Balancing Zening

Chris Pasley @ Gamasutra: "Zening is a turn-based strategy game built in Flash that supports two game modes, up to twenty-player games, and features thirty characters and thirty spells that are either available by earning them through play, or by using microtransactions. The number of different configurations of armies using these characters and spells was mind-boggling; supporting up to four players, Army mode featured six characters, who could have up to three spells each, and Hero mode allowed for large groups of people (up to twenty total on four teams) to play together using only one character each.

It presented an interesting balancing challenge. I found only a handful of articles about character balancing, so I thought someone might benefit from my experiences with Zening."

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