Exploring the Design Space

In this blog I'll share some ideas about how a board game can be expanded. My main interest at this moment is Eldritch Horror, but this may change in the future.

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Just a steel town girl on a Saturday night

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Mania
Condition - Madness

Front side:
You can perform the same action more than once during a round.
All actions you perform during a round must be the same action.

03.08.2017 update: I have just realized that the above is broken with all the "Do something, then perform 1 additional Action" Actions.

(Back sides pending.)
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Tue Aug 1, 2017 10:40 am
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Alternative "Ashcan" Pete - WIP

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"Ashcan" Pete
Investigator

Action: Move 1 space along a Train path, then perform 1 additional action.
Passive: Treat the top card of the Asset discard pile, as a card in the Reserve. When you discard an Asset, put it on the bottom of the discard pile.

Starting possessions: 1 Duke Unique Asset, 1 Guitar Asset

Design Notes:
The bum's trademark active skill is weaker than Silas's because there is a smaller number of Train paths compared to Ship paths. To amend this, Pete gets another weak skill from the Guitar - the same "music" ability Jim Culver has.
The passive skill is supposed to cover for Pete's jury-rigging and improvisation proficiency.

Referenced Cards:
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Guitar (Asset - cost: 1)
Item
Action: Each investigator on your space recovers 1 Sanity.

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Duke (Unique Asset)
Ally - Character
Effects: ToBeDetermined


Work in progress.
I have yet to come up with a set of effects that would be worthy of Duke.
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Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:10 am
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Alternative Amanda Sharpe - WIP

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Amanda Sharpe
Investigator

Action: If you do not have a Talent Condition, gain 1 Talent Condition.
Passive: You may have up to four Focus tokens.

Starting possessions: ToBeDetermined

Design Notes:
While I have no idea how the official Talents will work, they surely sound like something Amanda Sharpe would specialize in.

Work in progress.
The Talent idea is crazy speculation at this point. I guess not much can be done until we get another preview.
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Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:21 pm
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Alternative Jenny Barnes - WIP

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Jenny Barnes
Investigator

Action: If you have exactly 1 Sanity, recover 1 Sanity. Then, if you have exactly 1 Health, recover 1 Health. Then, if you have no Focus, gain 1 Focus.
Passive:
From gallery of Ignipes
: Gain a Funding Condition.

Starting possessions: ToBeDetermined

Design Notes:
AH Jenny Barnes was build for versatility.
I always wanted her to have the ability to repeat the same Action second time, but in the meantime Marie Lambeau got such ability.
The above action was inspired by her "Isabelle's Letter" starting item from Mansions of Madness. Jenny has noble motives and these give her strength and inspiration.
The passive ability was a no-brainer, but I'm trying to design a a Trust Fund Unique Asset as another option.

Work in progress.
I think the active skill is too weak, and I would like to add a fourth, similar, effect.
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Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:47 am
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