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SlugCrew Newsletter – December 2011

Published on December 2, 2011 by in SlugCrew, SlugNews

SlugCrew Newsletter – December 2011

Hello SlugCrew!
As we head into the most consumer heavy time of the year we at SlugFest Games just wanted to appreciate you for your hard work over and the volunteered time you have spent with us.  Thank you for running demos and events, for helping us out at conventions, and for being positive members of your gaming communities!

We would like to encourage any of you to help out your local brick and mortar stores this season by being there on game nights and helping them out by building up excitement about all the great stuff that came out this year.  If you happen to demo some SlugFest stuff, let us know and fill out a battle report!
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Interesting Interactions from GenCon

Published on November 28, 2011 by in RulesFest

We love Gen Con.  We sell a lot of games, meet a lot of people, and generally have fun playing games (our own and others)!  Of course, a whole bunch of people played a whole bunch of Red Dragon Inn this summer at Gen Con, including at our (in)famous RDI Doppelganger Tournament.  Two rules situations came up which were very interesting, so I thought I should share them here.

In both cases, complex situations ended up having “by the book” answers based on the newly revised rulebook and reminder text on the cards.  As the main guy who wrote the revised rulebook, I was quite proud of this fact.  (By the way, if you haven’t downloaded a copy of the revised rules, please do so!) (more…)

Black Friday Gaming Update!

Published on November 24, 2011 by in SlugNews

Hello everyone!

SlugFest Games will be at Hacker Dojo tomorrow, November 24th for their Black Friday Board Games Day.  Come check out and playtest our 2012 games:

  • Erin the Ever Changing – An elven druid joins the Red Dragon Inn party, switching between her Bear, Raven, and Tree Wildshapes to avoid drinks, snatch up gold, and dish out punishment.
  • Pooky the Vicious – Zot’s trans-dimensional Familiar Pooky joins the party with his own deck, and is ready to bite back against anyone (or everyone!) who decides to pick on his cute and fluffy white self.
  • Magician’s Club – The carnival’s manager is giving the boot to one of you Magicians, and you’ll have to impress the audience or sabotage your opposition to win the crowd to keep your job in this fast and furious card game.

Hope to see you guys there!

– Sam Waller, VP SlugFest Games

Bay Area Gaming and Magician’s Club

Hey everyone!

Playtesting on Magician’s Club, Erin the Ever-changing, and Pooky the Vicious has been going very well. If you happen to be in the area, I will be at the Bay Area Peninsula Addicts Monthly Game Day this Saturday, November 29th. I’ll have our new and old products for playtesting, and will be up for playing other folk’s games too! Come check me and our resident Slug Crew Cedric out at:

Sequoia Church
233 Topaz Road
Redwood City, CA 94062-2817

Happy Gaming!
– Sam Waller, VP SlugFest Games

Questions about Quickdraw

Published on November 16, 2011 by in RulesFest

I just answered some great questions about High Noon Saloon’s Quickdraw mechanics at Board Game Geek. Go take a look here!

Happy Gaming!
– Sam Waller, VP SlugFest Games

Minor Errata for High Noon Saloon!

Published on November 14, 2011 by in RulesFest

Hi there, internet readers!  We’re super excited about the release of our latest game High Noon Saloon.  Unfortunately, one small oversight made it into the final version of the game.

The first sentence of James Masterson’s special ability says this:

Whenever you put a Gun in your Fist or Holster, it becomes fully loaded (do not draw a Load Card).

It should read as follows:

Whenever you equip a Gun to your Fist or Holster, it becomes fully loaded (do not draw a Load Card).

That one-word difference is important!  The key part to remember is that a Gun only becomes fully loaded when you equip it–in other words, only when you play it to your player mat from your hand.

So, the auto-load ability does not fire when you move a Gun from your Fist to your Holster or vice versa.  In addition, the ability does not fire when you receive a Gun from a teammate via the card Chuck It!

Hopefully this clears things up.  Sorry for the confusion.  We hope you all enjoy High Noon Saloon as much as we do!

– Jeff Morrow

Playtesting at Black Diamond Games

Published on November 9, 2011 by in DesignFest

Sam, Cliff, and Aldo PlaytestingOn Monday November 7th Cliff Bohm (SFG), Sam Waller (SFG), and Aldo Ghiozzi (Impressions) sat down at Black Diamond Games in Concord, CA for a few rounds of playtesting.

This last weekend has been very productive for SlugFest Games and the titles we are hoping to have out for 2012 and 2013.  Here’s a quick run-down of what we worked on (All subject to change!): (more…)

Welcome to RulesFest!

Published on November 2, 2011 by in RulesFest

Hi, everyone!  My name is Jeff Morrow.  I’m a game designer for SlugFest Games and an unabashed rules geek.  With assistance from fellow designer Sam Waller, I’ll be writing occasional blog posts here about the rules to various SlugFest Games and answering rules-related questions from you guys. (more…)

Welcome to What’s Up at SlugFest Games!

Published on October 31, 2011 by in SlugNews

Welcome to the official blog for SlugFest Games where we hope to keep you informed about what we are up to.

Can a Sometimes Card Negate/Ignore Wizgille Gear Cards?

Published on September 22, 2011 by in RulesFest

Can a player play a Sometimes card that Negates/ Ignore, or counter the effects on Wizgille’s Gear Deck? (more…)