I recently was given a copy of Talisman the Fourth edition board game. As the topic states, I happen to be totally blind.
I had a few ideas for making it possible for myself and some other friends, some of which are blind, to play this board game without having to see the board. The first challenge is figuring out the layout of the board, knowing what each space contains. The second challenge is taking each type of card and getting text renderings of the card information. I don't have a lot of sighted assistance at this time, so I figured it wouldn't hurt to ask some questions on this forum.
I was considering either possibly creating a Braille version of the Talisman board game, or dust off some of my computer programming skills and create a simple text-based version of the game. Of course, if it were going to be a simple text-based program, I would not be selling it or giving it out. I am not trying to break any copyrights here. Grin It would mainly be a good programming exercise, and a chance for a few friends to play the game without graphics. To my knowledge, nobody has ever created a text-based computer version of the game, but I could be wrong.
I think I would be able to perform OCR scans on each player and adventure card, although I haven't attempted this yet.
What I was wondering is if anyone on this forum has a text representation of the game board. In other words, if a player starts on a space and they roll a number, what does each board space contain?
I know that the game board has three regions, so I would need all spaces in all regions.
Lastly, I have a pdf copy of the rules, which reads pretty well with my screen reader program, so I am set there.
Hopefully this all makes sense. I figured I would ask in this forum before seeking other options.
Many many thanks for reading.