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Boardgame inspired by Guns of Icarus
« on: January 14, 2019, 11:08:19 am »
Hello community

I'm currently designing my very own first boardgame, and it's about GoI.
I was basically searching for a boardgame that would have this wonderful team interraction between players having a specific role in a team, with different gameplays, and, after few research... I found out there are none

so I began thinking, then writing rules...

I'm currently on my version 0.8 of rules, and I'll playtest my first prototype on Friday.

for Boardgames afficionados, the game is a kind of a mix between roborally and captain sonar. a captain, a gunner and 2 mechanics on the board, zones on the ship to handle, a hex map to move the ships. 2 phases per round: plannification (1min to plan 4 to 7 actions for a full crew), then execution.
The game would be from 6 to 16 players (3-4 players per ship, 2-4 ships)

Here are some pictures of the prototype so far











PS: The game is currently made by a fan, as a prototype. IF I go to try to officially edit it, I'll ask Muse to negociate the IP, otherwise, the art will be different... I just want to say I do not intend to steal anything from Muse ;-)

PS for Muse Game: If you're eager to edit this boardgame, I'm willing to have the IP freely :p. Seriously, If you're interrested, please contact me ;-) I can give you the rules I've written so far
« Last Edit: January 14, 2019, 11:21:34 am by Aarcana »

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Re: Boardgame inspired by Guns of Icarus
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2019, 06:31:11 pm »
owo

but has it doonz? ;)
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Re: Boardgame inspired by Guns of Icarus
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2019, 02:58:09 am »
I'd say no, but I'm not sure... Maybe

I don't know what a doonz is, and the search field didn't help me :-)

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Re: Boardgame inspired by Guns of Icarus
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2019, 11:57:52 am »
"doonz" aka "Doons", properly spelled "Dunes" refers to the map "Battle on the Dunes".


Anyway, awesome!
You should join the official GOI discord (discord.gg/gunsoficarus) to reach out to more people ;)

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Re: Boardgame inspired by Guns of Icarus
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2019, 12:15:53 pm »
Aaah dunes

Right now, the map is pretty empty and with sand color :p
And I'll 3d print obstacles and difficult terrain in the future

So there will be dunes

Good idea for discord

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Re: Boardgame inspired by Guns of Icarus
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2019, 06:44:04 pm »
Looks interesting. Good luck with the play testing. Muse is a super nice company, but they don't check these forums that often. You may want to email feedback@musegames.com if you want to get their attention quickly.

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Re: Boardgame inspired by Guns of Icarus
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2019, 07:19:54 am »
thanks ;-)

I'll certainly contact them as soon as the real project advance (not only a prototype)

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Re: Boardgame inspired by Guns of Icarus
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2019, 02:56:52 pm »
They support a GoI based visual novel aswell, I'm sure they'll be happy to feature you on Discord, Facebook, Twitter, ingame and invite you to the fireside chat on Twitch once you're not in pre-alpha anymore
cool boardgame:

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Re: Boardgame inspired by Guns of Icarus
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2019, 03:40:15 am »
woaaaah... that would look totally awesome !

I efinitely will reach out to them

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Re: Boardgame inspired by Guns of Icarus
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2019, 03:55:07 am »
Coming bck here just to give some feedbacks

My First game was a success (I expected a fumble, as a first time... but actually, the mechanics are well designed enough so it works)

few hick ups here and there, and everything is corrected for the next test

if you want to follow all the news about it, I created a facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/zeppledin/
I'll try to write updates in both French and English

here are some pictures of the evening:



now, for the next steps, I have printed few mountains obstacles, drawn some clouds on the map, and included a "victory point" system (kind of in game achievments... each time someone repairs a hull, each time someone rams, etc etc)


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Re: Boardgame inspired by Guns of Icarus
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2019, 02:10:33 pm »
omg the hype is real. too bad I can't attend the test sessions.
makes me motivated to make the paper models of ships that I've been thinking about for a while, but never have the time
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Re: Boardgame inspired by Guns of Icarus
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2019, 05:45:30 am »
omg the hype is real. too bad I can't attend the test sessions.
makes me motivated to make the paper models of ships that I've been thinking about for a while, but never have the time

If you can make it to western europe (France, Belgium, Germany), I will probably be on a few summits

Otherwise, when it will be kind of ready, I might be able to propose a PnP, but with agreement from Muse Game (for pictures)

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Re: Boardgame inspired by Guns of Icarus
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2019, 03:25:28 pm »
If you can make it to western europe (France, Belgium, Germany), I will probably be on a few summits
Well, I'm from germany :)
What do you mean with summits?

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Re: Boardgame inspired by Guns of Icarus
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2019, 03:33:48 pm »
I'll try to be at trolls et légendes (Mons, Belgium), Brussels game festival

I might try to be somewhere during q4 of the year... Or next one

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Re: Boardgame inspired by Guns of Icarus
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2019, 08:46:07 am »
Well, I'm from germany :)
What do you mean with summits?

I should as well attend the Brussels Game Festival (BGF)... If you have any summit english-friendly in Germany, just tell me, I can try to come ;-)



So I've ran my 5th test now, as well as my first big summit (Made In Asia, Brussels). the rules are simplified, and I'm pretty confident to contact Muse to know what they think about the project, and of course about the game assets

A few pictures of the material





A ship


cards (mechanic, gunner, captain)


a weapon

some pictures of a table set up