I want to stay open about the whole process of the design phase. So, I’m going to be uploading artwork as I complete it. Also, I need to change the name “Zambies” to something else. Despite it not showing up in a Google search, it turns out there is an relativly unknown game called Zambies. So back to coming up with ideas for names.

Here’s the first completed card: This is the raw design, with bleed and slug areas. The cards will be a slight white border.

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Over the last month I’ve dedicated my breaks at work to working on the card game. The rules are basically 100% written, which for me is the actual hard part of the game design, and all of the cards have been sketched. They’re very rough but I do most of my work on the computer. I’ll be using models for reference.

I actually decided to tackle all of the artwork by myself this time around. With the intentions of having a completed project that cost nothing but my time to produce. I personally don’t, currently, count time invested in a project as money. So, anything gained from any sales puts me in the black. It will be nice to have a product that cost me nothing to create.

In total, I’ll need to finish 11 card faces, 1 card back, box art, and a logo. I’ve already been tinkering away at the logo, which puts me a bit a head.

I’ll probably be writing up two more posts about the game before it’s ready for kickstarter. The first will be a breakdown of the card balances and the second will be the completed artwork for the cards. So stay tuned.

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Card Game:

While I have a game currently being play tested, it turns out I created another one. A few weeks ago I had a fever and in about 10 minutes I somehow found the energy to rapidly design about 90% a new card game. The sad part is that I think that it’s going to be better than the game I’ve been working on.

So, I’m actually going to switch focus to it.  I’ll dedicate some blog posts to following its design. I’d tell you what it’s called but I’m not sure yet.

Podcast:

I’ve been trying to come up with a few pages of questions to pick an choose from during interviews. The goal is to create a really tight-knit flow to the episodes. If everything goes according to plan, I’ll be blasting out emails to Streamers in the next couple weeks to see who bites and agrees to come on the podcast! I think I’ve settled on the name “Stream Culture.”

More updates soon!

I just realized that I never posted a blog about my goals for 2015. I often find I neglect my blog but the good news is that I have actually been pretty busy working on projects for this year!

Party Clash: Card Game
I’ve been hard at work on this during my breaks at work for the last year. Weirdly it’s one of the only times I can actually focus on design aspects of that nature. Currently, the game is playable and I’ve started to privately play test and tweak/fix problems.

The design will be 100% finished within the next couple months and then it’s just a matter of planning out a Kickstarter to either hire and artist for the cards and/or to use as an announcement to share the game with the world.

I’m going to start a blog series about the development of the game in the off chance that people are interested in that type of thing.

Podcasts:
I’ve wanted to do one for a couple years but I never really knew what I wanted to focus on. Over the last year or so I’ve taken a huge interest in game live streaming which is a fantastic expansion from youtube creators. So my plans are to start something that focuses on streaming culture.

Comics:
I really want to get back into comics. I have finished writing Civilian – Issue 3 but haven’t dabbled too much with anything else. It’s an expensive hobby, sadly. We’ll see how things go. I’d like to relaunch Civ as well as launch some other hero books in the same universe. Maybe I’ll see about a Kickstarter later in the year for this as well.

YouTube:
Back in December I finally bought a nice recording microphone and put up a video. It had been 13 months since my last one. My goal is to put up at least 3-4 more this year. Not a huge priority for me but I’d like to be a little more consistent with uploads.

School:
Ah, the reason that I can’t afford comics or much of anything. I’ve been trying to save for school. I’m still not 100% if I’m going to go but I want to be ready for Fall incase I buckle down and decide to give it a try. I turned 27 in December, I’ve been putting it off for a while…

That’s pretty much the road map for the next year or so. It’s a lot to take on but I only seem productive if I’m mad or under pressure of some kind.