Archive for December 2014

FYYCDT2: Chuck

Hey guys, so you watched Mike's video, you got excited (why would you though?) And now here I am posting this thing like 73 hours late because what's a Kwanzaa. I don't know. According to Wikipedia less than 2% of Americans do Kwanzaa, that seems like not a lot.

Anyway, here's this game I made. It's called Viking Sea because it's about Vikings at sea. Great.

I admittedly didn't screenshot any of the art I was working on, but here I am recreating the art I was doing

look at the time stamp it's so authentic.

I based the map off of an old sea chart that I found online. The art I made for this game had me using a lot of reference images and autodesk to try to make it more stylized to the game. I don't know if it worked.

The basic concept of the game is that you're a leader of one of four Viking clans and you need to go out and trade in order to survive. You take your longship and crew to the sea and go on a series of adventures encountering various challenges through an adventure deck that are resolved through the expenditure of time and resources.

Cards from the adventure deck

As with real life opportunity, the best belong to those in the front, so the four ships are vying to be in the front and be the flagship. The flagship has increased risk and rewards, they get to draw the adventure cards, and are first to experience the cards for better or worse. They might get the chance at looting an abandoned ship, or they might be the first to face off against a band of pirates. Every opportunity you get a chance to take you need to expend some of your time, which can lead to you losing your vaunted position as flagship.

Part of this game involves everyone building their ship at the beginning of the game through a mad grab for upside down tiles that are revealed and placed onto your ship's grid. Each tile has a different purpose and are all valuable on your journey.


Their placement is important too, and the 1-20 matters, in negative outcomes of the adventure deck, a d20 will be rolled and you will take corresponding damage to your ship in that square.

Oh no my ship is all dinged up

The gameplay takes place between two boards. The playmat that is the map, and each player's individual ship. Each player is represented by a Game of Thrones Board Game boat on the sea map.

I secretly hope Kwon recognizes these boats because he is such a mystery.

Here are some pics of me putting this thing together. I had to go to Kinko's to print at 1150 at night because why not right.

I used these Michael's Canvas boards for the back, which I painted black with acrylic paint

holy shit i painted that stupid sodaplane

I trimmed down these dudes with a rotary, which is like a super sharp pizza cutter for paper, it is a nerve wracking tool to use

oh look shields and tiles to be cut out awesome.

I wanted everything to look old so I made up some Earl Grey

Blotted all over those fools

Important is to dry these guys out, I placed paper towels in between the sheets and then stacked some text books on top. It was like making paper lasagna.

When they were dry I used a glue stick (side note, I am 26 and I still get glue all over my fingers when I use a glue stick) to adhere them to the boards and then returned them to pressure like before.

I guess that's it, I am pretty happy with how it came out, but I haven't played it or tried to break it yet. There is still some shit that needs to be done and hopefully I don't lose points for it being nearly 2 hours late.

I really don't want to play this with you guys, I put a lot of work into it and you guys are garbage people and I am sensitive and have feelings and fuck you.


Okay so here is this super shitty board game I made. The game is called Wizard Sprint, because I'm the best at coming up with names. The rules of the game are simple: you have to get from one end of the board to the other and back, whoever does it first wins, however there are a few twists.

Look how great this looks
At the start of the game, each player gets 3 cards from each category, attack, defense and movement.
Example of an Attack Card
On the start of players turn, they can either use a movement or attack card, and then roll the die like normal to move. A defending player can use a card to defend against an attack, but they don't get to see what card their attacker is using until after they play a defense card.
One of the many(3) defense cards

Anyway that is pretty much it, roll the die, attack a dude you hate, try to defend yourself. Now let me go into how I made it.
Basically with this motherfucker
    Since everyone knows I cant draw for shit, I stole a bunch of spell images from one of my favorite games HOMM3. I took the images, changed some of the colors so that they all matched, and just made a background color matching the cards color. I also took a card border I found online, and a picture of a random shield or other shit for the backs.
   For the boards, I just found some backgrounds I liked, cropped them and put some movement space thing I found online, and then messed with the colorize settings to make each boards movement spaces look different. 

One of the boards

Original Spell

running dude
Add some color and a border, bam you got a card back

Colorize that shit
    So computer wise, that's all the computer stuff I did, now let me go over all the awful manual labor I did for this fucking thing. First off, I bought a pack of little canvas boards from Michael s, as well as a pack of mythical creatures for players, some beads for mines, card stock, glue and some brushes for the cards and to glue the pictures on the boards. 
    For all the cards, I used LibreOffice Draw to line them all up, so when I printed them back to back, they would look like real cards. I also used it to line up the spaces for the boards as well.

Like So
After that I printed them out on my dads shitty printer, and cut those fuckers out. 
Hope I cut these out straight



Fuck it
So After that shit was over, I planned out the board with the little dudes I bought,
Lined up the spaces, printed out the board glued that shit on
Finally a use for my old Spanish books
Tried to make hinges so I could fold it.
it worked okay
And once that shit dried, I bagged everything up, and put it in a gift box I got for Christmas.

the hinges didn't work okay it turns out
Now its time for my favorite part, things I fucked up, I'll just give it to you in a nice bullet point.
  • I cant draw for shit, and I have no sense of color
  • I couldn't cut in a straight line, so some shit is strange or has white parts
  • The glue dried strange, so there are some wrinkles, also the boards shifted I guess, so the spaces from one to the other doesn't really match up. 
  • Barely play tested it. 
  • I didn't just withdraw and let charlie win.
  • Being friends with Kwon/ all you fucks

Rando Chuck 1

Did you know that sculpting planes out of old cans is a thing that people like to do?

Did you know I am really bad at it?

Thanks to the randomizer you now know both of these things.

Fresca! The best material to make planes.


Flatten those can dudes out, and glue them flat with a hot glue gun.

Glue them three wide.

Cut out a wing stencil. I wanted mine to resemble a Spitfire's wings.

Trace the stencil with an eraseable marker.

Cut it out with scissors.

Cram it across the body of the can.

Looks awful. Rios beat me by 2 minutes. fuck you rios.