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Customs Creation - October 2017

Posted October 30th, 2017 at 02:48 PM by HS Codex
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Customs Creation
The Question of Balance
Author: Scytale

In a prior article, I gave an overview of the various aspects of custom design: balance, theme, creativity, and playability. That article spoke briefly about each and how they relate to a unitís role. This is the first in a series of planned articles that take a deeper look at each.

Balance is arguably the most frequently discussed feature of any unit, be it custom or official. A unitís viability, especially in the tournament scene, is dependent on the value it provides compared to its price. Even in less competitive ďfor funĒ games, overpriced or underpriced units can ruin the overall experience. Simply put, balance is an extremely important part of design.

So how does one decide on a unitís point cost? You can find many opinions and guidelines, even formulas,
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