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Blak Dragon: A Game of Space Warfare

Blak Dragon brings players to the war for Sol system. Fight strategically and tactically in the orbital cities, asteroid bases, Martian jungles and all the icy vacuum in-between. This game is set in the time after the Earth's cities were destroyed by the evil Warpigs.

Players can control cities and capitol ships that are deployed on a simple 3 dimensional hex-board. As well these larger areas have their own tactical maps for simulation of boarding party battles, weapon strikes and tactical deployment information like command center locations, hanger decks, and storage areas.

Combat and skill use are decided by a simple combination of ability stats and some random dice elements. The hexspaces on the Tacspace*(see later) boards have qualities like S "creates a shield" or H "allows X numer of fightercraft". As well the vessels and armies will involve a limited amount of written record keeping.

Blak Dragon also has a robust technological InSpace strategic computer system that portray use of internet and hive mind drone systems and a system of hidden movement for cloaked units. Also included are heavy weapons vessels that can vaporize a planetary province. These are known as Gravitation Killers. There are infantry cybernetic enhancements like smart-guns and finger claws.

Factions of Sol:

In Blak Dragon players choose and tailor a faction set. The factions of Blak Dragon included in the first rule-book and components set are:

The Rogue Army: Former NATO operatives that now exist as the DDF, sworn enemy of the Warpigs. Specialists in: Character units, Fighter craft, Installations



The Warpigs: Techno-communist fascists that live to consume and destroy. Specialists in: InSpace deployment, Mecha, Gravitation Killers



There is a set of 3 boards, made of hexes, that create the 3 dimensional space that these capitol installations can inhabit or move within. Units can move on the hex edges or up and down from the top hexboard to the middle to the bottom:



So the players compete for objectives on the "Depthspace" as this 3 board idea is call, but the units that inhabit this space has its own hexboard qualities allowing the play to "zoom in" to the installations and large ships like the Gravitation Killers. Their board components are called "Tacspace". Infantry, character and robotic units can operate and fight within these boards.

As well other faction ideas...

The Corporates: Efficient yet callous builders of the Sol System infrastructure. Specialists in: InSpace deployment, Fighter-craft, Orbital installations

The Settlers: The builders and energy farmers of orbital space. Also Martian colonists. Specialists in: Large infantry numbers, Installations

The Zero-G Mafia: A cartel of future criminals. Specialists in: Character units, Stealth, InSpace deployment

So any thoughts, quibbles, warnings, criticism, praise or other feedback about this idea as it sits? I will be moving quickly now to make the prototype and value your feedback

This system is called "Hexstorm".

All content and design © of Delmer Esau

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what is the ideology of techno-Communism? what makes it fascistic? why refer to themselves as Warpigs?

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They are a human-cyborg culture thats robotic hivemind biology lends itself well to communism. "Warpigs" is colloquial from the people who (rightly) do not trust them.
 
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