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Design thread:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/14771013#14771013

I hate not having a name, even for WIP projects. And I'm stuck.

I have a game that combines some lite elements of a 4X with... well.. with the old Atari asteroids game.

Thematically, it's about different union space salvage and mining teams attempting to squeeze out credits from wreaks and asteroid resources, while the players also maneuver the asteroids around in order to impede opponent's progress or smash their ships.

Apparently Slag!: Combat on the High Frontier is already taken. I was almost sold on "Slag" until I saw that. Other (not all that great) ideas:

Space Miners in Space
Smashteroids
Slag and Stone

I need something that conveys the kinetic fluidity of the environment, but is more interesting than "Space Miners."


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slatersteven wrote:
War mining 40,000

I may need to hire a lawyer if I go that route.

Maybe Warminer 39,999
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How about Slag and Scrap, or Slag, Scrap, and Grab?

Maybe Orbital Piracy?

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trmptdrummer wrote:
Mineroid
I was going to say that.
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shaftdiggity wrote:
Meteor Miners
That has a certain ring to it.
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The name of your WIP:

4Xteroids

It says it all. It's a 4x game, akin to asteroids...

You can even play with name some, by making it look like an asteroid is covering up where the bottom left leg of where a capital A would be or something to that effect.
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robbdaman wrote:
Miner 2249er

This was actually the first name that came to mind.
 
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bbblasterfire wrote:
The name of your WIP:

4Xteroids

It says it all. It's a 4x game, akin to asteroids...

You can even play with name some, by making it look like an asteroid is covering up where the bottom left leg of where a capital A would be or something to that effect.

Interesting idea.

My concern is I'm unsure how pure 4X this is going to end up. It's definitely got elements:

Exploring is limited to discovering the type of elements or salvage

Expanding is more or less conversion of Asteroids into spaceports for economic payout

Exploiting... well... you're mining resources and stripmining asteroids, so...

Exterminate - this one's the problem. There's no extermination ever occurring. Spaceports and ships get smashed, but you repair them. In fact, combat is entirely indirect, based on how you maneuver the rocks. It's entirely possible the game could be played completely non-violently or a smash-fest.

 
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MOTHDevil wrote:
bbblasterfire wrote:
The name of your WIP:

4Xteroids

It says it all. It's a 4x game, akin to asteroids...

You can even play with name some, by making it look like an asteroid is covering up where the bottom left leg of where a capital A would be or something to that effect.

Interesting idea.

My concern is I'm unsure how pure 4X this is going to end up. It's definitely got elements:

Exploring is limited to discovering the type of elements or salvage

Expanding is more or less conversion of Asteroids into spaceports for economic payout

Exploiting... well... you're mining resources and stripmining asteroids, so...

Exterminate - this one's the problem. There's no extermination ever occurring. Spaceports and ships get smashed, but you repair them. In fact, combat is entirely indirect, based on how you maneuver the rocks. It's entirely possible the game could be played completely non-violently or a smash-fest.


3+Xteroids..? laugh
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Here's a few thoughts (more serious as you go down)

If you can't beat em, Slag 'em
Slag-eroids
Planetoid Miners
Planetesimal Miner
Deep Space Miners
Ceres Salvage
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Thanks, guys. Keep 'em comin.'

FWIW, I'm definitely shying away from anything with "roid" in the title, unless it's a straight "asteroid". Anything else is giving me a hemorrhoids mental association (which would be a TOTALLY different game).
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