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August 11th, 2016

So it's about time our world of creatures and things got exposed to the greater earth ( you know; the place we all live in!)

With the Hewns.com website going live, the galactic cat is finally out of the bag!

We have been working on various elements of this "world" for quite a while - and most of that energy has been going into producing a boardgame which represents a specific place and time in the Hewns greater universe.

I suppose we could have produced an app; or produced a book or tried our hand at expressing ourselves in so many ways, but because I genuinely enjoy boardgames and they way they interact with people and bring interaction between people, we have gone with the boardgame.

the Drump card. Drumps can be very useful with technologies!
the Drump card. Drumps can be very useful with technologies!
Nanabites are fantastic creatures for repairing; and for auctions! Here two of them are available!
Nanabites are fantastic creatures for repairing; and for auctions! Here two of them are available!
Four nanabites can be game changing!
Four nanabites can be game changing!
We wanted a game in which:
  • The players could have amazing but different miniatures (Hewns.) Specifically though, we wanted those Hewn miniatures to be able to hold things. In other words, the Hewn miniatures should have things like compartments and spaces which enable the players to upgrade their individual Hewns with technologies and other things. Those spaces specifically include the Substract that Hewns are searching for on the planet surface.
  • Unlike some games systems which restrict ownership of various creatures just to one team or faction, we wanted all players to have a chance to get any of the miniatures or technologies of the game. So we devised an auction system that allow players to bid for new Hewns and technologies each round.
  • We wanted the game board to lay out differently each time, so we designed a modular system that generates thousands and thousands of different game layouts!

Anyway, in our next blog we'll get into a number of other important features of our design as well as some of the strange and wonderful things of this universe....see you then!