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Pojo's The Spoils Card of
characters. Your opponent's faction gains X
influence, where X is the number of characters
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5
scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 10.16.06
“Bomb” week with the Rare Banker Tactic Downsizing.
As with other expensive cards, you expect to get
what you pay for. At a cost of 10 and a threshold of
4, I’d expect something devastating…game
altering…and completely demoralizing to your
opponent. Downsizing is all that without question!
There are plenty of cards that can eliminate one
character and others can take out more than one at a
time in given situations, but only Downsizing can
nuke’em all! “Destroy all characters.” Period.
Without a handy Tactician Vacation or Limited
Liability, say bye-bye to your entire troupe of
characters. Granted, it’s every character on both
sides of the board, so if played against you your
opponents board is cleared as well. In addition,
you’d be the recipient of “X” influence where “X” is
the number of characters destroyed. At least that’s
Quite simply, if you can set up this play by holding
off your opponents attacks for a few rounds (which
isn’t hard at all with Bankers in general) and focus
on getting some extra resources in play while
holding back on a few characters to spring all at
once, you’re looking at one of the best ways (tune
in all week for more of them!) to take complete
control of the game.
If you pull this card in a Limited event, you’re
praying for resource acceleration and/or ways to
stall. Get 4 threshold and 10 resources ASAP then
wait anxiously to see Downsizing grace your hand.
Then it’s “BOOM” time!
In constructed you can build acceleration, stall and
tutoring into your Downsizing deck to come up with a
This is the first day of 'bomb tactic' week and
we're going to start it off with Downsizing. This
rare tactic, like the other three bomb tactics,
costs ten and has a threshold of four. What makes
this card worth the price? The fact that it destroys
every character on the field.
Of course, this means that you've already lost
control of the game to some extent. Or does it?
After all, if you've lost all those characters, your
opponent had to do something to make you lose them.
Unless you just marched them one at a time into a
Blanching Butcher or some such thing. You're making
your opponent use tactics, one at a time, using
items like Slingerang and Jacques Trap. Then you
pull this thing out and wipe the field clean. Of
course your opponent gains a measly one influence
for each character destroyed, but if you're willing
to play Irresistible Bribe, you should be willing to
Sealed: 3.5/5 If you've got the resources, play it.
You can always set it face down.
Constructed: 4/5 It takes some concentrated effort
to build a deck that can utilize this well. A deck
that can re-bound easily from an empty field and one
that won't have any characters on the field before