Suzerains and Vassals
Suzerains and Vassals is currently in the early stages of playtesting. After more tests I will want to commission some artwork for the game and produce a prototype.
The game was inspired by my comprehensive exam reading in Old Testament as I pondered the relationships between greater and smaller kingdoms in the ancient Near East. My primary interest in designing this game has been to reproduce those relationships and especially the kinds of choices available to kings in that age. Just as there are many philosophies about how to exist as a kingdom in a world of kingdoms, there will also be various paths to victory. However, any path taken will be subject to the will and might of surrounding kingdoms, some of which are bound to have competing interests.