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The Bibliophile01 Sep 2021 9:48 p.m. PST

We sent in the Schlock Troopers once again last weekend to give game designer John Sears a chance to test out some new Star Schlock character profiles that he wants to include in an upcoming secret project as well as test a new approach to asymmetrical and dynamic missions for each team.

Conceptually the approach to the mission cards is novel and allows players to revise their goals in response to developments in the game. Each team chooses three mission cards that lay out the way to score victory points at the end of each round, and then activates or discards them in different ways as the game proceeds. The idea is quite promising, and it's a mechanism unlike any I've encountered.

Check out more commentary and lots of photos from our game at my blog, Scrum in Miniature: link

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Full commentary and lots of photos from our game at Scrum in Miniature: link

Greylegion02 Sep 2021 3:37 a.m. PST

That game looks to have been a lot of fun.

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP02 Sep 2021 11:02 a.m. PST

Looks like some absolutely Schlocking developments.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP02 Sep 2021 6:08 p.m. PST

wonderful

SultanSevy03 Sep 2021 1:57 p.m. PST

Thanks for sharing!

CeruLucifus05 Sep 2021 10:46 a.m. PST

Great game looks like a lot of fun.

I believe the board game Ticket to Ride also uses the victory mechanism of 3 mission cards which can be traded in for others as the game advances.

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