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Re: The Book of Doctor Manhattan (Design Phase)

C3G INITIAL PLAYTEST FEEDBACK FORM

NAME OF THE TEST UNIT Doctor Manhattan

- THEME TEST/ Check to see if there are any powers or stats on the test unit card that does not accurately reflect the theme or likeness of what the character would and could do. Also consider destructible objects, and whether or not this characters powers should affect them.
PASS

- MIRROR TEST/ Check to see if the unit were played against itself, if there would be any loops that would upset the balance of the Game.
PASS

- BONDING TEST/ Compare the unit card with all possible currently existing Bonding abilities to make sure there are no continual Bonding possibilities that do not stop appropriately or do not stop at all. This is to prevent loops in Bonding.
PASS

- SYNERGIES TEST/ Compare the unit card with all possible currently existing synergies to make sure there are no factors that could break the game by making any unit too powerful or too weak.
PASS

- POWER CHECK/ Consider the test unit and all existing units and all glyphs to compare to and check for any powers that could be over amplified and break the game. Each power must define when it takes place, who or what it affects, and What are the stipulations on the power if there are any.
PASS

- FUN TEST/ Consider whether or not the design was fun to play.
PASS

- FUN COMPETITIVE TEST/ Consider whether or not the design was fun to play against.
PASS

- DRAFTING TEST/ Consider whether or not this design is worth drafting.
PASS

- USAGE TEST/ Consider whether or not all of the powers on this card were used or at least usable.
PASS

- STRATEGY TEST/ Consider whether or not the design offers any real strategy or interesting tactics to the overall game.
PASS

Heavy Hitter or Mid-Level Hero Test
- Does it pass, Yes or No? YES!
- What should be the unit's point value? 440-450 POINTS
- Give a brief overview. He's really not that great - in one on one matches he can really break the opposition, but he's generally not that much better than Superman. I suspect he'd have more of an advantage on a bigger map, with more chances to play it safe, hit and run, and all that. Reconstitution is probably cancelled out, advantage-wise, by Growing Apathy... but I suspect he'll be worth some more in army tests.
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Squad Test
- Does it pass, Yes or No? YES!
- What should be the unit's point value? <400 POINTS
- Give a brief overview. Doctor Manhattan kills a guy, then is overwhelmed.
Map: Custom Map (Mostly flat swamp with lava height near center.)
Units: Doctor Manhattan (440 Points) vs. Gorilla City Warriors x3.66 (458.33 Points)
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Squad Test
- Does it pass, Yes or No? YES!
- What should be the unit's point value? 400~ POINTS
- Give a brief overview. Doctor Manhattan is slowly chipped down to nothing.
Map: Custom Map (Mostly flat swamp with lava height near center.)
Units: Doctor Manhattan (440 Points) vs. S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents x4 (440 Points)
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Army Test
- Does it pass, Yes or No? YES!
- What should be the unit's point value? 500+ POINTS
- Give a brief overview. Wow. Good rolls, no lost turns, and Manhattan was able to completely crush his opposition. I'll bump his points up a bit for sure; let's go to 460.
Map: Custom Map (Mostly flat swamp with lava height near center.)
Units: Doctor Manhattan, Spider-Man (600 Points) vs. Superman, Batman (600 Points)
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Army Test
- Does it pass, Yes or No? YES!
- What should be the unit's point value? 460-470 POINTS
- Give a brief overview. Very close game! Doctor Manhattan starts off as a terror but slowly, as time goes on, gets less and less interested in these petty games and becomes a riskier and riskier proposition. I had some qualms (he loses turns too often, but comes back too easily); overall, though, his powers balance themselves surprisingly well! I think 460 is a fair price, but really, with smarter player than me, he could be worth a bit more.
Map: Custom Map (Mostly flat swamp with lava height near center.)
Units: Doctor Manhattan, Comedian, Silk Spectre, Rorschach, Nite Owl (990 Points) vs. Ozymandias, Omni-Man, Red Skull: Johann Schmidt, Echo (990 Points)
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Army Test
- Does it pass, Yes or No? YES!
- What should be the unit's point value? 430-440 POINTS
- Give a brief overview. Bad luck got Manhattan killed early, but the "run away and let Manhattan take charge" strategy that I hoped would work did not at all make up for it. He's definitely not at his best in these sorts of matchups.
Map: Custom Map (Mostly flat swamp with lava height near center.)
Units: Doctor Manhattan, Flash (710 Points) vs. Phoenix, Dark Phoenix (720 Points)
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FINAL THOUGHTS: I'm surprised at how reasonably he did! If anything he was too weak, though in more strategic hands and a map more suited to his strengths he'd probably be worth some more. I'd like to boost him a tiny bit, because 470 would fit him into the rest of the Watchmen evenly; I think I'll boost Reconstitution to remove 4 Wound Markers. Otherwise, I'm happy with him!
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