We’re Challenging the Internet to show off it’s best pick-up lines this Valentine’s!

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Happy 2018, and Happy Valentine’s day! The perfect time to announce our first online competition to help ‘spread the love’.  As you know, one of our BARPIG’s characters, the ‘Pintcess’, has an associated micro-game that challenges a player to charm another player. The attempt can be accepted with a toast of new found ‘love’, or […]

Open House Livestream #14 – BARPIG VS Dumee Gamer

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Claudia, Dennis, Ferry, and naturally Diana herself from Dumee Gamer (www.dumeegamer.com) challenge us to a game of BARPIG, in their home town of Roermond. It got silly and fun quickly, Johno had a chair-dance (not what it sounds like!), and Dennis (notorious special guest from our first campaign’s launch party) contemplates vandalism 😉 It was […]

Summary of Open House Livestream #11

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Here is a summary of Open House Livestream #11 broadcast on 29th June, 2017. You can see the video again on our Youtube Channel: https://youtu.be/lXplVnmsOgY (Video is embedded below). 1. New Logo is now released and revealed on all our channels We’ve uploaded the updated logo to all our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and […]

Summary of Open house Livestream #10

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Here is a summary of Open House Livestream #10 broadcast on 22nd June, 2017. You can see the video again on our Youtube Channel: https://youtu.be/nnK3INnZwSM (Video is embedded below). 1. Phil’s Missing Beard Yes, Phil is beardless! But there’s good reason for this. Two weekends ago he attended a drag show event with friends in Amsterdam, and decided […]

Summary of Open House Livestream #9

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Here is a summary of Open House Livestream #8 broadcast on 8th June, 2017. You can see the video again on our Youtube Channel: https://youtu.be/nnK3INnZwSM (Video is embedded below). We took a moment at the start to enjoy a little visual improvisation of our game’s name by Phil, as well as realized we don’t edit these. […]

Summary of Open House Livestream #8

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Here is a summary of Open House Livestream #8 broadcast on 1st June, 2017. You can see the video again on our Youtube Channel: https://youtu.be/vTIaXfhFsHQ (Video is embedded below). Apologies for the sync problem with the sound – we had issues with the original sound encoding, and had to overlay the sound file from the twitter […]

Summary of Open House Livestream #7

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Here is a summary of Open House Livestream #7 broadcast on 22nd May, 2017. You can see the video again on our Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65wmDrZ9J8c&t=3s (Video is embedded below). It’s been a busy week, and we have a lot of news to share as well as our plans into our ramp up period leading up to […]

Summary of Open House Livestream #6

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Here is a summary of Open House Livestream #6 with special guest Michiel Verweij from Four Horseman Games broadcast on 11th May, 2017. You can see the video again on our Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6a1meR-kqMg. Please be warned that due to an error with recording the audio is out of synch. (Video is embedded below). With no more […]

Summary of Open House Livestream #5

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Here’s a summary of our 5th Open House Livestream, broadcast on 4th May, 2017. You can see the video again on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/OQ-hofSW1jE (Video is embedded below). Johno was stuck at work, so he couldn’t make it on time. Also, apologies for the bad lighting, had to use an alternate filming device (Phil’s laptop). Happy […]

Summary of Open House Livestream #4

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Here’s a summary of our 4th Open House Livestream, broadcast on 26th April, 2017. You can see the video again on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsw5XVWQdaE (Video is embedded below). 1. Visual Designer Feedback summary and Update We’re receiving our final replies from solicited artists, and have narrowed down our choice to make a final decision this […]

Summary of Open House Livestream #3

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Here’s a summary of our 3rd Open House Livestream, broadcast on 19th April, 2017. You can see the video again on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD1YsD-JAzoNQJ5ae-Q6h4w (Video is embedded below). 1. The BaRPiG Trifecta Working with the feedback from everyone since our last livestream, it’s clear that our community recognizes BaRPiG has two solid legs with regards […]

Thursday Afternoon

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We’re two days since our last livestream, and our march towards a relaunch continues on unabated. A few highlights since; we’ve updated our Kickstarter campaign video, and we’d love to hear what you guys think about it! Add your comments to the video on YouTube.com, or e-mail / message us (facebook, twitter) – we’d love […]

Summary of Open House Livestream #2

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Here’s a summary of our 2nd Open House Livestream, broadcast on 12th April, 2017. You can see the video again on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD1YsD-JAzoNQJ5ae-Q6h4w (Video is embedded below). 1. Card and Game visual design One of the things we’ve picked up from everyone’s feedback after our campaign was the visual designs of the cards (not […]

Recap of our Final Week’s Events

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Yeah, this is a little overdue, we know. It’s been full on since our last Open House Livestream and our work towards what is now definitely looking more and more like some serious rework of the game’s art and style. This blog won’t go into that, we’ll save all that news for today’s Livestream! This time […]

Picking yourself up again

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It’s been an eventful week for us. I guess the biggest moment was when we decided to cancel funding for our Kickstarter campaign on Saturday, something which we had been expecting as a possible outcome pretty much the entire week beforehand. It all started the Thursday a week before, March 23rd. We just received an […]

(New) Cards on the table

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Today’s our live stream of an actual game of BaRPiG, and we can’t wait! Looking forward to hearing your feedback on the crazy that will be a game of BaRPiG – Here’s the Live Stream link: https://live.kickstarter.com/johno-and-phil-barpig-gurus/live/barpigs-live-game-stream We’re also in on our 9th day of campaigning. That’s only 9 days left to snab your copy of […]

Past the halfway point

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Did you see? We passed the 50% marker! BaRPiG is over halfway to getting funded! The milestone coincided with our decision to close up the early bird offers. They’ve done their job in both giving our loyal BaRPGers something special, as well as giving our Kickstarter a fantastic start. Our attention is now squarely on reaching our […]

Game On!

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It’s been another busy week in BaRPiG land, and we’ve been doing loads to promote our campaign and keep those numbers climbing towards our goal! I’m writing this in the train on the trip home from yet another great night of demo games in Rotterdam. Phil would’ve loved to be sitting next to me, but […]

Fix it in post…

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We laughed the first time we used this term whilst preparing our shot list against our script. It was a cold January evening, and with Matt, our director/film-mastermind and Adiljo, our cameraman-and-editor-par-non, we were discussing the various different camera angles for the different shots that would work with the script. We were making sure the important […]

The Hangover

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Hangover? How could we have a hangover after such a successful launch! What a thrill! We must have had about 50 people attending our launch party, and not only did we get to welcome many familiar faces from past play tests and events, but we also got to meet so many new people! Shout out […]

Tick tock

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It’s the final week. The promo video is ready, the Kickstarter page has been submitted for review and approved, and we’ve opened a bank account! We’re also gathering following for a Thunderclap to really get the ball rolling on March 1st. If you haven’t already, please help support that effort by heading over to http://thndr.me/mM7dH7 […]

The last steps are always the farthest

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Journey of a million miles is one thing when you’re taking that first step. See your destination crest the hill at the end of that journey is always a very different one. Yesterday marked the completion of draft version 1.0 of the Kickstarter campaign page. All the graphics are uploaded, all the text corrected, everything in […]

Picture This!

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As you may have noticed things are starting to change around here. With our Kickstarter launch now less than a month away we decided it’s about high time to present our new logo for BaRPiG. Since getting the original sketches, we have anxiously been waiting to reveal MJ’s hard work. I can’t stress how much […]

Lights, Camera, Pigs!

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We’ve just put one of our busiest weeks behind us. It’s pretty much a taste for things to come as we head into February. It has been insanely fun though! Talk about Crunch Time!   Let’s start with the weekend. Friday saw BaRPiG being introduced to the Game Freak’s gaming night, where we met George, Glenn, Moses, […]

Intentionally Left Blank

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This is something from aviation, where the blank side of a normally double sided page in an operations manual has the words ‘Intentionally Left Blank’ printed in dead center, so you know you’re not accidently missing a page. It’s really the best way I can describe this post. We’ve been flat out since Thursday last week, […]

Hollywoo here we come!

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Yes, I dropped the ‘d’ for a reason. Homage to one of our favourite animated series, Bojack Horseman. Features a washed out 90s sitcom actor revitalizing his career in a new movie, and really makes good on taking the piss out of the entire phenomenon that’s Hollywood. Our favourite quote of late… “We’ll fix it in post”. […]

Into the Winter Solstice

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The end of the year is approaching us quickly, and on the BaRPiG side of things we’re full on Christmas mode. Phil’s parents have come to stay with us from Canada for a week, and it’s been pretty much family and friends all round. At the same time, the hours of preparation work has finally paid off. […]

The board is emptying quickly…

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Remember that picture of our ‘board’ a few posts ago? That manic filling of all sorts of crazy? Whilst typing this blog over here at 10:30 at night, I’m proud to say a lot of the things ‘to do’ have been done, and have left the board. Doesn’t mean things are still on the crazy […]

The Pigs are Taking Over!

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Have you noticed yet? BaRPG’s being vandalised! OK, enough tabloid headlines. We have been busy this week really pushing our evolution and changes towards BaRPiG. A big part of this was renaming the website (URL to follow soon) as well as our Social Media presence (Twitter and Facebook are both now renamed to BaRPiG, soon […]

End of an era… WE’VE SOLD OUT!!

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I’m still having trouble believing that I’m typing this blog now in November. Last night we sold our last pack of BaRPG online. The order came in just as I was finishing up some work at around 10:30pm. It took me a moment to realise the magnitude of this acheivement; We’ve sold 200 packs in […]

BaRPiG’s Big Reveal

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I’ve got good news, and I’ve got bad news. The good news is that we’ve almost completely sold out of our original run of BaRPG. As of this post, we’re down to less than 20 packs and we still have final retail orders to fulfill before the holidays. The bad news is it’s almost time […]

Manic behind the scenes

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It always feels like the ‘quietest’ weeks are actually the busiest! This week was no exception. We’re gearing up for Spellenspektakel in Eindhoven this coming weekend. We’ve got a whole table for BaRPG, and our lovely assistant and partner in crime Lee-Netia will be coming to assist us as well. It’s a lot of prep; […]

My First Stairwell Pitch

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Well, this was unexpected… After a stab in the dark at sending a message to local radio station 3FM here in the Netherlands, I got a phone call the next day from one of the afternoon show’s producers, Evert. They wanted to know what this whole BaRPG thing was about… So, a little after 1pm, Tuesday 8th […]

All quiet on the Amsterdam front…

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Well, not really. It might look that way, but it’s actually been another hectic week behind the scenes. On top of all that, we’re also organising our annual Halloween bash with our friends (you should see the living room right now, oh wait, here’s a picture). It’s something we do every year, and this year […]

Thoughts After Spiel

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From the very first moment we stepped inside of Spiel in Essen all I could think was, “Wow.” Though I have been to conventions before (Comic-Con, Fan –Expo, etc), I have never been to a place so enormously dedicated to games as Spiel. For us, who didn’t have a booth, we spent a single exhausting […]

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One of our top comments made about our game is, “It breaks the ice in a dorky way.” In fact, we loved this comment so much that we put it on the cover of our beta back. It’s something that expresses one of my favourite parts of our game, or of any game rather, and […]

Blast from the Past

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Many might not know the full story of BaRPG beyond what we’ve shared on this website. Our steps from initial pub-crawl joke, to continual testing and development with our friends, up until our initial 200 beta pack run of the game has seen us playing hundreds of games of BaRPG now. Getting to this point […]

Weisszards, Meadiums, and Quotes

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This last week has seen us focusing on the next steps towards Kickstarter, with two main directions in our focus. First, we’ve been looking up quotes to produce our next edition for Kickstarter, which will be a much larger quantity than our initial 200 packs. We’re thinking somewhere between 3000-5000 to get us started! We’ve got […]

BaRPG Beta Update 1.1

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We’ve always said our Beta deck was going to be open for improvements and changes, and after countless games during our demo campaign this summer, we’re ready to formally announce and release our first update to your beta packs. It’s actually nothing majorly huge or anything, and has an interesting and direct influence on the game duration. We’ve […]

Servus Pretty Pink Pintcess!

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As some of you have already seen our Twitter and Facebook posts, for our latest event at Roest (Amsterdam) for their Oktoberfest celebrations I managed to score a couple of costumes. For Phil, he was the Barbarian, For I, the Pintcess. I’m going to level with you, this isn’t the first time I’ve worn a dress – the […]