In 2085, armored warfare is faster and deadlier than ever. Hovercraft, tanks, and infantry slug it out with tactical nukes. But the most feared weapon of all needs no human guidance. It's a giant cybernetic tank bristling with guns and missiles.
It's the Ogre.
Ogre, initially released in 1977, was Steve Jackson's first game design. It is now available in three forms:
April 7, 2019: FnordCon 2019
We are only half was through FnordCon and already it is a smashing success, at least from an Ogre point of view, and if what I saw yesterday is any indication, apparently eveyone else. The best part of the "Learn to Play" event was when a young player said, "That was amazing! We need to get this game!" Even a cybernetic Ogre would smile at that!
We had some proof copies of Ogrezine II printed and on display at FnordCon. A few lucky fans were able to purchase one. It is in the very last stage of proofing and should be released very soon.
For those of you that helped me playtest a new playmat, I am eternally thankful. Keith, Dan, Damian, Andy, Mack, Andy, Mark, Brian, Darin, and Karl all put the new Ogre map design through its paces and provided invaluable feedback. Through their assistance, I now have a direct path to creating a new Ogre map that should play well by all players and yet serve as a new map for jaded senior fans.
Speaking of new maps, we released a pair of new playmats yesterday. Playmat M6 is a GEV playground, with a large body of water, a GEV Ramp and Beach, plus more. Playmat M7, on the other hand, is where Heavy Tanks go to prowl. Lots of Woods and Streams make it challenging for other units to get around. Both geomorph with existing playmats. You can find both on W23.
More to come! On to another day at FnordCon including the fan-favorite: Steve Jackson Against the World! Plus at 11:00 AM today, Karl Gallagher will be leading a massive Ogre game titled "Salvage", which may be found in Ogre Scenario Book 2 on Warehouse 23. It should be a great time!
-- Drew Metzger