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I guess there's always room for improvement.

A, B, or C?

TL;DR Which do you think is better? ------------------->
Here's with the cleric. I don't know if I want to put his glowing hand in there or not.

Need help naming characters...

I've sort of named the wizard. Either Thiltwig or Thigwilt. (Both are anagrams of Twilight. I painted the figure purple, we joked about MLP, and he was born.)

Female names are HARD. I could think of a dozen unique male fantasy names before I could think of 1 for a female. All the female names I DO come up with, sound too magic-ish. I'm hoping someone will read this and maybe have some input on a decent sounding name. One where you look at him/her and say, "yeah, that looks like a [insert name]".

Been a while. End of the year.

It's been a while, not since gateway in california, have I worked on my game, but far longer than I have posted anything. Since last time, I have attended both "Extra Life" at Brookhurst Hobbies and "UnPub Mini" at The Guild House both events were phenomenal flops for demoing. I will be thankful for one kind soul who played my first-ever experimental 2 player variant. It was garbage as I had anticipated. Looking back, it further solidifies Warrior as overpowered.

After-con update

Dungeon Brawl Playtesters

If you have the chance to go to Strategicon over another con, go to the other con. I signed up for 12 hours of demo time. In that time I got 7 people to play it. I called it in early every 4 hour block I was assigned due to non traffic and all the hardcore Ticket to Ride tournament players. God, Ticket to Ride is just Candy Land with objectives and points. I digress. On Sunday, when I cleaned up early, I had enough time in the day to go downstairs to the free gaming area. I had THREE pickup games with almost no wait time. I don't think I'll ever do a scheduled demo with them again.

Last minute delivery and Convention time!!!

So I finally got my overshirts!! I have to overnight them which was 50 bucks but I got it in time for the con. They're about 90-95% what I wanted so I'm okay with it. Now I can look legit while demoing my games.

Crunch Time with Dungeon Brawl

Lots of fine tuning going into the character classes before I send off for my professional-looking version from Game Crafter. I've also made Tableflip Games overshirts for when I demo! I really feel it adds a bit of professionalism. Do you really want to pitch your game wearing a Dr. Who T-shirt?

Printing prototype and monk trouble

So as I mentioned before, I get bored waiting for the next playtest so I started transferring my cards into the game crafter to see how much it would cost. Sheesh, round punch board chits are a flat 10 bones. I'm glad my game has armor tokens now to offset the cost of just needing 5 chits. The really bad thing is I'm making a copy just for myself as the art is taken from various sources which are place holders for when I pay for real art... but I have to have a nice looking working copy.

DONE! Now for fine tuning and reflection.

Finished 8 of the 9 classes! Everything is printed in full color, minis half painted, dungeon squares mounted ND painted. Haha. Adding it all up, I spent over 80 bucks on this game. Printing all the cards was about $23. Minis I didn't already have was about $40. Poster board and cork board: $15. Index cards straight cutter, and scissors: $20.

Making the game presentable.

It only took a day to fix what the guys broke. Several more days to make new copies of cards to institute a new playstyle.

Broke the game!

Example of Play.jpg

Every playtest has been great. I little change here and there...

That is, until my friends got it on Saturday. With no restrictions, taking all armor and all weapons, they broke the game in twain. I was a bit disheartened, especially since we played a full game, took 2 hours, and half of them weren't having fun. I had to document this here since it is valuable information and allowed me to further refine the game through card restriction and retooling cards.

Max 5 copies of a card. Max 8 defense cards.

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