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Author Topic: Steampunk Rally [Kickstarter]  (Read 1215 times)
Lord Orin
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Canada Canada

« on: October 28, 2014, 11:28:12 pm »

I am pleased to present to you a game I have been developing on-and-off for about seven years. It's called Steampunk Rally, and it's up on Kickstarter now! (and already half funded!)

Description from boardgame geek: "Steampunk Rally is a strategy game that incorporates steampunk as more than just a bit of chrome. Using a unique dice-placement mechanism, players take on the roles of famous inventors like Nikola Tesla and Marie Curie constructing fantastical contraptions that make use of steam, heat and electricity in an attempt to win a no-holds-barred race through the Swiss alps! Thousands of viable card combos add tons of depth and replayability, and simultaneous resolution keeps the action fast and furious."

Basically, as much as I love steampunk, I've been tired of game after game lazily slapping a steampunk aesthetic on this without there being anything actually 'steampunk' about the game mechanics, so I decided to try and make a proper one myself. One of the defining aspects of steampunk for me is that the technology is all basic enough that you can sort of grasp how it all works, as opposed to modern technology which is mostly inscrutable magic. In Steampunk Rally, the 'invention' you create functions in this very basic and literal way. You can feed heat dice into your boiler and make steam dice. You can use those steam dice to crank a generator and make electricity dice. My goal is to really put across that feeling of being an ingenious inventor when you create stuff like this:
(piloted by the Wright Brothers)

You can check out more images on boardgamegeek as well as my fairly extensive designer diary:
and I highly recommend watching the Kickstarter video (even if you're not interested in backing) because it's pretty great.

Thanks for your time!
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