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September 7, 2017: End Of Summer Clean-Up

I've got a number of things to pass along to everyone. First, our two Ninja in the upcoming Battlefields supplement have names! I'd like to introduce FOG and NIGHT. I'd point them out but I have no idea where they went! (Which is ok by me, honestly . . .). Congrats to David Kopp for suggesting these appellations.

The Ogrezine Kickstarter was a complete success. Thank you, everyone, who backed this project. I can't wait to get this published. I've received a number of queries already and we even have two accepted submissions. But I know there is a lot more untapped talent out there; I've read your posts on the forums. Now is the time to send me your ideas! The first article is going up on the website in a little over a month so there is no reason to delay sending in your submission. We're looking for exceptional artwork as well. Please check out our Writer's Guidelines and Artist Guidelines. Expand the game, be published and get paid. How great is that?

Some of you may have heard that there is a computer game coming to Steam called Ogre. This is anticipated for October 5th. Don't forget to put it on your Steam wish list. That will really help with promoting the game. You can keep up-to-date with its progress on the forum dedicated to the game.

Speaking of digital products, the free Ogre War Room app has been revised and is available in the App Store. Please make sure to update your current version if you have not done so already, as the forthcoming Apple update will cause the old version to fail. This is a remarkably helpful little app for use during gameplay; I encourage everyone to check it out. And did I mention it was free?

Getting back to the physical plane, hopefully you all have seen Hunter's unboxing video of Ogre Miniatures Set 1. If not, you can find it here or here. Things are moving along very well with the set and we anticipate shipping them later this year.

Finally, as we prepare for the Ogre Miniatures Set 2 Kickstarter (coming soon!), we can announce that Set 3 will consist of the Combine basic units (GEVs, Heavy Tanks, Missile Tanks, Howitzers, Infantry and CP) plus some Ogres. There are always some Ogres. (Now if I only knew where those two Ninja are hiding . . .)

Next up: a detailed look at Battlefields!

-- Drew Metzger

(Post #13)

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What is Ogre?

Ogre and its sequel, G.E.V., are tactical ground combat games set in the late 21st century. In 2085 A.D., 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 the giant cybernetic tank called the Ogre.

Ogre was Steve Jackson's first design. It was originally released in 1977, as the first Metagaming Microgame. Since then, it has appeared in Pocket Box and "Deluxe" large-board editions, as well as a miniatures version and a computer game from Origin Systems (now long out of print).

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