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I'm looking for deck builders which allow you to not only place cards in your deck but also allows you to remove them.

The only games I know of are Dominion, Friday and A Few Acres of Snow. I don't count Legendary Encounters: Alien as only a few characters have the remove card ability and none of them in the first scenario.

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The red cards in Star Realms.
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In Arctic Scavengers you can trash card once per turn. These cards get shuffled into the junk pile. I like how the mechanic is implemented in a thematic way.

Are there deck builders that don't have some deck pruning mechanism? My only other deck builder is Star Realms which does this too. Seems necessary in this game type.
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avanspronsen wrote:

Are there deck builders that don't have some deck pruning mechanism? My only other deck builder is Star Realms which does this too. Seems necessary in this game type.


I agree.. All the deck builders I've played usually start out with a set of starter cards, so pruning them out seems pretty essential in order to get your engine up and running.... otherwise the low value starter cards tend to choke the deck..

Of course, my experience in deck builders is limited to just a few Living Card Games (LCGs) and doesn't include any of the Collectible Card Games (CCG).
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avanspronsen wrote:
Are there deck builders that don't have some deck pruning mechanism? My only other deck builder is Star Realms which does this too. Seems necessary in this game type.


In Legendary Encounters you play a character and only a few characters have the special ability to prune their deck. Also, in A Few Acres of Snow, playing with the second edition rules you can put up to 5 cards in reserve but they can only be certain types of cards.

I bought Alien as I heard it was a deck builder and was kind of disappointed with not being able to prune your deck. It's still a fun game, but not really what I was expecting. I started this thread just so I don't get burned with another "deck builder".
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Thunderstone and Thunderstone Advance: Towers of Ruin have multiple ways to remove cards from your deck, most of which provide an effect or ability for the turn. (eg. "destroy one villager worth at least 1 gp to gain 4 gp.)
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Ascension: Deckbuilding Game does this really nicely with its four factions. The Void faction specializes in monster-slaying and deck-thinning. Of course, if you go for Void cards, you're foregoing other cards of other factions to do so, and they have their own specialties and abilities. Decisions, decisions.
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The DC Deck Building Games have a number of cards that allow players to remove cards from their decks throughout the game.
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Deathstroke wrote:


Yes, in Nightfall your starter cards automatically remove themselves from the game after they attack.
 
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oppedj02 wrote:
The DC Deck Building Games have a number of cards that allow players to remove cards from their decks throughout the game.


The Forever Evil set in particular is centered around card destruction.
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Fzzzt!, Not strictly a deck builder, but has common/transferrable mechanisms. You buy robots which you add to your deck and production units you play on the table. Each round you get a random hand of 6 cards from all robots you own, but you can add one robot to each production unit you own between rounds to tune your robot deck.
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So, in short: pretty much all of them!

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Thanee wrote:
So, in short: pretty much all of them!

Exactly. Taking cards out is a pretty central mechanism in deckbuilders. It would be easier to list those that don't have it.
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Hatepig wrote:
avanspronsen wrote:
Are there deck builders that don't have some deck pruning mechanism? My only other deck builder is Star Realms which does this too. Seems necessary in this game type.


In Legendary Encounters you play a character and only a few characters have the special ability to prune their deck. Also, in A Few Acres of Snow, playing with the second edition rules you can put up to 5 cards in reserve but they can only be certain types of cards.

I bought Alien as I heard it was a deck builder and was kind of disappointed with not being able to prune your deck. It's still a fun game, but not really what I was expecting. I started this thread just so I don't get burned with another "deck builder".

Don't forget the drone deck aliens that let you prune too. As LE tends to be longer than most deck builders, I never found the lower amount of pruning cards an annoyance. If you prefer some more power play, I can imagine it being a problem.
 
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