All ‘Mixed Media’ Chickenfoxes:
A little bit of Chickenfox mixed with a little bit of personal news! :)
I want 2017 to be a more colorful year (granted I have a handful of greytoned Inktobers to finish yet – I got a little distracted) and the media experimentation is really fun. This is drawing inks, liquid frisket, goauche, watercolors, acrylic paint in a spray bottle, and brush tipped inking pen.
I ordered a test print of the Chickenfox Derby game, just in time to take it to Geek Girl Con! It arrived the other day and I am really pleased to share it with you now:
Up until now, the Chickenfox game has been a bunch of hand-drawn cards tucked into card sleeves with old bicycle playing cards as support behind them.
Now, the game is one step closer to being real!
I wanted to have a playable set to take to conventions and playtesting nights, and have a reproducible set to reduce the risk of losing any of the original cards. I had to rush to get it printed in time, so this prototype has the original art, enhanced with fresh layout linework and text using a font made from my handwriting. The game also fits in a much smaller box when printed, which is very helpful!
There are a lot of things to tweak; a lot of text, rules, designs, and artwork to finalize, but it’s so satisfying to see the game progressing past a dream and into reality.
In February, I started working on the Chickenfox Game! I’ve been wanting to make a game for a while, and after a weekend with friends in a snowy cabin, the concept started pulling together.
It’s currently in an playable alpha (not yet beta) while I expose it to playtesting and refine the rulebook and wording on the cards.
Here’s the current introduction:
Chickenfox racing clubs from around the island are gathered to compete against each other in the ultimate Chickenfox Derby race.
Chickenfox Derby racing is an intense running sport with high stakes and big rewards. The racers are running as fast as they can, and you are their pace-keeper. Your job is to tell them when to turn so that they can stay on the road as much as possible. But Chickenfoxes aren’t afraid to play dirty. They steal points, force each other off the road, and sabotage whenever they can get away with it.
Each running club has three racers and a shared pool of backup racers that can tag in to help maximize their scores. The club that covers the most ground at the end of the meetup wins!
Experimenting with stone and glass tiles for Chickenfox pushpins and magnets.
These are 1/2″x1/2″ white quartz (I think)
I want to see how they hold up when used by a coworker in my office – I suspect they need an acrylic sealant or some kind of treatment like that to keep the chickenfoxes on there!