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I like the latest board design best. The colours and positioning are striking, and gone is that strange irregular shape that didn't sit well.
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Thanks Cluedokid. I think it's my favorite too.
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Very nice. I love the graceful arc you've introduced into this design. But I definitely like the original as well. Not sure which is my favorite.

I only have one comment before you send this to press: is there truly not some better use for that small room on an Airship than a "Storage Closet"?

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I thought about it. And I figured it should be a room frequented by Mrs. White in addition to the Kitchen. Mrs. White will be the cook on board.

Besides, there needs to be a space for all the linens, silverware, frozen food, etc.
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TheWhitePawn wrote:Besides, there needs to be a space for all the linens, silverware, frozen food, etc.
Ah. Maybe "Pantry" would provide better ambience? It would then service the c o c ktail lounge, promenade, and Bridge as well, perhaps where the drink orders are prepared too? Just a thought.

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Oooh, I like that. "Pantry" also wouldn't require 2 lines. I'll have to change it.
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Is the printer you are using local, or is it an online company that does one-off gameboards?

I'm sure you'll reveal all, but how will the rooms on the board relate to the rooms on the cards, other than name?

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I updated the board with the new name.
Murder by Death wrote:but how will the rooms on the board relate to the rooms on the cards, other than name?
I don't understand. Relate in what way? The name is all that matters.
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So long as were suggesting name changes, wouldn't 'Galley' invoke the vehicle theme better than 'Kitchen'?
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CluedoKid wrote:So long as were suggesting name changes, wouldn't 'Galley' invoke the vehicle theme better than 'Kitchen'?
I thought about that one even when I created my first Airship Murder, but the term was not used on airships as much as naval ships.

As for the box cover, I created a first concept.

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As far as the invitation, I have the whole thing created and it will be pictured on the front of the rule book... similar to the 50th Anniversary letter.
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I really like it!
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Thanks :D
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I think it's nice, but for the rule book.

I find covers more successful if the murder theme is conveyed. I love how you did the Midnight Murder box with Boddy and the candlestick's silhouette.
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That's true, but I think I'll keep this box nonetheless.

I am, however, thinking of adding a little phrase though I think it may detract from its elegant simplicity.
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It's good! Congratulations!!
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The soft glowing lights emanating from the windows of the airship on the game board are a very nice touch -- really sleek and elegant.
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Truly is a work of art! But the one thing that irks me is that the pantry is opposite the kitchen. I can't fathom a rational reason that it would be so far away from the kitchen.
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Well, remember that it was originally called a storage closet. It has a lot more than just food.

And it's really not that far away. Remember that this is an airship and not a giant mansion anymore, so perspective is a little different too.
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Here is the second box concept.

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Is that Mr. Boddy?
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