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T2 Reserve Size
« on: November 07, 2018, 05:21:40 PM »
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Now that we've had the reserve for a few years, I'm wondering if T2 players feel like the Reserve size for T2 should be increased (perhaps to 15 or 20)? With every set being released, each Reserve slot is more and more important...do T2 players feel like 10 isn't enough?

My preference would be for an increase to perhaps 15 cards.
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Re: T2 Reserve Size
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2018, 06:15:06 PM »
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I haven't really used the reserve all that much (I haven't been able to put very much money into Redemption for the past several years)  so I can't say for sure, but it does seem like 10 cards is a little low for my liking. I definitely thought that when it first came out. Now that's not necessarily a bad thing, because playing card games like Redemption should force you to make choices. Also as one who does a lot of deck checking at our tournaments, increasing the size of the reserve would slightly increase my workload at tournament registration, although I don't think it's all that much and it very well might be worth it if the larger reserve makes the game better.

I'm definitely not opposed to increasing it to 15 or 20 (although probably not any bigger than 20) and would like to see how it changes things.
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Re: T2 Reserve Size
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2018, 06:52:20 PM »
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I think a 5 good, 5 evil, 5 neutral/DAC Reserve would be an intriguing idea for T2.  8)
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Re: T2 Reserve Size
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2018, 08:43:14 PM »
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I think a 5 good, 5 evil, 5 neutral/DAC Reserve would be an intriguing idea for T2.  8)

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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2018, 08:56:35 PM »
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I think a 5 good, 5 evil, 5 neutral/DAC Reserve would be an intriguing idea for T2.  8)

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I like this idea. I am good with this.

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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2018, 11:10:58 PM »
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I really like Justin's idea too. Soooooo.....unless anyone is opposed, can we do this change?  :prayer:
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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2018, 11:37:09 PM »
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I like the idea of expanding the reserve to 15 in T2, but I think I would like a bit more flexibility available than being forced into a 5/5/5 spit.  Often it might end up like that anyways as in T2 you need to keep the reserve balanced, but it would be nice to sometimes go 6/6/3 instead.
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Re: T2 Reserve Size
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2018, 10:11:32 AM »
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I like the idea of expanding the reserve to 15 in T2, but I think I would like a bit more flexibility available than being forced into a 5/5/5 spit.  Often it might end up like that anyways as in T2 you need to keep the reserve balanced, but it would be nice to sometimes go 6/6/3 instead.

I agree with Kor!  I like the idea of having flexibility.  You are going to have to keep it balanced, and included at minimum 1 neutral card.  I guess the only reason I would see needing some kind of policy on what it does have to include is to avoid abuse.  I haven't looked it up but would there be some kind of abuse that you could do with 15 dual-alignment cards?  I know that more than that exist, so you could fill your reserve with only those, but would that really be that bad of a thing?

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Re: T2 Reserve Size
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2018, 10:37:36 AM »
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Part of my thinking was that a 5/5/5 Reserve keeps it very simple for deck checking, but I also see the merits of just going to 15 and keeping the balancing options open.
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« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2018, 11:05:59 AM »
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Part of my thinking was that a 5/5/5 Reserve keeps it very simple for deck checking, but I also see the merits of just going to 15 and keeping the balancing options open.

To help with deck checking speed, it could be required that players organize their reserve lists in Good/Evil/Neutral sections (and an official list template could just have sections for each).
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« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2018, 11:32:51 AM »
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When I check in my type 2 decks, I actually already have it in 3 parts.  I turn them the opposite way in my stack, so we could almost make that a requirement.  If we do that all you have to do is make sure all the cards in the stack are in the right pile, count them and make sure they have the right amount of LS.

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Re: T2 Reserve Size
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2018, 01:26:40 PM »
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To help with deck checking speed, it could be required that players organize their reserve lists in Good/Evil/Neutral sections (and an official list template could just have sections for each).
Please do not add any requirements for how a deck must be sorted.

I have long harbored a dream to sort a T2 deck alphabetically by verse and bring it to Chris Bany for a deck check. "What is the problem?  You said the deck must be sorted.  My deck is sorted."

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« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2018, 01:35:47 PM »
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MJB, if you attend one of my tournaments, I will let you sort your deck any way you wish.  ;D
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Re: T2 Reserve Size
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2018, 02:11:36 PM »
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MJB, if you attend one of my tournaments, I will let you sort your deck any way you wish.  ;D

That sounds like a challenge.

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« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2018, 02:18:32 PM »
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Re: T2 Reserve Size
« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2018, 02:21:58 PM »
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MJB, if you attend one of my tournaments, I will let you sort your deck any way you wish.  ;D

That sounds like a challenge.

Reverse alphabetically by artist? Ties broken by the hex code of the background?

That offer applies specifically to MJB.  8)
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Re: T2 Reserve Size
« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2018, 02:33:47 PM »
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To help with deck checking speed, it could be required that players organize their reserve lists in Good/Evil/Neutral sections (and an official list template could just have sections for each).
Please do not add any requirements for how a deck must be sorted.

I have long harbored a dream to sort a T2 deck alphabetically by verse and bring it to Chris Bany for a deck check. "What is the problem?  You said the deck must be sorted.  My deck is sorted."

Witnessing Chris' reaction would alone be worth the price of admission!
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Re: T2 Reserve Size
« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2018, 02:53:33 PM »
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Also agree would still like the flexibility of the reserve in T2 as well.

Would like just to increase to 15 cards.