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Re: The Book of Ant-Man (Eric O'Grady) (Design Phase)

C3G INITIAL PLAYTEST FEEDBACK FORM

NAME OF THE TEST UNIT Ant-Man

- 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 (Not overly so, but in some situations - he's a worse commander than Hank for an Insect Army, but has more survivability himself.)

- 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? 60 POINTS
- Give a brief overview. Ant-Man pretty much performed exactly as expected - if he hits good rolls, he can deal some damage, but he's subject to some very fickle dice. He might go down a bit, but with the insect bonding I'm comfortable putting him at 60.
Spoiler Alert!

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Squad Test
- Does it pass, Yes or No? YES!
- What should be the unit's point value? 20-30 POINTS
- Give a brief overview. Bad luck kills Ant-Man almost immediately.
Map: Custom Map (Mostly flat swamp with lava height near center.)
Units: Ant-Man (60 Points) vs. Killer Pengiuns (60 Points)
Spoiler Alert!

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Squad Test
- Does it pass, Yes or No? YES!
- What should be the unit's point value? 20-30 POINTS
- Give a brief overview. Auto-wounds are bad news for a unit with only 1 Life.
Map: Custom Map (Mostly flat swamp with lava height near center.)
Units: Ant-Man (50 Points) vs. Arkham Inmates (60 Points)
Spoiler Alert!

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Army Test
- Does it pass, Yes or No? YES!
- What should be the unit's point value? 50-60 POINTS
- Give a brief overview. Together with a Killer Bee, Ant-Man was able to put two wounds onto Dick Grayson, and later play distraction and generally get up in the Vigilantes' faces. The heavy hitters weren't quite able to pull their weight, but Ant-Man did his job.
Map: Custom Map (Mostly flat swamp with lava height near center.)
Units: Ant-Man: Eric O'Grady, Ant-Man: Hank Pym, Wasp II, Green Goblin, Killer Bee x2, Fire Ant Swarm x10 (600 Points) vs. Batman: Bruce Wayne, Punisher, Robin: Dick Grayson, Robin: Tim Drake (600 Points)
Spoiler Alert!

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Army Test
- Does it pass, Yes or No? YES!
- What should be the unit's point value? 20-30 POINTS
- Give a brief overview. Here Ant-Man did virtually nothing - other than absorb an attack and waste a turn. So, yeah, Vanish is a fickle beast... he makes for fair filler in his army, though, and certainly doesn't hurt.
Map: Custom Map (Mostly flat swamp with lava height near center.)
Units: Ant-Man (Eric O'Grady), Nick Fury, Dum Dum Dugan, Commander Rogers, S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents x3 (940 Points) vs. Super-Skrull: Kl'rt, Super-Skrull: Rl'nnd, Skrull Warriors x3 (950 Points)
Spoiler Alert!


FINAL THOUGHTS: He's an interesting unit. He makes for a pretty alright distraction - pairing him with a Killer Bee or two can probably get you some easy wounds, and he's got the survivability to pick off some smaller figures. Vanish's "not adjacent to enemy figures" clause makes him a pretty mediocre screen, though, and it's fickle, so without some Insects he's usually not worth the turn. I'd put him at 50 and see how he goes.

Last edited by johnny139; April 14th, 2013 at 02:20 AM.
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