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Recent Card Discussion
Crooked Attorney
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Aug 29 2016 08:55 PM by Track8

One thing I really like about Crooked Attorney is he finally gave me a good opportunity to use Tyler Scindere, whom I've always considered to have a cool passive effect.  Obviously, I had to go looking outside Syndicate for a Heroic character, but I found a perfect one in Norman Blackwood, Jr., who just so happens to enjoy the Day that Crooked Attorney provides.  I love it when cards all come together!

Hack Journalist
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Aug 29 2016 08:51 PM by Track8

It's amusing that Hack Journalist has an arcane icon.  "Look, fellas, Hack Journalist can attack and then STILL use his awesome ability!"  Right, like Hack Journalist will ever make past the Operations Phase in which he was played.  We didn't pay 4 for his awesome arcane icon and his skill of 1.  

 

Unless my opponent has no cards in hand and no ready defenders on the board, my next action after I play Hack Journalist is to steal me some success tokens!

Grete Wagner
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Aug 29 2016 02:30 PM by GrahamM

Yeah Grete is a game winner in specific decks

Ambush
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Aug 28 2016 05:29 AM by RichardPlunkett

I am a little torn on this one, I always assumed you got to play the card for free, but I am not certain that is correct.

I note that if you play a card as an Action, then the action window in detail says step 1f of that, after all the costs are paid, involves "play the card", and given the imperative form used in this card's text, I assumed it basically meant that.

As such, it was like saying "put the card into play as if you have played it from hand", rather than just enabling a play action at a time when it wouldn't normally be legal.

Even with this favourable interpretation, the card seems always seemed pretty weak to me, you lose two cards, and rarely take out more than one opponent card for your trouble.

Grete Wagner
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Aug 28 2016 05:28 AM by Kutpurse
So if she commits to a story all by her lonesome and my opponent doesn't have any Loyal characters then I would get 3 success tokens at that story. 1 for investigation, 1 for skill, and 1 for the story being unopposed.
Degenerate Ghoul
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Aug 28 2016 05:19 AM by RichardPlunkett

When I first saw this card, I wondered why ghouls looked like kangaroos.

Armored Car
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Aug 28 2016 05:18 AM by RichardPlunkett

I would think so. The wording feels a little odd, but if you commit the guy this is attached to, he would seem to get invulnerability as much as anyone else you commit to that story.

I wonder if it might be fun, to attach this to an opposing character.

Grete Wagner
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Aug 28 2016 05:13 AM by RichardPlunkett

Yep, any non-Loyals, regardless who owns them.

It's mostly there to annoy your opponents, although it can get in your way too.

She is pricey, but can be impossible for some decks to block.

Hatchet Man
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Aug 28 2016 05:09 AM by RichardPlunkett

I am pretty sure this guy affects a specific struggle, rather than a struggle type, so if there are two combat struggles there, he will only affect one of them.

Hatchet Man
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Aug 28 2016 04:18 AM by Kutpurse
What if a story has 2 combat struggles to it and I use his ability on combat? Does his ability affect both struggles or just one of them?
Grete Wagner
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Aug 28 2016 03:20 AM by Kutpurse
Non loyal characters, I guess that means even your opponent's characters.
Armored Car
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Aug 28 2016 02:41 AM by Kutpurse
This card also gives Invulnerability to the character that has attached it? Right?
Degenerate Ghoul
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Aug 27 2016 06:29 PM by Kutpurse
That's one sick looking rat
The Foundation
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Aug 27 2016 06:18 PM by Kutpurse
Wow. This card is almost too powerful.
Ambush
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Aug 26 2016 07:15 PM by Carthoris

At 0-cost, even with triple-steadfast, that sounds absurdly overpowered to me.

Ambush
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Aug 26 2016 07:01 PM by Track8

I hope you're wrong, Carthoris!  If you're right, that would mean Ambush is super-narrow, and the card disadvantage would be harsh.

 

I interpreted Ambush as essentially putting a character in play, except it still allowed a character like Ol' Lazy Eyes to work.  I concede that my interpretation might be wrong though.

Ambush
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Aug 26 2016 04:57 PM by Carthoris

The verb phrase "play ... from your hand" indicates that the regular costs are still in effect. If it were a freebie, it would say "put into play."

Audubon
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Aug 26 2016 07:51 AM by RichardPlunkett

What I love with cards like this, is that it can make committing against you very hard on your opponents turn. Your opponent never knows whether the top card will enable the ready, so that have to take a risk, or be slowed down by assuming you get to ready someone/thing for just in time for defense.

Ambush
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Aug 25 2016 08:29 PM by Track8

Reading the Database staff reviews of this card, it seems like there's some serious uncertainty about how this card works.  One review suggested you still have to pay for the character, but I side with a different review that said the character is played for free.  Ambush doesn't say "you may play your next character any time you could trigger an Action."  It says "play a character card," so the paying of the character's cost seems to be skipped.  

 

I hesitated to comment on this as this card has already gotten a lot of attention here (including from me), but I felt like this was worth opening to potential discussion in case anyone disagrees with me.  Sorry if I'm just stating the obvious, but when even the vets' interpretations disagree, you know noobs like me might have trouble.

Audubon
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Aug 25 2016 04:53 PM by Track8

While I don't think this is a great card, by any means, I think it's received too much criticism.  The fact that it can ready any card you control, not just characters, is huge.  Ultima Thule is a prime partner for Audubon, and I disagree that Explorers have no synergy with Faculty and Students.  I can think of at least 4 Explorers that are also Faculty or Students, and Archaeology Interns (which is a must with Audubon) is a Student too.  And while you're running the Interns, Roald, Cookie, and perhaps Excavation Site, you might opt for Professors Morgan and Rice too, both of whom are Faculty.

 

Will Audubon trigger every time?  No.  But it only costs 1, and the potential payoff with Ultima Thule is well worth 2 card slots IMO.



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