August, 2014

Time flies. It has been 15 years, give or take, since we started this crazy ride. It's now time to admit that we're no longer where we were all those years ago, and to morph our group back from RSG (Red Shirt Games) - the business - to ORS (Ottawa Red Shirts) - the gaming group. We're already doing the ORS thing at the cons, and while we don't want to manage selling and shipping material goods like we used to, folks are still asking us for our games when we run them at the cons. So... how about we sell them in PDF form online? How about bundling them into packages that allow you to own the whole series for one low price? OK, that's what we did.

Going forward, we are selling our games on Drivethru RPG in three main bundles: General Glen's (Including WWII, Modern and Showdown); Injurius Games (Including IG, Meck Wars, Space Orx, Spiders, Ratz and Reaction Marines); and finally D12 Fantasy (Including Dwarves and Elves as well as Demons and Dragons). We will be bundling extra goodies with each package - the way Drivethru is set up, we can add stuff even after you buy and download your PDFs - you can always go back and check to see if there are new goodies.

Our products are on Drivethru RPG here: if this link does not work, just go to their site and do a vendor search for Red Shirt Games.

Please drop us a line before clicking BUY on our store - we'll let you know if we are stocking whatever item you need.

This old website will still be around one way or another, but if you want a more dynamic online experience - go to our Facebook page.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Cangames is upon us. Origins and Gen Con are around the corner. Here are a few images of our updated Monster Mash terrain - you might like it. Click here to see the series on my Facebook page.

 

Monday, February 25, 2013

Haven't Updated In A Long Time...

OK, so we got busy. We stopped trying to bring our goods for sale at cons in the United States... it was just too expensive, and quite frankly the hassle at the border got to be quite aggravating. But we are still functioning, and we still offer online sales through our store.

We are going to Cangames, Origins and Gen Con this year as in previous years. We are running a full slate of our games, and will be available to hoist drinks whenever you need us.

Cangames

Origins

Gen Con

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Last day of 2011! We haven't posted in a while (ok 6 months), but we're still around. Got an email from Sam who asked if we were still open... rest assured we are.

So what are we doing in 2012? In no particular order:

  • We are going to Cangames. It's on May Long Week-end in Ottawa. We usually run the Monster Mash, Pirate Seas, and maybe some Injurius Games.
  • We are going to Origins - sort of. May 30 to June 4, in Columbus. Because Origins moved their convention to May 30, it's impossible for anyone with kids in school to go. Some of our GM friends in the States who either live in the area, or who don't have kids, are going to run games for us. Same awesome games, same awesome GMs. You just don't have to put up with any uppity Canadians running the show.
  • We are going to Gen Con. It happens in Indianapolis on August 16-19. Great games, great GMs.
  • The Store is still, and shall remain open. We have all of our awesome games for sale, plastic minis, pewter minis, counters, you name it.
  • We are still trying to figure out how to package and sell Pirate Seas, our smash-style game of piracy on the high seas.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Back from the summer cons, and back to updating the site. Our new version of the Astrosmash, called the Red Shirt Smash, was a big success. If you liked the game, you can download the rules from DrivethruRPG.com. The game is $5.00, so you have no excuse NOT to pick it up. You can find the rules HERE on their site. We're going to upload our other games as well, so please be patient.

Monday, May 22, 2011 (Monster Mash Free Downloads)

Cangames is over! We ran Pirate Seas on Friday night - 12 players, and the Monster Mash on Saturday night - 40 players on 2 runnings. A lot of people wanted to know where the map came from, and where the rules and monster sheets came from. The map was made using Dundjinni, a mapping software that is more or less out of publication. The sheets were done using stats from the D&D Miniatures rules, heavily modified. Because of copyright laws, there is no way Wizards will ever let us sell these, but because the original stat cards are in the public domain, I figure we can simply give them away. So without further ado, I give you: Red Shirt Games Monster Mash!

The Map

The Monster Sheets (36 monsters; rules are on page 37)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Long time no hear from us... sorry about that. Richard went out and bought a share in a paintball field... and there goes the website. But he's back, and no worries for 2011... RSG is still around. We are going to Cangames, Origins and GenCon, as always. We are running all of our favorite events, including! Including! Including one that will become your favorite... the Red Shirt Games Space Ship Smash! Yup, it will look a lot like the old Ottawa Red Shirt Smash, but the rules will be all new, all Red Shirt Games rules.

We'll be publishing a book of rules for this game... and check out the lot of minis we managed to get to support the game. You might recognize them from another, dead, game. We are selling the minis per sprue, complete with bases and stems, for $10.00 per sprue, or four sprues for $30.00. Get them while they last! Click here to see what they look like painted and mounted.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Sale! We are having a sale on Mecks, AKA Steel Warriors - 6 boxes of 30 Mecks for $85.00 including shipping anywhere in the continental USA and Canada. Send us an email, and we'll send you a Paypal payment request. Click on the Mecks link above, or visit the Meck Wars or Fan Pages to see what they look like painted up. The minis are scaled to be used as man-sized robots at 30mm scale, or as giant robots in the old-old Battletech minis scale.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A few links for you to click on. I discovered Animoto, an online tool that allows you to make music videos from pics and videos and music. Here are some scenes from Origins 2010!

Origins 2010 Preview

 

Origins 2010 First Video

 

 

Origins 2010 Second Video

 

 

Monday, August 9, 2010 (Monster Mash Map Free Download)

We are back from Gen Con and it was awesome. More later about Gen Con and Origins... but for now, go to the Downloads page to get your jpg ofthe Monster Mash map I created using Dundjinni. It's all user art, and I give permission for you to print, etc.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

The cons are fast approaching, and we are getting our games ready. Check out our Facebook page - it's called Red Shirt Games, and anyone can join. You'll find some up to date info on our activities, photos, and love from our friends. We are going to Origins, and running a full slate of games including Pirate Seas, a fun pirate game with fairly big pirate ships. The game is like a Smash: each captain wants to kill or plunder other ships, and islands, in order to get a bigger, more powerful pirate ship. Our first 12 player game at Cangames was a roaring success. Arr!

One of our Big Ships.

The game at Cangames with the Small Ships.

 

 

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

FINALLY!!! The Origins and Gen Con 2009 photos are up for your viewing pleasure.

REMINDER: we will be attending Cangames, Origins and Gen Con 2010 this year... wanna run some of our games?

Black Friday, November 27, 2009

Just because we love you Yanks so much, and because Thanksgiving is really supposed to be in October... let's give you all some BF savings today only in our Store. If you order any books today, a free Orx book. If you order any pewter minis today, free Orx mini pack. If you order any IG or D12F boxed sets today, free Orx book and pewter minis pack. Can you tell we have lots of orx books and minis? Order soon!

Monday, Sep 7, 2009

Con season is over, and we're now starting our new games for next year's con season. We are working on, in no particular order... Pirate Smash, a fast game of pirate ships and boarding actions... Red Shirt Smash, a fast space game of fighter to fighter combat... and Monster Mash, an RSG adaptation of our well-loved con game.

We have added several new items to the Store - General Glen's Modern and General Glen's Showdown, as well as our IG and D12F boxed sets. Buy now, buy early!

We have also created a Facebook group called Red Shirt Games... Click here to get on it.

Con Report... I'm trying to be nice but... Origins wasn't great. If attendance was 5,000, I'll be surprised. Our booth was in a virtually-deserted exhibit hall, and we were charged for a corner booth - and did not get a corner booth. Our games, which are usually well attended, were practically deserted, as was most of the miniatures hall. Will Origins do something different for next year? They need to. Gen Con by contrast was awesome. And that's saying a lot, because Gen Con tends to be more of an Evil Corporate Giant compared to Origins, but I guess it's working for them. Attendance for our games was at a record high.

We ran our usual slate of games at both cons. A surprise favorite was General Glen's Showdown, a Western shootout-themed miniatures game. It was fun, and the players kept coming back for more. General Glen's Modern was also well received, but owing to the kind of game it is, more "serious" players enjoyed that one.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Holy crap! 5 months between updates on our site... No fear, loyal fans... it just means we are very busy these days. Between Mike and I, we have two wives and six kids to manage, with soccer, baseball, and regular date nights that all just get in the way of our website updates. Not to mention paintball, golf and regular gaming.

So what's up?

General Glen's Showdown will be released at Origins on June 29 - we have a booth, right across from Dwarven Forge, and we are running games from Wednesday night to Sunday at noon. Look for the giant Red Shirt above the booth. Showdown is our latest D12 game, pitting Gunslingers, Hombres, Soldiers and Warriors against each other in a wild west shootout. We playtested this game at Cangames in May, and it was awesome. Further to our policy NOT to make you buy ten books to make a game playable, this game stands alone. But don't let that stop you from picking up Injurius Games, or D12 Fantasy, or Gen Glen Modern.

General Glen's Modern Combat is also coming out at Origins... this is a direct successor to General Glen's WWII skirmish game, and contains all the rules you need to run Modern combat on the tabletop.

We will be at Origins AND Gen Con, running games from Wednesday night all the way to Sunday at noon. We will have a booth at Origins, and will share a booth at Gen Con.

 

 

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Gallery has been updated with our 2008 con pics! Sorry for the long, long, delay...

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Long time no message from Red Shirt Games. We're here, never fear, and we're putting out two new books for 2009... General Glen's Showdown, and General Glen's Weapons of War.

Showdown is a nifty Wild West shootout game complete with Gunslingers, Warriors, Hombres and Cavalry. Build your posse, get into town, and shoot it out!

Weapons of War is a supplement to General Glen's featuring weapons from the WW1 era to post-modern. We're also throwing in a new squad organisation, skill packages and vehicle rules.

We will be attending Cangames, Origins and Gen Con - and we're celebrating our 10th anniversary!

Do you like our games? Are you interested in running games for us, in exchange for free badges to the con? Drop us a line - if we know you, we might ask you to join the Red Shirts!

More news soon.

Friday, August 22, 2008

D12 Fantasy got reviewed! A site called All Games Considered did a review of D12 Fantasy just before Gen Con, and it was a good review. You can find the actual review here. Our game is about halfway through the review. Note that we wll have a booth at Origins next year, but probably not Gen Con (we'll be sharing with one or more other companies to absorb the ridiculous cost).

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Back from Gen Con... and catching up on our sleep. Both Origins and Gen Con were awesome, with attendance in our games higher than ever. General Glen's WW2 was particularly well attended for some reason.

Some games, like the Silent Death Scenarios, were low, and we wonder if we should keep running them, given that ICE is no longer supporting this game. ICE had a booth at Gen Con, but sold no Silent Death minis or books. In other words... it looks like Silent Death is quietly passing into eternity. How can we stop this? Email us if you have any ideas. Don't worry about the 3:1 Silent Death Smash, though... that one will keep running so long as we have large crowds showing up to play in it.

In happier news, our D&D Miniatures Monster Mash was a big hit at both cons, and lots of people asked if we would publish the character sheets... since they belong to Wizards of the Coast, we can't sell them. But since all of the stats are available from Wizards as PDF downloads, I figure we can give them away with no problems... so here are the sheets we used for the Monster Mash.

So what are we going to do for next year?

Well, we will probably come up with a General Glen's Modern rules set - there is a lot of interest in this direction, and let's face it, a lot of Modern skirmishes we'de like to play out on the battlefield. If anyone out there knows a good source for 54mm/1:32/1:35 scale modern figs, please let us know - they are somewhat hard to find. While there is a lot of 25-28mm/1:72 scale stuff out there, we like to demo with the big stuff at conventions.

D12 Fantasy is sowly getting more popular (if you like our Injurius Games rules, do try D12 Fantasy... it's awesome!), and we would like to release a third book for that line, including two more factions, and maybe a merc or two, and maybe a new Dark Elf and Dragon People character.

We were also thinking about doing Injurius Games Second Edition, with two factions per book, but we aren't sure we want to make our customers re-buy all oftheir rule books... I know, it's business suicide, but we love you people out there. We thought we might just update the URSs online, and maybe sell one book with the new rules in them. Let us know what you think about that idea.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Gen Con begins next Wednesday... and Red Shirt Games will be there. We'll be running a full slate of games - Gen Glen (with tanks!), Injurius Games (Keep What You Kill, demos, and the tournament), D12 Fantasy (demos, and the tournament), Silent Death (Scenarios and the ever-favorite 3:1 scale Red Shirt Smash), and D&D 3.5 Monster Mash (are you Good, or are you Evil?). We have been put into a smallish gaming room this year - room 208-209, somewhere on the second floor.

Monday, May 12, 2008

New on the Downloads Page... new Meck Unit Record Sheets with full information. No more running back to the rule book every time you want to use an upgrade! You still need the rulebook to play, though.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Long time no post! Just a quick reminder that we will be running a full slate of games at Cangames this coming week-end, Friday May 16 to Sunday May 18, at the Rideau Curling Club. We are running General Glen's on Friday night, Injurius Games on Saturday morning, the Monster Mash on Saturday night, and D12 Fantasy on Sunday morning. Be there or be square!

Visit Cangames for more information.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

The Gallery has been updated with pictures from Gen Con 2007. Peruse them to find out... Who Is The Master?

Monday, November 26, 2007

The Gallery has been updated with pictures from Origins 2007. Gen Con 2007 is coming... soon. Yes, Amberly, your pics will soon be on the Origins page soon also... I just have to process them a little first.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

I have added T Shirts to the Store page, and cleaned up the Store page somewhat. T Shirts are modeled by the lovely Jessica. Pics from Origins and Gen Con are coming... honest!

Monday, September 10, 2007

The Goblin asked if we could publish our rules and map for the D&D Monster Mash that we ran at Origins and Gen Con this year. Without further ado... here are the map (1.5MB JPG - print it off twice and combine for a 24 player game) and the character sheets (Word document). The rules are straight-up DDM, with only a few twists (like no morale rules!) They are printed on the back of each character sheet, but we do recommend you use the actual rule book as published by WOTC. The rules and stats for the DDM characters are published on WOTC's site, and should not pose a problem for you to download, but don't try to publish them for money! The map was made using Dundjinni, an awesome map-drawing utility, with all textures created by users.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

We are leaving for Gen Con at noon today. Come and see us in the miniatures hall, or at our booth, number 2707 (look for the Big Red Shirt, on the outside wall on the far right as you walk in!)

Thursday, July 26, 2007

We have added the D12 Fantasy Counters and Unit Record Sheets to the Downloads page.

Saturday, July 21,2007

We are moving ahead with the Red Shirt Games agenda for 2007. Next on the list... our Message Board/Forum! So if you want to have a hand in shaping Red Shirt Games' vision, join the discussion group and jump in. The forum is moderated, so anyone not who misbehaves will be treated harshly.

We are looking at a few topics on the Forum...

  • Things for Next Year's Cons
  • D12 Fantasy Role-play
  • Injurius Games Second Edition

Log on and add your two cents' worth!

Sunday, July15, 2007

Origins is over, and now we rest before Gen Con. Our games at Origins were well attended, and our new books, D12 Fantasy Dwarves and Dark Elves and D12 Fantasy Demons and Dragons were well received. We'll be posting photos... soon.

In the meantime, please join us in celebrating a new feature at Red Shirt Games... PDF books! We understand that a lot of folks don't like paying the ridiculous shipping fees from up here in the frozen North, so... buy the books in PDF format and save all that mad cash! We have set up an account with Lulu, an online book publishing company, and have put the two D12F books up for sale as PDFs. You'll like the price! We'll be adding all of the other Red Shirt Games books... soon!

PDF Books D12F Dwarves and Dark Elves

PDF Books D12F Demons and Dragons

We are also selling the books in hardcopy format in our Store.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Happy Canada Day!

D12 Fantasy has finally come back from the printer... and it looks good. We will officially release the two D12F books at Origins on July 4. Both books contain the core rules, plus the rules to play two of the four initial races: Dark Elves and Dwarves, or Zanemarati and Dragon People.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Finally went through all the photos from Origins and Gen Con last year... so without further ado, check out 2006 Cons! The next release, D12 Fantasy, is looking mighty good. Mighty good. More very soon. Also soon, War Torn Resin terrain in our Store!

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Happy New Year... Just because there aren't a whole lot of updates doesn't mean nothing is happening... in fact, we are working hard, playtesting our next release D12 Fantasy.

If you want to playtest and have not yet received a copy of the work in progress... well, what are you waiting for? Send us an email message!

We are also in the midst of planning our Origins and Gen Con events. Jimbo, if you're out there, drop us a line... hopefully all is well. We will be running a full slate of everything as usual. D12F, Injurius Games, Gen Glen, Silent Death, D&D Monster Mash...

We will also have a booth at both cons, and will be carrying the usual: Red Shirt Games stuff, RAFM miniatures, and... say... if you have a gaming product you would like to sell, why get a booth of your own? Those things cost money, and trust us, okay? If you are a one-product company just starting out, you'll sell a lot more product at our booth, and you won't be as lonely.

So... you wanna see what a D12F Unit Record Sheet looks like? Well, they are still In Progress, but here is a sneak peek: Bummer Trupper.

More later!

Saturday, November 18, 2006

D12 Fantasy Update
We have been making excellent progress on our upcoming release, D12 Fantasy. We have identified and fleshed out 4 factions for use in the game plus one mercenary faction. We have been playtesting the various characters in the game and have gone through three revisions so far. Playtesters, look for an email from us in the next couple of weeks with the rules and Unit Record Sheets.

Ludo Outaouais
We had a good time at Ludo Outaouais on November 11, 2006. The event was a mini-con over two days where dealers were asked to provide product in exchange for the right to demo games and do business at the con, which was mostly for boardgaming. The organizing group had a large collection of games for rent which people could choose from. Individuals from stores, gaming companies of just on their own demo'd games. http://www.ludo-outaouais.org/ for more information.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

The Reaction Marines page is finally up. check out our latest supplement for the Injurius Games line! Updated the Store again today. Looks like we have lots of Steel Warriors (Mecks...) in stock, so we're selling them out! $10.00 for a box of 30 Mecks. No, it's not a typo. Note the more you buy, the lower the shipping cost per box.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Wow! It's been a while since the last update! Well, we're still here, and playtesting our next two games... a D12 product tentatively called D12 Fantasy and a card game called Terraformers. The D12 game puts fantasy adventurers into te arena - so far it's awesome to play. We'll keep you posted on developments. The Terraformers game puts you on the ground, trying to become the richest colonist on a wild planet.

The Store has been updated. We are moving boxes of Mecks and Space Rangers - you can pick up the IG rules and a 50 Ranger box for 40.00 and the Meck Wars rules and box of 30 Steel Warriors for 25.00. Can you say Bargain? The book even fits in the box.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Seems like a long time since we posted on the site... but it's a busy time of year for us. Cangames was awesome, and Origins was too, and the Reaction Marines book is out for sale! But it's not in the Store yet... so please be patient. The Downloads page has been updated, with new counters and the Reaction Marines Unit Record Sheets.

Say, we have been receiving photos of painted NRAAVs, so if you bought one from us at Origins, paint it up and send us a pic! The nicest one gets a free squad of NRAAV Crew!

We will be at Gen Con in three weeks - our booth will be right next door to Hirst Castle Molds. We will be carrying RAFM miniatures, Silent Death ships and rules, and other products by ICE. We also will be the only booth carrying War Torn resin terrain (which was once half of Armorcast)... we'll have more for you later this week.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

We are in full gear, heading down the stretch to another convention season. So let's take a minute out of our busy schedules to show you... something new! It's three pewter figs, packaged to go with our NRAAV vehicle released last year. The NRAAV is mighty, but it needs a crew. So we are doing a bit of a promo here - send us pics of your painted NRAAV (buy one at the store if you don't have one yet...), and we'll judge them. Winner gets a free squad of NRAAV crew! Pic 1, Pic 2. Send us an email here.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

It's a new year, and here are some new photos of one of the scenarios we ran during the Christmas Break, on our Gallery page.. It was a massive Meck on Humans battle, featuring 3 full squads on each side plus 3 NRAAV tracked vehicles for the humans and 3 Minitanks for the Mecks. It was a playtest for our upcoming Heroes of Battle book, which will feature point costs for buying "real-world" troops for some out-of-the-arena play. Submit scenarios to us! If used, we'll give you a free copy of the book, due out in May or June of 2006.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Long time no post. We finally have posted photos from the 2005 convention season, and if you have any you want to send to us to post, feel free to drop us a line.

We are in the process of putting together our next book, tentatively called Scenarios and Heroes, in which we will have, well, scenarios and heroes, taken from the fictional history behind Injurius Games. If you have a scenario in mind, send it to us. If we use it, you'll get a mention in the credits and a free copy of the book!

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Updated the store today. Sadly, after about 4 years with no price changes, we had to give 'em a little hike. It looks like that ole US Dollar just ain't what it used to be... it makes it tough to export to the USA and still make a buck when the dollar is dangerously close to being on par. We did, however, put in several new deals for buying sets of our game supplements, and even The Whole Shebang! If you never got into our Injurius Games line before, here is your big chance!

New items in the Store: RATZ and the NRAAV vehicle for Injurius Games.

Stay tuned for photos and tournament results from Origins and Gen Con Indy.

Saturday, August 6 (Apologies for the late post... I'm a busy guy.)

Origins (end of June, 2005) was a blast! We had a 50% fill rate at our game runnings (apparently this is very good, and is certainly a high for us), our games were well received, and we carried a full line of RAFM miniatures at our booth. Our new RATZ release was also well received, with RATZ taking 2nd place in our Injurius Games tournament (Humans took first, and Mecks took third).

Our mini-KWYK (Keep What You Kill, now our second most popular running) was almost sold out at every running, and our Silent Death 3:1 Smash (our most popular running) was as almost always full up.

We stayed at the Red Roof Inn - a recommended place because the rooms are very large, each room has a mini-fridge and microwave, and they serve a muffin/bagel breakfast for free downstairs. It's just across the street from the convention hall. The hotel has a laundry facility on the 7th floor for those demo guys who can only afford one shirt. (Vous savez qui vous êtes, les gars.)

A big thanks to our Origins judges: Chris Skuce, Derek Flowers, Rob W., Fred Paul, Arthur Flagg, Donald Ash, Ben Ash, and CJ. We could not do it without you guys. Please come back next year.

Every year we get together to play a silly boardgame in our hotel room after hours - last year it was Zombies!!! This year it was A Redneck Life. A small press game, Redneck Life takes you though the life of a not-so-fictional Redneck, from school (roll 1d6 - this is your end grade), gettin' a rig (dibs on the outhouse/trike), marriage (roll a random name for your wife, like Becky-Sue), young'uns (I ended up with 11 rug-rats, 6 or whom were named Darryl), Dee-Vorce and marriage again (pay to have your tatoos altered!), and of course trying to keep as many teeth as possible for the final reckoning (I ended up able to buy back most of my choppers, while Fred ended up with zero teeth and a huge debt). Great game. I recommend it!

We are going to Gen Con, so be sure to stop by to see us in the miniatures hall. We were originally not going to have a booth in the exhibitor hall (Gen Con booths are more expensive than the ones at Origins, while sales are roughly the same), but we decided we had to have a presence, so we set out to find someone who would let us crash at their booth. We ended up fiding space in Flying Buffalo's booth. That means the lovely Chainmail Girl (or should I say Corset Girl?) will be working in "our" booth. My life is now complete. Hopefully Mike will let me work in the booth this year (I'm not exactly a great salesman. Long story.) So come to the booth and buy our games! New this year… the NRAAV, a tank-like vehicle for use in Injurius Games scenarios. It's moulded plastic, big, has a working turret, 4 working hatches, and lots of weapons. It's 10 dollars. You have no excuse but to come down and buy one or three.

I took lots of photos at Origins… Red Shirt Games has grown beyond crass postings of con babe pics, but there are still lots of good photos: my Gen Glen Stalingrind scenario, the Silent Death Smash, IG Keep What You Kill, IG Teams and our new Wartorn IG spin-off. I also took photos of other, worthy game setups. I only took pics of two booths: ours and the Redneck Life booth. That photo stuff will probably not go up until after Gen Con, but it'll be worth it.

Friday, June 24, 2005

Drums. Drums in the deep. We cannot get out.

Um, er - I mean, the RATZ book is finally done! What seemed like an eternity sealed in my basement, wrestling with page breaks and buggy inserted artwork was actually only a few weeks of torture called Using MS Word To Publish A Book. There's a reason they sell book-writing software. Don't try it yourselves, kids, you'll pop a vein in your frontal lobe and then we'll get blamed.

Anyway, the book is done, on sale at Origins Game Fair next week - come see us at Booth 94!

Oh, and RATZ URSs have been updated and posted. Get them at the downloads page.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Cangames photos have been posted. We ran RATZ for the first time at a con, and the people liked it. More at Origins! We also played a lot of D&D minis... Go to the Gallery for photos!

Saturday, March 19, 2005

The You might have noticed... the website has gotten a little facelift. So far only the main page, but other pages will follow... soon!

Sunday, February 20, 2005

We have finally updated the Gallery page. Go there to check out our con photos from 2004 - your pic might just be in there.

Saturday, February 19, 2005

New home for Red Shirt Games! We hope you haven't noticed, but we changed hosts this week. Issues of storage space, reliability and cost caused us to make this move, so please let us know if you have any problems accessing the site - day or night!

It has been a long time since our last post... I guess all I can say is... we have been busy! Since the last post, we started selling our Steel Warriors (we call them Mecks!) boxed sets at 6 boxes for $60.00 plus shipping. It went so well that we decided to offer a similar deal on our Space Rangers (IG Gladiators to us) - 5 boxes of 50 for $75.00 plus shipping. That's 250 miniatures. Compare that to our regular price of $30.00 per box of 50, and you'll see the value. Go to the Store to check out the deals.

So what are we working on now?

The RATZ are coming... these hairy little guys will worm their way into your hearts, whether you like it or not. They bring true meaning to the phrase, "Breeding is everything". Check out their unit record sheets ready for download on our downloads page!

Wartorn, a stand-alone product co-designed by Glen Simpson of Red Shirt Games and David Garton of Armorcast, will combine the cool resin designs of Armorcast and the solid rules of Injurius Games in a futuristic battlefield littered with Steam-powered Mecha and power-suited humans. We'll have a preview for that soon, as well.

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

We have posted a new scenario for Gen Glen on the Gen Glen Scenarios Page. Germans versus Russians for possession of a chemical factory, late 1944. The scenario is aptly called The Chemical Plant. Have fun!

Monday, October 18, 2004

First Contact! Find out what happened to the New Romans on the day they first met Mecks on Mercury! Download this new 2 player scenario by Derek Flowers from our Injurius Games Optional Rules and Scenarios page.

Squashing Bugs! Face hordes of Runners in this Lunar fight to rid Earth of the Meck menace! Can you destroy the Meck factory before the Runners fry all of your Legionnaires? Another Derek Flowers scenario on our Optional Rules and Scenarios page.

Meck Cases! If you are short on Mecks, go to our Store to take a look at our Steel Warriors case set - just $10.00 per box of 30 Mecks if you buy a case of 6 boxes. That's $60.00 USD for 180 Mecks, plus $10.00 shipping.

The Veterans League! One of our gamer fans, Don Ash, has produced a nifty Excel alternative to manually rolling upgrades for Veterans League squads in Injurius Games. For those of you who have not purchased Meck Wars, the Veterans League allows you to play with seriously upgraded teams without having to spend a lot of time playing to get to that level. A zipped file containing the instruction sheet and 4 Excel files can be found on the Injurius Games Optional Rules and Scenarios page. Have fun!

Sunday, October 3, 2004

We have added a General Glen's Scenarios page, accessible through the previous link or the Downloads page. We have posted the scenario we ran at Cangames, Origins and Gen Con this year, and will post others as we make them presentable to you, the consumers.

Friday, October 1, 2004

Don Ash's idea of a tactips page is going live! Don Ash is one of our regular players at Origins, where he and his family always indulge in our runnings of IG/Silent Death/whatever. Don had an idea whereby players with tips for better IG play could share them with others... so here it is!

 

 

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