The simulation for Of Feast & Famine continues.... right now I've simulated nearly aspect of the game with the exception of the Specialty cards (which I'm working on now). But I'm bugged because the simulation only seems to end in a win about 1/3 of the time. And yet in play testing it's been too easy. Like I said before, I haven't simulated the Specialty cards yet which should make the game easier, but I would be surprised if it made it easier enough to account for the difference.
I guess I just don't have confidence that my simulation is valid. I feel like there must be a big bug somewhere (and there probably is). But now I'm starting to wonder if I'll ever feel confident in it.... even if the end results start looking right, it doesn't mean that I got there in the same way.
We'll see... I'm not giving up on it yet, but I am a bit discouraged with it right now.
In other news, I was asked to do an interview for The Game Crafter a couple of weeks ago and the interview just went up today. You can see it here: http://news.thegamecrafter.com/post/28115029737/allow-me-to-introduce-you-to-allan-lamb-from-the#disqus_thread
Note the misspelling of my name in the link.. if that gets "fixed" you can go here http://news.thegamecrafter.com/ and scan the news until you find it. Though if it's much later than 7-27-2012, you'll have to scan for a long time!
That's it for today!