Like several other good brigades, teal has not gotten many new cards in the most recent sets. There have been some good Heroes for specific themes (Crispus for a Corinth deck, Faithful Priest for a Jerusalem deck and Eleazar, Son of Aaron for a Tabernacle Priests deck), but not a whole lot besides those. While Cloud of Witnesses is likewise not going to introduce a huge boost for teal, it is going to give us two really strong teal Heroes. The best part is that these two teal Heroes will fit perfectly in ANY teal deck.
If you have not read the first part of this article, go back now and read it. Once you have done that, come back and you will be up to speed where we are headed with the final four of the Dual Testament cards in the Cloud of Witnesses set.
When I heard that our set this year was going to be based on Hebrews, my eyes lit up. Not only do I really love Hebrews as a book, but I really love when a New Testament writer harkens back to and quotes from an Old Testament text. And since Dual Testament cards are already a thing since The Early Church set gave us the Covenant card, Scroll of Isaiah, the precedent had been set. I opened up my Bible and began hunting for places where Hebrews quoted the Old Testament and made a list of references. Next, I went back and looked at each instance and tried to come up with possible names for cards from each reference. Once I had that, I made the first draft of what I thought a card with that name and that verse might do in the game of Redemption. My original list consisted of 54 Dual Testament cards and 4 other cards that I came up with along the way. Now for the fun part. I will to show you where each card began followed by the end result.
Welcome back to part two of White Cloud! Last time I broke down four awesome Heroes from the new Cloud of Witness set. This time I’m going to take a look at some of the new faith Enhancements and how they provide white with options beyond Magnificat and ‘He is Risen’.
If you missed part 1, be sure to check that out first! Now let’s continue on our journey through the Hall of Faith.
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.
Another weekend article, can it be real? Yes, dear readers! Another cloud hero for your viewing pleasure.
What? Land of Redemption is posting new content on the weekend? Well, I thought we’d drop another cloud Hero on our faithful readers!
With the “earlier than normal” release of Cloud of Witnesses this year, Cactus Game Design is making efforts to ensure everyone gets to know the new cards before we use them in tournaments over the summer. One way they’ve done that is to offer FREE LOCAL TOURNAMENTS this summer! For more details, see CactusRob’s post on the message boards.
Mr. Anderson has afforded us the opportunity to share up to a fourth of the set with you each week over the next four weeks! By my count we’ve only spoiled 25 cards so far on Land of Redemption this week. I’ll rectify that for you today.
After we had first gone over the first set list for Cloud of Witnesses, my brother and I were in the car headed somewhere I can’t remember, discussing the set and trying to think if there were any major thematic cards that weren’t currently in the list. We realized that one Hero, Jacob, did not have any opposing evil characters in the set, and the most obvious antagonist for him would be Esau. And so, we decided to try to take a crack at thinking of a good ability to propose an Esau for the set list.
If you’ve been playing Redemption regularly over the past year or so chances are you have played with or against a deck using a clay offense. The Persecuted Church expansion increased the clay card pool, including some new churches, and added some powerful options for clay offenses. A few months ago, around Christmas, one of the best Redemption players said “clay is meta.” Based on my opponents in ROOT tournaments since the PC release, I have to agree. Not everyone is playing clay but your odds of seeing a clay deck are higher than other decks right now.
White Brigade is often overlooked and undervalued. It is frequently the brigade that ‘oddball’ characters without major themes get placed. Examples include Zerubbabel and Woman of Wisdom. It is the home to 3 O.T. mini-themes, Daniel, Musicians, and Ruth Heroes. None of these are very good on their own. UNTIL NOW! It’s time for white to make a resurgence. I present to you: White Cloud!
In the letter to the Hebrews the author looks to the O.T. stories and practices to draw parallels to the present day fulfillment of God’s promises. This gives us the perfect setting for an O.T. / N.T. hybrid set like you’ve never seen before! If you haven’t seen the announcement on the Redemption CCG Facebook page – check it out!
Check back here and the official Redemption Facebook page the week of April 18th as previews and all kinds of new information about the upcoming set release begin to roll out!
Anytime you see a cloud icon next to the article on the home page you’ll know it contains spoilers. Be forewarned!
Hey guys, took a bit longer than I planned to get this article wrapped up, but such is life sometimes. I realized today that this will be the 7th article in this series, and it seems fitting that a T2 deck-building series should finish at 7.
I was just reading in Jeremiah 38-39 of Ebed-Melech, who I don’t remember ever reading of or learning about but he’s such a great example of a faithful follower of the Lord. He doesn’t currently have a Redemption card, but I think it’d be great to have a card for him!
The book of Hebrews lists Gideon among the heroes of faith in Israel’s history (Hebrews 11:32). The exploits of men like Gideon, who lived more than 3,000 years ago, are recorded because “whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope” (Romans 15:4). The incident in his life most familiar to Bible readers was a spiritual exercise in overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Gideon understood the ultimate importance and safety of having God as man’s ruler.
Today is Land of Redemption’s 200th post! We have another video by Chris (KingLeo on the message board) talking about some fan-created Redemption card ideas from the message board.
What are all the parts that make up a Redemption card? To a veteran the answer might seem obvious. But to many beginners there are aspects that don’t always stand out right away.