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1977
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Microgame #2 in the Metagaming Microgames series.

From the rulebook...

"On a far planet, summer is ending. It is the time of harvest. And across the fields pour the Hymenoptera - intelligent insects with only one goal...more food for the hive.

Chitin I is a tactical abstract from Metagaming's Hymenoptera game system. It simulates a battle between two hive cities struggling for greater shares of food - the harvest, or bodies of the enemy! Workers, fliers, basics, and the different types of warriors they command make Chitin I a detailed yet easy to learn game in a setting that may really exist...somewhere...

Science Fiction fans and gamers alike will enjoy Chitin I."

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mb Metagaming fan

Magazine References:

Dragon Magazine

  • No. 51 A New Breed of Bug by Ben Crowell
    • Details the Low Hacker, a warrior between Basics and Termagants with camouflage bonuses on defense

The Space Gamer

  • No.11 Chitin: I Designer’s notes, story line and game premise
  • No.13 Chitin: I strategy
  • No.14 (Nov/Dec 1977)
    • Featured in cover art, "Plunge and Gantua" by Paul Jaquays
    • Designer's Notebook: An article about using Chitin:I Hymenopterans in Melee/Wizard
  • No.17 (May/Jun 1978) CHITIN I: another look, by David Norwood
  • No.24 (Sep/Oct 1979) THE ARCH-REAPER: Ranged Combat in Chitin:I, by Larry Blincoe
  • No.51 (May 1982) Featured in the "Murphy's Rules" comic

Vindicator

  • Vol.1 No.1 (Autumn 1995)
    • Optional Command Control Rules for Chitin:I, by Michael Friend
    • Situations for Chitin:I, by Michael Friend

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Metagaming English Second Edition
Publisher: Metagaming
Artist: Jennell Allyn Jaquays
Year: 1978
Product Code: Microgame 2
Size: 7.00 x 4.00 x 0.25 inches
0.09 pounds
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27 Chitin: I - Chitin: I Box Art (Scott's Redesign)
Front, sides, top/bottom images at 300dpi in JPG format. Cover is 8.5" x 11". Sides are 11.5" x 1.25". Top/bottom 9" x 1.25".
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2011-08-06
67 Chitin: I Counters (Scott's Redesign)
Counters for Graphic Redesign with all new illustrations by Nick Hayes. Counters sized at 11/16" at 300 dpi. Counters supplied in PDF, PNG, & single counter PNG format.
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2011-07-30
48 Chitin: I Player Reference, Harvest Trackers, Dead Unit Trackers (Scott's Redesign) Ver.2
Player Reference card & Tracker cards for Chitin: I Graphic Redesign. In PDF format. Print on card stock and laminate for best results. Version 2 includes updated Harvest Points/Dead Units Tracker.
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2011-07-30
56 Chitin: I Map (Scott's Redesign)
A full size, full color complete redesign of the first edition Chitin: I map (Variant B). Sized at 27.5" x 20" at 200 dpi. I changed the dpi setting to 200 for a larger board and hexes sized at 1.25" (side to side). If you want a smaller (or larger) map, adjust the dpi setting in Photoshop or similar application. I decided to revise the art to make it more colorful in this version. So depending on tastes, you can use either the original or this update. Changes: Enhanced the red/yellow grain fields, reworked the rivers to be lighter and with less contrast, significantly adjusted the color of the forests, some adjustments to the river plants. And removed the black border.
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2011-06-26
5 Chitin: I Turn Sequence proposal
This is a proposed turn sequence that incorporates all of the optional/advanced rules. Your comments and suggestions are most welcome. Thank you.
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2009-02-03
4 chitin.zip
Cyberboard PBEM gamebox
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