While me made a video, here’s a short article for those unable to view videos at work explaining some basic thoughts on our revealed cards.
This card is essentially Drudge Work with a higher upside but also a worse downside. It cost one for starters, and doesn’t give you any value when you’re using it. However, once you take the payout 2 rounds later of 6 resources, that upside is a net of 5, where as Drudge work would have only net you 3. I believe the only decks we’ll see using this will be Battle Droid decks. Exhausting them isn’t much of a price, and later on that 6 resource intake could help you afford a massive support or perhaps an Endless Ranks. The biggest problem I see with this card is how long it’ll take to come online, and the fact that you could have your investment demolished by a Vandalize, say goodbye your 6 resources.
Sebulba Always Wins
This card is hard to justify putting in any deck as it can only target supports. Vandalize on the other hand can hit both supports and upgrades. Perhaps in a heavy vehicle meta if you’re running Sebulba you could justify running it, as it has the advantage of being able to target massive supports without paying an increasing cost, but we’ll see if that day ever comes.
XS Stock Light Freighter
This is perhaps the most viable card of the bunch. At a cost of 2, you’ll need to add resources twice, then remove them to net a gain of 2 resources. Thus it suffers from the delayed value effect. However, if you can play it for 1 with Weapons Factory Alpha, the value of it increases significantly, and in theory if you’re running Sebulba you can tack on a few extra resources. What really makes the card interesting is the fact that the special allows you to take one additional action. Thus, on that action in which you take 4+ resources you will have the option of immediately playing a high cost event/support. Additionally, even on the actions in which you’re simply placing resources on the card, the special action will let you psuedo cheat any other specials on the board. In Aayla Rose Ezra for example, if you have both an Aayla special and a XS special, you could use the Aayla special to flip to a side of your choice, use the XS to gain an action, and then immediately resolve the side you turned to. Its this psuedo cheat ability that has me most intrigued with the card.
And that’s all folks. We can definitely see some synergy in this set of cards with Sebulba, so it’ll be interesting to see what else works with the podracing villain when the set releases.