Next Issue Teaser: Interview with voice actor Dino Andrade

Here is another look inside the next issue of Ares Magazine–our interview with voice actor and founder Dino Andrade!

dinoAndrade is a veteran voice actor who is best known for his villainous portrayals of Scarecrow in Batman: Arkham Asylum and the characters of Mimiron, Professor Putricide and High Tinkerer Mekkatorque in World of Warcraft. You’ve probably heard him at the movies, on television or in commercials – one of his gigs was voicing “Pop” of Snap, Crackle and Pop for Rice Crispies.

Andrade is also the founder and owner of SoulGeek, a geek dating website and community that seeks to give geeks a safe and fun place to find a soul mate. You can check them out at

The second issue will also include seven speculative fiction stories (including the second installment in the ongoing novelette The Fall) and an article exploring what it would take to build a space elevator by physicist Dr. Charles Adler (Wizards, Aliens, and Starships: Physics and Math in Fantasy and Science Fiction).

Stay tuned for more teasers and inside looks at the second issue! And if you haven’t gotten a copy of the first issue yet, head on over to OSS Games and get a copy. While you’re at it, sign up for a subsciption! For a limited time, we are offering a three-issue subscription for $78 — that’s $12 off the cover price!

GirlsGotGame Design Contest: Deadline extended and first prize doubled! October, we launched the GirlsGotGame Design Contest. Why? While the gaming industry is remarkably inclusive, female game designers still face many challenges. We want to engage and bolster the participation and visibility of female game designers.

Since then, we’ve received a lot of support and encouragement from folks in the industry. A donor stepped forward and offered to double the first prize, so we’ve decided to extend the contest through the holidays and into the new year to give more designers a chance to enter.

Amateurs and professionals are both invited to submit designs, so spread the word. For more information and to enter, go to the Game Design Contest #2: GirlsGotGame under Ares Online at Good luck!


Are you going to BoardGameGeekCon?

bbg con 2014Are you going to BoardGameGeekCon in Dallas this week? Our staff can’t be there this year, but we sent our swag – if you see it, send us a photo and you might just show up on our blog! Email photos to

If you go to conventions like BGGCon with over 1,000 in attendance, we’d like to invite you to apply for the One Small Step Strike Team, an elite group of volunteers who promote OSS products and ideals at trade shows, conventions, and tabletop game events. Send an email expressing your interest to


Enjoy Ares? Going to the BoardGameGeek Convention in November? Then read on…

ossgamesIf you enjoy Ares Magazine and you’re planning to attend the BoardGameGeek Con in Dallas in November, then we’d like to invite you to apply for the One Small Step Strike Team, a small group of volunteers who promote One Small Step products and ideals at trade shows, conventions, and tabletop game events. We provide team members with a Supply Crate containing swag, promotional materials, and products for distribution, display, and sale—and we’ll not only list your name in Ares but we’ll also profile you on our blog! Interested? Email our executive editor at!

On its way to a mailbox near you!

AresMagazine001The first batch of the premiere issue of Ares Magazine is in the mail! A beautiful 80+ page magazine with original science fiction stories, an interview with game designer and novelist Bruce Cordell, an article by William H. Keith, Jr. (aka Ian Douglas!) and a standalone board game, Bill Banks’ War of the Worlds (with the long-awaited counters included!)–all bundled up and on its way to a mailbox near you!

If you haven’t ordered your own copy, now’s your chance! Go to the store and get a subscription!

Lions and Tigers and Counters, Oh My!

20140716_163436We DID receive the counters in four big crates on Thursday afternoon.

We spent Friday stuffing poly bags with tasty Ares goodness.

Surprise, surprise, we crammed so much amazing content into one package, that the package is too heavy to bulk mail.

Sad fish.

Monday morning, we will haul the first load to the Post Office and use one of their crazy, excessively complex service list items.


Oh, and we expect to have the iTunes and GooglePlay downloadable versions in place in the next couple of days.

Keep your fingers crossed.