Archon Arena has been through quite a lot of in person play testing, but up until now no blind play tests have occurred. That is about to change!
The folks who frequent the chat area of The Game Crafter recently set up a playtest circle. Basically, designers post the games they have available. Others sign up to test them. The game is mailed to the first person, who plays it and gives feedback. Then they mail it to the next person on the list. It's a bit like a gaming a chain letter with no money involved.
This morning I put Archon Arena up on the list and almost immediately had two replies for players. It's very exciting to get the game out to a broader audience and hopefully get some constructive feedback.
So off I go to mail out the game. Then, I just have to sit back and wait for the (hopefully) good responses.
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