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Date Reviewed - 04.06.07
||Today we look
at the rare Rogue character Cheats McGuillicutty.
Pluck’s 3rd guise!
At a cost of 6 with threshold 2, this 2/1/3 is as
easy kill. And expensive for such an easy kill too.
So what do we get for taking the chance that this
guy will live long enough to be useful? Let’s start
at the top.
While Cheats is in play the top card of your deck is
revealed at all times. For a cost of 1 you may place
that card on the bottom of your deck, thus revealing
the next card on your draw pile. For the cost of
depleting Cheats, you may treat the top card of your
deck as an extension of your hand insomuch as you
can play it. Lastly, as with the other incarnations
of Pluck, he has the Change Costume ability to
search out another form of Pluck from your deck and
put him into play in Cheats place. (Cheats goes back
to the deck)
More on the “Cheat” ability to play the card on the
top of your deck. Nowhere does it say “play it for
free”, so ditch that thought right away. It will
allow you to break normal rules like when you can
play characters, items or locations, but it will not
allow you to play resources at all. Why? You must
follow the rule book on “How to play a card”. You
never have the ability to play a resource. You have
your faction’s “Resource” ability which allows you
to play a resource, but the only types of cards you
can play per the rules are characters, tactics,
items and locations.
So how will Cheats be used? Only time will tell!
In limited, he might see less removal, but any
removal will be aiming for him. In constructed, you
might be better able to protect him and if so,
having options like sifting through the top few
cards of your deck each turn, even if you opponent
can see them, seems amazingly valuable to me!
Here we are, with
First Edition Part Two's Pluck. He's a double
deception threshold character with a cost of six.
As his name suggests, he literally lets you cheat.
His unique ability reveals the top card of your deck
at all times, and allows you to deplete him in order
to put that card in play.
He also lets you pay one to place the top card of
the deck on the bottom. In combination, these two
abilities allow you to stack the deck in some sense,
providing you with the potential for incredible
In constructed, he's a very neat card that will fit
nicely into some Rouge and Pluck builds. In
constructed, he's another body that can serve as a
substitute for resources allowing you to play