Been working on a 4X space game for oh… a few decades. This is like iteration 10 of it. But the first time I have all the tools at my disposal that I need to do it RIGHT. So… Laser cut white board… dye sublimation on the map pieces… 3d printing some game pieces… I may even make the damn box for it.
Base game map complete… More pieces shall be made to expand on it, but for now, 7 pieces will make for a game that I think should last 2-3 hours. Less can be used for a shorter game, and since each hex “rosette” can be moved and rearranged, there’s infinite possibilities for “scenario” type games as well. Want a game that will last a week? Drop a dozen more pieces around the outside edge of that.
So… map done. Time to move on to planet chips. Then player progress boards. Then 3d modelling some ships and starbases and whatnot. Perhaps a giant space ameoba or two… Probably should put the rules down on paper and not keep them in my head as well. So… 5% done I would estimate.