Another amazing collaboration between the incredible artists Baconstrap and Ted Ottosson! They've done a wonderful job and we couldn't be more proud to have this as the centerpiece for After the Empire. I love all the details! It's a true work of art! The graphic design overlay is also coming along nicely! Only 2 months away from our kickstarter and things are really taking shape!
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A staple among our great artists, Baconstrap has not only created many other great pieces of art you'll find throughout After the Empire, but he's completed a wonderful piece that we are lucky enough to put on the front of our box! It's beautiful and a perfect first glance for a game about defending your city from sieging invaders!
Here's player board #4/4 by the wonderful Baconstrap and Ted Ottosson! We're very excited to have these pieces finished for our new prototype printing (from our very own local Print and Play...thanks Chase!) just in time for Gamestorm this weekend! We'll be bringing these new player boards PLUS a first look at our game board with some new graphic design elements. Join us and be among the first to play on these beautiful boards! Or just come on by and take a look or chat with us! Online scheduling has been closed, but you can see the schedule here: http://schedule.gamestorm.org/index.html. We still have some room for our Friday and Saturday games, and there will be sign-up sheets available at the event. Here are our demo times and the current sign-up head count:
Friday, March 31st
 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM: 0/4
 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM: 1/4
Saturday, April 1st
 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM: 2/4
[????] 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM: Currently missing from schedule, so unsure of head count
 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM: 0/4
Sunday, April 2nd
 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM: 4/4 - Sorry, this one's full!
 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM: 4/4 - Sorry, this one is, too!
Here's #3/4 from the talented Baconstrap and Ted Ottosson! I love the snowy winter theme and iced over river!
And, of course Gamestorm is in 1 week and we're running demos all weekend. Go to http://schedule.gamestorm.org/index.html to see what spots are available and sign up!
Check out another great one from Ted Ottosson and Baconstrap. These guys are awesome!
Also, don't forget to come see us at Gamestorm in 2 weeks! We're running demos March 31st - April 2nd. Go to http://schedule.gamestorm.org/index.html to sign up!
Here's the Fortified Keep from the Building Deck! The last bastion of hope for the city if it's walls are breached! Once again, I love all the little details he puts in his work, like the little chickens, the subtle shadows, and that it's snowing!
Check out the Storehouse from the Building deck! It's an upgrade to the Granary basic building and helps you weather longs months of siege your city must sustain. I love the light, and of course the kitty!
So, he's taking a break from working on our game board to make the Granary basic building card. He made it just as gray and dreary as I had hoped...the peasants carting sacks of grain through the mud on a dull and thankless day. And, of course, we've got some sweet mud puddle reflections, which I'm a sucker for!
Here's his Red Castle Inn for the Building deck. I love all the little details and characters in here! There's more than just a few random heroes for hire. Look, it's Captain of the Guard and the Plowman arm wrestling in the back! The Bureaucrat is there! One of the thieves from the Thieves' Guild, and even the Mason is there! I wonder who else we might find!
Here's the Treasury from the Building Deck. I love his attention to environmental details like the lower half of the treasury walls with dirt and moss, the dirty soldier's tunic, and the mud-puddles at the soldiers' feet!
Check out the basic building Blacksmith! I love everything about this piece! The fire, the snow. The drab flag flying proud on puny wooden battlements! The straw roof! It's the perfect beginning to start a thriving and wealthy fiefdom!
Check out the Ladders card from the Siege Deck! I love seeing the smashed up towers!
He came back from vacation to make this beauty for us! The Catapult from the Siege Deck!
Check out the trench digging Siege card the Sappers!
Check out the Mangonel from the Siege Deck. Of course, there were several different siege weapons called mangonel during the middle ages. We went with the version that is similar to a trebuchet, which is more accurate but not quite as destructive, using the pulling power of troops rather than the classic counterweight style. Plus, we'll use the other most common version later!
Check out Baconstrap's rendition of the Ballista!