Eleven – Game Designer’s Journal #4

On Monday we had a board meeting. Decisions were made by the board. We will get to it in more detail later. Now, Let’s get to work.

Today it’s Tuesday. Of course, we need money to run our club. So we need sponsors. There is a deck of sponsors with 5 open cards next to it. The outer 3 are available to you right now. Unless you have a staff member with some great connections who can get you in contact with those other 2 companies.

Each sponsor card has a unique story about the company which you can read if you like. It really adds to the experience. It also has a very nicely designed company logo. I myself especially like the ‘Basis Bratwurst’ logo. Every time I see it, I get hungry. You can spend an action to contract a sponsor. You just take the card and decide which of the 3 options you like. You can choose between a small sponsor, adboard sponsor, or kit sponsor.

If you choose to have it as a small sponsor, you earn a smaller amount of money. There is no limit to the number of small sponsors you can have. Discard the card afterwards.

If you choose to have it as an adboard sponsor. It will be a better deal. But you can only have 3 of them. Put the card in the adboard space of your stadium board. It fits in like a real adboard! How cool is that?

If you choose to have it as a kit sponsor, you have the best deal. Just flip the card and the sponsor appears on your shirt. Very nice! Unless your sponsor is ‘the Diaper Den’ maybe. Of course, you can only have one kit sponsor.

On every sponsor card there is a special bonus. It is very powerful. When you hire a kit sponsor, you additionally gain a bonus. When you go for the adboard sponsor, you must choose to have the budget or the powerful bonus. Choices, choices.

I love sponsor cards. They bring in a lot of money, which opens up many possibilities. They can provide you with cool bonuses. Besides that, they look so great as an adboard or team shirt.

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