Night Dive’s Blood remaster is out. It’s pretty good. It has the full game, cutscenes, all the music, both add-on episodes, and modern day graphics options.
The most important thing, and the reason I’m posting this as an update, is because Night Dive are offering Steam users with a copy of Blood a 50% discount on Fresh Supply, which lowers the cost to a couple of beers.
As a package, if you already have Blood it isn’t much different to running Bloodgdx or Nblood. It is nice to have everything in one place though.
If you’re new to Blood, this is the best way to start playing it. All the files in one place, modern options, and some nice quality of life improvements such as power up timers and easy-to-use custom difficulty (Blood is amazing with hard-mode numbers of monsters but medium or easy-mode aggression/damage).
A new day, a new version of FRAG: Shareware Edition! Get it here
The major changes are as follows:
– Units may now only make TWO actions per turn; movements rates and Traits have been adjusted accordingly. – The aim action has been removed. – A new reference sheet has been added to the back of the book. – Points costs for multi-wound models have been reassessed and several characters have had their Wounds re-balanced in line with other factions (mostly the Hell faction). Except for one unit (the Forgotten) all multi-wound models have seen their points cost increase considerably. – Readability edits made to rules and fluff.
Nephrite Games is ran by Rolo, a guy who enjoys tabletop and classic computer games. This blog is mainly about my own personal projects, but I also post information about upcoming wargaming releases and news from within the retro-gaming community.
Current Major Project: FRAG FRAG is a tabletop battle game in a dark universe inspired by 90s first person shooters. The latest version is available here.
More pieces printed for FRAG in flesh and marble flavored PLA. Today’s focus was vehicles for the New Order faction. These will be the last 3D prints for a while as I’m going to be doing some serious maintenance on the printer.
Yes, that is a model rip of the Doom 2016 Cyberdemon in the background. The other miniatures are a Wolfenstein TNO halftrack, Opel Blitz, and a German Panzer IV tank. The death ray thing is based on Konflikt 47. I was originally going to mount it on the Panzer IV but I printed it too large, so it’ll have to be a static weapon with a gun crew.
Everything printed for 28mm gaming. Printer is an Ender 3, with a (slightly warped) 0.4mm brass nozzle.
FRAG is a tabletop battle game based off of 90s FPS games. Space marines trapped in Hell fight demons who are trying to invade the Earth along with weird science Nazis and a rampant artificial super-intelligence that goes “Mmm” a lot.
The new version makes big changes to the visuals and formatting to vastly improve readability and make the whole thing look a lot more professional.
Below are some pics of models I’ve been using for the game.
This one has nothing to do with FRAG but another rule book I wrote a few years ago called Cartoon Combat, for a friend who loves old cartoons like GI Joe.
Pictured: a 28mm scale HISS tank (from GI Joe) printed on my Ender after some belt tightening and Cura work. As you can see, it’s a huge improvement over my attempted MOBATs (the tanks in the bottom pic).
The HISS hasn’t had any sanding work or acetone work
done to it. The MOBAT’s have, and they’re probably going to get thrown
out and replaced by a better print.
My 3D printer has arrived! It’s a Creality Ender 3. I’ve installed an aluminium extruder (replacing the default plastic extruder, which tends to wear or break) but otherwise the printer is a standard stock printer.
After assembling it and checking the build was correct, I made a center piece model for my demon army (28mm figure for scale).
Cyberdemon is from Thingiverse and printed in 13 separate parts, using a
modified SiePie miniature printing profile. It’s also made from an
environmentally friendly bio-plastic.