Here’s Part 2 in our Do’s & Don’ts series about getting into FAB.
A New Player’s Experience After Buying Some Box Sets, Singles and Playing Draft
Picking up from where we left off in the first part of the series. Here are a few more things to help peeps who are keen on Flesh and Blood to get started.
If you already have a build in mind, buying singles will always give you the best bang for your buck. Unfortunately this is only possible if the cards you need are available on the secondary market. As a new player it was hard for me to find Out of Print (OOP) staples to build a competitive deck plus staples can be EXPENSIVE!
Thankfully, Legend Story Studios (LSS) recently released History Pack 1 which contains booster packs that contain cards from Welcome to Rathe, Arcane Rising & Crucible of War. History Pack 1 is a more affordable way to get your hands on such staples. You may have to spend a bit to get what you want, but that’s part of the fun of a TCG; packs cracking! Yeah!
As the Flesh and Blood is class-based, new players would find themselves locked out from some heroes and classes as some them are from sets such as Welcome to Rathe & Arcane Rising; which is where History Pack 1 comes in. Cracking packs from History Pack 1 is great way to build your collection in order to play some of the older heroes & classes.
Contributing to the Ecosystem
You can also opt to buy or trade cards from other members of your local community as they become available. It is really in the best interest of the FAB community to work together to grow a healthy base of new players & case/box crackers. A healthy ecosystem ensures that players can purchase or trade with other players to get the cards that they need/want.
LSS is also trying their best to reintroduce older classes through products such as the recent “Classic Battles: Rhinar vs Dorinthea” dual deck set.
If you want to get competitive as a new player locating OOP staple cards is going to be a challenge plus it can get expensive as veterans & other competitive players will be looking for those cards. Older Legendary equipment and OOP class-specific cards are very sought after hence the price!
Here are some super useful cards that you should look out for as a new player:
- Enlightened Strike
- Command and Conquer
- Art of War
Most Local Game Stores (LGS) host Classic Constructed games in events for their weekly Armouries which makes it even harder for new players get into the game. Finding a store that supports beginner-friendly formats such as Commoner is a must if you want to ease into the game and just have a fun time. Alternatively participating in Blitz is also a great way to get into the game and to gain experience facing-off against other heroes.
If you really want to go competitive be prepared to spend! To prepare for the competitive scene, it’d be best if you could proxy cards such as Fyendal’s Spring Tunic, etc. so you can get used to the style of play using such cards. Finding a store that supports proxying in local games really helps you to learn the nuances of the game. Proxying only buys you some time though, because to compete at a higher level of play it’s only fair that you own and run the actual cards.
Sourcing for these cards takes both time & money but that’s exactly what’s fun about the hobby. Cracking packs and meeting other members of the FAB community as scour the secondary market is very rewarding. Nothing quite beats the feeling of securing a Legendary from a random pack & meeting new friends.
That’s all for now. Tune in for Part 3 which hopefully will be done soon.
See ya guys soon!