I had a chance to have @yabapmatt run a sample game with two decks I picked. I submitted them to him and he ran a match using both teams.
Here is the result
(Note: run in 0.25x speed)
5 Quick Takes
(NOTE: These were fully leveled cards that were playing. So all the powers of all the cards were maxed out.)
#1 When playing the Death Splinter (Black), watch out for the Skeleton Assassin. He lives up to his name as he packs a very powerful punch! He took out the Swamp Thing in one turn with his melee and poison. Watch out for this bad-ass common!
#2 Selenia Sky can summon the dragons (and that is an awesome power), but that doesn't mean it will be an automatic win. I matched her up against a regular summoner and mostly rares (the epic was a no-show), and the rares (and common Assassin) did some big damage!
#3 Flesh Golem holds his own as a "tank". Fleshie doesn't look so powerful with what seems to be not much armor, but he definitely holds his own. The ability to self-heal is a huge plus here, and he also has lots of starting health to survive the early onslaughts.
#4 Both Epics didn't do much, on either team. I think part of the problem was how I had them positioned. They got beat on really early and were gone very fast. Where you line your cards up is very important, so pay attention to this so your cards survive a little longer than mine did in this practice match! :P
#5 Finally, it is very cool to see your ideas come to life in a match. I think this gameplay is going to be super fun and I encourage everyone to give it a go. You don't have to spend a ton of money to get a small deck, and I think you will really enjoy the strategy involved, especially when you get to see the replays like this one! :)
I would like to thank @steemmonsters and of course Matt for taking the time to give me a test match to see how it works. It is really really cool and I look very much to the real battles starting next month. I think it will be great for not only Steem Monsters, but also for Steem itself as it brings new people to our platform!
If you have any questions, feel free to ask... I'm happy to do my best to answer!