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Democracy under Siege

Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:50 am

Hello,

For those who like card-driven strategy games and are interested in the first post-war period, I wish to submit this boardgame to their attention:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/90568/democracy-under-siege

I'm the author of the game. Some play-testing of this beta version is done. Now I'm searching for a publisher.

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Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:12 am

Why not port it to PC?
And extend it to 1945?

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Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:20 am

wosung wrote:Why not port it to PC?


It's a card-driven strategy game (like Twilight Struggle or Labyrinth published by GMT, for instance). So its gameplay is not well crafted for a PC Game, it's much more suited for a face-to-face play. ;)

wosung wrote:And extend it to 1945?


It's not a wargame. It reproduces the geopolitical struggles that led to WW2, not more.

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Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:16 am

calvinus wrote:It's a card-driven strategy game (like Twilight Struggle or Labyrinth published by GMT, for instance). So its gameplay is not well crafted for a PC Game, it's much more suited for a face-to-face play. ;)



It's not a wargame. It reproduces the geopolitical struggles that led to WW2, not more.


Thanks for answering.

GMT is just doing a PC port for Twilight struggle
http://www.gmtgames.com/news.aspx?showarticle=208

Well, there was alot of geopolitical struggle in WW2.
Why not a political game that includes WW2? There were all those wartime conferences, and stubborn ... allies.

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Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:34 am

wosung wrote:GMT is just doing a PC port for Twilight struggle
http://www.gmtgames.com/news.aspx?showarticle=208


Great news! I think GMT did such a strategical move to capitalize the great success of TS, but I'm worried about the possible outcomes.
We're far from the time when Avalon Hill worked out Kingmaker, 1830 and History of the World for PC, but in my opinion PC is not the best platform for this kind of rather simple, fast and tense strategy games such as TS.

wosung wrote:Why not a political game that includes WW2? There were all those wartime conferences, and stubborn ... allies.


DuS reproduces conflicts using e very abstracted model. WW2 fans would surely ask for something deeper... :(

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Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:39 am

I'm interested in this game! :thumbsup:
I would like to see the rule book. :coeurs:

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Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:41 am

Send me a PM introducing yourself (interests, experiences with boardgames, etc etc). I will send you the link to the yahoo group (there you can find everything). :)

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Some news about Democracy under Siege

Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:17 pm

Democracy under Siege is currently being re-designed and partly reworked:

  • I improved considerably the game mapboard, that now has an more readable, innovative and better looking look & feel.
  • The strategy cards that are now less texts crowded and are supported by a better looking set of icons
  • I strongly redesigned the Military Resource production and employment system, by introducing a much simpler and streamlined mechanism, players are now supported by only one Power Card each per Ideology.
  • Game counters and markers have been standarized, the usage of wooden cube tokens is now improved.
  • Overall the Game Rules are going to be strongly simplified and streamlined.

Some details can be found in my web site
Visit my other games at : http://www.calvinusgames.com

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Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:38 am

News update: several play-testing session of Democracy under Siege have been completed, both live face-to-face and PBEM (either two-players and three-players, watch here), some others are under way (this one for example) or scheduled.
Visit my other games at : http://www.calvinusgames.com

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