yeah, just a prototype. i usually do the opposite to most everyone else to TRY and be different. if everyone is skill reducing, i'll just skill increase - haha !! havent even playtested yet. to answer some questions:
LOOKOUT - enters play is an all encompassing term. if someone plays an ancient one from hand, he can exhaust it for example.
BRAZEN HOODLUM - is perfect for parallel universe as most my characters have combat icons. i wouldn't use him with Pan. im also seeing a lot of terror/arcane characters about so pair him with a shub and its an uncontested story.
SHUGGOB - you're right here, so many rules in my crazy head that i forgot he is a night card as well. he's gone……
JOHNNY's DAME - i wouldn't mind losing. made it and posted it in an hour so was really just reflex action. means another hard case and expendable muscle / tattoo artist +2 skill might be better.
LADY LU - will never make it into my decks i feel. stygian eyed and used against me !! no thanks.
thanks heaps for the ideas and comments. i always post VERSION 1.0's before i've even playtested to get a feel and good feedback like this!!
what may not be obvious and to explain a bit ( sorry dboeren), get on your feet is primarily in story and overpaid for the extra 3 skill surprise. of course there's burrowing beneath and fence to destroy and steal cards, a bit of exhausting ( hard case and lookout ) to slow things down a bit as i wont be refreshing much, and heaps of wounding / destruction protection ( go underground / dutch courage / abhorrent spore ). the shub characters are all skill 4 and 6 and altar of the blessed is + 1 skill as well. instead of reducing skill to win stories with david pan / parallel universe, i've gone for supercharging my own. you can shock transform in tommy and tyler with hard case after he's done his bit, and tommy 'goes bananas' if you pair him with a shub character. i've played against a pan deck and found that if i could destroy him then all the skill reducing characters were quite weak on their own. not so with the shub characters. they don't need him to perform well in stories.
i've also made a version with underground asylum in it too for insanity protection ( slightly ).
thanks again !!