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Ska_baron
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A while back there was a thread about creating a board that perfectly represented a globe on a 2D map.

More recently, someone somewhere mentioned on here something about a hex globe and it got me thinking...

...about a magnetic hex globe. Imagine cool metal armies truely spanning a globe as their conquests lead them to slowly spread. The logistics (what the heck kind of BOX would it fit in?) are probably prohibitive, but I certainly think it's an innovative - albeit probably unpractical - idea at any rate.

Comments/ideas/implementations? =)

Jon

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I know it sounds crazy...

A magnetic globe would indeed be cool and that's why I once pondered on this idea for awhile also. The costs for such a thing to be produced would be way too high for any publisher to even think about though, so the game would have to strickly be friends and family.

Imagine though: A regular globe on which minature armies fight to the death

Cool indeed!
Justin

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I know it sounds crazy...

As far as packaging goes, the bow would only have to be a bit bigger than the globe itself if you produce it correctly. Make it so the globe splits in two at the hemisphere and you place the armies and rules inside the globe itself!!!

OutsideLime
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I know it sounds crazy...

If the globe splits in half, you can nestle one half somewhat into the other, place the components inside, and thus reduce your packaging even further. Designing the globe so that one half is actually slightly smaller than the other and thus fits inside it perfectly would allow you to get even smaller.

~Josh

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I know it sounds crazy...

Making the globe an electromagnet might also solve any inherent packaging/storage problems.

"Sorry, we only sell that game in groups of 10, after we made the mistake of stacking them that high." :)

FastLearner
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I know it sounds crazy...

I bet you could make one that is really an icosohedron (20-sided die), with each triangle an identical snap-together piece with an inset metal panel that magnets can stick to, with a stand the whole thing can attach to. It would reduce manufactring costs, I'd think, 20 copies of one piece. Could do a 30-sided die instead, if you need more territory (identical diamond-shaped pieces). If the stand was built to allow the globe to spin, the whole thing would be pretty practical.

Do it, I want to play it!

RobBartel
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I know it sounds crazy...

They make 100-sided dice as well - generally impossible to use as actual dice but interesting nonetheless. Also, if you could build your frame as an expanding hoberman sphere, all the better. They're frequently sold as toys these days.

Cool idea,
Rob

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I know it sounds crazy...

Did any of you see the rotating floating globes? They are sold during christmass in radio shack stores here in Canada. They are waaayyyy coool! The float at about 1 inch or so from the magnetic stand and when you spin them, it seems like it will spin forever...

could be very fun indeed in a game!

a few exemples:

http://www.1worldglobes.com/Specialty/floatingglobes.htm

soul

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