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Subject: The Matriarch: Too Scary for a Kid? rss

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William Tabrisky
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My 9-year-old son and I love playing Sentinels, including the Infernal Relics expansion (though we don't do Gloomweaver or Tombs of Anubis). We would like to take on a tough villain like The Matriarch but were wondering whether any of her cards are not appropriate--either in image or text--for a 9-year-old. Any ideas?

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I don't know why you picked the Matriarch as she's 'just' a girl who can command birds, but this question (in general, not specifically her) was just discussed on the >G forum!

http://sentinelsofthemultiverse.com/forum/topic/minimum-age-...

EDIT: There is an example of the artwork for a particular villain called Spite in that thread, one who I would view as the most age-inappropriate villain... and even then I'm not sure it's scary if given proper context to a kid.
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I would avoid Spite because of the serial killer portrayal - especially with the kids depicted.

I don't see anything wrong with the matriarch. Unless Hitchcock's Birds gives you nightmares....
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The Matriarch will give you squeamishness because you have likely seen the movie The Birds at some point. Your kid will not have that experience yet.

The artwork is dark, bit is mainly of crows/ravens. You can explain that 'murder' is a grouping noun for some birds.

The main horror of the deck compared to others is the sheer quantity of villain cards that can appear each and every turn...and the Matriarch punishes for each and every bird that falls. You may want to avoid heroes with a majority of area effect attacks as the reciprocal damage will be immense unless precisely targeted and prepared for.
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Cinnibar wrote:


The artwork is dark, bit is mainly of crows/ravens. You can explain that 'murder' is a grouping noun for some birds.



And a good chance to learn all the other grouping nouns represented!
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ColtsFan76 wrote:
I don't see anything wrong with the matriarch. Unless Hitchcock's Birds gives you nightmares....

My brother has an acute fear of birds, and I'm looking forward to playing against The Matriarch with him - it could be good therapy.

I certainly don't think that The Matriarch would scare a 9 year old though, but why not look through the deck yourself, and then perhaps do the same with your child before you start playing?
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