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From: Matb <mbreton@**.NETCOM.COM>
Subject: Re: bad cards
Date: Fri, 3 Apr 1998 22:25:42 -0800
Jon Palmer wrote:

> How about dropping Fireball to common, taking the near-useless Bolt of
> Power out of the set altogether, and putting a common from UW into the
> basic set? Anyway, I agree that Ally Spirits should probably be rarer.
> But most likely this will be less of a problem as the game moves along and
> we get more dudes with Conjure-2.

I wouldn't call BoP useless.. most of the small Runners (Dante, etc -
even Doc Apoc) will at the very worst stay the same, usually pop up to a
5/x, and, with a bit of luck (or Loaded Dice) pump up to 8/x or higher -
and I'd gladly trade Orion + BoP for Stomper.

The problem with BoP is that it pales in comparison with its 'big
brother' Fireball, and the 2Y difference just doesn't matter in a Mage
deck; that, and most mage decks are sleaze decks, not fighting decks.
I'd rather chance things with a Sleep (and bring along a second, tougher
Runner for when things go down) than *really* chance things with a BoP
or Fireball.

Hellblast, of course, has other, better uses :)

But the switch you mentioned seems nice and balanced - but I'd rather an
entirely new card than a reprint from UW.

(Armor/Stamina stuff snipped, as I agree with it)

- Matt

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