Monday, November 13, 2017

Lunation: Board Game rulebook download (Alpha)

We decided to not wait until the very beginning of the KS campaign and show you the Alpha version of the Lunation rulebook :) Enjoy!
  • Text boxes with the red umm, text contain info about the future changes in the booklet;
  • Most of the rules are in their final shape;
  • General layout is almost final, however we encourage you to share your feelings and ideas with us :)

Monday, November 6, 2017

Lunation Board Game - approaching the Grand Finale...

It all started in May 2016, when I got the job I dreamt of for eighteen years. With only basic ideas of the game in my mind (planetary systems consisting of cards, custom combat dice and space combat of whole fleets instead of numerous types of ships), I started thinking. And it seems that I thought it out prett well ;)

Now, afer the several delays, in most cases not directly connected with the game itself, we are approaching the end - in the form of the Kickstarter campaign, which will determine whether we are good or we suck.

Game was tested extensively - to the point I was on the verge of throwing up! There was a moment (to be honest, three months-long moment!) I was unable to play the game - I was just sitting there, taking notes, asking and answering questions. Polishing and clarifying the rules, filling up the FAQ section of the rulebook, correcting the minor and major flaws in the game design, card design... you name it.

My work on Lunation is almost done - maybe except the promo vid for the KS campaign (I started to learn the basics of Adobe After Effects). And music, both for campaign video and bonus, Kickstarter-exclusive soundtrack. And texts for the campaign itself. Well, better get back to work!

Here is the main list of the not so obvious aspects and components of the game:
  • There will be no cardboard tokens in the box - all counters, First Player marker, Power points and character movers will be laser-cut from acrylic sheets. Most of them in fluo colors (yay!). Fleets will be made of resin.
  • As I mentioned before, game will feature custom Combat Dice, produced by Q Workshop.
  • We got rid of the gameboard - it was nice but game performs well without it. What is much more important, this will significantly reduce the manufacturing costs - and - what is even more important - the shipping costs.
  • Of course there will be lots of KS-exclusive goodies and add-ons, such as battle mats (if you want to have something to replace the now-missing gameboard), OST, T-shirts and posters :)
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Sunday, November 5, 2017

Charon Prime - rumours about the House Alcanter

Roll 1d10 or just pick one.
  1. They say that every member of the family must be slain at age 66. Otherwise he / she will transform into some unspeakable monstrosity.
  2. Only one-third of their children survive; probably most of them are too mutated to live. 
  3. They have numerous followers in the Cult of the Eyeless Face. Most likely they are the cause of the hideous mutations amongst the cultists. 
  4. Once in a year, they conduct the Carnival of Blood - an event that engulfs the whole Fifth Quarter in madness.
  5. Members of the House carry the jewelry made from precious metals, gems and remains of their ancestors. Obviously, these items are cursed.
  6. They cure their madness by consuming the infants of noble blood. In most cases, they devour their own kin.
  7. Each member of the Noble House of Alcanter must perform the Ming-Purging Rituals once per year to maintain their sanity. Obviously, these rites make them even more mutated and repulsive.
  8. They say that ordinary people invited to their parties and games end up utterly insane. Or just disappear, never to be found again.
  9. They keep strange animals as pets, such as talking goats, featherless parrots or levitating fish.
  10. There is a hidden meaning in all of their weird acts and words. Probably it's hidden in the Codex Ignis, ancient scripture that's been recently stolen from the Silent Library. 
As the time will pass, I will post rumours about all of the Noble Houses of the Citadel of Rust. Stay tuned!