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Skyline Rules!

David Short
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Board Game: Skyline
Forgive me for the title. I couldn't help the obvious play on words.

Skyline is officially being published early due to Ground Floor smashing it's funding goal during it's Kickstarter campaign. This simply means Skyline's epic diceness will be available to all at the same time Ground Floor is released sometime this mid fall.

In order to celebrate this achievement, I'm sharing the Skyline goodness even before you can buy it in stores. Presenting...

Skyline Print'n'Play
The Skyline PnP consists of two files.

Rules: Skyline PnP Rulebook.pdf
PnP Package: Skyline PnP package.pdf

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The rules are just about final. I am still working on including a "sample round" and of course all the artwork will be changed. Many of you (especially JuliaZ and metzgerism) have generously offered your aid in looking these over. I'd greatly appreciate this. Thank you.

The PnP package is made up of 4 pages. The first page includes the two mini boards - the Status Board and the Dice Key. The Status Board is both a glorified communal player aid and a round tracker. The Dice Key is especially useful for playing Skyline with standard d6's. You'll need 3 physically different d6's to represent the 3 types of custom dice found in the published game. Place 1 of each of these 3 d6's on the Dice Key on the left. All players can reference this key while playing, in order to decipher things like - what rolling a 5 on their green d6 actually means.

The second page is the Building Tiles. There are 60 tiles arranged on one sheet for convenient cutting.

From gallery of dshortdesign
From gallery of dshortdesign
From gallery of dshortdesign
From gallery of dshortdesign

The third and fourth pages are only for people that want to make stickers to customize their dice, in order to make them more like the published game (and like my current prototype copy). These dice stickers are in rows of 6 faces. Starting on the left with the Ground Floor dice faces, then the next column is the Upper Floor dice faces, then the bottom area is the Penthouse dice faces. The last column on the far right includes 3 more Penthouse dice.

That's it. Let me know if you have any questions. And of course I'd love to see any written feedback (sessions, reviews, etc) or photos.

Have fun!
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