Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Presenting Eminent Domain: Microcosm

Some of you reading this may actually follow my blog on occasion... and of those, some may have seen some posts I made on my attempt at a microgame, MicroCiv.Well, the news is that I developed MicroCiv, set it in the Eminent Domain universe, got some sweet art and graphic design done by the very talented Ariel Seoane, and long story short (too late...), I present:

Eminent Domain: Microcosm
The galaxy just got a whole lot smaller...

Two mighty empires are about to collide. Play your cards right and become the ultimate ruler of this microcosm!

Eminent Domain: Microcosm is a quick-playing two-player card game which brings you all the thrill of building a space empire in just 15-20 minutes. Each turn you take a card into your hand from the supply, then you either play a card and carry out its instructions, or pick up your discard pile to refill your hand. Each card also has a scoring condition on it, and to win you'll want to maximize those conditions.

As in the grandfather game Eminent Domain, actions you take can be "boosted" by revealing other cards sharing the same icon. Colonize and attack planets, do research, and take advantage of politics to score the most influence by the end of the game!

That's right, apparently all I can do is design Eminent Domain over and over again :)

I will have a final art prototype copy (or two) of Microcosm with me in the TMG Demo Room at GenCon this week, so if you want to check it out, swing by and challenge me to a game!


Matt Worden said...

Pretty cool stuff, Seth. Unfortunately, I won't be at GenCon to try it out ... but I'll look forward to seeing it available for purchase! :-)

Scurra said...

Hey, it works for Uwe Rosenberg and Reiner Knizia, so why not you?

Benjamin said...


Anonymous said...

I saw some videos from people that saw it on GenCon. It looks great! It seems that it is mostly complete (art and even proofs on you, right?). When can we expect the Kickstarter?

Seth Jaffee said...

Microcosm is slated to be on Kickstarter after Bomb Squad is done.

MK said...

Nice, good to know things are going forward!

I do not know if it is possible, but could we have a PnP updated? I do not need the final images for retail, but I would appreciate if you updated the planets and technologies so that they become cards.

I messed up when trying to make the double sided small tile (they are so small that my thick fingers cannot tape them nicely).

Seth Jaffee said...

MK - There will be a PnP available a little closer to the Kickstarter project.

I've got some tweaks I want to make to some values, so I might as well have that done first.