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If you were to design a game about some aspect of your life, what would it end up looking like? What mechanics and themes would represent you best?

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4 months ago

This is crazy, but I could see a re-theme or re-implementation of #Concordia where, instead of expanding an empire and place houses in cities, you're building a collection of board games. Factors affecting scoring would be who you're playing them with (e.g. spouse/SO, hardcore gamer friends, family, kids, solo, etc), how often you're able to play them, how much people enjoy them. Provinces in Concordia could be analogous to different genres of games, or maybe those would be analogous to the different play groups mentioned above. I haven't thought it through, haha. I don't think it could work as a straight re-theme, but it could be similar.

4 months ago

I'm into it, what would you use for the cards? Types of gamer? Or maybe FLGSs, kickstarter, publisher etc.? Or Designer, artist, editor, distributor etc?

4 months ago

Forgot to reply here. Hmm I'm not sure. If it was a 1 to 1 re-theme, the cards would have to represent some sort of actions, like acquiring games, playing games, etc. I guess the card actions could be different locations? Locations could be things like FLGS, conventions, home, popular game Youtubers, etc. And the different gods on the Concordia cards could be different gaming groups/partners?

3 months ago

Some weird balance between making cash working for an insurance company while trying to make a name in music? :p 

3 months ago

Haha, I can see that actually being a interesting concept for a game, where you are having to balance the 'moeny making engine' that would thematically be you day job with being able to commit time to trying to go to shows and meet record label execs etc.

What kind of music do you create/ is it available to have a listen to?

3 months ago

Yeah exactly what I would imagine :D

Nothing pro or anything but also 2 very different things:

  • Solo I'm writing some stuff but I've got some covers online.
  • I also take the organizational lead of a "accessible" modern heavy metal band Point Fifty

 

 

3 months ago

Nice, I will check them out

Supporter4 months ago

Well I've got my side job - market gardening - and I've got a design in the works for that.

My real job in, over-simplified terms, involves looking at dirty grocery store floors and toilets....I don't want to play that game.

4 months ago

Haha, I sure there is a humorous way that that could be presented, as long as it was suitably cartoonish!

 And nice, what kind of a game is it? or is it all still all 'hush hush'?

Supporter4 months ago

I'm not great at describing mechanics. But I wanted it to be an medium-light economic sim that uses ideas from the old Sim Farm computer game.

Premium User4 months ago

#Kanban except in an IT department. ;)

Supporter4 months ago

This game would be incredibly boring but somehow immensely stressful at the same time. 

4 months ago

Ha, hopefully that doesn't represent your whole life (I am guessing work related)

Supporter4 months ago

No, not my whole life. But definitely most of it. 

4 months ago

Sorry to hear that, feel for you! Hopefully you have someone to talk to but if you ever need a stranger's ear to vent in the direction of, you let me know.