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In 2085, armored warfare is faster and deadlier than ever. Hovercraft, tanks, and infantry slug it out with tactical nukes. But the most feared weapon of all needs no human guidance. It's a giant cybernetic tank bristling with guns and missiles.

It's the Ogre.

Ogre, initially released in 1977, was Steve Jackson's first game design. It is now available in three forms:

  • A large-format boardgame, Ogre Sixth Edition.
  • Rules for play with miniatures, the award-winning Ogre Miniatures. A variety of plastic units are available.
  • The Ogre video game on Steam.

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    July 13, 2018: Touching Base

    As we head into the heart of summer, I thought I'd take a moment to tidy up a few odds and ends on my virtual desk. First and foremost, I'd like everyone to consider giving me feedback as to what you want to see from me and the Ogre line. I asked earlier about what you would like to see next from a physical game component perspective (and if you haven't left your thoughts, please consider doing so!), but I also want to hear about what you want from an engagement and/or non-physical support manner. You can find the thread for this feedback here.

    Thank you, everyone, who preordered the Ogre Playmat M1. This seems to have been a successful experiment and I am discussing ideas and options for future mats with the powers that be. I think it is safe to say that we will see future options in this manner. Phil snuck a little video of the quality sample on Twitter; check it out! Also, I've heard from a few of you who missed our brief pre-order window. Fear not, as you should have an opportunity to pick up a mat down the road. Keep an eye on these "Ogre News" missives; I will keep everyone informed of any future opportunities. (You are subscribed to this newsletter, aren't you? If not, please correct that error at the bottom of Ogre News on the home page!)

    As previously announced, the Doppelsoldner will be partnering with the Ogre Mark VI for the forthcoming "Big Guns" Kickstarter. Regrettably, we have had to delay the campaign slightly for a variety of reasons, but we still anticipate holding it later this year. That doesn't mean we don't have some other Kickstarter goodness for you, however! Don't miss out on our Munchkin Unicorns and Friends Kickstarter (going on now) and The Fantasy Trip Kickstarter (beginning July 23).

    Speaking of Kickstarters, Battlefields is wrapping up and I hope to see a campaign run later this year as well for this (long-awaited!) expansion for Ogre Designer's Edition and Ogre Sixth Edition alike. And work once again progresses on Nightfall, now that many of the other Ogre "distractions" are out of my hands and in production.

    Finally, those of you who backed the Ogre Miniatures, Second Edition project should have received your digital files already, (if you haven't, please email kickstart@sjgames.com), and the physical book is on schedule and looking good! In a similar vein, Battle Box and the various Ogre Miniatures Set 2 rewards are expected to ship in August. Pre-orders for both Ogre Miniatures, Second Edition and Battle Box may still be placed on Warehouse 23.

    As always, thank you for supporting Ogre. It's summer - get out and play some games!

    -- Drew Metzger

    (Post #42)

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