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Subject: Development of a board for Axiom game variant rss

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Michael Seal
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I'm developing a 7 x 7 square board for an Axiom variant. The squares will either be domed and cupped to receive standard 40mm Axiom cubes. The board edge will become the play limit. With a possible central neutral cube called the 'resurrection' cube. Landing on this cube will allow previously eliminated cubes to re-enter the game.

First 3D sketch can be viewed on my Twitter feed: @lumicube_com
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Nathan Morse
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Interesting….
 
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Michael Seal
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This idea is developing into a whole new game, which is interesting but will have to wait. The initial concept was probably a bit retrograde for Axiom.

The Axiom variant idea that remains is using the 6x6 board supplied with the 2008 version and aligning each set of six cubes in a row. Opposite each other on the edge of the board (4 spaces apart). Sceptres in the corner. With a new rule; that the edge of the board is the limit for placing cubes in the game. (See uploaded picture).

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Michael Seal
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Developed the Axiom board idea a bit further, just done a quick 3D sketch.
Basically a 6x6 cube based square 240mm (9.5") plus surround, made of Clear Perspex. 25mm holes spaced every 40mm and 5 pillars as illustrated. The central pillar slightly longer to help rotation.

The concept is that with this board an Axiom cube can be placed with the dome going into the board or not as required. Also a Sceptre can now travel under the cubes and stop underneath this transparent board if desired. A new start position will have to be adopted and possibly there may need to be more domes on the cubes.
But I think it's interesting enough to try out. A little extra bit of 3D space... a forerunner to trying Axiom out in zero gravity.
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Michael Seal
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Made a working prototype of raised turntable to play test game variant.
Works better than expected... Pictures in gallery above.
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Nathan Morse
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Yes, ogling the photos yesterday, I was impressed by the orientation possibilities this opens up!
 
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Brian Dysart
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Those pictures are fantastic. Your variant board looks so good it's like it was originally part of the game.
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Michael Seal
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Thanks for the feedback... The domed base is actually an old ceiling rose for a pendant lamp. It had been hanging around the studio for years, waiting to be useful.
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