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Wed. June 13, 2018

Been working a lot on the Living Starship Preludes concept. In the current version, we are adapting the wonderful Ganz Schon Clever (by Wolfgang Warch) dice game into a legacy format.

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The concept is that each character you play with is undertaking their education and training at Fleet Academy. As they complete each game they will be filling out their character form with their wins (whichever color/Division they score the best in) to see in which of the Divisions they will serve when getting posted to a starship.

There are 7 Divisions (Colors) and each test sheet will featuring a different arrangement (there are 2,520 different combinations!), so no two games will ever be alike. 

Plus, the players all work off the same test sheet and 7 random dice are drawn each round (there are 5 dice of each of the 7 colors).

Wed. June 6, 2018

SO MANY THINGS in development, it’s hard to keep all the balls in the air. However, we have yet another exciting new project to announce - DRAG HAUS - featuring the artwork of Denver drag queen and artist, Holly Monroe.

This casual card game puts popular Denver drag personalities into your hands. Use an established drag house such as the Haus of Cortez or Haus Alnite or concoct your own by mixing and matching the queen cards. 

Then you will craft the look of each personalitiy in your house with the avaiable drag cards for Face, Hair, Frock and more before tossing them on stage to collect the most tips from the audience.

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More details to come soon!

Wed. May 30, 2018

In a creative fugue fueled by chocolate martinis, we got a lot of work done on the mini legacy games - Living Starship Preludes - that will serve as character prologues for the main Living Starship board game.

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We also concocted a loose outline for a superhero legacy game that will be set in the timeline between Living Empires and Living Starship. It will likely have a similar feel to Netrunner but will not focus on digital, corporate espionage and more on how the society is embracing and exploring genetic manipulation. 

After all, all the races populating the galaxy in Living Starship evolved out of the fantasy races in Living Empires. This is how we will let you live that story.

Sat. May 12 2018

This week sees the return of SPACE BINGO to Denver. We will be launching the weekly game show at the marvelous Tabletop Tap.

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Plus, we’re working on a series of card games that are “mini Legacy games” that will feed into the main Living Starship board game. The working title is currently "Starship Academy” a Living Starship legacy prelude. 

The idea is that each box will come with two unique character decks and a third deck of ‘tests”. The premise is that two players go head-to-head with cadets who are intraining at the Citadel Fleet Academy. The results of your series of fast set-collecting games will determine the Division (Health, Tactical, Operations, etc.) and Department Specialty that each character will serve in onboard your starship.

Wed. Apr 11 2018

The wheels are rolling hot and fast for the Living Starship Legacy Game development!

Today’s highlight is on the re-vamped crew cards (not much has visually changed from the previous version but the rules behind the information sure have.

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Tue. Mar 27 2018

The RANKaree Kickstarter campaign is live now! Please go check it out and support it if you think a casual and fun card game is up your alley!

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Tue. Mar 20 2018

The mighty LOGAN CHOPS has posted a video play-through and review of RANKaree on his YouTube channel. Please go watch it , Like it and subscribe to his channel.

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Mon. Mar 5 2018

Big news! We plan to launch the Kickstarter campaign for RANKaree on Tuesday, March 27th. Stay tuned as we tease more details….

Tue. Feb 27 2018

The Living Starship play test we did this past weekend was a success. The new deck-building elements of the game (that replaced the previous dice-rolling mechanic) are working quite well.

Now it’s time to buckle down and polish off the RANKaree campaign. We’ve got a video to produce and still need to get all the elements for online digital play (via Tabletopia.com) uploaded, plus…you know….work, make a living, grocery shop and all that.

We did, however, come up with an improved design for the RANKaree cards (AFTER paying for 10 prototypes and uploading the images to Tabletopia), so there will be some more work to finish them up for print-readiness. What are your thoughts on the new look?

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We decided that since the cards are meant to represent the crew of each player’s starship, they should have imagery to reflect that. While the idea of the old cards was to resemble the Fleet uniforms, the new cards accomplish both.

Tue. Feb 20 2018

There must be something in the air. We randomly discovered ANOTHER misprint/layout error in the military rank poster for the Living Starship setting. We ended up creating a whole new layout:

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Mon. Feb 19 2018

So, we’ve been out of commission for a couple weeks due to medical stuff (you know, nothing major, just some spinal surgery). But…we are getting back on track now!

We are gearing up to launch RANKaree on Kickstarter in early March and still have a few review copies to send out. We happened to discover an irritating misprint (the Agency Corporal card is numbered with a “1” and should be the number “2” card in that suit) so we’re getting some replacement cards sent out.

While dealing with that and AFTER uploading all the graphic files on to Tabletopia so that the game can be played digitally, we thought of a better layout/design for the cards that is more reflective of the theme, especially given that the cards represent the crew of your starship:

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Sat. Jan 27 2018

Further details on “How to Play Living Starship” have been uploaded.

Mon. Jan 22 2018

Today's glimpse into the development of the Living Starship Game is at the Uniform Cards.

Citadel Fleet Crew members are all issued uniforms that not only designate their division of service, rank and department specialty, but are wearable pieces of technology.

Their uniforms are attuned to each wearer's specific genetic identity and help regulate their bio-functions, integrate them directly into the ship's digital systems, serve as emergency space suits and can be upgraded with additional software and hardware device utilities.

Wed. Jan 17 2018

There are two opportunities this weekend to play test Living Starship in all it’s new glory.

Saturday (Jan 20) at 2pm at HexaCon.

Sunday (Jan 21) at 2:30 at Board Game Republic.

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Wed. Jan 10 2018

Happy New Year everyone!

This is the year that Living Starship dives into it’s final stages of development. We have ditched the dice mechanic system and it’s being overhauled to feature deck-building elements along with the already-existing worker placement methodology. We cannot describe the excitement of how the new format is making us feel.

RANKaree will be hitting Kickstarter in February and copies are being sent out to reviewers and are available for playing in Denver local game stores (Both Enchanted Grounds locations, Board Game Republic and the Wizard’s Chest).

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Thu. Nov 16 2017

There’s a lot going on this weekend for us. First up is the FIRST EVER game of Space Bingo being held at Odyssey Beerwerks in Arvada, CO.

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Then we will be play testing the second scenario of the Living Starship Board Game on Sunday at Board Game Republic in Denver at 2 pm.

Wed. Sep 20 2017

There’s so much exciting stuff finally coming together here at Cheeky Dingo that we’re nearly bursting at the seams.

Over the next couple weeks we’re going to gradually provide insight to most of what’s going on with the massive Living Saga line of products and will hopefully be launching the Kickstarter for the first offering - RANKaree.

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Mon. Sep 4 2017

Had a smashing good time at B-Con & Conclave this weekend. We managed to demo/play test Rankaree, 3 sessions of Scenario #1 for Living Starship plus the very first test of Scenario #2 AND got in the inaugural play test of the new deck-building/legacy aspect of 7 Sign Circle!

Kudos to the organizers and volunteers who made the convention great and a special thank you to all the play testers who stopped at our table and contributed to the evolution and improvement of our games.


Tue. Aug 22 2017

Last week’s epiphany has evolved into a significant re-development of 7 Sign Circle. Follow along in the blog.

We are also now all set to demo games at Rocky Mountain Con on the last weekend in September. Come check out the latest developments in the Living Saga: Starship & Empires.

Tue. Aug 15 2017

So, in the midst of all the fervor of creating Living Starship Game content (Rankaree, the Living Starship Board Game, the solo character "Choose your own adventure"-style game books), I woke up this morning with a completely different game idea burning a hole in my brain.

Stay tuned for more details about a unique legacy-style deck building card game!

Mon. Aug 7 2017

We had a wonderful time at MaLCon this past weekend. Layman Kingsford sat on a couple panels (about GMing in role-playing game and one about games and fan-culture).

Upcoming appearances for the next several months include:

Aug. 27 - Playtesters-Designers Unite at the Board Game Republic. 7 Sign Circle play test.

Sep. 2-3 - Conclave of Gamers/B-ConLiving Starship, Rankaree and 7 Sign Circle demos.

Sep. 31- Oct 1 - Rocky Mountain Con

Oct 27 - 29 - MileHi Con. Panelist and Living Starship game.

Jan 19 - 21, 2018 - HexaCon. Living Starship game.


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