So, after years of talking about it, but never really doing any actual game design (apart from some small in-house stuff), I finally decided to just start working and get my gaming work out there. Here's my first official (not first in general) game, which was in part inspired by how standard playing cards are used in Jackson Tegu's Necromancer Shovelfight
What's the game about? It's about a bunch of colonial marines sent into the shit to retrieve some data from a xenomorph-infested derelict ship (as the text itself notes, there's also inspiration from games like Space Hulk and others). It's about tension and adrenaline, about trying to deal with a threat, complete the mission and not kill your comrades in the process.
The game is collaborative, players are all marines, fighting the game. I guess there's also some Battlestar Galactica boardgame influence in there, although it isn't noted.
If you have some time on your hands and want to play a game (two players minimum, (although I believe it can easily be played solo if you're willing to play more marines at once) six maximum), please try this and tell me what you think. We only had one session with my friends and it was fun, but I want some more feedback.
What I'm looking for, specifically:
-any glitches, bugs or broken rules that are not immediately apparent but come up in play?
-are any of the marines overpowered compared to the others?
-is the game too easy or too hard based on how many players are there?
-simply, did you have fun? was it worthwhile playing? what did you like?
-places where the rules are not phrased well or incomprehensible
Here's the Mediafire link.
One file contains the rules, the other contains the "character cards" and tokens you can use for the game.
What you'll need:
-the above files
-a deck of playing cards with two jokers
-at least one d6
-some minis or tokens to distinguish player characters (currently not included)
-two paperclips for each player*
*The paperclip thing is a gimmick I stole from John Harper, you can play without it by noting your Adrenaline and Wound levels with a pencil or something.