Wednesday, February 24, 2021

ASTROGUARDS, my first sci-fi miniatures

 


Hello loyal blog readers! I know I haven't been posting as frequently as in the past, but it's only because I've been so focused on Star Schlock, the tabletop sci-fi game I've been developing. I've been posting small updates to Facebook and Twitter, but I'm finally at the point when I'm making real progress I can share.

Ongoing playtests are revealing only small tweaks that need to be made at this point, and I've moved on to fleshing out the point systems and vehicle rules. The first Star Schlock release will be a Kickstarter for a small collection of miniatures. The initial minis will be the Astroguards, a set of valiant security forces that defend the Union of Sovereign Star Systems from the machinations of hostile alien warlords.



Along with the Astroguards I'll be making additional figures available as add-on stretch goals. I've been painting up a few of the 3D printed test figures I have on hand that I'm using for QA before sending to my caster for creating metal masters.


If you are interested in either the rules or figures I'd love to have you to join the email list at starschlock.com so I can give you a heads up on further progress, Kickstarter launch notifications and the opportunity to playtest the rules.

8 comments:

  1. Well that is very exciting! The "bonus" figures are even more exciting than the mooks. What sort of other figures might be forthcoming? Civilians? Damsels in destress? Dudes in destress?

    I will join the mailing list.

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    1. Civilians (either as obstacles or mobile terrain effects) are currently part of the Star Schlock rules, so they will be part of a future release. I'm also really fond of a certain late 70s sci-fi flick featuring the crew of a deep space commercial towing vehicle, their cat and a hitchhiker they pick up.

      I have tons of ideas I'd like to get into production. I'll likely focus on those that other people are eager for as well.

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    2. That 70's movie has a number of recent sequels that, while far inferior, have a certain look to the tech and costumes that might have some use.

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  2. Those look great!
    Neil

    https://toysoldiersanddiningroombattles.blogspot.com/

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  3. That's brilliant John! Congrats on bringing your game this far and all the best for a successful Kickstarter 😀

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    1. Thanks Ivor! Can't wait to get my own metal figures on the table at the next in-person convention!

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