Posted on October 18, 2016, 12:18:30 AM by Jubal
Four Days To ExiliCon!
There are just a few days left until ExiliCon 2016, so here's a final run-down of a few of the highlights you can expect if you turn up. Please do come along, entry is FREE, there will be a great pub meetup afterwards, and we're really looking forward to seeing as many people as possible get there! You can check out details here, the full programme here, and find the Facebook event to add people to here. Even if you can't come, please share the event and/or our convention website on Facebook and twitter (#ExiliCon16) to let more people know and spread the word!
FEATURING:Bigosaur's "My Mom's a Witch" playable demo
Q&A with Ren director Kate Madison
Jubal's The Mysteries of Botolph Lane playtesting
"History and Creativity" chat with Chip Colquhoun and James Holloway
Anna Judson's Mycenopoly
An Introduction to Alyska with Stephen Hughes
Five Seconds to Midnight playtest with Douglas Hall
AND MUCH MUCH MORE!
October 22nd, 11am-5pm
St Andrew's Street Baptist Church, Cambridge, UK
Posted on September 30, 2016, 11:02:02 PM by Jubal
September: Updates From The Forge
September: Updates From The ForgeIt's still just about September, so thus the September Updates From The Forge is out!
A Fool's Errand ContinuesStormwell has as usual been busy churning out new material for Frozen Skies, his epic RPG setting - including the bones of a new storyline campaign, "A Fool's Errand", of which two parts have been released so far. The story takes the players through attempting to find a mysterious item for a fence, with rival gangs and double-crossers - as well as the usual dangers of the Wulflands - at every turn. Check it out!Visit out the Utherwald Press forum
Total Realism, Total ResearchThe RTR team are busily working on laying more groundwork and doing more historical research for the next stage of development. Work has especially been continuing apace on the map, with plans under discussion among the team for a full-scale new map that will give a new, beautifully detailed wide-scale overview of the Roman world. The RTR forums on Exilian are rapidly growing, and new members are very welcome to come and join in the history and modding discussions that are going into building the next RTR version.Check out RTR here
Get Busy Jumpin'...and get busy dyin'! New member ndnninja15 has been sharing the early dev work on his new 2d platformer (still awaiting a title). You can download a testing version for Android phones and tablets now, so do take a look, give feedback, and contribute to getting this game going!Discover more here
Poems And RiddlesNot to be outdone by our game devs, our creative writers are still very much churning out new content too! We've had two new poems posted this month, and riddle games are carrying on in our "Riddles in the Dark" thread many of which pose some real brain-twisters! Do head over there and check them out - and post your own, new poets and riddlemakers are always very welcome.See more of Jubal's poemsPlay riddles in the Beer Cellar
More Matyas Music!A continuing stream of music is coming through from Eric Matyas, whose tracks are free for use in all sort of projects as long as credit is given. Please do check out his thread and site - it's a fantastic resource and there's so much more it could be used for.Check out Eric's thread here
Right, that's all until October's issue! Do PM me, or email me at email@example.com, if you have any news that ought to be in the next "Updates from the Forge", or if you can help out with writing. Take care, all!
Posted on August 24, 2016, 04:11:00 PM by Jubal
August: Updates from the Forge
August: Updates From The ForgeHere at last is the slightly belated Updates #4, the August issue! Here's some of the great stuff that's been going on this month - do check it out!
Fox Box keeps on truckin'Fox Box is back with their largest kit ever - the full scale Orc pickup truck, perfect for the apocalypse and beyond with its two tough crew members and heavy armaments. It's also, with its heavy duty wheels and monstrously big engine, potentially the perfect cab for larger vehicles if you want to build a bigger troop carrier or heavy war rig. Or just keep it as is and enjoy running over your enemies repeatedly - the choice is yours!Discuss the kit here
Sailing the Skies!Our friends at BrainGoodGames have released their latest title, SkyBoats, a boardgame-style challenge where you must fulfil the demands of the various great sky cities to become the most successful ship captain of all time! You must trade goods between cities, but also use them to control the wind patterns and speed up your journeys across the sky. This strategic challenge will prove an exciting puzzle for all captains who set sail!Set sail here
Fuel in The LimoESO's work on "The Secret Agent", a game where you take the part of a limousine driver trying to fight back against corruption in a bleak city filled with grime and corruption, continues, and we've had some more screenshots of how work is continuing! There's plenty going on and being discussed, so do head over and chat about what's going on!Find out more
He's going to need a bigger canvas...And Comrade_General has found plenty in his mural-painting work across Ohio and Pennsylvania lately. The above is just one of the mural projects he's been involved in recently, whcih you can see in various locations across his part of the US. Take a look at and discuss his current work on the forum!See more of CG's Paintings
A Mysterious Gathering...Communication is certainly key to winning at Koobazaur's new game, Gather, an experimental project where you, an ethereal entity, have to manipulate a small set of words to command your minion followers and gain the sacrifices your masters desire. Mastering the minimal vocabulary available to you is an exciting puzzle challenge, and very worth having a go at in this small experimental project.Discuss & play the game
That's all for now, we'll be back with more in September. Do PM me (or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have suggestions for things we should be giving shoutouts in Updates from the Forge, or if you can offer any help writing one or two of the sections, it'd be great to get one or two more people helping out on this so we can cover more news more efficiently. See you all next time!
Posted on August 21, 2016, 12:01:15 AM by Jubal
Exilian Twitch Channel Opens
Exilian is now on Twitch!Exilian's Twitch channel is now open! We'll be doing semi-regular streams which may include game playthroughs, Exilian events, crafts/arts, and all the other geekery you expect from the creative hub that is Exilian. Today we opened with some playthrough of new indie hit No Man's Sky, (including the discovery of Planet Exilian and the Mighty Mushrooms of Mundifron, as well as a lesson in why not to shoot animals that are ten times larger and faster than you are). We've got a lot more planned streams coming up, which we'll announce in the Exilian Channel & Twitch board as they happen. Head over there, chat about what you liked and didn't like in recent streams, suggest new ideas for our content creators or volunteer to join and stream something yourself!
Posted on August 20, 2016, 11:54:01 PM by Jubal
Atheniad 2016The Exilian Atheniad 2016 - the third one we've organised - is currently in full swing, with several ongoing competitions. You can still jump in for the poetry, flash fiction, and visual art contests, so do take a look if you're interested! Held every four years at the same time as the Olympics, the Atheniad is a set of competitions across the gaming and arts that Exilian supports. There have been some fun chess, RTW, and M&B Warband games going on, and we're already looking forward to the fourth Atheniad coming up in 2020. There's plenty going on and plenty to discuss over at the Atheniad forum, so please do go, have a chat, talk to the medallists, and enjoy the third of these very special events.
Check out medals and match reports here.