You my all be aware that I am working on a project I take great pride in. Some would even say love, and I wouldn’t be inclined to disagree. After working for so many years, to come up with as many wholly new concepts at one time as this is incredible, and I have you readers to thank.
I must be honest – I check page views more often than I should. I check on average once every 3 hours to see who has been viewing my page, and it fills me with joy when I see someone has. To see that there are people who are interested in my random ramblings just gives me the warmest feeling in my tummy. It’s because of this small response that I am happy to work harder, to bring something back to life once more so that we may all enjoy it together at some point.
The latest idea I have had is the idea of scrap. I mentioned briefly in my last post that I want “box fresh” looking parts, along with some that look a little too close to scrap to be usable. Well, that’s because I want to have a scrap value on each card. Not a numerical value, that would be to easy, but an item that part can provide.
Let me put it another way – you have a weapon part card. In your hand, you have another card that requires a certain scrap item before it can be used, and that happens to be on your weapon part card. By “scrapping” the card before it is destroyed, you can use that value to bring forward bigger stronger weapons.
In previous incarnations of the game, it was more similar to Rock ’em Sock ’em Robots, as in “whoever is still standing wins”, but I have now added a serious element of progression during play. The beginning of a battle will be used with “box fresh” parts, while after only a short while more modified parts and items will be in play. It is genius, if I do say so myself.
This will take some serious refinement, no doubt about it, but what I think I’m onto here is a winner. I’ve worked a little more on the classic data transfer – getting this information transferred is priority one at the moment. I just wish I had my laptop with me so that I could do some more whilst at my regular day-to-day job.