by Game Salute
Any updates on the progress from the surveys??
Honestly the only one I really liked the sound of was the starlight one, and maybe the additional matter options if it was done well. Unless the life expansion is just a bunch of new cards to score with, it sounds like the type of thing that would need its own separate board for scoring. I'd rather see something I could play together with my current copy, not something I'd need an additional or replacement board for. Collector's edition could be interesting, but I generally don't like plastic tokens, so I probably wouldn't back it.
All three of those ideas sound nifty, sooooo maybe three small expansions that can all be combined to let people customize the game however they want? Should have wrote that on the survey now that I think about it....
Really love the ideas for expanding the game and producing beautiful pieces to play with. I really like the adding life to planets aspect. Have you considered adding a facet where you play elements into the evolution track strategically so that they match up with life evolution on each planet? So basically you evolve a planet then need to have a chain of elements to pull from the end of the element track to evolve life onto your planet. This would increase strategy and game play. Just a thought. Either way love the game and can't wait to see what y'all come up with!!
And yes, I would be thrilled to have an expansion for this game! :)
One thing though: All the expansion proposals you listed sound cool, but if you do Life or Elements then PLEASE consider doing something different for the board art other than something microcosmic at a cosmic scale. Both of those just sound.... cheesy. :\ For Life you could do a blue and green planet teeming with life. For Elements you could do a gas giant planet or a comet or an asteroid field or something- anything but a planet-sized atom.
Thanks! I'm excited to see what you come up with!!!
My wife and I planned our summmer vacation around the eclipse. We are stopping at GenCon (with my planetarium rulebook obvisoulsy) and then heading down to Nashville for the weekend to see the eclipse! Great game! Please, please don't make a collectors edition the only way to get new cards! Love the expansion ideas! All of them, minus the collectors edition.
An expansion sounds amazing. I'd love to have more of this great game. It definitely occupies a special space on my shelf. Such a great theme to draw from in an authentic way. Can't wait!