More than 25 years of creativity and no end in sight
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It happens to me that I pulled a game out of the shelf and as I opened the box there are some components wich I have painted years ago and I didn´t even know it anymore.

So I thought about all the games that I had changed in one way or another, for some I have translated the rules and made player aids, some have received a complete makeover. I have painted minis, made my own minis and many more.
I even tried to create my own boardgames.

Now I would like to show in this list what creative things I have done in more than 25 years of gaming.

Not all the things in this list are "hot" but I´ve always done my best.

If you have something creative that you would share, feel free to add to this list !

Maybe I still have forgotten some things and when I recognize it I will add them later.
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51. Board Game: Dinosaur Chess [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:5689]
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And because it works so good for Duel of Ages Set 1: Worldspanner I have done the same for this game:

and I also changed the map from:

to:


I also have made some fimosaurs by request:
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52. Board Game: Pandemic [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:43]
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I almost forgot about this one because I traded it away:

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53. Board Game: Ikusa [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:454]
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Back in Japan where some paint left my brushes:
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54. Board Game: Senji [Average Rating:6.59 Overall Rank:1275]
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And while we are here in Japan, let us see some more:

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55. Board Game: The Pillars of the Earth [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:177]
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And while we are at seightseeing we take a trip to england:
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56. Board Game: Vasco da Gama [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:265]
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I translated the rules from english to german and yes, I´ve made the mistake to think that calicut and calcutta are the same.

I received Vasco da Gama, Reef Encounter and Reef Encounter of the Second Kind for this translation. I wasn´t the first choice but after someone else left the boat I have been asked and now all the germans have to live with my translation.
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57. Board Game: Runewars [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:65]
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This game has lots of cards and so we need a cardholder:


The cities and strongholds where made out of cardboard and so I´ve found another use for my parts from Mighty Empires:


Do you know that there can be holes in the world after setup of the map ?
What to do ?
Make something to close the holes:



And because I´ve gone so far I also did paint all the figures:





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58. Board Game: Pirate's Cove [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:747]
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I know there are more games that I have "pimped" so here´s another one:
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59. Board Game: Munchkin Quest [Average Rating:6.06 Overall Rank:2331]
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Some hours after I have submitted this list I discovered that there is more:


I´m curious what else I will find.
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60. Board Game: Tribune: Primus Inter Pares [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:291]
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After checking my contributions I discovered some more:
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61. Board Game: Roll Through the Ages: The Late Bronze Age [Average Rating:7.40 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.40 Unranked]
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....and even more:

A boardgame variant:


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62. Board Game: Big City [Average Rating:6.91 Overall Rank:641]
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.....and more:

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63. Board Game: Red November [Average Rating:6.39 Overall Rank:1088]
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.....and more ( I can´t believe that I´ve done that much ):
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64. Board Game: War on Terror [Average Rating:6.29 Overall Rank:2203]
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.....and more ( I hope you aren´t bored ? ):

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65. Board Game: Struggle of Empires [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:182]
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Some more player aids:


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66. Board Game: Knights of the Dinner Table: HACK! [Average Rating:6.02 Overall Rank:4327]
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....some more figures:

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67. Board Game: When Darkness Comes [Average Rating:5.59 Overall Rank:8012]
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...and even more figures:

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68. Board Game: Miscellaneous Game Accessory [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:2555]
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....and train figures:
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69. Board Game: Space Hulk (third edition) [Average Rating:7.61 Overall Rank:117]
Tim Collins
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Well I got tired of the open puzzle piece look of the genestealer spawns, so I created my own to give the board a more complete look.



But all the peices of Space Hulk are debossed, so I used a technique to make mines the same.





I am very happy with the way they turned out. I have made a few sets.

for a tutorial on how this is done:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/465041/tutorial-genestea...
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70. Board Game: PitchCar Mini [Average Rating:7.01 Overall Rank:682]
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I found that the car disks for picthcar mini do not have the same bevel as the bigger ones and are so light that the fall off the track more often than they should. So I made my own, each weighted with a dime in the middle. They stick to the track much better.



the tutorial of how they were created can be found here.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/398900/pitchcar-mini-car...
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71. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:108] [Average Rating:7.44 Unranked]
Tim Collins
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I made a Zombie version of Carcassonne that has all new play mechanics and a new art design. This is my favorite thing I have ever made.





The thread about this game's design can be found here

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/420084/update6-carcass-z...

I have made a few other versions of games, but i do not have images of them at this time.



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72. Board Game: Hive [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:143]
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I did not dare to hijack this amazing list of creativity, but you urged us:
"If you have something creative that you would share, feel free to add to his list !"

Already saw some of these on this list: Custom Game Designs of the Decade

My creations:

First is my dark elf Hive set.


Re-themed Diamant


Mini-space hulk:



Mini Bloodbowl


Custom box for custom Lost cities


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73. Board Game: Shadows over Camelot [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:248]
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Oooops I forgot another one whistle
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74. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:108] [Average Rating:7.44 Unranked]
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I hand-painted, baked, and felted some tiles for a nice Carcassonne set. We love it!



Creation thread is here. I've worked out all the bugs I originally had with chipping paint.
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75. Board Game: Horus Heresy [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:708]
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This is a great game but I felt that the cardboard heroes aren´t right for the battlefield and I replaced them with Epic figures:




and as usual, I´ve painted all the other figures:

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