Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
arwaker

New Idea for Balancing

Recommended Posts

As most people agree that the teams are badly balanced, i've tested several different approaches to even them up. Yesterday i had a new idea, that does not need changes in existing cards.

 

Every team starts with one starplayer of their own race. As the specific stars have very diffenrent values, one can even up the teams by wisely choosing this start-star-player.

 

 

 

For Example:

Dwarfs (a weak team) start with the Deathroller (a very strong star player)

Undead (a strong team) starts with Hack'En Lash (one of the weaker star players)

 

 

The difficulty now is to find the perfect star for each team. What do you think about it and what star players would you recommend?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can't say I agree with you original statement. I think with the notable exception of Dwarfs, the other teams are quite well balanced.

 

Having said that, considering that Dwarfs have so little access to sprint, it wouldn't be the worst thing in the world if you started them off with a deathroller and ditched a lineman.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's maybe an avenue to look at.

 

I'd agree with the statement that all teams are not equal and some are particularily outside the norm.

 

Dwarves, Vampires, Undeads and to a lesser extent (based on our games) dark elves.

 

 

Dwarves really don't need much to start being viable, and from what we've seen it's not linked to their ability to tackle (block) their opponent, but rather the fact that they are stuck with whatever hands they get in rotation. Lack of sprint is what makes it a problem when playing vs teams with sprint, and the lack of a 4 power player cuts them down when facing orcs for example.  So i wouldn't add a death roller to the team from the get go, it's overkill. We did test the team with a free team upgrade (the free sprint for the use of the guard skill) and they had more success.

 

It's why we decided to change the sprint/foul skill in the end, solved that issue for teams who don't get access to it, while still providing a nice bonus to those who do. However, even after this change...it does seem that the Vampire and Undead team are still respectively under and over the crowd.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've always thought every team should start with a Star Player in any case just to crank up the deck-building aspect because as is, you only start to have a good, diverse deck by round 5 and then it's over.

Balancing I think has to determined by the group dynamic observed over time and then only if there is a glaring disparity. I don't what it is but I've been in games where Dwarves rocked the supposedly better teams. Even if unbalance could be demonstrated, I'm not sure it warrants making all teams zero-sum to each other.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...