We've been hard at work at Castle, trying to tune up the expansion for release. We got some good stuff going on now. I decided to go back and re-address the art, especially for the races. I thought I would give you all, my faithful, first crack at seeing some of it in the wild. For those of you who have no idea what I am talking about, the expansion for Portable Galactic Empire is imminent. It will include (very likely, but possibly subject to change) an expansion deck of Intrigue cards, a set of player race cards, a set of tiles that may be used as resource counters, an instruction sheet, and two more of "the worlds smallest dice". But the dice are red, to go with the influence red colour.
And btw, there not the smallest dice in the world. Those would be the tiny d6 included in the "Pirates of ..." card pack games. Those dice are like 3mm.
First up, one of the off the wall races:
The echandii are descendant of some form of space faring crab or lobster. They have an exoskeleton that makes them very hardy. They have traditionally ignored both human factions, though lately they have begun entering into technology exchanges with the U.E.P. in order to achieve the upper hand in their centuries long conflict with the Dor Un Dos. They, however, have a very large and well respected merchant marine. This means that they have influence with all of the races in galaxy.
In the game the Echandii are a beginner race. This race should be given to a player with little experience in the game.
We should also be producing a new fancy die to add to your collection - the Influence/Government die. When I have pictures of the prototype, they'll get posted.
Oh, hay, if you forgot, Castle Games Inc. is here.