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  1. Abyss

    Davith question

    Cool, thanks. Kind of unintuitive with the effect not happening straight away, but at least I've been playing him right.
  2. Okay, so probably a stupid question, but I've never been quite sure of the answer: Can Davith chain the Hidden condition with his ability, allowing him to get it for each attack? Or does the timing work out that you Attack with Hidden -> Spend Surges -> Discard Hidden? It seems like it's meant to work the first way, but I'm thinking the second way might be the correct one.
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    How to make Destiny better

    Rotation is kind of a necessary evil - as long as the game is sustainable long enough for it to happen. If the game dies in a year or two, rotation is bad. If it doesn't, it'll help the game in the long run, and is just something you've got to accept going in. In terms of errata, FFG does three mains kinds of errata - fixing rules issues/omissions, balancing of undercosted characters, and soft bans. They should absolutely release cards in the first two categories as decent promo cards, because they'll have some functional use as opposed to most of the garbage promos they tend to release. There's not really much point in releasing promos for soft ban cards, where they've essentially been errated to be unplayable anyway (E.g. It's a Trap).
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    New Jabba needs fixed.

    There's no incentive to buff cards. Jabba will forever be terrible. Honestly, not sure what the **** they were thinking with his cost. He's like a garbage Tarkin at the same points cost. Drop that by a reasonable amount would make you at least kind of maybe consider him, since you'd actually be able to run him with things that have special sides.
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    A little off-topic...

    I will second (?) VS system (1.0). It's an extremely well designed game, and an absolute treat for comic book fans based on how deep they draw from the books (There is an actual X-Statix team. That is nuts). coolstuffinc.com sells singles still, and some of them will be buy one get three free (i.e. you get a playset of the card for the one price). I actually got in to the game after it was cancelled, but managed to get a collection largely through picking up the singles, so that can be a good way to start.
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    Tournament Rule: Number of Dice

    Realistically though, it's unlikely that anyone is going to call you on it, outside of maybe not having two dice for a non unique card (though you're only really screwing yourself in that case).
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    Iron Islands Marines

    I doubt we'd see any kind of direct reprint, but locations that become characters is certainly possible. We know Longship Maiden's Bane is likely coming in the Greyjoy box, so we'll see what happens with it.
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    Luke3 with Aturu Strike

    Except it doesn't. RESOLVE DICE Each side of a die may have a symbol on it (see page 9). A player may resolve one or more dice in their pool that have the same symbol, one at a time (unless adding a modified die, then the dice are resolved simultaneously). To resolve a die, a player must pay any costs and carry out the effect represented by the symbol on that die. Then they return it to the card that it came from. Yes, they all need to have the same symbol; there isn't any debate whether that works with Luke. The issue is specially about the word 'showing' on Ataru Strike. To me, if you can resolve Luke's dice with Ataru Strike, then 'showing' means something other than the actual common definition of the word showing (not to mention the definition in their own rules). And that's stupid. My disagreement is very much with 'it shouldn't work this way', rather than what the actual ruling is.
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    Luke3 with Aturu Strike

    Ataru Strike also says showing... Anyway, regardless of what they rule, there's a way that this should work and there's a way that it shouldn't. Unfortunately, it seems like it's going towards the way it shouldn't.
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    This or Mansions of Madness ?

    Derp, didn't see you were interested in solo. I'd recommend Mansions based solely on that; there's a LOT to keep track of in Eldritch, and running it all yourself is a pain in the ***. IMO the game also works best when you've got at least four investigators, so that's even more to keep track of if you want to play multiple characters. In contrast, the app in Mansions will run a lot of the game for you, and it's fine playing with a smaller number of investigators.
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    This or Mansions of Madness ?

    It really comes down to what you want. I don't think there's a single 'right' answer. Mansions is much more story and scenario driven. There's more room for player agency, and a greater ability for players to make choices. It's a 'smaller' setting than EH, and plays out more as an individual, contained story. The game time is easier to customise with particular scenarios (and there's a lot less pack up/down time than EH). Due to the nature of scenarios, it's overall got less replay value than EH (though you'd still need to play a decent amount of MoM to play it out). MoM does feel a little expensive for what you get compared to other games with minis, as the miniatures are unfortunately not very high quality (though it's hard to gauge how much of it is paying for the scenarios in the 'free' app). EH is more of a 'macro' game, player out on a larger scale. There's generally much less story, with individual encounters not having that much relation to what is happening in the game. It tends to feel a bit more 'adventure-y' than Mansions (Your characters can at times feel genuinely powerful, which is a little unusual in these games). Due to there being a lot more 'moving parts', the difficulty of the game can be a bit more spiky (e.g. a combo of a few bad Mythos cards can basically tank a game) though this is also why it's got a ton of replay value.
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    Intro Deck Release Date

    Well, apparently FFG does release dates now: https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/upcoming/ Listed as the 23rd for the US.
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    Intro Deck Release Date

    I don't know if there's an official release date (FFG are usually pretty bad about it), but it should be reasonably soon. I'd expect them probably in the next few weeks. It's worth getting in to the game, assuming you have people you can play with. I wouldn't worry *too* much about inbalance. People will always complain about what's good, and people may not like the current state of the game for one reason or another. But with the constant release of packs the game is always changing, and if anything gets too overpowered FFG restricts cards (essentially, preventing you from playing certain cards together, so that you have to make choices between which cards to play). This also shouldn't be a huge issue unless you're playing at a competitive level.
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    Battlefield Selection And Mill - Fair?

    I'd say that the consolation for them picking their battlefield is a) they don't get two shields, and b) they choose the battlefield that is going to do the least damage to them when you claim every round. Okay, so it's not a guarantee that you'll claim first against mill, but it's very, very common. Most mill decks I've run, the battlefield ends up being whatever screws me the least, and not something I actively expect to be using.
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    Serious Design Flaw

    Diversion alone can will wipe out 4 resources before recursion, so 'just have money' really isn't any kind of answer. But I think people are misunderstanding. As gokubb is saying, the issue isn't a specific deck, it's that pretty much ANY combo deck can become too consistent if you can draw your whole deck (and use it to get money). Every new card that gets released that has even a sniff of being abusive potentially becomes a problem.