I've been putting my mind towards creating a board game that covers the events of the Heir to the Crown series. At the moment, it's only designed for two players, but if it works out, it should be easy enough to add additional players. My inspiration for this was an old Avalon Hill game called Kingmaker, in which each player controls a faction of nobles struggling to gain control of the crown.
My game, however, will be quite a bit different. I'll use a map of Merceria broken down into regions, some representing cities, others wilderness areas. The idea is that the players struggle to claim the Kingdom's throne by either a military victory (destroying the other player's armies) or by holding enough nobles to control the Nobles Council (in this case, two-thirds of the nobles' votes)
Even though it uses cards to represent the major characters, players are not restricted to having a particular hero from a specific faction. Thus, for example, the character of Gerald or Beverly could just as easily be employed by the King's side should the player draw the right card.As the game is meant to be enjoyable, it may result in extra characters needing to be created to help balance things out.
I have a very rough draft at the moment but have yet to print out the markers representing the various companies of warriors.
I must admit, though, the map looks fantastic!
Until next time,
Happy reading! (or perhaps I should say happy gaming!)
Paul Bennett, Writer of Epic Fantasy Adventures.