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Discussion in 'Games: TCG' started by TheDarkJediJoey, Mar 16, 2004.

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  1. TheDarkJediJoey Jedi Padawan

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    Mar 15, 2004
    Hey, I was looking to get into this game, but do not want to spend alot of money. I was wondering if this game required alot of money to have a good deck. I want to play, but do not want to put alot of money into it. So can this game be played on a budget?
  2. RedneckJedi Historian, JediOKC Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    May 20, 2002
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    Welcome to the forum and the game, TDJJ!

    You can pick up individual BOXES of the first 3 expansions for $40 or less. This would be the Attack of the Clone, Sith Rising and A New Hope sets. The Battle of Yavin expansion should start coming down more, soon, with the newest expansion about to hit the streets on Apr. 2nd.

    Besides buying in bulk, you made me think of an idea for posting the more popular cards. These can be found individually on eBay or on websites where you can buy individual cards.

    I'll try to whip up a list of "popular" cards in a following reply.
  3. RedneckJedi Historian, JediOKC Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    May 20, 2002
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    Okay, here's my laundry list of cards that currently are, or have been, usuable. Many of the cards reflect the use of the latest set (ESB). This is simply a list of cards. I didn't point out their merits or their rarity. This is by no means the ONLY cards you can use, and this is an "IMO" compilation. Some may agree. Some may disagree. Some may say I omitted cards. If they do, then their input can only help you.

    I will say that the majority of unique Characters listed ARE rares. You can't get away from that. Most of the best units are rares, but a lot of the most widely used units are commons or uncommons.

    Attack of the Clones = AC
    Sith Rising = SR
    A New Hope = NH
    Battle of Yavin = BY
    Jedi Guardians = JG
    Empire Strikes Back = EB

    Dark Side Usable Character units
    SR - Aurra Sing (A)
    JG - Aurra Sing (B)
    SR - Darth Maul (A)
    SR - Darth Maul (C)
    JG - Darth Maul (E)
    AC - Darth Sidious (A)
    JG - Darth Sidious (C)
    AC - Darth Tyranus (A)
    SR - Darth Tyranus (D)
    JG - Darth Tyranus (F)
    NH - Darth Vader (A)
    NH - Darth Vader (C)
    NH - Darth Vader (D)
    BY - Darth Vader (E)
    EB - Darth Vader (I)
    EB - Darth Vader (J)
    EB - Darth Vader (K)
    BY - Grand Moff Tarkin (A)
    AC - Jango Fett (A)
    AC - Jango Fett (B)
    SR - Jango Fett (E)
    JG - Jango Fett (F)
    JG - Kouhun
    EB - Navy Trooper
    AC - Nexu
    SR - Nute Gunray (B)
    BY - R2-Q5 (A)
    AC - San Hill (A)
    BY - Stormtrooper Commander
    AC - Zam Wesell (A)
    JG - Zam Wesell (C)

    Dark Side Usable Ground units
    EB - All Terrain Armored Transport
    EB - AT-AT Assault Group
    EB - Bespin Twin-Pod Cloud Car
    EB - Blizzard Force AT-AT
    EB - Blizzard One (A)
    AC - Destroyer Droid Squad
    JG - Destroyer Droid Team
    NH - Elite Stormtrooper Squad
    AC - Jawa Sandcrawler
    BY - Juggernaut
    NH - Krayt Dragon
    AC - Luxury Airspeeder
    EB - Snowtrooper Elite Squad
    NH - Stormtrooper Assault Team
    BY - Stormtrooper Regiment
    BY - Tatooine Hangar
    SR - Trade Federation Control Core
    AC - Tyranus's Geonosian Speeder (A)

    Dark Side Usable Space units
    NH - Carrack Cruiser
    BY - Death Star (A)
    BY - Death Star (B)
    BY - Death Star (C)
    NH - Devastator (A)
    EB - Dreadnaught Heavy Cruiser
    SR - Droid Starfighter DFS-1VR
    EB - Executor (A)
    SR - Geonosian Defense Fighter
    SR - Sith Infiltrator (A)
    SR - Slave I (B)
    SR - Techno Union Warship
    ?? - TIE Fighter ??? (pretty much any with an ability that suits your deck's Space arena needs)
    AC - Tyranus's Solar Sailer (A)
    NH - Vader's TIE Fighter (A)
    NH - Vader's TIE Fighter (B)

    Dark Side Usable Battle cards
    NH - Blaster Barrage
    SR - Brutal Assault
    EB - Change in Destiny
    SR - Clever Escape
    BY - Countermeasures
    JG - Dark Dreams
    AC - Dark Speed
    AC - Down in Flames
    EB - Emperor's Prize
    EB - Hanging Around
    BY - Han's Evasion
    AC - Hero's Dodge
    EB - Imperial Misdirection
    JG - Jedi Knight's Survival
    AC - Lost in the Asteroids
    AC - Lull in the Fighting
    AC - Peace on Naboo
    AC - Pilot's Dodge
    BY - Pilot's Speed
    NH - Rebel Surrender
    SR - Shoot Her or Something
    EB - Snowstorm
    AC - Strength of Hate
    SR - Trade Federation Offensive
    AC - Tyranus's Gift
    SR - Unfriendly Fire
    EB - Vader's Vengeance

    Dark Side Usable Mission cards
    EB - Alter the Deal
    AC - Capture Obi-Wan
    EB - Carbon Freeze
    NH - Demonstration of Power
    AC - Departure Time
    NH - Disturbance in the Force
    JG - Guidance of the Chancellor
    EB - Han Enchained
    JG - Homing Missile
    NH - Imperial Blockade
    NH - Press the Advantage
    JG - Remember the Prophecy
    EB - Search for the Rebels
    AC - Slumming on Coruscant
    AC - Splinter the Republic
    NH - Vader's Interference
    BY - Your Powers are Weak

    Dark Side Usable Location cards
    EB - Carbon-Freezing Chamber (Character)
    EB - Cloud City Dining Hall (Character)
    EB - Cloud City Prison (Character)
    EB - Meditation Chamber (Character)
    EB - Cloud City Battleground (Ground)

    Dark Side Viable Themes
    Tusken (and Tatooine) subtype cards
    Imperial (and Stormtrooper) subtype cards
    Droid subtype cards (to a lesser exten/>
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