The biggest hurdle for gaming is just learning the rules for the games you want to play. And, let's face it, a lot of games are a bit tough on their first couple play-throughs. Dized is an app that teaches you the game while you play. Instead of trying to just read through the rulebook and hope you get what they mean, the app will explain things in a simple manner and show you what you're supposed to do. The app is up on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
Dized's fully-voiced, interactive Tutorials are able to react to what's happening in your game, so you can learn as you go, turn by turn. Dized acts like the friend that already knows what to do, introducing a game's rules on a need-to-know basis while adapting to the actions of the people at the table.
If the need arises to refresh your memory, Dized's Rules have you covered. Dized Rules are like fast, searchable FAQs able to respond to all the questions you might have. Gone are the frustrating times where you find yourself endlessly flipping through the rulebook or scrolling through forums searching for a "quick answer." And if something isn't covered, the publisher of the game can be notified and respond in a blink. No game night will be complete without Dized. And with Dized, no game night will ever be the same.
It's also important for us to note that Dized will be able to offer content in multiple languages, starting with French, German, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Russian, Finnish, and Dutch!
The Kickstarter is up and running now and is set to go for another 29 days.
When you get a new game, obviously you need to learn how to play it. However, not all rulebooks are created equally, and not everyone learns simply by reading the rules on a page. That's where Dized comes in. It teaches you the game in a simple, intuitive manner that takes all the guesswork out of things. It's like having someone there who already knows how to play. Their early access is now available. They've also announced a Kickstarter campaign to expand the range of games on the app.
From the announcement:
After a successful showing at Gen Con 2018, North America’s largest board game convention, Playmore Games’ Dized app has released in open early access on Apple’s App Store and Google Play. Players can download it for free on their smart devices. Used in conjunction with board games, Dized removes the most common barrier to playing games: learning the rules before playing. Through interactive tutorials, players are guided through their play sessions without any previous knowledge of the board game, much like how video games teach players today.
Dized’s interactive tutorials differ from videos. They adapt to the number of players, seating positions (if required by the game), turn flow, and more, ensuring players are constantly interacting with the board game, each other, and the app for a learning experience like no other. Gone are the days of waiting for the designated rules reader of a group to figure out the game before playing or constantly scrubbing through a tutorial video to find exactly what you need.
The open early access gives every user access to interactive tutorials for the award-winning games Blood Rage from CMON and Kingdomino from Blue Orange Games completely free, with Brain Games’ ICECOOL premiering on the app later this month as well. Dized’s first set of publisher tools arrive this month and promises to grow the app’s content even further by allowing companies to create living rules and FAQs for their games. Future interactive tutorials and living rules are planned with fan-favorite companies like CMON, Steve Jackson Games, IELLO, Horrible Games, and more already partnered.
As part of the app’s growth plan, Playmore Games will launch a Dized Kickstarter campaign in September of 2018 that will allow the team to further their external tool sets by providing the game industry with one for creating their own interactive tutorials. Currently, tutorials are made in house, which is a significant bottleneck when combined with the app’s overall development. The campaign also allows Dized to be introduced to a wider audience through Kickstarter’s passionate community of backers supporting projects they believe in.
From the campaign:
Board games are AWESOME - when you finally get to play them. What if you could skip the rulebook and just start the game? No need for videos beforehand, no studying - just play as soon as you open the box. Dized is the ultimate teaching app. With 3D animation, full voiceovers and immersive soundtracks, you won’t be studying - you’ll be playing. Get Dized. Start playing now.
The campaign is up on Indiegogo now. They're just making their way to half-funded with still a month left to go.
Speaking of bite-size morsels of joy, we've got our regular assortment of stories for you.
On the platter today we have: Kromlech New Release: Legionary Heavy Thunder Gun, Trapdoor Bringing Playbook Digital RPG Companion to Android, Mage Company launches new website for Dungeonland, Smart Device App Dized Being Soft-Launched October 2016, The Board Game Show Interviews The Donner Party Game Designer Greg Porter, New Lamia Available From Brother Vinni, Super Chibi Round 2 - Reboot Funded, Three New Mechs Available From Raging Heroes, Kromlech Weekend Promo: Orc Mech-Boss, and New Releases Available From Scotia Grendel.
Kromlech New Release: Legionary Heavy Thunder Gun
Hi, we have a new release for Legion Armoury today.
Legionary Heavy Thunder Gun
Each gun has two alternative gun muzzles.
Trapdoor Bringing Playbook Digital RPG Companion to Android
Playbook Essentials simplifies your gaming table: it eliminates piles of books, folders fat with campaign notes, lost character sheets, and the paper shuffling required to get into the game and just play. Never again will you have to flip to the index of several books while the action grinds to a halt.
To get the game up and rolling, we created Playbook for Pathfinder, the integrated end-to-end RPG companion that is searchable, hyperlinked, and allows GMs to share maps, get initiative (or any) rolls zipped over to their tablet, plus a host of other features. It's the digital tablet of holding.
What it didn't have; however, was a version for Android. This Kickstarter will allow everyone—iOS and Android alike—to have access to the best gaming tools around. We hear you and we agree. Let's have Playbook for Android.
Mage Company launches new website for Dungeonland
12 Realms Dungeonland is a new standalone game. This is a dungeon crawling game where powerful magic has mutated the lands of the 12 Realms, invading on their tales and attempting to change them forever. Evil spreads everywhere, twisting and mixing the tales in sinister stories where the ending is never good. Horrific villains have back back to take revenge on the heroes of the tales, this time more dangerous than ever.
Smart Device App Dized Being Soft-Launched October 2016
Dized is soft-launched just before the Spiel expo in Essen this October. The interactive board game tutorial application will be free to download for Android and iOS operating systems and hosts its first tutorial for the game Race to the North Pole, with others to follow.
“While rulebooks and manuals have little by little disappeared from many other products around us, they have not with board games. Instructional videos are helping with the situation but we believe that play-along, interactive tutorials are the way of the future. We have removed the need for the time-consuming and sometimes tedious studying that has been necessary before a game can start”, says Anna Lapinsh, the product manager of Dized.
The Board Game Show Interviews The Donner Party Game Designer Greg Porter
Designer Greg Porter: “ It was just one of those “perfect storms of bad luck” things. They lost people before they even got to the mountains. Accidental deaths, disease, old age, fights, murder, that sort of thing. They lost vital supplies to Indians, took a short cut that wasn’t, and the delay let them get just far enough into the mountains to get buried by an early blizzard.”
New Lamia Available From Brother Vinni
Hello, dear sirs!
New model for our Nuclear Sandlot series: Raider Girl.
28 mm scale, resin casting produced by Brother Vinni.
As usual, this miniature is aviable in the webstore
Super Chibi Round 2 - Reboot Funded
The Super Chibi Round 2 - Reboot Kickstarter launched on Oct 4th and in a day was funded. Now it's time to start on the stretch goals. First up at $2000 is Me'Thule the Robotic Knight
Me'Thule is a crossover character of ours, he was originally designed to be part of our "Omega Saga" universe, and he still will be but we loved him so much we wanted a Chibi version as well.
So after we converted him into a chibi we thought long and hard of what Super Chibi world did we want to put him in. The first choice was Super Chibi S.E.E.D. since we will have cyborgs, mecha, and all that good stuff there. But to use that was the easy choice and we did not want it to be easy. So we put him in the world where he would be the most out of place and make a difference. You see Me'Thule is a robotic knight. He has the same core values as that of a knight of old and even follow a code of conduct that he himself, created. So with that values, why not drop him into the world of crime filled sector 7. So that's what we did.
Now Me'Thule will unlock at $2000 and be 30mm, cast in resin and will require assembly. Also, the pic you see above is not the final pose, our Sculptor Heriberto Valle Martinez will be given control to design a pose for him that will fit.
Three New Mechs Available From Raging Heroes
Are you ready for some scifi mechanic madness? Raging Heroes are finally releasing the TGG Mechas from their first Kickstarter, The Toughest Girls Of The Galaxy.
Each Mecha is posable with the ball-joint system, so you can tweak them as you want and make awesome dynamic poses. Also, each one comes with 1 pilot + 3 heads options, and of course one 50mm round base.
The 3 TGG Mechas are now available, one for each TGG faction: Jailbirds, Iron Empire and KST. It's time to upgrade your army to the next level of awesomeness.
Kromlech Weekend Promo: Orc Mech-Boss
another ORCtober weekend, another Orc weekend promo :)
Orc Mech-Boss in Kustom Mecha-Armour
Big, angry and smart :)
Chief creator of all Orc wargear !
20% discount is active till the end of Sunday.
New Releases Available From Scotia Grendel
As we promised in last newsletter, for this month we've prepared more Undead Orcs.
So let's take a look on them.
Generic Fantasy Range
For GFR range we have prepared two packs of Undead Orcs:
GFR0108 - Undead Orc Champions
GFR0109 - Undead Orcs warriors III
For Urban War we have prepared five packs:
13117 - Veteran Colonial Marine Mortar Team
13505 - Brood
13317 - Artemis Class Alpha Biomech
13113 - Veteran Marine Sniper
13123 - Veteran Marine HGR
For Accessories range we have prepared two packs:
ACR55 - Open Tank Hatch
ACR57 - Heavy Gatling Gun
During last month we also reorganise few codes in our offer. Few changes in code names and pack's content:
10073 - Straight sandbag sections (6)
10074 - Sandbag wall corner sections (6)
10083 - Sandbag Sections (31906)
10084 - Oil Drums and Jerry Cans (31907)
10085 - Crates (3) (31908)
10086 - Ammo Boxes (3) (31908)
10087 - Armoured Bridge (31909)
10088 - Gun Emplacement (31910)
10089 - Ruined Walls (31911)
10090 - Pill boxes (31913)
10091 - Sci-Fi Doors (F0008)
That's all for this month, more nice stuff coming soon!