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Longtime readers know my nostalgia around Steve Jackson's Ogre game. Heck, I used to go by Ogre_MkV online in places. Well, Steve's looking to get more miniatures made for the 6th edition of the Ogre minis game, and so they've taken to Kickstarter in order to get it done.
Auroch Digital has released the digital version of the Ogre tabletop miniatures game over on Steam.
... I should get a Steam account at some point... maybe...
Anyway, for those of you that actually have such an account, you can bring this classic game to your computer screens, sending your Fencers versus enemy G.E.V.s, or crushing infantry under the treads of your MkV (my personal favorite).
One of my first games I got into was Steve Jackson's Ogre. Heck, Ogre_Mk5 was a screen name I used for quite a long while. Well, there's an Ogre/G.E.V. video game in the works that accurately recreates not just that video-box game, but all of the Ogre minis world on the tabletop. They've got some sceenshots and a trailer video to check out.
Steve Jackson Games' Ogre was one of my first forays into gaming. I remember cutting apart the little chits from the "VHS Box" version of the game. Heck, my screen name for a while was OgreMkV on various media. I know it's been a big part of many other gamers' lives. Well, Steve Jackson is looking to continue support for the setting via the Ogrezine, a collection of Ogre articles. The project is up on Kickstarter now.
The Ogre game from Steve Jackson Games has had a rather large impact on my gaming life. Heck, I used to use Ogre_MkV as a screen name for the longest time. My old gaming group played the heck out of the VHS-box chit game. A friend was an MIB. So it's cool to see the resurgence of the game with the Ogre Designer's Edition that came out. Now, they're getting new, plastic miniatures that are up on Kickstarter now.
Who here remembers when Spam cans had an expiration date in the year 2000 and we thought it was such a crazy, cool thing? The future will be here before we know it. For example, January. Yeah, we're almost 3/4 of the way through this year. So that means 2017 is just around the corner. Well, now Steve Jackson Games has posted up what you can spend that holiday money on, with a look at what they'll be releasing the first month of next year.
Steve Jackson Games has announced that they're going to be teaming up with Your Move Games to bring their Ogre character (well, it's a character that's a city-block+ sized tank, but still, it's a character) to the Battle for Hill 218 world. As such, the legions of soldiers and tanks from the Hill 218 game will have to see if they can defend against the AI of an Ogre.

From the announcement:
Looking for great deals in tabletop gaming? TGN’s Enrico Nardini highlights the products that won’t break your budget.

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For the first installment of Budget Gaming, Enrico has his sights set on OGRE Pocket Edition from Steve Jackson Games.

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I used to have the set that fit in what looked like a VHS case.
Steve Jackson Games also was gracious enough to talk with Bo, one of the two roving reports of the TGN Action News Team at PAX East. We get a look into the current status of Ogre, the future of Munchkin and even a demo of Castellan.

 

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