Roxira Timelapse

There are beautiful illustrations created by artists everywhere - in our daily lifes as well as in our board games. As beautiful as they are once finished, usually they are started from scratch and it is a tough and rough road to create and bring to life such an illustrations…

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Roxira (Commoner)

Today I would like to introduce Roxira to you. There willl be one illustration for each of the 5 different Islander types in the game and Roxira represents the Commoner.Unique did a beautiful piece there with the flying hair, the great colors and the turning eyes in fear. You will…

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Concept

After Unique and I generally agreed that we will work together I have sent him first of all a document to explain to him the most important information about the game and the FOG-universe. First the explanation of the game and the game pieces (including measurement etc.) and what he…

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Unique

I was very happy that Unique Litani Soparie, the illustrator of Shiver Me Timbers had the time and the interest to illustrate The FOG. Therefore, I would like to introduce him to you today.Unique is an Indonesian-based artist specialized in 2D art and illustration. His graduation from an art institute…

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Odyssey (for an illustrator)

Unbelievable. What an odyssey. 1.5 years ago, in August I talked the first time with illustrators and thought everything is pretty much ready and in a few weeks/months I will have the illustration. How wrong. But it also was the topic I had the most respect for from the beginning…

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How to create a prototype (player discs and tokens)

The one other think I needed urgently were the player disks (meeples) and the villager-tokens that represent the fleeing people of the island. For the player disks I first actually thought about hexagonal ones because that would be fitting to the boards hexagonal playing fields. But then I realized the…

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How to create a prototype (game board)

Now I had these Powerpoint slights of my game as a first draft. Easiest way to start was to print it out. DIN A4. Nice, but much too small. Though really nice to look at my first offline draft. But so I decided to use multipage printing 2x2, which is…

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How to create a game (my way)

Well, I had all these ideas about a game, but how should I make a game out of it. I need a story, rules, tables, a designed board, tokens, players aides and lots of other stuff - and I have non-so-ever knowledge of designing or design-apps on the computer. So…

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How did I become a board game designer

Some years ago when playing games I started to have ideas on how to improve the games. I did not like this, I thought you could improve that and some house rules came along as well. I also had thoughts about creating something on my own. Two friends whom I…

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How did I become a board game player

For me playing started very early. When I was still very young we played often 4 very small games as a family of 4 in the evening. You received 1 to 4 points in each game depending on your rank. The one with the highest overall score won. It was…

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