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I was checking out some custom fighters and there's a lot of teases that were not continued.

Is it because everyone is waiting for the fan-made character contest?
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I know of 4+ BGG BattleCON regulars, not including myself, who are working on characters for Wanderers so...yeah, I think people are keeping some stuff secret right now.
 
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dorktron2000 wrote:
I know of 4+ BGG BattleCON regulars, not including myself, who are working on characters for Wanderers so...yeah, I think people are keeping some stuff secret right now.


Who could blame them - make a BattleCON character without having to pay lots of money - yes please.
 
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Personally, from what I have seen and read from what people are doing, Wanderers is going to blow your minds.
 
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dorktron2000 wrote:
Personally, from what I have seen and read from what people are doing, Wanderers is going to blow your minds.


You haven't read mine...
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dinobottm2 wrote:
dorktron2000 wrote:
Personally, from what I have seen and read from what people are doing, Wanderers is going to blow your minds.


You haven't read mine...


I know.
 
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Nor mine.
 
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nor mine...wait...I don't have any........................................................................................................yet.
 
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I abandoned my thread due to being worried about diswualification from wanderers. There is also the big thing that there is no nice system for making the cards yourself (the MSE program is nice, but not great). Don't worry though 5-6 characters are swimming in the mind at the moment along with everyone else's.

Lastly don't forget that most people will likely release their custom characters even if they don't make it into wanderers.
 
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Yes. People are keeping it secret because of Wanderers.

Remember, that if your idea is similar to someone else's or to one of the designs that are already in the works, it really hampers your chances of winning.

Of course, don't tell the judges anything about your design. That'd disqualify you, too for bias.
 
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ok i am relatively new to the battlecon scene. i dont even have a copy yet, going to get it soon though, but i have played the PnP and love it.

so question is what is this wanderers thing people keep talking about?
 
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Klaxas wrote:
ok i am relatively new to the battlecon scene. i dont even have a copy yet, going to get it soon though, but i have played the PnP and love it.

so question is what is this wanderers thing people keep talking about?


Ever since War of Indines, creating new characters has been popular with the BattleCON fans. Wanderers was a stretch goal on Devastation kickstarter for a official pack of those.
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How will the content of Wanderers be decided? Has that been announced?
 
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Presumably, from what I understand, it will be submitted through the BattleCON online forum (once that's completely up and running), and then judged by the Level99 staff. If they are feeling magnanimous, they'd take double the final number and have the players vote (again, through the BattleCON online interface) on which characters they would like to see (likely in 4-6 character 'flights' of similarly themed characters that the staff liked).
Other than that bit of speculation, I haven't seen anything concrete on how the characters will be selected yet.
 
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I can say that the criteria's pretty much:

1) Fleshed out lore
2) Uniqueness
3) Balance

That's pretty much it. Hahaha. Well, I know Brad has much more criteria but that's the gist of it.

Your character must fit into the world of Indines well (but don't worry if your character is a T-Rex, the Planestalkers basically let ANYTHING happen). Also, it has to be unique in the sense that no one else has the same idea and that we haven't already got a character that functions in a similar way. Finally, your character need not be COMPLETELY balanced, but he should be nowhere in the realm of "instant-win" attacks.
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I am kind of disappointed that it's getting in the way of people posting their characters :/

We need another fan-expansion, a la Outcasts, to get some fresh ideas flowing
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Kyokai wrote:
I am kind of disappointed that it's getting in the way of people posting their characters :/

We need another fan-expansion, a la Outcasts, to get some fresh ideas flowing


Shameless plug for Thiago.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/1028562/a-bit-more-about...
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Kyokai wrote:
I am kind of disappointed that it's getting in the way of people posting their characters :/

We need another fan-expansion, a la Outcasts, to get some fresh ideas flowing


Yeah. It's pretty hard to put ideas out.

I guess it's our incentive to speed up the process!

Besides, once it's done, we'll have like 100's of characters floating around.
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Yeah, I'm pretty sure that once Wanderers is completed, the floodgates will open and people will post up all of the ideas that they've been holding back for it (at least, the ones that didn't make it into the set).
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Rook96 wrote:
Kyokai wrote:
I am kind of disappointed that it's getting in the way of people posting their characters :/

We need another fan-expansion, a la Outcasts, to get some fresh ideas flowing


Shameless plug for Thiago.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/1028562/a-bit-more-about...


Thanks Rook.

And yes, i am working n a fan-expansion of my own, ther than my character for Wanderers. For that, im creating my ice assassin, Moria Severnaya...
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Is submitting a character for Wanderers only open to KS backers? I unfortunately didn't discover the joy that is Battlecon until after the Devastation Kickstarter was over (though I did pre-order it in June as soon as I did find out about it).

If it is open to everyone, I'd better keep my eyes out here and on the battlecon forums for how to submit. Otherwise I'll just have to save up for Battlecon 3 and pledge early and pledge big. :-D
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mnmkami wrote:
I can say that the criteria's pretty much:

1) Fleshed out lore
2) Uniqueness
3) Balance

That's pretty much it. Hahaha. Well, I know Brad has much more criteria but that's the gist of it.


Waitwaitwait... lore is actually a main criteria? And here I thought the pages of description/fluff I've written for my four potential submissions were only going to be useful as evidence that I procrastinated away my playtesting time.
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Corphus wrote:
mnmkami wrote:
I can say that the criteria's pretty much:

1) Fleshed out lore
2) Uniqueness
3) Balance

That's pretty much it. Hahaha. Well, I know Brad has much more criteria but that's the gist of it.


Waitwaitwait... lore is actually a main criteria? And here I thought the pages of description/fluff I've written for my four potential submissions were only going to be useful as evidence that I procrastinated away my playtesting time.


Indeed

As you know, adding a character to the world is as much about making sure they'll fit in future games as making sure they fit in the game they're designed for
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