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ODAM Publishing is a company that creates inspiring, high quality table top games that anyone can enjoy. Founded by life-long gamers who were dissatisfied with what the marketplace offered, ODAM Publishing strives to deliver a unique table top experience that any gamer would be excited about. 

January 25, 2018

Laruna: Age of Kingdoms "Pacing"

This tweak is all about pacing. Pacing may not seem like a very exciting subject when talking about a new game, but it is very important. Ever play a video game that takes a ridiculous number of hours to get to a point that you actually feel is enjoyable? Yea, well just imagine playing a board game that takes too long to get to your turn or where you have to wait for a long time just to get to the fun stuff. Not a good thing.

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January 18, 2018

Laruna: Age of Kingdoms - "Complexity"

So once you go down the rabbit hole of a heavy, strategic game like LAOK you run the risk of losing sight of the forest for the trees. What I mean by this is that a game of this nature is inherently more complicated than many types of board games people play, thus we allow for much more strain of thought on the player than would normally be desirable for a board game. After all, tactical and strategic thinking is what a fun 4x game is all about. Well, that and the devious laughter when you betray an ally. Or the cheering when you finally Sack another players kingdom. Or the heart crushing feeling of someone playing a spell you didn’t account for. Anyway, you get the idea.

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January 17, 2018

Laruna: Age of Kingdoms "Tweaks & Balance"

We’ve reached the “tweak” stage. This is the point where the team feels all the concepts, main mechanisms and designs of the game have reached their final form. What this usually means is that the game from top to bottom is about 90% of the way complete. From here on out it’s all about making tweaks to reach a sort of balance. This is not to say that certain mechanisms won’t change, but the changes made will be less sweeping or dramatic, and more to hone in on specific needs.

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