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Victor Lockhoff
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So my girlfriend brought home a game from The Las Vegas Renaissance Faire. She only spent 5 bucks and for something so cheap, is a surprising fun simple warm up game. How ever the person selling it sold it as "Dragon Dice." I know that's not true. I'm trying to figure out what game it actually is.

The board is a piece of canvas with the Dragon Dice logo on it and 4 quadrants marked Buried, Reserves, Frontier, and Dead. Each are numbered with a sharpie 1-4. This is a link to a photo of it; https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8dlCtxcnY7lZkhPak1TdXJGVjQ...

The rules are simple. You must move your 4 tokens from each corner to the center of the board by rolling three d6s. If you get a pair of any number 1-4 you may move your token from that corner to the center (home). A pair of 6s lets you move an opponents piece from home to any un-occupied corner. You get two rolls per turn but any pair that lets you move a man gets you an extra roll. Winner is the first to get all 4 pieces home.

So I know that this isn't Dragon Dice, so what is it?
 
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The playmat is from Dragon Dice.




I am not sure if the rules that you explain are the Dragon Dice rules though It looks as if Dragon Dice have custom dice, not normal D6s.
 
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Dragon Dice have very unique d6 d8 d12 d10 dice, all in a nice little bag. At times you could battle someone throwing a lot of the dice on the table. It was popular around '95 due to popularity of Magic: the gathering and the potential of buying a random pack with gold dice (the color, not the metal) which was very rare. Other rare dice were included in booster packs, but just like M:TG, it was hard to get the best ones as few were printed.
 
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Interesting*. It's quite possibly something homebrew (given that it's marked with a Sharpie). Do the printed rules look professional or, home spun?? (A picture of them would really help).

* As denoted by the fact that it's effectively a game that most gamers will be able to assemble without any hassle, and from your own description it sounds enjoyable.
 
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Yep, the mat definitely looks like official Dragon Dice. I used to love that game. Still own 4 armies.... buried somewhere in my home.

But I don't know where the rules are from. My first thought was the same as Tom, that it's a home-brew system. I don't know for sure... but they aren't the rules to the dragon dice I remember.
 
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Cartomancer wrote:
Interesting*. It's quite possibly something homebrew (given that it's marked with a Sharpie). Do the printed rules look professional or, home spun?? (A picture of them would really help).

* As denoted by the fact that it's effectively a game that most gamers will be able to assemble without any hassle, and from your own description it sounds enjoyable.
Oh definitely home spun rules. They are about a paragraph, and printed on a small sheet of paper (misspelled). I was wondering if the rules themselves reminded anyone of any particular game, maybe a historical game one?
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8dlCtxcnY7ldktFQXdjcUV1YjQ...
 
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CujoSR wrote:
Cartomancer wrote:
Interesting*. It's quite possibly something homebrew (given that it's marked with a Sharpie). Do the printed rules look professional or, home spun?? (A picture of them would really help).

* As denoted by the fact that it's effectively a game that most gamers will be able to assemble without any hassle, and from your own description it sounds enjoyable.
Oh definitely home spun rules. They are about a paragraph, and printed on a small sheet of paper (misspelled). I was wondering if the rules themselves reminded anyone of any particular game, maybe a historical game one?
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8dlCtxcnY7ldktFQXdjcUV1YjQ...


Well it looks like we have a good news, bad news situation here. The bad news is that Google is drawing a blank. The good news, you appear to be holding the only copy known to exist of a game previously unknown to the gaming community, which I believe allows you the rights to a BGG entry on a piece of work that's not your own! A rare RARE thing indeed.
 
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Cartomancer wrote:
CujoSR wrote:
Cartomancer wrote:
Interesting*. It's quite possibly something homebrew (given that it's marked with a Sharpie). Do the printed rules look professional or, home spun?? (A picture of them would really help).

* As denoted by the fact that it's effectively a game that most gamers will be able to assemble without any hassle, and from your own description it sounds enjoyable.
Oh definitely home spun rules. They are about a paragraph, and printed on a small sheet of paper (misspelled). I was wondering if the rules themselves reminded anyone of any particular game, maybe a historical game one?
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8dlCtxcnY7ldktFQXdjcUV1YjQ...


Well it looks like we have a good news, bad news situation here. The bad news is that Google is drawing a blank. The good news, you appear to be holding the only copy known to exist of a game previously unknown to the gaming community, which I believe allows you the rights to a BGG entry on a piece of work that's not your own! A rare RARE thing indeed.
Wow that is impressive I wonder if this retailer just made up a game and sold it as is then. How does one go about creating an entry?
 
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CujoSR wrote:
Cartomancer wrote:
CujoSR wrote:
Cartomancer wrote:
Interesting*. It's quite possibly something homebrew (given that it's marked with a Sharpie). Do the printed rules look professional or, home spun?? (A picture of them would really help).

* As denoted by the fact that it's effectively a game that most gamers will be able to assemble without any hassle, and from your own description it sounds enjoyable.
Oh definitely home spun rules. They are about a paragraph, and printed on a small sheet of paper (misspelled). I was wondering if the rules themselves reminded anyone of any particular game, maybe a historical game one?
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8dlCtxcnY7ldktFQXdjcUV1YjQ...


Well it looks like we have a good news, bad news situation here. The bad news is that Google is drawing a blank. The good news, you appear to be holding the only copy known to exist of a game previously unknown to the gaming community, which I believe allows you the rights to a BGG entry on a piece of work that's not your own! A rare RARE thing indeed.
Wow that is impressive I wonder if this retailer just made up a game and sold it as is then. How does one go about creating an entry?


I'd say that's more than possible. I don't suppose you took down the name of the stall holder?

Unfortunately I don't know how to add an entry, but I'm sure if you put out a post on the matter you'll get someone reply who knows how. :0).
 
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