… aka: One and a half men. Because one of us wasn’t at full strength for this episode. But that couldn’t stop us from discussing Jeremy’s article and the nature of luck in deck building games a bit. We also talked about all the cards in Faith and Steel, we looked back at Arcane Fire … and then something completely unexpected happened!
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We spent a whole lot of time discussing End Times in the current episode, and now we want to know what you think. Will this card have a big impact? Will we see many End Times decks, will they be dominant, will ways to deal with End Times be very important? And if that happens, do you welcome this, or do you dislike it? Or do you think the card isn’t the card all that strong and influential after all?
Good news, everyone! We’re back! Turns out a broken power supply can’t stop us. Because we have an army of hamsters and many, many running wheels.
We also have more terrible ideas for deluxe expansions, thoughts on Kaine’s thoughts on community building, thoughts on the Faith and Steel and Cataclysm previews, and thoughts on the Chaos poll as well as on Assault on Ulthuan. And after careful consideration we said all those thoughts out loud, because maybe you don’t just want to listen to us think. Or do you? Let us know, because you could save us an awful lot of work. And we’re really good at thinking at people.
We also raise heart cancer awareness and say goodbye to Daniel. Boom!
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So Sorcerer of Tzeentch is considered to usually be the best choice for Chaos from among the restricted cards. Its huge lead is remarkable. Beastman Incursion and Mounted Marauders didn’t nearly get as many votes, and in fact seem only slightly more popular than single copies of Warpstone Excavation or Muster for War – interesting. Meanwhile, Innovation doesn’t get any love at all.
Something else that doesn’t get a lot of love from many people is the distribution of cards in the Invasion core set, and the fact that you more or less need to buy a second and a third copy if you want to have all deck building options available, particularly if you’re playing competitively. This subject has been heatedly debated many times, with people expressing both anger at and understanding for FFG’s choice of format.
Sooner or later, we want to talk about it on the show, and in anticipation we want to know what your situation is. How many core sets do you own? Or do you share ownership of one or more core sets with others? Please note, if you are the sole provider of cards for your playing group, we don’t consider that shared ownership. It’s all about who paid for it, baby.
Remember when we brought you the news about the zombie apocalypse in Minnesota the government didn’t want you to know about? No kidding about that last part. Government ninjas wrecked the computer and now they’re messing with its repair. But they can’t shut us up forever.
The broken computer won’t be back as soon as we had been hoping though, so we once again won’t be able to record this weekend. It sucks. We’re very sorry. And frustrated. We’ve been calling random strangers late at night to tell them things about Invasion because we miss doing that. For some reason, those random strangers didn’t appreciate it and called the police. It’s all a mess. If this were Wetrunner, the Android: Netrunner podcast, we’d just break into some research lab and use their computers, but that’s not how we roll here. When we break into a place, we burn it to the ground before remembering we could have done something else too.
We’re not going to issue any estimates. Rest assured we’ll be back as soon as we can. Don’t forget about us.
Meanwhile, have you checked out the latest Cataclysm news? Changed turn structure, what do you think about that?