Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on June 16th, 2011 at 2:37 pm
Reporter Name: Jene-Paul
Event Date: Monday, June 13, 2011
How many people showed up? About 15
Met at Fool’s place to brainstorm board game ideas based on the DIY foundation of using a PBOT bicycling map as a readily-available playing board. Game play was noisily hashed out involving movement (roll dice), goals (collect locations), hazards and bonuses. After creating a set of basic action cards, these were refined in real-time during a trial run game session on the Sharpie-annotated board, adding notes to the cards about penalties or benefits, etc.
PBR & donuts were available to help the creative process. This may have been a factor in results like: Draw the BonB card (Breakfast on the Bridges) and your marker is transported to the Hawthorne or Steel Bridge; get the Police card and you receive a free ride downtown – unless you are at the Zoobomb! location, where you lose one turn & get a citation; the flying saucer card teleports you to a location drawn at random; a Rain! card costs one movement count while putting on rain gear, a Burrito! card is worth another turn, a Courteous Driver! cancels out a Road Rage! card, etc.
This went on for nearly three hours, then wound down as people departed to join up on evening Pedalpalooza rides or left for more mundane reasons.Email This Post