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New races/ powers are they balanced? Thu, 06 January 2011 17:20
Race: Changelings (5)
When invading spaces owned by active races, changelings ignore those tokens and my capture it with 2 (or 3 of there is a mountain, fort, troll den, or camp.) When they do this they do not remove the active races token, but instead share the territory - both races can gain coins from it as if the other one wasn't there. Changelings can not capture territories protected by Dragons, Heros, Catapults or Holes in the ground.

Changelings add to the deffence of the territory and both the Changelings and the other race are removed if attacked by a third race.

Changelings attack empty and declined (includes ghouls) races normaly. If the race they share a territory with goes into decline, that race abandons shared territories. Changelings continue to share territories if they enter decline.

Changelings pretend to be other races and hide amongst their ranks


Race: Fauns (6)
Every territory they own with 3 or more tokens on them are worth +2 victory coins.

Fauns are social creatures who engoy music and parties


Race: Troglodytes (5)
Cavern spaces are worth +1 coins.

Though Troglodyte means Cave Dweller, I immagine them a lizard men. Small world needs Lizzard men


Abillity: Artifacer (5)
During redeployment take a Golem token from the tray and deploy it in your territory. Golems act as normal tokens, but are removed when the race enters decline.

Golems are artifical creations, the servants of the race that creates them.


Abillity: Adventurous (5)
Mountain and swamp territories require 1 less token to capture.

These are harsh and dangerous terrains that only the brave would be willing to enter


Abillity: Destructive (4)
When capturing other players' territories, an additional token is placed in the tray if possible. (most races loose 2 tokens, elfs loose 1 token)

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Re:New races/ powers are they balanced? Fri, 07 January 2011 02:29
Race: Gingerbread Men (13)
When another player captures a gingerbread men territory he gains one victory coin.

Gingerbread Men are numerous but yummy


Abillity: Ancient (4)
When in decline this race gains +1 victory coin for every territory they own.

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Re:New races/ powers are they balanced? Tue, 11 January 2011 01:35
-OK I've made banners and tokens for some of these races & abillities. They are at a rez of 200 pix/cm, for those interested in printing them at the correct size. Very Happy

You will have to click on them to go to the Imageshack, then click to veiw the image in full size there - if you want to print them. Shocked

Artificer
http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/4544/artifacer.jpg

Changelings
http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/9963/changelings.jpg

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Re:New races/ powers are they balanced? Tue, 11 January 2011 01:37
Here are some more


Fauns
http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/6536/fauns.jpg

Gingerbread men
http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/8734/gingies.jpg
      
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Re:New races/ powers are they balanced? Tue, 11 January 2011 01:38
And some more


Troglodytes
http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/3606/troglodytes.jpg


NOTE: I TAKE NO CREDIT FOR THE ART IN THESE IMAGES, I FOUND THEM ON THE INTERNET AND DID SOME EXTENSIVE PHOTOSHOPPING WITH SOME SCANS OF BLANK TOKENS TO MAKE THESE RACES AND POWER.
      
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Re:New races/ powers are they balanced? Tue, 11 January 2011 01:50
If anyone has any comments/ suggestions please reply. I'm willing to make changes, or even all new races provided they feel ballanced and promote engoyable gameplay.
      
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Re:New races/ powers are they balanced? Tue, 11 January 2011 05:51
The artwork you did looks phenomenal!!! Great job being consistent to the already established whimsical smallworld style!
      
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Re:New races/ powers are they balanced? Tue, 11 January 2011 06:13
thanks Very Happy

What did you think of their powers?
      
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Re:New races/ powers are they balanced? Sat, 15 January 2011 20:44
looks rather balanced, but wuld need to playtest to confirm.

artwork's great. There somewhere to download the blank tile templates, or did you just scan them in yourself? Also, whee'd you get the font (or what's the name of it?)

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Re:New races/ powers are they balanced? Tue, 18 January 2011 02:01
Thanks for the complement Very Happy

I did the scans my self, I'll post it here. As for the font, I couldn't find it. I actualy looked for races and powers that used those letters and cut them out.

http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/9126/blancks.jpg

Remember, you have to have a resolution of 200 pixels/cm if you want them to print at the correct size.
      
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Re:New races/ powers are they balanced? Tue, 18 January 2011 09:31
I found the font on the BGG forums. It has the alphabet, but no numbers.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/43740/font-for-the-rac e-banners-special-power-badges

once you have it installed, its just a matter of changing the color and giving it a hard-cut inner bevel in photoshop.

As for the numbers, I used the Trajan Pro font with the bold effect

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Re:New races/ powers are they balanced? Thu, 20 January 2011 03:08
Thanks for the font, but I have no idea how to do bevels. I'll try to figure it out though, I'm nothing if not stubbourn.

Meanwhile here is the ancient power, as listed at the top of the page. (Remember click on it to get the full sized image at image shack then print it at a resolution of 200 pix/cm)

http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/7756/ancientprintblock.jpg

Enjoy Surprised

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Re:New races/ powers are they balanced? Thu, 20 January 2011 05:13
I assume you're using Photoshop?

If so, right click on the text layer and select 'Blending Properties'. You'll see a whole side bar of options with check boxes next to them. Clicking on the checkbox will apply the effect. Clicking on the 'Bevel & Emboss' bar will open up an options window where you can further customise your effect.
      
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Re:New races/ powers are they balanced? Thu, 20 January 2011 14:55
Thanks.

What do you think of ancient (honestly, because I'm not to sure about the art)
      
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Re:New races/ powers are they balanced? Thu, 20 January 2011 17:49
not bad, but it's a bit cutesy for my taste. The flowers and all
      
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Re:New races/ powers are they balanced? Thu, 20 January 2011 23:51
yeah... I was trying to make it look ancient and overgrown, but it didn't quite work. I'll probably try again later.
      
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Re:New races/ powers are they balanced? Mon, 31 January 2011 05:48
These are all awesome and deserve to make it to an official expansion.

The description of Changeling is too long and complicated. Any way to cut it down?

Do mountains or fortresses apply to the bonus for fauns? That doesn't seem to fit the flavor.

I love the artificer ability.

But the description for Gingerbread Men is pure win.
      
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Re:New races/ powers are they balanced? Mon, 31 January 2011 17:56
Thanks for the complements Very Happy

1) TRUST me that is by far the simplest way of writing the changeling rules, that clarifies all the potential rules issues I've found. Think of the second two lines as rules clarifications and then they have as much text as ghouls (and much less rules clarification too Laughing )

2)No fauns only recive the bonus if they have 3 race tokens (artifacer tokens count).

The trick to beating them is to attack them quickly, but you will also find they're not worth much in decline.

3)Yeah, I find it funny too Smile
      
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Gingerbread men balance Wed, 18 April 2012 05:32
Just got this game a couple weeks ago and have been flipping through these forums. I've tried out the gingerbread men since my friends and I felt it was a brilliant idea and I'd say it's good for a 4/5 player game, but for 2/3 players it's a bit overpowered. In a 2 player game, I was able to take and hold over half the board rather easily. With 4/5 players, there are enough people that would attempt to go after you for the VPs that the player's forces can be diminished to a manageable level.

Thanks for posting these, they've been entertaining for sure!
      
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Re:New races/ powers are they balanced? Sun, 15 July 2012 16:41
I would argue that the Gingerbread Men are overpowered. Races that have large numbers of tokens tend to have restrictions on them, not bonus abilities. Ratmen have no abilities, Barbarians can't redeploy, Pixies can only have one token per space, Mummies need an extra token to conquer, etc.

I feel like if you want Gingerbread Men to have the ability you gave them, they should have far fewer tokens (maybe on the order of 6.) If you want them to keep at 13 race tokens base, maybe have them lose an extra token if their territories are conquered (to represent being eaten.)

Sorry about the thread necromancy.
      
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Re:New races/ powers are they balanced? Wed, 26 June 2013 19:31
Personally, I love the artwork on your Ancient banner. It reminds me of that scene in LoTR where Sam & Frodo are trudging toward Mordor and in the midst of the wasteland they find the decapitated statue--and for a second the Sun breaks through the fume and lights up the flowered crown of the king. (Not sure if that's what you were channeling.)

I spend all of my time on the BGG forums nowadays, and I just started looking for new races/powers over here for the first time in a couple of years. I'm surprised I've never heard of any of these races/powers. The fact that you carried out the artwork & testing is pretty rare, in my experience.

Job well done. I may try making & playing some of these. The Gingerbread Men seem unbelievably good...yeah, especially in a 2 or 3 player game. And I know what you mean about the difficulty of writing a short text when clarifications are needed. People can be critical (or skeptical when they see it) but I think they are forgetting the mountains of clarifications that have been necessary for the Sorcerers, Ghouls, and Giants. But they have a short explanation text, so...
LOL

Do you mind if I put a link to these on BoardGameGeek.com?

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