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#21
IntysRule

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Thanks for clearning up my questions guys!  We've been a bit busy so not much in terms of playing.  I'm sleeving up the new cards now and will be building a new deck and will get a few more games which I'm sure will generate new questions!

As a follow up to question 26:
26a. Has anyone played the scenario?  Thoughts on it?

 

26b. Has anyone played multiplayer tournaments?  Thoughts?  I see a few cards here and there that mentions "friendly player" and I think that hints on multiplayer support.



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Going back to my sleeving and storage issue, I went ahead and bought a Ultimate Guard QuadRow folio and a few more KMC Hyper Mat sleeves.  I intended to have two objective sets displayed per page of the QuadRow, starting with the objective card plus the duplicate set in one slot, and then the five cards of the set individually on the next five slots, then do this again for the next objective set.  However, I realized two things --- a) this will mean that the binder will be bulky in two distinct places and not-bulky in ten other places and B) if I sleeve all my cards, this will only compound the bulk problem.  Another option is to store the same two cards in one slot and that will even out the wonky-bulky issue but then again, sleeving all cards just adds extra bulk.

 

Why not keep the cards un-sleeved in the binder then?  True, true, but I cannot explain just how WRONG that feels to me.  :wacko:



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I've played both scenarios, but only a couple of times each. I liked them, but not everyone loves them.

I've also played the multiplayer side tournament at GenCon/Worlds a couple of times. I like 2v2 as a random format to play a game in from time to time, but the games take much longer which makes tournaments unwieldy.

One thing to keep in mind on those cards that reference "friendly player": you are considered friendly to yourself.

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Thanks dbmeboy!  Can you tell me more how the scenarios went?  What did you like about it compared to usual 1v1 tourney-style play?

 

I find it interesting that there's not much replies regarding sleeving/storing of cards.



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In general, the LS challenge deck (ie the challenge deck that is LS) is considered much more difficult and is relatively fair at 3v1.  The DS challenge deck is not quite as difficult and is better for 2v1.  I enjoy the DS challenge deck a little more, but that's really just personal opinion.

 

As far as storage options: you're probably not getting many responses because nobody has any particularly cool ways to store cards.  Some keep them sleeved in rows by objective sets.  Some keep them in binders and only sleeve decks.  Personally, I have a big 3" binder for each side and each objective set gets a page.  It makes it easy to look through options while building decks, but a little annoying to make changes to decks given the amount of moving cards in and out of binders and sleeves.



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Thanks again!

 

With regards to storage, I agree that the most efficient solution would be one-pod-per-slot, unsleeved, but modifying decks and having to sleeve/un-sleeve/re-sleeve cards is something I'm not going to be very happy with.

 

28.  There are 6 factions, Scum/Sith/Navy and Jedi/Rebel/Smugglers... but what role does the affiliation card really do?  I mean I could play a mostly Tie and ships deck but still use the Sith affiliation card, right?  I think I saw a ship card that specifically said Imperial Navy affiliation only, but aside from that, the affiliation card doesn't really matter, does it?  I can see it providing the appropriate resource type, therefore guaranteeing a Sith resource even on an 8(Navy)-2(Sith) objective setup.



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Thanks again!

With regards to storage, I agree that the most efficient solution would be one-pod-per-slot, unsleeved, but modifying decks and having to sleeve/un-sleeve/re-sleeve cards is something I'm not going to be very happy with.

28. There are 6 factions, Scum/Sith/Navy and Jedi/Rebel/Smugglers... but what role does the affiliation card really do? I mean I could play a mostly Tie and ships deck but still use the Sith affiliation card, right? I think I saw a ship card that specifically said Imperial Navy affiliation only, but aside from that, the affiliation card doesn't really matter, does it? I can see it providing the appropriate resource type, therefore guaranteeing a Sith resource even on an 8(Navy)-2(Sith) objective setup.


26) That's exactly how people often use affiliation cards in split affiliation decks. Unless you have a X Affiliation Only pod in your deck you can use any affiliation you want. Just remember that whatever you choose is your Faction in regards to Out of Faction "hate". If you play 8 Navy/2 Sith with the Sith Affiliation all of your navy units would be considered Out of Faction for any cards that effect that.


As far as storage I keep each pod in a penny sleeve and have a 4 row BCW Box with dividers for each set to make finding things fast.

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Thanks!

 

As far as storage I keep each pod in a penny sleeve and have a 4 row BCW Box with dividers for each set to make finding things fast.

 

I was thinking of this option as well!  Have one set un-sleeved in a portfolio for easier browsing and art admiration, then have one set sleeved, then "combined" in a penny-sleeve in a box.  That way, I can "see" all my cards and I only have to sleeve one set in case I want to use it.... and I technically save 50% on sleeves and also don't have to spend too much time sleeving/un-sleeving.

 

What do you mean about Out of Faction?  Can you point me to such cards please?



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What do you mean about Out of Faction? Can you point me to such cards please?


Out-of-Faction just means a card that doesn't match your affiliation cards faction.

Cards like Lobot reference this:

http://www.cardgamed...oon/lobot-r1648

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Note that the phrase "out-of-faction" started appearing on card text in Solo's Command, the first pack of Endor. Previously cards used the longer wording, "card that doesn't match its controller's affiliation card" or something like that (this wording is used by Snoova and the version of Obi-Wan Kenobi that comes in Between the Shadows). Despite the different wordings, though, they both mean the exact same thing.

 

Also, note that no matter what affiliation you use, neutral cards are always out-of-faction (unless of course FFG were to make a neutral affiliation card, but that'd be pretty weird).



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Other cards that care about faction include Snoova, Contract Hunter, and Filthy Accusations on the Dark Side and the double-edged sword Ambush Point on the Light Side. These cards can be powerful, but don't let them scare you away from using the affiliation card that guarantees the resource you need to play the less common faction. Multifaction decks can be quite strong and fun.


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Oh man!  Thanks for pointing that out!  I only really thought of Factions and cards in terms of generating resources, and therefore thought that in a 8Navy/2Sith deck, I only needed to be careful of what cards I would focus to generate what type of resource, so all cards would belong to either the Navy or the Sith faction.  I guess if I had a Sith affiliation card, all Navy cards/objectives would be "out of faction?"
 


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Oh man! Thanks for pointing that out! I only really thought of Factions and cards in terms of generating resources, and therefore thought that in a 8Navy/2Sith deck, I only needed to be careful of what cards I would focus to generate what type of resource, so all cards would belong to either the Navy or the Sith faction. I guess if I had a Sith affiliation card, all Navy cards/objectives would be "out of faction?"


Exactly. All neutral cards would too.

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29.  I know the Core set contains only 1x of each objective set, but do other sets/packs have the same issue?  Or is it just the Core set that I have to "double up" on and everything else has 2x of each objective set?



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29.  I know the Core set contains only 1x of each objective set, but do other sets/packs have the same issue?  Or is it just the Core set that I have to "double up" on and everything else has 2x of each objective set?

 

You only have to double up on the core set and edge of darkness deluxe (smugglers and scum core set).



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You only have to double up on the core set and edge of darkness deluxe (smugglers and scum core set).

 

So just those two?  Great, thanks for confirming that!



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Yes, both of those are core sets. Edge of darkness is scum and villainy and smuggler and spies core box. The rest of the deluxe's you get 2 of every non limit 1 set, and every pack you get 2 of every non limit 1 set.

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Almost had a heart attack again.... apparently, Balance of the Force is also 1-set-only.  When I read the posts above, I thought "Okay, I know the Core has 1-set-only and I've not bought Edge of Darkness yet, so everything else should be 2-set each."  Then I go through the Balance of the Foce cards and find only 1 set each.  I even opened up the scenario decks to check, nope!



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That's correct about Balance of the Force.  The regular sets are all limit 1.  The challenge decks also only require 1 copy.



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That's correct about Balance of the Force.  The regular sets are all limit 1.  The challenge decks also only require 1 copy.

 

Ah!  You are correct!  Ignore me, I wasn't reading the cards, just looking at the numbers.  Baka!

EDIT: I guess it's because I saw 2 sets of #18 and #36 in the Core set and even though they were "Limit 1 per objective deck," I always wondered why there are two of them.  I assumed so that a LS deck can have 1x #18 and 1x #36 and a DS deck can have the same setup and that's why there's 2x of these sets, but then I see on the cards list here that #18 is Light Neutral and #36 is Dark Neutral, so can a DS deck have #18 as one of it's objectives?  Can a LS deck have #36?