Dave Perkins (Ananab Tilps) - World champion of the entire world
The Hive Mind (Everyone else) - Sinnick, spokesperson
A single game of Ascension for educational purposes, wherein all thoughts are transparently shared and the Hive Mind chooses its move by suggestion, debate, and vote. Anyone at all may chime in and/or vote, no matter what point in the game we’re in.
Sinnick will post screenshots as necessary, and each Hive Mind turn will be preceded by 24 hours or so of debate and voting. Cast your votes in boldface and rather than posting again if you want to change your vote, edit your original vote to unbold it and add a new, bolded vote. (This is to reduce headache for Sinnick.)
Actually, that’s a great idea, because that’s what we used in the tournament, and almost every one of the games I was in was pretty close. Some were amazingly close. I’ll vote for all decks + promos, too!
Sinnick, I think you should feel free to suggest a move or two when you post, to get the conversation rolling. Also, let’s post a list of our current cards so that latecomers can hook in right away, without having to review the entire thread.
Any chance we can get either clearer screenshots of the card text, or can you type out the text on the available cards? Ascension is something I’m looking forward to checking out when I get an iPhone, so I’m going to be following this thread as someone who doesn’t know anything about it. I’m interested in seeing how a game unfolds, and the thought process behind the decisions.
For sure! The only reason I downsized the image was to avoid horizontal scrollbars and big downloads, but I can post a huge one if that’s better.
EDIT: Although, I don’t think the flavour text will ever be big enough to read, if that’s what you were referring to. You might be better off looking through the card gallery in the game, if you want to know what a specific card does.
If this is open to all for input, then yes, Abolisher is obvious first play. Unless any decent 1-3 cost cards are under Abolisher (Synchronizer, Everbloom, Prodigal–which would imply Prodigal + Infantry, etc.), Mystic after that would be best followup.
With that start up (even though we are starting over) I would go Abolisher and Mystic. You are going to need to thin the deck and waiting til later just slows your start. As good as the Honey Siren is, I think it is a short term gain that will pay off less than early deck thinning.