The World Reapers or Cosmic Frog
It’s the game Mark mentioned about massive cosmic frogs. As Chris hinted, it builds on the lore of the Shadows of Malice universe.
Here is the dummy rule book cover and the first draft of the flavor page (for those familiar with Shadows of Malice, I hope it feels right to you).
xthexlo wrote: I’ve been test playing the crap out of my new project. I think it will be 95% structurally complete by Gen Con, and I will be having some private plays there (shoot me a message if you are interested in joining a game). I just commissioned the card art.
That said, I'm now thinking about two things: 1) Changing the title to Cosmic Frog, and 2) using a stark and simple box cover consistent with Shadows of Malice to reinforce the relationship between the two games (since this new game builds on the SoM lore). Here's my first idea of how it all comes together. I'd love to hear your thoughts, comments, etc.
Even though the fiction calls them Reapers, everyone will call them frogs anyway, so it's probably a toss-up.
Question.. is there a reason you chose Cosmic Frog instead of Cosmic Frogs?
hotseatgames wrote: Question.. is there a reason you chose Cosmic Frog instead of Cosmic Frogs?
I felt that “Cosmic Frogs” sounded more like a description of creatures and “Cosmic Frog” sounded more like a game title.
I’m also toying with titles like “Empyrean” and “Celestion” and “Rana” with a subtitle of “a game of overpowered cosmic frogs.”
With that said, I can't wait to try to convince people to try Cosmic Frog and answer their inevitable questions with vigorous pointing at the cover. And repeating "It's. Cosmic. Frog."
As for the color... SoM was green on black, which is why I was looking for a color different than green. Of course, SoM was a sickly green, so a brighter, more yellowish green might play well. Orange is too halloweeny and blue felt wrong. I have to think a bit more. Maybe I was using the wrong shade of blue.
Thanks so much for the feedback, everyone!