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New sealed format: Episode 1 now available

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After a very long time we’ve got a new format for sealed on Gemp and I want to offer my thanks and make sure everyone else gets their opportunity to thank the kind soul behind coding it for us.

Adam Fletcher - Echobstrpr

Please stand and be recognized for your commitment to making Gemp a better place for all of us. Thank you for taking my goofy idea for an Episode 1 sealed format and making it a reality.

Thank the entire Gemp team and the PC as well for making the code open source and allowing others to work on it.

This is the first running of this event and I’d love to get feedback on it but while you’re doing that make sure you thank the folks who are sitting behind a computer and doing the good work for the people and not just gearing up for arguments while hiding behind a keyboard.

Thank you and enjoy


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For those who do try this out, it's not a bug when your Reflections III packs only have 4 cards. The packs for this sealed format don't include any shields and only include cards with an Episode I icon.

Like I said in the GEMP lobby, I'm not sure how good it will be. I created it mostly to test out creating new sealed formats, but hopefully people enjoy it.
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Also for anyone that's really interested in playing in the format but maybe short of Gemp funds, send me a PM and we will see if Santa Bat came early for you this year.

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Echo Base Trooper wrote:
October 17th, 2020, 11:05 am
For those who do try this out, it's not a bug when your Reflections III packs only have 4 cards. The packs for this sealed format don't include any shields and only include cards with an Episode I icon.

Like I said in the GEMP lobby, I'm not sure how good it will be. I created it mostly to test out creating new sealed formats, but hopefully people enjoy it.
Thanks for your work on this! New Sealed formats are always welcome imho ;)

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Looks like fun!

I just opened my packs and ended up with only 9 characters and 4 starships for Dark Side, probably not enough to build a functional deck. My Light Side cards, on the other hand, included 21 characters and 5 starships.
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yeah unless you pull maul, DS character package is pretty weak it feels like. Interested in other impressions.

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i got more characters for DS than i did for LS, but most of them are battle droid pilots and nemoidian pilots, lol. didn't get any objectives in my coruscant packs either =(
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Shadow 13 wrote:
October 17th, 2020, 6:12 pm
i got more characters for DS than i did for LS, but most of them are battle droid pilots and nemoidian pilots, lol. didn't get any objectives in my coruscant packs either =(
I got 4 Objectives, none of which I can use.

LS/DS Senate - Didnt get the Senate for either side
Invasion - Didn't get Droid Racks or the DS Throne Room
WHAP - Didn't get the LS Throne Room
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Thekillerkiwi wrote:
October 17th, 2020, 6:27 pm
Shadow 13 wrote:
October 17th, 2020, 6:12 pm
i got more characters for DS than i did for LS, but most of them are battle droid pilots and nemoidian pilots, lol. didn't get any objectives in my coruscant packs either =(
I got 4 Objectives, none of which I can use.

LS/DS Senate - Didnt get the Senate for either side
Invasion - Didn't get Droid Racks or the DS Throne Room
WHAP - Didn't get the LS Throne Room
Thanks everyone for chiming in so far, like I said it’s nice to have added a new sealed and the feedback is already looking good on things we can do to adjust the card pool. By we I mean I complain and ask for things and echobstrpr and the dev team do hard work and I try and keep you all playing fun competitive digital nerd cardboard
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I think a larger mix of fixed cards would probably be needed here

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Just missing Wattos Junkyard from Hyperdrive

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seitaer wrote:
October 17th, 2020, 7:40 pm
I think a larger mix of fixed cards would probably be needed here
Any suggestions?
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DS:
Nute Gunray, Nemodian Viceroy
Sil Ulrich
Grotto Werribee
Trade Federation Droid Control Ship
Trade Federation Battleship
Aurra Sing

LS:
Queen Amidala
Republic Cruiser x2
Officer Ellberger
Supreme Chancellor Valorum
Senator Palpatine

Ships and Pilots are pretty variable. Giving each side 3 characters that can draw on their own would make it more interesting.
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Echo Base Trooper wrote:
October 17th, 2020, 8:06 pm
seitaer wrote:
October 17th, 2020, 7:40 pm
I think a larger mix of fixed cards would probably be needed here
Any suggestions?
Honestly, the character packages are so bad I might consider fixing a main character for both sides. Like Lord Maul for DS and Obi, JK for LS.

When I opened my packs my best character for DS was a toss up between podrace Jabba and Lott Dod. That is how bad the choices were. LS wasn't much better, I got Jar Jar, Boss Nass, and Padme.

Adding a 5th pack of each might help plus maybe fixing a couple key locations, like the Senate and Podrace Arena. Also maybe just fix all of the key podracing cards so that every sealed has the option to build a deck with it if they want. So both sides get a podracer, the arena, the epic event, and the starting interrupt.
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I got P-59, and tatooine qui-gon

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This is the list of fixed cards currently:
Mindful Of The Future
Neimoidian Advisor
Naboo (each side)
Theed Palace Courtyard (each side)
Tatooine (each side)
Mos Espa (each side)
Trade Federation Battleship
Queen's Royal Starship



I did give each side one fixed starship with multiple pilot slots since I had noticed I usually didn't get very many ships when I was testing. I could definitely add more, though.

Fixed cards for podracing would certainly be different. Does anyone else like that idea? That seems like a huge force swing in 40 card decks.

I like the idea of giving each side at least one ability 6 character and a few more characters that draw on their own.

I had thought about adding some of the virtual Episode I cards to the fixed cards. Any thoughts on that? Something like Grievous, Dooku, Anakin, Mace (V)? Maybe Rex and Nute (V)? Invisible Hand, Blockade Support Ship, Acclamator x2 for space? Or should this just be limited to non-virtual cards?
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It's a shame Tatooine Maul would be so OP in this format, because the easiest solution otherwise would be to put tatooine maul and qui as fixed

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I think adding the virtual episode 1 cards would be neat. Non v versions still could see play since its sealed.

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OrehRuoy wrote:
October 18th, 2020, 10:14 am
I think adding the virtual episode 1 cards would be neat. Non v versions still could see play since its sealed.
that's an interesting idea but probably won't fly with so many no-V players on gemp.

i would suggest making the throne rooms, watto's junkyards, and senates fixed locations but i'm not sure if playing objectives would be fun at all in this format =/
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yeah some people are getting pretty lopsided pools lol
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