Articles for April 2015

Resurrecting Old Treasures – Robbing Peter to Pay Paul

That’s right, boys and girls, we’re back after a brief hiatus! This week’s Resurrecting Old Treasures looks at Paul. Obviously a large portion of the new set helps Paul out. Honestly, quite a few people were expecting a Paul reprint after we started revealing cards – Paul’s Disciples, Blinding Light, Annanias of Damascus are all obvious cards that help Paul.

Brigades & Themes Overview

The intention of this article is to give an overview of Redemption’s Brigades (colors) and Themes, for good and evil cards.
There are 9 Good (used for offense) Brigades in Redemption, with 27 Good Themes or Sub-Themes dispersed among them:

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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Ehud – The Lord Uses Your Uniqueness

The book of judges can be summed up in a 4 word cycle – Sin, Slavery, Sorrow, Salvation. These 4 words sound great if they were a path to salvation… but they stink as a repeating cycle! Our story today is only one of a dozen similar stories in the book. Yet when God’s people turned to Him, He heard their cry and saved them.

Browa’s Budget Bazaar – Tuning with a Tin

Hello and welcome to Browa’s Budget Bazaar!

This article series is designed to provide quick and simple deck ideas in general, as well as for specific themes, that won’t be hard on your wallet! There will also be suggestions for those with more available funds on how to spruce up the deck.

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Today’s Topic: Customizing our deck from last time with a tin.

Today we’ll be using the I/J and G/H starter decks found in the 4th edition and 10th anniversary boxes respectively as well as Rock of Ages tin 19.

Type 1 Dominant Rankings

Here are our dominant rankings for Type-1 format!

This is the ranking list Jerome and I compiled awhile back. If you’re up for an explanation of why we rated each Dominant where we did, keep reading.

Jael – She Has A Point

In the time of the Judges, there were many enemies that oppressed God’s people.

When Sisera was the commander of Canaan’s army, God raised up Deborah to be Israel’s deliverer. Not only did Deborah become Israel’s first female Judge, but a prophetess who shared the very words of God with the people. Let’s take a look at the unusual story that God would weave through this incredible woman.

Learning From Our Peers – Push Button, Receive Bacon

Redemption offers are large pool of cards and a nearly infinite possibility of decks. With all the different brigades, themes and quality cards printed over the years there should be a large variety in the decks people play. But what happens when a card is so good that most people feel the need to use it to keep a competitive edge? What happens when a card makes things too easy? It’s like “push button, receive bacon”; you get all the goodness without all the work.

Old Cards, New Ideas: Sapphira

One of my favorite things to do with each new expansion is try to find older cards that become more valuable, based on interactions with newer cards.  Sapphira (from the Women’s expansion, and also later in the G/H decks) is one such card.  Crimson received several new single-color evil Enhancements in The Early Church (TEC) expansion I’d like to highlight.

The Return of Redemption Metagaming

It’s the return of the (oh wait, no your kidding, he didn’t just say what I think he did, did he?)… Redemption Metagaming! Everyone’s two favorite critics are back to share some insight in the form of an audio podcast.

Real Rulings – Side Battles

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

To buy singles, sealed product, and other gaming supplies mentioned, please visit Three Lions Gaming!

Achan – My Precious

Today as we look at the Old Testament, the Israelites are under the direction of the leader and judge named Joshua. He is still famous today for the mighty battle of Jericho; whose unbreakable walls were brought down by obeying God’s cool, yet strange, plan. But we don’t hear much about the battle of Ai, have you heard of it? Well in order to understand why “Ai” doesn’t show up at the top of Joshua’s resume, we’ll need to look at Jericho’s great battle first.

Booster Draft Walkthrough

Join us at a recent District Tournament for a step by step walkthrough of the Redemption booster draft.

To buy singles, sealed product, and other gaming supplies mentioned, please visit Three Lions Gaming!

Resurrecting Old Treasures – A Literal Treasure

This week in Resurrecting Old Treasures we’re looking at a literal Treasure: Hidden Treasures. The Early Church set has given this card more application. There are a number of cards that we printed that make this card very useful – chiefly Barnabas, Silas and Agabus – wait, sorry, we didn’t reprint him, maybe next year. It is very easy to splash these guys into a deck and take advantage of some pre-block goodies.

Lifting the Curse

Lying. Cheating. Stealing. Murder. Lust. Addiction. Sin. Since the time when Adam and Eve fell into temptation back in the Garden of Eden, man had become victim to his own sinful nature. To be human was to sin, and there was no escape from the curse of sin and death. Atonement could be made through the blood of animals, but the atonement only covered past sins. Another sin meant another sacrifice would need to be made. Then, Jesus came to earth and gave himself as a perfect sacrifice to atone for all sin—past, present and future. He gave himself to lift the curse of sin that had gripped a broken humanity. Romans 8:1 says “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” The curse of sin can no longer hold those who are in Christ Jesus, who have confessed with their mouths that He is Lord.

Learning From Our Peers – Mulligans

Redemption is different than most other collectible card games (CCGs) in a number of ways. Some of the game mechanics differ and the end goal, rescuing a set number of Lost Souls, is something unique to Redemption. While some aspects are different, it also has a lot in common with other CCGs and deck building games. In “Learn from Our Peers” articles, we will take a specific game aspect or mechanic to see how other games handle a similar situation. We might find that some do things well and some do them poorly. We can learn from both and apply what we learn to the game we love when appropriate.