Friday, 30 November 2012


I've a second card game nearly done as a follow up to SEEK!

This one brings up issues around the many sources of information available to use in academic assignments and is my answer to students just Googling stuff instead of using a wide range of sources.

Tanya (who created the cards for SEEK!) is nearly finished turning my ugly text and half baked ideas into attractive, playable cards!

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Getting ready for the first workshop...

Prompted by creating SEEK! recently, as well as introducing Lemontree from Running In the Halls into my University Library, I thought it would be great to get a bunch of people together and start creating some games.

I reckoned one of the biggest challenges is time and freedom to think about these things, so I've arranged a workshop in Leeds called "Making Games for Libraries" which has more

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Guess what landed on my doorstep!

Here is a look at some of the sprues and an assembled trooper. It’s a bit dark out so I needed to use my desk magnifier lamp to get some shots. I will try to get some larger clearer images when I can get some decent lighting.

I am quite frankly amazed at the level of crisp detail they were able to reproduce while dealing with the direction of pull from the mold halves. WGF did an amazing job…. My hat is off to them.

A few spru shots before I tore into them ;)

Thursday, 1 November 2012


We still have 70 backers of the Kickstarter that have not completed the pledge manager. We are at the point that the manufacturer needs the total from all of the backers to identify how many of each product will need to be produced in order to satisfy the outstanding orders.

If you have not completed the pledge manager, we have no idea what to send you.

If you still need to complete the pledge manager, do so now.
If you do not have your login information to complete the pledge manager please follow these instructions, posted in update #66 ‘Ten day warning’

“The pledge manager will be taken off line November 1st, you will need to complete your pledge manager information before November 1st so that we can get your orders finalized.

You should have received an email with the link and sign on information for your account.
If you have not received the email, please contact and ask them to re-send.”

Wargames Factory will try one more round of emails to contact the backers that still need to complete the pledge manager, if your spam filter is not letting the emails through, please check their first. We will of course honor your pledge but it may be subject to shipping delays, as outlined below.

Backers of the Kickstarter who have not completed the pledge manager may be subject to shipping delays if they do not complete the process by November 5th as the air shipment of some of the kits will not contain their orders and they will need to wait until a second sea shipment can be arranged.

For new backers that have registered an account but have not completed your pledge manager and payment. This is your last opportunity to do so. The pledge manager will be taken off line tomorrow morning, and any open accounts that have not completed an order and made payment will be deleted with no opportunity to participate in the Kickstarter pricing or other benefits given to Kickstarter backers.

**The pledge manager will stay online for review purposes but you will not be able to place an order or make any changes.

Once again, a huge thank you to all the supporters!

Mark Mondragon