Hey folks! I took a few weeks off from working on one of those Windjammers remakes to create a card game. And good news! It's kind of done. I've done some family-and-friends testing (and an unfathomable number of solo bouts), but before I go off and try to get this thing made, I'd like to do at least one test with so-called strangers. That's where you come in!
So if you're in the greater Pasadena, California area and want to do some playtesting, I'll be running a test at Pasadena's very own Game Empire at some point in March. When exactly will be determined by when y'all can make it. Here's what you should expect:
- A competitive card game for 3-6 players, fully prototyped with 3x5 index cards
- A beta, but reasonably balanced and content-complete product (maybe you'll hate it, but at least it's fully formed, mechanically)
- Roughly 3 hours of testing, enough for a few rounds
- You'll provide feedback during and after each round about everything from pacing to balance to mechanical clarity
- $10 in compensation to help defray transportation costs (because you're probably driving)
- Maybe some pizza before or after if the logistics work out?
If that sounds good and you want to play a game where lions hunt gazelles, then let me know. As far as game complexity goes, I'd say it's more involved than something like Settlers of Catan but definitely a lot more accessible than Fantasy Flight stuff like Arkham Horror or Twilight Imperium. After the most recent balance pass, games are running about 40 minutes with 3 knowledgeable players, though I would expect that number to look like 60 with a group of newbies.
I can take at most six (6) testers, and will take the first 6 that can make it. If you think you might be interested, here's what I need to know:
- Availability during the week / weekends
- Dates and times during March that definitely WILL NOT work for you
- The time and/or date that would be MOST ideal for you (if there is one)
- Your location (if it makes sense to change the venue then I'll consider it)
- A fact of your choice!
If you don't mind having that information on the forums for everyone to see in perpetuity, then post it here, I guess? Otherwise just shoot me, the enigmatic @peezmachine, a private message. Let's say that the EARLIEST we could do it would be Monday, March 10 so that folks have time to see this.
You MUST MUST MUST go see The Room, the "Citizen Kane" of awful movies. It's screened Rocky Horror style at a small theater in Pacific Heights (that's a neighborhood) the second Saturday of each month at midnight. Sure, you could see it in any city, but the (awful awful awful) movie is set in San Francisco, so doing it right demands doing it in the Bay.
Also the best burrito I ever had was at a Nantucket themed place called Tacko. I know, I know.
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