foul_owl wrote: ↑Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:45 pm
Aha! I didn't realize it was banned. That makes a lot of sense.
I just checked the banned list now and wow, I didn't realize Red Alert, Horga'hn, and Palor Toff are banned also!! It makes sense, those cards seem extremely overpowered.
Is there a restricted list?
There's only a restricted list in OTF insofar as you are limited to two copies of a dilemma (or cards that seed like dilemmas). Other games' experience with restricted lists tend to indicate that limiting the number of copies (beyond any copy limit a game might already have in place) increases variance to unacceptably high levels, as games come down to "who draws more overpowered cards".
Sometimes this is tolerated, in service of a principle that players should be able to use as many cards as possible (Magic: the Gathering's Vintage format, for instance), but as a general rule, at least in my view, it's preferable either to ban a card, or allow it to be used on equal terms with every other card from a deckbuilding perspective.