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From: Jon Palmer <jmp225@***.EDU>
Subject: Re: [FASA] Tourney Rules (repost)
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 1998 17:41:58 -0400
>Personally, for any card game, I think Sealed Deck is really the way to go,
>even for Magic, which it is much harder due to the 5 Color scheme of the
>game... With SRTCG, there are very few totally unusable cards,
>considering. Plus, this solves a few of those nagging problems that pop up
>with Prebuilt Decks (Trolls and Urban Brawls/Bug Hunts come to mind...)
>that will invariably have people whining :]

I love sealed deck, but I think it's problematic to try to have a Sealed
Deck tourney at a major con. Why? Because when you get a group of good
players together, whoever gets the best deck will win. It's not the guy
who pulls Lord Torgo as his rare. It's the guy who pulls 2 Stompers, 2
Katanas, 2 Hand Razors and a Stiletto. Certain cards become INCREDIBLY
powerful in sealed deck - in Magic, it tends to be that if one person gets
a bunch of fliers to attack, and direct damage to remove your opponent's
fliers, they win. In this, it could be the person who gets 3 or 4 useful
guys, 3 good gear cards, and some removal cards (GAQ, WGC, Bad Rep) that
runs away with it, even if other players are better.

Jon Palmer


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