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Failed to playtest

PostPosted: Thursday September 28th, 2017 12:59am
by Daedalus
Hero Quest was playtested by groups of boys extensively as part of its development. Not so with this expansion.

alyndavies wrote:We did have one minor drama on quest 6 or 7 where I spent the best part of 10 minutes looking everywhere for the spell book plastic scenery thing (Alter piece), and the damn thing was already on the bloody board, for some reason there are 2 of them on the quest which totally confused me. One in the center room and one in the top left quarter of the map.

alyndavies was referring to Quest 5, The Deadly Depths. Even this simple error got by the editor.

Re: Failed to playtest

PostPosted: Thursday September 28th, 2017 7:29am
by j_dean80
Daedalus wrote:Hero Quest was playtested by groups of boys extensively as part of its development. Not so with this expansion.

alyndavies wrote:We did have one minor drama on quest 6 or 7 where I spent the best part of 10 minutes looking everywhere for the spell book plastic scenery thing (Alter piece), and the damn thing was already on the bloody board, for some reason there are 2 of them on the quest which totally confused me. One in the center room and one in the top left quarter of the map.

alyndavies was referring to Quest 5, The Deadly Depths. Even this simple error got by the editor.


The "non-center room" one plays no role and could easily be left off. Perhaps MB assumed by this expansion the players would have an extra.

Re: Failed to playtest

PostPosted: Thursday September 28th, 2017 12:57pm
by Gold Bearer
I don't know why they'd assume they'd have two of them, it's obviously a mistake. If there's no tomb in that quest then the other one was probably meant to be that. Against The Ogre Hoard is the worst offender, I can't remember the details but there's at least three errors worse or as bad as that.

Re: Failed to playtest

PostPosted: Thursday September 28th, 2017 2:24pm
by Goblin-King
Where is that quote from?

Re: Failed to playtest

PostPosted: Thursday September 28th, 2017 3:24pm
by j_dean80
Gold Bearer wrote:I don't know why they'd assume they'd have two of them, it's obviously a mistake. If there's no tomb in that quest then the other one was probably meant to be that. Against The Ogre Hoard is the worst offender, I can't remember the details but there's at least three errors worse or as bad as that.


You missed the sarcasm.

Re: Failed to playtest

PostPosted: Friday September 29th, 2017 8:28am
by Gold Bearer
j_dean80 wrote:You missed the sarcasm.
Oops sorry, it's hard to tell on line. |_P

Re: Failed to playtest

PostPosted: Tuesday October 17th, 2017 6:25am
by TMU
j_dean80 wrote:
Gold Bearer wrote:I don't know why they'd assume they'd have two of them, it's obviously a mistake. If there's no tomb in that quest then the other one was probably meant to be that. Against The Ogre Hoard is the worst offender, I can't remember the details but there's at least three errors worse or as bad as that.


You missed the sarcasm.

Sarcasm: You missed the tags. /Sarcasm |_P

Re: Failed to playtest

PostPosted: Tuesday October 17th, 2017 11:24am
by knightkrawler
I hate those tags. IvenBach should continue to use them because he has been working it funnily, but other than that it dismisses the recipient's intelligence.

Re: Failed to playtest

PostPosted: Monday October 30th, 2017 3:07pm
by Daedalus
While I generally agree with you about sarcasm tags and so choose not use them, I thought TMU's example was worth a chuckle. Too bad their not pink.

Goblin-King wrote:Where is that quote from?

If you mean alyndavies' quote, it's in the fifth paragraph from this post at Saturday Night DUNGEON!.

Re: Failed to playtest

PostPosted: Friday October 26th, 2018 11:18am
by wallydubbs
I agree that this was a bit of a blunder, but there are also errors in the Elf Quest pack, a set of Magical Elven Chainmail Armor was a reward for the 1st solo quest, but it's supposed to be a set of Magical Elven Bracers.
I really can't be surprised it's the American expansion packs that have all the errors.