Aranna wrote:thegreenteagamer wrote:Any game where you get better by putting more money into it rather than (or more so than) putting time, effort, or strategy is a game I'm not interested in. It's why I hate all collectable card games, and an aspect of wargaming I'm not into.
Not completely true. Yes you have to spend a certain amount to get a strong deck (if you are playing officially like a tournament then yes this can get a little pricey) but the bang for your buck is strongest with less cards the person who has a few decks only is going to get a big power boost from one booster where the person with a crate packed with cards probably won't see any boost from just a single pack.
Also however are equal parts strategy / tactics. Knowing how cards work together and the timing on how best to use them both for your strategy and your opponents is key to higher levels of play where you all probably have many of the same cards available.
And luck will of course factor into any game using cards or dice.
But paying more money flat out makes you better if you put enough cash into it. That's an inherent problem I'm utterly disinterested in participating in. You have to dump a certain amount of cash into the game to even be in the same league as the average player, and let's face it, you can improve your game through a cash investment alone...maybe not as much as cash AND strategy, but there is a direct monetary investment and success correlation.
That's rewarding wealth and punishing poverty. That happens enough in the world; I don't need to support a game that reflects such a position.
You could always use my pennies to play option. Where you simply draw the cards you want in the deck on blank cards. All the fun and almost no cost. It just isn't tournament legal for obvious reasons.