And the cards are finished!
After emailing with Judd, and finding the holiday season already overloading his schedule, he told me to make my own call on what to do with the cards. And so, I ran through them one more time. The package is now available on the F.D. Downloads page (if you wish to preview details and manual before downloading). You may also download the package directly HERE. I will also upload it to the Frozen Wastes file section at BoardGameGeek.com later today, though it may not show up in the files list for up to a week. Feedback is welcome, and you can submit such in this topic, through the forum's PM system, or via the Contact page at FantasticDiversions.blogspot.com.
Once again, both Judd and me hope current players of Judd's Cities of Adventure system for Runebound find these new cards worthwhile. And if you're unfamiliar with Cities of Adventure, time to get familiar. Happy gaming.
The next CoA Reference Cards will be for Mists of Zanaga. Considering the holiday season is upon us, likely they won't be done until early January, 2011. After that comes Island of Dread and last will be Midnight. I may do up a card for such things as Judd's Screaming Jungle as well along the way.
Just a quick update for the few who may be interested, as it has been a while. Barb and I have almost completed our current manuscript, so my schedule should free up by early this coming week. I will turn back to getting the CoA cards for Mists of Zanaga processed as soon as possible.
CoA Reference Cards: Mists of Zanaga
The previews are up, and you can view them for yourself in the gallery I set up for Judd. I've contacted him to do a review and give me any notes for corrections in a final versions. Once that is settled, they will be available for download.
Those who want a little more detail can stop by FantasticDiversions.blogspot.com. Comments and suggestions are welcome herein.
CoA Reference Cards: Mists of ZanagaFINISHED
The preview gallery has been taken down, as the ref card packages for CoA Mists of Zanaga and Judd's The Screaming Jungle variant are now available. I haven't time in the moment to set up a bunch of links. Please forgive me for redirecting you, but you can find them at FantasticDiversions.blogspot.com. for now. Tomorrow I will upload both packages to BGG, and they should appear in the MoZ page file section within a week.
And thanks again to Judd for bringing us these wonderful additions in his Cities of Adventure series.
I've received a number of emails over the last few weeks asking about the status of CoA Reference Cards for Island of Dread. The cards are in process and something of a template has been created. Due to the length and some complexity in the Judd's story die elements for that expansion, I'm consulting with him on ways to compress enough to get those instructions onto the cards. It's going to take a bit more time, so please be patient if you are among those who've contacted me or are just curious yourself.
CoA Reference Cards for Island of Dread and the Crimson Tides variant
I've sent Judd the links for his review but don't expect these to be finalized immediately. I have a busy schedule (as I have for the last month) and Judd may as well. These should be finished within two weeks at a guess. In the meantime, here are gallery links for preview and any comments.
Judd as now had a chance to look over the cards. All that's left is for me to find some time to do my last run through. Expect the cards to become available within a week, tops.
CoA Reference Cards: Island of Dread - COMPLETE
Not to much to report except these new cards are ready; you can download them HERE or visit my blog (see my sig). A smaller package of reference cards for Judd's Savage Tides variant is also available HERE, though I haven't gotten this on my own F.D. Downloads page as yet.
I will upload both packages later today to the IoD page on BGG.com if your prefer to wait; they should be approved there sometime in the next week.
There is still the CoA for Midnight to do, but I'll let that one sit for now. Spare time is rare, and I've other little game projects already waiting half finished.
UPDATE: CoA Reference Cards: The Screaming Jungle
Judd Jensen contacted me concerning an error in the reference cards for his Screaming Jungle variant used with Runebound: Mists of Zanaga. It seems the event card front for SC was actually a card from his Cities of Adventure for the base Mists of Zanaga expansion. A corrected package has been created and uploaded to the Runebound: Mists of Zanaga page at BoardGameGeek.com. It should be authorized and appear there within the week. In the meantime, those of you who grabbed it at my blog can download it right now via the F.D Downloads page to get the corrected card graphic. Sorry about this one folks.
Great job JC! Of all the work I've done on Runebound stuff, I'm probably most proud of how the CoA came out for Isle of Dread. In my (not always so humble) opinion the CoA rules do a good job of working together some of the more disparate story and rule elements of the expansion and make it feel more like a collective whole. I won't say it make Dread the best expansion, but I think it goes a ways to making it a shorter, more enjoyable game experience. Your artwork on the cards is equally awesome, and my favorite to date.
Thank you Judd, both for your compliments and all the work you've done on CoA. It's lean, clean, and unobtrusive, and adds a little light spice to the feast in way that can appeal to a wide variety of Runebound players. I've heard from those who like the most epic games possible to those who want a fast race, and positive responses have come from both. The only thing the cards really do is speed up referencing what you've already created for them.
simple stuff like this makes the game more fun.
Now I got to find a varient that makes this game less monotone