Playtest Update: Test Build 3.156 (10/9)

Discussion in 'Castle Mitternacht Playtest' started by Flaxative, Oct 9, 2016.

  1. Flaxative

    Flaxative Party Leader Staff Member

    Sorry for the delay folks. It's actually entirely on me because I thought we'd created a new bug with Ancient Grudge when we... hadn't. Brain misfiring. Whoops.

    Here're the changes!

    • Searching "CM, " "Castle," or "Mitternacht" in the deckbuilder should bring up mostly or only Castle Mitternacht items.

    Card Bug Fixes
    • Wind Dancer doesn't trigger on Step attacks that don't complete. (Made explicit in card text)
    • Vanguard interaction with Escaping Run and Spin Around fixed
    • Vanguard text fixed to clarify function; it Pushes your ally
    • Curse of Fragility is now tagged Harmful for the AI's benefit
    • Vampire's Kiss now counts as a vampire card, meaning Vampires can draw it
    • Destructive Purge now has a short name
    • Form cards now work with filtered draw effects (e.g. Inspiring Presence, Pathfinding, etc.)
    • Negative Energy Being now deals Unholy damage when the source of the healing it's converting doesn't have a damage type (e.g. Vampiric Form)

    Card Balance Changes
    • Zombie Form is now a pure Handicap
    • Boo! is now a Sonic attack that can only be played from behind
    • Sacred Shroud's armor value reduced from 2 to 1
    • Inquisitor's Badge's Immunity to Silver now only functions once
    • Daylight now also cleanses terrain attachments in range
    • Daylight is now Unblockable and its damage is now unpreventable
    • Daylight's damage and healing both reduced from 5 to 4
    • Daylight now also only affects squares/characters in line of sight
    • Hex of Dissolution base damage increased from 4 to 5
    • Hex of Dissolution bonus damage per acid square reduced from 1/2 to 1/3
    • Walpurgis Night is now a hybrid Attack/Handicap because it is a Mandatory Action
    • Ancient Grudge is a Sonic attack with base damage 0, and only starts adding damage after 4 cards are in discard
    • Medium's Garb armor changed from reliable to 5+ roll
    • Vampire's Kiss damage reduced from 6 to 4
    • Vampire's Kiss now only replaces the target's oldest card with a Vampire card
    • Inquisition base damage reduced from 3 to 2
    • Inquisition Bolt deals +5 damage to characters with a Form attached instead of looking at cards in hand
    • Inquisition Bolt reveals target's hand
    • Vengeance base damage reduced from 9 to 8
    • Ethereal Form no longer grants Immunity to untargeted effects; now it grants Armor 4 against them
    • Ethereal Form's card pool replaces Mind Muddle with Acid Jet
    • Lycanthropic Form's armor no longer affects Silver damage
    • Blight now only attached Handicaps to adjacent enemies

    Item Changes
    • Snarlcub Hide: -Toughened Hide Strips +Officer's Harness
    • Subterranean Ferocity: -Reliable Hide Armor +Unreliable Block
    • Satin & Silk Pajamas have switched names
    • New item! "Dainty Silversmith," tokenless Elf Skill with Fey Silversmith, Fey Silversmith, Skip.

    Other Fixes
    • When a character with a Form attached dies, their figure reverts correctly
    • Set initials in the deckbuilder are now "CM" instead of "MN"
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  2. MathuranF

    MathuranF Lizardman Priest

    looking forward to trying these changes out, looks good!!
  3. hello world

    hello world Hydra

    Ouch, that medium garb buff.
  4. Flaxative

    Flaxative Party Leader Staff Member

    How did we buff it, just to clarify?
  5. hello world

    hello world Hydra

    Sundering strike and vampire kiss are now way worse at removing it :p
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  6. wereviper

    wereviper Ogre

    Lol great job Flax! I know all about those dreaded brain misfires and did you smell that smoke when your brain was overworking? lol Will be back on the test server when I can get a chance!
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  7. Dainty Silversmith made me snicker.
    Balance changes look good. The mandatory Walpurgis night is a very nice touch (nobody can control when a holiday occurs)
    My only disappointment with these changes is that I'll no longer be able to shred through the Storges in the Troll Tyrant with inquisition bolt. :(
    My favorite one is that Boo! can now only be played from behind. Very fun mechanic.
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2016
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  8. timeracers

    timeracers Guild Leader

    I thought about that before the nerf even happened.
  9. Solip

    Solip Orc Soldier

    Happy to see you nerfed the vampire's kiss card :) I'm busy with real life right now (school and homework take like, 50% of my day you see) and i get to play only in the night or evening. I'll make sure to test these out when i get a chance.
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  10. hello world

    hello world Hydra

    I was mostly kidding about the garb, but approaching wizards with a priest to deal a non-lethal amount of draining damage can happen, and they have sundering on some good items so I found a bit funny that it is a nerf vs. wizards and warrior, but probably not that much of a nerf vs. priests.
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  11. Rohndil

    Rohndil Hydra

    Looks great! I especially like what you did with Daylight.
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  12. Pokemaster131

    Pokemaster131 Lizardman Priest

    Does Hex of Dissolution now round up if there are 2 acid tiles on the map, or does it need 3 to get the damage buff? (5+2/3=6, or 5+2/3=5?)
  13. Flaxative

    Flaxative Party Leader Staff Member

    It's +1 per 3, so when there's 3, it's +1, when there's 6 (two 3s) it's +2, etc...

    5 is still only one 3 :)
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  14. Pokemaster131

    Pokemaster131 Lizardman Priest

    Now that they're handicaps, can we draw Zombie Form and Walpurgis Night from radiation effects?
  15. Macizo

    Macizo Guild Leader

    Vanguard tigers on step moves? it should funtion that way? i see it too strong.

    Edit: i mean step attacks.
  16. Flaxative

    Flaxative Party Leader Staff Member

    Yes, though player radiation doesn't draw cards - it only attaches - so you'll only get Walpurgis from radiation in Sky Citadel maps.
    (Zombie Form was already a handicap, so actually nothing has changed in this department.)

    It's working as intended; if it's too strong in the playtest we can nerf if need be.
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  17. @Flaxative THe text of Wind Dancer Confuses me. IT looks like a Law of Excluded middle, and isn't clear about this "doesn't trigger on Step attacks that don't complete"
  18. Solip

    Solip Orc Soldier

    The new stuff is pretty balanced. I like it. I think that you fixed most of the giant flaws it had. thanks for letting us test it :)
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  19. Soltis

    Soltis Goblin Champion

    Not sure how feel about Daylight. It's 4 healing, potentially 4 unblockable/unpreventable (possibly burfftable?) damage to targets within LOS AND it also clears all terrain attachments within LOS. It just seems to be a bit of a panacea.
  20. vitreo84

    vitreo84 Goblin Champion

    Priest need a strong card to cleanse terrain attachment better than wizard ;)

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