Happy Birthday to me!

birthday candles

So I’m one year older – am I wiser? I’m not so sure, but I do know it has been a fun filled year. Let’s have a recap on some of my game creation highlights since this time last year…

A game was made!

production sample

Well, 1000 games to be exact. This time last year I was working on the files to make my first game a reality. I was amending the layout to my rulebook, adding in diagrams, having the artwork created for my wasteland warriors, writing stories to include in the rules as well as laying out the punchboards. This took a few months of to-ing and fro-ing and agreeing on samples before I went into full-blown production.

Games were sent!

temporary desk
Yes, it was February and it was cold!

For those that haven’t been here for the full kickstarter journey, the games came all the way from China to my house where I personally posted them out to all my excited backers. It was a lot of work, but worth it when it meant a kickstarter project, with miniatures, was fulfilled early! I couldn’t have done it on my own, I got by with the help of my friends!

games packed in boxes

Conventions were attended

I demo’d at plenty of conventions: Tabletop Scotland, Tabletop Gaming Live, Glasgow Games Festival, Airecon, UKGE and Glasgow Games Gathering. There are still a few more to do before the year is out! I had some great helpers on my stands, anyone who attended will agree 🙂

Podcasts were recorded

I could talk about games all day. So much so in fact that some people decided to record me doing it! I’ve been a guest on We’re not Wizards, The unlucky frog, Getting geeky with Gamer Leaf and the Giant Brain.

New games are in the works

I’ve talked about doing expansions to Wreck and Ruin and I’ve started to flesh some of that out, but I have also started work on some exciting new ideas! From outrunning a zombie horde, to escaping a flooding underwater base, to hunting fierce and fantastical creatures – watch this space!

What would you like to see me make a game about?

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