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    razordisc-2
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    We have almost finished our game Razordisc and I’m confused what to promote it as.

    It’s a scifi mix of Tron, Rollerball & Salute of the Jugger.

    It’s a heavy weight game that takes around 2 hours to play.

    You will spend time pre-game creating a team with different genetic races, equipment and specialist skills the go head to head with an opponent.

    It’s a sports game where the aim is to score by throwing or skating the Halo  (disc) across your end zone whilst your opponent attempts to do the same.

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    zorg
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    Fab looking figures an they have a strong Alita vibe as well.

    #1802465

    razordisc-2
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    Thanks Zorg!

    Still lots more to come along with other models already in play.

    I hope you can see our dilemma,  it’s not your traditional boardgame,  and plays more like a tabletop game.

    Alita also has striking comparison to our game although was not intentional  😀

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    blinky465
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    Most sports games – from Blood Bowl to Guild Ball and Dreadball etc. all play on some kind of board; with hexes or squares. I’d be surprised if this didn’t have a grid to play on. In which case, it’s a board game (albeit a very exciting looking miniatures-based board game).

    A tabletop game – with rulers instead of a grid – would play even slower than a board-based game. And the whole point of a sports game is to be fast and exciting, just like the game (it’s partly why something like Blood Bowl had to have a “gateway” version in Blitz Bowl and keeps getting rules revamps as part of the “living rule book” – the more it tries to be a sports simulator instead of an abstract game, the slower it gets, to the point of being almost unplayable).

    By putting a sports game on a grid, you allow players to plan ahead quickly – even during their opponents turn. This helps keep the action feeling quicker and more spontaneous, when a player moves. If it’s not being played on a grid….. well, it’s something to consider 😉

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    razordisc-2
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    Thank you blinky, a great explanation and one I must agree with.

    Boardgame it is as we do indeed use a hexagon board  🙂

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    razordisc-2
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