A week or so ago OnLive (awesome cloud gaming service) were running a special offer: pre-order the new Assassins Creed (released December 1st on Onlive) and get a free microconsole.
I like the Assassins Creed games but wasn’t specifically after it – having a look however the game was half the price of buying the microconsole normally… bargin.
So I ordered it and the microconsole got delivered to me in work. Inside the plain cardboard box was this:
So just a quick update as mentioned.
Digital artwork for some of the cards. I’ve put it side by side with the previous photo to give a better idea of things though some bits have changed slightly between versions (the power room now has two doors instead of being a dead end, for example).
(You’ll probably want to click the image to zoom).
So I’ve been silent on here for a while, just been a little busy and had nothing to show/talk about.
This is a very early mock up of an idea for the modular/rearrangeable board.
I have been playing about with ideas for Conviction and particularly thinking about how I wanted the map to work. I’ve always wanted it to be a modular board so that you can do various different map layouts based on scenarios in a book using the same tiles. Originally I wanted to do large hexagonal tiles with multiple ‘spaces’ on each tile for the humans and aliens to move around; taking a more practical look at it however, if I ever intended to make a playable version of this game I needed to go somewhere simpler and I have an idea I quite like.
Basically using standard sized cards (makes them easier to make and they could use normal card sleeves and stuff) which can either be laid out in advance by the alien player (following a scenario) or potentially shuffled and drawn for a ‘dungeon crawl’ type experience or solo game.
This is a little bit of an experiment in posting from my phone so apologies in advance for any typos. I’ll tidy it up on a computer later.
Edit: I’ve gone through things on the computer, made corrections and changed the wording slightly.
Conviction takes place over 600 years in the future. It is a time of peace and prosperity in which all people are guided and provided for by One Nation Earth (ONE).
ONE came into existence after the Third World War. With a death toll counting into the millions the war came to an end when the leaders of each faction inevitably resorted to nuclear weapons and destroyed each other. From the ashes of the old a new theocratic government was born and united humanity in a new age.
Mankind has prospered, seeking out new resources and expanding its horizons beyond imagining.
All was well – until the Azrael incident. Read more
One Father who art in the Heavens,
Hallowed be One’s name.
One’s Kingdom come,
One’s will be done,
In the reaches as it is in the core.
Give us this day our daily ration,
And allow us to atone for our sins,
As we grant atonement unto those who are worthy.
Lead us not into the darkness,
But deliver us from the xenos.
For thine is the kingdom,
And the power, and the glory,
For ever and ever.