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10th design iteration

Postby Groovy » Dec 5 2015, 20:09

I’ve decided to consolidate all the information about the 10th design iteration into a single thread. This should make it easier to see how it fits together, and hopefully spot any holes I may have overlooked.

This is the entry level only - level 1 creatures with no ability tokens, faction-specific map buildings, heroes, and other complex features. It uses more descriptive cards to help newcomers get to grips with the game.

I have introduced the concept of faction abilities. These are abilities that are available to every unit that a player controls by virtue of the player controlling a town of that faction. So, for example, if a player controls the Sylvan town, every unit under his control will have the Forestwalk ability.
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Neutral cards

Postby Groovy » Jan 15 2016, 5:52

Here are all the neutral cards – cards that will be a part of the base game and that one will need regardless of what factions one plays.
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Homestead faction cards

Postby Groovy » Jan 15 2016, 5:53

Here is the dependency diagram for the Homestead faction together with its associated cards.
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Barbarian faction cards

Postby Groovy » Jan 15 2016, 5:54

Here is the dependency diagram for the Barbarian faction together with its associated cards.
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Alpine faction cards

Postby Groovy » Jan 15 2016, 5:55

Here is the dependency diagram for the Alpine faction together with its associated cards.
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Sylvan faction cards

Postby Groovy » Jan 15 2016, 5:56

Here is the dependency diagram for the Sylvan faction together with its associated cards.
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Reptilian faction cards

Postby Groovy » Jan 15 2016, 5:57

Here is the dependency diagram for the Reptilian faction together with its associated cards.
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Frost faction cards

Postby Groovy » Jan 15 2016, 5:58

Here is the dependency diagram for the Frost faction together with its associated cards.
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Marine faction cards

Postby Groovy » Jan 15 2016, 5:59

Here is the dependency diagram for the Marine faction together with its associated cards.
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Re: 10th design iteration

Postby Groovy » Feb 19 2016, 21:00

I've decided to reduce the extent to which the game makes use of mythological creatures. Using them extensively was a no-brainer in the beginning, given the richness of world mythologies and their prominence in HoMM. I’m now finding it increasingly difficult to express faction themes through them. A few of them fit beautifully, but some make the themes more difficult to get across rather than clearer.

So I’ve decided to drop all mythological creatures that don’t have a clear place in the Heroic world and replace them with personifications of the environment. Things like winds, waves and other prominent landscape features from the faction’s environment. Things that clearly convey what a faction is about.

I’ve uploaded amended designs of the first four factions (Homestead, Barbarian, Alpine, Sylvan). It will probably take a few design iterations to apply this change of direction fully.


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