I’m already getting excited about travelling to Chelsea, Michigan, in mid-July for Protospiel (the original)! I’ll be road-tripping there again with Jeff King and Sheppy, just like I did a couple of years ago.
I’ll be returning with an updated Abbottsville, and I can’t wait to get it back on the testing table since my take-aways from playing it at Protospiel-MN this past January. It’ll have some new ways of handling resources and the crowd-favorite pumas. I still need to re-integrate the character cards and special powers into the game. I’ve got a few ideas on how to do it … so, we’ll see how that goes between now and July.
I’ll also be bringing along my re-design of what was Aether Magic (and was known as For Goods & Honor before that). I haven’t settled on a new name yet, but I’ve taken it back closer to the original design. You are all gnome-like folks living in Goodferd Valley, filled with good will and a healthy work ethic … you want to produce the most goods while earning the good will of your neighbors. I should have a name to stick on it by the time I roll into Chelsea! 🙂
I also have a couple of very early designs that will possibly see the table for the first time in Michigan …
The second game in the Tales of Danger series: Days of Settlement should be ready to go by then. It takes place in the timeline a few years after the Land of Danger is first discovered and lots of different people are showing up to setup new settlements along the coasts. It’s essentially a city-building game with worker- and tile-drafting, work and resource allocation, building, and tile placement … it likely has too much going on in its initial form, but I’d like to try it out and see which parts seem to work and what can get culled.
Finally — and it might be a bit aggressive to think I can get this one ready for Michigan — is an expansion I’ve wanted to do for Dicey Curves since the very beginning. Well, I think I have a way to do it, except it’s no longer an expansion … it’s a full-blown game of its own. Dicey Curves: Spy Car Rally … I’ll leave you with this concept: Dicey Curves plus Spy Hunter. 🙂