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Subject: A micro solitaire RPG Samurai theme game rss

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Hamish Sterling
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I design and make the Pocket Sports series of games.

This is a new style of theme and game for me to try and I've made a screencast sharing my ideas, concepts, thoughts and design.

In brief - You play a Samurai travelling across the lands searching for the people who killed your family as a boy.

Download available here

http://www.pocketsports.com.au/#!secret-stuff/c1r01

You'll roll for encounters along the way, fight enemies, be faced with events that have good and bad decisions to make and a skill tree the improves on completion of tasks and deeds.

If anyone has the time to watch and provide feedback, that would be most appreciated. It's a light, dice and card game. Approx 20mins per scene.

As the game develops, I'll be posting a full PnP for the first Chapter.

https://youtu.be/uxKkwSbtE5o
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Sounds a bit like Barbarian Prince. Not a criticism, just an observation.

"Evil events have overtaken your Northlands Kingdom. Your father, the old king, is dead - assassinated by rivals to the throne. These usurpers now hold the palace with their mercenary royal guard.You have escaped, and must collect 500 gold pieces to raise a force to smash them and retake your heritage. Furthermore, the usurpers have powerful friends overseas. If you can’t return to take them out in ten weeks, their allies will arm and you will lose your kingdom forever."
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Never heard of it, but I'll take a look.

The plot is a stock standard 'avenge so and so' and reach peace.

Nothing about regaining a throne though in this one Thanks for taking a look Kent
 
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You can download the game for free at http://dwarfstar.brainiac.com/ds_barbarianprince.html
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Charles Ward
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Interesting, thanks for sharing your design process via video. Refreshing.
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ex1st wrote:
Interesting, thanks for sharing your design process via video. Refreshing.


Thank you Charles. I'm glad you liked the format
 
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Charles Ward
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Sure. I just saw your Pocket Baseball game. How long does it take to play?
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Hamish Sterling
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Approx 25-30mins.

Like any game, once you get the hang of the dice roll etc, it picks up speed.

We had 300 of these in Game Box Monthly last year. It's quick, light and easy.
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Cool thanks. You are in my buddy list.
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So I had at look at Barbarian Prince and it has some cool ideas, still relevant and useful today for this type of game.

I liked the player aid cards Todd Sanders re-fashioned for the game and reached to him for permission to use a similar layout.

He kindly agreed and I'll try to pick some bits and make something unique for the Samurai theme!
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Hamish Sterling
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I've loaded up a PnP version for the first scene (mission)

The game has swelled and some things you see on the player aids aren't mentioned for this first test run through.

I'd like to hear any feedback just for the first mission to Jinjogu and the boss fight.

Download available here

http://www.pocketsports.com.au/#!secret-stuff/c1r01
 
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Love to find some playtesters - download PnP link above. Thanks
 
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