• Team Brew Switcharoo Season 2 Episode 1?

    Oddball thinks he's so great with his (ostensibly) drafting podcast and his team switcharooing and his destiny in the stars and his tortoises and his pacman hat. Whatever. I'm great too. I'll make Team Brew Switcharoo great again.

    You know the drill. We'll start with a random team and try to make it better with only four swaps, subject to an arbitrary rule from a spinning wheel that I stole from @oddballnarwhal. It's okay, he doesn't mind. I didn't verify, but a source I usually trust told me.


    http://dm.retrobox.eu/?view&cards=1x...38bff;3x3avxop





    But, what's this? OH NO



    Guess I can't just swap in Tsarina and Gobby and call it a day.

    I really like the interaction between Venom: Eddie Brock and Stinking Cloud. Only fist characters can block him in the first place, and then we can spin them down so that they're subject to Stinking Cloud. The only problem is if our opponent spins our Venom down so that he can't attack. To that end, we'll swap in the current meta standard, Oracle: Master Investigator. If anyone tells you we could use Jinzo: Trap Destroyer or Wasp: Founding Avenger if we weren't subject to Oddball's wheel, it's fake news. Trust me. I'm the most trustworthy. Our purchase curve is kinda rough right now, so we'll drop the 6 cost Thor: There Must Always Be A Thor to make room.

    For added insurance, we're going to drop Superman: Truth and Justice (because Venom would totally win in that match up anyway) for Negasonic Teenage Warhead: Foresight. If your opponent still manages to use Venom's global against him, they'll be staring at level 3 Negasonic Teenage Warheads ready for action.

    Our purchase curve still needs an extensive diet plan, so we'll drop Anti-Monitor: Warp Reality for Felicity Smoak: Gray Hat, who also happens to have excellent synergy.

    Lastly, we don't have any targeted removal. This is a fairly aggressive team, and I think we can run a taunt global with our unblockable characters, Negasonic Teenage Warhead, and Oracle. I've chosen Bane: Professional Criminal here simply because he won't be blanked by Zmags, compared to Mr. Fantastic: Brilliant Scientist. Phoenix: Ms. Psyche is an option here too.

    I've decided not to swap Deflection for Polymorph here because I don't want our opponent to have a way to spin key characters back up out of our spin-down hole. But, if they happen to bring it, all the better for us.

    Our final team, then: http://dm.retrobox.eu/?view&cards=3x...38bff;3x3avxop





    An interesting interaction here is if your opponent attempts to taunt Oracle off the field, and she is level 1 or you can get her there with Felicity Smoak, then you can play Stinking Cloud to keep her on the field. Daredevil: Matthew Murdock, Attorney-at-Law fits thematically, although he's sort of a vestigial bail-out-buy on this team. Same for Ghost Rider. Sad. Copper Dragon gives you a secondary, hard board clear if Stinking Cloud's soft board clear isn't enough, as well as a "deadly"-like ability to combine with Bane global. Deflection global can make pings expensive for your opponent, and can save you from an opposing Green Goliath.

    This team should play very aggressively, as without ramp, you need to get some stuff knocked out to reach for Venom. You can force your opponent to attack into your sidekicks, or give them tough choices with Negasonic Teenage Warhead or Ghost Rider. Stinking Cloud can also let you have a big following turn if you have a lot of sidekicks in the field.

    That's what I've got. It's probably the best. I don't know, but that's what people are telling me. You guys should build your comments into a wall below, but make Wizkids pay for them.
    Comments 10 Comments
    1. archivist's Avatar
      archivist -
      I like these articles. Thanks for reviving the topic.

      At this point, the "Switcharoo" can be sub-divided into Golden and Modern.
    1. IsaacBV's Avatar
      IsaacBV -
      golden switcharoo! and Modern switcharoo! Love it Thanks for bringing this favorite back!
    1. StrangeBrew's Avatar
      StrangeBrew -
      I am very glad to see this series back. My favorite article set in TRP.
    1. cnhiggins's Avatar
      cnhiggins -
      I am new to TRP and also Dice Masters. Article was very clear and helpful! I feel like I can build better teams after reading this! Keep it up!
    1. memmek2k's Avatar
      memmek2k -
      Quote Originally Posted by cnhiggins View Post
      I am new to TRP and also Dice Masters. Article was very clear and helpful! I feel like I can build better teams after reading this! Keep it up!
      Quote Originally Posted by StrangeBrew View Post
      I am very glad to see this series back. My favorite article set in TRP.
      Quote Originally Posted by IsaacBV View Post
      golden switcharoo! and Modern switcharoo! Love it Thanks for bringing this favorite back!
      Quote Originally Posted by archivist View Post
      I like these articles. Thanks for reviving the topic.

      At this point, the "Switcharoo" can be sub-divided into Golden and Modern.

      Thanks! These articles are a lot of fun to write.

      Yes, definitely going to be doing a lot of Modern Switcharoos in the future. I know I need the team-brewing practice myself.
    1. cnhiggins's Avatar
      cnhiggins -
      The difficulty that I have found is that there is a solid community for DM where I am at, but only play once per month... would like something more regular so I can practice team-building. Sooooooooo boring to do alone. My wife is not willing to learn and my daughter is only two haha. How easy/difficult is it to play via Skype? I have a friend I could play with, but he is 1.5 hrs. away.
    1. GRider10's Avatar
      GRider10 -
      Thanks for the revival. Great article. Keep it up.
    1. TheConductr's Avatar
      TheConductr -
      Quote Originally Posted by cnhiggins View Post
      The difficulty that I have found is that there is a solid community for DM where I am at, but only play once per month... would like something more regular so I can practice team-building. Sooooooooo boring to do alone. My wife is not willing to learn and my daughter is only two haha. How easy/difficult is it to play via Skype? I have a friend I could play with, but he is 1.5 hrs. away.
      There are lots of us that play online with hangouts. Try joining the PDC Talk group on slack http://prodicecircuit.com/pdc-talk/ It's a great place to chat with other players and organize online games.
    1. memmek2k's Avatar
      memmek2k -
      Quote Originally Posted by cnhiggins View Post
      The difficulty that I have found is that there is a solid community for DM where I am at, but only play once per month... would like something more regular so I can practice team-building. Sooooooooo boring to do alone. My wife is not willing to learn and my daughter is only two haha. How easy/difficult is it to play via Skype? I have a friend I could play with, but he is 1.5 hrs. away.
      A lot of people play via Hangouts regularly. Basic idea is to get a decent entry-level webcam (I bought this at @IsaacBV 's recommendation), find a way to suspend it over your play area in front of a monitor (I use a mic stand) or otherwise get it pointing at everything, and then have at it. It's easier if you build their team in retrobox real quick so you don't have to ask about cards as often, and you get used to asking what level everything is on.
    1. cnhiggins's Avatar
      cnhiggins -
      That's great! Thanks for the info!