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.

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:587960 http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:605587 http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:593779 http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:604807

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.

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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!