June Update: The Road to GenCon 2014
Goblin Toboggan Sell Sheet
Play-testing revealed some minor issues with the last version of the mischief card deck leading to a few rules clarifications and corrections. In addition, I noticed that there were a few cards that players used very rarely, and have replaced those cards with some new additions that better fit the commonly used strategies.
I am also excited to share that I will be running a series of playtests in the First Exposure Playtest Hall at GenCon 2014. I am looking forward to collecting a wealth of feedback from dedicated gamers from across the country. I will also be making my first attempt at pitching the design to publishers at the Publisher/Designing Speed Dating Event hosted by James Mathe of Minion Games.
Play-tests, play-tests, and improvents
We are currently on version 0.5, which includes updated boards, a heavily enhanced card deck, and even a new tile type. Current progress has us on track to start pitching version 1.0 at GenCon in August. Boards are being printed as I type so I hope to have an updated photo set posted soon. Conversation with Tristan has also planted a seed for a sequel (not an expansion) that will bring the characters and mechanics to a new setting with a new set of challenges for the players. Once things slow down with current projects I will be posting some updates on that concept.
Goblin Toboggan Update
Project Update: Goblin Toboggan
- First: The rules document has been updated to include diagrams of sled movement for enhanced clarity
- Second: A playmat has been designed to simplify game layout and the process of avalanche advancement. It also makes it easier for players to 'recenter' the game play area as the path grows longer.
- Third: A set of spell cards is being developed to provide players with another strategic option for influencing the game outcome.
- Other elements still under consideration include: additional tile types, a movement tracking system, and a more advanced wagering/scoring system.
Goblin Toboggan: The Beginning
The annual Goblin Toboggan race is about to begin and thousands have shown up to watch and to place bets on their favorite racers. Among the crowd are a group of wizards (the players) who are down on their luck and in need of some extra gambling winnings. In order to change their fortunes they will use every spell they know to manipulate the mountain and maximize their payout.
The objective is for players to manipulate both the board and the individual toboggan's in an effort to have their wagers pay out the largest amount.