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Subject: Transformers set rss

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David Snoddy
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So, having played this, and the Street Fighter deckbuilder, quite a lot, I decided to put together a Transformers set.

In terms of rules, it's pretty much the same game as Street Fighter, with a few changes, so it basically plays the same as a DC Deckbuilder game with a few extra changes on top:

There's a Transform Phase at the start of the round, before you do anything else, to switch between modes if you want to.

Instead of a Super-Villain stack, there's an "Event" stack and a "Transformation" stack. The Transformation that is showing shows you the cost of buying the card. When you buy it, you flip the event and that's what happens to you. The "Counter-Attack" keyword is just the same as "First-Appearance - Attack".

cards under your super-hero can be bought during your turn, as if they are in the line-up, but only by you - no-one else can buy cards under your super-hero.

Having played it through a fair bit, the superheroes seem fairly balanced, although given the number that I've added over time it's possible something's slipped through the net.


I used the "Blank DC" template for Magic Set editor to make the cards, which I absolutely can't take any credit for.

http://forums.cryptozoic.com/showthread.php?t=33881

I then added a new folder for the "Superhero Size" cards, and altered the "Style" file to accomodate the size.

The four MSE files are here, as is the super-sized style file.

http://tinyurl.com/Transformers-Deck-Builder

I've used artwork that's available on public sites, predominantly www.tfwiki.net, so hopefully that avoids any copyright violations!
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Nathan Faulkner
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Interested, but the link is not working for me
 
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David Snoddy
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Apologies - not sure why, but my Google Drive had sharing switched off. It's now on, you should be able to see it now.
 
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Benj Davis
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It's 404-ing for me. Might be easier to put them up as images here?
 
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Jlerpy wrote:
It's 404-ing for me. Might be easier to put them up as images here?


Still not working
 
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David Snoddy
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Aha! BGG has cut the end off the link. I've TinyUrl'd it now.

If it still doesn't work, I'll look at getting the images onto the thread instead.
 
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Benj Davis
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I can now open the link, but they all seem to be compressed in a format I can't open.
It'll be much easier to discuss them if they're actually here.
 
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David Snoddy
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I'm so sorry, I think I might have to give up on this.

I can only seem to upload one card at a time, so either do that 195 times for the entire deck, or sort my files into "Print 4 of these", "Print 3 of these" categories... and that's before I get to the super-heroes!

Either way, that's not really in a user friendly, printable format.

Having just done a test run, the files definitely aren't zipped - I downloaded them, changed the file title to "Test" rather than "Transformers Set", and dropped them into my MSE file, and it worked fine - in addition to my normal sets, there was a "test" set there alongside them.

Here's a few samples, if you're interested, though.

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Benj Davis
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I dig the Transform dynamic. Having effectively two Superheroes that you choose between in a given turn is cool. Are there cards that let you also Transform mid-turn? That could be neat.
 
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David Snoddy
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There is a card that does that, but it's one of the high point, victory stack cards. Having it more often would kind of take away from having to make the choice - or at least, that's how I felt.
 
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Yes, although the exact timing of things could make it tricky.
 
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