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Wreck-Age/Hyacinth Games Update: STITCHERS out now!

Postby xNickBaranx » Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:51 pm

Since we're a Chicago based miniature gaming company I figured I'd start posting our Kickstarter updates here too, in case you were curious what we're up to:

Nick here again to talk about what is going on with Wreck-Age. Since last week was the 4th of July we didn’t all get as much time in on Wreck-Age projects as a normal week, but progress is always being made. This week Anton submitted what he thinks is his final draft of the rules for Matt and I to read over and dissect. Our editor Naomi is scouring various sections of the book. Naomi and Matt were working last night on the Reclaimers section of the book. I spent some time pruning the Staker section of the book and fleshing out the Caravaneer section. Photographer Lisa and I set up scenery and lights and took 100 photos of our Drifters, painted by Samson, to be used for promotion and use in the hobby section of the rule book. This all ties into the big news this week: we are closing in on finally getting the Drifter Box Sets done. This means we will be shipping them out to our backers who are waiting, as well as making them available to individuals, distributors, and stores starting July 15th.
Here is a video that I put together to show off the Drifter models and the obligatory promo shot:

[VIDEO]http://youtu.be/8q-dnHFB9Ps[/VIDEO]

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Also, to make room for the incoming Drifter Box Sets we need to clear out some space in our store room. We found a bunch of the Adepticon 2013 Exclusive Drifter box art that needs to go. This box set contains the exact same models as the incoming Drifter Boxes, but features temporary box art that had no models displayed, and interim Stat Cards that used model silhouettes for some of the models instead of actual photos. None of these things impair the function of the models or cards, it is strictly an aesthetic difference. Still, we can’t keep around boxes that say “Adepticon Exclusive” so we are offering those up for those on a budget, or you can elect to take an Adepticon Exclusive box set instead of the standard as your KS Reward. You can order the Adepticon Exclusive Drifter Box Sets here:

http://wreck-age.net/index.php/online-store#!/~/product/category=0&id=25462270

Our next box set will be Stitchmen, and that will be coming up quick. We also need to reprint the Stakers box art for GenCon, and expect another rule book update soon. Thanks for reading.
-Nick, Matt, and Anton.
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Re: Wreck-Age/Hyacinth Games Update

Postby xNickBaranx » Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:40 pm

Kickstarter Update time again. The big news in the last week is that Drifters are now available and will be on their way to backers, stores, and distributors shortly. Here’s a shot of the box art:

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And you can order these models here:

http://wreck-age.net/index.php/online-s ... d=25847940

The Drifter Box Set comes with 9 models including 4 Locusts, 3 Berserkers, 1 Beast Master, and 1 Explodaboar, along with all 9 full color stat cards to use in the game.

If you would like your friendly local gaming store to carry Wreck-Age please contact matt@wreck-age.net. Matt handles all of our distribution as well as our budding Pioneer program that is designed to get people running demos of Wreck-Age in your region. Would you like to get involved in running demonstrations of Wreck-Age? Hit up Matt!

Speaking of gaming stores, last weekend we were invited down to Next Dimension Games, a brand new gaming store here in Chicago, to do an interview and run a demo. We really enjoy doing this sort of thing if we can as it allows us to support each other. Next Dimension Games are focusing on miniature war gaming and board games and carry Wreck-Age and a bunch of other smaller independent gaming products. If you’re in Chicago stop by Next Dimension Games at 2934 N Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60657.

Last week Anton submitted what has been dubbed Rules Document A to the rest of us at Hyacinth. Rules Document A is essentially the Basic Rules to the game. I’ve spent the last week scouring through the document looking for areas that need tweaking, better examples, or still contain fragments pertaining to old rules that have since been simplified. Since this document has gone through so many iterations this pass through the document is extremely important to a high quality finished product. Our goal is to get this document finished and released as a PDF very soon so that people can get playing and commenting while we work on preening and polishing the other areas of the book.

Matt and Naomi have been working on editing and condensing the various sections of the book. Anton spent the last week designing the Drifter box art, stat cards, and going through various documents to be finalized for editing.

Yesterday I sat down with a local sculptor to discuss the issues with the three Reclaimers that we received that were not designed for proper casting. He’s going to submit a time estimate in a few days but he has a fantastic understanding of design and the molding/casting process and had a lot of great ideas on how to make these models work while maintaining the aesthetic. More on this as it develops.

And finally, in a tiny bit of free time I had, I painted up a couple of the limited edition Wreck-Age Barricades that came with the Adepticon 2013 Exclusive Starter Set. Here’s a couple pics from on my painting table.:

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As always, thanks for reading and your support for this project!

Nick, Matt, and Anton.
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Re: Wreck-Age/Hyacinth Games Update

Postby xNickBaranx » Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:51 pm

Time for another Kickstarter update!

Nick here again and the most important thing to announce is that the Drifter box sets are finally shipping tomorrow after a short delay. I know today is 10 days after the recently announced release date, but they are mostly packaged up and ready to go to the post office tomorrow.

With that said, we’re getting everything organized so that we can release our third Faction box set on August 15th, and hopefully work out the kinks to prevent another 10 day shipping delay. You all should know which faction is next, but I put together this short teaser anyway.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meUg6G6rF-8

Last week I was editing the Basic Rules and this has continued into this week. Naomi has moved onto working on editing the Staker and Caravaneer sections of the book. Here’s an excerpt from the Caravaneers, one of the Minor Factions:

Barter and trade are thriving again during the Resurgence. One of the integral parts of this cross-country trade is the Caravans that wander the rugged patchwork of trails and crumbling highways that still exist. They travel from isolated outposts into towns and cities to exchange goods and services, or to entertain and disseminate news. While Caravaneers are often seen as opportunists, each Caravan sets their own limits as to what they will use for barter. While many Caravaneers will maintain some semblance of morality, some will gladly traffic in narcotics or slaves if it suits them. In times of desperation even the most honorable merchant may see the boundaries of these morals tested, and an unscrupulous merchant may stoop to great depths of callousness to ensure their continued survival. Everything has a value to someone, and even though an item may have little worth in one area, Caravaneers are willing to transport them across great distance to an interested community where the item is needed. These roving bands of merchants and mercenaries see this accrued wealth as the key to living beyond basic subsistence.

Anton released the Drifter Stat Cards, and is doing re-writes to the Rules Introduction and Narrator Chapter. Here’s a link to those Drifter Stat Cards:

http://wreck-age.net/index.php/resources/stat-cards

For the next couple of weeks we’ll be furiously preparing for GenCon so expect that to figure heavily into our update next week!

As always, thank you for your support and patience.

-Nick, Anton, and Matt.
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Re: Wreck-Age/Hyacinth Games Update

Postby xNickBaranx » Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:40 am

Nick here once again. This update is coming a little later in the week than usual but it should be worth the wait. Presenting the Stitcher Box Set!

http://youtu.be/h034SBILttI

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The Stitchers are horrifying and self-serving individuals. They originated from the doctors and medical staff whose ship crashed back to Earth during the Exodus. The struggle for survival through the Big Push and the Dark Times twisted their worldview. As humanity preyed upon itself their intimate understanding of the human body gave them an edge. Those who were willing to embrace the darkness and forsake their Hippocratic Oath used that edge to both hunt and heal strictly for their own survival. Tranquilizers and narcotics were the preferred methods of hunting so they could drag their victims back to their makeshift med camps. When they sustained injuries they could repair themselves and when their blood got tainted by poisons and disease that blood could be transfused. As time went on and their bodies deteriorated they found their own failing organs could then be replaced with those of the young and spry. This has kept them at the top of the predatory chain, spawning tales of terror wherever they may roam or settle, as the unsuspecting are carried off into the night. Despite their technical knowledge of the human anatomy, the one thing they still cannot replace is the human brain. Centuries of psychological trauma and physical degeneration have taken their toll on many of the Stitchers. The Doctors and Administrators reign under the influence of dementia, psychosis, and an intermittent supply of corrective medications. The Stitchers are medical scientists driven to a nightmarish extreme, hunting those they once healed, and harvesting their organs to promote their own longevity.

This box contains five unpainted 28mm Stitcher models including one Administrator with Shock Staff, one Administrator with Jaws of Life, one Hunter with Narco Gun, and two Hunters with Tranq Rifles. It also contains five blank 25mm bases and complete stat cards so that they can be played right out of the box with our Quick Start Rules.

http://wreck-age.net/index.php/online-store#!/~/product/category=6202037&id=26890248

For those of you who already own some Stitcher models here are the updated Stat Cards:

http://wreck-age.net/images/Stitcher_Statcards.pdf

Stitcher Box Sets will ship to backers the week after GenCon.

Sadly, I have no time to give the play-by-play of the last week. We are hurriedly readying ourselves for GenCon next week. If you are going to be in attendance look for our booth to get a demo and chat us up and stop by The War Store booth to pick up some of our models.

As always, thank you for your patience and support, and hopefully we’ll get to meet some of you next week!

Nick, Matt, and Anton
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Re: Wreck-Age/Hyacinth Games Update: STITCHERS out now!

Postby msears » Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:01 pm

Hello all,

We are extremely excited to announce the Wreck Age Core Rules are available at http://wreck-age.net and Drivethrustuff.com!

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The world of Wreck Age depicts humanity’s desperate struggle after betrayal and disaster have decimated Earth as we know it. Your introduction to Wreck Age begins in the 26th century, during the re-setting of the calendars, or Year Zero, the first year in the re-emergence of civilization we call The Resurgence.

Wreck Age is a roleplaying game and tabletop wargame set on a post-apocalyptic future earth.

This 247 page rulebook features background, game rules, campaign and narrative play, as well as full weapon and equipment descriptions.

• Gorgeous full color artwork.

• Play as an RPG, tabletop miniatures game, or a hybrid of both!

• 4 playable factions, with more than a dozen additional archetypes to choose from. Faction books coming soon for the Stakers, Drifters, Stitchers, and Reclaimers. After that, we'll have a larger sourcebook with the infamous cults the Church of Fun and The Vale, as well as the corporate forces of Unicephalon and The ARHK

• Wreck Age features the same rule set to play as an RPG and table top skirmish miniature war game, or a unique hybrid.

• Set on a Post collapse Earth environment

• For fans of all RPG and tabletop skirmish games, post-apocalyptia, as well as movies like Mad Max and the Road.

Hyacinth Games has a rapidly expanding line of Wreck Age RPG content, tabletop wargames, and a full line of miniatures.

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We publish under a Creative Commons license to to reach and involve a wider audience; to not only grow our gaming community, but give back to it as well.

Also if you pledged for a book via Kickstarter check your messages! I sent you a download code so you can redeem your copy.

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