So my dad has a decent collection of games he played while in college and later in life, mostly WW2 themed or historical. He still has an interest to play those but mostly time and responsibilities limit him. It's been probably decades since he's bought a new game though and I'd like to gift him one. I'd like for him to get a taste of modern board game design with a theme he enjoys. I definitely share his interest in theme so I'm not a stranger to some of those strategy games having played a few while growing up. Anyway I'd be interested to see if anyone can offer recommendations based on this. It would be very important for the game to be able to be played solo since apart from me he wouldn't play with anyone else. Some games in his collection are :#Eastern Front,#Panzer Leader or#Panzer Blitz: The Game of Armored Warfare on the Eastern Front 1941-45. There's also another Roman empire themed I can't quite remember the name, I'll edit later.
I know we've jumped a lot of steps, and this is in no way the best method of designing a game, but thanks to all of you, we have come up with some solid ideas, mechanics, and more to implement into our game. To recap, here's what we have to work with:
Theme: Science Fiction
Sub-Theme (optional, but highly recommended): Roman Empire
What I initially had in mind was for all of us to create one singular game, but I think that's asking too much haha Instead, comment below to pitch a game using the above-mentioned resources. Bonus points for incorporating the ancient Roman Empire into the theme.
When pitching your game, make sure to include how all of the above are utilized. How can each aspect stand out? Most importantly, why should the publisher you're pitching this to have any desire to choose your game? Talk it up. Sky's the limit. After all, you don't need to actually build a prototype; all you need is the idea. Add whatever you like to the game (except dice-driven combat, as mentioned). Make it yours. And if you'd rather not post your brilliant idea here for whatever reason, just comment that your idea is precious and you don't want anyone stealing it. For me, this is just something fun I wanted to try out. You, on the other hand, might have found your new brainchild. I like to keep my work close to my chest, and you may too. It's all good!
I'll comment with my pitch below once I have a few spare minutes. I'm looking forward to seeing your final thoughts and pitches! Go crazy.