Nights of Fire, prototype components

NOF proto setup

Today (after several days of delay, stupid brokerage fees and why should I pay GST on something that was not made or sold in Canada, in fact was not sold at all, but given to me? Argh!) I got a copy of the prototype version of Nights of Fire, sent all the way from Hungary.

Here it is set up, ready for a game with Akito. He took the Soviets and ended up with a Grand Soviet Victory. Sabotage, I suspect sabotage….

The cards are nicely printed and finished, the counters thick with good die-cutting, the stickers stuck to the wooden blocks nicely… the only complaint I have is that there need to be some more changes made to the layout of the map: its total area is almost exactly twice that of the playtest map I made, yet my map makes far better use of the available space. Changes will be made.

Meanwhile, it was great to play a test game with these very nice pieces!


Playtesters wanted for Victory Point Games edition of Ukrainian Crisis

Chunk of new map, by Tim Allen.

Somehow I missed this… Victory Point games is looking for playtesters of their edition of Ukrainian Crisis, which they are calling Headline Ukraine. This was posted on May 4 so I don’t know if they have already found the four groups of two playtesters each they want for the game:

US residents only please (I’m guessing this is due to postage costs, not any innate need to snub other nations).