Great card game idea - Wizards and Warlords

The place for chatting and discussing subjects unrelated to Wesnoth.

Moderators: Forum Moderators, Developers

Re: Wesnoth great card game idea

Postby Midnight_Carnival » July 14th, 2017, 12:20 pm

I think that the art style of Wesnoth and the game play are well suited to being turned into a card game (much, much more so than the proposed Wesnoth board game)

However I worry that many people here will not have such a clear view of what you are trying to do because there is a lot of Wesnoth politics.
Here is my suggestion:
Build a solid game with an original or a well established system, it should be engaging, fun and easy to play but still offer some challenge. Make it separately to Wesnoth and add the images and themes later. Otherwise work with these in mind but don't explicitly state them until you have a working game.
Wesnoth is a good game and if you make a Wesnoth card game, whatever you make will always be secondary; but if you make a good card game (which happens to be about Wesnoth), you might surpass the original.

I'd recommend you keep this discussion for the purpose of keeping your card game Wesnoth, but for really good useful criticism and advice, I'd suggest you post your ideas on www.bgdf.com the community is dedicated to creating games (board and card games) and can be very helpful. You can include the Wesnoth art, but I suggest you don't go in explicitly stating that you are trying to make a Wesnoth card game as this could limit the insights they give you.

That's just my advice.
I'm in the process of sorting out my life and will get back to you on your game and other stuff soon.
Thanks and good idea.
...apparenly we can't go with it or something.
User avatar
Midnight_Carnival
 
Posts: 826
Joined: September 6th, 2008, 11:08 am
Location: On the beach at sunset, gathering coral

Re: great card game idea

Postby The_Gnat » July 14th, 2017, 10:36 pm

Midnight_Carnival wrote:I think that the art style of Wesnoth and the game play are well suited to being turned into a card game (much, much more so than the proposed Wesnoth board game)

However I worry that many people here will not have such a clear view of what you are trying to do because there is a lot of Wesnoth politics.
Here is my suggestion:
Build a solid game with an original or a well established system, it should be engaging, fun and easy to play but still offer some challenge. Make it separately to Wesnoth and add the images and themes later. Otherwise work with these in mind but don't explicitly state them until you have a working game.
Wesnoth is a good game and if you make a Wesnoth card game, whatever you make will always be secondary; but if you make a good card game (which happens to be about Wesnoth), you might surpass the original.

I'd recommend you keep this discussion for the purpose of keeping your card game Wesnoth, but for really good useful criticism and advice, I'd suggest you post your ideas on http://www.bgdf.com the community is dedicated to creating games (board and card games) and can be very helpful. You can include the Wesnoth art, but I suggest you don't go in explicitly stating that you are trying to make a Wesnoth card game as this could limit the insights they give you.

That's just my advice.
I'm in the process of sorting out my life and will get back to you on your game and other stuff soon.
Thanks and good idea.


I think that is really good advice. I have already spent a good deal of time incorporating wesnoth art into the card game so i don't think i will remove it (and since it is all open source it should be fine) but i agree that it would be good to make it so it is not a 'wesnoth' card game.

In reality it was never really designed as a 'wesnoth' card game, it would be impossible to replicate the features of wesnoth in something that needs to be as simple as a card game. Because of that i think it would be fine to merely call this a "action card game set in a fantasy world of wizards and warlord".
User avatar
The_Gnat
 
Posts: 1060
Joined: October 10th, 2016, 3:06 am


Previous

Return to Off-Topic

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests