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Cards you want to like but somehow don't quite make it
Posted 18 July 2013 - 05:10 PM
Tekeli-li, indeed, fools.
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Posted 18 July 2013 - 05:25 PM
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Posted 18 July 2013 - 05:27 PM
I am a big Houdini fan, but man, this card just sucks. I truly want to like it, but I just can't. Maybe FFG will consider an erratum that just rewrites the whole damn card.
Posted 18 July 2013 - 05:29 PM
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Posted 18 July 2013 - 05:32 PM
So I'm not a dope for not figuring out how to make that card useful, even with Sentinel Hill (DD)?
The Dunwich Horror (DD)
Posted 18 July 2013 - 05:36 PM
Posted 18 July 2013 - 05:45 PM
It's his secret weapon! He evaluates cards without even knowing that Joe Sargent (TOotST) is awesome! Joe Sargent must be awesome!
And don't bother giving him crap about it (he doesn't really care) or giving him an old copy of Lovecraft stories (done it).
I'm just busting his congeries of iridescent globes because he smoked me twice last night with something he built right in front of me.
Posted 18 July 2013 - 06:40 PM
Mi-Go, gugs, zoogs, and anything with a blue border.
Ah, yes. I've tried a Mi-Go deck a couple of times but it always ends up falling short. I keep telling myself that we're getting close, we just need a couple more good Mi-Go characters and something to help keep them alive long enough to hit Mi-Go "Critical Mass", but it hasn't happened yet, at least not for me. Maybe Venice will bring us one of the missing pieces?
I'd love to see a good Gug deck someday, they're such an awesome monster. There aren't nearly enough of them though, and in particular there are no cheap Gugs. Plus, their abilities all rely on your Gugs getting slapped around. What if I'm doing OK and my guys aren't just a bunch of furry vertical-mouthed piñatas? My guys are just blank then? "If you're losing, here's a cookie" is a hard strategy to get behind, and it's not even a really good cookie for most of them. Gonna take more than that to put us back on track.
I think if there ever is going to be a decent Gug deck it's probably going to be built around Dutch Courage and a card that blanks your own Combat icons so you can make sure their abilities trigger a lot
Posted 18 July 2013 - 07:15 PM
only mi-go deck i've ever got to a reasonable state was with misk mass printed icon blanking (ie Perpetual Silence (WitD) ) to make use of all the bonus icons, along with their other printed icon blanking cards Binding (Core) and Jamie Winthrop (TGS) helped along with the usual misk card drawing as well as Feed Her Young (WaB) and Book of Iod (ER) (nice with misk tome synergies). was an interesting deck as misk also has quite a few 'bonus' icons available and the Perpetual Silence was a real game winner.
card i would love to use but just can't is, and always will be, Hound of Tindalos (Core).
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Posted 18 July 2013 - 07:21 PM
Posted 19 July 2013 - 07:39 AM
Well, I don't want to argue any further about this and of course you will definitely know this, but 'Glimpse of the Void' does not have a passive effect. Its Action is a triggered effect that has a defined duration stated in the card text. It's also an event, so like every event that has a non-instantaneous effect, its effect lasts until after the card has left play.
Glimpse of the Void (SoM) was an example (once it was played without being countered) of a card that had a time-specific passive effect without a trigger- which took place even after the card was in the discard pile.
Posted 19 July 2013 - 09:46 AM
Another example would perhaps have served better: can someone think of one?
Posted 19 July 2013 - 12:09 PM
Posted 19 July 2013 - 01:36 PM
What's the card where if your opponent commits to all three stories he sacrifices all committed characters? It's such a game ender and occasionally I try to work it into decks but it never seems to come off correctly
Beneath the Mire (CoC). I've used it a couple times to mixed effect.
Posted 19 July 2013 - 02:44 PM
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Posted 21 July 2013 - 02:34 PM
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Posted 21 July 2013 - 11:23 PM
I mean the problem is to use it you have to sit with an open 2 domain and hope your opponent triple commits. If you're sure he's not going to, it's a semi-obnoxious resource, because its neutral. If you think he might, it can actually be worse than a wasted card since you'll actively hold back on playing other cards. If it comes off it's glorious, but that makes it even worse for me, since whenever I have it I end up holding on to it forever and not playing other things, so I stopped putting it in decks.
Yeah totally. Still i think it is for slow decks that are resource ramping and placing out blockers. While your dropping 1 cost accelerators and 2 drops for block then there is often some spare space. Also many people are used to running 1 domain free for MoM and Black Dog. If you present these early you opponent will not be as suspicious if you have a undrained domain.
Either way it is hard countered now... Rush decks should be running this little lady anyway, and that stops all shanagigans. No one is going to leave 2 domains untapped a turn, not for this OR for MoM and BlackDog and other surprise effects