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Date Previewed: 07.03.07
Level 2 Judge
Edition, which aired on CBS between 1996 and
2000, starred Kyle Chandler as a man who
received tomorrow's paper today, allowing him 24
hours to prevent tragic accidents that were
scheduled to happen.
What? Not that Early Edition? Okay...let me
start that over.
Early Edition is our second preview card from
the upcoming World's Finest set. In fact,
"upcoming" may be a misnomer, as some people
have already purchased some packs of the new
set, so while this card is no longer a mystery,
we will have more information about the set with
which to frame this card around.
Early Edition is a decent piece of plot twist
negation for Team Superman...their Fizzle, if
you will. It's threshold is bigger than Fizzle,
but the cost is the same, discarding a Team
Superman card. The range of plot twists that it
will negate is narrower than Fizzle too, as it
will only negate a plot twist that your opponent
doesn't already have a copy of in their resource
row or their KO'd pile. Considering that most
decks will play 3-4 copies of their more
important plot twists (tutors, combat pumps, KO
effects, etc), your opponent will only have the
first copy negated, and if they have already
successfully played a copy of it, then Early
Edition can't touch it for the rest of the game.
Now granted, Team Superman isn't really a
control team, so giving them even a little bit
of plot twist negation is still pretty generous
of R&D. As the artwork implies, sometimes Lois
Lane and Clark Kent can use their reporting
skills to defuse a situation before Superman has
to show up to take care of it...with punching.
However, before the naysayers post on Realms and
trash this card (too late), there are two
situations in which this card is really good.
The first is against Insanity decks. Whether
those show up in force is yet to be seen, but it
is part of the upcoming Modern Age, and if it is
a popular archetype, then Early Edition becomes
very playable, especially if you don't want to
have to team up with a team that has more
negation in its arsenal.
The second is in Limited formats. In Sealed
pack, you rarely see two copies of the same
card, so if your opponent plays a big pump or a
tutor, you can negate it and not have to worry
about seeing it again.
Early Edition is definitely not an automatic
4-of in every Team Superman deck, but it's not
meant to be.
It's entirely possible to build a Superman deck
that just goes out and smashes face, and doesn't
care what the opponent plays. On the other hand,
an aggressive team that can negate the
occasional plot twist...that's something
opponent's don't expect, and something that's
not that easy to play around. Team Superman
already has a good theme running through it
involving protecting characters and making your
opponent redirect their attacks. It gives the
opponent a lot to think about when making
attacks, and knowing that you can negate a
combat pump as well, that will put the opponent
off balance. That alone can make Early Edition
worth the space in your deck.
Oh, I love the irony of having to preview this
To play, discard a Team Superman character card.
Negate target effect from a non-ongoing plot
twist that doesn’t share a name with another
card in its controller’s resource row or KO’d
So, I heard that the whole Sneak Preview thing
was scrapped for a Release Celebration.
Honestly, they both achieve the same purpose, so
I don’t really see much of a difference…
But with the preview card! Looks like Team
Superman just got themselves a Fizzle. Good or
bad? As you can plainly see, it is an inferior
Fizzle, but it has its uses. It basically says,
“if your opponent is playing a plot twist and
it’s their first copy this game, you can
negate.” But, what if it’s not their first copy?
Pretty useless then. It’s great at the beginning
of the game, but horrible late game. Like
Confiscation and Nobleman of Crossout. (There I
go spouting references again…). If it’s
restricted to only negating plot twists for the
first time, it shouldn’t have the cost of
discarding a card, because it’s not versatile.
It basically has no advantage over Fizzle. At
As always, I can’t rate preview cards. Maybe I’m
wrong and they fix it later…
See I was going to make jokes about that stupid
newspaper show, but somebody already mentioned
And without the jokes what am I really? Some
kind of reviewer? As if
And now on to the show;
Early Edition is a kind of fizzle. Except it’s
very uncool. You have to discard to use it,
which is uncool. You can’t negate a card if a
copy of that card has been used previously.
Again, uncool. And you can’t negate a card, if a
copy of that card has been previously negated.
Way uncool. So really, this is like listening to
your sister’s copy of “The Best of American
Idol”, whilst reading Harry Potter and crying at
the bit where one of them dies uncool. It’s that
So it’s great for facing insanity decks. Maybe,
probably, I don’t know. Also in limited/sealed
it’s okay. Does anyone even play sealed anymore?
And we don’t give marks to preview cards so…
Sealed: Mystery Score
Constructed: Mystery Score
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