One thing I've had to come to grips with over the last year of playing the TCG is that no matter how much I try to be all big and bad, I'm not a gamer. And not being a gamer, I seem to lack that certian gene that gives me the ability to build decks. Now I've tried to do it on my own, and come up with little to show for it. I read some articles online, but most of them assume you have tons of rare cards, which I dont. But I DO have a fair collection of cards now, and I'm eager to really get into the nuts and bolts of making a deck that wins consistently. I guess what I'm looking to be discussed here isint really the technical facts as to what specific cards should be used (although that IS a part of it to a degree), it's more the mindset I should take when BEGINNING to build a deck. I guess that's really my problem, I dont know how to start. Should I pick one card I want to build around? A certian unit, or Battle card? How should I pick a theme, if necessary? More problems come when I try to add mission or battle cards. There's just so many of them that do cool things, I either cant think of what ones to use, or try to add way too many. For instance, when the game first came out, i thought for sure that battle cards like Pilots Dodge and High Force Dodge would become absolute essentials for any deck, and now when I research other player's decks, they are hardly included!!! I dont get it. So let's just imagine that I (or you) are sitting at a blank table with your box of cards at your left (I keep mine in a shoebox, so sue me). Where...how...should I start? And this comes down to the little things, and descions I should make. So as you can see, I'm a real mess. I hope there are others like me out there who have a hard time with this aspect of the game. Thanks for the help.