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Good Omen

Good Omen

Good Omen

Type: Event
Cost: 0
Clan: Neutral
Play only if your honor bid is lower than an opponent’s.
Action: Choose a character with printed cost 3 or higher – place 1 fate on that character.
Deck: Conflict
Number: 208
Illustrator: Eli Ring
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From the article review - http://www.cardgamed...-review-n-r2091


Benjoewoo β€“ 2/5
With an honor dial referencing restriction, the card may never be playable if bidding meta runs high, but it increases fate efficiency with its 0 fate cost action to add 1 fate to a 3 cost or greater character. In certain decks this can have more than minimal value given play style, so it’s 2/5.

nyxnyxnyx - 3/5
Essentially trades a conflict card for a post hoc fate on any character you want, which is a sweet deal. Not gamebreaking by any means, but pretty decent.

Grendel - 2/5
A conflict card for a fate is pretty good value. The stipulations are a bit rough and depending on the meta bidding style can reduce/increase its potential effectiveness a lot. If a deck comes around that can engineer the stipulations I could see this even being very playable in it.

Kingsley - 3/5.
While potentially quite strong, Good Omen's triggering condition may be hard to achieve. It's currently too early to tell how the meta will end up looking with respect to common bid strategies, but if your deck can consistently activate this it's solid.

It's quite nice that there's no per-turn limitation on playing this card though, so you can stack up 2 or 3 of them and play when the opportunity arises.


I wouldn't play this out of Scorpion, but in most other clans, there'll be a time when you can safely bid 1 in the mid-to-late game, safe in the knowledge that your opponent needs a higher bid to keep their hand healthy. I don't think the opportunity window is all that narrow.


Main thing is that there are so many good conflict cards, this might never make the cut. I think 3/5 isn't far off though.

Hmmmm ... I like this to fuel Wandering Ronin. Bid low if you already have attachments in hand. Potentially swing with 6-7 skill.


Otherwise (and even in this case) quite situational. Could be a clutch late-game card, though.

    • mplain likes this

In mid/late game it can keep your 4-5 cost characters on the board for another turn. Considering such a brute force provided by a 0 cost card, i'd say it's wonderful (4/5). Of course, not applicable to every deck, since it requires to be able to bid 1-2 a few 50% rounds without comprimising your hand too much.

    • Asklepios likes this

would a duel change the honor dials so that this card is affected, or is the honor bid not affected by dials?

I really want to like this card.  A card for a Fate is not a bad deal.  A card for a Fate on a character, that you can play at the end of the conflict phase so it's not at risk, is huge.  On a 3-5 Fate character, it's worth at least 2-3 Fate in value you get.


I wasn't putting this in decks because a) it seemed like the condition could be a problem, and b ) it was easy to cut instead of cards that really felt necessary.  But eventually I forced myself to try it out in decks.


Unfortunately, the condition is more of an issue for me than I originally thought.  First turn, you can usually buy not always reliably bid lower than your opponent (although one game, my opponent and I both had Good Omen in hand, and he played an expensive guy with no Fate that kind of telegraphed it - so we both bid 1).  But after that, my games tend to mostly become 1-1 every turn.  The requirement to bid LOWER and not just "hey, bidding 1 is low enough" makes it often impossible to fulfill.


The problem with playing this in a deck that often bids low is that after the first or second turn, your opponent is forced to match you.  And the problem with playing this in a deck that often bids high is drawing it when you've already bid high.  Still keeping 1x in my Scorpion deck that has tons of draw and churn and also likes to vary its bids a lot.  Probably coming (or staying) out of every other deck.  If it didn't have that 3+ restriction on it, I'd try it in Lion for the honor gain from Ikoma Prodigy, but oh well...

would a duel change the honor dials so that this card is affected, or is the honor bid not affected by dials?


The post-duel value would count for this, yes.