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Crowdsourcing for ideas on a board/mechanics revamp

Postby DarkWolff » Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:16 pm

I've said previously that I had considered making a new board that works with all the games in the core series. I've been mentally toying with some ideas and came up with the below list. Right now these are just thoughts with a couple ideas

Goals:

- Compatibility with all core games (Khufu is likely an exception). This means you'll require a copy of a core game to make use of the board/variant rules since you will still need cards, components, etc.
- Revamp movement mechanics (most modern games forgo role-to-move).
- Route choices, including some one-way paths to ensure landing in the black hole is possible.
- More robust interaction mechanics that apply to all games.
- Redevelop key powers, including minor keys (aka, minor powers...some persistent). Existing powers would still be present in some form.
- Thematically, the center of the board would look like a graveyard with the different regions being Harbinger-themed. Sewers will likely be distinct regions.

Stretch Goals
- Assymetric player powers. I have an idea for how this may work, but that doesn't mean it will pan out properly.
- More triggered spaces (like opening the black hole)
- Integrate mechanics from all games

Thoughts? Have an idea you'd like to see? I'd love to hear about them.
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Re: Crowdsourcing for ideas on a board/mechanics revamp

Postby Skulldoon » Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:11 am

Would love to help design something. Kind of a Nightmare/Atmosfear Allstars edition may be fun. Take all the favorite mechanics from each version and make them into one. I would imagine custom cards would need to be made. I have not actually played the original Nightmare game or expansions, just Atmosfear but I would love to help. Even if it is playtesting.

For some reason a social deduction game involving the Harbingers popped in my head also as a fun idea. Also has there been any thoughts about a Role playing variant of some game using the universe of Atmosfear?
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Re: Crowdsourcing for ideas on a board/mechanics revamp

Postby DarkWolff » Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:36 am

I'd like to take aspects from all the game and put them into here. I was thinking that before but it does make it harder to be game-agnostic. The amount of people who own ALL the games is probably fairly small. It wouldn't hurt to make it a stretch goal as we'd mostly have to figure out the components aspect. Cards are definitely harder. We'd need to keep the existing decks since there are many cards that pertain to the video, but that doens't mean we couldn't slim them down or add new decks.

I love social deductions games (I've run and played in 20 person werewolf games and have a set that supports 100+ with many custom roles), but I don't really see how it would fit in here. I was working on an RPG years ago but don't think I'll revisit that either. I did get the minor key power idea from my work on it however. I called them silver keys (named from the ones in the card game).

In any case, I'd love to have help in any capacity.
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Re: Crowdsourcing for ideas on a board/mechanics revamp

Postby Nons » Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:37 am

Same goes here, if there's any way I can help, gimme a shout :D
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Re: Crowdsourcing for ideas on a board/mechanics revamp

Postby DarkWolff » Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:00 am

Anyone know an artist willing to do a gameboard?
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Re: Crowdsourcing for ideas on a board/mechanics revamp

Postby Dan Makabre » Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:35 pm

I'm actually working on a Table Top Simulator version of The Harbingers right now! 8-)
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Re: Crowdsourcing for ideas on a board/mechanics revamp

Postby Nons » Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:36 am

Dan Makabre wrote:I'm actually working on a Table Top Simulator version of The Harbingers right now! 8-)

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