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Melee: Castles & Crusades Board Game

Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 6:28 am
by Emryys
I noticed this on the website in the Anvil: Upcoming Releases section and was wondering what it may be
It it a Dungeon-like game?... only better
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Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 12:29 pm
by Rhuvein
Me curious too!
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Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 12:33 pm
by Omote
Wow, this product was being worked on like 2 years ago. I havn't heard a word about it in that time.

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Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 12:54 pm
by serleran
Cheeplives was / is working on this, and there was / is a NDA for it. I've got the rules, and its a fun game, though not like Dungeon! at all, unless the rules have undergone significant changes. The title, Melee, should give an indication of what the game is about.

Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 4:23 pm
by Jyrdan Fairblade
A C&C board game would be neat-o.

I seem to recall hearing about this some time ago, that it would be based on a tournement, complete with jousts and the like.

I remember Dungeon! That game was a blast. At least, what I can recall was.

Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 4:28 pm
by serleran
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I seem to recall hearing about this some time ago, that it would be based on a tournement, complete with jousts and the like.

Fairly accurate. Maybe Josh will show up and give a better description?

Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 12:00 am
by ZeornWarlock
Does the game use minis?

ZW.

Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 12:14 am
by Rhuvein
Getting more interested!
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Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 12:18 am
by serleran
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Does the game use minis?

Representative figures are nearly always required for a board game, so... absolutely! I can't go into more, really, since I'm under a NDA on the contents. I'm not even sure, honestly, how much, or what, I can say... I wish I had cheeplives email, so he could come and answer and discuss this.

Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 12:48 am
by Rhuvein
serleran wrote:
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I wish I had cheeplives email, so he could come and answer and discuss this.

Hmm, send him a PM here. He's registered and it might trigger an e-mail to him!
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"Enjoy a 'world' where the fantastic is fact and magic really works!" ~ Gary Gygax

"By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes:" - Macbeth

Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 2:42 am
by cheeplives
Right... the C&C Board game. It's funny yall should mention that. Yes, it's been in development for about a year and a half now. Yes, Serleran is right, I did submit a "Tournament Board Game" to the Trolls a little while before the final draft of the C&C playtest rules came out.

When asked to design the game by Steve, he told me a list of parameters and I did my best to meet them. When I did design it, I did not have any real set idea of how C&C was going to turn out (i.e. this was even before the SIEGE Engine had been decided upon). As such, the game I built does not really resemble C&C we all know.

It's a good game. It plays well and the few playtest comments I've gotten were positive (Serleran, I'd love to hear your thoughts on it). But it really didn't do a good job of being a C&C board game. It was a good game to approximate jousts and medieval melees, but not really C&C.

But Steve's had the full version since prior to the release of C&C. But with the release of C&C, the board game fell by the wayside (obviously) to focus on the PHB, M&T, and the 2nd printing. All along the way I've ruminated on what a true C&C board game could be like.

As such, I've completely re-built the game basing it off of a simplified SIEGE Engine. It's a dungeon-crawl style game. I can't really say much more about it, other than it really will be designed to be a board-game set in the mileu of C&C.

I'm working on polishing up a final version of it and will hopefully be opening it up to playtest. It is VERY IMPORTANT that we get a lot of playtesters and a lot of FEEDBACK. So watch the boards and let us know if you're interested.

Hope that satisfies some curiosity (and of course leaves you begging for more).

Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 3:54 am
by Emryys
cheeplives wrote:
I'm working on polishing up a final version of it and will hopefully be opening it up to playtest. It is VERY IMPORTANT that we get a lot of playtesters and a lot of FEEDBACK. So watch the boards and let us know if you're interested

I posted this thread... so Yeah!
cheeplives wrote:
Hope that satisfies some curiosity (and of course leaves you begging for more).

Some, but pales in comparison to the new amount created
serleran wrote:
Representative figures are nearly always required for a board game

Could use the CnC figures!
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Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 4:34 am
by Treebore
Thisw sounds like a board game I will really get into. I assume it is easy to learn and plays fast?

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 7:11 am
by catenwolde
Hi,

I playtested the original version, and would be happy to playtest v2. The original had a good basis for a tourney game, and you might consider releasing it to the wargaming market.

Does the change in emphasis mean I shoud stop sending Steve those links to the plastic knight sets?
Cheers,

Christopher

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 8:53 am
by Treebore
Oh! sign me up as a playtester of the new version! I love board games! Well, ones like Risk, Axis and Allies, Heroscape, and I do like Monopoly.

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 9:13 am
by Philotomy Jurament
I'd love to playtest this, too.