Tuesday, April 23, 2013

How You Can Playtest Tesla

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, and a playtest is worth a thousand online threads.

We would like to invite you guys to experience the current iteration of the Mech mechanic. We hope this will help us think about the best implementation of the Mech mechanic as well as the best way to design a set around it.

Basically, you can playtest games online with any other reader who wants to, using the playtest deck we have so far. You can set up a time with other readers here. (Or, use any other method like Twitter or the comments section.) Contact us at goblinartisanchah@gmail.com and we'll send you the details of how to playtest online, such as the files you need.

The following is the deck we'll be using for this initial playtest, designed by Havelock to showcase his implementation of the Mech mechanic.

9 Island
8 Plains
1 Aerial Maneuver
1 Cancel
1 Avenging Arrow
1 Paralyzing Grasp
1 Oblivion Ring
1 Æther Adept
1 Courtly Provocateur
1 Pillarfield Ox
1 Fog Bank
1 Battleflight Eagle
1 Wind Drake

New Cards

(Any of the Heads can join with any of the Bodies. We haven't figured out the art layout of the joined cards, so all the Mech cards in the test file will use the same backside art for now.)

In future tests, we will need to set up guidelines on what we're looking for, and what kind of information we need to pass to each other to communicate the results of a test. But currently, we just want you to experience the cards for yourselves!

Hopefully, we can have Sealed and Draft playtests as well very soon!


  1. Looks like a lot of fun. Count me in.

  2. You kids these days are spoiled. Back when we were testing this deck, we didn't have art.

  3. I would love to playtest, but I'll only be available at strange times for a few weeks.

  4. Were there ever any playtests? If so, how'd they go? Is this still slated for Tesla?