How to use character sheet deck list?


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Is there a limit to the number of cards I can keep on my character sheet deck list, or am I limited to 15?

I other words: can I treat my character sheet deck list like a WoW bank, and pick the required number of cards from my sheet just before each scenario.

Thanks


Officially, no.

You rebuild your deck after each scenario and your deck goes back to its starting size; any cards you didn't keep are returned to the box (no mention in the rules of keeping a record, so you wouldn't).

However, that's how I do it at home (solo) so I can mix and match characters in my party without reverting back to Basic cards when there's a gear conflict.

That's closer to how I play CRPGs (Baldur's Gate, etc). I tend to squirrel gear and consumables around town for when I might want them later, rather than sell them and have to buy them back later at a loss.

Also, I find it fun to treat it as a checklist (Gotta acquire 'em all!). :)

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Card Game, Maps, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

Early on, I used it as a checklist rather than a decklist. But was told that was wrong. Now I tend to use it as partly both. When I get upgrades that I definitely want to keep, I put it on my list and remove the old (like exchanging Blessing of the Gods with Erastil). But if I get an item that I'm not sure about, I'll mark it with a circle just in case I want to build my deck that way or another next scenario.

My only problem with picking and choosing is that for some scenarios you'd want to tune your deck one way and the next scenario, another way. Can't really do that. Especially in Organized Play. Just wish it was more relaxed in regular play.


Theryon Stormrune wrote:
My only problem with picking and choosing is that for some scenarios you'd want to tune your deck one way and the next scenario, another way.

I should clarify that I don't do this; I keep my deck intact and only swap out if I change characters, and even then I might not (depends on what I had previously chosen for my deck).

I'm more of a boon hoarder than an deck optimizer.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Card Game, Maps, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

I used to be also. But then when playing with other groups, I had to optimize. But even then, I keep one or two cards on my list if I think I'll need them.

PS-You'll have to optimize if you start playing PFSACG.

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