Take Alien Frontiers. Add plethora of Rube Goldberg contraptions which churn out some equivalent of VPs at the end. Remove all fun & randomness from the dice rolls. Throw in unreadable medieval text & barely discernible yellow & white colors on the board & cards. Voila! You get Troyes.
A very troying dice game. Beware of Geeks bearing gifts. This Trojan Horse hides an army of modifiers who will massacre any semblance of chance in your dice game. Why bother with dice at all???