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  1. JacctheInsomniac

    It was Edge Austin! It was Edge all along!

    The pack strikes when the moment is right. We seized fourth place in the draft overall.
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    Speed buff in S4

    When a game is sped up, a greater emphasis is placed on snowballing off of early mistakes deciding games far earlier than they are actually over. It's a common trend in game design.
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    Up against the Alch

    You're absolutely right in this assessment.
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    Up against the Alch

    It looks to me like the Alchemist's small health pools will be a point to capitalize on. The Hunter's ranged damage could be dicey with their high defenses, but once you hit snare, they're gonna have a hard time keeping their players alive. I'd try and take the models who can soften them from range while keeping an eye on the ball (Egret) in the early turns, then someone like Hearne or Jaecar to seal their fate.
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    Thoughts on Playing for Takeouts?

    That's more or less what I thought anyway, but I can't seem to figure Theron himself out. My opponent tends to be a Mason player, and Theron can't ever get on top of Honour because she poised dodges away, and he just does 0 damage to Hammer. So most games he just spends dying. In fact, in most cases it feels like Tough Hide is just THE answer to all of our takeout potential. Especially with Harriers being so finnicky for setup.
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    Thoughts on Playing for Takeouts?

    Is Chaska just a target for Blessing then? Or does he also take his full stack? How do you avoid overextending with a model like Minnerva. I feel like once you lose her setup, a lot of your damage potential goes out of the window. And against brawlier teams like Butchers, I'm afraid that piling into Seenah can quickly kill off your teams ability to close in for the kill if you've put too many eggs in that basket. Does Skatha have a place to try and get her team into combat from outside of retaliation range? Or does she do too little once the lines clash?
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    Thoughts on Playing for Takeouts?

    So by my own estimations, Hunters are now properly capable of a pretty scary takeout game. So I figured I'd source everyone's ideas as to how to approach this team, mostly in general terms of lineups, matchups, and strategies. On one hand, I know it's counterproductive to plan your strategy in a vacuum, some matchups you'll need to aim for that 3-0 or 2-2 gameplan. But nothing is as satisfying in Guild Ball to me as to start watching models be taken off my opponent's side of the table. Other than that the things I struggle with game to game seem to be a matter of moment to moment decision making, which isn't as easy to gauge out of game. Also, at the moment my 12 looks something like this. Theron - Skatha - Fahad - Egret - Jaecar - oHearne - Mataagi - Zarola - Chaska - Seenah - Minnerva - vMinx (Leaving Out Snow, Ulfr, & vHearne)
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    The Engineers Minor are the Miner Guild.

    Not weird for historical Europe and Europe analogs.
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    The Engineers Minor are the Miner Guild.

    I like them as a compliment to the Engineers, gives them a nice worldbuilding component and helps broaden the scope of the Engineer's ambitions. Especially with so many being disabled due to their work. You can almost fill in a bit of Ballista's motivation by imagining the grueling work they do and the tolls it takes on their bodies. Stilll, what an unfortunate name for their captain, I wonder if SF would consider renaming. The dick jokes are already getting old.
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    S4 butchers.

    Hey come on now dude. Sometimes they get 1 rd'd by a butcher with 3 influence, or 1 influence.
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    Free Cities Draft Poll

    Also remember that the Morticians are looking at Edge, as well as Layne. My guess is Layne will be taken before it gets to them and Edge will be their pick. If Hunters can get ahead we can take Edge from the Morts and probably get a good nod to it in the fluff that comes after. I for one am sick of being stepped on by Obulus's shenanigans, let's show them what happens when they poke the bear.
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    S4 Hunters finally revealed!

    I can understand the decision to leave Jaecar, he's a model you can't commit unless everything is favorable to him. Otherwise he dies easily on the crackback and doesn't get you any real advantage. He was an auto include when there were no good Hunter models, but now that almost everyone is good I can see why he's not. I think he'll still be making my lists in any case.
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    Season 4: rebalance of Spooks

    You're 110% right, I barely noticed that old Cosset was a TAC 4 model before Crazy. Been a while since I played my spooks. I'm still gonna lament the loss of the 1 TAC because it feels like a big deal with how many 2 arm models I find myself up against. Especially when she always generates the MP to heal herself. She definitely does what she's always done better than ever, but now there's still the scene in the story where she bites out a chunk of her own arm that no longer makes sense. Would a TAC 5 Cosset with Crazy reeeaaaaaaaaallllllly be so bad?
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    S4 Hunters finally revealed!

    Plenty of little buffs that make things tick. An extra kick die for Zarola, Swift Strikes, Forest and Fast Ground placement for the captains. Playbook reworks. I think we get more than we lose with Chaska and Seenah, WAY more. But I will miss the Quad Box dream team, and Furious. Oh yea, Ulfr exists and he isn't a dumpster fire anymore. I never latched onto his aesthetic fantasy so I still don't think he'll ever hit the table for me. Honestly a little annoyed that I have a useless Pitfall trap. I know I can convert it onto a 30mm base, but when the change was coming I said it kills the uniqueness of the trap markers for the players, and I still think that's true. Jaecar doesn't even have a way to inflict bleed anymore. Not that he really needed one, but you get my point. I think Skatha's changes are still far and away the most significant. I'm excited to try out new team comps and put models on the table who've never taken the pitch beside one another before.
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    Season 4: rebalance of Spooks

    Okay, I was ecstatic about most of the changes until I looked a little closer. Obviously games matter most, but Bonesaw’s Dervish just makes me sad. Even if it whiffed on me more often than it didn’t. (For me at least.) Swift Wind not requiring momentum swems like a fairly big deal, as is gaining an extra Tac. It seems like he’s been made more reliable at the cost of a little of his ceiling plus some things that made him unique imo. I didn’t realize Cosset lost Crazy, which makes me feel very conflicted. It might have been overkill most games, but it was exciting. Back to the Shadows is huge, no doubt about it. But... man I dunno, there really isn’t anything in this game like rolling 12+ dice on a length 5 playbook. I think Silence looks good but, “Tenacity,” could’ve been named better imo. This is 10/10 nitpick I know. Dirge seems to have gotten real good, but I’m not sure what to make of vGraves and Vileswarm. Everyone else is as good as they’ve ever been with Scalpel primed to lead the perfect team of murder ladies! Wish I could get a hold of her.
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