Making History: A Mottainai Retheme
From religion to history.
Mottainai is a game by Chris Chudyk, distilling his ideas from Glory To Rome into a single deck. He generously made the game available as a print and play, then began a successful Kickstarter production run. It's a game about monks crafting baubles and selling them to tourists.
And that just felt weird to me. I know monks sell things, but it felt like a rather odd pairing. And some of the mechanisms didn't feel intuitive to me with that theme. So I rethemed it using California Natural History Museums. Instead of selling things, you are creating exhibits and archives. I think the game mechanisms make more sense, but the resource names aren't as elegant.
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