The weather has been HOT in the Netherlands these last weeks, so I haven’t done any painting lately. I have however been busy adapting the rules already written for Decurion and now it’s time to start working on a couple of scenarios. I always wanted Decurion to be a scenario driven game, a game in which achieving your objectives is way more important than destroying your opponent. I also now see that releasing the Alpha rules without any scenario didn’t gave me the exact feedback I need to perfect the rules. Playing on scenario is completely different than simply destroying your opponent.
I have the basics for around six scenario’s, but in the finished game, I want between eight or ten scenarios and the possibility to link them into a campaign.
Scenarios will range from escorting an individual, a nighttime raid to an patrol being ambushed. Both players will have their own objectives they must complete in order to achieve victory. Meaning you can only win if you manage to complete your objectives. This way the focus of the player will be on the scenario instead on just bashing the oppositions skull in.
The most important and most difficult thing to do is balancing. Since every scenario will have a fixed number of troops and troop types, it is easy to make a mistake with a scenario in which the Auxillia must hold their ground against a large army, to have to many or to few barbarians, to give both sides equal chances for victory. No doubt this will have to be playtested thoroughly in order to balance every scenario to near perfection.
In the next devblog I will show you one of the scenarios I am currently working on.
What are your thoughts on scenario driven gameplay? Please let me know in a comment below.
Yes, after the beta rules were released in October 2014, I recieved a lot of positive feedback, thank you 🙂
But then a couple of rulessets were released and I thought that my game didn’t had a future. Yet in the years to come, many people have asked me if I will be continuing the development of Decurion because they saw potential and thought it was a fun game to play. Unfortunately, the last years were busy years (buying a house, becoming parents, fulltime job, losing that job and starting and ending a webstore) and didn’t had the time and energy to work on this game.
But as a stay-at-home dad, I now have to opportunity to blow the dust off of this project and really make a miniature game out of it.
First I will revisit all the feedback given and take a new look at the rules to see if there is anything I want to change or add. After that I will write a new beta set and start looking for people who want to test the rules and give me feedback.
So stay tuned for more updates and if you’d like to help me as a beta player, let me know.
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So this week I started painting again after a long hiatus and I found it quite relaxing actually. So in order to keep me motivated, I will try to post a hobby update once every two weeks, to show you what I am working on. This is what I did this week…
My wife is a true fan of the Wizarding World as written by J.K. Rowling. She read all the books and seen the movies and knows a lot about it. So a little while ago, we were talking about how we missed the hobby and that we should start a game together. We both didn’t want to paint up large armies, so if it had to be a skirmish game, there was only one no-brainer…
The upcoming Harry Potter Miniature Game.
Hello all (if anyone is actually reading this :p )
So there have been some developments in the last year. Like starting a tabletop webstore specializing in anime/manga themed board and card games which didn’t pan out due to low profits on the products. Me becoming a fulltime stay-at-home dad and having more time on my hands again. And the fact I don’t visit the not-so -local gamestore due to the fact there isn’t anyone left to play the games I like to play with. And the games that are being played there, isn’t my cup of tea.
Dinosaurs! I’ve always loved dinosaurs, these huge creatures that once stomped over the world tickled my imagination from a very young age. When people asked me what I wanted to be when I was six years old I always said “I want to be a paleontologist” and then I had to explain to family and teachers what that was. Of course I also played with dinosaur toys a lot and now thanks to Cretacea, I can do it again on the tabletop. (Not that I needed an excuse to play with dinosaurs mind you :p )
So the second location in the frozen city has been raided by the warbands and lots of scrolls and grimoires have been found. Not to mention heaps of gold. Continue reading
My local game store is hosting a Frostgrave campaign and I will take my new Necromancer into the frozen city to collect some loot. Continue reading
Aaaaaand… it’s over :p
Poldercon 2016 was yet again much fun! Continue reading
As every miniaure gamer can tell you, you can literally throw every cent you make into this hobby and still see more new shinies on the horizon. And I have done this for years… but that is now at an end! Continue reading