My team and I feel very good about Epic’s mechanics. We now have net decks, trial builds, and some that are in between. As we learn to pilot them correctly, we are really seeing them pop! The play feels much like old school Legacy Magic. ‘One Point Five Restricted’ was what we called the format at the time. Epic has allowed us to scratch that itch without spending thousands of dollars.
Cards have been purchased and sorted. Some decks have been built. My training partners and I feel comfortable with Epic’s rules. Let’s do this!
With little time to work with, my support team is faced with a dilemma in regards to deckbuilding.
Nathan Davis at White Wizard Games publishes high finishing decks from their bigger convention tournaments. Love or hate it, net-decking is a thing. We can skip several time consuming steps by just building decks that are factually capable of winning.
My latest game addictions are going to have to wait. I have played at least three dozen games of Stonemaier Games’ heavily hyped tabletop, Scythe; just since picking it up at GenCon! On the console I have enjoyed at least 100 hours of Rocket League, and had also just started in on the Bioshock Remastered series. My Star Realms obsession is well known, quite literally around the world. But all of it, even ships and bases, are going to take a backseat. To Epic.
I will be playing in the Epic Worlds tournament at the White Wizard Games Fair outside of Boston. This is a tremendous honor. I have posted in related discussion comments that ‘I can’t wait!’ This is a big fat lie. I can not only wait, I need to slow time down. The issue here is… that I have played about 20 total games of Epic the Cardgame.
It’s not in my dna to roll over to competition. If I am going to make this trip, I have to commit. It’s probably preposterous to propose that I could show up to a field of Epic Pros and get anywhere as a novice. These players are proven, having qualified in major convention tournaments all summer long. They have risen above the rest of the Epic Universe. I have yet to beat, or even play against a stranger.
But. I do have five weeks. I do have an applicable experience with constructed ccg’s and lcg’s. I do want to show up with the confidence NOT to be someone’s easy path.
I do have amazing, loyal, capable friends that will volunteer their time and insight. These are the same friends who just recently volunteered many hours preparing me for a rewarding success in the GenCon Star Realms Legend event.
Better go buy a butt ton of Epic.
The Megahaulin’ Strategy Blog has traditionally limited discussion only to Star Realms. Having received Dustin’s permission, I will chronicle my attempt to get good at Epic in time for Boston. I hope you will tag along!