Following up on the current effort to playtest the “end run” strategy:
I’m currently playing the non-end run games. Once those are done I’ll go back through and use the same setups to play the end run.
I’d be happy if the playtesting were going faster, but doing the experiment right has meant slowing down. Normally I can easily finish a solo game of Over the Next Dune in 30 minutes (which is useful information–it’s the kind of thing that goes on the side of a box!). Unfortunately, the extra record-keeping involved in recording the setups makes the games take significantly longer. As a result, it’s harder to fit them in around other obligations.
I’ll come back to this topic in two weeks, hopefully with final results.