July 4th: The New Soccer Game has a Title!
Over the past two weeks I've really been hammering away on this game! The process of translating real-life stats to individual player ratings has been established. Prior to this, I was just testing the game using made-up, ad hoc ratings (fictional players and teams) to produce certain types of situations. That was my way of testing the flow and logic of the game engine.
Now I'm fiddling with the format of player cards and team sheets. I want to fit the top 20 players of each team on a single sheet. Here is one example of a player card format:
Notice that those are home ratings. Yes, teams will be rated separately for home and away. Over the next month or so, the focus will be on producing more ratings and playing lots of test matches. More to come as this game develops!
June 20th, 2018: What I'm Working on
The website consolidation has been huge. Bringing several sites together as one was a larger effort than I thought, but it will be worth it to maintain the one site - with an actual domain name! In case you're concerned, Quick Fixture and GridZone will remain free games, but I am considering a commercial version of Legends of Boxing.
Me: I have an opportunity to take my game designs to the next level, but I can only justify the effort if there is compensation. So I'd like to sell some games and LOB is a candidate. It is a full-simulation and a game that is not fully realized in the current print-and-play format. I would love to see LOB get an actual game board and real quality cards, including individual ratings cards for the fighters (so you don't have to copy ratings onto a scoresheet).
Elsewhere, Quick Fixture has sustained my interest in soccer and so I am building on the framework of that game to make a more detailed soccer simulation with individual player ratings. I love how this design is unfolding! This could be a possible Kickstarter in the future, but there are countless hours of play-testing and tweaking ahead.
I am also working on a sci-fi adventure for the new Frontier Space RPG by DwD Studios, titled "Messages From Oblivion". This project is teaching me the basic of doing digital art.
Lastly, a little wargaming is on my mental map as well. There are plans in the works for a WWII supplement for Two Hour Wargames' NUTS! ruleset!
So... lots of plans! Lots of potential... Let's see how all this actually pans out!
G. W. Brown