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Sandy Petersen 16 months ago | 4 points[-]
Hey all, this is Sandy the designer. I just joined Board Game Atlas. Not sure if this is the right place, but I am happy to answer any questions about it.
I will say that the Fungi are not based on the Saprolings, but come from a Lovecraft story about an alien invasion. The Venge, however are indeed RollOuttaBed after failing math.
RollOuttaBed 16 months ago | 2 points[-]
Quilt 16 months ago | 1 point[-]
I have another question:
Have you considered offering a version around the 150$ price point?
I think that a base game + alien miniatures + 4-5 extra civs + extra player (+ maybe extra dice set) would be a real hit.
Sandy Petersen 16 months ago | 2 points[-]
It's already there in effect. Get the $119 "Corvette Pilot" which supports 6 players, has 6 civs, and the alien miniatures, then add-on three more civs for $10 each. Your total is $149, and you have a game with 9 civs. Plus you get space monsters.
rockstar 16 months ago | 3 points[-]
That Skith civilization looks pretty sweet!
bgqtony 16 months ago | 2 points[-]
I am totally biased, but I love Hyperspace. Been playing it a ton on Tabletopia lately.
in answer to the questions:
1) What's my favorite civ to play?
Sandy - the truth is, because I'm trying to get all the civs to be fun, the civs I find myself spending the MOST time thinking and worrying about are the "problem children". The ones that seem to have some flaw. The last civ I was fiddling with before I finalized the game were the Yithians so maybe them? But the civ of my childhood, that I originally invented at the tender age of 13, were the Broodmasters.
2) When am I revealing my 25th civ?
Sandy - Monday Feb 18th.
3) How did I come up with the names for each of them?
Sandy - it was an eclectic process. In some cases, I found a foreign word that seemed to match what I thought the creature was like, and then modified. Urumak is based on a turkish word for Monster or Giant, for example, while Zepzeg is based on a Magyar word for courtesan.
trentellingsen Supporter16 months ago | 1 point[-]
Wow! Since you were 13? Why haven't the Broodmasters been in a game of yours until now?
Sandy Petersen 16 months ago | 1 point[-]
They have! In 1991 I did two computer games named Lightspeed and Hyperspace. They're in it.
Think you mean Hyperspeed game :)
Oh cool! What would you say is the defining feature or quality of the Broodmasters that make them unique?
I actually did a whole youtube video sort of about them on my SandyofCthulhu channel. It’s titled “What would a real telepath be like?” And it’s basically a thought experiment in what would an actual telepathic being evolve into. My answer was the Broodmaster!
zerotozero 16 months ago | 2 points[-]
That looks pretty cool
The Fungi Art reminded me of the Saprolings in Magic: the Gathering. Also the dude in the Venge art is me when I look at my math test results.
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