Aderia Posted June 2, 2020 Share Posted June 2, 2020 (edited) art source for above The new Turaga elders of Mata Nui are in quite the conundrum. Their beloved villagers are having trouble remembering exactly how they wrangled the wild island of Mata Nui upon arrival, as they were still shaking off the dreary amnesia-coma of the dark Makuta. And they're good natured, hard working Matoran, they surely deserve to know, argue Turaga Nokama and Turaga Whenua, one day in a Turaga's meeting around the Amaja Circle. But, Turaga Vakama and Onewa have run into the age old issue of answering a question begetting only more questions, prying farther and farther back. And nobody wants to relive the dark last days of Metru Nui. And although nobody understood his clicks and whistles, Turaga Nuju pointed out somewhat smugly that he doesn't have to worry about disappointing his villagers with half-truths because they can't understand him anyways. So how, they all begin to bicker, to balance the curiosity of their hard-working villagers with enough truth to keep the real past concealed? "Enough!!" Turaga Matau ambles up to the circle, late again. But with good reason. "Why wrack-wreck our frail old brains trying to think-puzzle up an answer, when we can just send the Matoran on a little adventure of their own, to see for themselves?" And amidst accusatory derailments against his sanity and jokes about senility, the Turaga of Air proudly drops a sizeable box into the middle of the circle of Turaga. "Look-see, I know you were all wonder-missing where I was, the past few weeks (speak-talking to you, Nokama), but wonder-miss no more! I give you 'Settlers of Mata Nui'!" Matau heaved a melodramatic sigh, complete with an eyeroll that practically dislodged his Mahiki. "Don't all jump-shout at once." He flipped the lid off the box with the heel of his staff, and plopped down with surprising aplomb, excitedly unpacking the box. "It's a game! Next time they give you a stuck-stump question, just distract them with play-fun!" "''Distracted with play-fun' is your entire life," Turaga Onewa said, a half-chuckle, half-grumble, as the other Turaga obligingly took a seat around Matau's new invention. (MAJOR DISCLAIMER: I own essentially nothing here. Obviously not Catan, obviously not Bionicle. Most of the artwork is from the Mata Nui/Voya Nui online games, screenshots from BS01. Also, this isn’t a topic to learn how to play Catan. There are YouTube videos for that. Example, here's a decent one, less than 4 minutes for those curious.) Each player (2-4) needs the following assortment of ONE COLOR of lego bricks. (Lego bricks optional if you can come up with a better idea) Fifteen (15) road pieces. I was picturing 1x6 bricks for this. Five (5) settlement pieces, or Koros, in this case. 2x4’s would work. Four (4) city pieces, or Fortresses. A 2x4 with a 2x2 on top should suffice, but it’s probably fine to be creative. The game board will also need: One Makuta Stone. This is the Robber, for those who have played Settlers of Catan. A dark colored rock would go best with the spirit of the game, but as long as players can agree on a practical Makuta Stone piece, the sky is the limit. 2 dice, normal six-sided. Catan Original Mata Nui Version Quantity Needed Forest Hex (Lumber) Ussal Hex (Ussal) 4 Quarry Hex (Bricks) Po-Wahi Quarry (Solid Protodermis) 3 Pasture Hex (Sheep) Mahi Hex (Mahi Goats) 4 Fields Hex (Grain) Le-Wahi Hex (Bula Berries) 4 Mountains Hex (Ore) Onu-Wahi Mines (Lightstones) 3 Desert Hex Motara Desert Hex 1 Lumber Resource Card Ussal Resource Card 19 Brick Resource Card Protodermis Resource Card 19 Sheep Resource Card Mahi Resource Card 19 Grain Resource Card Bula Berries Resource Card 19 Ore Resource Card Lightstone Resource Card 19 Knight Development Card Toa Heroes Resource Card 14 Victory Point Card Victory Point Card 5 Year of Plenty Development Card Great Spirit’s Blessing Development Card 2 Road Building Development Card Pathfinder Development Card 2 Monopoly Development Card Trader’s Trick Development Card (Ahkmou) 2 Longest Road VP Card Onu-Koro Highway VP Card 1 Largest Army VP Card Toa Kaita VP Card 1 Building Cost Card Building Cost Card Per # of players Trading Harbors Trade Ships 9 Number Chips Number Chips 18 Board Hexes Example 1. Ussal Hex 2. Lightstone Hex 3. Quarry/Protodermis Hex 4. Le-Wahi/Bula Hex 5. Mahi Hex 6. Motara Desert 7. Back of hex tile, if desired Number Chips Trading Ships Ocean Borders (6 total) Cards Resource Cards 1. Ussal Resource (lumber) 2. Lightstone Resource (ore) 3. Protodermis Resource (brick) 4. Bula Resource (grain) 5. Mahi Resource (sheep) 6. Back of resource card Development Cards 1. Great Spirit's Bounty (Year of Plenty) 2. Pathfinder (Roadbuilding) 3. Trader's Trick/Ahkmou (Monopoly) 4. Toa Heroes (Knights) 5-9. Victory Point Cards 10. Back of Development Cards 11. Back of special VP cards (see below) Special Victory Point Cards 1. Onu-Koro Highway (Longest Road) 2. Toa Kaita (Largest Army) Building Cost Card Also, an apology/warning, I haven't printed and tested the game. I don't want anyone running their printer dry just to have some cards be too small, some be too blurry, etc. etc. It fits together on GIMP, is all I can tell you for sure. Here is a dropbox link for the whole project. There's a folder with (hopefully) printable PDFs if anyone is interested in going through a gallon of ink They are NOT set up to be printed double-sided. Also, I almost drowned trying to get the ocean border tiles to format to the right size, so that's pending indefinitely. Feedback always appreciated! This was a fun project, and I'm excited to share! Play well! EDIT: Fixed ocean border, replaced frame with water hexes, added hex printout and single-hex .png to dropbox. Example here. Edited June 16, 2020 by Aderia added little title picture, courtesy of Faber/BS01 :) 4 1 Quote (disclaimer: none of this banner art is original, I just smooshed it together in gimp. Torchic, Matau) Those pesky firespitters... Library | The Sculptors and the Smelters | The Ternion | Review Topic Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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