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Prophets will probably get cards every set for as long as Redemption lasts. Mostly because there are still a lot of big name prophets that can be reprinted, which is good in two ways: 1) art can be reused provided its good enough, which saves Cactus money, 2) Recognizable characters promote the fun of the game to younger kids. Also, at least half the Bible was written by Prophets. It's just the nature of the game. And I'm not sure why the subthemes that are strengthened should be a source of complaints (I still don't see any of them as being new, as I can think of characters in every theme or subtheme in the tins that have been used more than a little). All of the "subthemes" can mesh well together with other subthemes, or they can stand on their own. I'd say that would help deck variety and creativity.I assure you more themes will be playable; whether or not one theme dominates and the meta becomes centralized remains to be seen, but there was a lot of playtesting that went into this set, and a lot of changes were made to make the various strategies balanced among each other. If it turns out that we were wrong, then that will truly be unfortunate, but I hope you'll at least give the new set a chance before assuming it's going to ruin the game...again...
And there are some concerning cards being printed, any one of them 'could' become like Thadd.
Quote from: Smokey on June 28, 2011, 08:21:44 PMAnd there are some concerning cards being printed, any one of them 'could' become like Thadd.Possible, but I don't think there are any cards that will tie an opponent's hands quite like Thad does. And Bryon gave permission for us to blame him if anything gets out of hand...
Syrians haven't gotten a single card in three sets, and after this set Canaanites will be more powerful.
Quote from: Smokey on June 28, 2011, 08:21:44 PMSyrians haven't gotten a single card in three sets, and after this set Canaanites will be more powerful.The Syrians got a new card as a State promo this year. Plus, the Canaanites played a bigger role in the Bible than did the Syrians.
If you want this game to diversify, why not focus on themes you have already actively made cards for? Syrians were so much closer to being playable than Canaanites were.
Quote from: Alex_Olijar on June 29, 2011, 12:49:21 AMIf you want this game to diversify, why not focus on themes you have already actively made cards for? Syrians were so much closer to being playable than Canaanites were.Did you read what I just posted about gray?The game is pretty diverse, and is getting moreso with each new set. There are a lot more playable decks now than there were before Priests released. If you think that every TCG always has a dozen decks that are equally tournament worthy, you do not have a very broad view of TCGs. Add to that the fact that Redemption has both offenses and defenses in the same deck, and you get exponentially more combinations of cards possible.
Ring Wraith is only saying that beings I told him. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I just want Redemption to be diverse in reality. I don't see what the point is in pulling wool over our eyes and saying that it is by using technicalities of playable vs. tournament worthy. The fact of the matter is that Redemption is and has been largely centralized for about 2-3 years (and before that, but I wasn't as active in the meta so I don't really know it before). The problem is no one sees it as a problem because there exists a old legend of the centralization of FBTN decks. Just because it isn't that bad doesn't mean it's not bad.
The game is pretty diverse, and is getting moreso with each new set. There are a lot more playable decks now than there were before Priests released. .
I understand why there is no gray this year. I don't understand why no Syrians were in TEXP. or Disciples. Two sets that focused on complimenting themes.
I actually sent rough drafts of the next three sets to Rob about a month ago.
I wish we could accelerate the process, get a bigger playtesting team (not a bigger elder team, just a couple more playtesters) so we can turn out 3 sets per year and still test them all before printing, and have a card pool that changes/grows every 4 months, like other games.
We here in AL could playtest as the majority of my group lives under my roof lol.