Heiko's (not very) secret redesign addiction, including (some) PnP-links
Over the last few years I have done a few side projects, mostly PnP-redesigning games I love or at least like but whose looks made me cringe or which are (or were, at the time) unavailable / OOP. Or just because. It is somewhat of an addiction, I admit. And it makes for great portfolio stuff, normal limitations of the business don't apply. Within your abilities, you spend as much time on artwork and design as you want to. Nobody gonna pay you either way.
Since you do this mainly for yourself, you start to go over every little thing you think might need tweaking. Hey, why don't we just move that track from there to here and why did the original designers leave this space vacant, and why not use some icons that actually make sense. Also, you are not at all limited by production issues, one of the haunts of every graphic designer, especially in board games. Wouldn't wooden coins be a lot cooler than cardboard ones, why not make this map extra-large, why not exchange those things for cubes, and hey, lets add really unusually-shaped player boards.
In this list you will find (almost) all of those projects, ordered (somewhat) chronologically. Where possible I have contacted designers and or publishers to request permission to share these files in a strictly non-commercial way, so feel free to try and create a copy for yourself where I included a downloadable file. Note that the usual restrictions apply: You may not sell these files or anything you produce using them, you may not in any way redistribute them, you should generally behave like the gentleman (or -woman) I assume you are and be nice to your parents. I share these files, in the strictest and broadest sense, non-commercial, without giving up any rights.
I'll try and keep this list up to date, but don't quote me on that. Feel free to suggest new projects, if you can live with being ignored or ridiculed. In the end, a game has to chime with me enough to make me want to redesign it, so I won't make any promises there.
Oh, a word about the pictures below; If you like what you see, consider checking out the game's gallery, it usually has a few more shots, and don't forget diligently thumbing my great photographic endeavors.
Also, I would greatly appreciate it if nobody would post direct links to those of my files that are not hosted on BGG on facebook or really anywhere else. If you really can't help but must compulsively link to stuff, feel free to link to this list instead.
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