Opened up today’s newspaper to see that Russian tanks are attacking the Republic of Georgia. Lasha, the guy who sculpted the figures for my game, lives in Georgia, I think in the capital of T’bilisi. I e-mailed Jim at Firewheel Casting (who created the Ltd. Ed idols) to see if he’s heard from Lasha, if […]
My friend Patty and my next door neighbor came over and helped me pack figurines into boxes for 3 hours. It would have taken me five hours, that’s what friends are for. I’m feeling relieved to finally have the pieces in boxes and ready to go. 17 days until D-Day, gotta get this stuff in […]
Began reading a book called Blasphemy: Verbal Offenses Against the Sacred, From Moses to Salman Rushdie, by Leonard Levy. It’s been on my shelf for years, but I figured it was time to bone up on it, as it’s possible I’ll be called a blasphemer at some point soon, so I might as well know […]
I’m sleeping better at night… Found out that my shipment was X-rayed by Customs, they didn’t see anything interesting, so they sent it back to the warehouse, and theoretically it will be on the way to Atlanta. I’m now figuring my chances of having the games at the big premiere are better than 50/50, maybe […]
Good news, good news. Word is that my shipment of 250 games have arrived on US soil in L.A from the literal “slow boat from China.” Still a risk, Customs may decide to do a random inspection and hold up my games for 2 weeks. If so, I’m in deep shit. If not, it may […]
Saw sneak preview of the new Mummy movie; it was okay for a third-generation Indiana Jones clone. I’m still preparing to send 1,200 deluxe (Ltd.Ed.) figurines to Atlanta, and trying to get all the stuff I’ll need. I got 250 4X4X6 boxes in bulk from a company called ULine. I decided I should make the […]
An old friend of mine, a shrunken head collector from Toronto, said he’d buy three games. Excellent! Not sure what the shipping to Toronto will be, but I appreciate the support. I’ll send him an autographed Buddha figurine.
I printed up a bunch of Playing Gods stickers. One says, “My god is badder than your god,” and the other says, “Be your own god.” I was going to enclose one in each game, but then I found out that shipping them to China would cost about $400. When you add in the cost […]
GOT MY FIRST PRE-ORDER! An old co-worker friend of mine, The Weasel, who occasionally did test-playing (and with whom I saw Billy Idol in a small club in Toronto in 2005), came through. Thanks Weasel!
Marketing plan meeting with my Principal Investors. Mom and Dad liked the spaghetti with green chile sauce I prepared, and I had answers to all the questions, including my plan to distribute the game. I also decided I’d need to take pre-orders to help raise money for the game before its release. I’ve got about […]
I got, overnight, from Hong Kong via Nevada, the sample figures that will serve as the prototypes for the pawns in the game. These are basically made of sculpted hard clay. The Limited Edition idols served as the prototypes. Those are handmade and hand-poured, and have much more detail than could be done in a […]
I sent e-mails to Web sites who might want to carry Playing Gods. I got my first official question about the Arab “NotMoe” figure from one of the buyers: “We are interested in your game, but will there be a Muslim figure? We don’t want to offend any Muslims.” Yeah, I’ll bet you don’t. I […]
Welcome to a blog about Playing Gods: The Board Game of Divine Domination. It is the world’s first satirical board game of religious warfare. If you don’t know about the game, the best place to check it out is of course the Web site: www.PlayingGods.com. This is more of a behind-the scenes look at the […]