Sunday, April 14, 2013

Something a little different

Carcassone Scoring Markers
28 mm


I thought our copy of the tile-laying strategy game Carcassone could do with an improvement - namely giving the players personas in the form of figures matching the colours of the "meeples" used as game pieces.  These will go on the scoring track rather than being used in the game itself:


So now when you play our game, you're not just picking a colour you like, you can play as a character... do you want to be the Abbess, the Burgher, the Warrior Lord, the Noblewoman, or the Warrior Lady?  My original plan was to do proper paint jobs with the respective colours as themes, but "ain't nobody got time for that" and this way I won't feel as bad when the paint gets all banged up :P (hopefully the thick gloss varnish will protect them somewhat)

Thief of Catan
28 mm


And another board-game-related project: a tabletop quality paint job on a nice Werner Klocke sculpt.  This figure is destined for a friend's copy of the addictive game Settlers of Catan, where one of the pieces is a thief who can steal players' resources.

5 comments:

  1. You could make King and Robber Baron markers for Carcassonne as well, to show who currently has that status.

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  2. Ooh, the Carcasonne markers are a great idea, Allison!

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    1. Topher, we've really got into this game as it is pretty quick and two people can burn through a round in an hour or so. Good for after baby has gone to sleep.

      Also it scales up well, though the strategies for >2 people can be very different!

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  3. Very nice idea. I'm not a fan of wooden meeples and cubes myself... These look much better!

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    1. ^This all day... love boardgames but sometimes their components are way too simple for my tastes.

      Great idea sir.

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