4 Privet Drive
It’s early in the Harry Potter CCG lifespan, and I already hate a card. Not just me, a lot of people who play this game hate it. And that card is: 4 Privet Drive
This is an uncommon Adventure card
that just wreaks havoc on you when your opponent slaps it
the text from the card:
“Effect: Your opponent
can’t play Spell cards.
So, you cannot play any more spells
until you discard 6 cards from your hand.
You may be holding Healing Spells, Direct Damage
Spells, card-drawing spells, whatever.
You can’t play a single one until you discard 6
know how bad that sucks!
Okay … so let see it’s turn 2,
and your opponent drops this monstrosity on the table.
You are probably holding 6 cards at this point.
Now, if you want to play some more spells, you’re gonna need to discard your whole friggin’ hand.
But at least you get the reward! … Wait a minute
… my reward is to draw one card?!
One measly card?!
Maybe that’s a typo.
And if your opponent is playing with
4 of these puppies, they can possibly slap down another
one as soon as you solve it.
I still can’t figure this out? Wotc spends nearly two years making this game, and prints a
card like 4 Privet Drive with no counter, except to
discard 6 cards from your hand.
You can’t remove it with a spell as spells
aren’t playable once it’s on the table. So I’m assuming I’m missing something? This
card is uncommon, it can’t be that powerful!
There’s no glitter on it.
There’s no foil crap on it.
There simply has be something I’m missing.
So, I’m guessing Wotc has a plan up
their sleeves. Maybe
a card to counter this in the Quidditch Cup
expansion set this fall?
I mean they had their best games people designing
and playtesting this game for almost two years.
I was talking to Master Trainer Pat
from WOTC at GenCon this year and we discussed the power
of this card. He
said that when WOTC makes their own Harry Potter CCG site,
he wants to discuss this card in his first column.
Now … there are some ways to deal
with 4 Privet Drive
Right now, Privet Drive is seeing a
lot of play. Be
prepared to face it!
And have a plan of action before you make your
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