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Pretense will be launching on Kickstarter this week

Posted by Jason Tagmire on

After a bunch of number crunching, rules editing, video production, and all that fun stuff... I've gotten Pretense to the point where it's ready to go on Kickstarter. I'll be launching it Wednesday with a cool $500 goal. Why so low of a goal? Well, that's the minimum it's going to take to get the wallet game process going. I've paid for the art, so while it would be nice to make it back, it's not crucial in getting to the next stage of production. I need to fund the wallets, rules and card production and $500 is just enough...

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Macrocosmic Buttons!

Posted by Jason Tagmire on

For the first year ever (?), I have something to give away at Unpub. Except maybe Con Crud, but nobody wants that. If you play Macrocosm, you can have a cool Captain Crag button. If you don't play, you can have one too, but the game takes 15-20 minutes so you can probably squeeze it in. I've been loving Captain Crag lately. His frustrated face is becoming the face of the game, so he better get used to it.I've been talking about getting buttons made for about 3 years now and finally bit the bullet. If you don't know, Button Shy started...

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What is Macrocosm: Conquer the Universe?

Posted by Jason Tagmire on

I briefly talked about my little bit simultaneous reveal, little bit deckbuilding game Macrocosm: Conquer the Universe, but now that Unpub is sneaking up (15 days!?) I want to talk about it a little more.  Macrocosm is a 2 player game, where each player uses their small fleet against their opponent to obtain better starships and to conquer territories in the vast L-Con Galaxy. Players also use a variety of aliens to change things up drastically from round to round. I originally created this as a ruleset for thePixel Lincoln Bicycle cards, but for the last few months I've been trying...

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ICYMI: BTGSFN #35

Posted by Jason Tagmire on

We're a few days away from Something From Nothing Episode 36, but just incase you missed last week's episode... here it is! This was an episode with no guest, so topics ranged from "What are we bringing to Unpub" to TC's Ion Award, to creative lulls, to working on a commissioned game and pushing yourself to completion. I also briefly talked about something I'm considering bringing to Unpub. It's called Macrocosm: Conquer the Universe, and  it's based on the Pixel Lincoln Bicycle Card Game that I made, called Big Head Mode. It was made to go alongside kurt playing card deck,...

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25 Word Story Contest - Week 3 (Fantasy Category)

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Welcome to Week 3 of our 25 Word Story Contests. If you missed the introduction it’s right here. Last week's winner was reddit user GracefulEase. Congratulations! This week’s inspiration is: Rules: Create a 25 word story based off of the illustration. Submit it as a response to this post, via email to ButtonShyGames@gmail.com, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest or Reddit before 11:59PM EST Sunday 1/25/15.  Prize: A winner will be chosen and announced on Monday 1/26/15. Each winner will be entered to win our end of year prize of $50 and an original illustration by Campbell Whyte. The more weeks that you win, the better your chances. More details on the prizes here.Storyteller...

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