-Added small bonus to goals for each “1” they require
-Added 1VP to all dice goals (should make smaller ones more valuable relative to big ones)
-Angelfish “1” ability now creates a wild angelfish
-Angelfish “1” ability now triggers exploration points
-Anglerfish 1 ability now gives 2VP and a new fish rather than the regular enemy rewards
-Weekly challenge is now 6 rounds (was 8)
-If you have full artifacts, you can play on a space with an artifact and discard it for 1VP
-You can now use a wild die for the Split Pair artifact
-Digging up coral always sets the new fish to wild
-Killing a monster with a full pool now spends the dice before getting rewards
-Rerolling when discarding an artifact no longer costs 1 sun (Fixed bug)
-Clownfish 1’s no longer cost sunlight to place
-Dice cup now rolls a new die of the chosen type
-Enemies now update their path decisions when you check them or when they move
-Placement matches no longer adjust your leaderboard rank
-Main menu school is now whatever school you last played with
-Added clarification text to monster tooltip
-Max rank from placement match is now whatever the #10 spot on the leaderboard for that school is (defaults to 10 if you never check the relevant leaderboard)
-Disabled saving in placement match (You can now press ESC to set your rank whenever you want to)
-Added code to try to detect unsupported resolutions (5:4, 4:3) and switch to 1280×720
-Fixed achieved Blue Tang achivement being colored in
-Regroup button changes to “End Game” on the last turn
-Fixed dice clatter sound being played twice on regroup
-Fixed angler fish goals not accepting angler fish
-Fixed Regroup 7 fish quest
-Wilds can now match anything as a pair to fight piranhas
-Wilds can now be played on any space (even next to a 2 and a 5 for example)
-You can no longer play ANY octopus on an 8 goal
-X-Marks space will no longer reappear in the same spot at the start of the next round
-Fixed quests not resetting after being rewarded
-Fixed rank total counting locked races
-Fixed buff two artifact to work like normal “+” for now (may try to let you get non-on-this-die pip values later)
-Added prompt to ask whether you want to sacrifice the rest of the artifact if you right click after playing part of it (like with Buff Two)
-Removed sunlight gained from gaining more than 16 fish in your tide pool
-Fixed being able to play 1s next to 8 (from octopi) on the board
-Removed ability to dig up coral and then slither off with eel
-Made enemies spawn quicker above rank 20 and in the Weekly Challenge
-Fixed a bug with gaining an artifact with an eel with no empty holders
-Fixed some typos
Have plans for a few gameplay tweaks for Saturday (when the Weekly Challenge changes over) so stay tuned for that!
I’ve added tablet mode to Militia in settings! Now’s your chance windows tablet users to sit back and slay some orcs. You can also toggle the threatened indicators in there.
Secondly, I’ve added a hardcore mode to Solar Settlers. It’s on the beta now (To access the beta right click Solar Settlers in your Steam Library -> Properties -> Betas then enter “solarsettlersbeta” -> Click Check Code -> Select in Dropdown -> Restart Steam).
The changes are:
Colonists now cost 2 oxygen per turn.
You start with 5 oxygen.
You gain 1 oxygen of production for each settled colonist (but no more than the # of active colonists)
The idea is to lower the number of active colonists on the board at very high ranks, encourage more early settling and to reduce match playtime. We’ll see how it goes! Lots of discussion about the design is going on on the discord if you wanna join in.
Lastly I just wanna give a huge THANK YOU to everybody who has joined the BrainGoodGames community over the last little while. It has been by far the most sucessful week ever for BrainGoodGames, and I’m just thrilled and inspired that I get to keep making them. You guys rock!
Note: To access Hardcore Mode press the up arrow on your keyboard ten times on the main menu.
The Militia 1.15 (“Threatening Enemies”) Update is Live on Steam!
-Added threatened unit indicators (they show which enemies can attack you when you move)
-Enemies now can only make moves that were available at the start of the enemies turn
-Fixed rare bug with getting two floor clear popups at once
-Fixed fullscreen toggle check mark not showing up
-Added Main Menu/Play Again buttons on end screen
-Fixed bug with entering placement match from the Learn screen
The Axes and Acres 1.07 (“20/20 Vision”) Update is Live on Steam!
-Fixed text to be vector-scaled so it doesn’t look as blurry at higher resolutions
-Fixed buildings not giving VPs in the tutorial
Patch 1.05 is live on Steam! It features a ton of balance tweaks and quality of life reworks, as well as a big leaderboard update and a second major end-game win condition in the Castle! Go forth and spread your buildings far and wide, and bask in the grandeur of your kingdom.
Balance Changes: -Chopped trees give 3 wood (from 2)
-Barbarians don’t walk on bridges at all
-Gives 1VP/Worker die on construction
-Royalty VP face gives 1VP/5 player buildings
-Town hall card now gives 1VP/7 resources (from 1VP/6)
-Farms give 6/5/4/3 food, and are depleted at 3 rather than 2 (still gives 1 wood)
-Hunter’s Hut card “Move 2” -> “Move 5”
-Hunter’s Hut Spawn Rabbit ability now spawns a Rabbit within 3-4 spaces of a Hunter’s Hut (previously within 6-8 of a Home space)
-Killing Barbarian Spawners now gives 1VP
-Have a Church VPs: 4->5
-Have 2 Woodsmen VPs: 4->5
-Have 2 Masons VPs: 6->7
-Have 5 Roads VPs: 5->6
-Have 3 Farms: 7 -> Have 2 Farms: 5
-Added new ability to reroll “action objective” with Crusade face
-Fixed issue with Lumberyard Card (“Work then set to Gather”) rerolling die on board
-Reworked first phase scaling to cap out at 18 points (from 17)
Bugs/Quality of Life
-Added “Current BGG Update” link to Main Menu
-Added save corruption support
-High scores separated into two tables (“Current” and “All Time”)
-Rank updates on both tables when you win or lose, but “All Time” rank will never go down
-Top players page will show your global ranking
-Fixed a bug where quit popup would open multiple times if ESC was pressed again
-“Learn 0/3” text disabled if you’re past rank 1
-Fixed a bug where barbarian spawners would crash the game if there was no room to make a new one
As always, thank you so much for your help and support. Special thanks to Allan, Kenbutsu and K-Rez for awesome balance feedback, and to Gutsman and doiron5 on the Steam forums for submitting bug reports.
Leave a comment below or shoot me an email at email@example.com with your thoughts and feedback. I’d love to hear it! Onwards and upwards!
So excited to hear what you guys think of this one. As always, thank you so much for the support.
More cards and modes to come, and by all means join us for the launch event tonight at 6PM EST!
You are the legendary Minos Strategos (general of the ancient city of Minos)! Command the defenders of the temple by harnessing the power of specific battle formations to push back the Minotaur hordes. Minos Strategos is a quick single-player strategy game with a focus on elegance and clarity.
Tomorrow we’ll be unveiling a brand-new “Draft” mode (a-la the Hearthstone arena) for Minos Strategos.
So Friday, January 27th (tomorrow, launch day) at 6PM EST we’ll be doing a 1 hour race to see who can achieve the highest rank in the brand new “draft” mode! You can win a BGG Steam key of their choice (with potential for hidden bonus prizes). There will be at least one bonus prize for streamers who don’t want to compete in the race!
Hope to see you all there/then!!
Entrants should hop on the discord (link below) near the starting time to indicate they wanna participate!