So much Anders hate?
Posted 18 October 2013 - 03:44 PM
Posted 31 October 2013 - 10:05 PM
Maybe I'll give him a shot in our next game, I constantly get stuck picking pilots anyway so we'll see what happens. If only his OPG was a little better to make up for the rest of him. Hot Dog doesn't really seem much better to me, so it's Kat or Anders the next time I have to play a pilot.
I actually think the rest of Anders is supposed to make up for his OPG. Not having to draw piloting is, I think, extremely powerful.
What *I* wish was that his OPT was a little better so he could still pilot, in a pinch, without having to sacrifice an action. If I was houseruling him I'd make his OPT a OPG with it being free. Then I'd make his OPT some sort of dice manipulation on his turn. Maybe he can discard a card for +1, max 4, or something.
Posted 01 November 2013 - 04:54 PM
Second time using Anders and I was a Cylon again. Think the Lords of Kobol are trying to tell me something, lol. :-P
It was our first time playing Daybreak and I spent most of my time on Demetrius... wow, I really wasn't straying far from the show. Hahaha. Anyway, since I was there I wasn't really being the best Anders I could, I guess.
Posted 12 November 2013 - 07:36 PM
Well, I can report back from my first game as Anders. I've put my theory to the test, and it pretty much worked as advertised; go to the Press Room, don't play low cards into skill check unless absolutely necessary, draw extra cards from an XO or two. I used Star Player twice, each time trading in 6 cards for more tactics, mainly looking to get more SPs into circulation. The second time I was over my hand limit already, and had to discard three of the lowest new cards I drew. And that was all before the second jump; I turned into a Cylon, and got hit with the Arrest Order/Execute Prisoner combo shortly after soft-revealing.
Using Star Player to simply mill the deck is interestingly a strategy that doesn't necessarily benefits only Anders himself. Even if the new cards you get are mostly chaff again, that just means that the next player who draws has a better chance to get something useful.
Having plenty of cards in hand is key, and you'll have to remind/convince your fellow players of that too, as that affects the XOs you get, and for example the President's decision on a discard crisis.
What I don't like is how his "only on your own turn" OPG directly conflicts with his Star Player power, especially as a Cylon. Picking the die roll on an action like activating the Main Batteries to shoot down a civvie or another pilot is neat, but so would be trading in your hand for a full draw of Piloting.
Edited by Hannibal Rex, 12 November 2013 - 07:37 PM.