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#1 Kaine82



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:09 AM

I've noticed in our play group the same people play the same 2 or 3 races all the time. I tend to play Empire, Dwarves, or High Elves and rarely ever play any of the destruction races while my friend Leon only plays destruction. Yet another guy primarily only plays dwarves, We've had a weekly meetup now for 2 years and for the past year at least this has been pretty consistant.

Has anyone else noticed this trend in their areas?

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#2 dwarvenpony



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 07:38 AM

Yes, I know several players who will only play one or two factions. I'll play anything, even neutral factions, and currently have around a dozen decks built (although it's annoying having to swap cards from deck to deck or proxy them). I prefer to play control or aggro/control and combo if it's viable (I think my End Times deck has great potential).

#3 bitva



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 11:04 AM

I don't like limiting myself to certain cards/colors/races/themes. I always like to explore all options and give myself the most outlets for creativity. That's just always been my preference and way of doing things, in and out of gaming.

My main opponent since 2009 did like-wise, but as his perpetual noobism was more and more apparent as time went on and I really hoped he would improve somehow, I suggested he focus only on certain factions so as to become more familiar with the game, his abilities, the cards he uses, and the rules. Well, it was a start.

A big "complaint" (read: excuse) not to play I hear from others is "I can't keep up with the releases/it's too expensive to start" (says the Magic player). Well, if you focus on one race or faction, it's not expensive. I tell them to go to deckbox, look at the cards in the game, build a deck, and get only the releases needed to make that deck. Or hell, just ask me to make it from my collection.

So, learning groups and groups with a limited collection should be encouraged to focus on a race, faction, theme, or deck type until they become intimately familiar with the rules, their opponents, and different ways decks can be built.


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#4 loken14



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Posted 27 April 2013 - 01:47 PM

i personally favor chaos although ill sometimes play other races

#5 Darkjawa



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Posted 27 April 2013 - 03:38 PM

I am brand new to the game right now, but at least for the moment I only plan on playing Dark Elves and Orkz

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