Over at Gamish Designer, Jonathan Lavallee's hosting a game design contest that's caught my eye. The challenge is to essentially make an role-playing, card, or board game out of a Winter Olympics sport in the style of Blood Bowl.
And sure, maybe I'm taking the easy way out with Die-Athlon, but I think I have a solid concept, so I'm running with it. It's basically a three-man team biathlon, but instead of shooting at targets, you're shooting at die-athletes on the other teams. Ultimately, the goal is to be the first team to have someone cover a certain distance -- say, 20 km -- but wounding an enemy die-athlete slows them down, and killing them... well, that really slows them down. Every round, you have a choice between Skiing and Shooting; one earns you meters, while the other is shooting guys.
Anyway, it's obviously in a rough state so far, and I may go with something else entirely -- who wouldn't love a blood-soaked version of curling? -- but the deadline isn't until September, so there's plenty of time to work all that out.
Which is just as well, since I have a full plate in the meantime. Namely, the Daring Comics Adventure Game is about to consume a lot of my time. But I'll go into that in a future post soon!