Entries are in
Another small field this month with 3 strong entires. So again, in lieu of a formalised vote we'll go right to the comments and critiques.
When you critique, list the entries in order from favourite to least favourite along with your critique. Talk about how the game did/did not meet the requirements, and what you think the most promising parts of the game are.
Please Read: Details on entering the Game Design Showdown.
Convention season is upon us! (Well, the US, not all of “us”). So our GDS this month revolves around the inevitable tournaments and rapid game play that you see at conventions Start off by thinking of some games that you know have regular tournaments. Probably a collectible card game or “living” card game, right? Or a tabletop war game? Or a classic, like Catan or Chess or some such.
What makes them good tournament games? Is there a design you can make that overtly lends itself to organised or tournament play? And can you do it without being a predominantly-card game, or tabletop war game?
That’s your challenge for June:
Design a game that naturally lends itself to organised play events (competitive tournaments or other). Restrictions on your design are:
- Your game can not be a card-game, or a tabletop war game (the likes of Warhammer, X-Wing, Flames of War, Malifaux, etc).
- It must be a game for more than 1 person (no solo player games going for a “high score”)
You may use any other mechanics, components, play-styles, player-counts, etc.
On to the details!
Component restriction: None
Mechanic restriction: Recognises the potential for, encourages, and regulates alpha gamers in a Cooperative game.
**Theme restriction: None
Word Limit: Standard 500 word limit. Remember this is a pitch, so focus your thoughts on the task and a summary more than explaining every detail
Voting: Award a Gold, Silver, and Bronze (worth 3,2, and 1 points respectively) Medals to your three favorite entries. Any entrant that does not award all three Medals will receive a Pyrite Medal (that's "Fool's Gold") worth -3 votes!
When submitting your entry: PLEASE USE THE FORM LINKED HERE.
Submissions: the 2nd through the 9th
Voting: Through the 16th. Votes will be through a form (link posted after submission period is ended).
Voting Format: Each person has 3 Medals (Gold, Silver, and Bronze - with values 3, 2, and 1 vote respectively) to distribute any way they choose among the GDS entries with the following restrictions:
Entrants may not assign any Medals to their own entry!
Entrants must assign all 3 Medals.
An entrant who does not assign all 3 Medals will receive a Pyrite Medal (-3 votes) as a penalty.
Comments or Questions: Comments and questions about this Challenge are handled on the Comments Thread
CRITIQUES: After voting has closed the entries will be posted for comments and critiques. Post constructive critiques and commentary about the entries to this Challenge in the Critiques Thread.
GDS Details: For more details on how these Game Design Showdown Challenges work, visit the GDS Wiki Page.
Enjoy, and good luck!
-Rich and Mindspike