planet gareth : roborally : mine

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Bad Hair Day
(source: my own board)
Bad_Hair_Day Bad_Hair_Day Bad_Hair_Day
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My second board, also showing lots of symmetry. Oddly, the blue conveyors made me think of Medusa, hence the title.
Chessboard of Doom
(source: my own board)
Chessboard_of_Doom Chessboard_of_Doom Chessboard_of_Doom
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Made long before the official board "Chess" appeared. The oil patches split the central section into two regions (given by even/odd positions, if you see what I mean), and the portals let you move between the two. The pits in the simple version were removed, as they spoiled things.
Unless you tell it otherwise, my program chooses the floor tiles randomly from a selection of three or four, and places them in a random orientation. Here, I fixed the tiles alternatingly, to go with the theme.

Dreadnoughts and Double-Crosses
(source: my own board)
Dreadnoughts_and_Double-Crosses Dreadnoughts_and_Double-Crosses Dreadnoughts_and_Double-Crosses
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Mmm, symmetry. This works well as the middle board of three, and finding routes between rooms is fun. And yes, it is a silly title.
Dunn Roamin
(source: my own board)
Dunn_Roamin Dunn_Roamin
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Actually, not mine. From a friend, who isn't sure which of his friends made it!
Mind The Gap
(source: my own board)
Mind_The_Gap
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I'm rather pleased with this. I made the board as a present for Owen, a friend who likes both RoboRally and trains. This was my attempt to construct the London Underground in RoboRally form. Every single item on the board serves a purpose or has some meaning, in many cases a bad pun.
I created the green gear element, so that whichever way the green conveyor is moving, you are always turned towards the center of the board. (I should point out that in our house rules the green conveyors do not flip immediately when someone passes through green beam; instead, passing through a beam means that they will flip the following turn. This means that approaching Notting Hill Gate from the north isn't as unpleasant as it seems.)
There are other unusual things. The watery conveyor and a watery gear behave as you would expect: conveying or rotating is as usual; moving off the square requires one extra movement, as usual. The goo is just decoration. The converter symbol can also be treated as decoration, however we thought that having it add one to your movement if you move off that square would be fun.
Good luck trying to work out all of the references and jokes!

Propagation
(source: my own board)
Propagation Propagation
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A board featuring "gates". Similar to portals, only allowing different directions of entry and exit (and the far end can't be blocked).
RingRoad
(source: my own board)
RingRoad RingRoad RingRoad
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My very first attempt at a board. It's not very good, is it? We never even bothered printing it. I was mostly playing with the Gimp and seeing what happened. Still, here it is. Also typed up, with a tweak that might make it vaguely playable.
Trenches
(source: my own board)
Trenches Trenches Trenches
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I'm not sure about the corners being impossible to reach. I can't remember why I did that. Hmm.
Chariots of Fire
(source: my own board)
Chariots_of_Fire Chariots_of_Fire Chariots_of_Fire
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This was me being silly.
Chevron Thing
(source: my own board)
Chevron_Thing Chevron_Thing Chevron_Thing
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An early play around with pieces. This was going to be the red portal board that went somewhere around Woodle. It never got finished, and was simply called "Chevron Pushing Thing" for ages.
Lumpy Circle
(source: my own board)
Lumpy_Circle Lumpy_Circle Lumpy_Circle
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The single blue portal in the simpler version isn't a mistake. My original plan was to have the four portals on the board "Woodle" being four different colours, then make four boards each containing one portal. Woodle would then have gone in the middle, with the others forming a plus around it. This didn't happen.
Woodle
(source: my own board)
Woodle Woodle Woodle
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Originally featuring four differently-coloured portals, with the intention being that four boards would be placed around this one. This never happened, but the board is great fun in its own right. The title came from a mixture of the "Wood Between The Worlds" and looking a bit like noodles.

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gareth taylor