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From: "Norman R. McLeod" <mcleodn@***********.NET>
Subject: Re: Magical awakening
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 1998 18:05:16 PDT
> > No offence, but so what if your Drake can also hurl a fireball, all
> but two
> > of the Mages that I can think (those being The Preacher and Jackyl)
> of cost
> > less even than the cheaper version of the card (5 Nuyen), so why
> would I
> > want to pay five to give my Lord Torgo Sorcery when I can pay four
> and get a
> > Tempest on the table?
> 1. Maybe you've had a bad draw? Your two Tempest's and Dante came out
> early in the game and are now in the trash pile? You're sitting with =
> Sleep and Fireball in your hand that ain't much good in the game
> unless H-man or Stomper suddenly get some mojo. (Or maybe if you had
> Squatter, but Awakening would be more cost effective in this case.)

Still, if you put in an extra Mage instead of the Awakening, you have the=
same odds of drawing this extra runner than of drawing the Awakening, =
and it wil have all the benifits mentioned above.

> 2. You know you could almost take an Objective needed to win. You can
> handle two of the Challenges no sweat. The damn Genetic
> Monstrosity/Killer Drone/Fusion Gate/Etc is the only thing you can't
> sleaze because you don't have Tech. You wouldn't normally worry, but
> the last Challenge is Lone Star Patrol and your opponent is sitting
> there with 20-some nu yen. You don't have a Mage in hand or on the
> table, but you're holding Awakening and Jinx, with the money to use
> them both.

Still, a mage will have the same effect, and maybe even some of the skill=
s you need next run...

> 3. Same as above but it's an Awakened/Personnel Challenge requiring
> Social and the spell in your hand is Sleep.

See above

> 4. Same as above but it's an Awakened/Personnel/Street Challenge
> requiring a skill you don't have and the spell in your hand is
> Invisibility.

See above

> 4. You're playing a deck like Tony's that doesn't have mages and packs
> some anti-social brutes. Might be kinda cool to toss in an Awakening
> with a couple of Sleeps/Invisibilities to get past those bothersome
> Personnel/Awakened social requiring Challenges.

Again, why not a Mage instead of Magical Awakening


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