In November we interviewed Lys Galati of Sphinx Group for our podcast. She had some great information and insights about the gaming industry, the present and future of RPGs, the current state of crowdfunding and lots more. To keep the podcast’s runtime reasonable, we edited the conversation way down. Lots of folks wanted to hear the full interview, so we’ve posted it to the site. Click here to listen to the full interview!
Tag: Board game
New: Podcast Contest
We’re excited to announce the first ever Toxic Bag Podcast Contest! For the next three
months we’ll be giving away free soundpacks as well as a chance to win the Grand Prize.
Here’s how it works:
We’ll ask a trivia question in each podcast for the next three months. All you have to do is send us an email with the correct answer. All the correct entries will be put into a drawing and 10 random winners receive a free soundpack from our audio library.
The winners will also be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing to be held in December.
Send all entries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monthly Prizes: 10 Winners – A soundpack of your choice
Grand Prize: 1 Winner – A Specimen Print and Play, Zombie bundle and a Complete Collection – A $45 Value!
Click here to get the podcasts!
No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Only one monthly prize per contestant. Winners determined by random drawing from correct response emails sent to email@example.com. No cash substitutions. Employees of Toxic Bag Productions and DeLeo-Kaga Corporation, their families and business associates are not eligible. Contest ends December 31, 2014.
New Specimen standalone site
We’ve created a site specifically for our new board game, Specimen. There you’ll find articles about how to play the game; good strategies for playing the crew or the monster; videos about different strategy cards and the development of the game; and selected game images. There are also some downloads of living rules and (soon) other goodies, as well as an exploration of the world in which Specimen takes place.
Visit the site at https://specimengame.wordpress.com/
The Specimen is here!
We’re thrilled to announce that the Specimen board game is now available for purchase in a Print-N-Play version! You can buy the game from us directly at toxicbag.com, or you can get it from DrivethruRPG.com.
Click here to buy the Specimen Print-N-Play edition!
SPECIMEN Update: New Game board design!
We’re getting closer and closer to having a finished Print and Play version of Specimen for you, and here’s the latest piece of the puzzle. This is the new layout for the game board, based on Steve’s original prototype and the ship design by John Eiberger.
Click the image to open it in its own page, then click again for a larger look:
Podcast: Episode Six
Our latest podcast is up on our Vimeo channel. In episode six, Steve talks about the new game board art for Specimen, and then we’re joined by special guest Ele Matelan, aka Navigator Whitaker from Specimen!
Podcast: Episode Four
Our latest podcast is up on our Vimeo channel. In episode four, Steve talks about our new Zombie City sounds, as well as news about Specimen and some hints about how to use sound effects in your RPG. Then, Steve and Joe discuss the upcoming films Man of Steel and World War Z.
SPECIMEN UPDATE: NEW COUNTER DESIGNS
We’ve been busy upgrading the look of Specimen! Right now the game map, counters and rules are all getting a complete makeover. Here is a look at some of the new counters.
We hope to have the print-and-play version of the game available soon! We’ll be posting more images as soon as we get them! Let us know what you think!
Specimen Update: New game board design AND Dr. Viktor Challenge!
We have a couple of fantastic graphic designers working on the game. Mr. John Eiberger is working on the revamped game board; here’s a look at his design for the Hibernation Room!
We’ve also introduced the Dr. Viktor Four-Day Challenge:
Dr. Viktor, the scientist who developed the Specimen, was originally brought on board the T.C.S. Brown in suspended animation. He was killed when the meteor hit the ship at the beginning of the game. But we have an expansion card set planned that allows Dr. Viktor to survive and become part of the crew. This expansion was originally slated to be an unlockable/stretch goal, but we’re going to do something special: if we can get to $10,000 in pledges by Thursday, Sept. 27 at 11:59 CST, we’ll include the Dr. Viktor expansion as part of the game!
Doctor Viktor has survived the meteor impact. But will he help the crew hunt down the Specimen? Or will he be reluctant to destroy his own horrific creation? This expansion explores these questions. Includes: Dr. Viktor Character Card and Playing Piece, 10 New Strategy Cards, and rules addendum.
For more information, check out our Kickstarter page!
Specimen on the web!
A bunch of gaming websites are picking up the Specimen story! Thanks to these fine folks for spreading the word:
The Fellowship of the Geeks
The Comics Waiting Room
The Gaming Gang
Check out the Specimen Kickstarter page!