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Simon W.
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BLUE MOON EXPANSION DECK: THE FLIT REVIEW by Simon T. Willems

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INDEPTH REVIEW
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The Flit are one of the more interesting and original of the eight base decks for Blue Moon. Almost all of their cards are either paired Boosters or Retrievable Characters. This presents a dilemma in how to effectively play them. In truth I switch back and forth between how fast I deplete my draw deck depending on which deck I’m playing against. Most of the time one has to consider when to let a Character that can be retrieved stay down in order to draw some new cards. Cycling through cards is very important as Boosters are the Flit's main offensive weapon (remember almost all of them can be paired together).

Deciding when to commit a barrage of Booster cards can be problematic as one really needs to spread them out over the course of the battle in order to properly prepare for the endgame. I would also suggest not to be tempted by the Leadership card that let’s one discard three Character cards to gain one dragon unless you already are in possession of the other three. Characters aren’t as numerous with the Flit as most other decks.

The deck definitely has some interesting tactical choices and presents many card combinations to stave off for (the Character that doubles boosters is key). All in all, I feel the Flit are a very strong and unique deck to play. My main complaint comes from the fact that the artwork is highly suspect. Honestly, it tends to stick out like a sore thumb when in the presence of the magnificent graphical work of the other decks. I guess Kosmos just ran out of talented artists for this one.

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BREAKDOWN
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PROS:
- Original and very different feel when playing
- Interesting strategy decisions in how fast/slow to deplete your draw deck

CONS:
- God awful artwork

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FINAL VERDICT
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BUY. I’d probably rate this deck a point lower for the crappy artwork alone but the feel for the deck is so different from all the others that I just can’t justify the drop. I rate it an 9 out of 10. The Flit are my 3rd favorite of the 8 base decks.
 
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Paul Ollenberger
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I don't get the hatred for the artwork with this deck... it's one of my favorites. Very original, better than most in my opinion.

One thing to remember about Flit as well, the lack of support cards means you have to play more turn by turn, instead of building up a support base during the fight.
 
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Yes, art is always a matter of taste. I tend to like the Mimix art as does my girlfriend which most people think is borderline pornography (puritanical society I tell you!).

You also make a good point about the support base...In fact, I can't even remember a single Support card the Flit have. They definitely need to go for broke with killing blows instead of gradual build ups in power or employ tricky card combos that limit what the opponent can do.
 
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I study England in the Civil War period, now there is a puritanical society*! Modern Western culture is probably the most permissive society for a thousand years, maybe more. At least, about some things. Casual violence towards women and children has become less acceptable (Good thing, I say).


Anyway, back to the Flit, only 1 card for them in the base set, think it makes non Flit characters you play worthless.

*Banning Christmas, now there's zeal at work!
 
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Insertcleverthing wrote:
In fact, I can't even remember a single Support card the Flit have.


All the peoples have at least one character, booster, support and leadership card - but for the Flit support and Khind booster you need E&I.
 
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Mark Haberman
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I like the artwork as well.
 
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Yes, art is always a matter of taste. I tend to like the Mimix art as does my girlfriend which most people think is borderline pornography (puritanical society I tell you!).



I think the Flit are a very odd-looking lot and look more like "Monkey-Birds" instead of humanoid. The Mimix are indeed my favorite artwork of the series but it befuddles me as to how Wild Gazelle can function in her loin-gear. If she bent forward or ran she would seriously stab herself!
 
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Brandon Pennington
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I like the originality of the artwork as well. I think it was a good move on Kosmos' part. I mean seriously, how many fantasy uber realistic style but horribly anatomically incorrect characters can we have in the world
 
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