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  • angus#5nar commented on the card Mark Of The Red Flower:

    May 23, 2019 PDT

    An extract from a conversation on the slack channel:

    MotRF is an interesting card because it has one ability (growing flames), but it also grants an ability (fire mastery). So if the unit is exhausted, it cant use fire mastery. but because growing flames is still an ability of MotRF, you can still spend [[natural:class]] or [[sympathy:class]] to place status tokens on the unit. The reverse is also true, so if MotRF becomes exhausted (by transfer for example), you cant place status tokens but the unit can still use fire mastery.

  • Skaak#1st! commented on the post Raven Rules update: v1.1 ("The errata update"):

    May 23, 2019 PDT

    And for people who find it hard to visualize how rule text actually applies in a game situation: I recorded a video with some examples that highlight the major changes in Raven Rules compared to the official rulings. You can find it here:

    https://youtu.be/aG13Eph9NF0

  • Skaak#1st! commented on the post Raven Rules update: v1.1 ("The errata update"):

    May 23, 2019 PDT

    When Mark of the Red Flower was originally spoiled several of us were drooling at the thought of sticking that on a Silver Snake and firing it off mid-combat (it effectively bumps the Snake's damage output by +1-2: you spend 2 attack to deal 3 damage, and if that kills something you get another status token back). Combine that with Gravity Training and now Seeds of Aggression and a single Snake is suddenly much more capable of clearing the field on its own.

    That dream was foiled even before the cards were released, though, thanks to the MotRF-specific ruling that a card with costs but no main or side cost could only be activated when you could perform a main or side action.

    The most recent revision of Raven Rules is thus a buff to MotRF and brings Anchornaut and Chant of the Dead into line with its behavior (so we finally have a single consistent behavior for this identical bit of templating).

  • I don't understand what the silver snakes shenanigans are but i think this is mostly positive.

  • ShiningAquas#5683 commented on the post Ashes is Not Dead - A Community Continuation:

    May 22, 2019 PDT

    Hey, Andrew here. Just a friendly reminder that all the art we'll be using on the cards for the upcoming content is placeholder only. I did not create any of the art, only the template for making the cards.

    The art will hopefully be replaced at some point in the future if we can find artist(s) capable of filling the project with beautiful ideas and sound illustration. In the mean time, I've catered the placeholder art to capture the overall feeling of these particular spells and characters.

  • Skaak#1st! commented on the post Announcing Project Phoenix:

    May 22, 2019 PDT

    Shoot me your email, and if I can't get the system to send you an invite I'll ping the admin and see if he can get you in.

  • Cronos Genesis#9i6t commented on the post Announcing Project Phoenix:

    May 22, 2019 PDT

    If it is possible for me to contribute after the first twin pack to contribute in some way i would like to get involved too.
    Sadly i'm still stuck in that i have trouble joining the slack channel - are there other channels of communication ?

  • Cronos Genesis#9i6t commented on the post Sembali Grimtongue Ban Manifestation:

    May 22, 2019 PDT

    I only have the german version of the rule card but from what i could find on the internet the card does not say explicitly that is not a conjuration.

    But conjuration is a card type and not the name for cards that start in your conjuration pile.
    So the affected cards have to actually read the type 'conjuration' in the left textfield under their name - like Mist Spirit.
    Dark Transformation does not read 'conjuration' so it is not an a valid target.
    This is the same logic by which you select which cards are allies for the purposes of say Bound Soul*.

    Another hint at this being the correct interpretation is the fact that we do not have Rules that say that you have to discard Units (or Readyspells) if you have more than your Phoenixborn can support. There is actually no punishment for it.
    Currently the only rule in that regard is that you can't play more of them until you are under your limit again.

    So technically you could use dispel on your own dark Transformation and have 3 ready spells with only 2 Spell board slots.
    But there is currently no real advantage to this.

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    *A Card can have multiple types : Strange Copy is an ally while in play in addition to being an action spell. So if it dies to a Silver Snake it is actually removed from the game.
    This kind of exception has to be stated on the card and i believe Strange Copy is the only Card that does this in Ashes.

  • kapitan#4=pg commented on the post Ashes is Not Dead - A Community Continuation:

    May 22, 2019 PDT

    Awesome! Thank you so much. And yes, I'll love the spoiler style, too.

  • angus#5nar commented on the post Sembali Grimtongue Ban Manifestation:

    May 21, 2019 PDT

    does not apply because it is a conjured alteration spell

    exactly. according to the rule card included with the Frostdale Giants and the Demons of Darmas conjured alterations spells aren't considered conjurations for the purpose of conjuration removal. when in play, conjured alteration spells are just alteration spell (so they can be affected by cards like cut the strings and dispel.

  • cedleon#5x05 commented on the deck The Grave King:

    May 21, 2019 PDT

    What do you suggest for James' first five?
    What's your recommended play style/technique?
    It looks like he needs a constant supply of Fallen.

  • Cronos Genesis#9i6t commented on the deck The Protector of Argaia:

    May 21, 2019 PDT

    If you are really attached to the Titan :
    I think Alterations are removed after destruction, so if the unit that is to be removed from the game has Angel's Embrace it is immune at the relevant time frame.
    SeaSide Ravens can definitely not be removed from the game for similar reasons.

    In General : Conjuration removal is quite costly.
    The trigger for chained creations is quite a restriction because the card already wants 2 colors and you have to pay for a trigger, which is at least 1 more die and more if you want to use respark.

    Because majestic titan is such a big unit you can just treat the summon spell like a one time use card like Summon Archasaurus Mount.
    That is good enough in many cases.
    If your playgroup uses conjuration removal you can just put more different summons in your deck instead of 3 copies of each.
    You will have a gigantic conjuration pile which they will never get through with Chained Creations alone and you can easily afford to sacrifice summons to Law of Banishment.
    For example getting rid of all Mist Spirit or Indiglow Creeper is real dice intensive work. If you just have a totally different conjuration after they cleared them out it might be to much for them to deal with.

  • angus#5nar commented on the deck The Protector of Argaia:

    May 21, 2019 PDT

    it is worth being afraid of chained creations and harvest soul though

  • Skaak#1st! commented on the post Announcing Project Phoenix:

    May 21, 2019 PDT

    There should be an official Time dice spoiler sometime soon that will answer all your questions. :-)

  • Rafix#71py commented on the deck The Protector of Argaia:

    May 21, 2019 PDT

    Sembali ability won't work since you will always choose to remove other copies from conjuration pile(where in this case are no copies).

  • cedleon#5x05 commented on the deck The Protector of Argaia:

    May 21, 2019 PDT

    I'm worried about having only one Majestic Titan in my conjuration deck.
    How is it gonna be affected by Sembali's ability and/or Veil of Reversal?

  • Rafix#71py commented on the post Announcing Project Phoenix:

    May 21, 2019 PDT

    In this new ruleset is said time dice power. Is it the power that we will get with those decks that you gonna bring to us?

  • Cronos Genesis#9i6t commented on the deck The Protector of Argaia:

    May 21, 2019 PDT

    Just to give you guys an impression on how insane things get with Fionas Card pool.
    Is actually quite possible to summon 3 Nightsong Crickets with this deck in the first round.

    Put one summon in your starting hand as well as Essence Druid.
    Meditate until you get another copy into your discard pile and play the Druid and play the summon the next turn.
    Activate the summon once.
    Next turn activate Fionas ability once to discard another summon and remove the exhaustion from the other. Then activate both via focus 1.

    You now have spend (1+1+2) [[Sympathy]] and and (1+1+1) [[basic]] but because you meditated like a mad man there is no way in hell that you do not have the needed symbols.
    You will also get back 3 cards as the Crickets die and can use their ability to reduce enemy dice instead of increasing your own.
    If you have new Ideas in Hand you can sometimes get up to two owl summons on the board, which you might both be able to activate.

  • lidjan1#40jr commented on the post Announcing Project Phoenix:

    May 21, 2019 PDT

    I`m really excited to see what you will come up with. Good luck!

  • lidjan1#40jr commented on the deck The Protector of Argaia:

    May 21, 2019 PDT

    I would say that with Fiona`s base deck you would like to play a value game. Nightsong Cricket Can save you from meditating and if combined with Cognitive Dissonance you can often get back the exact card you want (Using dissonance also progress you very well towards milling your opponent).You can put quite a big walll using Majestic Titan and Essence Druid. The combo of Seeds of Aggression and Majestic Titan gives you great control over the board. During game you may try to sneak in some damage with Mind Fog Owl. Finally you can shut down your opponent in later rounds using double focused Confusion Spores along with Exhortation.
    For first five i would suggest:
    Summon Majestic Titan
    Summon NightSong Cricket
    Summon Mind Fog Owl
    Mind Maze
    New Ideas
    Please note that i didn`t play Fiona and all of this is clearly theoretical. If you have any suggestions as to make her ff better i would really appreciate it.