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The Emperor’s Heart update

December 22, 2007

I’ve finally updated the playtest documents for The Emperor’s Heart.

I still have a fat stack of feedback notes sitting at home I need to incorporate, but honestly, I’m just happy to clean it up from it’s initial mindspew stage. I think the rules part is actually readable at this point. I will forewarn you though, I did this all on my friend’s outdated PC, so I had to save the rules themselves as a Word document instead of my usual PDF methods.

The big changes instituted thus far include an “icebreaker” technique to help tie together the Heroes with each others’ Drama cards, more fiddling the numbers to make better opposition on the part of Villains and Supporting characters, advice on conflicts with more than 2 sides, more setting bits, and hopefully just clear writing all around.

I’d love for folks to play it and give feedback.

The Emperor’s Heart playtest rules (12.20.07)

Drama Cards, set 1

Drama Cards, set 2

Outlaw Faction Cards

Hero Archetype Cards

Scenario Cards

Villain Cards

Things still on the to-do list: Examples, a name list, and updated cards. Hopefully this upcoming year I won’t be scrambling as much and have a little more time to set that all up.

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The Emperor’s Heart, playtesting

July 29, 2007

Want to help playtest my game? Here’s the rules and basic cards you’ll need to print out (or at least scrawl legibly on index cards) to play.

What I’m looking for at this point in playtesting is whether the rules work or not. Obviously, if something is really horribly written and you can’t even parse how to play it (or something crucial left out), please let me know. But otherwise, don’t sweat the writing style, layout, etc. since all of that will probably see change later down the road.

Feel free to either post actual play reports online (and send me links) or email me directly at yeloson at an address that ends with dot net and has earthlink before it.

Also, if you play, please send a list of the names of everyone who has played! I want to credit my playtesters.

Update: Newest version of the rules (12/20/07) updated! Alas, I’m working on a friend’s archaic PC and can only save it as a Word Doc at the moment.

The Emperor’s Heart playtest rules (12.20.07)

Drama Cards, set 1

Drama Cards, set 2

Outlaw Faction Cards

Hero Archetype Cards

Scenario Cards

Villain Cards