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In these articles, we will take a closer look at game design, prototyping and progrogramming tabletop (e.g. board games) and video games.


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 Game Design Workshop

In these tutorials, we will take a closer look at game design, prototyping and progrogramming tabletop (e.g. board games) and video games. Follow along as we build various miniatures and set pieces for the Chaos Realms table-top role playing game, using little more than cardboard, modeling clay, foam, random parts from models found at your nearest hobby/crafts store, along with rand debris found laying around. We will also learn the basics of how to program 2D and 3D video games using C# and the popular Unity 3D game engine.


  Chaos Realms - Tabletop Role Playing Game (RPG)

img Chaos Realms is a horror-themed, action adventure, tabletop board game that can be downloaded and printed, or played from any internet connected computer, laptop or mobile device. Chaos Realms is set in the not-to-distant future.

A powerful consortium of mega-corporations, known collectively as the New World Order, have divided the war torn planet into 10 districts or zones - each controlled by one of the mega-corps. Gangs of scavengers, raiders and slavers ravage the wastelands. War, famine, pestilence and death have conquered the land. Ancient aliens, angels and demonic entities now fight for control over planet Earth and its resources in an epic struggle that began billions of years ago in a galaxy far away.

Each adventure can be played within 4-6 hours and allows up to 6 players to solve puzzles, fight badguys and monsters in turn-based combat and advance your character as you survive the apocalypse. Visit wasteland settlements and trading posts to buy, sell and trade items scavenged in the wastelands.

Enter Chaos Realms



  Village of the Damned - Adventure Module

Adventure Module

Village of the Damned is a Chaos Realms adventure set in the post-apocalyptic ruins of a not too distant future. A team of 2-6 players have been tasked with investigating the disappearance of a corporate spy who went missing while trying to discover the source of a mysterious magnetic anomaly, detected near the ruins of Hellertown.

Travel through nightmarish wastelands, battling grotesque undead and chaotic creatures. Uncover a dark and sinister plot which dates back to the dawn of humanity, while scavenging forgotten city ruins for food, weapons and pre-dark technology.






 DIY - Tabletop Props and Set Pieces

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Follow along as we build various miniatures and set pieces for the Chaos Realms table-top role playing game. Using little more than cardboard, modelling clay, foam, random parts from models found at your nearest hobby/crafts store, along with rand debris found around your house, we will build props and set pieces that can be used for any modern, science fiction or post-apocalyptic table-top game.

If you are a seasoned game master looking to spruce up your games, or an amature game designer looking to build your own set pieces for tabletop role-playing games...look no further. These game-design tutorials will guide you through the creative process of turning random pieces of cardboard, junk, lots of glue, every day items and layers upon layers of paint into fantastic minitaure set pieces.

As an additional bonus, I offer tips and strategies on what types of things to be on the lookout for when collecting bits and pieces to add to your set piece; from sand and gravel, to small twigs and sticks.






Johnathan Nicolosi - 15 Oct 2017

 Modern and Apocalyptic Miniatures (28mm)


Indie tabletop game designers and crafty game masters working on tabletop games set in a modern, science fiction or post-apocalyptic setting may enjoy adding the following miniatures to their games. Apocalypse Survivors: The Men and The Women, by Wargames Factory, offers a variety of armed civilians from men and women to children. US Soldiers from Mars Attacks, The Miniatures Game, provides a small army of elite military forces, which can also be used as corporate mercenaries or armed militias. Additional miniatures have been repurposed from the Call of Cthulhu boardgames by Richard Launius and Kevin Wilson, and Dark Heaven Bones by Reaper Miniatures.





Johnathan Nicolosi - 12 Oct 2017