2024-02-09 (F) Weekly Summary

I figured out how I cut stamps last time and modified the drawing to use the tidy outlines. It took 2.5 hours to engrave, and the result was great! I increased the outline cuts, and the laser almost got through the rubber.
Prominent letters and deep cuts

I used NASA.gov's free-to-use images for my card game because convincing an AI to generate star fields was difficult. I also created a stamp of my Granica logo, starting from scratch to get a fresh take with better proportions.
Granica logo

I built a rig to stamp cards reliably in the same place, but I didn't use it in my last card game. The unit worked well, but I wish it had a spring to raise the stamping head as my arm got tired while making 200 cards.
Decks half stamped

I created extra cards for the MINING and CARRIER decks using hand stamps for similar titles and permanent markers for unique titles. I also made damage trackers for the ships with five circles.
Hand-written cards

My fiancée and I played the first game and adjusted some rules. We removed some unnecessary cards and changed the damage tracker to make it less confusing. Now, undamaged is represented by a card full of trackers, and "Tow Requested" is shown when someone flips the card. I updated the cards to read "Ship Status" and added "Tow Requested" on the back.
Minor changes to miner game

I created ship damage markers that looked like a dial, but they used small covers instead of a spinning dial. The design was inspired by a desire to move physical pieces rather than push buttons or twist knobs. However, it was impractical for printing game pieces.
Unusable draft of damage tracker discs

The rest of the summary posts have been arranged by date.
First time here?

Completed projects from year 1
Completed projects from year 2
Completed projects from year 3
Completed projects from year 4
Completed projects from year 5
Completed projects from year 6
Completed projects from year 7
Completed projects from year 8
Completed projects from year 9
Completed projects from year 10

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