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Burning Planets ~ A free wargame

Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:04 pm

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Hello everyone! I'm here to show you the fruit of my latest efforts: Burning Planets, a strategic tabletop war game, with a space colonization setting, where the players fight using fleets of spaceships to get control of planets and, in the end, become the final conquerors of a planetary system!

I'm an artisan and a videogame programmer, and when I started creating the rules for this game as a game design exercise, I decided that I liked a lot how it came out, I think it's a fun game and it should be given a try by the lovers of the genre. Because of this, I prepared everything as a printable set, so with a color printer and some paper you can start playing right away! And for the same reason, the game is just free, and it always will be, I just want it to be played, I don't care for earning from it.

This is the game's page: https://www.thehermitking.com/burning-planets/

I hope many of you will try it, and if you do, tell me if you enjoyed it!
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Re: Burning Planets ~ A free wargame

Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:31 pm

As I was asked from some players I added a dowloadable folder with all the game's files. Since the size was above my websites' max file size, I had to use an external hosting for it, hence the external link.

I also added some pictures to give a better idea of how the game looks without the need to look at the files.

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Re: Burning Planets ~ A free wargame

Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:54 pm

Some people asked about the availability of a physical set, so I made a new post about it where I explain why there isn't a physical set already:
https://www.thehermitking.com/developin ... ical-game/

Long story short: to make the game cheap enough to have a reasonable price I would need to buy some stuff in bulk, but that means some thousands of euros of investment before knowing if I would even be able to sell all that stuff after buying it, and I cannot afford it. If interest continues to grow at this rate I will make a kickstarter campaign to fund the start of the game's production!

I also added a "Community" page in the main menu, where you can login/register to post comments!

EDIT: I changed the membership system, so now Community is the list of members, the login/registration is in a top bar like most forums now.
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Re: Burning Planets ~ A free wargame

Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:59 am

Someone told me that Burning Planets should have space themed background tiles. That's obviously true, and it was a planned feature, I just didn't put it in the free set for the sake of easily and cheaply printing many background tiles, but how do you want backgrounds is a choice that should be made from the players not me, so I posted colored and grayscale versions to give you the choice! This link shows you the new post, where you can see the background art and some example images: https://www.thehermitking.com/upgrade-t ... -free-set/

I'll leave you an example image, so you can get an idea without having to go see on my website if you don't feel like it:
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Re: Burning Planets ~ A free wargame

Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:35 pm

Since I know pretty well that most people aren't used to not find any reference of a project or a person inside Facebook, and they aren't used to follow someone outside the common social networks either, I created a Facebook page to make it easier for everyone and encourage people to follow my work, since I have a very large amount of pageviews and visits, and a lot of people showed interest in my game too asking questions and giving suggestions, but very few decided to register.
You will be able to find my page here: https://www.facebook.com/The-Hermit-Kin ... 955150825/

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Re: Burning Planets ~ A free wargame

Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:59 pm

Thanks to a friend that volunteered, now the rule book is available in russian too!
You can check other details of the new update in this page: https://www.thehermitking.com/update-2- ... -free-set/

A note about the facebook profile I talked about in the last post, since you won't find it: after just 2 days facebook decided to block my account without even telling it. I have no clue why, I can say for sure I have done nothing against the rules, maybe some joker reported me, and even though I gave them a picture and an ID card to verify my identity after they asked for them, they didn't unlock me nor they said anything again. I tried with no luck to find help, they just ignore everything. So, since I cannot remake everything and get a new email address every 2 days, until I won't get them to stop ignoring and unlock my account, I'm not going to make another one.

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