I have had a few ideas I'd like to add to my TI3-some I can do on my own but some may require manufacturing assistance. Anyway wondering what other people think:
1) Ggrucoto Rinn, one of the reps for the Xxcha, is basically useless. I thought a great ability for him (and for the turtles in general) would be the ability to add a rider to the Political card presented. That is, the Xxcha player can add one of his Political Cards as a rider and select an outcome (ie. if its an Elect Player he can select the player). If the outcome of the card presented (the one being voted on) is the same as how the Xxcha voted, then the rider also passes. I think this will give the Xxcha much greater Turtle Power in the Political arena, which is where it should be, and this would make for some very interesting votes. Of course I imagine this Councilor would get assassinated fairly early on, but at least he'd see some game time as he's practically useless. I would add this to my own game but need to be able to make the card exactly the same as the other reps so people can't tell when I'm playing the custom one...
2) Blank artifacts - I had the idea that the blank artifact tokens could allow the discovering player the chance to choose from a selection of Unique structures. They wouldn't be worth points but would have game benefits for whoever controlled them. A couple ideas: A defense grid that acts as a permanent minefield for whomever controls the system, or an arena where Ground Forces can try and upgrade to Shock Troops, or an automated factory which can repair damaged ships at the end of a combat round.
3) Unique infantry/ships for each race! Actually I'm already working on this for myself via 3D printing. Costly but I bet if they were mass manufactured and sold as separate packs (ie could buy an Arborec pack or a Yin pack) a lot of people would be willing to buy their favorite races.
4) Secondary Leaders. Unique leaders who provide secondary benefits (ie. a leader who can add +1 production to the planet they're on, a leader who can allow a rep to be sent to a vote if first rep is killed, or who can vote in lieu of, etc).
Let me know what you think and if you have any other ideas!
Edited by orion24601, 27 March 2014 - 04:53 PM.