I got a chance to playtest Business Solutions on Saturday with my friends Joel (the original Tom Cougar – Unpleasant Creep / Lust from an earlier game, who made it into the examples of play) and Tom (who I’d never met in person but now have). It went OK. We played using the Melodramatic flavor, which is the first time that’s been tried out, and it has huge potential. I think we just skirted the edges of how fun it could be – Joel played Mysterious Heir / Admiration and I played Seductive Outsider / Lust, which has a hysterical combo. He’d “died” in a sailboat accident but was back – to wrest Business Solutions from his father! Tom’s guy (Dangerous Old Timer / Deceit) knew, of course, but I got it out of him, and my urge to expose the prodigal son turned into a different sort of urge as I fell head over heels for the big lug. All while we were fixing broken PCB photogates and blurry copies. There’s still an important piece that doesn’t work right – the way players earn a bonus – but it’s fixable. Otherwise I’m really happy with the drastically pared-down card handling.
Business Solutions Playtesting