to learn some new tricks from other makers and certainly spend some time gawking at the beauty that is banks and banks of 3D printers. 
Drakendar's video poster

As if that wasn't excitement enough for this week, we're also insanely excited (as evidenced by the video) to announce our newest Kickstarter - Drakendar!

Drakendar, much like Wayfarer before it, is an RPG setting codex, but this is a classic sword and sorcery adventure game with a unique dice mechanic.  Random character creation keeps us close to our Continuum roots, while the story brings us back to our early days of gaming. 
Human Knight

We can't thank everyone enough for supporting our last venture.  If you liked what you received, be sure to pledge to this one too.   Please. 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

PAX Reminder + Awesome Dragon Thing

Just a reminder to all you locals that Arian will be an panelist at PAX tomorrow evening, August 29th at 6:00 in the Wombat Room.  He'd love to see some friendly faces, but you'll also get to see the awesomeness that is the Pit Beast:

He's HUGE, one of the biggest pieces Fred the Makerbot has ever produced.  And you can bet he'll be featured in an upcoming episode of the Lost Agency Archives...
If this guy doesn't scare you away, we hope to see y'all there!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Summertime and the Livin' is BUSY!

It's nearly Labor Day weekend and here we are after another long posting delay.  Here's a rundown of what's been going on in our world:
  • Wayfarer has been published, sent, and well received thus far.  Look for an Errata page here on our site soon (yes, even IGG makes mistakes sometimes...) 
    • Did you miss the Kickstarter and still want to play the most comprehensive Multiverse RPG ever?  We'll have hard copies and PDF copies posted to our Etsy site shortly.
  • We're revamping Pocket-Tactics
    • The whole concept of PT has been to have a user-friendly, printer-friendly, pocket-friendly game.  We've simplified the pieces a bit and altered some of the game play, without losing any of the charm.  All the new versions will be posted here soon.
  • Arian is speaking at PAX
    • Such an honor - he'll be talking about his 3D printing adventures and showing off some of his newest creations, including a "weird dragon thing" that he's been printing in parts for the last week or two.  (It's at 6:00 on Friday, so the perfect excuse to start your holiday weekend early.)
  • We're joining this decade!
    • We've enlisted the help of a friend of IGG to get this blog updated more regularly and also keep up with Facebook.
    • We tweet now!  Follow Ill Gotten Games on Twitter please!
Another thing to note - we here at IGG love to hear from you.  Post comments, send us emails, give us a shout through social media.  We want our games to form community, virtual and otherwise.