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Subject: RamalamaS releases Star Trader's Luck rss

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Jorge Arroyo
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I finally decided to design a box for my freely available print and play dice game Star Trader's Luck and this way officially release it as another one of our games. Note that the game is still available for free too.

This is a dice game where players attempt to maximize profit by traveling from planet to planet buying and selling different types of goods within a limited time.

The roll of 3 to 5 dice (which can be manipulated to some extent) determines the available goods at the found planet and their level of demand (which basically affects price and maximum buying quantity). Players then decide if they want to sell and/or buy goods there. Also, every action takes time, and how you spend it is very important. Will you spend more time to reach a bigger planet so that the chances of getting cheap cargo will be bigger? or will you travel to smaller planets, hoping to increase the number of trades even though they may be a bit less profitable? Will you try to sell and buy on the same planet to save traveling time, but risk getting a worse deal on one of the transactions? or will you just do one thing, maximizing profit but wasting more time flying through space? Last, will you risk losing your cargo by selling it where it's illegal?

More information available at our web site: http://www.ramalamas.com/cgi/rl/rlen.pl/Star_Traders_Luck
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John "Omega" Williams
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Looks very impressive.
 
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That looks great! I know using the laser cutter is fun and easy, but I don't think the burnt wood look goes well with the space exploration theme of the game. Have you thought of using a different material, such as plexiglass or colored acrylic? You could use the same templates as the ones you're using for the wood, but it would match the game a lot better. Just an idea.
 
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Thanks. I guess I could use methacrylate but right now I can only find wooden blank dice. Also the extra cost might make it too expensive...
 
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I'm sorry. I stopped working with the laser when my computer broke down last year and I decided that I just didn't have enough motivation to really dedicate the needed time to produce and sell games online, so I focused on other things I had been wanting to do for a long time (like my music). I posted about it on BGG but not in this specific forum... so sorry about that...

You can still download the game for free...

BTW, that set in the picture is the only set I produced of this game. I do have some of the dice around and maybe a price sheet, but not the complete game. Right now I don't remember who bought it, but he's got a unique item ;D

 
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