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Re: The Book of Chucky (Charles Lee Ray) (Public Playtesting

- Theme Test - Inconclusive, as I don't know the character.
- Mirror Test - Pass.
- Bonding Test - Pass, though I reckon he may become popular as one of the cheapest Insane characters - nice for Harley, Hugo Strange and the second Black Mask.
- Synergies Test - Pass - See above, plus his Slasher/Psychopath synergy is solid but minimal.
- Power Check - Inconclusive - I never got good luck with both Child's Play and Play Dead at the same time... but if you do, he could be a terror in cleanup.
- Fun Test - Pass - I found the bloodthirsty little blighter quite fun.
- Fun Competitive Test - Tentative Fail - 5 Life and Play Dead ends up being a bit too frustrating...
- Drafting Test - Pass - Absolutely, with Slashers, with the Insane, in a Black Mask Syndicate or as filler for any generic villain force.
- Usage Test - Pass - All powers were useful... though I doubt I'd want to try to use Child's Play off the attacks of anyone but Chucky or other Slashers or Psychos. It's more likely to hurt you than the enemy, and feels more like a deterrent. Though I could see trying it with troops that are expendable enough, like Civvies or Moloids.
- Strategy Test - Pass - He’s useful strategically - carry him up, have him harass your opponents by locking them down and stabbing whenever he gets an opportunity.

Name Of The Playtest Unit: Chucky
Army Test 1

Map: Desperado by Typhon2222 (no glyphs)
Armies:
Iron Patriot, Jason Voorhees, Michael Myres, Chucky, Zangief, 1x Skrull Infiltrator (845 points)
vs.
Nico Minoru, Karolina Dean, Chase Stein, Gert Yorkes, Molly Hayes, Old Lace, Mesmerise, Waking Nightmare (845 points)

Spoiler Alert!


Army Test 2

Map: Mayberry by mad_wookie (No Glyphs)
Armies;
Black Mask (vII), Penguin (vII), Chucky, Firefly, Hired Guns, 5x Bodyguards (700 points)
vs.
Batman (vI), Rorschach, Nite Owl, Robin (Tim Drake), Alfred Pennyworth, Spoiler (700 points)
Spoiler Alert!


Thoughts On The Tested Unit's Cost, Balance, & Draftibility:


I like him, but he’s too frustrating to kill right now - he feels like a juiced Isamu with a solid auto-wound power in late game (though admittedly a lot slower). Even when 1 wound off death, Play Dead has a 50/50 chance of keeping him alive each time he’s seemingly killed. In all honesty, I don’t have an issue with this mostly... it sounds like this is a character who deserves a sense of ‘Holy crap is this bastard seriously not dead yet!’ I wouldn’t change Play Dead, but paired with 5 Life, it’s too much. You don’t just have to finish him off, you have to whittle him down first, which can be an endeavour in itself depending on how often Play Dead triggers when doing so. I’d strongly recommend dropping him to 4 Life, and be sorely tempted to drop to 3. Do that, and I think he should be fine as a bloodthirsty 85 point irritant.


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