Hello all you intrepid followers of our mighty dev blog. After balance changes to the game to correct for the changes in game play during the previous round of play testing, more testing occurred today. And I must admit, the change was a MASSIVE improvement. We had fun testing it, and I mean REAL fun. There were times that we were driven to violent outbursts of hysterical laughter.
The balance between the Eresat and Velarian decks now is pretty much perfect. In our play testing pretty much every major card came out and did its job the way it was meant to. The biggest game we played was a long one. It went on for well over 20 rounds and although the Eresat took an early lead on life totals, to do so it sacrificed its ship numbers and in the end the Velarians had a comeback in a huge way and won out by a combination of aggressive defence and, frankly, luck of the draw.
It was incredibly close - the closest Intryon has ever been. More play testing is needed of course, but we were reasonably happy with the balance and game play rules for now. The next challenge for myself now is to begin work on the other two races starter decks to get them to the same point as the other two decks are. Hopefully this should begin soon.