Work powers on with things in the Wicked Wargames studios. We're closing in on some big developments with Cretacea. Photography for the book begins in earnest (pictured above, Arthur in his "more happiness" jumper moves models about for clarification images in the book). We will have the majority of the books formatting done very soon and hopefuly we can share some big updates including book previews and maybe even a demo version!
We want a line up of the models in the book early in the rules so we're endevouring to ensure that we have a few examples of the models. Obviously we have many of them but due to mixed scales and some research we're conducting regarding actual dinosaur sizes (and how it affects the size classes in the book) we have had to change some models. Subsequently we're converting our own Kosmoceratops from some tiny ceratopsians.
Due to the (for some) drastic change of scale and size class in the game we've had to pick new T-rex's, new ankylosaurus models and a few others. The new T-Rex models are quite characterful and we've gone with a red leaning skin tone.
Though it might seem last minute to be addressing scaling now, it doesn't feel so for us. It will mean some big changes in the abilities and strengths of dinosaurs in the game but it won't be a shocking "system breaking" revelation as the game is fairly watertight, so it's simply some stat changes really.
The scale change for ankylosaurus is perhaps one of the biggest yet!
Kingdom and Command
Kingdom and command powers on, the layout is quite exciting because it's a much smaller project, so anything we add helps to contribute volumes of flavor such as this "how to" section. The book is full of character and it's going to be a really fun one to release to the public. We are currently playtesting (in real life, sending the letters for the game back and forth, it's a riveting experience, just as expected.)
Want to playtest Kingdom and Command?
If you want to help playtest kingdom and command then send us an email using the contact form on the home page or comment on this post. We will be accepting playtesters for a little while and the game is simple, fun and mildly exhillerating which is surprising for a letter writing game.
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