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Andrea Magini
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I'm really loving Ashes and one of the best thing of it is the possibility to choose the first five cards. You can really focus your initial strategy.

Do you thing it is possible in Epic as well?
Any cons?

 
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Marc Bennett
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Mod_XXII wrote:
I'm really loving Ashes and one of the best thing of it is the possibility to choose the first five cards. You can really focus your initial strategy.

Do you thing it is possible in Epic as well?
Any cons?



i love ashes as well. as far as epic goes, i think there may be some unbalanced openings if you choose your first hand. although i could be wrong. ashes is balanced around it so its a bit different.
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Mod_XXII wrote:
I'm really loving Ashes and one of the best thing of it is the possibility to choose the first five cards. You can really focus your initial strategy.

Do you thing it is possible in Epic as well?
Any cons?



Try it? I'd love to hear your experiences, but it's probably not something I would do myself.
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Salvador Bernadó
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I like Ashes too but Epic and Ashes are two very different games.
Choosing the starting cards allow players to make very powerful combos at the start of the game.
The game would be more about which player has chosen the right combo which I think is bad for the game.
There are not such powerful combos in Ashes. At least, not now.
But if you try it, please, let us know how it went.
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Chris G
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If you did totally random 30 cards each from 1 deck it may not be game breaking, but only because of luck. If you are doing 3 deck, full deck construction it would break the game. You could probably very easily make a one win opening hand. You could likely also make the perfect counter to it so then each game basically comes down to flip a coin to see who wins on the opening draw.
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Andrea Magini
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Well, maybe you all are right.

I am thinking about the different cast method in the two games. In Epic you can cast *every* card you want while in Ashes you have to spend the right mana-dice. And combowise that makes a big difference.

 
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Konstantin Lasko
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You know about the mulligan rule, right? You can banish any number of cards from your hand and draw the same number, losing 1 life for each card drawn this way. This is obviously not the same as choosing your starting hand from scratch, but still might help.

I agree with the posters above - choosing your hand from the whole deck isn't the best idea. Epic is broken enough as it is)
 
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bad idea.
the way stuff is is good.
(and usually I am pro changes ... but why don'T you just try)
 
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