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A custom a day: A theoretical challenge

Posted March 13th, 2019 at 07:00 PM by flameslayer93
Here’s an interesting thought that popped into my head last night as I was trying to sleep:

Create 1 custom unit a day for X amount of time. A month, a season, a year. I wouldn’t have to actually purchase the figures used for the design, but it could be an interesting way to get many figures that are sitting around used if I had them.

Today, with a clearer mind, I realize that actually going through with this is quite difficult. Although, what may not be as difficult is averaging 1 custom unit a day. Thinking of the sheer number of designs sitting on MSE on my laptop, both ones that I’ve “released” in the Wave format and those that haven’t been (many many many more), I’d say that it might not be too difficult to average a custom a day, or even every other day. When I designed or chose existing customs from my old “block” of customs, I found it was easy to do a bunch at a time, coming back to add polish later.

Another part of my designs was the reimplentation of glyphs (both Power and Treasure), and Destructible Objects (primarily for scenario play). So, to amend the challenge I’d likely allow any type of custom to count in the “Custom a Day” challenge. Perhaps even including map and new scenario designs, as those do take quite a bit of time to create.

I’ve no idea if any of this is really feasible, and any designs made would need to be taken with a grain of salt. Most would likely be somewhat imbalanced, or a rules mess. Barring those concerns, the concern of actual playability would likely come into question. But, as an expiriment, and just as a fun way to pass time, I can see some value in it. And if I decided to return to the designs one day to add polish, that’s also wonderful.
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BiggaBullfrog's Avatar
So like NaNoWriMo for customs? I like it! I think it would be really cool to have an "event" or something for this on the forums to see what customs people come up with throughout a month.
Posted March 15th, 2019 at 09:39 AM by BiggaBullfrog BiggaBullfrog is offline
superfrog's Avatar
I used to have a notebook that I'd just fill up with custom ideas. One after the other. I never really tested them or anything, but it was such a fun exercise.
Posted March 15th, 2019 at 11:53 AM by superfrog superfrog is offline
flameslayer93's Avatar
I’ve been actually doing it, as has LoveElemental. I did 4 customs the first day (the 13th), but that’s because I got the ball rolling. We might do a game where only the customs made are legal.
Posted March 15th, 2019 at 01:03 PM by flameslayer93 flameslayer93 is offline
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