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Scoundrel Society – A New Game from Action Phase Games

Hi friends – a quick note/post to let you know & remind you that Action Phase Games has a new game in the works called Scoundrel Society. If you remember, last year I helped found APG and we had a great launch with our inaugural project, Heroes Wanted.

At the time of this post, the project is just $300 shy of funding, so if you like board games and you want to help me and the team out, be sure to back today!

Thanks again!

Kickstarting Again – Heroes Wanted

Hey everyone!

Things have been busy lately! I’ve been in the studio with Conjurer, making awesome at Raidious, and just last week helped launch a new Kickstarter campaign with Action Phase Games for Heroes Wanted (incredibly, it funded in under 48 hours!). After re-connecting with my friend Travis Chance, I’ve been spending many evenings the past few months helping to bring the game he and the rest of the Action Phase guys have been testing and working on for the past year. It’s a fun game, and has been super fun to work on. Check out the video below, critique my editing and voiceover skills if you must, but most importantly back the game if you are a fan of fun table top games as well as super heroes.

Also of note is the incredible art by Henchmen’s Ryan Howe – there are a couple of cool cross-overs we are doing with Henchmen and the game, so be on the lookout for more!

Comics, Games, Geekery, and Cool Stuff Coming At You!

It has been way too long since I’ve told the fine folks that read this site/get my emails about some of the super-cool, super-geeky stuff I’ve been up to.

Henchmen PhotosHenchmen

So, the last Henchmen update I posted to my few but loyal BrianWyrick.com readers was way back in May, promoting the fact we were giving away a free digital preview of the book on free comic book day. A proper update is way overdue, so I am giving friends and family a quick “exclusive” update.

Henchmen had a very successful launch at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con in August of last year. It was pretty great to meet some of our KickStarter backers, and to share booth space with Dave Dorman, as well as bring the book to some new fans. We continue to offer the digital copy of the first issue for free from HenchmenComic.com and we would love it if you continue to send you friends that way if they’d like to get a copy.

Ryan, Jamison, and I are well into the second Henchmen story. We took a bit of a break over the holidays and dropped a three-part Henchmen holiday strip that was a lot of fun as well. Recently our submission of Henchmen to Diamond Comics was accepted, and our KickStarter-backed first issue will be available for retailers everywhere to order from the March issue of Previews, with the next five issues following this summer.

Please be sure to follow Henchmen on Facebook and Twitter, and sign up for email updates if you haven’t already.

We promise to be awesome.

heroesHeroes Wanted 

I’m pretty excited to be working on a board game this year – after launching Henchmen, I began talking with some old friends about a table top card and strategy game they were developing with a super hero theme. Our worlds began to collide, and we will be launching a new KickStarter campaign in a few weeks for Heroes Wanted. It’s a great game with an amazing concept and it’s just plain fun to play.

It’s been really interesting to learn about the board game industry and work on a larger scale manufacturing project. The designers and team behind the game have been working on this for well over a year, play testing at GenCon, Board Game Geek Con, and at countless meet ups, and it is truly a finalized, awesome game. We just wrapped up our first round of video shoots for the KickStarter project, and they also look amazing.

I’ll be updating again soon with videos and details – expect to see some familiar characters here and there!

The project launches soon – be sure to like Heroes Wanted and Action Phase Games on Facebook, sign up for email updates, and follow Action Phase on Twitter.

 

 

 

Until we meet again, internet.

LEGO Board Games are AWESOME.

Micro-figs

For some unknown reason, I have always thought that the LEGO board games looked extremely lame. I’d see them at the LEGO store, on Amazon, or on LEGO’s website and always burn past them. I wish I knew why. Maybe it was the feeling that they were obvious attempts at a new product hoping to suck more dollars out of an already dedicated consumer, or perhaps they just didn’t look sophisticated or fun enough. Whatever the reason, I never jumped to purchase one.

This past Christmas my son received LEGO® Pirate Plank as a gift. After school started back up and things were back to normal, we decided to set the game up and get going. After building the Pirate ship and learning the rules, we played a couple of games. Before you knew it we had invited Mom into the game as well and much fun was had by all. I left the table feeling interested, if not totally converted into a LEGO board game advocate.

Fast forward a month or so and I find myself at Go! Games in Indianapolis’s Circle Center Mall. Everything was half off, and low and behold, I find a few copies of LEGO Minotaurus in the corner. I felt a bit bummed that it wasn’t the Harry Potter game or something more exciting, but I picked it up regardless.

A few days later we set it up, and again, this is an amazing game that is insanely fun to play. This one is getting the crap played out of it at my house right now. This past weekend we made some new rules to the game and stayed up late playing.

I’ve been debating writing a couple of more detailed reviews and walk-throughs of the games. Let me know in the comments if you’d be interested!

Corned Beef, Cabbage, & Letterpress – Photos from the First Day of the Year

Here are today’s photos – the lead comes from Indianapolis’s Claddagh, an irish pub that my family enjoyed a late lunch at today.

My second photo from today comes from the iOS game, Letterpress. Letterpress is yet another word based game that I am terrible at, but I do find it amusing that I keep finding words like “Nazgul, Bobafett, and Morpheus” instead of playable words.

I was really wanting to play this in Letterpress as well.