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GALACTIC DOMINATION - THE SPACE EMPIRE STRATEGY BOARD GAME OF INTERSTELLAR SUPREMACY IN A FUTURE UNIVERSE (not to be confused with any other game of same name that have appeared over past 3 years - I might change name of my GD so as to have a name that is not also used by other games)

GREETINGS IN OCTOBER 2008!!
I have been distracted by other things for the past year, but now I'm back to do more with GD. This month will actually see new stuff being added for downloading.

PAST NEWS
November 2007 added a review of Jack McDevitt's 'Seeker' (actually written quite a while ago) that is on SF REVIEWS Page, and an article on his "Hutchiverse' novels, that is on ARTICLES Page.

2006:
On Download Page - have eliminated several components files - as their contents put into 2 "Consolidated" files.

Another new addition - a Guestbook - go to Miscellaneous page.

NEW ADDITIONS - DESIGNER NOTEBOOK (THIS IS A 1.8 MB FILE - GO TO DESIGNER PAGE TO DOWNLOAD, AND FAQ2 FILE - FAQ PAGE.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: GO TO FAQ PAGE FOR SPECIAL LATEST DOWNLOADS - FAQ FILE AND GD CARD & COUNTERS SUBSTITUTION FILE

SPECIAL NOTES
THIS IS A FREE DOWNLOADABLE GAME - NOTE THAT IT IS FAIRLY BIG.

HOWEVER, IF YOU THINK THAT FOR YOU TO PRINT A 55 PAGE RULEBOOK (& SOME OTHER ITEMS) IS A LOT OF EFFORT - IT IS MINISCULE COMPARED WITH TIME AND EFFORT IT TOOK ME TO CREATE THOSE PAGES.

It should only take you about 1/4 hour (less if have very reliable printer).

I myself have a poxy HP640C - which I wouldn't risk printing more than 1/2 a dozen pages at a time on - due to risk of print error.

There are ways to reduce the quantity of printing - if have a laptop, could have Abridged Rules on it; similarly if where playing game a standard PC is available.

Also it is possible to substitute tables one rolls on for some cards - details will be posted later in week.

PERMISSION
The contents of GD may be downloaded, copied and printed for personal individual or game group use.

What is Galactic Domination

GREAT NEWS!!

IT'S NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOADING
GO TO DOWNLOAD PAGE TO FIND VARIOUS DOWNLOADABLE FILES FOR THIS GAME

THE ACTUAL BASIC RULEBOOK IS FINALIZED,AND UPLOADED, BUT HAVE TO DO SOME RE-EDITING ON SOME OF THE GAME COMPONENT FILES - THIS WILL BE DONE DURING NEXT FEW DAYS.

I HOPE YOU ENJOY WHAT YOU FIND - FEEDBACK WILL BE APPRECIATED - WILL SETUP MESSAGE FORM SOON.

Message Form has been created - if you want to send me a message (comment or query)then go to FAQ page, and use the form there.

PRINTING ADVICE

You may need to change colours of component printing to agree with (that is, contrast properly) with colour of cardboard or paper you print them on.

The original colour scheme I used was limited by the small range of cardboard colours that I has available when I printed a prototype last year. Ironically, after I did this the local newsagency got in a huge range of different colour A4 cardboard sheets.

Recommendations:

Tactics Cards - print on Light or Medium Blue background

Stimulus Cards - Dark Yellow

Encounter Cards - Brown

Destiny Cards - Medium Green

Battlecards - Grey

If use different colours, you may need to change colour of GD; part or actual card text.

Can print on coloured A4 cardboard (make sure thickness suitable for your printer, and choose colours that are print compatible).

If can obtain adhesive print paper; print, stick on cardboard.

Print on paper, glue to cardboard.

If you have suitable counters from another game could use them for ships, or plastic or metal miniatures of appropriate nature.

Could use money from Monopoly, Squatter or some other game to represent Stellars (or poker or other tokens).

PRINTING ADVISORY ADDITIONAL

Recommend that with the file Useful forms, that print 3 Combat Screen Sheets, and 2 OR Charts.

GD BASIC RULEBOOK 99 PAGE WORD FILE

GD ABRIDGED RULEBOOK 55 PAGE WORD FILE
[THIS HAS CONTENTS OF RULEBOOK WITH BACKGROUND STUFF REMOVED].

SUGGEST DOWNLOAD BOTH, BUT ONLY READ THE FULL BASIC RULEBOOK ON COMPUTER SCREEN, AND PRINT THE ABRIDGED RULEBOOK ONLY (OF THESE TWO).

IF PRINTING, NOTE THAT RULES FILES HAVE BEEN PAGE SETUP WITH MIRROR MARGINS (EXCEPT FOR 1 OR MORE FRONT PAGES)- TO FACILITATE DOUBLE-SIDED PRINTING - IF PRINTING SINGLE-SIDED THEN WILL PROBABLY NEED TO ADJUST PAGE SETUP (also note then when do this that may also need to check through pages for any 'drift' requiring manual repagination).

Optional Rules Book, Empire Book, GR ezine, (and some other to be added files - Designer Notebook), also have mirror margins.
Component files are centered setup.

GALACTIC DOMINATION - YOU WILL BECOME A FAN!!

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