Shub and Yog. Yog and Shub. are they destroying the game ?? that is my question. with yet another very powerful combo for the very powerful Faction combination, i'm wondering what people's thoughts are on this and how they can possibly bring the other Factions up to speed ?? and is power creep here to stay ??
the combo in question is The Oracle and Shocking Transformation in your starting hand.
simply sac The Oracle into discard to bring forward the Invulnerable Forgotten Shoggoth, and with cards like Master of Myths it basically means wiping an opponents success token off the board 'for free' every time you win an Arcane struggle (something Yog can do quite easily). if the opponent has no flat out destruction methods, how can this be stopped ??
of course there are ways, but most of them lie within the AO Factions themselves, which is a bit annoying.
Another little gem that MAY be practical if i put my mind to it (or perhaps not) is (recurring??) twilight gate to use with the new Nathaniel Peaslee. swap-a-roo and then Peaslee goes back to your Domains from the opponents side of the board, ready for the next one.
and with Claude Owen around, is it now too risky to be fielding the Itinerant Scholar and Patsy etc. ??
and that's just the tip of the ice-berg from the next release of a Faction already very powerful and popular.
what do people think ??