Leviathans Point System Open Beta Test

And it begins!!! For those that already own the Core Box Set, the data below is a repeat from the flyer, but as a reminder (and for those who don’t have the keel-filled-box-‘o-awesome yet), providing the text here; it’s also on the downloads page once this post falls off the front page in case you need to come and check it out again.

Have you ever played a game and wondered how they generated the point value of a given unit? Or if the system is revealed, felt it didn’t reflect your style of gaming, or you might have done X or Y different? Well now’s your chance to participate in creating a point system for balancing fleets in Leviathans that mirrors what you want to see on your gaming table.

Last year Catalyst Game Labs ran an online Open Alpha Test of the Leviathans’ Point System. Now, you can leap into the action and participate in the Open Beta Test. First, download the free Leviathans Point System Open Beta Test PDF. It includes an already heavily playtested, full point system, along with pre-generated point values for all extent Ship Cards (including those currently released as PDF-only).

You can even download the Excel spreadsheets that we used to test and generate these point values: British Point Values Generator, French Point Values Generator.

Second, build some games based upon those preexisting point values and get those dice rolling and ships blowing up. If you feel the point system as currently shown doesn’t accurately convey the various strengths and weaknesses of each ship, visit the forums at monstersinthesky.com. A “Determining Points Value Beta Test” thread has been created and will be active for six months from the time of the Leviathans Core Box Set Street Date (when it’s available on store shelves). Post your feedback, comments and especially your suggestions for tweaks to the system that you feel will improve it. And of course if you find any errors in the PDF or our spreadsheets, by all means, let us know.

Finally, we’ll be watching the thread and will use it to build a final point system, based upon the community’s feedback. The more players participate, the more chances the point system will reflect exactly the style of system the community wants. At a future point, the Engineer’s Box will publish, including rules for customizing ships, as well as a final point system, as playtested and tweaked by the community. Everyone that posts a comment into that thread concerning the point system will have their online handles included in the credits section as a contributor in that future Engineer’s Box.

Not much else to say…a fair bit of meat to digest there and hopefully a whole lot of fun gaming ahead for all of us…

See ya next duty shift!


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