Alt format proposal: A Revamp of Classic on GEMP

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Alt format proposal: A Revamp of Classic on GEMP

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So with the availability of GEMP, I think we have a lot more of an ability to explore different formats than ever before. We don't need to sleeve up cards, deckbuilders can do a lot of the work telling us what is legal, and GEMP means we don't need to leave our homes to find people to play whatever format we are in the mood for. Also, the older formats get stale over time, so the more we have to switch things up, maybe the better.

Some of us were chatting about various decipher cards that set the power curve, which we are always stuck with in the open format. Wesa/WMAOP, Ref III Leia and maintenance cards, even EPP's. (These cards set the pace for the entire format, and as a result warp things accordingly in the game.) We were also looking at the best deipher-era of the game (somewhere around Premiere-DSII) and what sets made the game better, about the same, or worse.

So we wondered, what would happen if you excluded maintenance cards, Senate, Maul... and just kept going even excluding EPPs. BUT you also included the good stuff, like the QMC helper, ROPS, You May Start Your Landing, etc? Normally we have our precedent to keep decipher cards, but in the world of GEMP, why not try out different things? This list is basically almost all non-ep1 cards, minus anything that we've all theorized as being too strong, or uncorrected mistakes in the game.

The classic format is kind of convoluted, and I think this might be something that could a lot more focused, and maybe even maintained over time as its own format. What I'm proposing is to replace classic with something like this when the "My Cards" format is eventually released.

Now, I don't expect a lot of support for alternate formats, so if you are interested/against PLEASE SPEAK UP and voice your thoughts. I'd really be interested to hear what people think.


A working list of legal cards for a new format
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Premiere: All (Except those banned below)
  • Sense LS: Banned
    Sense DS: Banned
    Alter LS: Banned
    Alter DS: Banned
Premiere Two-Player: All Cards
Rebel Leaders pack: All Cards
A New Hope: All Cards
Jedi Pack: All Cards
Hoth: All Cards
The Empire Strikes Back Two-Player: All Cards
Dagobah: All Cards
First Anthology: All Cards
Cloud City: All Cards
Jabba's Palace: All Cards
Official Tournament Sealed Deck: All Cards
Second Anthology: All Cards
Special Edition: All (Except those banned below)
  • X-Wing Laser Cannons: Banned
    SFS L-s9.3 Laser Cannons: Banned
Enhanced Premiere: Banned (except those below)
  • Leia with Blaster Rifle: Included
    Boba Fett with Blaster Rifle: Included
Endor: All
Enhanced Cloud City: All
Enhanced Jabba's Palace: All (Except those banned below)
  • Boba Fett in Slave I: Banned
    Boushh: Banned
    Dengar With Blaster Carbine: Banned
    Zuckuss In Mist Hunter: Banned
Third Anthology: All
Death Star II: All (Except those banned below)
  • Insurrection: Banned
    Imperial Arrest Order: Banned
    Scythe 1: Banned
    Scythe 3: Banned
Jabba's Palace Sealed Deck: Banned
Reflections II: Banned (Except those included below)
  • Agents of the Black Sun: Included
    Chewie, Protector: Included
    Corran Horn: Included
    Grand Admiral Thrawn: Included
    Jabba's Prize: Included
    Kir Kanos: Included
    Omni Box & It's Worse: Included
    Snoova: Included
    Talon Karrde: Included
    The Bith Shuffle & Desperate Reach: Included
    Vigo: Included
    Watch Your Step: Included
    Xizor: Included
Tatooine: Banned (Except those included below)
  • A Million Voices Crying Out: Included
    Caldera Righim: Included
    Daroe: Included
    End Of A Reign: Included
    Gamall Wironicc: Included
    Ghana Gleemort: Included
    Great Shot, Kid!: Included
    Grugnak: Included
    I Can't Believe He's Gone: Included
    I'm Sorry: Included
    Keeping The Empire Out Forever: Included
    Lathe: Included: Included
    Loci Rosen: Included
    Rachalt Hyst: Included
    Yotts Orren: Included
    You May Start Your Landing: Included
    You Want This, Don't You?: Included
    You'll Find I'm Full Of Surprises: Included
Coruscant: Banned (Except those included below)
  • Sense LS: Included
    Sense DS: Included
    Alter LS: Included
    Alter DS: Included
    They're Still Coming Through: Included
    Inconsequential Barriers: Included
    You've Got A Lot Of Guts Coming Here: Included
    Insurrection & Aim High: Included
    Imperial Arrest Order & Secret Plans: Included
    Battle Plan and First Strike: Included
    Battle Order and Draw their Fire: Included
Theed Palace: Banned
Reflections III: Banned (Except those included below)
  • A Tragedy Has Occurred: Included
    Aim High: Included
    Allegations of Corruption: Included
    Battle Order: Included
    Battle Plan: Included
    Come Here You Big Coward: Included
    Conduct Your Search: Included
    Desperate Times: Included
    Diversionary Tactics: Included
    Echo Base Sensors: Included
    Ewok Celebration: Included
    Oppressive Enforement: Included
    Prepare for a Surface Attack: Included
    Resistance: Included: Included
    Secret Plans: Included
    Ultimatum: Included
    We'll Let Fate Decide, Huh?: Included
    Wise Advice: Included
    You Cannot Hide Forever: Included
    Your Insight serves You Well: Included
    Your Ship?: Included
V-Cards: Banned (Except those included below)
  • "A Useless Gesture (v): Included
    Simple Tricks and Nonsense
    Jabba's Prize (v): Included
    Han (v): Included
    Something Special Planned for Them (v): Included
    Strikeforce (v): Included
    Escape Pod (v): Included
    Rebel Leadership (v): Included"
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Re: Alt format proposal: A Revamp of Classic on GEMP

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Should probably allow Epp Luke, otherwise seems pretty cool.

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Re: Alt format proposal: A Revamp of Classic on GEMP

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The power curve on this would be so low to start. Seems like it'd be a fun base.

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Re: Alt format proposal: A Revamp of Classic on GEMP

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So Watch your step but without Dash and the Outrider and Mirax and the skate?
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Re: Alt format proposal: A Revamp of Classic on GEMP

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Batmouse wrote:
August 1st, 2020, 12:54 am
So Watch your step but without Dash and the Outrider and Mirax and the skate?
The list is by no means a final product. But wys is a very strong objective. Maybe it needs either of those, or wedge v and the skate? Or maybe it’s already on part with everything else?

I’d imagine if people were interested we would look over the list of cards more closely And hash out some more decisions. Then definitely continue to maintain it over time adjusting accordingly. (Even adding v-cards when good candidates arise)

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