Archive for November, 2009

Come Find Us on FunnyorDie.com

Posted in Blogs, Press, Timothy's Blog, Uncategorized on November 17, 2009 by Timothy D Riel

As some of you already know, we are slowly attempting to manouevre ourselves into position for our big and awesome reveal to the world. We are slowly turning our many, many ideas into scripts, and those scripts into video. (Yes, we will have more video’s soon). The plan, of course, is to have a base of content already in place when people start to notice us.

To this end, we have added our videos to Funnyordie.com.

Check them out here:
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Posted in Evan's Blog, Projects on November 13, 2009 by EAbrams

In a growing trend of unmediated nerdness I’ve begun work on what is tentatively titled the Zombie Apocalypse CCG. I’m sure I also need more sleep to keep me grounded but a little creative project is good for you.

Research showed that only two Zombie board games made it to the market. Zombies!!! a terrain based lite war-game that pits players against each other to be the last to the chopper. And the more recent and full of complex set pieces and rule The Last Night On Earth. TLNOE has a few draw backs as well, the mechanics being one, one player having to be the zombie for two, and the set up requiring modular terrain again.

I was inspired by Tim’s short film script and watching Zombie Land. Zombies are pretty neat, and look like fun to kick around so long as they don’t bite you. I wish there were a way to capture that in a table top game. I might be wrong but I’m willing to try.

I thought I would take a shot, pun intended, at making a Zombie board game, but I don’t like boards so how about a CCG? Killer Bunnies was a hell of a good time as I recall. The game in the works now has only two objectives. First is survive. You can’t win if you’re dead. And two, accumulate the most victory points by killing the most zombies, saving survivors, discovering a cure for the plague… and still survive. This sets up two forces, cooperation and competition. Also there’s a greed v. survival aspect if you start finding cool loot you can’t take with you because you need your hands free to kill zombies, and some loot is too heavy to outrun them.

One thing I didn’t like about TLNOE was having to play the Zombie team every so many rounds. I’m not a zombie, it’s hard to relate to them. So therefore no one has to be a zombie. Players stock up on weapon and item cards drawn during one phase where they trade, hoard, and barter then venture out into encounters with enemy cards in another phase of play. There they can kill, be killed. get infected, save each other from infection, accumulate victory points, and last however many rounds the game goes to.

I’m trying to keep it light on the math, and so far it’s working out with few variables entering into encounters and dice roles making up the chance elements. The only thing now to do it finalize some rules, draw up prototypes, and test it out. Here are some of what I’ve draw up thus far, and guess which one I didn’t draw?.

On another note in my research into current CCGs one game came up as being quite big right now. Dominion is a CCG all about kingdom management and screwing over your neighbors. I think GR needs to play this game. It looks like a more underhanded Catan and without a modular game board.

Remembrance Day

Posted in Timothy's Blog with tags , , , , , , on November 11, 2009 by Timothy D Riel

First, here is a link to something I had a hand in making.

http://digg.com/d319drL

Second, here is my blog.

Remembrance Day

Coming from a military family, I have a different viewpoint as to what goes on in the Canadian Military.

If you don’t understand or know what it is we as a military are doing, I implore you to do some research.

If you think we are at war for oil, for economic reasons or because the United States told us to, do some research.

We are NOT in any region that will benefit us economically, we may fight from time to time by the US’ side but our main missions and tasks are our own.

We choose what we do and where we go and in our entire history as a sovereign nation our goal has always been to help wherever we are needed.

To keep peace, to fight inequality and tyranny and to defend the defenseless.

Anyone who thinks differently must have the american military mixed up with our own.

We are NOT in Iraq.

We are in Afghanistan, Haiti, Africa.

We build roads, schools, hospitals.

We train police forces, militaries and healthcare workers.

We are proud.

The Canadian Military is the most respected military among all the worlds militaries. Period. Ask any soldier, airman or seaman from any military.

Our men and women are the selfless heros we pray will be there in our time of need.

For many, they are the answered prayer, the once lost hope and the greatest chance for peace and happiness.

They deserve your respect.

They deserve to be honoured.

Most of all they deserve to be championed by every Canadian Citizen with breath in their lungs, not only for keeping our freedom alive but for trying to bestow that same freedom on the helpless, the hopeless and the defenseless.

We need to remember them, not just today but everyday.

P.S. sorry this wasn’t funny.

“If you won’t stand behind our troops, feel free to stand in front of them”