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[GDS] Feedback request - Sabredance Entry #37

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richdurham
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Saberdance - Card Layout

I'm linking to the original thread entry here:
Sabredance #37

This was a very physical game, and I think that might have been it's greatest strength outside the competition, and greatest weakness inside it.

The game has been played well in testing, and enjoyed immensly. What I think it *does* have is a mix of both physical and die-based risk taking (Do I go for the extra die, and think I can catch all of them, or stand with what I have?) and a case of silly "gotcha" moments (with the cards).

What I think it really needs is custom components - slightly larger foam rubber dice, for instance. That would really make it shine.

What I'd like to know from the community is what turned you off from the game? Was it the physicality, the "fit" with the competition, the non-strategic rules, etc?

Also, I'd like to know what you'd do to make it better fit your personal criteria.

Thank you for your thoughts! It was a great competition this time around, and I look foward to a return to usual GDS.

richdurham
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***off-topic quick question

Also, how the heck do I retain the formatting of the original post in markdown (with images?)

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I thought it was a clever

I thought it was a clever take on a "dice" game so I gave you a first round vote for originality. Light-hearted fun this would be quite amusing as a drinking game. Foam dice is a good idea.

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I think this game is great -

I think this game is great - I'm not a huge "silly" games fan - but I'd give this a try. I would recommend it to a lot of people just based on the description. I think foam dice would make this a big hit. Not having tried it - I would guess the back catch would be harder than the spin flourish (for what its worth) since they can start the same way but if I can turn around quickly I can at least see what I'm trying to catch.

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2 ways to accomplish formatted text

richdurham wrote:
Also, how the heck do I retain the formatting of the original post in markdown (with images?)

If you look at the bottom of your post as you are composing it, you will see a link called "Input format"

This allows you to select either Filtered HTML (the default) or Markdown.

If you are familiar with HTML, the Filtered HTML format won't be very surprising.

On the other hand, Markdown is the format that you used when submitting your rules to the contest. With a few minimal changes you can make it look just like it did in the listings.

For more info on the Markdown syntax see:
http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/syntax

The most important tips I can give for using the Markdown syntax are as follows:
1. Make sure you end a line with two or more spaces when you want to move down to the next line. This screwed me up until I read up on the Markdown syntax.
2. To add an inline image to your post see: http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/syntax#img
3. Preview is your friend. Use it to fine tune and learn. :)

Hope that helps.

richdurham
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Thanks for the help with that

Thanks for the help with that part.

On the game (sabredance),
I'm glad to see a few people liked it (and would more with custom foam dice that wouldn't work in this competition) - but how about making it better?

Is there enough risk-taking to call it a dice game? I tried to balance the risk of rolling only the big dice (with a risk of rolling low and not being able to add more dice) with the risk of dropping dice if you try to start lower and roll additional dice. Is that enough risk taking for a light game?

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