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Fantasy board games

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2023 6:51 pm
by Taeltales

🐈 Chiva: Hello and welcome to our thread on some board games that I thought of while doing some game concepts, and I thought I might as well develop them a bit more, and get some input on here while I was at it.

The first one one is inspired by Chess and Hnefatafl, otherwise known as Viking chess, which I call Ordereign.

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Ordereign is a asymmetrical two player game. The idea will be that White will have a numbers advantage, but black will have more powerful pieces. the win conditions will be either white capturing the relic keeper (basically this game's king for black), or Black capturing all of white's pieces. I'm currently trying to think of how exactly the pieces will move, if anyone has any advice, we're all ears on that front.


Re: Fantasy board games

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2023 4:00 pm
by Efi

could be white move kinda like regular checkers, only one space of the 8 around, jumping one to capture, then black move like dames or chess queens, anywhere on the whole row/column/diagonal, jumping over to capture?


Re: Fantasy board games

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2023 3:49 pm
by Taeltales
Efi wrote: Wed Nov 01, 2023 4:00 pm

could be white move kinda like regular checkers, only one space of the 8 around, jumping one to capture, then black move like dames or chess queens, anywhere on the whole row/column/diagonal, jumping over to capture?

🐕 Akira: Honestly having white move as checkers is a smart idea but maybe having ALL of black's pieces move as a queens would be too over powering on black's side, (not entirely sure what Dame's are persay, what game does that come from?), but yeah, the checker based movement does sound pretty good. Thanks for the tip on that.

As an update, I finally got started on polishing up the pieces, starting with White which I call the Order Soldier, I took inspiration from Hnefatafl's pieces.

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Also expanded the board size as I accidentally made the piece size TOO large but I liked how it turned out too much to fix it.


Re: Fantasy board games

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2023 9:36 am
by Efi

oh, I guess that was a spanishm... in spanish, checkers is called "damas" and the upgraded checker is a queen ("reina"), but I must have had a brainyot if "dame" is not the english word for upgraded checker =P
the thing about the upgrade in checkers is that it can move backwards and far, but clearly that doesn't work when the board has no clear directions, so it doesn't apply directly
I only mentioned as the closest example I know, but I am certain there are better examples I don't know about