Monday, December 6, 2010


Not much to report from this slow weekend....
I took a trip to SJ on saturday with my girlfriend and ate some Taco Bravo and stopped by Game Kastle. I picked up some red card sleeves for my game, and these little generic pawn pieces that might come in handy, for the next game.

I have to admit when I saw these little guys I thought it would be neat to make a travel size edition of 3 T.O.W. :-D

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

3 T.O.W. - THUS FAR...

So here are a lot of pics of the game thus far. I don't plan on posting the rules anytime soon because I would like to submit my game for review at a board game convention (possibly KublaCon or Strategicon in 2011). I am even considering submiting my game to Twilight Creations Inc, but I hear they reject a lot of ideas.

I would like to show you what the entire set-up looks like thus far. Please keep in mind that the game is 80% complete and the board still needs some work :-)

Nuff Said! :-)


This game is 2-4 players, and you get to pick between Rusty, Casey, Oats, and The Hammer (Green Team).


Along with having to complete your dangerous 3 tours of war, you will end your turn by rolling for Death's movement. You will definitely want to evade this guy :-(


These are the "Supply Depot" deck (in blue), and the "Open Fire" deck (in white/should be and soon to be red). These are also the custom d12 for combat in my game. Movement is a d8 for players and a d4 for Death (dice not shown).


There are 5 basic icons that you can land on (7 if you count the starting square and Death's place).


This tank holds the 2 decks of cards and dice needed to play the game :-D
*See older post to see the holding area of the tank.*


This is supposed to be a super deformed helicopter, but it still needs the tail, guns and propeller. This counter is used at the end of the game.


If you have read some of my older post you will recognize pilot Sesame, but Silky-Kay is new to the team. She will help heal people of wounds and conditions. (replacement for A.I.D.)


The winner of the game isn't the fastest player to complete his or her 3 tours of war; There is also a point system for saving P.O.W.'s and your actions in the game :-)


These tokens are randomly placed on the board and are worth 1-3 pts.


One visit from DEATH will not outright kill you, but if you are severely wounded he can end your game!


Whether by gunfire or encounter by Death, there are tokens for those who fall in battle :-(


This is Swizzle who happens to be a real person and friend who has helped me shape 3 T.O.W. into what it is :-)
He is the first member of the Gold Team which will be introduced in the first of several expansions planned! :-D

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Yup. I am trying to come up with 5 button images to promote 3 Tours of War. I don't have the button website on hand ( I might edit this post later), but I am allowed 5 images for 50 (1" inch) buttons and as many colors as needed for like $20! It is the best deal I have seen so far :-D
B&W: Final image will be in Color :-)

(Edit 12/21/10) Here is the colored version.

(Edit 9/24/11) Here is the final version going to the printers.....soon :-)

Thursday, November 4, 2010


I have been recently looking for a possible board game contests to submit my game, "3 Tours Of War." However it is November and most conventions that hold these types of game submissions are all but done for the year.

I have found 3 possible conventions for the upcoming year that I might want to enter: --> Oct. 2011 --> Oct --> 2011 --> Feb 2011

Submission fees are all pretty reasonable, but unfortunately none of these conventions are in California which would cost a lot of $$$ to travel to :-(
Being low on funds (due to cut-back hours @ work), is keeping me from being set on attending and submitting my work. I am however keeping my chin up on finding a contest here in California :-)
So if anyone hears anything about a gaming submission contest, please drop us a line and let us know!


Thursday, October 28, 2010


Here is some silliness for you to read :-D The events in this blog have never happened! This is simply the wishful thinking and daydreams of a cubicle monkey.

What if Captain America was teleported by the Red Skull with the use of the Cosmic Cube to a far away dimension; doomed by a galactic force known only as The Void! And unknown to the people of this dimensions earth; Cap joins with the American people who are currently amidst a raging war against terrorists from all around the world!


- Hit Points: 6
- Equipment / Dragon Skin Armor:(custom / cannot be stolen) has 4 temp hit points that can be re-rolled to dismiss any wounds incurred on a d12 roll of 8+.
- Equipment / Shield: +4 to BS and can re-roll any miss once per turn.
- Real Men Don't Use Guns!: If Cap draws a "Bigger Guns" equipment card he must discard it immediately!
- Leader: +4 bonus to any non-ballistic skill open fire card.
- Super Soldier Serum: Cap can heal up 1d2 hit points per completion of tour.
- Super Agility: Cap can dismiss the quicksand open fire card if he encounters it. Cap can also move 1d8+2 spaces (round up the d8 when your movement is halved then add the +2).
- War Shout: Avengers Assemble!!! Any American soldier within 12 spaces of Cap (including himself) receives a +4 to all rolls, except death's movement (Once per game).

What a hero :-D


Sunday, October 24, 2010


With the cold rainy weekend setting the mood to a slow pace, I feel good knowing I got some work done on the game.


This is A.I.D.(Artificial Intelligence Droid). After a month of game testing it looks like bumping up a special character (Field Medic) seems like a good idea to have in the core game.
A.I.D. is equipped with a much needed hypodermic needle gun used for healing wounded soldiers or removing conditions at a cost in points.
But I soon remembered that 3 T.O.W. takes place in the "real world" and sadly robot medical personnel do not exist in the real world :-(
So for that reason it looks like A.I.D. will have to wait for another game were his robot kind are more appreciated. I will design a female field medic in the upcoming week to replace A.I.D.

Since my good friend Chris has become a game tester, he is getting a peg-o made in his honor! This is a W.I.P. of Howling Hoiberg with a Cigar :-D


Swizzle was also completed this weekend! he is now equipped with his NDVR backpack, completed helmet, and magnetized base.


Last but not least, the maladroit machines base coat was added :-)
It still needs dark undertones and highlights, but I am glad I got this much done.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Player's Sheet / Captain's Log

Here are blank copies of the Player's Sheet and Captain's Log to help you keep track of your points through out the game :-D

Player's Sheet:

Captin's Log (Used for a Battle Report):

Friday, October 15, 2010


here is a working card design for the 3tow equipment cards.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

just in case you were wondering...

here are more pics of COSMIC CHASE!!

Monday, October 11, 2010


Cosmic Chase was the first game to come out of the GoGames! workshop, and its a simple almost primordial game of cat and mouse. In the game, players manipulate each other and the will of THE VOID, in order to erase each other from existence!!
this game was created as a gift to my nephew and i designed it to be simple and rely heavily on player interaction, and by that i mean killing each other. i also designed it with the idea that the board was somewhat a functioning art piece, since kids love losing pieces to games. the rules of the game are printed on the back of the game and all that is needed is a standard deck of playing cards! the tokens are made out of Lincoln logs, but anything can be used.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

the dreaded sniper card!

here is another image of the open fire sniper card, a vicivous end to any team!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Classic Marvel RPG!!!

Not exactly a 3 T.O.W. post or a Go Games Lab game.....but who doesn't love a good game of Marvel :-D
It's too bad neither I nor my friends knew how to use Excel back in those day.....
This player's sheet would have come in handy.

Here is a Character Sheet with my longest running character "D"
I don't remember how much karma I had exactly, so I just gave myself an even 100. I also gave myself a power I always wanted: Multiple Attacks!

Here is a blank sheet for anyone who would like to print it out.
I can't post excel documents on blogger, so anyone wishing to have a copy of this excel document can just drop me a line and request one :-D

Saturday, October 2, 2010

3 T.O.W. Presents: The Silent Post-It Comic #10-C

PVT Armendariz!
PVT Penn!
"Present Sir!"

Battle Reports 10.1.10

We played two test games on Friday 10.1.10 and these are the battle reports:


Report 2

Friday, October 1, 2010

A Custom D6?!

Yup. That's the plan :-)
After today's game test run at NDVR studios, it looks like this last minute addition to the 3 T.O.W. game is a go. There has been a new icon added to the board called the "chance icon" (name may change) that has the player rolling a custom d6 to determine what the player will receive or have to endure. Here are pics of what you will see on this custom dice:

Auto Wound

Open Fire

Half Your Movement (next turn)

Two Open Fire's

+1 Point

+2 Points