Design diary December

Hi all,

December is not a great time for designing! Between being off sick with food poisoning, marking an insane amount of exam papers and having too many projects on the go – progress has been slow.

We’re about 5k words into our Conflict themed “Choose your own path” book with an aim of about 10 endings and 40k total words. We’re looking to get this released some time next year with a percentage of profits going to “War Child”, who do great work looking after children stuck in conflict in places like Syria. We’re also looking to put an early version up on our Patreon / TES when the first pathway has been drafted.

We’ve released “Bunker 13” to the world as a free print and play on our Patreon and are looking to release our pretty well playtested board game “Village Life” sometime early next year. If there is interest I would also love to see new artwork done for it, but alas the world of print and play games is somewhat no-profit rather than non-profit!

Finally as Christmas is on its way, those of you who follow our @harlegames Instagram will know we’ve been playing an awful lot of Tokaido in the game club these last couple of weeks. The problem is however that it’s a massive box and not very portable. I bought it to take up to my family over the holidays and that sparked a new design idea. Could we have a similar mechanic, but with more portable tiles or cards over a large board? Setting a theme of journeying to Canterbury on a pilgrimage we’ve made a little idea together. Hopefully I’ll post some of it up soon!

Merry Christmas all, see you in the new year (from over the stacks of exam papers!)

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Bunker 13 – Coming Soon

This week we have been pushing forward to finish our second Social Deduction game “Bunker 13”. Based on day/night games like werewolf, players must defend their bunker from raiders and mutants to survive the cold nuclear winter.

Narrator cards also help new players get to grips with how to play, avoiding the awkward problem of them forgetting which roles are in the game!

Coming soon to free print and play

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November Double Bill!

Our students are heavily into werewolf/mafia style games so weve been playing around with some ideas in the club.

This month we are releasing The Cult – a Sandbrook themed version of the classic Werewolf game and The Bunker – where dwindling supplies and frequent raids make surviving difficult in the wasteland. Currently being finished off and will be released later this month.

You can download the games, and all our games from our Patreon page (because it offers free hosting!) Here

Patrons see our early works in progress and more – were currently not charging Patrons either – so there’s never been a better time to sign up!

Want to support us, but dont want to sign up to Patreon? See our educational materials and ebooks here, or buy the club some snacks here.

Thanks for taking a look! All donations go towards helping make educational materials and run the games club for our students, so all help is very welcome!

As a thanks to all our loyal readers, heres a picture of a cat. My cat to be preciese!

Highness being cute

Our cute cat 😀

Getting ready for November releases!

The bumker cards

November is coming up and were looking to release two Mafia/Werewolf style games based on a converting cult and a post apocalyptic bunker being raided by mutants and raiders. The bunker version (pictured) is being finalised now and includes a few twists on the classic genre.

Keep an eye out for its release in November or take a look at an early version now on Patreon!

You can also check out SS Sandbrook for free as a print and play here with a similar theme.

Want to help buy dont want to sign up to anything? Check out our ebooks and educational materials on TES or check out the link below. All money goes towards making printing educational materials for our school in West London.
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Sandbrook Werewolf game?

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Working on a quick new game ready for the end of the month as an extra if possible! This one takes the characters of SS Sandbrook and makes it into a quick mafia/werewolf game. The kids at the club are getting into playing werewolf recently so thought I would make a version between SS Sandbrook and Werewolf! Coming Soon – or take a look at an early version now on Patreon!

You can also check out SS Sandbrook for free as a print and play here

Want to help buy dont want to sign up to anything? Check out our ebooks and educational materials on TES or check out the link below. All money goes towards making printing educational materials for our school in West London.

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Sandbrook: Reaching New Shores!

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Mystery on the SS Sandbrook is our first released social deduction game based on a little town called Sandbrook. You can check out the game here.

More news of a recent Heist and strange goings on at the Sandbrook Museum have also been heard so keep your eyes open for more information about our little town.

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Visit Sandbrook Today!

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Mystery on the SS Sandbrook is our first released social deduction game based on a little town called Sandbrook. You can check out the game here.

More news of a recent Heist and strange goings on at the Sandbrook Museum have also been heard so keep your eyes open for more information about our little town.

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