If you haven’t seen, I’ve got a draft up of a Paul Bunyan deck for Unmatched that I think came together really well. Sometimes they do and sometimes they don’t, but this one did in a tree-planting-and-chopping-to-power-up deck that is unique and hopefully interesting and fun. I haven’t tested it yet and am still taking all feedback so have a look and let me know what you think!
Along with that, I created a simple PowerPoint for test decks. I need this because making a full color printout is expensive — too expensive when you’re still in the testing process. For Epic Duels, I do all my testing on Vassal and then print out after thorough testing. For Unmatched, though, we don’t (yet at least) have Vassal and I’m forced to do live (often solo) play testing, so I need a physical deck that I can work with, that won’t run up my ink costs.
So where are the rest of my Unmatched decks besides this, The Mandalorian, and a couple of not-finished efforts for 2 other Star Wars characters? I was chatting with Aaron (Darth Wolverine who has an awesome Comic Heroes Epic Duels) about making decks for Epic Duels vs. Unmatched. This conversation was edited for clarity:
Roman: I expected to produce a bunch of unmatched SW decks but haven’t really felt inspired to do it
DW: I’ll say this upfront: it’s far harder than making Duels decks. You’re basically making half a Magic: The Gathering deck from scratch every time.
Roman: No doubt, plus you have to balance it. Just doing Mando hasn’t been easy.
DW: Right! I think there’s a reason Unmatched has come out in 4 or 2 packs so far, hah. Also the Boost mechanic adds a whole new dimension to consider! You have to weigh the values of that card as movement and also how they’ll be affected by AMBUSH and the like.