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4. Oktober 2013

Der zweihundertneunundfünfzigste Freitag  20:40

Fortsetzung folgt nun…
(Kleiner Nebengedanke im Kopf: Prüfen, ob ich auch die Freitage alle richtig gezählt habe)

Also dann mal erwähnt: Keine weiteren Meldungen, dass hier noch jemand mitliest. Ich werde die Liste der bisher 39 Rückmeldungen mit zur Messe nehmen und wer sich von Euch dann zur Game-Release-Party am Messedonnerstag 12:00 Uhr einfindet und auch noch die erste Partie Futterneid mitspielt, bekommt eine schöne Überraschung…..

Friday the 11th of January 2013:
new rule: You do not look one complete pile. All piles are shuffled and the topmost is revealed.
next new rule (very important): Whenever someone steals from me, I take one piece from the stolen, not from the middle. Means that whatever is stolen “shrinks” so there is no more tit-for-tat stealing (Hui, Glenmorangie Fassstärke 57,2% zieht ganz schön rein)
another new rule: you do not take so many parts and draw randomly instead there is a fixed number and some random parts are added. For the production this is much better, because not so much material needed.

Friday the 18th of January 2013:
Changed the values of the snacks to lower numbers for better calculateable VP-scores.
I started with searching for the right material for the production of the game. And the plans for the game-release-party. I must be a Friday, because thisi is the end of a five-year long project.

Friday the 25th of January 2013:
Some mixed ideas mostly depending on if the game is good with 2 or 6 players and if the game would be still a good game with complete information. Again some problems with to high numbers for calculating the scores.

Friday the 1st of February 2013:
No successful ideas for the 2 player game

Friday the 8th of February 2013:
No successful ideas for the very high VP values and the calculating problems

Friday the 15th of February 2013:
No successful ideas for the game

Friday the 22th of February 2013:
No successful ideas at all

Friday the 1st of March 2013:
Preparing for test games (buying sweets)

Friday the 8th of March 2013:
still trouble with the high value. A new idea to solve it, but not a successful one.

Friday the 15th of March 2013: nothing for this game

Friday the 22th of March 2013:
Waiting for the right idea.

Friday the 29th of March 2013:
Two plays in the family. Undocumented.

Friday the 5th of April 2013:
Finally the idea. I just lowered the point values for the snacks to have better numbers to caculate, but multiplying generated high values. But with having now values in a lower range (not so high differences anymore) it is possible to add some values not to multiply. Done!!!

Friday the 12th of April 2013:
Only a new name “Feinschmecker”

Friday the 19th of April 2013:
Henning plays the game at Gathering of Friends (because of two small children without me) and I decided the name “Futterneid”

Friday the 26th of April 2013:
I think the last important idea: Instead of all fixed numbers added to the values, one of the markers will be a copy marker, which is just copying another one (from another player). This adds some replayabilty and fun to the game.

Friday the 2nd of May 2013: (not a Friday here, but somewhere on this globe)
Still happy with the new copy action and to use the “?” as the symbol for it.

Friday the 10th of May 2013:
I got it. I designed a game very easy to understand. Very easy to play. Fast and short. It was what I always wanted to have. I do now that it is nor very strategic, because it is only 25 minutes long. I still believe, that one can design games just with a very theoretic concept behind them and design the game to fit perfectly to the concept. I know the problem sometimes comes up that I try to design the game to fit the concept best and not to design the best game (whatever best means”) Whatever I desinged a very funny game to distribute the snacks on the gaming table.
And I added another idea to use the cups in the game: Snack achievements for every game. You only need 5 cups and 5 rules for achievements. Fill the cups with something delicious and start playing. the game will be different, because some players just change their strategy to get more snacks instead of getting more VPs. I like this a lot.

Friday the 17th of May 2013:
The initial idea for the 2-player game came to me. You play 2 players (known from other games), but not alternative as usual, no one after another. So I do have to moves for two different players and then my opponent have 2 moves, and so on….

Friday the 24th of May 2013:
Only angry about the company I asked for the cups and they did not react.
(Irgendwie hat mein Netz hier gesponnen und habe mal eben alles gespeichert und publiziert, nun weiter)

Friday the 31st of May 2013:
Just changed the number of snacks to 10 per player and 40 for 2 players, because you simulate 4 players.

Friday the 7th of June 2013:
Very important: Do not only play the game one round. If there is somebody at the table not really understanding the gameplay and the scoring, can destroy some of the fun. The second round is always much much better. So this will be part of the rules.
And even if you play this game with everybody knowing it, the second round has a very special link to the first. So the game is only complete if you play the two rounds. Hopefully the gamers out there will do it and hear what the author said.

Friday the 14th of June 2013:
Finishing the game by writing the actual game rule.

Friday the 21th of June 2013: drunk, nothing for this game

Friday the 28th of June 2013:
bgg entry, first graphics

Friday the 5th of July 2013:
The best idea to “force” players to play it two times. In the game there are 10 scoring values. In the first round you only need 5 of them, so you have to play two round to use all of them.

Friday the 12th of July 2013:
Worked on matrial question, artwork issues and idea for using the material and the artwork for a better handling.

Friday the 19th of July 2013:
Preparing for Mallorca

Friday the 26th of July 2013:
Played with peoply from the gaming scene in Mallorca with horrible spanish sweets. Great fun. Decided to make the game release party when friday starts on this earth, means thursday noon in Essen.

Friday the 2nd of August 2013:
Working on the wording of the rules, box text, press text.

Friday the 9th of August 2013:
Searching for the right place on this earth to use it for the game-release-party and found: Fakaofo

Friday the 16th of August 2013:
Showing some artwork to the public

Friday the 23rd of August 2013:
Bought 2300 pieces of sweets for the game-release in Essen

Friday the 30th of August 2013:
Only some blog endtime things

Friday the 6th of September 2013:
Some finishing on the print files for the rules.

Friday the 13th of September 2013:
Only some blog endtime things

Friday the 20th of September 2013:
Only some blog endtime things

Friday the 27th of September 2013:
Writing the first part of the deisgner diary

Friday the 4th of October 2013:
Writing the second part of the deisgner diary

So lieber Henning, kannst du bitte die beiden Teile mal durchlesen und Anmerkungen machen, bevor du was änderst. Möglicherweise ist zwar was gramatikalisch falsch aber dennoch gewollt, wie auch immer. Dann sollten wir nächste Woche das Ding fertig haben. Dies war das viertletzte Mal, dass ich hier schreibe. Noch zwei Mal vor der Messe und dann von der Messe und tschüß…..

27. September 2013

Der fünftletzte Freitag (258)  21:39

So so Guido, du liest hier also regelmäßig, aber warum tauchst du in der Liste nicht auf:

38. Felix Freitag, ach ja du warst immerhin schon beim ersten öffentlichen Test von Futterneid dabei.

39. Holger Fassbender, dann pass auch immer schön auf hier, immerhin darfst du das Spiel ab Donnerstag am Stand erklären

So, mal schauen, ob wir die FünfundFünfzig noch voll kriegen.

Mal einen Ansatz für das Designer’s Diary:

(erstmal schauen, wann ich mit Futterneid angefangen habe)

Futterneid - Mother said: “Don’t play with Food”

Friday the 29th of June 2012:
In my Friday project I needed one more game and tried a different way of inspiration. Just put “Freitag” in google search and look for the 2013th entry. The problem google was not showing 2013 entries. So I decided to go for page Fifteen number Five:
I was to lazy to look at the complete video, but in the overview there was my new game title: “Funny Food”.
No further idea.

Friday the 6th of July 2012:
“Funny Food” together with the idea to play with real food. First: The Idea, you have a number of snacks to play with and the players choose in player order one after another to have a battle with these snacks. Second:Research, means go shopping for snacks (game material)

Friday the 13th of July 2012: nothing for this game

Friday the 20th of July 2012:
- Important: Whatever you win in the game, it is for you, you can eat it
- Very important: the snacks must be sealed, because I’m not happy to eat something that was already in everbodys hand.
- Idea: Calories as VPs

The first “game”: The snacks will be in different cups. The calories are VPs. The players add special bonus markers hidden to the VPs for some changes. In turn order you take some snacks or take some snacks to give them to another player to trade in what the other player has taken. Whatever is in front of you at the start of your turn is safe and you can put it somewhere else.

Strange: This is almost the game as it is published now. For me it was very important to make a very simple, short game with these snacks, so you can play it just as the start of the game evening to distibute the snacks on the table and then play something completely different while eating all these acquired snacks.

Friday the 27th of July 2012: nothing for this game
Friday the 3rd of August 2012: nothing for this game
Friday the 10th of August 2012: nothing for this game
Friday the 16th of August 2012: nothing for this game
Friday the 24th of August 2012: nothing for this game
Friday the 31st of August 2012: nothing for this game
Friday the 7th of September 2012: nothing for this game
Friday the 13th of September 2012: nothing for this game
Friday the 20th of September 2012: nothing for this game

Friday the 27th of September 2012:
OK after some weeks working on the promotion for Copycat I came back to Funny Food.
I added the most important rule to the game: First player takes one snack. The next player take exactely one more as the player before him or steals from another player. The other player is allowed to take one snack from the cups as “replacement” for the stolen snacks.
This is not exactely the same rule in the final game but very near.
It was clear to me that this will not work by now, because there was the possible move for every player just to steal from the person that has taken the last turn and then this game is no fun at all.

I wrote a rule and in that rule there was the change to take exactely one more OR ONE LESS than the player before me. This is the actual existing rule now.

But now the main problem started: The scoring. In this stage everybody wrote down the target snacks he/she wants to have and the difference will be calculated in calories as minus VPs (Losing Points? LPs?!)

Friday the 5th of October 2012:
The first real played game with real snacks:
-12 Tütchen Goldbären mini je 42 kcal
-8 Streifen Fritt Orange je 48 kcal
-3 Riegel Milka Vollnuss je 254 kcal
-8 Knoppers je 137 kcal
-13 Hanuta Mini je 58 kcal
-22 Merci Crocant je 22 kcal

It was a lot of fun. And one more rule for the final game appeared. When the cups are empty the game is not immediately over. Every player just take one snack after another of the last taken snacks an whoever has nothing left (of these) can just steal from others. This rule untested, but I can tell you, it worked.

The last major problem: Two players only stealing from each other and doing nothing else.

Friday the 11th of October 2012:
Only changed the scoring rule. Still very complicated. Unplayed.

Friday the 18th of October 2012:
(no own blog entry, because of essen fair)
The first official open for all game at my stand on Spiel ‘12 in Essen and I won!!!!
Ok the scoring was confusing. I was the only person that understood it and got the most points. Unfair, but I won!!!!

Friday the 26th of October 2012:
I decided to make a version with cards as snacks for two reasons:
1. to find out if the game is still funny (without real snacks)
2. not to be forced to eat so many snacks for each time I will test this game

Friday the 2nd of November 2012:
Still two main problems: The scoring and the Tit for Tat stealing

Friday the 9th of November 2012:
I got a new scoring idea , wrote it down and found out afterwards the the idea creates a broken game.

Friday the 16th of November 2012: nothing for this game

Friday the 23rd of November 2012:
The idea or markers for the snacks to change the value of each sort. Markers of course hidden placement to get hidden information and to avoid kindmaker situations. The first idea was to take these markers as multipliers.
And I calcualted a lot to get the right distribution of markers for different number of player, because with more player there are more markers….

Friday the 30th of November 2012:
Now it is possible to have snacks with nagative VPs and in the rules there was not chance to pass. Added the rule for exiting the game earlier.

Friday the 6th of December 2012:
Wait not a Friday you say. Yes, but in Fiji it was already Friday. I played more often on Fiji-Friday that days and the game realease party starts on Fiji-Friday.
Important rule changes:
- You’re allowed now to steal from the player before you
- You do not get random scoring chips, but a complete set and one random (will be excanged for a “?” later)
- You still look at one stack, but each stack will be shuffled and on marker revealed.

Friday the 14th of December 2012: nothing for this game
Friday the 21st of December 2012: nothing for this game

Friday the 28th of December 2012:
The new title: “Fight for Food”

Friday the 4th of January 2013: nothing for this game. I wrote the desinger’s diary for Copycat

So nun aber genug für heute. Am 4. Januar habe ich dafür Fünf Stunden gebraucht, die habe ich heute nicht mehr. Also nächste Woche den Rest….

20. September 2013

Der zweihundertsiebenundfünfzigste Freitag  12:29

Also es gibt immer noch welche, die sich melden:

35. Steffen Heberle, soso Leserückstand, aber gut noch einer mehr.

36. Simon Reitenbach, dann bis am Donnerstag in Essen

37. Christian Frank, ja nun führt der Name “Christian” und ja es ist verwunderlich, dass sich Christian Hildenbrand nicht gemeldet, weil er ja sonst alles im Netz liest.

So ich habe jetzt zwar meine Tochter vor den Bauch geschnallt und sie schläft, aber konzentriert schreiben kann ich so nicht. So kann ich einfach nicht arbeiten….

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