Suppose there was an upcoming campaign over the summer, let’s say. And suppose there were going to be custom dice given the top four players, where the second through fourth place players all received similar dice (placing dice) and the first place player won a die with different colors to distinguish it (winners dice), theoretically. Now this is just speculating, you understand, but if the placing dice were white dice with black ink and the winners dice were black dice, well just what color should the ink on the winners dice be: white, red, or yellow? It’s a powerful difficult decision. I wonder if a poll wouldn’t help me decide. I wonder, too, if another die (same design / different colors) were produced and traded for XP near the end of summer / beginning of fall if that would be well received or if people would think it devalues the prize dice. I would hope it would go over well. Perhaps those dice would be gray. Hmm, food for thought for the afternoon.
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These past weeks have been a blur. Making sure we have the TC set at GenCon, coordinating the crew (well most of the work there was done by our booth captain), hotels, events, shipping product, building ML decks, making lists what to take with me, etc., etc. would have kept me busy just by themselves.
On top of that it’s kindergarten vacation, which means I get to spend more time with my kids (which is great - it’s only that a day just has 24 hours).
And a few other clients picked this time to make some requests. Not to mention our IRS equivalent demanding some figures.
In the end it took me an awful long time to get the orders from our Sell-a-thon processed. They are now being processed, but as many of you will know, Don - the great guy who ships out the Warlord game packs in the US - just had a hip replaced and I’d rather see some packages arrive late than him straining himself too much.
So, just in case - my apologies to you, if your orders don’t come through as swiftly as you are used to!
Another one bites the dust. Or rather, another Elf takes away the price. Congratulations to Dennis Kroeger for winning the Cologne Summer Campaign Event, beating Marco Wellmann’s Sigurdur with his Morghen the Unliving deck in a field of unfortunately only 13 players. Thanks to all players attending (and traveling to the event)!
“I have lost everything. What is left to me is to make others feel the pain.”
Wow. The holidays passed quickly, way too quickly. I left my family at my parents-in-law after christmas, for some uninterrupted time to do some behind-the-scenes work. At least that was the plan.
Literally as soon as I woke up the first morning all alone, a big cold hit me right in the face. Smack. So instead of doing 12-hour programming/planning days (there are things on my to-do-list like an improved online shop interface, integrating UWODB and the upcoming OP database into the forum, updating all the domain names so it makes more sense (for whom does it make sense to buy Warlord from a shop called “warcraft-shop.de”?), getting the GP redemption program up, and so on) I was more or less “grounded”.
Talking of which (UWODB - the Ultimate Warlord Online Deck Builder, that is), I updated the internal workings of this gem (it’s what I use to build my decks and I love it) while trying to find a way to fully integrate it with cardmasters.de . The latter has not worked out so far, but the former has. All Ordo Phoenicis Ascendentis members now can access (you need to get your password from me, of course - look for specifics in this thread) the Online Deck Builder. My most favorite function is administrating the decks online, and print the proxies from it for quick test runs. The special trait search functions (want to look for all cards the unstun or ready? There is an option for that) are due to be added in a few days, too.
So, back on topic. Instead of working on shiny new code I nursed myself back to health, took some time huddling on the couch and let the four precious days pass by calmly. Matter of factly I came to the conclusion that this little time-out was kind of necessary to recoup some energy.
Now the official closing period is over and it’s back to work. So what’s on the top of the to-do-list?
Winter Campaign, obviously. It’s the first major, TO-organized event series we are doing under 4E and I want people to be excited. This meant getting stuff to places, including medals, promo cards, and now, T-Shirts.
This is what the official Winter Campaign T-Shirts look like, front and back. Theback of course says “Padova” instead of ________ on the Shirt. As far as I know it’s the first blue t-Shirt we have for Warlord and I really look forward to getting mine.
What gets me even more excited is that I will attend and compete in the German Winter Campaign Event inTuttlingen. With all the new cards it’s so much fun to try to anticipate what I am going to go up against, and what Warlord to play. With so many viable choices it’s really hard. More about that tomorrow.
Tonight’s exciting - the boxes for KoHIT are packed and the first players from Italy and Greece will be arriving in about 2 hours. Party time…
For everybody else out there, here is the last card for the Ordo Phoenicis Ascendentis:
KoHIT is coming up - previews for the second set will start after that. In the meantime there is the second card of the Ordo Phoenicis Ascendentis members - again a playset consists of three (3) cards.
The conditions how to get these are much the same as before. If you have an ongoing membership or start one until January 31st, you will get these three. Should you buy four (4) aeris, you will in addition get two (2) full sets of the expansion (so you get the same number of Sets the founding members got - six). If you go for ten (10) aeris, it’s similar - you get two of each set and one of each of the following expansions published up to November 30th, 2010.
BTW: These new promo cards will not be legal until January 31st.
While my wonderful wife is helping me with setting up for KoHIT we are assembling the next Promo Cards for the Ordo Phoenicis Ascendentis members. This is one of them (include three times, of course):