I would like to make a Mars board with kallistra Hexon tiles for game such as Steve Jackson’s 1977 release OGRE that would work well on planet mars / polar ice region / planet perhaps. I am also thinking that kallistra might work well for the forthcoming publication “On mars”. Firstly does anybody please know of any other mars hex based rule systems and where to obtain models / miniatures in the UK.
I like the desert hexes that kallistra currently make - is there a more reddish brown flock available for flocking that I could either please buy as a special purchase or flock myself using the blank brown boards? Or would spray painting the kallistra boards a red / orange colour look ok do you think?
Look forward to hearing from you soon,
have a look at the High Speed Hover game, square grids (that shouldn't matter) and large vehicular counters, it may have interesting rules that would suit.
I started with the desert flock then added red followed by a grey/brown flock to random areas of the board. I then covered the boards with a very light beige flock leaving a few areas with the original desert flock to achieve the subtle effect.
Today I have been knocking up some Mars biodomes that may or may not be useful for playing the game terraforming mars.
It should at least be possible to build the board out of single tile Hexon and stack them two high so that there is a recess for the valley which can flood if Mars becomes a wetter planet.
Here are my pictures of making some Mars biodomes: I have used single desert hexes and flocked them red oxide on the exterior. On the interior I have used green noch flock and lichen in two shades.
More pictures soon hopefully,