Multiverse: Cosmic Conquest™ is a strategy card game in which you battle for the conquest of the galaxy. Your deck of cards represents your arsenal of weapons, containing spaceships you send to explore the galaxy, creatures you summon to fight for you, and actions you take to achieve all kinds of goals. Games are played by two or more players, each of whom has a customized deck of Multiverse: Cosmic Conquest cards. Each player starts the game on their home planet. When you conquer your opponent’s home planet, or gain control of over half the galaxy, you win!

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Multiverse: Cosmic Conquest is a unique game that combines elements of traditional TCGs with a game board, the "galaxy", which is unique every game and is explored slowly by the players during the game. After the finalization of the rules of the game, the release of the playtest version of the game on OCTGN virtual tabletop, and the release of the tutorial series on how to play the game, the team has moved on to designing all the races, their costumes, technology, etc

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First, let's talk about some news: Multiverse: Cosmic Conquest is now playable in its playtest environment on OCTGN virtual tabletop! We've finished releasing the tutorial series of videos explaining the rules of the game and how to install and play it on your PC.

Here's the latest video, showing how to download, install, and start playing the game:

Now that we've finalized the cards in the game and released the online playtest version, the team has moved onto the next step in the development process: illustrating the cards. However, before starting to draw the final art, we need to come up with designs for all the races, spaceships, buildings and technology they all have.

This blog focuses on the Daran race.

a turn-around of a Daran creature, naked

The Darans have a very technologically developed society. They have many scientists and inventors that actively explore and learn about the galaxy. They aren't skilled fighters, so they create shields for their ships and buildings to protect themselves. They focus on thinking strategically, looking at the bigger picture, but aren't great at on-the-spot tactical decisions.

Daran Standard Uniform

The standard Daran soldier uniform includes tough polycarbonate body armor designed for absorbing small laser blasts, and fire-resistant rubber sleeves that protect the Daran's soft tentacles from puncturing and slashing injuries caused by explosions and the resulting splinters.

Daran Officer Design

Daran Engineer Design

This uniform is adaptable for outer space use with an addition of a helmet and air containers, meanwhile, high-ranking officers may attach ceremonial capes to it during formal meetings.

Along with the aliens themselves, we've been brainstorming ideas for ship and equipment design.

Daran Ship Design 1

Daran ships have large glass cockpits, sometimes multiple floors high, to better admire the surroundings.
They generally have very rounded edges, to make them more aerodynamic when flying in the atmosphere. Many of them are designed to dive underwater since Darans prefer living under the surface.
This model has a paralyzing laser gun mounted at the top for defense against attacking ships.

Daran Ship Sketches 2

The light cruiser at the top is equipped with two Barumian range weapons for repelling asteroids and small opposing threats.

The stealth lugger at the bottom is equipped with a cloaking device that masks it from enemy sensors when flying in empty space.Daran Ship Sketches 3

These two models are designed for very specific uses:
The top ship is a two-person pod, storable aboard larger ships. It's used to gather samples of asteroids and other debris to bring back to the ship for analysis.

The bottom ship is equipped with two powerful magnetic shield generators and a tractor beam aimed at immobilizing enemy ships before they have a chance to attack.

What do you think of these designs?

You can play the online beta version of Multiverse: Cosmic Conquest for free!
Just sign up to www.tokartsmedia.com and join our weekly beginner tournaments in this thread: Tokartsmedia.com

If you're new to the game and don't know how to play, learn about the rules of the game in this video tutorial series: Buff.ly
You can also read the rulebook for the game here: Buff.ly

Thanks for reading this development blog. Here's something extra:Geocor Sketches

These are the original concepts for the race of rock aliens called Geocors. They are great in combat, powerful, durable, are good builders, but they're slow and clumsy with technology.

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