Saturday, April 7, 2018

Blind Pig Games Club Meet 7th April

Numbers were light today.  It's school holidays, there is also the Commonwealth Games to contend with and some people may have either attended events or decided to avoid the weekend traffic issues.  Nevertheless the faithful did attend and laughs and games did ensue.

I managed to play three games today, one new - Onitama and two old faithfuls - Unfair and Scythe.

Source: BGG
When the club is first set up Pat and I are usually the first ones there and as such we look for a two player game that is quick enough to play and finish before Paul turns up with the clubs tables and terrain.  Today's game was Onitama.  As we played some of the regulars arrived, we had set up the tables, a new attendee appeared, but throughout it all the simplicity of the game won Pat's interest as well as Jason's.  I'll leave people to review the BGG link for a better explanation of the game, suffice to say it was very well received.  I managed to win this game, a lucky win.
Opinion: Thumbs up.

Four player game of Unfair (minus camera operator!)
Unfair is a popular game with many of the members at the club and when a go to game is looked for, it is one that can usually be chosen with not too many quibbles.  Most have played it, know the rules and mechanics enough that a game can be played fairly quickly.  The new comer Raph was encouraged to play even though he explained he was more than likely going to have to leave at some point during play.  This was not a problem, the club is accommodating, we like to welcome everyone, especially new people.  Hopefully Raph will return to another meeting in the very near future.

158 Pat (WINNER)
130 Michael
116 John
??? Raph (though we thought that had he played to the end he would or may have even have won!)

Four player game of Scythe (again minus me!)
Scythe is another popular game with members of the board game playing members of the club.  The fact that the factions random boards each play make each game unpredictable (unless you luck out and drawn the same combination).  Paul had not played Scythe before and I believe he finished the game by placing the final star (much to the satisfaction of all concerned, it was a long day).

86 Pat (WINNER)
64 Michael
52 Paul
30 John

At the end of the day Pat was the board game champion winning two of the three games he participated in, well done!

Other games in play today were:



Warhammer Fantasy Battles
The club now has a small hiatus due to hall bookings and the next Blind Pig Meeting will not be until 9th June 2018.  I hope that to see many of you there then.

BrisCon 2018

Just a reminder that BrisCon 2018 is happening 28 April - 29 April at the Brisbane Table Tennis Centre, Windsor.  More details can be found here by following this LINK to see what events are being hosted on the days.  Be quick as events may already be filled.

BP Laser at BrisCon 2018 and Kickstarter News

BP Laser will have the shop at BrisCon 2018, if you have any specific orders and wish to pick up your order at the event then please contact them at their website to make any arrangements.  Here is the LINK to BP Lasers website.

I'd also like to share Paul's message about his Kickstarter project he's kicking off with soon.  This was posted on the BP Laser facebook page.

So... It starts.
I have some bad news, and some good news..... and a cry for help :)

First the bad news:
I am removing the corridor set from the the store and it will no longer be available.

The good news: BPLASER will be running its first Kickstarter, involving, (of course),The Corridor Set, and a huge amount of add ons. (Extra rooms , Scenery, Furniture).
I am also hoping to add a spaceship corridor set into the mix, with specialised rooms, i.e. Bridge, Cargo holds, Shuttle bays etc.

Over the last 3 months we have been putting in an enormous amount of work, designing, prototyping and cutting the new products for the corridor set.

I have been showing the new stuff at the Blind Pig Games Club, and I will have more on display there on the 7th of April.

When does it start?
The plan is, to start the the kick starter around the end of April, to coincide with Briscon2018, and run until the end of May. 
I intend to have it fully funded at $3000, and add ons will be themed rooms and accessories, as well as the individual Corridor pieces.Hopeful we will get some interest and then I will be cutting, cutting, cutting. :)

The Base set:
6 x 200mm Rooms.
2 x 300mm Corridor sections.
7 x 150mm Corridor sections.
6 x 150mm Twin door sections.
2 x 150mm T Intersection pieces.
2 x 4 way Intersection pieces.
4 x 90 deg Corner sections.
10 x Pressure door kits.
1 x Main door.
1 x Elevator section.
1 x Spacer pack containing 6 x 23mm, 4 x 50mm and 3 x 94mm spacers.
15 x corridor blank ends.
And approx 300 card additions to add detail to the sets.

This is enough to cover a 4' x 4' table.

This has turned out to be an huge project ... So now I'm asking for all of your help in letting your friends, gaming groups and local gaming stores know that a multi genera corridor set is coming on Kickstarter at the end of April. This project can only be a success if people know about it. 
If you have a favourite gaming podcast or web group, Let me know so I can let them know, or let them know yourselves... Any and all help is deeply appreciated. :)

If you have any questions, post below and I will answer then as soon as I can.
I will start posting pictures over the next couple of days to give an idea of the set.

I think that's about it?

Thanks all
Paul Lindsay.

Well that's about all the news from the club for today.  Until June.
The Hon. John.

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