Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Playtesters for Theater of Operations

I'm now looking for play testers for Theater of Operations. Playtesters will get the full game (PDF) once it is published and listed in the credits. If you're interested, please email me at william_h_mitchell at imperiumonline.com

Here is a basic description of the game:

Fleets at War: Theater of Operations (F@W: ToO) is a strategic wargame set in the Imperium Chronicles universe. The game represents the large scale organization and resource management of the Imperium and the Magna Supremacy during armed conflict, most recently the Third Imperium-Magna War.

Theater of Operations is designed with ease of play in mind, including rules that are simple to learn and execute.

One player takes the role of the Imperium while the other controls the Magna Supremacy. Each faction starts the game with a fleet of ships that can be placed anywhere on their side of the demilitarized zone (DMZ). As the game progresses, the factions get resource points (used to build new ships) based on the number of zones they control.

Combat between factions takes place on a tactical hex map, using counters representing each ship. These counters include the largest vessels in the game (juggernauts) down to the smallest (fighter flights).

Contents:
Marker Counters
Resource Sheets (x2)
Ruler Guide (Optional)
Ship Counters (Full-strength & Damaged)
Strategic Map (in six parts)
Tactical Map (hex sheet)
Task Force Sheets (x2)

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Monday, April 13, 2015

Theater of Operations: Strategic Map WIP

After over three months of work on Streets of Regalis, I'm taking a little break due to burnout and working instead on Fleets at War: Theater of Operations. I've been creating some art assets including the main strategic map (see attached). This is a low resolution version; the actual map is 19.5" x 18.25" (divided into 6 sections).

Instead of hexes, I've broken the map up into zones, each with a primary planet. It's still a work in progress...




Tuesday, April 07, 2015

My new book is available

This is not game related, but my new comedy book, A Little of Me Goes a Long Way, is now available. It features a collection of my tweets, from the profound to the profane, including such topics as: cats, pants, finger puppets, more pants, poor hygiene, self loathing, and finally, pants.
Examples:
  • "A little of me goes a long way," I told my wife during our honeymoon.
  • After I wash up in a public restroom, I always open the door with my mouth so I don't get germs on my hands.
  • I can motivate myself to put on pants or go outside, but not BOTH!
  • You take my breath away, or that might be the tuberculosis...
  • Golden Corral: Because you're just not fat enough.
  • I'm giving everybody lottery tickets for Xmas because I don't like people very much.
  • I have a big heart, a big morbidly obese heart...
  • Saw a homeless guy surrounded by books sleeping in the park this morning. Just goes to show what an English degree will get you.
  • I wish we could stop fixating on race when there's so many other reasons to hate each other.