New Casual Game Type- All-5 Sequential or (A5S)
So a few weeks ago I had a crazy idea to try a new casual format. It sounds complicated at first but trust me, it's worth it.
Each player has to build a very specific deck which must:
- Use all 5 Trades.
- Have a sequence of either a Character or a Tactic of each numeric cost 0-7 for each Trade.
- Have a sequence of either an Item or a Location of each numeric cost 0-6 (from any Trades).
- Have 6 of each staple Resource (or 5 of each staple and one of each double Resource).
- Use 2 face-down staple Resources as the starting Resources.
That means that the deck will have 8 cards from each Trade (not counting items or locations), 7 items and/or locations, 30 Resources, and 2 face-down staples. I sleeved Faction cards backwards for the starting Resources, but you can use staples, or cards sleeved backwards. I know that sounds crazy when your starters provide no threshold, but we came up with a Faction that makes it work.These restrictions make deck-building interesting, and with new cards, new options will become available.
The Faction for A5S starts at 30 Influence, and has normal Restore/Develop/Draw/Resource rules, but also lets you pay 5 at any time to search your deck for a staple Resource and put it in your hand. The Faction also provides 1 of each Threshold.
Once there are more Items and Locations, the deck-building may become a sequence of 0-7 cost Items, and a sequence of 0-5 cost Locations. I have also thought of including one of each 3-Tier Location (Drill Garrison, Heist Training Grounds, etc...) in addition to the Item/Location sequence.
Side Note: As a house rule, we have been playing with no Unique cards. If you and your friends would like to allow or dis-allow Uniques, then do whatever is the most fun! Other options could be 1 Unique per Trade, or whatever you want. When I thought of the format, my collection was relatively small, and no Unique cards seemed more fair.
Ken, Zwidar and I have been playing for a couple of weeks now (I had to build 2 of the decks because they thought I was crazy at first) and the format is really fun. I encourage everyone to give it a try, and let us know what you think. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to post.
Yeah. It makes for some interesting choices.
6 cost Gearsmith, do you take Master Mud Whisperer or Gigamajig? I mean both are very tempting!
1 cost item/location, gilded yurt for your char survival or golemizer for a repeatable character destruction?
Micromajig Shipping Container... obs.
Enjoy! The Rainbow Connection!
Print this card out for a proxy until the real one comes out... (it may come out, it may not.. It may be epic, it may not.. It may be the exact same, it may not.. but what it definitely is, is fun!)
Last edited by Ken Pilcher; 01-15-2013 at 09:19 AM.
i want to try it
Hey El Pez, you may want to check my latest blog out.
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