After playing RPG’s and Boardgames for some 30 years I have never sat down and written more than a few Adventures for Dungeon and Dragons or Call of Cthulhu but our Gaming Group has recently been discussing Game Design. So after playing so many games and been delighted and disappointed along the way, I have decided to throw my hat into the ring and design a Euro Style Game.
The basic idea is the players are leaders of wealthy families in a Roman Britain town and they use their money and influence to control the trade and leadership of the town. There will be a Market in the Game which will allow the players to refine and produce goods from the raw materials and then sell them on to far away markets in the Roman World. They will also be able to control other offices in the Town like Captain of the Town Guard, Leader of the Town Council, etc.
Many ideas will come and go but I am hoping to keep the basic idea from above in the game design. Here is my first whiteboard design of the main board: