Ah ! Nice topic here ! Did you know that many years ago my dream was to try to make a board game about Phantasy Star ? Or maybe a card game ! That was one of my dream ! I've started to try to print maps from the different games and try to make some ways with round marks to simulate a shifting ! Because for me it was impossibe not to use a board representing the different planets and even dungeons !
But I haven't finished it (and have never succeeded in going "far" in this project, alas..
Maybe one day I'll try it again ? But it's hard to find rules to play it ! It's the more difficult I think...