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Jeremy Salinas
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And here we are AGAIN with another awesome reveal! This time we show off the Player Race Board for the Planta race! Everyone who has played Eclipse game should be extremely familiar with this original race, updated with an entirely new look! I think it's brilliant! What does everyone else think??


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I love it!
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It's growing on me.
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Cool!
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Excellent!
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It's divine.
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Jotora wrote:
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ROFL - I see what you did there
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Looks like they start with slightly less resource than in 1E.

Board looks great!
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And I saw what you did there too laugh
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Personally, the new look of the Planta appeals to me. It is much more serious, much more intimidating than the first version of it. Now I believe, this race is a sentinent plant.

Keep up the good work! I can hardly wait for the kickstarter (please include a well-designed insert and extra miniatures for the GCDS and for the colony ships as well)!

Just one wish: please make the board from a thick carton and cut rounded corners! In that way, the board will be more sturdy.
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Release the Kickstarter already!

Looking extremely good. Having sold my first edition - can't really say why - the 4X itch needs to be cared for. I want this one back, the improvements are incredible.
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Looks great!
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Orbital base price of 4 confirmed, I see. Good.
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It's getting better and better!

I only have one nit to pick:
is the cube symbol on the left representing the "self-neutron bomb" handicap?
If it is, I think you should consider changing it to something more explicit than just the cube.
I suggest using the same symbol of neutron bombs (cube with X on top), but colouring the cube green.

I know it's not changed from first edition, but if you're looking for things to improve...
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Drakkenstrike wrote:
This time we show off the Player Race Board for the Planta race! What does everyone else think??


It's growing on me.
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Drakkenstrike wrote:
This time we show off the Player Race Board for the Planta race! What does everyone else think??


It's growing on me.


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I like how the information pops out from the background more than the last version we saw. The greater difference in color saturation between the foreground and background is good, since this is still a rendered image and colors on the actual boards will not be as bright. The layout of the species information is better, and I like emphasizing the icon rather than the first letter of the name.

An incremental improvement, but an improvement nonetheless.
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I love it!

I'm glad you are working with the on the development of this game and interfacing with the community to show progress and get feedback.
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Thanks for the updates I appreciate it and I am liking what I see.
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I think I'm a happy camper!

I see some of the nitpicks that were had with the last iteration were addressed here, so that's great!

If I really, REALLY, wanted to nitpick (which I kinda don't...), I think I'd point out that on the ship blueprints, you see a rendered diagram of the ship it works for in the background. With the Planta's missing tiles, these images are cropped, and it makes it a little harder to identify exactly what it is that's behind there. I'm not sure what a good solution would be, you could remove the diagram entirely, but that seems to butcher a fun and thematic part of the game. Alternatively, you could extend the diagram beyond the blueprint into the black space. I don't know whether that would work or not. It might look really cluttered.

Just out of curiosity, what is the blue streak behind what I assume is their home planet? Is it their home star? Is it a nebula? Is it a giant planet and the Planta are actually relegated to this planet's moons?

I also want to say the many, many things I like.

I really dig the home planet and the iconography. It was great in 1e. It's better here.

Thank you so much for addressing the power concern I posted about. That was something I was a little confused on in 1E my first game or two, so I might be a little sensitive to it, but I think it's much clearer now with the blue background "extension."

Also digging the way the influence action tells you to reflip the colony ships. That's much more clear than 1E.

Do the planta ships not have initiative outside of their engines and starbase?

It looks fun and clean. I think I can finally say I'm excited for the kickstarter now (and hoping it won't break the bank too much! haha).


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I believe they're legalizing those in Canada very soon.
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I like it!

I'll continue to advocate for a bird's eye view of ship blueprints like in the original, (but I like all of the other changes made to the ship blueprints.)
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Looks like the Planta!
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Awesome!
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Are we still on for May Kickstarter?
 
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