Chess the Gathering (the working title; the prototype)

A Misfits Attic prototype game as seen on Joystiq >_>

From the makers of A Virus Named TOM comes a prototype seen only on YouTube inspired by Magic: the Gathering, Dungeon Crawlers, and board games of yore.

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Instructions on How to Play

Known Issues & Release Notes

Subreddit

Please fix the background of the game page

Sorry, so you want the BG (the chessboard) to not scroll as you scroll the page?

Yes. I see the [wagon-wheel effect](http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wagon-wheel_effect) while scrolling. That's very irritating.

#####	 ######	 ####	 [**Wagon-wheel effect**](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wagon-wheel%20effect): [](#sfw) --- > >The __wagon-wheel effect__ (alternatively, __stagecoach-wheel effect__, __stroboscopic effect__) is an [optical illusion](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optical_illusion) in which a [spoked](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spoke) [wheel](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheel) appears to rotate differently from its true rotation. The wheel can appear to rotate more slowly than the true rotation, it can appear stationary, or it can appear to rotate in the opposite direction from the true rotation. This last form of the effect is sometimes called the __reverse rotation effect__. >The wagon-wheel effect is most often seen in [film](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film) or [television](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Television) depictions of stagecoaches or wagons in [Western movies](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_movie), although recordings of any regularly spoked wheel will show it, such as [helicopter](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helicopter) rotors and [aircraft](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aircraft) [propellers](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Propeller). In these recorded media, the effect is a result of [temporal aliasing](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temporal_aliasing). It can also commonly be seen when a rotating wheel is illuminated by flickering light. These forms of the effect are known as [stroboscopic](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stroboscope) effects: the original smooth rotation of the wheel is visible only intermittently. A version of the wagon-wheel effect can also be seen under continuous illumination. >==== >[**Image**](https://i.imgur.com/gFdhkP4.jpg) [^(i)](https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Propeller_strobe.ogv) - *Propeller of a Bombardier Q400 taken with a digital camera showing the stroboscopic effect* --- ^Interesting: [^Stroboscopic ^effect](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stroboscopic_effect) ^| [^Wheel](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheel) ^| [^Strobe ^light](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strobe_light) ^| [^List ^of ^optical ^illusions](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_optical_illusions) ^Parent ^commenter ^can [^toggle ^NSFW](http://www.np.reddit.com/message/compose?to=autowikibot&subject=AutoWikibot NSFW toggle&message=%2Btoggle-nsfw+ck1aam6) ^or[](#or) [^delete](http://www.np.reddit.com/message/compose?to=autowikibot&subject=AutoWikibot Deletion&message=%2Bdelete+ck1aam6)^. ^Will ^also ^delete ^on ^comment ^score ^of ^-1 ^or ^less. ^| [^(FAQs)](http://www.np.reddit.com/r/autowikibot/wiki/index) ^| [^Mods](http://www.np.reddit.com/r/autowikibot/comments/1x013o/for_moderators_switches_commands_and_css/) ^| [^Magic ^Words](http://www.np.reddit.com/r/autowikibot/comments/1ux484/ask_wikibot/)

We're temporarily out of Keys (Chess the Gathering)

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When will be available again, Can't access the link.

Should be back up! Try again :)

New video: adjusting piece values and casting more board

These are great points. This is why instead of thinking of these as an evolution of the rules I'm thinking of it as a different mode of play. The current version is a bunch of fun IMHO and one of the things people love about it is the dramatic swings and that it's not as intimidating or as slow as chess. I definitely don't want to lose that. You're right about knowing possibilities and planning based on risk/reward. The current ruleset definitely has strategy. We can definitely add in the. We cards, and maybe even try to push some of the adjustments into it (like the queen cost) but I'd like to leave it as is for now and see how the new ruleset plays. Yeah, maybe we'll focus on the asynchronous for now to get some games goo in then add in the new ruleset. It's a bit of work to get asych working but it'll be cool to have it in. Anything to get more games going :) Thanks so much for the feedback!

Oh, and I forgot to answer the mana limit Q. I'd have to play some of the original rules, but don't plan on updating the queen cost on that yet. For the tactical ruleset I don't really have a mana limit ATM since you don't tend to accrue as fast so it hasn't been an issue yet. Generally once you have mana you spend it, I doubt you'd go over 8 but who knows...;)

Good to know. I'm looking forward to any updates to the game

Asynchronous play?

Chess the Gathering: a more tactical ruleset

Check out the Fan made Chess the Gathering cards :)

Let us know what you think!

New Rule Idea: Pushing "Line of Sight" Further

That seems to be the "quick poll" consensus of the other devs as well. I'm going to play it some the new & old way with the paper prototype and evaluate. Wish it were easy to have multiple rule variations for you to try. Maybe we can if we make a print & play version :)

What about having both rules? Like, selecting a slow game or a fast game, kind of thing.

That's been suggested too. While I usually don't like to branch the game into modes at this point, it's not a bad idea. Then those that love a deterministic, strategic, and therefore slow game can have their cake, and so can those looking for something faster and more friendly to less core strategy gamers...

Has anyone tried the new build of Chess the Gathering? (v0.11)

I got 2 things, one just a minor graphical bug w/ AI and the other is kinda game breaking.. [The brick just sat there](http://imgur.com/2FnawsS) flashing, AI's color, never was in play. Then late game i was down to where i had 3 cards left, and i wasnt drawing any cards, so i couldnt place anything to help me win. It kept popping up saying "you cant have more than 7 cards in your hand" when i had none...

Thanks! I added them to our bug list. Think we're gonna push out some fixes next week.

Update: new Single Player/AI (version 0.11)

Come play the devs in CTG, or just watch the stream (now-ish)

Stream of us all playing CTG last night :)

Thanks to all who came out!

Features you want to see in CTG?

Telling you when it's your turn and also a reminder if you forgot to skip placing a card. I forget sometimes I'm so focused on moving sometimes. Really glad you've played with friends! I'll PM/DM you to see if you want to be more involved with playtesting updates :) Thanks for the resizable window tip! I'll see if it screws up the positioning of the cards etc, though if it does I'm sure we can fix.

Mac and Linux versions! Unity now publishes to both those platforms.

We will do this, I just figured during early dev it was easiest to deal with a single platform.