Having finally finished researching this list, and because I really want to procastinate some other work I'm supposed to be doing tonight... here is my Revised List Of Errata Hot Takes
(which has changed a lot thanks to what I learned here):
SEND TO PLAYTESTING WITHOUT CHANGES
What Does God Need With A Starship?
SEND TO PLAYTESTING WITH EASY TWEAKS
: delete "for free" and it's good
Delta Quadrant Spatial Scission
: delete "and you may play a personnel or draw a card," and it's good
Destroy Radioactive Garbage Scow
: "Discard opponent's
Scow" and it's good. (Modern wording update while in there.)
: reword like Outgunned, e.g.: "You may place on opponent's non-
, non-android personnel present with your Khan (at start of personnel battle, limit twice every turn) OR on such a personnel you control (twice each turn)." (I think that just fits.)
LEAVE BANNED FOREVER
The Big Picture
You Are A Monument
(these are all the
cards that are too important in Open to be errata'd)
This research proved one thing to me: Errata is hard, ban management is hard, and there's lots of concerns to balance. I want all these other cards back, and I have some ideas on many of them... but I don't think any of the rest have super-easy low-risk obvious answers. I know for a fact that Errata is working on them, though, and I'm glad we've got such a good Errata team on the case.
AllenGould wrote:Fair, but one of the problems with our "ban then errata" policy is that you still have to design around the banned card until you find out what the new text is. (Otherwise you end up in Red Alert territory where you have to work around all the *other* cards that assume that RA works a certain way.)
I never do this, personally. I just assume that, whenever Card X gets errata, the errata will reflect changes in the gameplay environment between the day it was banned and today -- including any new cards that get in the way.
Design's hard enough without worrying about what an errata might
say months or years in the future.
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