6 comments on “Point of View: 10 Things I Hate About Imbued

  1. I'm disappointed that you feel this way about Imbueds. I myself love them. They make even the most experienced player think about their game. I personally I don't think they slow down the game. It's not the Imbued players fault that the other players don't read the cards. Now, after the ban of the two cards, I find the Imbued alot more fun to play. More things to do. I would like to see a another expansion for them. So they would work better in a Imbued/Vampire crypt.

    regards Baaliprimogen

  2. The too predictable thing is what turns me off. I'm not into games of permanents fighting permanents.

    I can agree with lack of flavor and lack of diversity.

    One of the worst things the Imbued have done is be so good that we got just absurd ally hosers for all sorts of disciplines/whatever.

  3. I do not agree with most of your points. I played a lot of Imbued lately and neither have I been using up too much time nor the other players.

    The key to this is as an Imbued player to pro-actively inform the other players about rules, cards and static intercept/stealth/bleed. E.g I use the time when other people are thinking about their turn to explain the “new” rules to players waiting. Also I announce things with all static stuff involved “try to block, can go to +3 intercept ..”

    Regarding events, it is true that you CAN play them with the Imbued without suffering for much of their direct effects. However you still have to cope with hand size problems and table hate leading to gang ups on you and also with card flow since you cant play more than one per turn and cannot discard anything then either.

    I dont have two discard piles either, I just go through my discard pile during my predators end of turn and put the convictions in an order which I want them to place on my minions. Placing convictions takes 10s during my turn.

    The lack of variation sure is a problem and frustrates me as Imbued player as well. But that can be easily fixed by introducing new Imbued cards (esp. crypt cards), my favourite would be as promos.

  4. I have yet to see an Imbued deck that features “Pedro Cortez” or “Francois 'Warder' Loehr” or “Xian 'DziDzati55' Quan”.

    Each of these imbued has been in a Tournament-Winning Deck in Atlanta. Just over a week ago I was top seed with zero copies of Travis, and flubbed out due to poor choice of seating.

    There's more diversity in imbued decks than a lot of players think (even though I agree that there should be more).

  5. If you see an Imbued player playing his deck slowly you can bet your ass he's got no clue what-so-ever about the game – which makes that player a bad reference for whatever argument against or for the Imbued you might think of.

    Block/defense/combat decks can't play slowly if they're to have any chance at getting VPs.

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