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Postby heruca » Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:51 pm

[img:g0x6kmgw]http://www.battlegroundsgames.com/images/A04_Cover_for_BGE.jpg[/img:g0x6kmgw]

The "Asteroid Zero-Four" Game Box is an updated and enhanced digital version of a long-out-of-print game. It is being re-published for use with BGE with permission from the original designer (and current copyright holder), Stephen V. Cole (who is most known for his highly successful "Star Fleet Battles" games and expansions).

[b:g0x6kmgw]About the Game:[/b:g0x6kmgw]
Originally published in 1979 by Task Force Games as one of their [url=http://www.boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/Task_Force_Games_Pocket_Games:g0x6kmgw]Pocket Game series[/url:g0x6kmgw], "Asteroid Zero-Four" is a two-player science-fiction game portraying a nuclear war between two mining bases in the asteroid belt of our solar system.

[b:g0x6kmgw]Game Summary:[/b:g0x6kmgw]
Each player commands an asteroid base equipped with laser turrets, command bunkers, ore processing plants, landing pads, and defensive missile launchers. Each player also has spacecraft, missiles, and an arsenal of nuclear ordinance at their disposal to attack the enemy asteroid base with. Spacecraft can be used either as defensive interceptors or to deliver nuclear warheads. Each nuclear warhead that impacts an asteroid is calculated for yield, burst height and blast radius; resulting in damage to the various installations on the asteroids. After each attack, any surviving spacecraft return to their base for repairs and refueling. Engineering teams on each base attempt to repair damaged structures on the asteroid to keep key systems operational, but are themselves vulnerable to nuclear and conventional explosions. To win, you must destroy or disable the enemy mining operations in a fixed number of turns, while trying to keep your opponent from doing the same to you. Each player is therefore simultaneously concerned with offensive and defensive options.

[b:g0x6kmgw]Number of Players:[/b:g0x6kmgw]
2

[b:g0x6kmgw]Complexity Level:[/b:g0x6kmgw]
Moderate

I invite everyone to [url=http://www.battlegroundsgames.com/A04_Rulebook_Preview_for_BGE.pdf:g0x6kmgw]download the first ten pages of the 42-page rulebook[/url:g0x6kmgw] to learn more details about the game and to see if it peaks your interest.

Here's another preview, to clearly demonstrate that this is not simply a case of scanning in the original game components.

[url=http://www.battlegroundsgames.com/images/A04_Conversion_Promo_Graphic.jpg:g0x6kmgw][img:g0x6kmgw]http://www.battlegroundsgames.com/images/Th_A04_Conversion_Promo_Graphic.jpg[/img:g0x6kmgw]
Click image for larger version[/url:g0x6kmgw]

Asteroid Zero-Four costs $15 and can be purchased on the [url=http://www.battlegroundsgames.com/store.html:g0x6kmgw]BG Store page[/url:g0x6kmgw].
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So what exactly is a "Game Box"? Game Boxes for BGE are simply a distribution package, which includes an artpack containing the playing board (generally a map), digital tokens (in lieu of cardboard counters or plastic minis), and the game's charts and tables. Game Boxes will also include the following files: dice macros, Game Files and Deployment files, custom Turn Sequencer settings and Preferences, a rulebook in PDF format (searchable), and installation instructions. In short, everything needed to play the game if you already have at least one Gamer Client license (BGE v1.0 or higher). For multiplayer games, the extra players do [i:g0x6kmgw]not[/i:g0x6kmgw] need to purchase the Game Box, but they [i:g0x6kmgw]will[/i:g0x6kmgw] need a Gamer Client of their own, or they can use the free BGE Demo if the person hosting the game session has enough free Player Slots available for them to use.

I am also including templates for creating your own custom game tokens that match the official game tokens (very handy for players that love the game and would like to expand it with their own units).
Last edited by heruca on Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:47 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: New business line for Battlegrounds Games

Postby Omnidon » Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:13 pm

heruca wrote:I will also be including templates for creating your own custom game tokens that match the official game tokens (very handy for players that love the game and would like to expand it with their own units).

I take it these templates will be copyright-free so the custom tokens will be freely distributable?
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Re: New business line for Battlegrounds Games

Postby heruca » Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:32 pm

Omnidon wrote:I take it these templates will be copyright-free so the custom tokens will be freely distributable?

Yes.
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Postby heruca » Fri Jul 03, 2009 3:07 am

The Valkenburg Castle Game Box has now been released.
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Re: New business line for Battlegrounds Games

Postby heruca » Thu Jul 23, 2009 2:36 am

heruca wrote:Asteroid Zero-Four will cost $20 once it's released, but until then it can be pre-ordered for just $18.


I expect this Game Box to be released this weekend. Just giving fair warning, in case anyone wants to take advantage of the lower pre-order price.
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Postby heruca » Thu Jul 23, 2009 5:02 pm

I just posted some preview pics of Asteroid Zero-Four at the end of this BoardGameGeek forum thread.
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Postby heruca » Sun Jul 26, 2009 12:48 am

I've edited the OP to include a download link for a 10-page preview of the Asteroid Zero-Four rulebook. The game itself will be released tomorrow.
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Postby heruca » Sun Jul 26, 2009 1:05 pm

The Asteroid Zero-Four Game Box has now been released.
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Postby heruca » Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:55 am

I forgot to mention it here last January, but the third commercial Game Box, "Search for the Emperor's Treasure", has also been released.
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