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Auction House

 

Card Ratings
Limited: 1.5
Constructed: 4.0

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.


Date Reviewed - 03.06.0
7

doc We begin out The Spoils First Edition Part 2 regular reviews with the rare Rogue location Auction House.

And do we start with a doosey! At a cost 3, threshold 3, structure strength 4, this card will be lots of fun for a few turns at least. First off, yes, it’s a double edged sword depending on your deck. If you’re running a weenie Strength in Numbers deck that wants to play a character every turn, this card is for you. Would your opponent pay more than the number cost of a character just to keep it out of your hands? Possibly. But, if it’s coming to that, they probably already see the writing on the wall (and it says LOSER!).

Then again, what if 1/2 of your characters were mega beatsticks? Normally you wouldn’t be able to pay for a Sneaky Mansion on turn 3, but with this little beauty and just one more unattached resource than your opponent, it’s yours! “But Sneaky Mansion has 3 threshold in Obsession” you say? Ptthbt! We’re putting characters into play, not playing them. Who cares about threshold! So are you ready to build a deck of super beats yet? Remember, Auction House is a location, so as soon as your opponent deals it’s fourth point of damage, the fun house is closed for business.

Since you’ll be planning for this card, your goal will be lots of resources as fast as you can. Since your opponent wont have built his deck planning on playing against Auction House, you’ll have the upper hand. Yes, your opponent will have the chance to get some of his characters cheaper than he originally thought he would, but again, build up your resources FAST! Especially if you can get one of these out in the first few rounds. If things work out well, you’ll be paying a paltry fee for your beatsticks, holding back enough resources to make your opponent at least pay full cost for his characters if not more, and spending any resources left over at his EOT to draw some of those tactics and items you keep shuffling back into your deck.

Two other things: 1- The active player (the one who’s flipping over cards looking for the character) must bid, and he is permitted to bid 0! 2- You cannot attack with the character the turn it comes into play. Yes, it will have been in play while you were performing “at the start of your turn” triggers, but it wasn’t in play when all of those triggers triggered which is when you really started your turn. (If I’ve confused you and you already knew you couldn’t attack with it, disregard #2  )

In limited, you’ll most likely only get one copy, so you can’t really count on it. In constructed, if you can pull off some resource acceleration with this, you’re home free!

Limited: 1.5/5
Constructed: 4/5
 

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