As we draw nearer (hopefully) to heavy spoiler season, I thought I’d give my two cents on the characters we’ve seen so far. All the characters that have been spoiled are intriguing to some degree – I don’t think any of them are slam dunks, nor are any of them complete duds. Below are some of my initial thoughts:
As the current meta has moved more and more towards indirect damage, with Aphra’s murder droids and Planetary Bombardments hitting the table left and right, I’ve started to consider what cards might be good additions to decks. Cards that might be difficult to play or use effectively when your characters are being cut down quickly by direct damage, but that become more effective when your full cast of characters is surviving longer into the game. One of the first cards that came to mind was The Power of the Force.
This past weekend I took a relatively unknown deck to the US National tournament – eAphra/Executioner/Executioner, AKA “Curtain Call” (since those Executioners love coming back on stage). I went 7-1 in the swiss rounds, claiming the top spot from my day and proceeding to the round of 32. Unfortunately, I lost a close match in the round of 32, ending my tournament there. Below is the story of the deck and the story of my tournament. Hope you enjoy!