Articles Written By: Dayne

About Dayne

Dayne started playing Redemption competitively in 2011, learning through trial and (mostly) error how to play the game. Today, he has moved almost exclusively to being a Type 2 player and is very active with rules and rulings. It has been said that he likes to debate rules and wording more than playing the game, and while that may not be necessarily true, he can often be found in the middle of any discussion related to complicated ruling questions.

The Cloud of Witnesses Story

The Letter to the Hebrews is an incredible book, even called a masterpiece by secular scholars.  The arguments and positions it lays out are strong, unshakable, and help us set the foundation of our faith.  It was written to the Jews who converted, and the author recounts both their history and future with Christ.  Really, Hebrews can tell the whole story of the Bible…

The Hall of Faith: Part 1 (**SPOILERS**)

As noted in Gabe’s first article introducing the Cloud of Witnesses set, we drew very heavily from Hebrews in this set.  One of the most inspirational passages in the Bible can be found in this epistle, in what we could call the Hall of Faith of Hebrews 11.  The NIV calls this section “Faith in Action,” and the NASB (which we now use on Redemption cards) calls it “The Triumphs of Faith.”  All of these titles are very apt, as the entire section shows the power of faith, and the central role it plays in the lives of those who have it.

Nationals 2015 Day 2 – T1-2P Interviews and Outcomes

During Day 2 of Nationals 2015, I judged both the T1-2P and T2-2P categories.  As the ‘main event’ each year, I decided to interview those who made the Top Cut and get their thoughts on the state of the meta in this game.  Top Cut was determined after 7 rounds of Swiss-style gaming, with the top 8 players moving on to a single-elimination bracket (with a third place game added) to determine an overall winner.

After their matches, I asked them each the same questions, and here were their responses.

Champion Advice – How to Maximize Your Sealed Deck

At 2015 Nationals, I ended up winning the Sealed Deck category with a slightly unconventional deck (relied on defense and lasting to end-game for a close win).  I ended up with a 6-0 record, but only a +8 Lost Soul differential (won 2 games 5-3 and 4 games 5-4).  As such, I could not afford to make a single mistake, and I was going to have to do so against the top player left in each round, who I could not rely upon to make mistakes either.  After a lot of thought, I put together a list of things that I would say to players wondering how to avoid mistakes in Sealed, though a lot of this applies to constructed categories as well.

Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing

In Redemption, there are some themes that just go together as opponents.  We see this often in starter decks, where the Judges fight Philistines and wicked Israelites, and the Disciples contend with the rulers of this world and demonic forces.

For the early church, there was no greater foe than the heretics and false teachers.  While the rulers could imprison and kill, the early Christians stood fast in their belief that “Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 5:10).  However, those who claimed to be Christians but who would try to “delude you with persuasive argument” (Colossians 2:4) succeeded in “upset[ing] the faith of some” ( II Timothy 2:18), which lead to believers who “suffered shipwreck in regard to their faith” (I Timothy 1:19).

The Egyptian Rebel

Today, I’d like to pull back the veil just a little on the playtesting process, while at the same time examining a very intriguing character we don’t hear much about in the Bible, but who is getting a very interesting card in the new set.

When there are so many cards to make, and so many obscure characters they are being based on, it can be true that some characters get overlooked in terms of the fine details of their story.  The Egyptian Rebel, referred to just once in Acts 21:37-38, was someone Paul was thought to be in error, and he is one such character.

Eleazar, Son of Aaron

Early on in the process of creating this latest set, it became clear that we needed to ‘spread the wealth’ a bit in terms of the cards printed.  We had created an awesome new type of card, Territory-Class Characters, which had artifact-level effects printed on characters to make them more versatile, useful, and allow us to flesh out themes a lot better and easier.  However, while several evil brigades got their own versions, only clay had thus far received cards in this new category of character.

As a group, we agreed that we needed to print some Territory-Class Heroes in other brigades, and particularly a few for some O.T. themes.  But who to choose?

Real Rulings – PIN

In this episode, Redoubter tackles the interaction of prevent, interrupt and negate special abilities to help our viewers understand how it works.

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Real Rulings – Side Battles

In this episode, Redoubter tackles the complex side battle special ability to help our viewers understand how it works.

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Real Rulings – Ignore

In this episode, Redoubter tackles the complex ignore special ability to help our viewers understand how it works.

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