Page 1 of 1

Harder Than Granite 2013 winner is...

PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:22 pm
by Rob Lang
Heist Aces by Fred Bednarski

Congratulations, Fred. It's a cracking game. He has the Amazon voucher (and hopefully blown it by now).

Well done to all the entrants, the competition was stiff. It was a difficult choice between Heist Aces and Flask Full of Gasoline, the lack of numbers being the clincher. Honorable mention to Geoff Lamb who entered FOUR games.

Blog Post

So, that was too easy for you, eh? WANT A CHALLENGE, EH?

Re: Harder Than Granite 2013 winner is...

PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:31 pm
by Chainsaw Aardvark
Let me also applaud all the entrants for their varied and intriguing attempts at making a game under harsh conditions. Heist Aces was one of the ones I gravitated to first, but I restrained myself as I felt I should read them in alphabetical order so each got an equal chance, rather than just jump to the flash. My patience was well rewarded.

To keep with the small format, I tried to keep all my reviews to four lines and a paragraph about the game. As such I can share all twenty reviews in six pages via this document: Aardvark's Harder Than Granite Reviews. I hope all of you, now unconfined by the contest, continue to develop these wonderful crystals of design into polished gems of gaming.

Congratulations Fred Bednarski, it was a tough race and you made it through.

Re: Harder Than Granite 2013 winner is...

PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:58 pm
by madunkieg
I love that Heist Aces was a game about a little-covered genre within roleplaying. A heist can be done by any RPG, but it usually only appears in cyberpunk games. Heist Aces can be adapted to any sort of setting (high fantasy, far future, or modern), but is firmly entrenched in the concepts and personalities associated with the heist.

The only thing I don't see is the character that swoops in to save the group in the event that the entire group gets captured.

Anyways, congrats Fred!

Re: Harder Than Granite 2013 winner is...

PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:25 am
by Onix
Congrats Fred, good work!

Re: Harder Than Granite 2013 winner is...

PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:53 pm
by koipond
Congratulations!

Re: Harder Than Granite 2013 winner is...

PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:35 pm
by Dyson Logos
Rock on!

I'm proud of my placement, because I knew after I finished it that I couldn't win because I violated the "no numbers" rule.

Although the BEST REVIEW EVAR is "Numbers, more than one pocketmod, and encourages alcohol abuse as well as possible arson. By all means, this should be disqualified from winning, but I do need to mention that this gets into my list of favorites."

And screw "possible" arson. Loser HAS to burn something down!

Re: Harder Than Granite 2013 winner is...

PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:49 pm
by catty_big
Gratz Fred!

Re: Harder Than Granite 2013 winner is...

PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:00 pm
by GSLamb
Well done, Fred!

Re: Harder Than Granite 2013 winner is...

PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:44 pm
by Anastylos
Well done Fred, congratulations.

Unfortunatly my third idea never got finished, but I am using it for a new roleplaying game with numbers and dices and stuff :mrgreen: Never liked the no numbers rule so I am glad I can get rid of it :razz:

Re: Harder Than Granite 2013 winner is...

PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:54 pm
by CarpeGuitarrem
Congrats! (Belated, but y'know.)

This was a great experience for me, and quite the challenge. Being forced to use no numbers already forced me to a bit of an innovation that I'm recycling for another game. :mrgreen: