Hi everyone, this is arcbeatle here. I'm afraid I got seriously sick, with a viral infection throughout my abdomen. Needless to say, I had to postpone alot of our plans. Future Games for Amnesty Events, weekly WARS content. and more WARS news should be forthcoming. Thanks for your patience and things should get back and running soon!
I was searching for more WARS art to use for the big project the Zocho is working on (You'll find out soon!) and stumbled accross the origional press release for the WARS novellas, from back in February of 2009. In it I found an interesting tid bit that I had either ignored or forgotten:
"Sean E Williams, who is also developing an animated series based on WARS‘ Gongen faction, will be writing the opening story arc for the comic book series. "
I did a double take. Then a tripple take. Really? An animated WARS series? How awesome would that be? Hopefully the project is still in production, and hopefully we'll be hearing more about it as time goes on. Keep your fingers crossed.
Also hopefully, we'll be updating this article again if we learn more.
Origional Press release: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=64470475878
UPDATE: We confirmed with Josh Radke that the Animated Series is still on the table! It won't be out soon however, as it seems to be in early development.
Yes, it has arrived. The first WARS novella is in my possession, and it looks amazing. Once I finish reading it there will be a review up, untill then check it out yourself, because IndyPlanet's price on it has dropped from $20 down to $15.99. You can get your own shiny copy right HERE: http://www.indyplanet.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=4568
And you can still check out the first three chapters in PDF and Audio formats right HERE: http://www.grailquestbooks.com/index/?p=304
If you have yours, how do you like it? Discuss in the comments!
Grail Quest Books has posted a full interview with the author of the first WARS novella, "Earther 1, Hunters and Healers" HERE. (http://www.grailquestbooks.com/index/?p=864) Check out a juicy excerpt below if you need any more reason why you should read the whole thing:
"Why do a novella on WARS™ in 2010 when the last card set for the game was released in very early 2006? Do you know of any plans to revive this game?
The goal, I believe, is to revitalize the property as a whole; I have not heard of any specific plans to revive the game at this time. There’s a strong fan base out there and it’s a rich universe for storytelling when explored. Between the novellas and the comic series (coming later), I’m optimistic that his will be a new beginning for WARS™ , rather than a tacked-on “expanded universe” approach after the fact."
I'm currently in a production of Gerog Buchner's Woyzeck at Hanover College, and its eating up my time, so alot of site updates have been put by the wayside till its done sunday night. Next week expect our first feature article, as well as a steadier stream of news as it shows up. Also, we'll have an exciting announcement of our own very soon so keep us on your radar!
-Arcbeatle, the Zocho Webmaster
EDIT: Also updated the Decklist feature under TCG to make searching for decks by faction MUCH simpler.