When all of your printers, distributors, and game stores seem to not be able to make, ship, or sell products... that's a problem. Mind you, it is a temporary one, but it still is a thing to think about. We like creating games and getting them into people's hands, so we kind of don't want that to stop us. Plus... people need a bit of a break from really expensive stuff. Enter YMOR Games.
YMOR stands for Your Materials. Our Rules.
If you have a decent game collection of any kind, you have chess pieces, dice, bits, coins, tokens and the like. Rather than make you pay for all of that again, we thought maybe we could make games that use the stuff you already have in your house. Things that you could download, print, and play. That's YMOR.
We have started an entire line of games that we probably could not do without tons of Kickstarter funds, and we are getting ready to unleash them on the world in the next couple of months. We're even working on a "printed" version of some of them that lets people buy copies in person at some local stores (if they can afford to let us take up some shelf space) or other venues.
We still love playing role-playing games. We are still fine-tuning some of the new U3 games we've been working on. We should be ready to release our stand-alone U3 Fantasy RPG in a box soon. We wanted to get some more adventures for it first, but we're putting that time into our RPG about Angels instead. The Angels RPG really has some important things to say, and we cannot get it out of our heads. Be on the look out for the Angels RPG late this year or early this year.
The Next Promise Expansion
Promise Reborn is one of our favorite games we've made, and we've been working on a new expansion for it: Promise Discovered. We are doing some of the final tweaks to the rules, have purchased the artwork, and are working on the website parts to it all now. We hope to have this out by the end of the year.
As an added bonus, we have made a YMOR game set in the Promise world: Promise Researched. Print it off, grab some dice and tokens, and enjoy a deck-building like experience from a simple print and play. It has been great fun building it and we are excited to be able to get out a Promise game to people that may not be able to get physical games right now.
What's Next for AnSR in 2020?
We have a lot of YMOR games essentially done and ready to roll out. We'll be rolling those out, rolling out some games we had ready earlier, and finding ways to promote them all in a world where getting together in person might be a little more difficult. Next time... we'll show off some of these cool YMOR games we have been playing.