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dipping my toes back in

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I heard holotable is no more. Gemp was just starting up when I was was leaving. That's the best way to play nowadays?

My head is spinning with all this talk of new formats and errata etc. What are the main formats nowadays?

I didn't miss a reset or anything right?


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Gemp is the way to play. Its fairly intuitive once you play 2-3 games.

Don't worry about new formats. Open is what is being played at majors (with errata on the way to shake things up). The Jawa format banned the most played decks/LMFBM and I thought it was going to just be placeholder (its been more popular than anyone expected).

No reset. Just a retouch (errata to ~10 cards).
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Go watch some games on gemp. It's great.

Only the deck builder is bad.

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arebelspy wrote:
November 25th, 2019, 10:49 pm
Go watch some games on gemp. It's great.

Only the deck builder is bad.
Wait.. . Deck Builder? Whatcha mean?

I do think there should be an "add all defensive shields" box when building a deck.
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marines28 wrote:
November 26th, 2019, 12:09 am
arebelspy wrote:
November 25th, 2019, 10:49 pm
Go watch some games on gemp. It's great.

Only the deck builder is bad.
Wait.. . Deck Builder? Whatcha mean?

I do think there should be an "add all defensive shields" box when building a deck.
Joe and I (and likely others) prefer holodeck for deck building.

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Interesting. I only have experience with GEMP.
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Hayes wrote:
November 26th, 2019, 12:36 am

Joe and I (and likely others) prefer holodeck for deck building.
For quite a while, I also preferred holodeck for deck building. As I've re-evaluated, I think it's just because that format is what I was so accustomed to. They are both generally very similar with drop down filters and search functions for cards, they're just laid out differently. The added benefit that I find from the deck builder in gemp is it tells me when I have 60 cards in my deck, where with holotable I sometimes end up with 59 or 61 because the deck total includes shields and cards like Jabba's Prize (v) and I have to do math to figure out if I'm at 60 or not.

Curious what specifically it is that Joe and Hayes (or anyone else) prefer about holotable deckbuilder over gemp. Although I do still use both because holotable lets me self-test a deck before I go live with it in a game on gemp.
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I have shields and starting effects saved to separate htd files; I always build for 59 as a result.

I like that all cards are included in holodeck wheras not everything is coded in gemp. You can also leave your cursor over the card image and use arrow keys to flip through your list of filtered cards.

Then, once the list is "done" i like being able to lay it out on holotable, so i can see the destiny and card type breakdown/ratios.

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Sorry for the sidebar. Back on topic...
Shewski wrote:
November 25th, 2019, 9:36 pm
I heard holotable is no more. Gemp was just starting up when I was was leaving. That's the best way to play nowadays?

My head is spinning with all this talk of new formats and errata etc. What are the main formats nowadays?

I didn't miss a reset or anything right?
One of the good points of gemp (or bad depending on perspective) is that you can observe games without needing permission from the players. So if you're just dipping toes, maybe you should spend a little just observing the boards and see which formats interest you most. Open Casual is akin to going over to your friends house to drink a beer and play with a deck that you just want to play, want practice with, think is fun, or testing out a new concept and include all tournament legal cards. The Jawa Cup format is mostly for everyone who was sick of playing with/against ROPS, TRM, Map, etc. But those decks are getting semi-nerfed in the next set through Errata.
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Another nice thing about GEMP is there are always terrible players like me online, so you can build your confidence up.
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Corran wrote:
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Another nice thing about GEMP is there are always terrible players like me online, so you can build your confidence up.
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