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Playtesters Needed for Trick-Taking game

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Sheppy
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Come one, come all, and bring your card stock, generic money tokens of 60 quantity, and give Zombies Ruin Everything a try. The original forum on BGG can be found here
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/848138/need-playtesters-for-pnp-prot...
but why go there? I'll help you out right here.

Here are the rules...
https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B-lLHQC6Aw77VEwtWlB6cWk5MXc

Here are the cards...
https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B-lLHQC6Aw77Tm5mOXAzMmxsTjQ

Here are the score cards (optional)...
https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B-lLHQC6Aw77bXBEZ2d3Yms3Ykk

Please try my game...

edgd00
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I gave the rules a read and here are my notes:

The Cards: it says "The strength is how they strong they are in numbers..." the first "they" looks to be an error.

The Game: it says "...each player will sent a character on the hunt..." should "sent" be "send"?

Not sure I understand this: "If, by some chance, no Hunters survive to the end of the Hunt, the Bounty returns to the bank. The winner of the Hunt becomes the start player next round." How can there be a winner of the Hunt if no Hunters survive? If all the Hunters do not survive, what happens to the Target? Also what happens to Hunters after a Hunt? Do they go back into your hand or are discarded?

Zombies: "If they are a Hunter, the zombie will “chew up” the strongest Hunter there as both enter the discard."

Zombies: "As a reward, the Zombie steals the victims Bounty Value from the opposing players bank..." Not sure I understand this, does the zombie copy the Bounty Value of the Hunter it chewed up or does it take all the Bounty that Hunter's player has acquired during the game?

Zombies: "If the Zombie is a Target, all players will discard their highest strength card." How can a player verify that another player discarded their highest strength card? Is it just an honor system? I remember this issue came up in Magic and it was a problem for serious tournament play. They resolved it by requiring a player to briefly show their hand to show they took the correct action. Not sure that would work for this game.

Bail Out: "If the bank ever empties out and cannot cover Bounties or Abilities, every player must put three tokens from their score pile to the bank. In the event a player doesn’t have four tokens,..." Um, 3 tokens or 4 tokens?

Bank Bailout or Stimulus? In the rules you talk about a Bank Bailout but in the FAQ you call it a Stimulus. Which is it?

The Alien Genetic Engineer ability says "Take the Mutation Card." Is that supposed to be the Genetic Engineering card?

Overall, I love the theme of the game! I like the mix of different genres and as always, I love your artwork. I'll try to see if I can get a few plays in but i can't promise anything as I have a whole lot on my plate as it is. But just from reading it, I am very interested in playing and am looking forward to the final version. Good Luck!

Sheppy
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Egads, now I gotta fix some things.

edgd00 wrote:
I gave the rules a read and here are my notes:

The Cards: it says "The strength is how they strong they are in numbers..." the first "they" looks to be an error.

The Game: it says "...each player will sent a character on the hunt..." should "sent" be "send"?

Not sure I understand this: "If, by some chance, no Hunters survive to the end of the Hunt, the Bounty returns to the bank. The winner of the Hunt becomes the start player next round." How can there be a winner of the Hunt if no Hunters survive? If all the Hunters do not survive, what happens to the Target? Also what happens to Hunters after a Hunt? Do they go back into your hand or are discarded?

Zombies: "If they are a Hunter, the zombie will “chew up” the strongest Hunter there as both enter the discard."

Zombies: "As a reward, the Zombie steals the victims Bounty Value from the opposing players bank..." Not sure I understand this, does the zombie copy the Bounty Value of the Hunter it chewed up or does it take all the Bounty that Hunter's player has acquired during the game?

Zombies: "If the Zombie is a Target, all players will discard their highest strength card." How can a player verify that another player discarded their highest strength card? Is it just an honor system? I remember this issue came up in Magic and it was a problem for serious tournament play. They resolved it by requiring a player to briefly show their hand to show they took the correct action. Not sure that would work for this game.

Bail Out: "If the bank ever empties out and cannot cover Bounties or Abilities, every player must put three tokens from their score pile to the bank. In the event a player doesn’t have four tokens,..." Um, 3 tokens or 4 tokens?

Bank Bailout or Stimulus? In the rules you talk about a Bank Bailout but in the FAQ you call it a Stimulus. Which is it?

The Alien Genetic Engineer ability says "Take the Mutation Card." Is that supposed to be the Genetic Engineering card?

Overall, I love the theme of the game! I like the mix of different genres and as always, I love your artwork. I'll try to see if I can get a few plays in but i can't promise anything as I have a whole lot on my plate as it is. But just from reading it, I am very interested in playing and am looking forward to the final version. Good Luck!

This, in essence, is what happens when you undergo dramatic changes in terminology and don't triple/quadruple check things. These will all be modified tonight and updated.

Sheppy
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Ahm not dead...

Been working towards getting the artwork together. Here is a preview of that artwork.

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c237/sheppyboy2000/Previews.jpg

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