Upcoming: Summoner Wars Mega
Inspired by Space-Biff! friend Digital Pariah, who’s been battling his way through his Summoner Wars collection one faction at a time and making me jealous with all manner of fascinating tales, the wife and I have decided to follow suit. Beginning next Monday, we’ll be posting weekly Summoner Wars battle reports in addition to our regular programming. Details below.
1. Each faction will be represented once. Since there are sixteen factions, the current plan is to post eight reports. If we have heaps of fun, maybe we’ll do a winners’ round to determine which faction is the ultimate winner, but we’re making no promises — eight articles already sounds like a lot of work, with all the notes and pictures that go along with them, and we are mighty lazy.
2. The matchups have already been determined for each week. The method was mostly random, though we rerolled when certain overplayed combinations came up, like Guild Dwarves versus Cave Goblins or Fallen Kingdom versus Vanguards. We don’t know who will play which faction. That will be determined at the beginning of the week to give us time to customize our decks and to jot down some pre-game thoughts, then we’ll play later in the week and take both during-game and after-game notes. Then on Mondays we’ll compile those into comprehensive reports.
3. On the topic of deck-building, we’ve imposed a couple limitations. The first is purely practical: we only own one copy of most sets, so we’ll be limited to one of each faction’s starter set and first reinforcements pack. So no 10x Phantom decks for the Fallen Kingdom, alas woe etc. The second is that we don’t plan to include Mercenary cards in our decks (other than when playing with the Mercenaries faction, of course). This is because we’re hoping to highlight each faction on their own merits, and seeing Spear Grounders and Rune Mages in every deck isn’t all that interesting.
So that’s it! Our first matchup will be next week, and the featured factions will be:
Feel free to place your bets below!