Anthems of War is Live!
Its launch day! First, I want to say thank you to each and every one of you that has followed this project over the last few years. This has been a long time coming and I am so glad to see this game finally get in the hands of all the folks that have been […]
I’ve held this close to my chest for a few months now, mostly because I wanted to make sure I got all my ducks in a row first. Still a few things to work on like the character builder for the website and making sure I have tokens and templates and blank character cards in […]
One Year Later
Hey folks! It has been almost a year since my last blog post. I have no idea how that happened. Well… I kinda do. Life took over and unfortunately my go with the flow attitude meant that blog posts got put on the far back burner. I wanted to post a new one to share […]
Updates, Updates, Updates!
So it has been a few months since my last update. Progress has not stopped, actually quite the opposite! Lets dive into what has happened since the last update! Art There is a ton of awesome new art in the book now. In fact, other than a few straggling sections, there are only 2 chapters […]
The Hordes of Northreach
Good morning blog folks! First I will get some news out of the way. This will be the last blog post for a few weeks. Between my day job and my impending marriage my time is in very short supply. I’ll be back in mid March with a new blog post and hopefully a ton […]
The Terrain of Anthems of War
Terrain is HUGE for wargaming. The entire atmosphere can shift based on what you put on the table while the mechanics of the game would be identical if you used random stuff from around the house and tokens for characters. When you have a full painstakingly built city to fight over it makes the whole […]
Playtesting: Ironing Out the Bugs
Hey! So welcome to my first playtesting dev log! I will most likely do several of these talking about how playtesting is going, what we accomplished and the lessons learned. Over the last week I had the chance to playtest with 3 people in my bubble, Chris, John, and Matt. This will also be the […]
Creative Writing is Hard.
In my first post, “Dawn of a New Age” I spoke a little bit about the inspiration for Anthems of War. I wanted to dive a little deeper into this subject with the blog post this week. This is a really difficult topic to describe because how one person gets ideas is completely different from […]
How I Write
Writing is a tricky thing for me and writing a game is HARD. I am not a creative writer, even though I try. I tend to fall back on the same vocabulary, sentence structure, grammar problems, and familiar misspellings. That being said, I am sitting here with 122 pages of finished text. So how did […]
The Art of Anthems of War
Art! In my mind art is SO important to how a game is received. Half the time, when browsing games in a store the very first thing I will do is look at the art. I know the whole ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover’ thing is always brought up, but when you flip […]