And that is NOT a problem with apeirophobia. As i see a lot of decks with only the cavern of flame and not a dreamland location's theme. That's why we have a restricted list. And now, nobody will play this card because the discadr theme deck doesn't work at all because all effect fo discards are during the operation phase. So in no way you block a brainless rush deck. Or a destructive deck. this errata is just destroying a real alternative in competitive decks and it won't change anything in hastur decks with pillar, cavern and stygian eye.
hmmm. what im seeing here ( and i could be wrong ) is that you'd prefer to win games in a non-honorable and skill-less way by simply recurring apeirophobia and shutting down the draw phase. im not up for that, and if i was a new player and saw this happening, id move on to another game.
ive lost to plenty of mill decks before this card was even invented. the theme is viable and can work.
Now be nice COCLCG… there's nothing wrong with playing a lock deck. It's not honorless and most certainly not skill-less.
That being said, Painful Reflections still exsists. Apeirophobia is still a good card and still is a huge deterrrant to play high skill+fearless characters (and there are so few of those). So I seriously doubt that we'll see a decline in the useage of Apeirophobia. My only concern is wether or not it will deter people from playing the faction at all without it's "signature" card…. oh wait. I'm not concerned at all about hastur with the exception that it can't deal with support cards very well
Ways to beat Glimpse = Hand Disruption, Cancels (you only need enough to open 1-2 story phases, you don't have to be able to recurr them), Marcus Jamburg (or other recursion) + Snow graves, location removal (just keeping Stone off the field can sometimes net you a win). It defiantely warps things a little, but not terribly tough.
Descendant did indeed get another nerf (technically). It's not much of one, but since FFG is not going to use a token type other than success this was likely overdue.