We're going to make a dilemma!
So what's the next step? Well, we could take a vote to decide if we're going to do a planet, space or dual dilemma. Or we could look for storyline moments we want to capture and vote on those. But we're going to use a "function over form" approach to this card; in other words, we're going to figure out what it does before we decide what the story behind it is.
So what we're looking for this time is a card concept. A card concept is a brief (think one sentence or less) description of what the card we're making is going to do. A good card concept is clear, concise, and doesn't have anything to do with story.
For example, take a look at the card Sympathetic Magic. A good concept for this card might have been "a planet dilemma that damages a ship." It defines what the dilemma is going to do without worrying about how it's going to do it.
A bad concept would be "From the episode Catspaw, when Sylvia uses her power to threaten the Enterprise, either the ship is damaged or the crew is stopped." This is way too tied to the storyline and too specific about how it will work; there needs to be room to evolve as the card is tested.
Now look at Inferiority. I first pitched this card to Brad as "Endangered on a dilemma." Sometimes it's good to take an old card and give it a new spin. This is a good concept because it does just that - gives a frame of reference and a way to make it new.
So this is what we're looking for: a concept for our new dilemma. And we want you to send your concepts in. Here's how it will work:
- Any registered user can participate.
- You can send up to three (3) different concepts in, but all three must be sent at the same time.
- They must be sent as a private message on these forums to Administrator and must be received before MIDNIGHT (server time) on Sunday, February 24th, 2008.
- Your PM must also include your real name.
- Should multiple people submit the same (or nearly identical) concepts, only the first person to submit the concept will get credit for the submission.
Once we get all your concepts, the design team will review them and decide on ten (10) of the best to be presented to you, the community, who will vote on the concept we'll go with. Be patient, though - it will probably take us some time to go through all the ideas!
Well, enough from me. It's time to get cracking on this! Anyone is eligible to submit their ideas, unless they're a member of a current design team (you know who you are). Feel free to use this thread to refine ideas, ask for help, and speculate on what would be fun. (It's okay if you go off topic and talk about cool storyline or other things like that - just don't include them in your concepts!)
Best of luck!
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