Continuing progress on the counterpart Decktet project has me mulling over how to make it available when it's done.
Should there be a new, larger Decktet Book to go with the new, larger deck?
The revised and expanded edition of the book was released in 2011, so there's lots that isn't in it.
Myrmex was actually invented before the current edition of the Decktet Book was released but after everything was put together, but it could be added now. Cristyn and I have been playing recently, mostly using M.C. DeMarco's Myrmex webapp on our tablets. I'm terrible at it, but I never played much Spider solitaire either. Cristyn has and regularly wins at Myrmex.
The aim of the book is to be a curated collection, rather than an info dump of everything ever. Some games, even ones I've spent time trying to develop, are still decidedly half-baked.
One example: The Young Queen's Palimpsest has an awesome mechanism at the core of it. Playtesters always enjoy it, but it requires some indulgence from them to get through it. It's almost but not quite a game that works.
So Myrmex would be in a new edition but, absent some breakthrough, YQ's Palimpsest would not.
What other games should I be thinking about?
Oh, and some games require exotic components well outside the Decktet game system. For example, Ziggurat Demolition Throwdown and Dectana require pyramids.
Should the book include games that require extra equipment like that?
P.D. Magnus' ruminations on gaming, along with shrill promotion of his own designs.
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