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  1. LeandroTok

    "The Mothership"

    Our Let's make a trading card game series is back! In this episode, I give a quick update on everything that we've been working on for Multiverse: Cosmic Conquest: artwork, programming, the video tutorial series, and so on. Also, I discuss the problem of complexity in trading card games and how to try and solve it!   To play the online beta version of Multiverse: Cosmic Conquest, sign up to our website www.tokartsmedia.com and follow the instructions at https://tokartsmedia.com/forum/questions-suggestions-issues/53-how-to-set-up-multiverse-on-line-beta-readme  The game's main web page is https://tokartsmedia.com/2016-01-28-20-51-25/multiverse-a-cosmic-conquest   On our site you'll also get access to awesome content like behind-the-scenes updates on the game, game development videos and images, updates our upcoming livestreams, and ask any question and join any of our discussions in our community forums!   Like our Facebook page for news and updates: https://www.facebook.com/multiversetcg Follow Multiverse: Cosmic Conquestâ„¢ on Twitter for news and updates: https://twitter.com/multiversetcg Check out Tok's latest livestreams on Multiverse: Cosmic Conquest and other projects at http://www.twitch.tv/leandrotok
  2. [font='Trebuchet MS'][indent=1]First, let's talk about some news: Multiverse: Cosmic Conquest is now playable in its playtest environment on OCTGN virtual tabletop! We've finished releasing the tutorial series of videos explaining the rules of the game and how to install and play it on your PC.[/font] [font='Trebuchet MS'][indent=1]Now that we've finalized the cards in the game and released the online playtest version, the team has moved onto the next step in the development process: illustrating the cards. However, before starting to draw the final art, we need to come up with designs for all the races, spaceships, buildings and technology they all have.[/font] [font='Trebuchet MS'][indent=1]This blog focuses on the Daran race.[/font] [font='Trebuchet MS'][indent=1] The Darans have a very technologically developed society. They have many scientists and inventors that actively explore and learn about the galaxy. They aren't skilled fighters, so they create shields for their ships and buildings to protect themselves. They focus on thinking strategically, looking at the bigger picture, but aren't great at on-the-spot tactical decisions.[/font] [font='Trebuchet MS'][indent=1] The standard Daran soldier uniform includes tough polycarbonate body armor designed for absorbing small laser blasts, and fire-resistant rubber sleeves that protect the Daran's soft tentacles from puncturing and slashing injuries caused by explosions and the resulting splinters.[/font] [font='Trebuchet MS'][indent=1][/font] [font='Trebuchet MS'][indent=1]This uniform is adaptable for outer space use with an addition of a helmet and air containers, meanwhile, high-ranking officers may attach ceremonial capes to it during formal meetings.[/font] [font='Trebuchet MS'][indent=1]Along with the aliens themselves, we've been brainstorming ideas for ship and equipment design.[/font] [font='Trebuchet MS'][indent=1][/font] [font='Trebuchet MS'][indent=1]Daran ships have large glass cockpits, sometimes multiple floors high, to better admire the surroundings. They generally have very rounded edges, to make them more aerodynamic when flying in the atmosphere. Many of them are designed to dive underwater since Darans prefer living under the surface. This model has a paralyzing laser gun mounted at the top for defense against attacking ships.[/font] [font='Trebuchet MS'][indent=1][/font] [font='Trebuchet MS'][indent=1]The light cruiser at the top is equipped with two Barumian range weapons for repelling asteroids and small opposing threats. The stealth lugger at the bottom is equipped with a cloaking device that masks it from enemy sensors when flying in empty space.[/font] [font='Trebuchet MS'][indent=1][/font] [font='Trebuchet MS'][indent=1]These two models are designed for very specific uses: The top ship is a two-person pod, storable aboard larger ships. It's used to gather samples of asteroids and other debris to bring back to the ship for analysis.[/font] [font='Trebuchet MS'][indent=1]The bottom ship is equipped with two powerful magnetic shield generators and a tractor beam aimed at immobilizing enemy ships before they have a chance to attack.[/font] [font='Trebuchet MS'][indent=1]What do you think of these designs?[/font] [font='Trebuchet MS'][indent=1]You can play the online beta version of Multiverse: Cosmic Conquest for free! Just sign up to www.tokartsmedia.com and join our weekly beginner tournaments in this thread: https://tokartsmedia.com/forum/organized-games-tournaments[/font] [font='Trebuchet MS'][indent=1]If you're new to the game and don't know how to play, learn about the rules of the game in this video tutorial series: http://buff.ly/2lgkeFh You can also read the rulebook for the game here: http://buff.ly/2lgjekp[/font] [font='Trebuchet MS'][indent=1]Thanks for reading this development blog. Here's something extra:[/font] [font='Trebuchet MS'][indent=1][/font] [font='Trebuchet MS'][indent=1]These are the original concepts for the race of rock aliens called Geocors. They are great in combat, powerful, durable, are good builders, but they're slow and clumsy with technology.[/font]
  3. LeandroTok

    "The Mothership"

    First, let's talk about some news: Multiverse: Cosmic Conquest is now playable in its playtest environment on OCTGN virtual tabletop! We've finished releasing the tutorial series of videos explaining the rules of the game and how to install and play it on your PC.   Now that we've finalized the cards in the game and released the online playtest version, the team has moved onto the next step in the development process: illustrating the cards. However, before starting to draw the final art, we need to come up with designs for all the races, spaceships, buildings and technology they all have. This blog focuses on the Daran race. The Darans have a very technologically developed society. They have many scientists and inventors that actively explore and learn about the galaxy. They aren't skilled fighters, so they create shields for their ships and buildings to protect themselves. They focus on thinking strategically, looking at the bigger picture, but aren't great at on-the-spot tactical decisions. The standard Daran soldier uniform includes tough polycarbonate body armor designed for absorbing small laser blasts, and fire-resistant rubber sleeves that protect the Daran's soft tentacles from puncturing and slashing injuries caused by explosions and the resulting splinters. This uniform is adaptable for outer space use with an addition of a helmet and air containers, meanwhile, high-ranking officers may attach ceremonial capes to it during formal meetings. Along with the aliens themselves, we've been brainstorming ideas for ship and equipment design. Daran ships have large glass cockpits, sometimes multiple floors high, to better admire the surroundings.  They generally have very rounded edges, to make them more aerodynamic when flying in the atmosphere. Many of them are designed to dive underwater since Darans prefer living under the surface. This model has a paralyzing laser gun mounted at the top for defense against attacking ships. The light cruiser at the top is equipped with two Barumian range weapons for repelling asteroids and small opposing threats. The stealth lugger at the bottom is equipped with a cloaking device that masks it from enemy sensors when flying in empty space. These two models are designed for very specific uses: The top ship is a two-person pod, storable aboard larger ships. It's used to gather samples of asteroids and other debris to bring back to the ship for analysis. The bottom ship is equipped with two powerful magnetic shield generators and a tractor beam aimed at immobilizing enemy ships before they have a chance to attack. What do you think of these designs? You can play the online beta version of Multiverse: Cosmic Conquest for free! Just sign up to www.tokartsmedia.com and join our weekly beginner tournaments in this thread: https://tokartsmedia.com/forum/organized-games-tournaments If you're new to the game and don't know how to play, learn about the rules of the game in this video tutorial series: http://buff.ly/2lgkeFh You can also read the rulebook for the game here: http://buff.ly/2lgjekp Thanks for reading this development blog. Here's something extra: These are the original concepts for the race of rock aliens called Geocors. They are great in combat, powerful, durable, are good builders, but they're slow and clumsy with technology.
  4. LeandroTok

    "The Mothership"

    We've just released a complete tutorial on how to install and play the Multiverse: Cosmic Conquest online beta on a virtual tabletop.   It explains how to create, load, save, and edit decks, find opponents and start games with them.   The entire set of Multiverse: Cosmic Conquest cards is available for creating any kind of deck, so what are you waiting for? Go ahead and start playing now!   We organize tournaments every week on Sundays at 5pm GMT, register to join them here: https://tokartsmedia.com/index.php/component/users/?view=login   https://tokartsmedia.com/2016-01-28-21-24-31/videos/item/206-how-to-install-play-multiverse-cosmic-conquest-on-octgn#tag-Tutorials    
  5. LeandroTok

    "The Mothership"

    We've released the final part of the Multiverse: Cosmic Conquest tutorial, in which we cover all the keyword mechanics in the games and what they do, as well as look at all sorts of different game formats to try out: from multiplayer variants to sealed and booster drafts. You can now watch the entire tutorial on our website! https://tokartsmedia.com/2016-01-28-21-24-31/videos/item/202-how-to-play-multiverse-cosmic-conquest-part-6-keywords-game-formats To install and play the beta version of the game, follow the instructions in this thread (we have significantly simplified the process): https://tokartsmedia.com/forum/questions-suggestions-issues/53-how-to-set-up-multiverse-on-line-beta-readme  
  6. Yes, here is where you can sign up for the newest tournaments https://tokartsmedia.com/forum/organized-games-tournaments However, at this stage to start playing Multiverse you'll have sign up to our website (www.tokartsmedia.com) to download the virtual tabletop OCTGN and set everything up correctly. We have all of the instructions you need here: https://tokartsmedia.com/forum/questions-suggestions-issues/53-how-to-set-up-multiverse-on-line-beta-readme
  7. [color=rgb(40,40,40)][font=helvetica][background=rgb(250,251,252)] [color=rgb(34,34,34)][font='Helvetica Neue'][background=rgb(255,255,255)]Episode 5 of our tutorial series on how to play Multiverse: Cosmic Conquest is out![/background][/font][/color][/background][/font][/color] In this episode we look at how battles work and how to explore and conquer the galaxy with units and structures. These mechanics were perfected after many iterations were tested, and tested again, and changed, and tested again. Finally, the mechanics of the game are both intuitive, flavorful, and deep. This series of video has already turned into the most challenging collection of videos to edit, with so many moving pieces and layers. You could say I'm learning how to edit in premiere by creating them. https://tokartsmedia.com/updates/item/197-how-to-play-multiverse-cosmic-conquest-part-5-moving-exploring-battles This is the perfect time to learn how to play the game! We've just launched the game's free online beta version on a virtual tabletop called OCTGN, so anyone can join and play it! You'll find all the details on how to do it here: https://tokartsmedia.com/forum/questions-suggestions-issues/53-how-to-set-up-multiverse-on-line-beta-readme
  8. LeandroTok

    "The Mothership"

    Episode 5 of our tutorial series on how to play Multiverse: Cosmic Conquest is out!   In this episode we look at how battles work and how to explore and conquer the galaxy with units and structures.   https://tokartsmedia.com/updates/item/197-how-to-play-multiverse-cosmic-conquest-part-5-moving-exploring-battles   This series of videos is has easily the most professional-looking videos I've ever released. You could say I'm learning to edit in Premiere while making it.
  9. LeandroTok

    "The Mothership"

    We had our first ever live Multiverse: Cosmic Conquest tournament on OCTGN and it was a blast!    https://tokartsmedia.com/updates/item/190-multiverse-tcg-tournament-livestream-1-december-4th-2016   This time we had only 3 participants: Gameg1, Cheatastcg, and myself. However we saw many different strategies being played in this tournament: Orange boarding, Yellow-Green swarm, Red-Violet robots, and Vioilet-Yellow control. We had some audio and connection problems, and some awkward pauses and bloopers, but considering this was my first time commentating other people playing a game, it went really well!   We have tournaments every week at 5pm GMT! Join the next upcoming tournament here: https://tokartsmedia.com/forum/organized-games-tournaments    If you don't know the rules of the game, we have a video tutorial series that breaks them down into easy to learn segments:     To play Multiverse: Cosmic Conquest, join the Multiverse community at www.tokartsmedia.com and follow the instructions on our website: https://tokartsmedia.com/forum/questions-suggestions-issues/53-how-to-set-up-multiverse-on-line-beta-readme
  10. We had our first ever live Multiverse: Cosmic Conquest tournament on OCTGN and it was a blast! https://tokartsmedia.com/updates/item/190-multiverse-tcg-tournament-livestream-1-december-4th-2016 This time we had only 3 participants: Gameg1, Cheatastcg, and myself. However we saw many different strategies being played in this tournament: Orange boarding, Yellow-Green swarm, Red-Violet robots, and Vioilet-Yellow control. We had some audio and connection problems, and some awkward pauses and bloopers, but considering this was my first time commentating other people playing a game, it went really well! We have tournaments every week at 5pm GMT! Join the next upcoming tournament here: https://tokartsmedia.com/forum/organized-games-tournaments If you don't know the rules of the game, we have a video tutorial series that breaks them down into easy to learn segments: To play Multiverse: Cosmic Conquest, join the Multiverse community at www.tokartsmedia.com and follow the instructions on our website: https://tokartsmedia.com/forum/questions-suggestions-issues/53-how-to-set-up-multiverse-on-line-beta-readme
  11. Thanks a lot, I think you're right about that! I'll do that from now on =)
  12. Thanks! It took some time to properly design the galaxy mechanic =)
  13. Part 4 of our tutorial on how to play Multiverse: Cosmic Conquest is up! This time we explore all the zones in the game and what they do, as well as the progression of a turn. https://tokartsmedia.com/updates/item/189-how-to-play-multiverse-cosmic-conquest-part-4-game-zones-parts-of-the-turn This is the perfect time to learn how to play the game! We've just launched the game's free online beta version on a virtual tabletop called OCTGN, so anyone can join and play it! You'll find all the details on how to do it here: https://tokartsmedia.com/forum/questions-suggestions-issues/53-how-to-set-up-multiverse-on-line-beta-readme
  14. LeandroTok

    "The Mothership"

    Part 4 of our tutorial on how to play Multiverse: Cosmic Conquest is out! This time we explore all the zones in the game and what they do, as well as the progression of a turn.   https://tokartsmedia.com/updates/item/189-how-to-play-multiverse-cosmic-conquest-part-4-game-zones-parts-of-the-turn   This is the perfect time to learn how to play the game! We've just launched the game's free online beta version on a virtual tabletop called OCTGN, so anyone can join and play it! You'll find all the details on how to do it  here: https://tokartsmedia.com/forum/questions-suggestions-issues/53-how-to-set-up-multiverse-on-line-beta-readme
  15. Episode 3 of the video tutorial series on how to play Multiverse: Cosmic Conquest is out on YouTube! In this episode we learn about card types and look at a card in detail, examining all of its parts. This is the perfect time to learn how to play the game! We've just launched the game's free online beta version on a virtual tabletop called OCTGN, so anyone can join and play it! You'll find all the details on how to do it here: https://tokartsmedia.com/forum/questions-suggestions-issues/53-how-to-set-up-multiverse-on-line-beta-readme
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