After a couple of fun rotation games on livestream last week, we’re back in action with weekly videos and this week, we’re checking out an offense that lurked around somewhat in Classic (mainly by Josh P. and Shon S. in recent years), but I think we’ll see even more in the rotation meta: Priests.
In this article Chad provides a retrospective on the Creation LAFS deck build that caused much buzz during the 2021 tournament season. Read for a summary of his experiences piloting the deck to a 5th place finish in T1-2P at the 2021 Redemption National Tournament and thoughts on why the LAFS saga turned out as it did.
After completely skipping 2020, this was not a year where I expected to achieve my first T1-2P national championship. In fact, if my good friend and fellow Kansan, Jacob Arrowood (better known as Red Wing) had not talked me into a drive down to Oklahoma for South Central Regionals a month ago, I never would have.
This week’s video is the caboose of the top tier “series” on Redemption with Jayden, which was sort of interrupted by some (I guess top tier) combo decks. While this deck may not necessarily be considered top tier by everyone in the current meta, I do think it’s fairly good, pretty fun, and certainly would have made the list a year ago.
Excited for the upcoming new Redemption set: The Gospel of Christ (GoC)? Well check out this sneak peek at the White and Orange brigades in GoC. This is the sixth and final article in this series giving an introduction to this upcoming set.
Last week we saw some Daniel Eyes combo action so of course we have to follow it up with the other combo that everyone’s been talking about lately which is the unexpected interaction with Love at First Sight (LaFS) and negating draw abilities.
Excited for the upcoming new Redemption set: The Gospel of Christ (GoC)? Well check out this sneak peek at the Silver and Gray brigades in GoC. This is the fifth in a six part series giving an introduction to this upcoming set. Be sure to stay tuned for the final article in this series next week!
This week’s video features a deck that I’ve been wanting to share with y’all for awhile, but Lackey doesn’t lend itself very well to this particular deck and I would’ve much rather debuted the deck at Nationals than at an online tournament or something smaller like that. But, alas, someone else discovered it and now the world knows so here we are.
Excited for the upcoming new Redemption set: The Gospel of Christ (GoC)? Well check out this sneak peek at the Purple and Evil Gold brigades in GoC. This is the fourth in a six part series giving an introduction to this upcoming set. Be sure to stay tuned for the rest of the articles in this series!
Excited for the upcoming new Redemption set: The Gospel of Christ (GoC)? Well check out this sneak peek at the Good Gold and Crimson brigades in GoC. This is the third in a six part series giving an introduction to this upcoming set. Be sure to stay tuned for the rest of the articles in this series!
This week is a continuation of the “top tier” series, but it’s probably not a deck that too many people expected to see in this series. I’m sure that this exact build isn’t the best version of the deck at this point (it’s 52 cards for starters), but the strategy has been around for awhile and I definitely think there’s still some viability in it, maybe enough for *silver* medal? Cuz yeah, we havin’ us an angel party.
Excited for the upcoming new Redemption set: The Gospel of Christ (GoC)? Well check out this sneak peek at the Clay and Black brigades in GoC. This is the second in a six part series giving an introduction to this upcoming set. Be sure to stay tuned for the rest of the articles in this series!
In this week’s video I continue the mini-series of playing top tier decks with a Throne variant that utilizes the musicians and music-related cards that are already included in most Throne decks.
Excited for the upcoming new Redemption set: The Gospel of Christ (GoC)? Well check out this sneak peek on what to expect from this fascinating expansion to our game. This is the first in a six part series giving an introduction to this upcoming set. Be sure to stay tuned for the rest of the articles in this series!
The May online tournament was pretty well attended for an online tournament and I’m excited to get to share the gameplay with y’all. I ran my Postexilic deck with a few revisions, all of which became relevant at some point during the tournament so I’m pretty happy with that.
This week on Redemption with Jayden we’re taking a break from gameplay to take a look at what the game is going to look like in the future as we anticipate the release of Gospel of Christ later this year! In this video I’ll talk a bit about the National Tournament coming up in August and some of the Promos for it that we’ve seen so far, I’ll have a brief note about box openings on my channel, and then I’ll go over each of the GoC spoiler snippets that we’ve seen thus far and speculate a bit on each of them. Unfortunately I don’t have any new spoilers for you at this point past what has been shared with the public yet, but maybe I’ll be able to sweet talk my way into that at some point…
This week’s video features a deck built by Justin Alstad that he took first with in one of the spring 2020 online tournaments: Speed Job. The goal is to get Job out as quickly as possible and then use his exchange ability right away to fetch and recur Job’s Faith every turn to wipe out your opponent’s defense.
For the April online tournament I decided to bring back a deck I played a number of years ago that I apparently haven’t touched since 2018: disciples and demons.
This week on Redemption with Jayden we’re doing something of an introduction to Type 2 since I really like it and think you should 2. Heh.
This week for Brigade Basics the updated series is now complete! The final evil brigades are covered: Gray, Black, and Orange.
This week on Redemption with Jayden we’re heading back into Type 2 world with a deck that’s all about hitting the reset button. That’s right, in true April Fool’s fashion, we’re playing an A New Beginning deck.
This week for Brigade Basics Crimson and Evil Gold are covered.
This week on Redemption with Jayden we’re trying out a type of deck that hasn’t been seen much in the meta lately because some of the most popular cards in the meta (namely Joshua, the Conqueror) just make it kinda hard to pull off. You guessed it (or you read the title of the link you clicked on)–Site Lock!
This week for Brigade Basics it is time for the evil brigades. This week Brown and Pale Green are covered.
This week on Redemption with Jayden, we’re adding to the Tutorials on the channel with a Part 3 on learning how to play Redemption. Throughout the video, I mention a couple things that I haven’t gone over in the first tutorial videos like Cities and Star cards, and then I also play a Sealed Deck game with Justin “The Guardian” Alstad.
This week for Brigade Basics the last good brigades are covered: Silver, Teal, and Clay. We are covering three brigades this week instead of two to finish off the remaining good brigades!
The February 2021 online tournament is over which means we’ve got some gameplay for y’all. This time around we had 8 players in T1-2P so we played three rounds and, of course, had a lot of fun.
Due to encouragement from the community Land of Redemption editor Chad has decided to post his series on deck building to LoR that he is doing on the forums. This week enjoy this article on his take on Daniel Deck!
We are pleased to present a revision of an LoR classic: the Brigade Basics series by Zac Cornell! This series now includes cards from Prophecies of Christ and Lineage of Christ. We are starting with the good brigades. This week white and purple will be covered.
There’s a new Contender Deck out there for y’all and, let me tell ya, it’s a good one. After all the hype and love I’ve shown for the Postexilic offense during the last few months, I’ve finally finished a Contender version of the deck for Your Turn Games and it’s now available for purchase.
We are pleased to present a revision of an LoR classic: the Brigade Basics series by Zac Cornell! This series now includes cards from Prophecies of Christ and Lineage of Christ. We are starting with the good brigades. This week blue and green will be covered.
This week on Redemption with Jayden we take a Priests/Judean Royalty deck out against Chad Frantz and his post-ignore change Zebulun build. This deck utilizes most of the best cards that require meek Lost Soul unity to get some payoffs that hopefully outweigh the benefits of Lost Soul abilities.
We are pleased to present a revision of an LoR classic: the Brigade Basics series by Zac Cornell! This series now includes cards from Prophecies of Christ and Lineage of Christ. We are starting with the good brigades. This week good gold and red will be covered.
The second livestream on Redemption with Jayden was last week and it was certainly a lot of fun. If you weren’t able to join us, that’s alright, the video is still available via the link below and now you’ll have some additional content that wasn’t available at the time because, as you can see below, our decklists and personal summaries for the decks, game, and the draft are now available!
This week Jayden analyzes a Postexilic deck he tried out in a tournament in the LoC only category.
As we continue our journey through the Kings of Judah in the Lineage of Christ, we’ve hit a point in the road where the two highways of Judah and Israel intersect and merge.
The last online tournament of 2020 is wrapped up and was a lot of fun. After the rescheduling, we were still able to get up to 8 players in T1-2P and 2 players in LoC Only. This time around I wanted to try something new and unsuspected, so I brought back an older strategy to see if it had some potential in the current meta: Hand Control.
In this week’s video I try out a brand new Corinth deck where the main strategy is to use Titus Justus to protect my Corinth Heroes from most Evil Characters by decreasing their toughness. To make sure my Evil Characters stay safe though, I paired the offense with a standalone-type defense with beefy characters like King of Tyrus, Red Dragon, and Emperor Nero.
Merry Christmas Eve! This week’s video is a Lineage of Christ Super Pack unboxing. It was fun to try out since I usually just play games and discuss decks on my channel, so maybe I’ll do it more often as my wallet allows… Hope y’all enjoy and I’m certainly open to suggestions if there’s anything you guys wanna see!
The late Steve Jobs once said, “My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.”
Now it was easy enough for him to say that while he and his company, Apple Inc., spent their efforts having us reach into our wallets for the new iPhone every holiday season. And since his passing, Tim Cook, his replacement at Apple, has continued that trend of releasing high end electronics at the peak of shopping seasons. That would be to say they are capitalizing on time in a sense different from the aforementioned quote. But nonetheless it shows how time can be manipulated and used to gain an advantage, all while still being the single greatest resource each of us have.
Merry Christmas! With Christmas being just a week away from the release of this video, I decided to do a couple Christmas-themed videos, the first of which being a red/pale green and green/crimson matchup with Greg Miller (Bobbert).
This week’s Redemption with Jayden video features a double-header between the Ruth/Moabites Contender Deck from Your Turn Games piloted by John Hendrix and the brand new Red/Black Contender Deck.
The last two weeks we have looked at Kings who led Judah by example. They showed the people what it meant to put their faith in God above all things. Not many kings did this.
This week on Redemption with Jayden an introduction to the Type 1 Multiplayer category is given with an exciting prophets deck!
This year we are going to try doing a community wide card swap for the Christmas season. I had this idea pop in my head a few weeks back, and I think it could be really fun! Obviously, this will be better with the more participants we get, so spread the word and encourage your friends and playgroup members to participate.
Jehoshaphat, like his father Asa, was a God-seeking king of Judah. He sought to please God in his choices and in his leadership. One of the coolest things about Jehoshaphat is how much he worked alongside others to seek God’s glory! This attribute is creatively reflected by his banding ability. Let’s find out how Jehoshaphat led the people around him to have faith in the one true God!
This weeks Redemption with Jayden video features a lightning fast Postexilic deck piloted by Jayden that won a recent online tournament. Check out the first game and write up here.
Today we are relaunching our devotionals on Land of Redemption! One of the things that makes Redemption so unique in its gameplay is that the actual card abilities and interactions can replay and point us back to the stories and themes that inspired them!
This week’s Redemption with Jayden video features a deck that triples up on Legion of Angels and swings in with them while they’re protected from harm by Mary, Faithful Servant.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Land of Redemption is now featuring the fantastic content of the YouTube channel Redemption with Jayden.
Let’s face it, things change – whether we want them to or not. We all have things in our lives that are constantly changing, and we must adapt to those changes or get left behind the changing times.
What a year 2020 has been! It has been crazy everywhere including within our card game and community! For those who haven’t been keeping up it has even put a “wrinkle” in our National Tournament. Fortunately people didn’t quit and God lead us to a venue that will host our tournament this year. Details here: https://www.cactusforums.com/official-tournaments/2020-nationals-moved-to-finksburg-maryland!!!/msg602819/?topicseen#new
Join National Champion and play tester John Earley for a super pack unboxing of Redemption CCGs latest release, “The Lineage of Christ”!
Join us for an unboxing of Redemption CCGs latest release, “The Lineage of Christ”!
The leadership team has tossed around the idea of making a meek Daniel Lost Soul for a few years now, but always with the impression that it would make the Daniel deck too strong because of The Foretelling Angel (TFA). With the push to promote meek cards in LoC we decided this was the perfect time to test that theory.
Top Cut Savvy is a weekly podcast hosted and produced by John Earley and Josiah Beers. In today’s feature John and Josiah discuss John and Josiah discuss Lost Soul choices for Type 1 deck-building.
Top Cut Savvy is a weekly podcast hosted and produced by John Earley and Josiah Beers. In today’s feature John and Josiah discuss staple dominants. They also talk about some crazy combos, and throw out a deck building challenge to the community.
Ruth offenses have been a thing ever since the I/J starter deck was released. But they’ve never had the tools to compete at a high level, until now! Today we’ll will take a look at what makes a Ruth offense work in a Type 1 format that includes LoC.
Top Cut Savvy is a weekly podcast hosted and produced by John Earley and Josiah Beers. In today’s feature John and Josiah discuss two of the most popular decks in recent memory – Flood and Throne. Join them as they occasionally rabbit trail and talk about epic tournaments and clutch plays. Subscribe
In recent years “Throne” offenses have dominated the Type 1 scene. With the ban of the lynchpin Hero Samuel those decks took a rather large hit. But LoC gave royalty a lot of new tools! What will royalty offenses look like in 2020? Will they still be top tier?
In Equipping Young Kids (Part 1), I discussed a couple of ways to get kids involved in learning Redemption before they are able to read as well as a unique way to use half of a starter deck to get early readers started. I also discussed using the other half of the same starter deck to play against them to help with card familiarity. Whatever method you use, I cannot stress enough how important it is for the kids to get very familiar with their cards, and the game rules before making any changes to their decks. I have seen too many kids wanting to make changes to their decks immediately, only to add enhancements that they don’t have any characters to play them on. I firmly believe this will be less likely if you spend more time helping them to learn the basics in a way similar to the recommendations in Part 1.
Top Cut Savvy is a new weekly podcast hosted and produced by John Earley and Josiah Beers. In today’s double feature John and Josiah introduce their new podcast. Subscribe
When can we get our hands on Lineage of Christ cards? Do we get new State and Regional promos this year? Are two Redemption “pros” about to drop some serious knowledge on the community? Are there still any LoC cards that haven’t been revealed? Learn about all of this and more in today’s news update!
Hello all! Where we last left off, I revealed the decklist and gave a basic rundown on my latest casual deck, “The Musical Chariot”. In this article I will be breaking it down even further and cover all the combos that I have found. So without further ado, let’s dive right in!
An offense that focuses on using all meek Heroes might be the strongest offense in LoC. It certainly provides the most depth and variety of any LoC offense since you can build a meek offense around any of the 4 main brigades or blend Heroes from all the eras to use the “best of the best”.
The very first LoC play test deck I built was kings of Judah. I was really excited by the prospect of meek Lost Souls actually being viable. This started as a type 1 deck but since most of the content was LoC it easily converted to a LoC constructed deck.
As a full-time student, I don’t often have the time or funds to keep up with the latest sets, so I play and build decks with a limited and aging collection. A few weeks ago I was building a new deck in my spare time when I realized I had used all my decent cards in my first few decks and all I had remaining in my collection were cards that made the I & J starter decks look like national tournament winners. I paused my deck construction and hopped on my computer to view card images of the last few sets to try to catch up and familiarize myself with them, when I stumbled across the Prophecies of Christ dominant “Chariot of Fire”. Immediately my eyes lit up at the foreign sight of a good dominant that wasn’t SoG, AoTL or GoyS, and I started thinking about the fun I could have with this card.
The third Lineage of Christ constructed deck I’m sharing with you was easily one of my favorites. Ever since the I/J starter deck I’ve enjoyed the small Ruth theme. For years now I looked forward to this set and our opportunity to expand the depth of the good Ruth cards.
For this second installment of Lineage of Christ constructed we’re going to take a look at the all new postexilic theme paired with a defense that packs a lot of raw power – Philistines.
One of the strengths of postexilic Heroes is the “toolbox” of negates they have verses all evil brigades except orange. No matter what color of defense you’re facing you can find a postexilic Hero that will negate humans of that brigade – Zadok, Eliakim, Shealtiel, Jacob, Matthan and Azor.
Lineage of Christ constructed was a fun format to test. It was an accessible way to test interactions within the set itself since we wanted things to function well for booster draft. Obviously drafting isn’t nearly as easy to do but we did several tests drafts as well.
The Genesis Heroes have the most depth of any of the good themes in LoC. It’s possible to build 3 entirely different offenses with Genesis Heroes without using any duplicates!
Let me start today’s article with a couple of questions that might seem like they are completely different. Do you ever feel like you are an outsider and unloved because of that? Someone who doesn’t belong to something? Or even worse: you feel like someone who doesn’t belong anywhere? That feeling could be because of where you were born or how you were raised or that could be because of how you feel about yourself and the things you have done. The second question seems VERY different, but I need to ask it. Do you feel that you don’t understand God from one Testament to another, or that He changes a bit? People I’ve talked to say that the God of the Old Testament is one of wrath, fury and vengeance, while the one in the New Testament, portrayed through Jesus, is one of grace, love and compassion.
King David set the bar really high for what a God fearing king should be like. He was commended as being “a man after God’s own heart” and given the promise that he would have a descendant on the throne forever! Unfortunately most of his descendants did not follow in his footsteps.
We have so much to be thankful for this year! None of us have to look very far to find dozens of reasons to praise God for all the blessings around us. He gives generously to the saint and sinner alike. At the Land of Redemption, we’re thankful for all of the excitement Redemption fans have generated for the soon-to-be largest Redemption set ever released – Lineage of Christ!
Gardeners prune their plants to produce a better crop. Arborists prune trees to promote healthy growth. If you’re part of God’s family, He prunes you to make you more like his Son. Pruning can be uncomfortable, sometimes quite painful, but pruning is part of promoting good health. Redemption is not exempt.
I am super excited to bring you my first article written about new cards and a new set! I had the privilege of being allowed to help shape part of the upcoming set, which I will talk about in a few moments. Luckily for me it was actually about something that I had been taught about and even studied on my own some. One thing that was taught to me long before I became a youth minister and started truly studying on my own was “If there is something written down in the Bible, it has meaning. Sometimes you have to go digging to find it, but there is ALWAYS a reason it is there.”
Abraham was the father of Isaac, who was the father of Jacob, who…
Wait, I lost you already, didn’t I? Most people don’t consider genealogies the most interesting part of the Bible. In fact, I bet a lot of you skip through those lists of names when you’re reading. They may not be exciting to read but God put them there for a reason!
Hopefully you’re familiar with “Mathew’s Begats”. Maybe from a Christmas tradition during the time of year we focus on the birth of Christ, or from a Bible study or a Sunday School lesson. My favorite encounter with that passage of scripture is a fun song by Andrew Peterson. Now that you too have a fun way to think of that genealogy I’ll share a secret with you – our new set this year is based off of the Lineage of Christ!
Today Kye shares a detailed report from his 2nd place 2019 National Tournament 2 Player Booster Draft!
Justin shares a report of his and his brother Jayden’s 2019 National Tournament TEAMS-winning experience – including their full decklists!
In 2016 Cactus Game Design began offering some new incentives for people attending the National tournament. The tradition continues this year with some exciting new twists to help us celebrate a milestone 25th Redemption National Tournament!
Here are 3 recent Prophecies of Christ Phase II unboxing videos for your enjoyment – one with Isaac and two with Justin!
Reth from Germany is back with the second part of his article!
Today Zach shares about Discord, an awesome communication tool for the Redemption community!
Today Josh shares the rest of the not-yet-seen phase 2 cards, which will complete the entire Prophecies of Christ set!
We are approaching the completion of Prophecies of Christ phase 2 previews! Today, Gabe shares new cards from a theme which continues to be expanded in recent sets.
John returns to discuss the near-complete Prophecies of Christ (phase 2) set, as well as to share another set previews!
Today’s previews are centered around a group of “Wicked Nations” that oppressed the Israelite people. We’ll start with a couple of Assyrians.
John is back with more Prophecies of Christ phase 2 previews, this time focused on some Major Prophets!
John has some exciting Prophecies of Christ phase 2 previews to share today, centered around the Book and time of the prophet Daniel!
Today, 2018 T2-2P champ Tyler Stevens shares his story of winning Nationals and making his player-created card!
Today we have a special article from Reth, a Redemption player in Germany!
Today Justin shares more Prophecies of Christ phase 2 previews, including some classic cards seeing upgrades!
Gabe returns with more exciting Prophecies of Christ previews!
Today we are excited to share with you a few more Prophecies of Christ phase 2 previews, courtesy of Justin:
In my first preview article, I mentioned how God unfolded His plan for redemption through the covenants He made with His people. God’s covenant promises offer blessings for obedience. But in stark contrast, they also offer curses for disobedience.
Did you know that only two Books in the Bible are named for females? We’ll be spending some time in Ruth next year, but this year we get to explore the Book of Esther.
Prophecies of Christ (phase 2) is only a few months away! It’s an honor and privilege to get to share a few cards with you today.
Lost Soul selection is a critical part of deck-building…so let’s tackle this question: “OT or NT Lost Souls – Which is Better?”
To complete his very thorough overview of all the brigades in Redemption (pre-PoC), Zac C. overviews gray, black, and orange defenses.
Zac is back, this time overviewing of all the defensive brigades in Redemption (pre-PoC). First up are brown, pale green, crimson, and evil gold. Enjoy!