Material for Ogre®/G.E.V.


This material is fan-created material for use with Steve Jackson's Ogre/G.E.V. line of games, and is neither official in nature nor in any way endorsed by Steve Jackson Games. You can find Ogre on the net here: http://sjgames.com/ogre. Ogre and G.E.V. are registered trademarks of Steve Jackson Games.

Ogre and its sequel, G.E.V., are the only games which i have continually played since my teenage years. i got my first copy of G.E.V. when i was 16 or 17, and am still playing it almost 20 years later.

It is assumed that you, dear reader, are intimately familiar with Steve Jackson's Ogre/GEV line of games. If not, then the material here will mean nothing to you.

Note that all material here is intended for the board game version of Ogre, not the miniatures version. That said, conversion between the two is straightforward.

5th June 2007: it looks like the world of Ogre is closer than we realize: check out the "coning tower" on this V.W. Beetle!

Ogre Database

See the Build Your Own Ogre page.

Downloadables

  • A set of really ancient HTML clickable Ogre record forms (i think i created that back in 1997 or 1998).
  • A collection of Ogre/GEV scenarios:
    sgbeal-ogre-20070104.pdf (152274 bytes, last modified 2009.Jul.27)
  • A collection of printable playing pieces which are look/feel-compatible with GEV/Ogre:
    Black/white-only graphics in GIF format:
    cisco-counters-black-20070104.zip (83776 bytes, last modified 2009.Jul.27)
    As above plus various colors in PNG format:
    cisco-counters-multicolor-20070107.zip (811695 bytes, last modified 2009.Jul.27)
    The counters are supplied as individual graphics and need to be laid out into "countersheets" before printing them for use in tabletop play. (See csv2countersheet for a tool which helps do this.)
Here are some samples of the "Cisco" counters (named after their creator, Francisco "Cisco" Cestero):



The complete counter set includes counters for all of the standard GEV units, plus a number of custom units, including both front and back sides. To print them double-sided, simply lay them out so that the front sides are on one half of the countersheet (e.g., top or left half), then the disabled sides are on the other half (e.g., bottom or right half), then print them out, put some glue on the back side of the printout, and fold the sheet so that the front and back sides line up. This trick works pretty well, especially when used on small counter sheets.

The sample countersheet shown above was created using csv2countersheet (Here is a sample input file for csv2countersheet - the one used to generate the image above.)