Years ago the BattlePlay site was home to DTP games that Dan Verssen and myself put together. I've been a gamer for a long time, but designing and developing games, even if not professionally, is an evolutionary step that gives you valuable insight no matter how many games you have played.

So this page holds the two games we published here on battleplay originally in 2001 as free downloads. They are still here for the taking. Several other games were on the drawing boards at the time and who knows, maybe some day we will finish another one off.

- Steve Zaccardi

Doubloon Lagoon

Doubloon LagoonTM is a game of exploration and chase for two to four players. Each player commands a ship and crew in a race to find the lost treasure. Players take turns sailing their ships, engaging in boarding battles, landing crew as search parties, and exploring the islands searching for the treasure. Search parties can engage in hand-to-hand combat with opposing search parties, vicious wild animals, and unthinkable monsters, or unleash long dormant magic and mythical artifacts. Players can inflict devestating effects on their unsuspecting opponents, like lightning storms, pirate attacks, sea monsters and more!

Battle Platform Antilles

Crew-up your Paladin and set your jump vector for adventure! In this solitaire game an elite squadron of Paladin Class assault ships are under your command. Objective: Destroy an artifact battle platform while minimizing losses to your squadron. The automated platform will be firing deadly plasma bolts automatically and randomly. Avoid these while using your fusion guns to take out the platforms critical components before you are vaporized!

Game Components

Doubloon LagoonTM is a Desktop Published (DTP) game which includes a mapboard, counters, cards, and rules. Players supply the dice. After download, a color inkjet or laser printer can be used to prepare the game components. For the cards, pre-cut business card sheets are best. For recommendations on preparation of the components read Preparing Your Game.

File Description
Doubloon LagoonTM All you need to play Doubloon Lagoon.
Lined Card Sheets The card sheets with lined borders. These are needed if you don't have pre-cut business card sheets for your printer.

As humanity spread to nearby stars the remnants of an ancient civilization were discovered. In orbit around several star systems were space platforms left from some forgotten race. Initially these platforms were thought to be non-operational. Until ships in those systems disappeared, and their colonies were found flattened...

Earth now sends out squadrons of Assault Ships to seek out, and destroy the platforms. These "Paladin Class" assault ships are the most powerful and destructive weapons ever construced by humanity. Capable of FTL and "Blip" travel, and armed with twin high-powered fusion guns, they are the only hope of saving millions of innocent lives and ensuring the stars are safe for human colonization.

Game Components

Battle Platform Antilles is a Desktop Published (DTP) game available for free download. Players will get a hexagonal mapboard, damage allocation chart, color and/or B&W counters, and rules. After download, a color or B&W inkjet or laser printer can be used to prepare the game components. A 20-sided dice is needed for game play.

File Description
Battle Platform Antilles All you need to play Battle Platform Antilles

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