Chad Oatman's Blog – May 2009 Archive (3)

Alpha testing in progress

Alpha testing still in progress, but I found a few things off the bat that I am currently addressing. The terrain tiles didn't work as I had hoped, and the game was way too long. I'm making the tiles larger, and I'm going to allow tile stacking. The first tile placed on any hex will always be the terrain in that hex for movement, but a second player may stack another tile on top for the river portion of the tile, since it is necessary to be able to have 2 different rivers going through the same… Continue

Added by Chad Oatman on May 30, 2009 at 5:45pm — 3 Comments

Revisions for Westward Expansion

Made excellent headway today. Rules are pretty solid now and ready to go. Updated discovery cards, completed all but one chart, and just need to finish up those couple new event cards. Most if not all of which should be finished tomorrow. Should definitely be starting the alpha play-testing by the weekend, if not sooner!!

Added by Chad Oatman on May 19, 2009 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Back to work

Finally got time to work on Westward Expansion this weekend. I was able to create the Battle Chart for battling Natives, still need to create one more for Battling the Spanish Military. Assigned goals and objectives for each of the expeditions (including the Spanish Military, so yes they will be a playable faction). I had an inspiration for a few more event cards which will be created this week. I also updated the starting locations for each expedition to correspond to their historic starting… Continue

Added by Chad Oatman on May 18, 2009 at 10:22am — No Comments

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