A semi-cooperative dark-humor board game
- For two to nine players ages 13+.
- Play time is about 30 to 45 minutes.
- Players compete yet should work together for a team win.
The pegasi are tasked with weather control and stability to help ensure that enough food gets harvested for all of the pony races of Equestria. Their task has become arduous due to relentless harsh weather caused by Discord, a powerful and dangerous dragon-like magician.
The pegasi use rainbow color to control the weather, and in desperation they secretly reactivated the Pegasus Device, an unethical method of producing more rainbow color than can be produced just ethically. The Pegasus Device processes the blood of sacrificed ponies into rainbow color. If the harvest fails, many ponies will starve, and their metaphorical blood is on your hooves for not extracting enough real blood from unfortunate ponies. You and your pegasi colleagues at the secretive Rainbow Factory are determined (or not) to help fulfill the pegasi duty of weather control to withstand the wrath of Discord.
Hi, as my game nears completion, I could use help to ensure that it's sound and balanced. You can print the board and cards from the Google Docs below, and you will need to provide your own markers and tokens (see the Components doc below for suggestions).
*Flip the page length-wise to get the back page to match.
Q: Why do you hate ponies?
A: I love ponies. They're a bit gamey but delicious. Really, I adore MLP and I'm a proud brony.
Q: Why would you make such an abominable game?
A: I was inspired by my love of board gaming, the brony fandom and its Rainbow Factory music and videos, and critical thinking to put players into a fanciful ethical dilemma and perhaps spur conversation. Or maybe it just seemed like a good idea at the time.
Q: Why is this board game not consistent with the original Rainbow Factory fanfic by Aurora Dawn?
A: The fanfic went on a creative direction from the music by WoodenToaster/Glaze, and I'm going on a creative direction from the music too. And there are other variations including the Rainbow Factory PMV video by BronyDanceParty, Rainbow Factory SFM video by SRicK and the hilarious Rainbow Dash Presents: Captain Hook the Biker Gorilla (secretly it's Rainbow Factory) by Ryan Petrie, FiMFlamFilosophy and Greg.
Q: How does rainbow color help with weather control?
A: An ancient pegasi secret.
Q: When an Awoken Worker escapes and tattles to Princess Celestia, why does she put a stop to the sacrifices for desperately-needed rainbow color?
A: Politics, and she is overly confident that the Mane Six will quickly defeat Discord.
Q: Why don't the pegasi prevent weather catastrophies during Winter?
A: It's part of a grand conspiracy by Big Grain.
Q: Why don't the pegasi organize a blood drive?
A: Rainbow color can only be processed from very fresh pony blood.
Q: Why do the ponies need to be killed? Can't they just give a little blood at a time?
A: Oh, now you tell me.
Q: Why don't you just kill all the ponies you might need early on?