Jump to content

DFocke

Members
  • Content Count

    292
  • Joined

  • Last visited


Reputation Activity

  1. Like
    DFocke got a reaction from lunitic501 in Maul Article   
    To get to 9 activations you have to go a little light on the upgrades for the saber users, so 8 activations is probably the way to go. But as I'd only play triple the fall for fun anyway I'm not too concerned about competitiveness.
  2. Like
    DFocke got a reaction from lunitic501 in Maul Article   
    I came up with one with 9. Basically the three saber wielders, Maul's probe droids to mark targets, and 5 naked B1 units to grab objectives, and generally get in the way of the enemy.
  3. Like
    DFocke got a reaction from lunitic501 in Maul Article   
    Time for triple the fall!
  4. Haha
    DFocke got a reaction from miridor in Sabotage the Moisture Vaperators Issue   
    No disintegrations or deletions.
  5. Haha
    DFocke got a reaction from Darth Sanguis in Sabotage the Moisture Vaperators Issue   
    No disintegrations or deletions.
  6. Haha
    DFocke got a reaction from Jedirev in Sabotage the Moisture Vaperators Issue   
    No disintegrations or deletions.
  7. Like
    DFocke reacted to Lukez in Legion Academy Alex Davy interview   
    very pumped for wookies fix! Hoping the pathfinders discount includes an errata for pao and bistan to be able to be added to core units
  8. Like
    DFocke got a reaction from Han Singular in Two Legion leaks (spoilers!!!)   
    And in the Crabbok interview it was said that the card spread for Maul was a mistake from an earlier version of Maul. Only Anikan has the drawback card.
  9. Like
    DFocke got a reaction from KommanderKeldoth in Two Legion leaks (spoilers!!!)   
    And in the Crabbok interview it was said that the card spread for Maul was a mistake from an earlier version of Maul. Only Anikan has the drawback card.
  10. Like
    DFocke got a reaction from smickletz in Two Legion leaks (spoilers!!!)   
    Better as an objective marker.
  11. Like
    DFocke got a reaction from lunitic501 in Two Legion leaks (spoilers!!!)   
    And in the Crabbok interview it was said that the card spread for Maul was a mistake from an earlier version of Maul. Only Anikan has the drawback card.
  12. Like
    DFocke got a reaction from kris40k in Reverse Engineering point-costs   
    The game designers have said in at least a couple of interviews (I don't remember which ones, or where to find them if I did) that they do not use a formula for the cost of units. Or at least that is not how they come to a final point cost for release.
  13. Like
    DFocke got a reaction from SFC Snuffy in Reverse Engineering point-costs   
    I do have some experience in play testing miniature games (not legion), and while there are a number of ways to initially come up with point costs, generally speaking it starts with something like deciding on an arbitrary number of points for a standard game. You want the number to be large enough so that you have granularity in adjusting point costs, but small enough for the numbers not to be intimidating. Then you come up with a point cost for your baseline unit/miniature. So for example if you are going for your basic grunt to cost about 1% of the total points for a standard game a 1,000 point game would have basic grunts be 10 points. Then you go from there for other units. Maybe a commander costs about 10 times that of a grunt, an elite trooper 50% more, and a total bad a** 20 times more. These are just your initial estimates that will very likely change during playtesting. Sometimes you adjust point costs, and sometimes you adjust stats/abilities.
     
    Originally Legion was going to be played at 1,000 points (again from interviews or live streams. I don't remember exactly where), but during playtesting it was found that a game was taking too long. So the point level of a game was dropped to by 20%. However I don't think it is a coincidence that the game was originally designed for 1,000 points, and that a rebel trooper costs 10. I would not be surprised that if early on in the design of Legion stormtroopers also cost 10 points each, but were found to be a little stronger than rebels so got a 10% point increase. A strict formula for how much a unit will cost is usually not a good way to balance a game. Some abilities will synergies better or worse together effecting the strength of a unit that will not show up in a points formula. Also how well a unit will synergies within its own faction should effect the price. Two units identical on paper can have vastly different power levels depending on what else is available to a specific army. These are some of the considerations that need to be taken into account when pricing a unit that a formula will not show.
     
    Again, I have/had no part in playtesting Legion. So this is all just speculation on my part based somewhat on my experience as a playtester for other systems. Coming up with a points formula for units can be fun, and useful for initial ideas for homebrew units, but it is not likely how existing units received their point cost. But if it is something that you enjoy doing, I say keep at it! I do find it interesting what you are coming up with. I thought I'd just share a small piece of how the sausage of game design is made.
  14. Like
    DFocke got a reaction from samus17 in Reverse Engineering point-costs   
    I do have some experience in play testing miniature games (not legion), and while there are a number of ways to initially come up with point costs, generally speaking it starts with something like deciding on an arbitrary number of points for a standard game. You want the number to be large enough so that you have granularity in adjusting point costs, but small enough for the numbers not to be intimidating. Then you come up with a point cost for your baseline unit/miniature. So for example if you are going for your basic grunt to cost about 1% of the total points for a standard game a 1,000 point game would have basic grunts be 10 points. Then you go from there for other units. Maybe a commander costs about 10 times that of a grunt, an elite trooper 50% more, and a total bad a** 20 times more. These are just your initial estimates that will very likely change during playtesting. Sometimes you adjust point costs, and sometimes you adjust stats/abilities.
     
    Originally Legion was going to be played at 1,000 points (again from interviews or live streams. I don't remember exactly where), but during playtesting it was found that a game was taking too long. So the point level of a game was dropped to by 20%. However I don't think it is a coincidence that the game was originally designed for 1,000 points, and that a rebel trooper costs 10. I would not be surprised that if early on in the design of Legion stormtroopers also cost 10 points each, but were found to be a little stronger than rebels so got a 10% point increase. A strict formula for how much a unit will cost is usually not a good way to balance a game. Some abilities will synergies better or worse together effecting the strength of a unit that will not show up in a points formula. Also how well a unit will synergies within its own faction should effect the price. Two units identical on paper can have vastly different power levels depending on what else is available to a specific army. These are some of the considerations that need to be taken into account when pricing a unit that a formula will not show.
     
    Again, I have/had no part in playtesting Legion. So this is all just speculation on my part based somewhat on my experience as a playtester for other systems. Coming up with a points formula for units can be fun, and useful for initial ideas for homebrew units, but it is not likely how existing units received their point cost. But if it is something that you enjoy doing, I say keep at it! I do find it interesting what you are coming up with. I thought I'd just share a small piece of how the sausage of game design is made.
  15. Like
    DFocke got a reaction from Darth Sanguis in Friday would be a good day to......   
    I'm hoping for the updated points and RRG. But probe droids would be pretty cool too!
  16. Like
    DFocke got a reaction from JediPartisan in Friday would be a good day to......   
    I'm hoping for the updated points and RRG. But probe droids would be pretty cool too!
  17. Like
    DFocke got a reaction from Atromix in Reverse Engineering point-costs   
    I do have some experience in play testing miniature games (not legion), and while there are a number of ways to initially come up with point costs, generally speaking it starts with something like deciding on an arbitrary number of points for a standard game. You want the number to be large enough so that you have granularity in adjusting point costs, but small enough for the numbers not to be intimidating. Then you come up with a point cost for your baseline unit/miniature. So for example if you are going for your basic grunt to cost about 1% of the total points for a standard game a 1,000 point game would have basic grunts be 10 points. Then you go from there for other units. Maybe a commander costs about 10 times that of a grunt, an elite trooper 50% more, and a total bad a** 20 times more. These are just your initial estimates that will very likely change during playtesting. Sometimes you adjust point costs, and sometimes you adjust stats/abilities.
     
    Originally Legion was going to be played at 1,000 points (again from interviews or live streams. I don't remember exactly where), but during playtesting it was found that a game was taking too long. So the point level of a game was dropped to by 20%. However I don't think it is a coincidence that the game was originally designed for 1,000 points, and that a rebel trooper costs 10. I would not be surprised that if early on in the design of Legion stormtroopers also cost 10 points each, but were found to be a little stronger than rebels so got a 10% point increase. A strict formula for how much a unit will cost is usually not a good way to balance a game. Some abilities will synergies better or worse together effecting the strength of a unit that will not show up in a points formula. Also how well a unit will synergies within its own faction should effect the price. Two units identical on paper can have vastly different power levels depending on what else is available to a specific army. These are some of the considerations that need to be taken into account when pricing a unit that a formula will not show.
     
    Again, I have/had no part in playtesting Legion. So this is all just speculation on my part based somewhat on my experience as a playtester for other systems. Coming up with a points formula for units can be fun, and useful for initial ideas for homebrew units, but it is not likely how existing units received their point cost. But if it is something that you enjoy doing, I say keep at it! I do find it interesting what you are coming up with. I thought I'd just share a small piece of how the sausage of game design is made.
  18. Like
    DFocke got a reaction from lunitic501 in Reverse Engineering point-costs   
    I do have some experience in play testing miniature games (not legion), and while there are a number of ways to initially come up with point costs, generally speaking it starts with something like deciding on an arbitrary number of points for a standard game. You want the number to be large enough so that you have granularity in adjusting point costs, but small enough for the numbers not to be intimidating. Then you come up with a point cost for your baseline unit/miniature. So for example if you are going for your basic grunt to cost about 1% of the total points for a standard game a 1,000 point game would have basic grunts be 10 points. Then you go from there for other units. Maybe a commander costs about 10 times that of a grunt, an elite trooper 50% more, and a total bad a** 20 times more. These are just your initial estimates that will very likely change during playtesting. Sometimes you adjust point costs, and sometimes you adjust stats/abilities.
     
    Originally Legion was going to be played at 1,000 points (again from interviews or live streams. I don't remember exactly where), but during playtesting it was found that a game was taking too long. So the point level of a game was dropped to by 20%. However I don't think it is a coincidence that the game was originally designed for 1,000 points, and that a rebel trooper costs 10. I would not be surprised that if early on in the design of Legion stormtroopers also cost 10 points each, but were found to be a little stronger than rebels so got a 10% point increase. A strict formula for how much a unit will cost is usually not a good way to balance a game. Some abilities will synergies better or worse together effecting the strength of a unit that will not show up in a points formula. Also how well a unit will synergies within its own faction should effect the price. Two units identical on paper can have vastly different power levels depending on what else is available to a specific army. These are some of the considerations that need to be taken into account when pricing a unit that a formula will not show.
     
    Again, I have/had no part in playtesting Legion. So this is all just speculation on my part based somewhat on my experience as a playtester for other systems. Coming up with a points formula for units can be fun, and useful for initial ideas for homebrew units, but it is not likely how existing units received their point cost. But if it is something that you enjoy doing, I say keep at it! I do find it interesting what you are coming up with. I thought I'd just share a small piece of how the sausage of game design is made.
  19. Like
    DFocke got a reaction from codytx2 in Reverse Engineering point-costs   
    I do have some experience in play testing miniature games (not legion), and while there are a number of ways to initially come up with point costs, generally speaking it starts with something like deciding on an arbitrary number of points for a standard game. You want the number to be large enough so that you have granularity in adjusting point costs, but small enough for the numbers not to be intimidating. Then you come up with a point cost for your baseline unit/miniature. So for example if you are going for your basic grunt to cost about 1% of the total points for a standard game a 1,000 point game would have basic grunts be 10 points. Then you go from there for other units. Maybe a commander costs about 10 times that of a grunt, an elite trooper 50% more, and a total bad a** 20 times more. These are just your initial estimates that will very likely change during playtesting. Sometimes you adjust point costs, and sometimes you adjust stats/abilities.
     
    Originally Legion was going to be played at 1,000 points (again from interviews or live streams. I don't remember exactly where), but during playtesting it was found that a game was taking too long. So the point level of a game was dropped to by 20%. However I don't think it is a coincidence that the game was originally designed for 1,000 points, and that a rebel trooper costs 10. I would not be surprised that if early on in the design of Legion stormtroopers also cost 10 points each, but were found to be a little stronger than rebels so got a 10% point increase. A strict formula for how much a unit will cost is usually not a good way to balance a game. Some abilities will synergies better or worse together effecting the strength of a unit that will not show up in a points formula. Also how well a unit will synergies within its own faction should effect the price. Two units identical on paper can have vastly different power levels depending on what else is available to a specific army. These are some of the considerations that need to be taken into account when pricing a unit that a formula will not show.
     
    Again, I have/had no part in playtesting Legion. So this is all just speculation on my part based somewhat on my experience as a playtester for other systems. Coming up with a points formula for units can be fun, and useful for initial ideas for homebrew units, but it is not likely how existing units received their point cost. But if it is something that you enjoy doing, I say keep at it! I do find it interesting what you are coming up with. I thought I'd just share a small piece of how the sausage of game design is made.
  20. Like
    DFocke got a reaction from Thaureg in Reverse Engineering point-costs   
    I do have some experience in play testing miniature games (not legion), and while there are a number of ways to initially come up with point costs, generally speaking it starts with something like deciding on an arbitrary number of points for a standard game. You want the number to be large enough so that you have granularity in adjusting point costs, but small enough for the numbers not to be intimidating. Then you come up with a point cost for your baseline unit/miniature. So for example if you are going for your basic grunt to cost about 1% of the total points for a standard game a 1,000 point game would have basic grunts be 10 points. Then you go from there for other units. Maybe a commander costs about 10 times that of a grunt, an elite trooper 50% more, and a total bad a** 20 times more. These are just your initial estimates that will very likely change during playtesting. Sometimes you adjust point costs, and sometimes you adjust stats/abilities.
     
    Originally Legion was going to be played at 1,000 points (again from interviews or live streams. I don't remember exactly where), but during playtesting it was found that a game was taking too long. So the point level of a game was dropped to by 20%. However I don't think it is a coincidence that the game was originally designed for 1,000 points, and that a rebel trooper costs 10. I would not be surprised that if early on in the design of Legion stormtroopers also cost 10 points each, but were found to be a little stronger than rebels so got a 10% point increase. A strict formula for how much a unit will cost is usually not a good way to balance a game. Some abilities will synergies better or worse together effecting the strength of a unit that will not show up in a points formula. Also how well a unit will synergies within its own faction should effect the price. Two units identical on paper can have vastly different power levels depending on what else is available to a specific army. These are some of the considerations that need to be taken into account when pricing a unit that a formula will not show.
     
    Again, I have/had no part in playtesting Legion. So this is all just speculation on my part based somewhat on my experience as a playtester for other systems. Coming up with a points formula for units can be fun, and useful for initial ideas for homebrew units, but it is not likely how existing units received their point cost. But if it is something that you enjoy doing, I say keep at it! I do find it interesting what you are coming up with. I thought I'd just share a small piece of how the sausage of game design is made.
  21. Thanks
    DFocke got a reaction from Darth Sanguis in Reverse Engineering point-costs   
    I do have some experience in play testing miniature games (not legion), and while there are a number of ways to initially come up with point costs, generally speaking it starts with something like deciding on an arbitrary number of points for a standard game. You want the number to be large enough so that you have granularity in adjusting point costs, but small enough for the numbers not to be intimidating. Then you come up with a point cost for your baseline unit/miniature. So for example if you are going for your basic grunt to cost about 1% of the total points for a standard game a 1,000 point game would have basic grunts be 10 points. Then you go from there for other units. Maybe a commander costs about 10 times that of a grunt, an elite trooper 50% more, and a total bad a** 20 times more. These are just your initial estimates that will very likely change during playtesting. Sometimes you adjust point costs, and sometimes you adjust stats/abilities.
     
    Originally Legion was going to be played at 1,000 points (again from interviews or live streams. I don't remember exactly where), but during playtesting it was found that a game was taking too long. So the point level of a game was dropped to by 20%. However I don't think it is a coincidence that the game was originally designed for 1,000 points, and that a rebel trooper costs 10. I would not be surprised that if early on in the design of Legion stormtroopers also cost 10 points each, but were found to be a little stronger than rebels so got a 10% point increase. A strict formula for how much a unit will cost is usually not a good way to balance a game. Some abilities will synergies better or worse together effecting the strength of a unit that will not show up in a points formula. Also how well a unit will synergies within its own faction should effect the price. Two units identical on paper can have vastly different power levels depending on what else is available to a specific army. These are some of the considerations that need to be taken into account when pricing a unit that a formula will not show.
     
    Again, I have/had no part in playtesting Legion. So this is all just speculation on my part based somewhat on my experience as a playtester for other systems. Coming up with a points formula for units can be fun, and useful for initial ideas for homebrew units, but it is not likely how existing units received their point cost. But if it is something that you enjoy doing, I say keep at it! I do find it interesting what you are coming up with. I thought I'd just share a small piece of how the sausage of game design is made.
  22. Like
    DFocke got a reaction from lunitic501 in Reverse Engineering point-costs   
    The game designers have said in at least a couple of interviews (I don't remember which ones, or where to find them if I did) that they do not use a formula for the cost of units. Or at least that is not how they come to a final point cost for release.
  23. Like
    DFocke got a reaction from Darth Sanguis in Reverse Engineering point-costs   
    The game designers have said in at least a couple of interviews (I don't remember which ones, or where to find them if I did) that they do not use a formula for the cost of units. Or at least that is not how they come to a final point cost for release.
  24. Like
    DFocke got a reaction from lologrelol in Friday would be a good day to......   
    I'm hoping for the updated points and RRG. But probe droids would be pretty cool too!
  25. Like
    DFocke got a reaction from Dalae in Friday would be a good day to......   
    I'm hoping for the updated points and RRG. But probe droids would be pretty cool too!
×
×
  • Create New...