Board Game Design Diary – Building a Level Part 2

Board Game Design Diary – Building a Level Part 2

So I’m back at it for game design after some time not posting anything. I had a couple of fairly busy weeks of work, and full day training, so I haven’t had a chance to think on it as much, but let’s jump back into 

Board Game Design Diary – Building a Level Part 1

Board Game Design Diary – Building a Level Part 1

So when building characters, the whole thing was pretty easy, the game is going to get you up and running pretty fast. For building the level, there is a whole lot more going on. I didn’t think that I was going to demonstrate how I 

Board Game Design Diary – Building a Character

Board Game Design Diary – Building a Character

Alright, let’s start getting into the details of this game. I’m not going to build everything out in front of people, but I do want to start and give some idea of what characters and levels are going to look like in practice. Eventually there 

Board Game Design Diary – Boss Battles

Board Game Design Diary – Boss Battles

So I talked a bit about the boss mechanics before, but let’s talk about the boss battle itself, how is that going to work, how will that kick off, things like that. This is probably one of the last things to do before I’m going 

Board Game Design – Level Events and Monsters

Board Game Design – Level Events and Monsters

So two last things that you can do on the level to talk about. Obviously there is a whole lot more work to do in terms of balancing these things, but I want to get the framework down on two last things. The first is 

Board Game Design Diary – In Town Level Activies

Board Game Design Diary – In Town Level Activies

I’m continuing going through the level activities. While some of them, questing for example, warrants being on it’s own, there are others that are going to be simpler to talk about. So I’m lumping those together into what I’m calling In Town Activities. Now, that 

Board Game Design Diary – Quests

Board Game Design Diary – Quests

We’re now onto some of the activities that you can do in town, so let’s talk about probably the biggest first, which is going to be quests. The Premise The Characters The Bosses The Guilds The Levels The Boards Cards vs Dice Character Leveling Skills, 

Board Game Design Diary – Skills, Weapons, and More

Board Game Design Diary – Skills, Weapons, and More

I already have talked about skills a little bit about how they aren’t something that you’ll level up and get a new one of. However, skills will increase with your level so that a skill at level 1 will be as good at level 20, 

Board Game Design Diary – Character Leveling

Board Game Design Diary – Character Leveling

I use the word level a lot when I talk about this game. I talk about a floor or two pages from the book as being a level. But when I’m talking about leveling, I’m talking about character level and what my thoughts are currently 

Board Game Design Diary – Cards vs Dice

Board Game Design Diary – Cards vs Dice

A debate as old as time, what do you go with in a game, cards or dice. Are dice more random, or less customizable? Which is the preferred method for combat for determining how well you do at something? That’s what I’m looking at and