7/1: Completed Assets

Hello again,

A couple weeks ago we finished with the mechanics of the game. Since then we've been updating our game and art assets to reflect that. To show you our progress, here are some of the changes:

 States no longer have their own powers. This leaves much more room for the interests, so it's a lot easier to read them from across the table. Win-win!

States no longer have their own powers. This leaves much more room for the interests, so it's a lot easier to read them from across the table. Win-win!

 We've edited a lot of our riders and action cards, but this one is completely new. It's based on a rider, but we feel it will serve much better as an action card.

We've edited a lot of our riders and action cards, but this one is completely new. It's based on a rider, but we feel it will serve much better as an action card.

 Bills function much the same. But if you've played the game you may notice that the pork value at the top is much lower than it used to be (the values used to range from 10-15 in the previous iteration, and in even earlier versions it went up to 20). This is because the pork value indicated now is the  starting  value, rather than the max. The max for all bills is now 15.

Bills function much the same. But if you've played the game you may notice that the pork value at the top is much lower than it used to be (the values used to range from 10-15 in the previous iteration, and in even earlier versions it went up to 20). This is because the pork value indicated now is the starting value, rather than the max. The max for all bills is now 15.

 The updated board. We feel it's much easier to read. Not only that, but we have the new session tracker. Instead of separate trackers for sessions and terms, there's one long track for the entire game flow. The spaces with the yellow numbers are midterm elections. You add that number to a die roll to determine how much money you spend. This gives the game a sense of progression as the elections get steadily harder to pass.

The updated board. We feel it's much easier to read. Not only that, but we have the new session tracker. Instead of separate trackers for sessions and terms, there's one long track for the entire game flow. The spaces with the yellow numbers are midterm elections. You add that number to a die roll to determine how much money you spend. This gives the game a sense of progression as the elections get steadily harder to pass.

Thanks for following along!

The Weather Gage Team