Working On My First Board Game
We were having our usual Saturday night #NerdNite last weekend and playing some Star Munchkin. We were playing Ticket to Ride earlier in the night, and I just picked up a copy of the Doctor Who RPG. Needless to say, we were feeling a little spacey wacey…
My good friend Holly suggested that we should make a space based game. I am a HUGE space nerd (as you may have guessed if you’ve ever seen any of my “Random Geek Facts” that I used to post on CoinOpKids) and like the idea of playing a space based game. Me being the type that I am, I decided I wouldn’t even try to find a game that would satisfy my space gaming hunger, that I would write and design one.
#NerdNite (Shown Above) was called a bit earlier than usual, so I set my mind to getting some writing done on the game. I have most of the rules done and the mechanics all figured out. Now I just have to write some cards and get to work on designing a working play set. I know the first drafts will be really shotty looking, but I’m pretty sure that’s where all demos start, a big piece of paper glued to the back of a Ticket to Ride board or something to that effect. After a few playthroughs, my nerdly adventurers, the #Wholigans, and I will be able to work out some of the bugs and add/subtract rules and faulty mechanics. I’ll keep everyone posted on the progress by posting about it periodically on here and Twitter. If I am as happy with it in it’s finished state as I am with the writing I’ve done on it so far, then I might start selling copies or start an Indie-Go-Go campaign or something. Could be fun!
I have a fun idea for a card game, as well, so I might switch between the two when I get stuck on something and need to divert my attention away from a problem. So often it happens that by focusing too hard on a problem, I end up missing the obvious answer. In those cases, its nice to have a side project to distract me from the problem so my brain can figure it out without me throwing a bunch of thoughts in its way.
Posted on October 8, 2012, in Board, Gaming, Geek, Nerd, Space and tagged albany, alloy matt, board game, design, developement, geek, matt jacobs, nerd, nerdhurd, nerdnite, oregon, wholigans, writing. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.