Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Titanomachia: Open Beta

So there's a game attached to all this blather of Titanic combat, and I'm at the point where I'm rather happy with it, and it seems like most of the kinks have been ironed out. Which isn't to say that it's perfect, but that it's good enough for my target audience to see if they like it. The plan, such as it is, is to get our ducks in a row so that we can see about producing a boxed board game version of this that people can pull out and enjoy with friends. Ideally we'll be putting out a Kickstarter or similar crowd-funding effort in April. We're going for a floor of cardboard and chits, and hopefully the sky's the limit if this catches people's imagination, or at least enough funding to produce the kind of miniature-driven board gaming that would really let people enjoy the experience of Titanic combat.

So far I've been play-testing using Lego to define the board size, and to suss out the notion of actually playing this game in its ideal final-form.

Here's a Lego Pick A Brick link to help find some of the parts I've used:

Grey Baseplate

Forms the basis of the board where each square is 4x4 studs, and the lines dividing the squares are 1 stud wide.

CORNER PLATE 1X2X2
ID: 242026/2420

Used for arms and forming corners defining squares on the board.

FLAT TILE 1X1
ID: 307026/3070

Used to track charges, damage, and other effects on record sheets.

FLAT TILE 2X2
ID: 306826/3068

Used to cap terrain, or to represent Open Ground (size zero terrain)
PLATE 1X1 W. HOLDER
ID: 4550017/60897

Used in digitigrade legs and arm-mounted cestus weapon systems.

PLATE 1X2
ID: 302326/3023

Used to build Titans and defined board squares.

PLATE 1X1
ID: 302426/3024

Used to build Titans and defined board squares.

PLATE 1X4
ID: 371026/3710

Used to build Titans and defined board squares.

PLATE 4X4
ID: 4243819/3031

Used to build bases indicating position and orientation of Titans.

CORNER PLATE 45 DEG. 4X4
ID: 4160025/30503

Used to build bases to indicate the eight directions used in the game.

RADIATOR GRILLE 1X2
ID: 241226/2412

Put on Titan weapon systems as decoration.

ROUND PLATE 1X1 - TR.
ID: 3005741/30057

Used in Titan weapon systems and plantigrade legs.

ROUND BRICK 1 - TR
ID: 3006841/30068

NOSE CONE SMALL 1X1 - TR
ID: 4544720/64288

Used in Titan weapon systems.

BRICK 1X1
ID: 300526/3005

Used in Terrain and Titans

BRICK 1X1 W. 1 KNOB
ID: 4558954/87087

Particularly useful in building Titan bodies, particularly hips, but also shoulders.

BRICK 1X1 W. 4 KNOBS
ID: 473326/4733

Particularly useful in building Titan bodies, particularly hips, but also shoulders.

BRICK 1X2
ID: 300426/3004

Mostly used in building terrain of Size 1 or greater.

BRICK 2X2
ID: 300326/3003

Mostly used in building terrain of Size 1 or greater.

BRICK 2X4
ID: 300126/3001

Mostly used in building terrain of Size 1 or greater.

ROOF TILE 1X2/45°
ID: 4121966/3040

Used in plantigrade feet and building terrain of Size 1 or greater.

ROOF TILE 2X2/45°
ID: 303926/3039

Mostly used in building terrain of Size 1 or greater.

ROOF TILE 2X4/45°
ID: 303726/3037

Mostly used in building terrain of Size 1 or greater.

ROUND BRICK 1X1
ID: 306226/3062

Again, weapons and legs.

MINI ANTENNA ASS.BLA/BLA
ID: 73587/73587

Indicate sensor systems.

PARABOLA Ø16
ID: 474026/4740

Used as Shield markers

ROUND PLATE 1X1
ID: 614126/6141

Used to indicate sensors, shield generators, and decorate Titans.

WHIP/AERIAL
ID: 395726/3957

Red transparent version used in Laser Blade weapon systems.
So here's the current rules, including record sheets:

Note, please see latest article for updated Beta rules (BETA 5)
Titanomachia BETA 5
Titanomachia BETA 5 Cards

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