Taming the Red Dragon

This post is some kind of followup of the one with a related name dated 23rd August 2012. Somehow a year and half passed, but looks like I am still after this ill-famed red dragon. conf5

I don’t know if you read my previous post about this, but in my free time I like to work on parallel game design projects and, helping the Italian Confrontation players’ community (CDRI), is one among them. I will not digress about what is Confrontation, beside furnishing a good link and telling you that is a tabletop wargame.

As said, in the last one and half year, I cooperated with 4 other guys for revisiting all the aspects of this awesome game called Confrontation. Each of us had a different role; of course I was the game designer. We did not create a new game, we “simply” updated an existing one, corrected bugs, bad game mechanics, improved miniatures’ usability, revised spells and so on. Of course, we also create new assets and features, but our will was, as first part of an ongoing project, to make stable what we already have; once that is done, we can move on and enlarge it.

During this time, we worked on so many things concerning the game: the rulebook, the character profiles, the spells, the missions etc. We rewrote several hundreds pages and tested it all. It was a huge work, especially because we did not receive much help from the rest of the gaming community, which was quite skeptic about our determination in fulfilling this project. However, in the end, we manage to do it and almost everybody is happy with our work. In a couple months form the Confrontation 5th Italian Evoultion release, several “old and disappeared” players came back and started playing again thanks to what we did.

We are definitely happy about that, but it is not over yet! safe_image

If you are curious about this, I suggest you to take a look at the teaser we made before the official release, while you can visit the Italian Community forum (you can meet me there as Felian) where you can freely download all the gaming materials (here) or the Facebook page; sadly, everything is written in Italian…

If you are an Italian reader, I warmly encourage you to check this topic in greater detail and try Confrontation 5th Italian Evolution. If you are not, you are anyway invited to check it and take a look to the last official ruleset, freely released as a creative common by its actual owner, Cyanide Studio (which is also making Confrontation based video games).