Over the last several weeks, I played the game Forgotten Lands – First Colony. I even bought it. It was $5 at Big Fish Games. I played it through. It reminded me of my game idea for Medieval Micromanager, which was a game idea that defied all attempts at actually getting anywhere with development of the game.
I also played the board game Pandemic. After these two things, I realized something….
Medieval Micromanager doesn’t have to be a computer game. It could instead be a BOARD GAME. This makes it even more interesting to play as one would play it against other people(rather than a computer controlled Barbarian Horde). Plus, as an added bonus, it takes a REALLY LONG time to play and build up from the next-to-nothing resources one starts with. However, unlike other lengthy games, the setup is quite simple.
So, I put together a draft of the rules, and I’ll (as soon as I have opportunity) be play testing these. I’ll be looking for the areas I need to tweak in order for it to work out in a balanced manner. I’m also quite interested to see what the preferred strategies will be in playing. I have a suspicion that I’ll also need to add some sort of special events cards for players to draw and play.
Plus, I’m going to need to buy a bunch of 8mm colored wooden cubes, and print out some tiles and cards for the prototype.