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Subject: Supernatural the boardgame: Poll on Victory Points! rss

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Airborne XO
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What should I call my Victory Points in my new Boardgame?
Victory Points (why change?)
Renown
Esteem
Prestige
Souls (here controversy lies, I do not wish to offend!)
Something else (please post a suggestion underneath)
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I am struggling a bit with my boardgame naming convention, Victory Points doesn't seem very...'thematic'...

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Cheers, Hal
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Suddenly a shot rang out! A door slammed. The maid screamed. Suddenly a pirate ship appeared on the horizon! While millions of people were starving, the king lived in luxury. Meanwhile, on a small farm in Kansas, a boy was growing up.
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"WE GOT SPIRIT, YES WE DO! WE GOT SPIRIT, HOW 'BOUT YOU?"
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Airbornexo wrote:
Poll
What should I call my Victory Points in my new Boardgame?
Victory Points (why change?)
Renown
Esteem
Prestige
Souls (here controversy lies, I do not wish to offend!)
Something else (please post a suggestion underneath)
      11 answers
Poll created by Airbornexo


I am struggling a bit with my boardgame naming convention, Victory Points doesn't seem very...'thematic'...

HELP BGG!

Cheers, Hal


Playing off of 'Souls':

- Anima
- Essence
- Lifeforce
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Derrick Siegmund
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+1 for Essence
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If you're going new age, nice type supernatural then "essence". If you're aiming for fantasy (especially high fantasy) then "mana". If you're going for down and dirty, Arkham style supernatural then "souls".

As for offending people: no matter what you call it you'll offend someone (even if you go with VP:s there'll be someone to criticize that and call you a disgrace to modern game design). That's just a fact of life. The big question is: will you offend your target audience? The person buying "Scrabble: Bible edition" is quite different from someone buying "Hellgame"; if you're designing "Hellgame" then make sure you don't offend people who'd buy "Hellgame" and vice versa.
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Presuming you are basing this on the TV series then you should call them 'gank' points.
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I would personally play off the shows theme's. On one hand you have Dean who is on the side of the angels for all intents and purposes (being the vessel and all, not Raphael's side obviously) and on the other hand you have had Sam who has battled with his demon blood side and being the vessel for Lucifer. So I would go with something more akin to being angelic and or demonic.

Purity / corruption
rightous / damned

You could try something along the lines of Fame or Reputation. This could lead to harder encounters the more famous they are but may allow them to access places and items they couldn't get to at lower ratings. It might be easier for them to investigate an area if they are less famous and harder if they have a higher fame(people begin to recognize them or something)

Just a thought.
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Pierre Rebstock
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Souls feel like it's the best fit. Can't quite see where the controversy/offense would be, it's not like it's a religion exclusive term.
And considering the show itself, they sure don't portray angels in the best light. Let offense-prone people get offended, don't dilute the essence of what make this theme awesome.

Could always "adjectify" the souls? like "saved souls", "devoured souls", "claimed souls", etc...
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It's worth noting that neither Sam nor Dean have ever fought over souls. That was the exclusive preserve of the Angel/Demon dichotomy. So, I suppose the central player characters will determine what you should call them. If you are thinking of branching out beyond just the brothers then perhaps you could go hardcore thematic and name them specifically according to the character...
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