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.
Today’s Topic: Reviewing the available TLG Deck Builders
For those that have been following my series, today’s article will be a bit different. There won’t be a deck list or suggested deck, instead we’ll be taking a brief look at the various Deck Builders available now at Three Lions Gaming. We’ll check out the various themes and I’ll provide some suggestions of which ones can go well together.
Good Packs: There are 12 offense packs to choose from, at least 1 from each brigade, that each contain 20 cards (primarily Heroes and good Enhancements, but sometimes Artifacts and/or good Fortresses) to support that brigade/theme.
Believers – This pack focuses on Luke/John gold-brigade cards. Samaritans and conversion are the theme here, and Soldier of God makes an appearance.
Disciples – This purple set focuses on the Disciples and seems like a supplement to the I/J starter decks. If you own I/J you’ll get a few duplicates but also some very good additions.
Patriarchs – The only available blue set, this one is all about Genesis Heroes, specifically the sons of Jacob (plus Rachel).
Priests – Representing teal in these packs, we have the priests. These O.T. cards are all about the priesthood, and the pack includes Golden Cherubim and is more Artifact/Fortress-heavy than other packs.
Prophets – Culminating the green brigade, this O.T. pack features many of the big-name prophets. It also includes the versatile Hidden Treasures card.
Royalty – Like the name suggests, this pack contains kings and associated support. The second purple set, this one covers the O.T. cards including The Throne of David.
Warriors – Representing the red brigade, this pack focuses on the O.T. Heroes and support. Red David is present in this pack.
Women – Rounding out the good sets is this solitary white pack featuring The Garden Tomb and N.T. females. Cards in this pack are the white versions (as some have gotten clay reprints).
Evil Packs: There are also 12 evil packs available, representing all the brigades, and these also contain 20 cards to support the themes.
Babylonians – Featuring even more capture than the Assyrian pack, the crimson Babylonians also include the Go Into Captivity Curse.
Magicians – This pale green pack includes the basic magician-style defense. Most of the characters are multi-brigade, however the Enhancements are all pale green (though some have other brigades also).
Souls N Doms packs (SND): These “neutral” packs each contain 16 cards in the following breakdown: 7 Lost Souls, 5 Dominants, 3 Sites, and 1 Fortress
The difference with these packs are the 7 souls you get as well as the remaining 2 Sites.
Useful combinations: Now for some general suggestions on pairing up the themes.
Genesis + Romans – Starting with these 2 packs will give you the beginnings of a decent hand control deck.
Genesis + Egyptians – There is some synergy here between the offense and defense, especially the Genesis Egyptians.
Prophets + Babylonians or Assyrians – The newer tins include some dual-alignment Enhancements that make pairing prophets with either Babylonians or Assyrians a good bet.
Disciples + Pharisees – Both of these themes tend to have lots of “fast” cards (especially drawing) and when paired can make getting through your deck to your better cards a breeze.
Women + Royalty (brown) – The women set focuses on The Garden Tomb which does better when there are fewer Evil Characters in play. Adding the brown royalty gives you the option of reducing your opponent’s Evil Characters (hopefully discarding them) to clear out their territory for your TGT Heroes to walk in for rescues.
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As always, the deck suggestions above are just general suggestions/guidelines for building decks, and Redemption caters to and encourages creative alternatives and testing with different card combinations or setups. Try using a mix of deck builder packs and see how it goes!
Thanks very much for reading! Browa’s Budget Bazaar will be going on hiatus for now since the TLG Deck Builders make starting new decks really easy and cheap. Hopefully this overview has been helpful in giving ideas for using those, and perhaps the Bazaar will reappear in the future with other upgrade ideas or deck-building suggestions.
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