Friday, February 1, 2013

Of Pride, Power, Glory and Policy update

What do you want first the, the good news of the bad news?

Let's start with bad...
The review for Of Pride & Policy game out.... it was....  blah.  It got a 6.3  I guess that's not horrible, but the main reason they didn't like it was because it was "dry."  That's not easy to address.  If there was some mechanical problem with it I would have a better idea how to improve it, but if the theme just isn't very exciting.... whatcha gonnna do?  For the record, I don't think it's dry, but I can see where they're coming from.  Oh well, I guess it is what it is.... they can't all be winners.

Ok, let's have some better news.
I got a response back from Game Salute about Of Power & Glory.  It was generally positive.  Most of the negatives are easily addressed.  They wanted to change the name slightly and they didn't like that that map was a real place.   They wanted a fictional land.  I'm ok with that.  They also wanted the board to be more balanced i.e. each territory should touch 2 or 3 other territories.  The current board has some that touch 1and others that touch as many as 7.  I have mixed feelings about that...  I would be fine with reeling it in a little bit, but just 2s and 3s seems too much.  I want the geography the be relevant.  But I'm willing to give it a shot.  In addition to becoming more uniform, limiting it to 2s and 3s might make expansion less likely.  3's and 4's might be better.  But it sounded generally positive, so I'm happy!


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