Blimey! I’ll tell you sommat for free, building a good deck of cards for the Combat Cards game is not as easy as it sounds!
Ohhh, actually making it is simple – you get a free empty deck/HUD from the anvil, rez it on the floor and use right click>edit>contents thingy to drop the cards you chose in to it and then when you’re done, just take the deck back, wear it and go for a fight – but the making it a well balanced fight winning deck is hard!
When you take your new deck, all shiny and smelling of new paint, to its first fight, well this is where the fun begins because this is where you find out if you have built a well balanced deck or not. The way you find you haven’t is by immediately finding you have no good cards to fight with in the HUD, panicking a lot and then dying with a sword through your middle. Messy.
So, how do you make a well balanced deck, I hear one… may two… of you ask? Good question my loyal reader. The simple answer is the same way you get to Carnegie Hall… practice!
Put too many high end cards in (a natural desire in your quest to ensure you have some two or three card combos in there) and you’ll find yourself faced with a HUD of red-edged unusable cards because there simply aren’t enough low end cards available in your deck to ‘unlock’ your big hitters.
Put too many low end cards in to unlock these bad boys, and you find yourself tickling your opponent behind the ankle whilst he/she/it flips you upside down and begins to tear you a new one. And as this is SL, you haven’t even got an old one there!
Right now, I’m on Version 2 of my constructed deck and I fear that Version 3 is needed ASAP – I had a fight with Destroyer Delcon last night that lasted for an ice age as we whittled each other away to naught but bloody chunks. Bare Knuckle Bracken had more luck than us, managing to dispatch both me and Destroyer, but even her deck was a sea of red cards with the occasional green one bobbing to the storm tossed surface. I didn’t get any photos of the event, but Janey got tons of great ones so pop over and have a look.
Y’see… this Combat Card malarkey isn’t as easy as people think. Bloody good fun though!