Jeffrey L.
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Hey all,

I've been working on a game. I've got most of the mechanics figured out, some design stuff done with a theme, but I'm struggling with a couple of things.

I need some help coming up with something like houses/hotels in Monopoly.
( And yes, ugh, Monopoly bites, so this game is nothing like it )

It would be 2 additional items to add to a collected set of items from an early american colony, i.e veggie garden/wool production/grain mill or sheep farm/cattle farm/chicken coop or well/ windmill etc.

I would like the 2 additional items to perform a similar action to houses/hotels as in make the set worth more as a collective group.

I'm just kind of stumped and my creative juices are not flowing at the moment.

Any input is greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Jeff
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hut and house
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pub/inn
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Cottage and Inn.laugh
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Leisurely Pursuits wrote:
It would be 2 additional items to add to a collected set of items from an early american colony, i.e veggie garden/wool production/grain mill or sheep farm/cattle farm/chicken coop or well/ windmill etc.

That sentence is a bit difficult to parse. Did you give examples of sets, or examples of items in sets, or examples of set-enhancers? I have a guess, but would prefer to be certain before responding.
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Leisurely Pursuits wrote:
Hey all,
It would be 2 additional items to add to a collected set of items from an early american colony, i.e veggie garden/wool production/grain mill or sheep farm/cattle farm/chicken coop or well/ windmill etc.

I would like the 2 additional items to perform a similar action to houses/hotels as in make the set worth more as a collective group.

Could you clarify a bit?
Do the 2 items have to be the same things for each set? ie something that improves your sheep farm set, or could be used to improve your windmill set instead? Can the items be different according to the set?
(I'm guessing this might mess up some mechanics)

If there are tiles/cards you could have generic "upgrade" tiles/cards which then allow you to take the specific item for a particular set (irrigation, wool spinner, etc.)

Otherwise your upgrade items might be very generic indeed. Like, hired hand, and overseer maybe.
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The 2 items would need to be the same for each set, similar to how the houses and hotels work in Monopoly ( except for trains and utilities).

So an hut/inn would not work on a set of sheep farm/ cattle farm/chicken coop.

The sets right now are based off things in a colonial village so stuff like farms, town buildings/ church stuff, library and school, etc. so an example of a set would be 3 cards of a particular color= library/meeting house/school.


I would need the 2 items to work with all the different sets.
 
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You might simply need to call it "infrastructure" because that's really what it sounds like,

You might need to make a distinction between agricultural/industrial and neighborhood sets as I can't imagine a common ground in the "infrastructure" involved.

Hovel -> Farm

"Chicken Hovel, Chicken farm"

Hut -> building

"Library hut, library building"
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An inn was the first thing that popped in mind, and after reading the replies, I will have to second the Pub/Inn suggestion.

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super_fish wrote:
You might simply need to call it "infrastructure" because that's really what it sounds like,

You might need to make a distinction between agricultural/industrial and neighborhood sets as I can't imagine a common ground in the "infrastructure" involved.

Hovel -> Farm

"Chicken Hovel, Chicken farm"

Hut -> building

"Library hut, library building"


It's tough to figure out eh? That's why I'm a bit stumped. I was thinking of something like a "deed" card, showing complete free and clear ownership of a set, but then I still couldn't figure out what a "hotel" could be.

I guess I could have " workers/servants" = a house placed on a full set, and then the "free and clear deed" = the hotel.
 
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How about 'gasthaus' and 'hostel'? whistle
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Tool shed and Indentured servants' quarters.

Everything could use a good shed, it could range from a feed store for the chicken coop to a groundskeeper's storage for the library.

And having on-site dedicated servants to make use of those tools is even more opulent.
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Sounds like you need: Feeding Troughs and Barns
 
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collective farm/colony
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