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[GDS] AUGUST 2013 "Atomic Intelligences" - Comments and Questions

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richdurham
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Use this thread for any comments, questions, requests for clarity, etc., regarding the August 2013 Challenge in the Game Design Showdown, entitled "Atomic Intelligences".

-Rich

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Looking for ideas?

If you're stuck on this months' GDS, you should check out/contribute to this thread on enemy AI

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Was briefly stuck

Oddly, I was stuck wrapping my head around atomic to find a theme I'd like. Once I got that, it's been rolling along. And this time I know there is a whole week, rather than getting it confused with the 24 hour challenge I read about on BGG.

In the process, I was brainstorming some of the things an AI could control other than just an enemy. Here's a few:
- Board tiles
- Blind bidding
- Envirnoment state/conditions
- Types of encounters
- Actions available

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Hi, long time lurker, first

Hi, long time lurker, first time poster.

I haven't seen any graphics in these to help explain the rules. Can submissions contain graphics?

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Here are the rules

Hi RentonB; welcome to posting-land.

There are no images allowed in the design challenge; it helps to keep things even in regards to swaying readers with fancy pictures. If you look back at the archives when images were allowed you'll see what I mean by some entries getting votes because it looked like a more "finished" game.

One of the benefits of the showdown has always been stretching your writing skills to explain rules clearly in a limited amount of space. This, along with the great feedback you can get on your mechanics, are big draws for the showdown.

There is a wiki entry describing the rules here.

Good luck in crafting your entry!

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One more day!

Entries are due by the end of Friday, August 9th! (By the clock on BGDF)

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This is a favorite topic of

This is a favorite topic of mine, but I'm too busy with the bgg solitaire game competition at the moment. Too bad that you had to pick this month for having this topic here.

Anyway, if someone comes up with a great idea here, there might still be time to work it into a more complete game to submit for the bgg competition. :)

http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1002891/2013-solitaire-print-and-play-co...

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Vote!

Since GenCon is this week, remember to vote on the GDS before you go!

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We have a winner!

We have a winner!

Missile Dice took the gold medal position by very slim margin! Congrats!

Breakdown:

  • Missile Dice: Gold x2, Silver x2, Bronze x1
  • Where's My Lunch?: Gold x2, Silver x2
  • Strange Matter: Gold x2, Silver x1, Bronze x2
  • States of Matter: Gold x1, Silver x1, Bronze x4
  • Nuclear Family: Gold x1, Silver x2
  • Atomic Goats: Bronze x1

I know everyone's at Gen Con right now, but let's go talk about these games anyway!

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