Saturday, October 13, 2012

i wrote a skirmish game...and it's FREE!

so, i've been down at NEW YORK COMIC CON the last few days.  we went down on wednesday to set up our booth (we're in booth #2180 if you're interested), then thursday for the professional day and then today for day #1.

let's see - so far i've grabbed some decals, a few pins, the GRENDEL OMNIBUS, the new colorized SCOTT PILGRIM book, and a GAME OF THRONES poster. i also chatted briefly with some of the guys at the BURNING WHEEL booth and they gave me a FREEMARKET patch. sweet.  oh, and i walked over to the COMPLETE STRATEGIST today before heading down to the javits center and grabbed REALMS OF CRAWLING CHAOS, the LAMENTATIONS OF THE FLAME PRINCESS box, and a copy of LACUNA for one of my friends - apparently they REALLY like that game.

anyway...i designed this dungeon skirmish game to play at cons and stuff.  it's quick, easy, and pretty highly fatal for the PC's.  i made it so that we'd have something fast and fun to run at cons.  making adventures and running them for strangers can get to be a grind at some of these jammies - particularly when you have to do them 4 or 5 times for 4-6 hours a clip.  so, i came up with this as an alternative.  we're playtesting it at our booth all weekend.  i ran a few playtests in august at RETCON and so far the reaction has been pretty positive.

the game requires you to have some minis, dice and some terrain or a battlemap. i figure most gamers have these things already. i don't want to make people buy some super-expensive board or figures just to play - use what you already have!  like i said, i made it for cons...and also for people to have something fun to play if their game group can't all get together on a given day.  it's a straight dungeon crawl - i'm playing around with other genres also, but first things first.

anyway - here it is. download it, play it, and let me know if it's good, if it sucks or if it's somewhere in between.  i'm calling it FEAR NO DARKNESS: DUNGEON STRIKE.

i like free games.

7 comments:

Michael Curtis said...

Having had the chance to play Fear No Darkness: Dungeon Strike at Retcon a few months back, I heartily recommend everybody download it now and take it for a spin with your gaming buddies> It's a heck of a lot of fun!

xwardukex said...

thanks for the kind words, mike!

Jim Pacek said...

The link doesn't work for me - the file looks garbled...

xwardukex said...

hmmm, that's weird. it looks ok on my phone and on my home computer. anyone else having this problem?

Draxthis said...

I did not have any issues with the file. I did notice you have to click on it, you cannot right click and save as.

Jim, were you able to get the file?

Jim Pacek said...

OK, well I did download it. It doesn't "preview" in the window -- that's what stopped me the first time -- must be the font choice! :P

Draxthis said...

Ah, got ya. Well Mike does like his fonts...