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Title: Newer question (I suppose), best way to be productive in deck building?
Post by: AndyL on January 07, 2019, 07:29:58 PM
So, with so many cards to choose from, and with my sets sorted by sets, I am wondering how in the world do I need to go about starting come up with deck ideas?  There are so many cards, I seem a bit overloaded... :)  I have two of each card for most of the newer sets because my two older kids play also.  But when it comes building the decks, it is like, looking at a map and seeing so many directions, it gets a bit overwhelming due to the more multi/brigade cards that have been released recently.  I have thought about organizing by brigade, enhancement, etc, but well, I already have them sorted by set, so I felt it was just too much time to re-do my whole system.  I just have little extra time to devote to this, but what little time I do, I want it to be productive and not searching all over for the next card.  Any thoughts or words of wisdom would be appreciated. :) 
Title: Re: Newer question (I suppose), best way to be productive in deck building?
Post by: jesse on January 07, 2019, 07:46:49 PM
Lackey is your friend big-time especially when it comes to deck-building!  :)
Title: Re: Newer question (I suppose), best way to be productive in deck building?
Post by: Ironisaac on January 07, 2019, 08:58:02 PM
Lackey is your friend big-time especially when it comes to deck-building!  :)

 +1
Most of the time, when I make a new deck, I usually start looking through my collection or just troll through lackey until I find a cool card or a few that work well together. from there, I can search on lackey for cards that work well with those few starting cards and build a deck from there.
Title: Re: Newer question (I suppose), best way to be productive in deck building?
Post by: Reth on January 08, 2019, 01:35:24 AM
For me deck building often starts with an idea or topic which is tempting me (e.g. a Theme like Genesis or a concept like Musicians/Judges/Egyptians or individual cards I'd like to play etc.).
Then I read about it in forum and/or LoR and check in Lackey regarding appropriate cards and possible synergies. My cards are sorted by type and within type by brigade (e.g. Type = Heroes then all Heroes sorted by brigade) while multibrigade comes last and dual aligned cards have their own section.
Title: Re: Newer question (I suppose), best way to be productive in deck building?
Post by: AndyL on January 08, 2019, 08:33:46 AM
For me deck building often starts with an idea or topic which is tempting me (e.g. a Theme like Genesis or a concept like Musicians/Judges/Egyptians or individual cards I'd like to play etc.).
Then I read about it in forum and/or LoR and check in Lackey regarding appropriate cards and possible synergies. My cards are sorted by type and within type by brigade (e.g. Type = Heroes then all Heroes sorted by brigade) while multibrigade comes last and dual aligned cards have their own section.

Ideally this is what I would like to do with my sets. Because for me visually seeing the cards in the groups will help me see how they might work together.
Title: Re: Newer question (I suppose), best way to be productive in deck building?
Post by: Kevinthedude on January 08, 2019, 01:39:12 PM
1. Have a plan
2. Go all in on the plan
3. Test it in a few actual games
4. Adjust the deck until the deck executes the plan as well as possible
5. Decide if the plan actually results in winning

There are always decks in card games that are not immediately obvious as good decks and some that even look terrible on paper but are amazing in practice. The best way I've found to find these decks is to go all in on a very narrow tactic or strategy and just see how true to the strategy you can stay, without worrying about making the deck actually win. After you have your deck executing your decided strategy as well as possible, then you evaluate if the the chosen strategy actually results in you winning games. Sometimes you have to deviate a tiny bit from the original strategy to make winning games the result but if I find myself deviating too much from the original strategy I scrap the deck and go back to coming up with a new plan.
Title: Re: Newer question (I suppose), best way to be productive in deck building?
Post by: Reth on January 08, 2019, 03:50:54 PM
But there is one a fly in the ointment:
Without any speed and/or searching (without drawing you need massive searching) from/in all piles it seems no competitive T1 deck can be built anymore. At least this is my opinion and experience.
Title: Re: Newer question (I suppose), best way to be productive in deck building?
Post by: Red Wing on January 08, 2019, 04:44:38 PM
But there is one a fly in the ointment:
Without any speed and/or searching (without drawing you need massive searching) from/in all piles it seems no competitive T1 deck can be built anymore. At least this is my opinion and experience.
That's pretty much been the case for the decade+ that I've been involved in the game.
Title: Re: Newer question (I suppose), best way to be productive in deck building?
Post by: AndyL on January 08, 2019, 04:53:40 PM
Well, I am not looking to be competitive just fun with my kids.  By the way, is creation of the world still a viable card?