John D. Clair is looking for your help to play test the newest Space Base expansion

February 1, 2023 - 11:06pm

Usually when board game publishers want to do play testing, they will select a few, small, reliable groups and either send them prototype components or arrange to have them play online, such as on TableTop Simulator. However Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG to most of you) has decided to go public with playtesting for the newest expansion for Space Base, which has a working title of “Genesis”.

In a forum posting on Board Game Geek, John D. Clair, designer of Space Base, Mystic Vale, and Ready Set Bet, has provided a downloadable .pdf file that contains the rules for the expansion as well as artless versions of the new cards. John D. Clair has asked that you leave any play testing feedback in the forum thread and that he’s really looking “to make sure proportions of money/income/points hasn’t gotten off track and to identify and fix boring/confusing/overpowered/underpowered new cards.”

Genesis is designed to be a simple expansion that can be used by both new and experienced players. While there are a few new actions, they work similarly to the ones in the base game in order to cut down complexity. The cards are shuffled into their respective decks and there is no “saga” experience like there was with the previous two expansions: The Emergence of Shy Pluto and The Mysteries of Terra Proxima.

Where to start? Where to start? Hmm... I like to play games? Yeah, that's brilliant. <delete><delete><delete> I'll try again later.