16 September 2016

Spaghetti Spaceships: 16 Sep Edition

I finished another scratchbuild ship tonight, one that I started last weekend.  I'm very happy with this one but the pictures don't do it justice.  My wife is a better photographer than I am; perhaps she can get some crisper shots than I took when the light is favorable.

I made these with my standard materials: pasta, paper, CA glue and craft paint.  Still need to paint the flight stand...

On the game table!

EDIT: I went off to game yesterday and upon returning I found my wife had surprised me with better pics of this new ship.

Picture manages to capture porthole lights...

…porthole lights are all over the main body cylinder

64mm from front antenna to engine nozzle

21 August 2016

Games for Sale

I've added a Games for Sale page to my blog.  Check it out for stuff at reasonable prices.

I loves games so even if I'm getting rid of something I want it to go to a good home.  So make me an offer and we can work something out.

14 August 2016

Spaghetti Spaceships: 14 Aug 16 Edition

Here are three new spaceship miniatures.  As with last week, these are works in progress photos as I have yet to finish detailing the ships or paint their flight stands.  The lead ship has about 80% of its detailing complete.

I built these ships along with last week's vessel in order to test the rewrite of my solo spaceship game Greater Space Battles (GSB).  Honestly, it sucks.  Like every other space game I've ever played, it's slow and ponderous made even more boring by the fact that it is solitaire.  I had fun when I first wrote and released GSB four years ago but I think the enjoyment came from nostalgia: I had not played a tabletop game in more than a decade before those first play tests.

Is the solo table-top space battle game the holy grail, the unified field theory of solitaire gaming?  Can it ever be made fun?  Eighty percent of the solo rules I've created, regardless of genre, have ended up failing once the play test starts.  One game however, my 1/600 jet rules, has consistently given me fun experiences.  So I know fun solo gaming can be had.  I'll just have to keep trying to crack the space battle puzzle.