I took a break from working on my cards after the beta release. It keeps me from betting burned out and when I came back I got a nice surprise. Two of my close friends had been working on it and came up with some great ideas! Mostly it was card effects and the balancing of the respective card types, according to their intended theme.
It was such a great moral booster.
My next order of business is...
1. Implement the balance modifications suggested (and proven viable) by my test group.
2. Develop a play mat. This will include a overworld map on one side that serves as the play area and also states the rules. The other side will consist of lore and a charming little comic.
3. Begin preparation for a march comic-toy convention. This includes a full base set of cards (100+), packaging for both the decks, the packs, and the pack boxes as well as displays, a kickstarter, and an actual company name/logo.
I also need to look into what it takes to get a cartoon off the ground. That is a lofty goal but I have no intention of playing a low risk strategy. I want this dammit.