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Subject: GAMA news: New Master Set. 8 hybrid factions. rss

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https://twitter.com/thedicetower/status/446794205726126080

This is crazy! How come not enough people are talking about this? Let's whip up a frenzy folks!!

Cmon Colby!! Spill!!
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Say what?!?!? That sounds awesome! Can't wait!
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WHAAAATT?!? I haven't heard anything about this!!!
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Though I wasn't expecting it, this does make sense from what we've seen so far.

Quite a-few alliances have sprung up recently in the fluff, and I do recall the devs mentioned wanting to focus on the existing fourteen factions rather then introducing new ones...



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Wow, this is absolutely huge. Just when I thought SW couldn't get any better, and we'll get a storage solution!
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Sand goblins and cloaks! That's gonna happen if the bios are to be trusted.
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Any speculation? Match ups, how it will work, etc?
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My guess is that they will be complete faction decks with "ambivalent" summoners who can work equally with either/both of two specific factions. The unit cards will belong to one faction or the other.
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Carthoris wrote:
My guess is that they will be complete faction decks with "ambivalent" summoners who can work equally with either/both of two specific factions. The unit cards will belong to one faction or the other.


Yeah, that sounds about right to me. Like, if there's a Vanguard Vargath summoner, he would say something like "Goat Knight, Summoner of the Vanguard/Mountain Vargath Alliance", with a new deckbuilding rule that says a summoner of an alliance can include units from both factions. And then the units in the deck would be about half Vanguard, half Vargath, with some alliance flavor in both the units and events.

I'm hoping for Filth Elves (of the Phoenix variety), personally. And I'm not sure if the Orcs and Dwarves will group by racial lines, but if not, Swamp Orcs / Cave Goblins seems like fun.
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arkayn wrote:
Swamp Orcs / Cave Goblins seems like fun.


Except those vine walls would play havoc with cave goblin swarms. They already have a tough time maneuvering all their guys around the board.
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For the purposes of a hybrid faction, I bet the cave goblins would be able to move onto/off of vine walls with no difficulty, like the swamp orcs themselves can.
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cmarie wrote:
For the purposes of a hybrid faction, I bet the cave goblins would be able to move onto/off of vine walls with no difficulty, like the swamp orcs themselves can.


Ah, that would make sense. And be pretty amazing
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cannoneer wrote:
cmarie wrote:
For the purposes of a hybrid faction, I bet the cave goblins would be able to move onto/off of vine walls with no difficulty, like the swamp orcs themselves can.


Ah, that would make sense. And be pretty amazing


Well, it's all speculation at this point, even the theory that hybrid decks will contain 2 different factions, but within the context of that speculation, I can see it working a few different ways.

Maybe the Swamp Orc/whatever summoner has a special ability that helps your non-orcs deal with Vine Walls (like, "choose a unit, that unit does not have to roll to move off of vine walls this turn"), or maybe the non-orc units will have Vine Wall specials, leaving you to deal with it in some other way if you deck-build other units in. Or maybe the hybrid summoner doesn't have special walls at all, or has a different kind of special wall.

Like maybe, Minor Vine Walls don't affect movement at all, but can attack, either with their own ability or with the summoner's ability ("Instead of attacking, roll a d6. On a 5 or higher, deal 1 wound to each unit standing on one of your Minor Vine Walls" OR "Instead of attacking, choose up to 3 of your Minor Vine Walls. Each of the chosen walls attacks an adjacent unit as if it were a unit with 1 AV and the sword symbol.")

There's so many cool things they could potentially do with hybrid summoners - I'm sure we'll end up being surprised one way or another.
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BTBAM wrote:
whoa.


Oh, don't pretend to be surprised.
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How can they just put this one bean out there and not spill more? Your beans are too orderly, PHG.
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I will be skipping this. Although it looks cool it seems like the reinforcements- cool if you have them but not as important as the factions themselves. I thought they might release a master set 2.0 with second summoners.
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As someone who has found the reinforcements the least appetizing of the SW offerings to date, and not being much into SW deck customization, this still sounds really exciting to me -- just like I love the Mercenaries faction even though I don't much add Mercs to other factions.

A box with eight new summoners in complete decks (if that's really what it is) is more than I had hoped for.
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It won't require any deckbuilding to be used.
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My brain doesn't even know how to process this, especially with so little information. I am still super excited, but I wish I knew more about it.
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I already have enough Summoner Wars stuff but the storage solution is an absolute must.

Getting new hybrid factions is simply a bonus.

This will be one of my 10 purchases for the year.
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