I have new art to share from my upcoming game, Freedom: The Underground Railroad. I just got back the rest of the player boards which players keep infront of them during play. They represent different roles that the players may take on during their struggle to bring down the institution of slavery. I love the strength and period feel of the characters.

The Stockholder is a powerful fundraiser for the Abolitionist Cause

The Station Master helps slaves on the run evade catchers in pursuit.

The Shepard helps to coordinate and plan the movement of slaves making their way north towards freedom.

The Agent also helps bring about change through political action and influence.

 

 

 

I wrote earlier about the game I have been designing about the Underground Railroad. I am thrilled to announce that it has been picked up for publication. Freedom – The Underground Railroad should be out from Academy Games in the Spring/Summer of 2013. It has been a wonderful process and I have gotten such positive response from both the gaming and educational community. I will be sure to post updates as the process goes on.

This has been a crazy few weeks, I have been writing almost everyday to finish up the first chapter for the book I am working on for Neal-Schuman. In that time, I also put up my first game that I have designed free to share. It is called Conductor and it is a cooperative, card driven game about the Underground Railroad. Players are working together to help bring down the institution of slavery utilizing action tokens, specialized player roles and cards that feature events and people who were influential during that time period.

Here is a quick link to the rules and some images of the game board and cards. The game is currently free to print out and play, you will just need to do some cutting and constructing to get the game together. Please feel free to send me an email if you have any questions.