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Kevin Froleiks
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This is an entry for the 18 Card Microgame Contest 2016.

Game Name: Orchestration

Designer: Kevin Froleiks

Artwork: (coming soon) Andrew Joanis

Players: 2-4

Suggested Play Time: 10-20 minutes

Premise: You are a respected composer who just finished writing a masterpiece. Can you successfully assemble the orchestra for your magnum opus?

PDF File: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4hD9ms_ksk0akdlUGJ1eGtLMUE...



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Re: [WIP] Orchestration - Submission for the 18 Card Microgame Contest 2016 - Playtest Phase
I like the idea. When reading the rules it felt like something was missing. Like a more detailed round and action description. Look forward to see more.
 
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Re: [WIP] Orchestration - Submission for the 18 Card Microgame Contest 2016 - Playtest Phase
Thanks, I've been fine tuning the rules on this for sure. The challenge has been getting it all on one front/back of a card. Glad you like the idea! I'll be updating my entry soon with new art and (hopefully) clearer rules.
 
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Re: [WIP] Orchestration - Submission for the 18 Card Microgame Contest 2016 - Playtest Phase
Darn! I had an idea for a game and musical instruments were a perfect theme as well as the name Orchestration. But you beat me to both! Never mind, I'll find another theme and might try your game out in the meantime.

Good luck in the contest!
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Thanks! Sorry I beat you to it but glad that it's not just me that thinks this is a good theme.
 
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Re: [WIP] Orchestration - Submission for the 18 Card Microgame Contest 2016 - Playtest Phase
I like the look of the new cards.

Why not post it on your WIP thread?
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UPDATED RULES:

Orchestration
You are a respected composer who just finished writing a masterpiece. Can you successfully assemble the orchestra for your magnum opus?
Set Up
Orchestration is a game for 2-4 players. The game is played over the course of 4 rounds called “movements”. At the start of each movement, deal one Composer Card and one Instrument Card to each player. Composer Cards remain secret until someone announces that they have orchestrated their movement. The remaining Instrument Cards make up the draw pile.

Whoever most recently attended a concert goes first, followed by the player to their left. For all subsequent rounds, the player with the lowest score goes first.
How to Win
The player with the most points after the 4th movement is the winner.

How to Play
1) Draw up to 2 Instrument Cards. You can never have more than 2 cards in your hand.
-NOTE: Skip this if no cards are left in the draw pile.

2) Choose 2 of the following actions to do on your turn:
- Play: Place 1 card face up in front of you
- Give: Give 1 card to another player. That player cannot have 2 cards in their hand already
- Steal: Take 1 card that is in play in front of another player and place it in your hand. You cannot use this action if you already have 2 cards in your hand.
-NOTE: You can do 2 of the same action.

3) When a player has all 3 instruments needed to orchestrate their movement, they immediately reveal their composer and win the round and score 5 points.
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4) All players score points for each card they have in play in front of them. The points value is listed next to the instrument name.

5) Shuffle the Composer and Instrument Cards and continue orchestrating the other 3 movements.
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Re: [WIP] Orchestration - Submission for the 18 Card Microgame Contest 2016 - Playtest Phase
ex1st wrote:
I like the look of the new cards.

Why not post it on your WIP thread?


Added!
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Re: [WIP] Orchestration - Submission for the 18 Card Microgame Contest 2016 - Playtest Phase
Have you made a PDF with the new images??? Anyways, it's looking good. Can't wait for the Scotland the brave expansion with more bagpipes
 
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vialick wrote:
Have you made a PDF with the new images??? Anyways, it's looking good. Can't wait for the Scotland the brave expansion with more bagpipes


Yes! Just finished it actually and getting ready to upload to the geeklist.
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Updated PnP file: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4hD9ms_ksk0V0pidFV2Q0cwdVk...





New logo:


All artwork designed by Andrew Joanis
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Re: [WIP] Orchestration - Submission for the 18 Card Microgame Contest 2016 - Playtest Phase

Well done you two on the new artwork - really beautiful!
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JohnKean wrote:

Well done you two on the new artwork - really beautiful!


All credit belongs to Andrew! I'm so happy with the work he put in to this. Thank you!
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My playing group played a three player game of this tonight. The strategy is much deeper than we initially suspected. Great job! We had a question: When you choose 2 of the following actions to do on your turn, must you choose exactly 2 actions or is it a maximum of 2 actions, i.e., 1 action or no actions is allowed?
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Hi Kevin

I am just reading the rules. Seems like a really nifty game and I'm looking forward to playing. Though I question some of the instrument combinations!

Minor clarification: I assume the composer cards don't count as being in your hand? The rules kind of suggest that they are (since they are dealt out with an instrument card) but it would seem too limiting. Anyway, can you please clarify?

Cheers,
JK
 
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Hi Kevin,

Just spotted a small typo on the Simonovsky card: "Trobone" in mvt 4. Hopefully you have time to fix it in the next coupla hours.

Cheers,
JK

PS love the bagpipes joke!
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jeadams wrote:
My playing group played a three player game of this tonight. The strategy is much deeper than we initially suspected. Great job! We had a question: When you choose 2 of the following actions to do on your turn, must you choose exactly 2 actions or is it a maximum of 2 actions, i.e., 1 action or no actions is allowed?


I tried a couple of games with the rule being "up to two actions" but a few rounds took forever because of a stalemate situation.

Because of that I made it "do two actions" so it is required that you do some combination of playing, stealing, and giving each turn. It helps keep the game going and moving the cards around.

Thanks for playing! Really happy to hear the strategy exceeded your initial expectations.
 
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Hi Kevin,

Just spotted a small typo on the Simonovsky card: "Trobone" in mvt 4. Hopefully you have time to fix it in the next coupla hours.

Cheers,
JK

PS love the bagpipes joke!


Thank you for these notes. I thought I did a thorough spelling/grammar check but it looks like the artist and I both missed "Trobone". Shoot.

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JohnKean wrote:

Hi Kevin

I am just reading the rules. Seems like a really nifty game and I'm looking forward to playing. Though I question some of the instrument combinations!

Minor clarification: I assume the composer cards don't count as being in your hand? The rules kind of suggest that they are (since they are dealt out with an instrument card) but it would seem too limiting. Anyway, can you please clarify?

Cheers,
JK


When you say you question instrument combinations, do you mean because of plausibility of them being together in a real orchestra? Or an issue of the points value of each? My main goal with the combinations was to make sure each player is always trying to get 3 unique cards but may need to revisit them after the contest. This is the 2nd game I've ever designed so I'm very new and very open to all notes to improve this.

And yes, composer cards should be face down in front of you and don't count as part of your hand. That should be clearer that you have up to two instrument cards in your hand.
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Ah. Yes, forcing two actions per turn would lead to a slightly more chaotic game. laugh We'll give a few more tries! Thanks!
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My comment about the instrument combinations was meant musically so you can relax. And I was under the impression these were the only instruments playing...
But yeah I do understand these are just placeholders for any old requirement and could just as easily have been cake ingredients or voodoo stuff or coloured gems.
Have made a set of cards and now waiting for a chance to try them out with the family. From the rules it looks like it'll be fun!
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