I have finally reached this wonderful, stressful, fun, and agonizingly painful time of game design. Ah, the joys of playtesting.
So, let me get to the point. I have been working on a Fantasy Skirmish level Wargame for about 15 years off an on. Starting last summer I took a dive, pulled everything out of folders, drawers, attic boxes, and wherever else and starting putting things together. The game has taken a few major overhauls, but I am very pleased with the way things have finally come together. That is not to say that there are a lot of issues with the current system though. And that is why I am requesting your help. I have put an outline of the game below, check that out, and if it interests you at all you can visit my forum and register for an account. Guests and members have access to the rules, but if you are interested in playtesting you should send me a message on my game forum so that I can give you access to the playtest forums (which contains all of the unit stats, spells, and so forth).
Here is the site: http://www.acskirmish.com
And here is the game synapsis:
Alvearian Crusades: Skirmish (ACS) is a fantasy game of miniature combat. The game is designed for small army skirmishes of individual miniatures, but it is possible to run large battles consisting of huge units. It is an adaptable game with uses the MACE system to create a truly unique gaming experience that combines the tactics of wargaming with the strategic atmosphere of popular card games. A game of ACS includes players who build an army deck consisting of miniatures, equipment, spells, curses, and more. Miniatures are placed onto the battlefield and players draw from a single combined game deck to regulate the flow of the game. ACS can be played on a tabletop or online by using OpenRPG Traipse (a free virtual tabletop). It is a completely free game and will remain so.
The world of Alvearia is populated with a huge array of creatures, races, beasts, and heroes. Some fight for the freedom and protection of the weak, while others look to simply dominate them. Beasts are bred, demons are summoned, and necromancers send forth the hordes of undead. The land is in chaos and it is your job to decide the outcome!
I am trying to keep this short, so if you have questions you can ask here, or on my game forum. Thanks for any help you can offer!
you finished it? great! i check it out later
but may i add: i dislike having to register somewhere just to read stuff.
You don't have to register, it is open to guests to read everything, you would only need to register if you actually want to do playtesting, that way I know who is doing it and can get direct feedback. Also, it makes it so I don't get over run by spam since I need comments and feedback. If I opened it up to publin the site would become a haven for xxx spam, medical spam, and all the other spam just they attack sites with :/. But guests can read all the rules and stuff.
i understand that completely
just checked out your rules, looks good. will register later to get a glimpse on the units.
PS: i have to repeat: cool unit/faction names there!