1) Next dice: Marble green with Gold (5,000 units) have just been made and are about to be airmailed to me to restock the store. What do you think the next color and style should be produced?
2) The Game: As I mentioned before, I am hoping to turn the Kickstarter Campaign into an actual game. I want us to have fun brainstorming how this might work. Here are some of my ideas. Please challenge and question them, and propose your own ideas:
- Faction: Upon joining the campaign, every player/backer will be assigned to one of two factions based on the numerical date of their birth (Odd or Even).
- Map: The world map will be our game board, which players can update in real time as they play (I am thinking Google Maps, but please suggest others). Territories will marked by zip/post codes, within which there will be marked critical Sites:
- Ground Sites: anywhere public that boardgames are played: FLGS, game-focused cafes, pubs, and bars.
- Digital Sites: the headquarters of boardgame related media, like blogs, Youtube channels, podcasts, etc
- Acquiring territories: a site is controlled by the faction with the most members living near or in that territory that claim it (members can only claim one territory at a time). A territory is controlled by the faction controlling the most critical sites in that territory.
- Challenging territories: A faction can attempt to take over a site controlled by the opposing faction by challenging that faction to games.
- For this Kickstarter, I was thinking of starting with dice related games, and/or Kickstarted games, especially more casual ones.
- Ground Sites can only be challenged in person/IRL (the game needs to be played at the actual site)
- Digital Sites are challenged digitally (players compete online)
- Goal: be on the faction that controls the most territories by the end of the Kickstarter Campaign.
As a result of this KS campaign, there will be a growing master list and map of all relevant boardgame resources and contact info. This will be used for several purposes:
- It will be used to market the campaign during the Kickstarter
- The contact list will be available to all members that might need them for their own game related projects or Kickstarters
- The map and list will serve as a base for another related Kickstarter project to follow, which is the larger point of this campaign and Doublesix Dice.
Risks: Mike Brodu brought attention to the risks that Kickstarter might not allow certain variations of a game. They explicitly forbid “contests.” I am reaching out to them for more clarity. Meanwhile, we can still brainstorm.
Please help me develop, and eventually playtest, this game. All feedback and ideas are welcome.