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  • Mireille#3c07 published a deck!

    Mar 23, 2019 PDT

    Rimea's Cavalry

    Rimea Careworn

  • Cronos Genesis#9i6t commented on the post Making a Community Phoenixborn : Dice Types:

    Mar 22, 2019 PDT

    I actually have blank dice that i used as placeholders in the event that i needed more than 10 dice of one color which i painted (capital) alphas and omegas on.
    And of course you need some symbol for the play costs of the cards, so i figured to just use those.

  • kapitan#4=pg commented on the card Holy Knight:

    Mar 22, 2019 PDT

    Yeah, that's the gist of "affected". Other than "target"....

  • kapitan#4=pg commented on the post Making a Community Phoenixborn : Dice Types:

    Mar 22, 2019 PDT

    I like the Alpha-Omega mechanism. But couldn't one just call it 'Class' and 'Power' or 'any Class' and 'any Power'. Of course, as of now no generic symbols for these exist.

  • Cronos Genesis#9i6t commented on the card Holy Knight:

    Mar 22, 2019 PDT

    Nah, immune creature is also immune to that.
    There is no real way to cheese your way around it. If it never gets exhausted, you have to kill it in combat.

  • kapitan#4=pg commented on the card Holy Knight:

    Mar 22, 2019 PDT

    Can you Choke Impenetrable when you would try to affect the knight with spells abilities or dice powers?

  • kapitan#4=pg commented on the deck Spiral nonsense:

    Mar 22, 2019 PDT

    Open Memories seems to be an almost auto-include in Summon Indiglow Creeper decks with Summon Gilder, as you will be [[charm]] anyway. Even though I am not eager to pull out Hypergeometric Distribution, I can see that additional copies will increase your focussing efforts in round 2. But I would guess that lidjan1#40jr was asking for Open Memories in the FF, which you only flexed.

    Btw. now one could think of replacing Hand Tricks with New Ideas. But it is for sure not strictly better.

  • Making a Community Phoenixborn : Dice Types 2

    So i don't really know if Ashes is a finished product and if you have any insider information and are not telling us - shame on you.

    But i do really like the whole "New Phoenixborn is coming" reveal thing and would be surprised if i was the first person to think "May i can make my own phoenixborn".

    I have worked on many cards in the past but i always felt that i don't want to release cards as long as the game is evolving on its own, which might lead to my creations being overpowered or obsolete.
    But i feel like right now might be a good time to produce something as we are all waiting on news anyway.

    So i thought a good starting point might just be to design the other version of Sembali.
    We already have text for the Phoenixborn and the loyal card and an idea what the deck might have been from that.

    ==== The Dice Types ====

    The main problem a new deck would have right now is the question of what magictypes to use. We can just make it ceremonial/divine as then those colors would have too many cards available.
    So one of my design rules currently is, that the deck has to be colorless in some sense, but also a little different from the style of Jerichos deck.
    Obviously that is quite a limitation, as those cards would be playable in any deck, so there needs some kind of mechanism that limits the cards.

    So i thought of 2 ways for new costs :

    The first i call "Alpha-Omega" for a lack of a better term, and the second one i call "Devotion" which i believe originates from Magic the gathering.

    Alpha Omega works as follows :
    There are 2 new dice costs : Alpha and Omega
    Alphas are paid with any class symbol and Omegas are paid with any Power Symbol.
    This is essentially colorless, but you still care for what your dice show.
    Example :

    • You can use [[Ceremonial]] to pay for 1 Omega
    • You can use [[Natural]] to pay for 1 Omega
    • You can use [[Natural]] [[Illusion]] to pay for 2 Omega
    • You can use [[Natural:class]] and [[Charm]] to pay for 1 Alpha and 1 Omega

    It is likely that this type of payment method will have some cards that say 'If you paid with dice of at least 2/3 different magic types [...]'
    This promotes existing cards that use more than one dice type, like Seal or Protect.

    Devotion
    Devotion is in some sense the other side of the coin.
    You "have Devotion" if there is a magic type of which you have at least 7 dice in your Dice pool (active+exhausted dice), no matter what side they face.
    You would only be able to play the cards in question or at least use their full effect if you have devotion, which means that your dice pool is heavily focused on one color - since i would only design and playtest one deck there would not be such a thing as "Devotion to Ceremonial" there would just be "Devotion".
    This promotes cards that already cost 3 dice of one particular type like Dread Wraith or Shadow Hound.

    My Question to you is : Which one would you like to see more ?
    I made an online poll for this here : Poll
    I will take the result in a week from now. Maybe earlier if voting clearly has stopped and the majority is practically already decided.
    I'm open to critique but i already have lots of ideas for those two types, and depending on how much feedback i get there will be more these polls for the mechanics of the deck and singular cards in the deck. At the end of the process (maybe in 6 weeks or so) i hope to have prepared cards for tabletop simulator that can be used in playtesting.

  • Cronos Genesis#9i6t commented on the card Spiked Armor:

    Mar 22, 2019 PDT

    Alright.

  • Cronos Genesis#9i6t commented on the deck Spiral nonsense:

    Mar 22, 2019 PDT

    I did the math on this one and the difference in draw percentage (which you can calculate with Hypergeometric Distribution) is as follows :

    • 3 Handtricks, 1 Open Memories : 21% success in round 2.
    • 3 Handtricks , 2 Open Memories : 48% success in round 2.
    • 2 Handtricks, 3 Open Memories : 71% success in round 2.

    If you feel that is worth the increased chance to pay extra go for it. I already did not feel to good about the second Open Memories, but it did increase the successrate from about 21% to close to 50% which i thought was worth a lot.

    I have played this deck maybe 3 times and i always had my conjuration game online by round 2 or 3.
    The deck is old and not optimized in many regards. However this way you never draw 2 Open memories in one hand which is also worth something.

  • Skaak#1st! commented on the card Spiked Armor:

    Mar 22, 2019 PDT

    The word "simultaneous" is actually not part of the card anymore. Note that card images on Ashes.live often include out-of-date text (I think a couple even include text that was never printed on the cards; PHG isn't very good about keeping their card browser's images up-to-date, which is where I source everything). On card pages like this one, though, the text next to the card (under the heading "Card text") is always the most up-to-date base on the current FAQ.

  • lidjan1#40jr commented on the deck Spiral nonsense:

    Mar 22, 2019 PDT

    If so wouldn`t Open Memories be better? i know that you pay 2 dice, but also you get to choose which card you want to get from your deck. And focused Summon Indglow Creeper is way better than unfocused one.

  • kapitan#4=pg commented on the deck Spiral nonsense:

    Mar 22, 2019 PDT

    Well, you don't need to use Return 1 while Hand Tricks is in your Discard Pile. Then it only acts as an accelerator to draw through your Draw Pile.

  • lidjan1#40jr commented on the deck Spiral nonsense:

    Mar 22, 2019 PDT

    Aren`t you afraid of milling Summon Indiglow Creeper with hand tricks?

  • Cronos Genesis#9i6t commented on the card Spiked Armor:

    Mar 22, 2019 PDT

    Is the Spiked Skin damage actually simultaneous or do i have to decide for an order ?

    We multiple rules that affect this :
    One that says that if things seem to happen at the same the active player ( or ...) has to decide for an order of these things happening.
    The other says that card text essentially overwrites rule book text in case of contradiction.

    Now there is no real contradiction. The card says simultaneously and the wording in the rules is :

    If any game effects
    would ever seem to trigger simultaneously, the player
    whose turn it is decides in which order they will
    resolve [...]

    But then why even bother to write "simultaneously" if it evaluates to the opposite ?

  • Cronos Genesis#9i6t commented on the card Veil Of Reversal:

    Mar 22, 2019 PDT

    I'm also pretty sure i missed at least one effect of some sort.

  • Cronos Genesis#9i6t commented on the post Shinig hydra + Poison:

    Mar 22, 2019 PDT

    There are essentially two possible way of handling things :

    • Actions are treated by their extension - meaning, that it does not matter what you call something, just what you do. Not a lot of Games use this mode, mostly because it is impossible to objectively decide anything in tournaments.
    • Actions have fixed names and only count as such if the name is used. This is way easier to manage for the creators of the game and allows for explicit exceptions to certain behavior.

    And a game of this complexity is bound to have some wired wordings at some point. I think ashes actually keeps the count quite low.
    But i would agree that they should have done a sanity check before saying that alterations do not target and that receiving damage is somehow later then dealing damage when my bear punches your Iron Worker.

  • lidjan1#40jr commented on the card Veil Of Reversal:

    Mar 22, 2019 PDT

    You are right. I missed that.

  • kapitan#4=pg commented on the card Veil Of Reversal:

    Mar 22, 2019 PDT

    Your list is so much wider than what i found :). But i think you can`t counter Enlighten with Veil Of Reversal.

    Well, in theory you can. But therefore it has to be played on your PB, which will probably never happen.

  • lidjan1#40jr commented on the card Veil Of Reversal:

    Mar 22, 2019 PDT

    Your list is so much wider than what i found :). But i think you can`t counter Enlightenment with Veil Of Reversal.