Thursday, 14 February 2019

You guys want that Squad Hammer open license?

The deal was if Squad Hammer Core generated 500 dollars of sales, I'd make a version available under an open license.

You are 66 dollars away. Anyone want to finish it out?

I am NOT sure what all will be contained in the open version.
Obviously no artwork or examples but otherwise, I'll include as much as possible.

Stay tuned.

Monday, 11 February 2019

Can you make money from writing games?


Occasionally when I talk to people, they express surprise that I write games as my primary job or that you can make money from writing gaming material.

Now, nobody would doubt that the likes of Games Workshop or Wizards of the Coast are making money, but in the indie trenches?
Surely it's all enthusiast works for beer money?

No, not in the slightest.

You can make legitimate money.
Not great money. Probably can't pay all of your living expenses through it.
But rent? Certainly.

I've had a few people mention that they'd like to hear me talk about that, so I figure I'll make a few blog posts doing just that over the next few days.

Here's a few caveats up front:

* I am going to be talking about writing war games and miniatures games.
I only dabble in the RPG field a tiny bit.

Now, I think a lot of this is very applicable to the RPG field as well, but just keep in the back of your mind that some parts might differ.

RPG stuff makes bigger money, but it's also a far more crowded field.


* I am going to be talking from the experience of doing everything yourself indie-style.
If you are looking to get published through a company, I can't help you directly but I'm sure some of the advice will still be relevant.


* Nobody says you have to make gaming your job and many people would prefer not to do so.
I still love gaming, but many people prefer having a separation between what they do for fun and what they do for money.
Think about what you want to do and stick to that.


* Even if you don't want to make money, there's a lot of pride in actually finishing a project and putting it out there.
Even if it's just once and it only ever sells 10 copies.


* I like to think I'm good at what I do, but maybe I also got lucky.
So it's not a recipe. It's just my take on it.

I am not sure how many posts there'll be. I have 12ish topics on my notepad, though a couple of them might be too short to put up individually.

If you want to send me any questions you have, I'll try to work those in as well.

Sunday, 10 February 2019

The Weasel is still on the prowl

Alright folks, so we're settled into our new apartment which so far looks very promising.

Well, okay, "settled in" in the sense that everything is packed into boxes, I can't find anything I need and we can barely move around but you know, it's progress!

I have gotten my computer set back up in a nice corner office space, so work will resume shortly. There's a lot to show you guys and I know you're all eager for new stuff, especially the Hammer of Democracy folks.

Keep checking into the sales bundles we have going and don't forget to pick up your copy of Squad Hammer Core.

I'll post an update this coming week with where we are regarding the original stretch goals for that (license and future support PWYW).

Friday, 1 February 2019

An update and a TON of bundle deals

Cheers gamers and friends.

As you may know from our last blog post, we were thrust into a situation where we are forced to move apartments on very short notice, presenting us with considerable unexpected expenses. 

A lot of people have stepped up and been incredibly generous which has allowed us to secure a new apartment and cover the expenses involved with that, but as our current landlord has refused all attempts to work out some sort of deal, we’re still forced to pay the rest of our existing lease and penalties accounting for around 4500 dollars. 

To help gather up funds, we’re putting together a mega-sale.

I’ve put together discounts for almost everything Nordic Weasel has made, along with a ton of bundle deals.
If you have been wondering about anything we’ve made or want to throw in some support, please take a look. 
These bundles are all 40% off. 

If you wish to support us more directly, you can also still contribute directly through paypal at runequester@gmail.com 

Once we’re all settled in, I will try to do something cool for you guys in return for all the help and support. 

I thank you in advance for all your support. You’ve made my dreams possible.
The amount of support and love we've received already has absolutely stunned us. 


The bundles are:

The Fivecore bundle, offering all of the main Fivecore gaming material, letting you play everything from skirmish actions to brigade level mass warfare.

The In Sight bundle, offering the three “In Sight” platoon level battle systems for hardcore military action today, tomorrow or in the ruins of mankinds future.

The Five Parsecs bundle, giving you all the content for our highly regarded Five Parsecs solo gaming system. 

The Five Leagues bundle, offering you all the content and adventure packs for our gritty, solo fantasy campaign game.

The Solo Gamer bundle, for those of you who don’t want to choose. All the Five Parsecs AND Five Leagues material.
Want to blast space bugs and then go fishing in a medieval village?

The Hammer bundle, containing Squad Hammer and its derivatives. Quick and easy gaming that can be picked up in minutes but lacks none of the tactical challenge you want.

The One-Off bundle, combining 7 of our highly original titles with everything from 6mm scifi warfare to solo RPG rules to black powder mass combat.

The Adventuring Scum bundle, combining all the resources for the pseudo-RPG mini’s games Dungeon Scum and Starport Scum

The Renegade Scout bundle, with everything released for the best Rogue Trader style experience on the market. 

And finally the Nordic Weasel Core bundle. If you want a cross section of the core gameplay of the Nordic Weasel experience, this is it. 8 titles that I guarantee will blow your mind.