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SamW44
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Advice on making scenarios Tue, 12 May 2020 06:41
I want to put together a few scenarios inspired by a book I am currently reading but I haven't made any before...

Just wondering if any scenario-creating-veterans here have any tips or good golden rules to follow when making them.
      
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Re:Advice on making scenarios Tue, 12 May 2020 09:49
Test it. A LOT!! First on your own, playing both sides, then with a willing opponent. Try various play styles.
      
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Re:Advice on making scenarios Tue, 12 May 2020 09:58
Until you have a better understanding on what it takes to make a good scenario, stick to this rule:
- both sides have a number of units equal to about twice the number of medals you need to obtain for a win. So for a 6 medal scenario, both sides have about 12 units. (Once you start including objectives , exit markers, ... you can start playing around with other numbers.)

And less is more... don’t try to incorporate every single one of your ideas in your first scenario, don’t include every unit type, terrain type, ...

Memoir already has a vaste amount of official rules. Use those instead of making too many scenario specific rules (I tend to break this one too often myself)
      
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Re:Advice on making scenarios Wed, 13 May 2020 21:09
When I design a scenario (most of the times for the Dutch Open)
I follow these steps:

1: Read, read more, Look for maps.
2: Most of the time I focus on a part of the battle where no of the sides has the upper hand. This makes sure I can make a balanced scenario
3: place a grid the size of a memoir board on the the map and zoom, move etc, until you have what you're looking for. Things to consider: important objective should go on the section borders so you can use 2 kind of section cards on it.
4: Build the scenario with terrain. Use important terrain features not every single part thats on the map. Memoir isn't suitable for those details.
5: Put units that took part in the battle on the map. Quit2's advice is very helpful for this.
6: mark objectives, decide the amount of card each side has and who will start
7: test your scenario
8: test again
9: Adjust your scenario with the playtest insight
10: Repeat step 7 -10 until your happy Smile
      
    
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