Showing posts from October, 2015

Grand River Playtest

We had another play test of the rules on Saturday night. This time we were in Cambridge near the Grand River which is a long time home for the natives here in Ontario. We had two games going side by side with our usual six figures on each side. Once again we were teaching new players the rules so we ran the rules as written. Not being the writers of the rules we need to get a good grasp on the rules as written before we make any changes anyway. This is because we are not changing the rules to simply make changes to something that is working. We are attempting to make a revised version of the rules that plays simply and quickly while maintaining the integrity of the game. The old adage of, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it," is definitely being kept in mind during these play tests. We are also working on these play tests to create a set of rules that is readable and makes sense and plays easily as written, so it is good to have new players involved. Fortunately Howard…

Council Fires 2015 Rules Playtest

We were at Council Fires in Cambridge Ontario yesterday and had a great day playtesting the rules and seeing our old friends again. This show was very successful in its second year with over 75 gamers in attendance. They are looking for bigger and better things next year as they move to Brantford Ontario on October 21st and 22nd, 2016. Please join us there next year.

We had two Flint and Feather games going simultaneously. I am afraid that when we run these demo games at shows and because we are so early in the playtesting stages of the rules that we do not get very fancy with the games. We are always teaching the rules to gamers who have not played them before so we keep it pretty straight forward and easy. In this case we simply lined up two groups of six warriors across the table from each other and let them close into combat. Wargamers, being wargamers of course try to do some fancy stuff with this limited set up so we can get some gamers trying to outwit their opponents, which a…