A Billion Suns is a new tabletop wargame of interstellar fleet combat, coming 2020 from Osprey Games. The open beta is now live and we are looking for stalwart admirals to boldly go into uncharted space and help us make this game as good as it can be.
If you are interested in getting involved, you can signup to download the beta rules here, which will also sign you up for email updates as we release them. Once you have the rules, take a minute to join the beta community, either in the forums here on our website, on in our private Facebook group, whatever option suits you best, or both!
I want to give people early access to the game as it develops, so I can get as much feedback from real players as possible. I’m looking for views on what is not fun, or what doesn’t read right off the page, or which rules are confusing or unintuitive.
I ran an open beta process for Gaslands in 2016-17 and it made a colossal impact in the overall quality of the game. I wrote about some aspects of the process here. I’m hoping we can achieve something similar together, except IN SPAAAAAACE…
If you want to know more about the ideas that unpin the game, and what I’m trying to achieve with it, I invite you to have a dig into my design blog for the game. Definitely take a look at the design principles for the game. I’d also really welcome ideas for topics you’d like me to cover, particularly if you read the beta manuscript and have some particular questions you’d like answers to.
A billion thank you’s in advance for participating in this beta process. I really look forward to hearing what you have to say about the game.