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Pojo's The Spoils Card of
12 Man Brunch
COST - Pick a
value for X. Deplete X characters you control.
Then, pick a character.*EFFECT - If the
character has X+X strength or less, destroy it.
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5
scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 10.02.06
||Today we have
card number 1, the Arcanist Tactic 12 Man Brunch of
If there was ever a Tactic that was meant to be
played in response to your opponent’s end of turn,
this is it. While there will certainly be times when
the character you destroy will be worth depleting a
character (or 2 or 3) of yours on your turn, it’s
going to be situational.
Unlike many cards, instead of looking at a
character’s life points to determine how much damage
it takes to destroy it, you’re target stat is its
strength. So if you’re staring down a fat defender
in the very early game, it’s likely to have minimal
strength (Dandy Day Trader and Defense Attorney come
to mind) which is just what the doctor ordered. Take
out what your opponent was very likely counting on
to protect him while he set up his board and
presto!... advantage you. And with its low 2 cost 2
threshold, it should be no problem.
As one of the only Arcanist cards that can be called
a kill card (Napiform Protuberance being the other),
if you’re playing them in sealed, 12 Man Brunch of
Doom is a keeper. In constructed mono-Arcanist, I’d
likely throw in 2.
||12 Man Brunch
I hate to say it, but I've never been a big fan of
this card. It seems to me that depleting characters
to kill a character of my opponent's isn't quite
worth it. If I use the card on my turn it means that
I won't be able to make a sizable attack that turn.
If I use it on my opponent's turn, I won't be able
to mount a defense. Actually the defensive note
applies to both.
If the card didn't have a cost in resources I might
play it, or even just an extremely low cost. As it
is I steer round it. I think that the place it would
work best would be a cross with a weenie warlord
deck designed to utilize small characters along with
Berserker Corps and/or Strength in Numbers. It just
doesn't seem to belong in arcanists.
Either that or the ability to target multiple
characters would make this card more worthwhile for
me. The really interesting thing about the card in
my opinion is that it destroys according to
strength, not life. I suppose that this might cause
it to be better against some decks despite the fact
that I now have to deplete four of my own characters
to take down a single Reckless Challenger.