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Subject: Dark Draft Decisions rss

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Brad Minnigh
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This is a new segment I'd like to try for my ongoing gaming blog. I will be taking a random pack of 5 cards from a complete singleton set of Epic (including Uprising!), and then discuss what my choices would be and why. Please feel free to leave a comment or a rebuttal as to my choices. I use the random card generator found at Epic Foundry, which is a wonderful deck building resource for the game! http://decks.epiccardgame.com/

But anyway, enjoy! This segments pack includes: Drinker of Blood, Fire Spirit, Thought Plucker, Hunting Raptors, and the new Mythic Monster!

Go here: http://amazingspidertank.blogspot.com/2016/11/epic-dark-draf...

And for funsies, here is a poll where you can weigh in. I will be surprised though if I see some variety with this pack.
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Which card would you pick first if this was the first Dark Draft pack you opened?
Drinker of Blood
Fire Spirit
Thought Plucker
Hunting Raptors
Mythic Monster
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Ayup. And the two big Wild champs for player 2 (not Raptors).
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Though I'd actually like to see you do it as a continuing Dark Draft, not always first pick. I feel like I can figure out what to do in first-pick-land, but it's as things go later on it gets murky for me!
 
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That's an interesting comment. I'll definitely think about it. That would be quite a long article, but it might be worth it. I think Tom from Tom's Epic Gaming Blog did something similar. Prepare yourself, it is very in depth, but very good. http://www.tomsepicgaming.com/sample-epic-open-draft/
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I know, I enjoyed Tom's!
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I picked Drinker over Plucker because Drinker can win games where you're behind on the board. Thought plucker can too, but much slower and indirectly.

Drinker will also stop a token deck in its tracks provided you have at least one blocker that's killing tokens. Or it can power up your own tokens in the opposite scenario.

Plucker doesn't do anything to the board state in terms of the cost/benefit for attacks.
 
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