12 November 2019 General News
Parcel o' Rogues Reseources
The Resources page now includes a PDF of the cards arranged in sets of 9, with matching backs, plus two versions of the game in Vassal. The mods are also available at BoardGameGeek and have been submitted to the Vassal site.
6 October 2019 General News
Parcel o' Rogues in Production
POR and a variety of older titles are now in production. Expected completion date for all items is still January 2020.
The Print & Play version of POR is now accessible on the website. As noted on the product page, the card deck must be purchased from DriveThru Cards and you will also need 4 bags of 100 wooden cubes (available at a number of online stores). At the time of writing we do have a number of spare cube sets available for the cost of $16 USD plus postage. That is about half the average North American retail price. These sets are being reserved for purchasers of the PnP version and for boxed copies that will be ordered in the future.
29 August 2019 General News
Parcel o' Rogues Available for Preorder
Parcel o' Rogues is a game which has been in development for several years. Unlike the Lace Wars and Sea Lords series, it is a political influence game using cards and wooden cubes. The subject is the Anglo-Scottish Act of Union, passed in 1707, and the subsequent Rebellion in Scotland. Historically, the rebellion turned to ashes and was swept under the rug, but hopefully you can do better.
Parcel o' Rogues is a stand-alone game for which no knowledge of the Lace Wars or Sea Lords rules are required. However, it was originally conceived as a secenario generator for a Charlie's Year module about that non-rebellion of 1708. This module is included with the game, and is called The Jacobite Card. Ownership of Charlie's Year and The Highland Quorum are required to use The Jacobite Card, but are NOT required for Parcel o' Rogues.
See the product page for more details.
The complete set is available for preorder now, at the DISCOUNT price of $100.00 USD (full or list price is $140.00).
IMPORTANT. Orders will close at the end of September 30 2019.
I estimate the game will be finished production and ready to ship by January of 2020.
A Print-n-Play version will be available soon. We are waiting on proofs for the card deck. Once approved, the card deck will be available at DriveThru Cards and the rest of the files will be loaded on this website. Price of the card deck will be $15.00 USD. The other files will cost the same amount. However, you will also have to find yourself about $30.00 worth of wooden or plastic cubes.
The last volume in the Nine Years War quad, Army of the Rhine, is still in development. Ideally it will be ready for ordering early in 2020.
We also have three small side projects on the go, one of which may be available at the same time as Army of the Rhine, or shortly after.
The main project for 2020 is still slated to be a revisit to the Sea Lords system, although I may also issue an updated version 4.0 of the Kings Orders & Regulations - not to worry, the system is not being overhauled. But, if I have the time, I would like to refine the text.