my favorite part of last night was when I offhandedly mentioned "I bet there's a burn spell that wipes the field in red" and mini then modifies his deck to put it in.Got in a bunch of games last night with my first crafted deck. I have never played a TCG ever before aside fromIi guess pokemon when I was a kid, but I had no idea what I was doing, I dont think any of the other kids did either. Anyways So I did what any other good game players does, I struck it out on my own and just played, after being crushed repeatedly by both AI and other players I did what any other disgruntled new player does; quit and be angry!
Then after the 2nd beer, I started reading guides on TCGs, basic strategy, deck types and basic information on moves, counter moves and such. I then went back my deck, looked at decks other people had crafted and made my own. I figured they know more then me, their decks are slightly different. But I figure if my deck is wrong because of the differences, I gain a better understanding of 'why' then just coping and pasting some other dudes deck.
The learning curve for building optimal decks can be quite high. People who have a pre-built process for deck construction have an intuitive feel at this point as to how decks should function. Note that this has taken years of analysis, theory, and empirical testing in other TCGs to get to the fundamental understandings we have about things like "Card Advantage", "Curve", and "Card Economy".
Learning on your own is can be useful, but to some extent, it can be difficult to go through that process all over again as an individual. Reinventing the wheel as it were. Often it can be easier to just talk with a more experienced TCG player on what choices a deck designer has made, and in probably 10 minutes you'll gain more knowledge and experience than a couple hundred games.
This is actually quite similar to talking with an experienced league player on how to play LoL. Many of the things we know intuitively at this point would be foreign to a beginner. Things like "Last Hitting", "Ward Control", "Objective Control", and "Split Pushing". You could play a couple hundred games of league and not meaningfully understand those terms. But if you talk to someone for 10 minutes who is a League veteran he/she can coach you on those subjects and easily explain them to you.
Went over it with @Varega explained my choices he liked them. Then proceeded to play the deck against delph on stream a couple of times. Varega actually built a deck with delph on stream and I learnt a hell of a lot. I may or may not have designed part of my deck to specifically beat delph
There is no May or May not part. I'm on to your shenanigans.
"Ohhh i'm new to TCGs whatever will I do? I'm just making a simple deck that just happens to counter exactly who I will be playing against later. La de da de dum"
It's not his falt he's the one dsetined to fight evil with an innate courage and beliefe in the heart of the cards.
Save us from oppression @Miniwolf
Join the Penny Arcade chat channel, (Little dialogue boxes at bottom right, create or join is the diag box with a +) and friend some people for some games. most of us have lower accounts specifically to play with newer people and we're all generally friendly, except me. Don't play with me, I'll make you cry.So I just signed up for this. I've been playing coop against AI to learn the ropes. Maybe ill be good enough to feel like entering the pvp world, one day.