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Metrofinál: Updated Beta

September 16, 2012

Some folks were asking about this so here they are: the updated beta documents for Metrofinál.

This is probably the last update for the beta version. The next update will be in preparation for a final release of some kind, assuming I figure out some way to make that work.

In my mind, this game is pretty difficult to turn into a commercial product, given the fact that you’re meant to write on all the materials, and I haven’t yet figured out a way to remove that part of the game and still preserve the elements that are important to me. Maybe someday!

Metrofinál: New Cover Sketch

January 2, 2012

Metrofinál [Beta] Released

November 5, 2011

I wrote the first draft of this game in 2006, so I can’t tell you how excited I am that — five years later — it’s finally ready to share with other folks. I don’t think there’s anything out there that provides a play experience quite like it. Enjoy!

The Play Materials

Metrofinál Game Board (8.5×14″, single-sided)
Metrofinál Rules (booklet)
Metrofinál Character/Station Cards (8.5×11″, double-sided)

Other Stuff

I’m also working to compile a set of playtest notes based on my own play — though I’ve only played this version once and that was not even exactly the same as the beta — things that are more advice than rules and will eventually be worked more fully into the text in a future gamma version. That’ll be posted at some point and kept regularly updated, especially because there’s no promise on when any gamma version of this will be released. The beta took me five years! My design philosophy is to work on stuff when I’m inspired to do so, which can require a fair bit of patience. BUT! This version works pretty great as it stands, and I hope folks really get something out of it.