Category Archives: Production

MAYHEM!

The very first mechanic I dreamed up for this game was the one that involved cards. At the time I was unclear on exactly how it would work, but Alan spent eighteen months grinding on it with is alpha-test team, and out of that effort sprang the thing we now call the MAYHEM! deck. Many of you have asked what the MAYHEM cards will be like, and we’ve teased you a bit by dropping some card names on you. This, unfortunately, is not the post…

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We’re Live on Kickstarter!

The Planet Mercenary Role Playing Game is now live on Kickstarter, but the odds are pretty good that you already knew that. If you want an easy to remember link to the project, it’s bit.ly/PM-RPG. We expect a lot of questions to crop up about everything from the direction we took with the game design to the finer points of outfitting characters for long, profitable lives. We’ll have posts in here that are aimed at those exact discussions. For now, however, we’re pretty tightly focused…

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Nudging the Progress Bar

It’s been eleven days since my last Progress Bar post, and in that time we’ve only moved the bar by 3%. We did, however, clear the 33% mark, so I’m cheering at the milestone. The really important progress isn’t visible in the percentages. Today I finished the last of the core game-play elements, which means Alan now has everything he needs to stat out the various ship, vehicle, armor, weapon, and character options. Of course, when I say “core” what I mean is these things…

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One Week Until Kickstarter Launch!

We’ll be launching the Planet Mercenary RPG Kickstarter on Tuesday, April 14th. That’s just a week away. Here’s a pair of Strohl-themed wallpapers to keep you company until then…   Still reading? We’re going to need your help! Not just with funding, but with getting the word out. Schlock Mercenary readers have lots of different reading habits, and many of them don’t visit the site more than once per month. This means that as broad as Howard’s reach may be with the comic, there will…

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The Kickstarter Launches on April 14th

 The Planet Mercenary RPG Kickstarter will launch on April 14th, 2015. That’s two weeks from tomorrow. If you need a reminder, here’s a wallpaper you can use! We also have a wallpaper for you that isn’t quite so busy… The project’s goal is to fund the art and the printing of a 208-page hardbound, full color core book, and a deck of 50 cards that are an important part of the role-playing mechanic we’ve developed.  In addition to those key elements, we plan to offer some…

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