Our contest is over, and I’m pleased to announce our winners. I’ll begin with the winner of the random drawing:
And, for the Designer’s choice award, well, this one was a lot harder. There were a lot of great ideas- I was really impressed with the cards thought up by so many of you who have not yet had a chance to play the game. In the end though, I had to choose one, and so I picked an entry which took a unique approach and which I am super-excited to try out. The winning entry is for a unique Traveller card, the Caravan. It was suggested by:
Traveller “heroes” (well, special travellers)! They are worth quite a lot but make winning the melee for the stronger player a little harder and have a strength value themselves. The strength value is added towards the currently weaker player’s value. This can end in draws but they are worth more than normal travellers so the risk can pay off.
Worth: 2-4, strength accordingly 2-4
Special: When the caravan is on the table, the winner of a melee gets both the caravan and the other traveller.
What I like about this card is the way that it makes the fight topsy-turvy, as the traveller may potentially switch sides several times during a melee. Depending on which card follows it, it could be worth a lot, and upping the stakes adds fun tension to a melee.
I loved every entry, and many of them made me laugh, or want to pull out a deck and start to play. Honorable mentions go to Mark Lewis for the Disguise, Jan Karell for the Welsh Bowman, Eric for the Skarn Beast, and Sharon Noullet for the Mother. Thanks to everyone who entered, and I hope that you all pick up a copy of the game and try out some of these fun ideas yourselves!