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Michael Schwarz
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A while back someone was asking about building a deck using only cards from the Hoth Cycle, and that got me thinking, a complete set of the Hoth Cycle is 360 cards, precisely enough for six simultaneous decks.

So, here's the challenge, using only one complete set of the Hoth Cycle (so two copies of each factioned pod, two copies of Preparation For Battle, Hold the Line, Endless Reserves, and one copy of Sabotage in the Snow, Shadows on the Ice, Frozen Refuge and Echo Base Defense) can you make a viable deck for each faction?
 
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StarkeRealm wrote:
A while back someone was asking about building a deck using only cards from the Hoth Cycle, and that got me thinking, a complete set of the Hoth Cycle is 360 cards, precisely enough for six simultaneous decks.

So, here's the challenge, using only one complete set of the Hoth Cycle (so two copies of each factioned pod, two copies of Preparation For Battle, Hold the Line, Endless Reserves, and one copy of Sabotage in the Snow, Shadows on the Ice, Frozen Refuge and Echo Base Defense) can you make a viable deck for each faction?


I haven't tried yet, but frankly I wouldn't try to do all six. I feel like, failing at that, you'd be dismissive of how many decks you COULD build just using Hoth cycle cards. My goal now that I finally got the last pack, is to see what I can actually come up with. It's an open ended goal.
 
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What's the set distribution like between factions? It sure felt like Navy got a lot more than any other, which might make the deck-building tougher.
 
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Bryce K. Nielsen
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Each Faction? No, since there aren't that many Hoth cards for some factions. For example, Jedi only have one Hoth Objective Set (the new one that has Luke Skywalker), so you really couldn't make a Jedi only Hoth deck. There are also I think ZERO Scum and Villainy Hoth Objective Sets. There aren't that many Sith ones either...

You can make a killer Alliance + Neutral deck. You can also make a good Navy deck (though I tend to include Vader since it looks like he's on Hoth even if the set doesn't have the "Hoth" keyword). Smuggler and Spies have a few Hoth sets, but not enough to make a good deck out of (you really need to supplement it with Alliance sets).

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I don't think he's looking for Hoth-themed decks, just decks built using only cards from the Hoth cycle.

Rebels and Navy are going to be the standouts, with Snowspeeders and Star Destroyers/AT-ATs respectively. Smugglers got some decent pods that work together, so you could have some fun with that deck as well.

On the other hand, Jedi, Sith and Villainy are all going to be pretty weak. They have some decent cards, but nothing that really joins together to make a good deck. The objective sets needed to make any of their strategies actually work are in the core set or EoD box.
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My friend built a LS Hoth Speeder Deck...killed everyone of my DS decks until I built a DS Hoth Deck built around AT-ATs. It certainly was a great thematic battle.
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hooliganj wrote:
I don't think he's looking for Hoth-themed decks, just decks built using only cards from the Hoth cycle.

Rebels and Navy are going to be the standouts, with Snowspeeders and Star Destroyers/AT-ATs respectively. Smugglers got some decent pods that work together, so you could have some fun with that deck as well.

On the other hand, Jedi, Sith and Villainy are all going to be pretty weak. They have some decent cards, but nothing that really joins together to make a good deck. The objective sets needed to make any of their strategies actually work are in the core set or EoD box.


The straight Scum and Villainy deck isn't actually that bad. It's got a nice mercenary theme going on. Though I agree about the Sith and Jedi decks. I have the feeling there might be a very unconventional Jedi deck using Undercover Dealings. Sith and Imperial are probably going to solve best as a mix of both, a space deck, using the Death Squad Star Destroyers and Executor, and a Ground deck using the 501st, Veers, and the Walkers.

I probably should have pointed out at the top, this isn't about monofaction decks per say, or about creating really good decks, it's just a puzzle to play with.
 
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Jarrett McBride
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You can't build decks using only cards from the Hoth cycle. You need affiliation cards from the core set to start with.

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