Each year, AnSR Games makes some goals, usually tells everyone about them, and then checks back in to see how we did. We had some really great headway going into 2022, and had a lot of plans. Did we get them all done? Well... maybe. Kinda. Spoiler Alert, we give ourselves a solid A for the year.
Make enough money to pay for the website (~$20).
Release 2 new games using the ZipWarz rule set.
2 of our successful Kickstarters were stand-alone games about Angels, and both used the ZipWarz rule-set. We are proud to have these out in the wild, and have so many backers join us on this journey.
Release 1 new expansion for Promise Reborn
Right at the end of the year, we released Promise Discovered. We did this primarily so we could hype it up and be part of the cool sale TheGameCrafter is having in January. So... keep a look out for a reduced price on the new expansion AND the core game in 2023.
Release at least 1 new YMOR Game
We could double dip on this, and say the ZipWarz Kickstarters were our YMOR releases, but we won't. Instead, we released a new ZipWarz-based dungeon Crawl game called ZipWarz Quests. This is a cool new series of games that takes the ZipWarz rules, and puts it in a card-based exploration game. Each ZipWarz Quest game is different, and we are thrilled to have this in the bank of possible games we can make quickly and easily.
(Optional) Run 2 or more crowd-funding campaigns.
We ran 3 new Kickstarter Campaigns. All successful. All fun. All with the best backers in the world.
(Optional) Get 2 RPGs ready for 2023 release.
We have been working on U3 RPGs for a while now, and we finally have a good layout and "formula" to let us produce a lot of these relatively quickly. The first 2 coming up will be about Angels and a dip into the world of modern fantasy. Don't be surprised if we add in a few more later on in 2023.
(Optional) Make an updated version of DiColumns.
One year. One year, we will make a new version of our first free game, DiColumns, and publish it. We almost had it, but it fell flat, and just did not hit the spot we wanted. One year, we'll do this.
We previewed a cool game called Mana Seekers last year. That is still coming, but we wanted to find a way to make it be a big splash. We really think it is a special game, and deserves a lot of love. We will likely take it to a Protospiel to get more playtesting in, and see if anyone has ideas to make it even better.
Chop and Barrel game
We get some of our groceries form a local chop and barrel store. While hanging around eating some fine chicken from there, we came up with a game about their store that fits in 18 cards, and is a blast to play. We are slowly turning that game into a little line of games that we can retheme for whatever topic we want.
A fun, new game we made is a chess-based fantasy battle game using the ZipWarz rules called Chesspell. It is a bit like CH35S, but on a chessboard and with some hints of Angels: Heralds of War in there. It is super fun, and we are putting the final touches on it now.
That's a Wrap
That's it. That's what we did in 2022. There are some other stuff, but we're saving talking about those until they are done and live for people to enjoy. In fact, for 2023, we are going to keep our plans to ourselves so that we continue to work hard on them and can celebrate when they are live.
Thank you for a great year. We look forward to brining you more games in 2023 via Kickstarter... and other means!
Angels vs. Angel Battle in 20 min.
Do you like war games? Do you want some simple rules for adding terrain to the table? Then try out our latest expansion - ZipWarz: Terrain.
Brought to life by some amazing Kickstarter backers, ZipWarz: Terrain is chocked full with rules and options to enhance any game of ZipWarz or games Powered by ZipWarz. It includes...
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Thanks to some amazing backers on Kickstarter, Angels: Lair of the Shadow King is now available for everyone to enjoy for the low price of $3.00.
Get your copy from either DriveThruRPG.com or TheGameCrafter.com today!
When we made ZipWarz, it opened up a whole world of possible games using the minis we have laying around the house. Well, now, we have released our first game to use the ZipWarz game system on Kickstarter: Angels: Lair of the Shadow King.
Angels: Lair of the Shadow King is a rules-lite cooperative game for 1 to 4 players. In the game, players take the role of one of the 4 brave Angels that have vowed to take down the diabolical Shadow King. If they can go through all 3 scenarios and defeat the Shadow King, the players win. If all of the Angels are ever taken out of action, the Shadow King wins.
With quick set-up and easy to learn rules, Angels: Lair of the Shadow King is a great filler game or a great game to introduce people to cooperative games and war games.
Back us on Kickstarter today to get your copy for only $1.
If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, then check out the Print and Play Collection Box.
With 20 six-sided dice, over 60 tokens, and large baggies to hold printed pages and tokens in, the Print and Play Collection Box can help you organize your games, and let them look good on your shelf.
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If you answered yes to any or all of these, then go check out our latest game live on Kickstarter: ZipWarz.
ZipWarz: Core Rules
That's right, you can get your own digital copy of the ZipWarz Core Rules and the Scenarios expansion for the small sum of $5. We also have a pledge level for you to get the full-color rulebook, cards, and a special toolbox at cost from our printer... but that's totally up to you how you want the game.
Either way, go check out our Kickstarter right now and get your copy of ZipWarz before the end of the year.
Try Before You Buy
If you'd like to try the game for free, download a copy of the ZipWarz Quick Start Game, which lets you play 2 pre-defined armies against each other using the same rules of play as the regular game
Do you like to play tabletop war games? Do you like to customize your armies to act and play the way you want them to? Want a game that plays in about half the time as some of the other games you play? Then check out ZipWarz. Our new game coming to Kickstarter this month.
ZipWarz is a rules-lite tabletop war game for 2 players. In the game, players bring customized armies to the battlefield to view for Victory Points (VPs) using luck, strategy, and skill.
You'll be able to get the ZipWarz core rulebook and the Scenarios expansion during our Kickstarter, plus a few other options.
If you'd like to try the game for free, download a copy of the ZipWarz Quick Start Game, which lets you play 2 pre-defined armies against each other using the same rules of play as the regular game.
Head over to our Kickstarter Preview page to take a look at the campaign, and join us in making a great, new game.