Martian Mids

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Martian Mids
Brad Weier
Game at startup
wreak havoc with Martian Mids
:Players Players: 2 - 4
:Time Length: unknown
:Complexity Complexity: unknown
Trios per color: 5
Number of colors: 4
Pyramid trios:
Monochr. stashes: 4
Five-color sets:
- - - - - - Other equipment - - - - - -
Mid Cards, a die, Chessboard, colored glass beads
Setup time: 8 minutes
Playing time:
Strategy depth:
Random chance:
Game mechanics:
Theme:
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BGG Link:
Status: complete? (v1.0), Year released: 2987


Description

The giant BattleMid was in trouble. Smoke poured from several joints and its retreat was a stagger instead of a run. The audience of Martians cheered the smaller BattleMid as it chased the larger, unwilling to allow escape.

Many years ago, the citizens of Mars realized the foolishness of war between people. Yet they also understood the joy of vicarious mayhem. The perfect solution was combat between BattleMids, remote controlled robots that range from the size of a man to the height of a building. Now, most disagreements end from a safe distance on a BattleMid field. Land ownership, elections, and marriage proposals are all settled by pitting armies of Mids against one another. This has the effect of saving many lives as well as providing great television ratings.

Today, the smaller BattleMid moved in for the kill, but forgot to take into consideration the desperation of the larger Mid pilot. The big Mid launched a Cleaver missile that split the smaller Mid into several tiny Mids. Unable to coordinate after such a devastating blow, the tiny Mids bashed into the giant uselessly. The huge Mid crushed them one by one, until a single, tiny blue Mid was left.

Haughtily, the large BattleMid walked into position to smash its last opponent, but neglected the edge of the field. It loomed very near. With a quick charge, the small Mid threw its weight into the huge BattleMid, pushing it over the edge of the field where it fell and was crushed under its own weight.

Martians all over the planet cheered the underdog, forgetting that the victory meant a new border would be drawn between two bickering nations, a border that would certainly lead to more BattleMid battles.

Expansion

The latest version of the rules contains the "Invasion of the Mid Cards" expansion. The cleverly designed cards are available at the link below.

Notes

This is a game from 2003 called Martian Mids. It was listed as incomplete on the SLICK list, but it is actually fully developed (we just never had a working link to the game's webpage until now, by the power of Google). It looks like there was a lot of work and creativity was put into it, so I'm happy to create a wiki page for it.

Rules Link

http://www.bradweier.com/martianmids.html