Josh Perry
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Join us tonight at 8pm ET for our spotlight of Twilight of the Gods by Victory Point Games! We will be joined via Skype with the game creator, Chris Kluwe.

We'll also be featured on the front page of Twitch from 8pm - 10pm ET!

Twilight of the Gods is available now on Kickstarter.

Come play with us!
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Christian Kløve
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Thank you for the playthrough - it is always good to see the game in action.

One question (spoiler for the second game in the video):
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The second game swung firmly in Matt's favor once he got Bread and Circuses (the intrigue that let's him manifest once per turn after playing a Negotiation card). Besides sacrificing aspects to destroy it, how could Josh have played to still have a chance? Should he have stopped trading at that point?


Oh, and thank you for aptly demonstrating the various ways plays can misfire
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So intrigues are a little tough to stop with the starter decks, because we only included a couple ways to kill them (and they're 1ofs), but Josh's primary way to stop it would have been to stop trading resources, forcing Matt into Seizing and losing card advantage. A big layer in the game is figuring out when to switch from cooperation to competition (in terms of resource generation), and it's highly dependent both on what you and your opponent's threat posture is like (it also might switch back and forth over the course of the game).

In this case, since Matt played Bread and Circuses early on, Josh should have immediately stopped Trading and pressed his resource advantage by playing mid-range creatures and Seizing for the T3 he needed to play the Cataphracts of the Sand. In addition, I would have Sacrificed to stop the Hade's Gift from going off, both because it would have kept the Cataphracts of the Sand from taking damage, and also because it would have gotten rid of the Betrayals that were constantly wiping his side of the field. At that point, Josh could have started swinging in for 8 damage a turn with the Cataphracts, which would have killed Matt very quickly.
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Thanks, Chris. One thing that escaped me was the dual purpose of sacrificing your aspects - not only do you destroy the taget, you also get rid of potential manifest targets. Gives players another layer to consider.
 
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Just remember, it can backfire if you do it at the wrong time and leave *yourself* resource starved
 
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