Is there a deck taxonomy

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Papylon
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Is there a deck taxonomy

Post by Papylon » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:47 am

The Meccg-forum disappeared (it has been a couple of weeks now) and with it the entire hazard/resource deck taxonomy and collection of decks. An invaluable resource for us newcomers to the game.

Does anybody know if there is any other source for it? Or does someone sit on a wealth of deck listing?

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Re: Is there a deck taxonomy

Post by Darksatin » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:03 am

Hello,
You can find the old forum with the Wayback Machine :

https://web.archive.org/web/20170409063 ... et/dforum/

Papylon
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Re: Is there a deck taxonomy

Post by Papylon » Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:39 am

Most of the decks are not archived. As well as all the hazard decks. :(

Wyncer
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Re: Is there a deck taxonomy

Post by Wyncer » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:31 am

Yeah, as a newbie, I would love to see more common deck lists and deck techs especially for the hero faction.

the Jabberwock
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Re: Is there a deck taxonomy

Post by the Jabberwock » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:16 am

Papylon wrote:
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:47 am
The Meccg-forum disappeared (it has been a couple of weeks now) and with it the entire hazard/resource deck taxonomy and collection of decks. An invaluable resource for us newcomers to the game.

Does anybody know if there is any other source for it? Or does someone sit on a wealth of deck listing?

[-me_ha-]
I would love to see more people post their own decks in this forum. Sorry to hear that information is lost. Although I have no direct ties to meccg.net, I will inquire to see if I can find some information on if that forum will be resurrected.
Wyncer wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:31 am
Yeah, as a newbie, I would love to see more common deck lists and deck techs especially for the hero faction.
Can you give me more info on what you are looking for specifically please? You want Hero alignment. Can they contain a bunch of rares? Or are you looking for Common/Uncommon only? Or what? Tournament competitive? Or just casual fun?

Thanks

Wyncer
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Re: Is there a deck taxonomy

Post by Wyncer » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:55 am

Hey there,

sure, I'll be happy to. I'm looking for 5 decks in total, one for each wizard, mostly competitive and preferably with different strategies (one ring dunk, coastal, dwarf hoard/king under the mountain?).

I probably have all rares from TW and TD at least once (3x Mouth of Sauron, 2x Assassin, all Ringwraiths, 3x Aduphanel, 2x Khamul) staple commons (at least 12x) and uncommons (at least 9x), also some of the "competitive" commons and uncommons from later sets (at least 6x each: in search of the ent wives, which might be lies, promptings of wisdom, neither ancient nor so potent, gnaw with words, power built by waiting, little snuffler, two or three tribes present, "the men enhancement", exhalation of decay, full of froth and rage,...). Regarding the characters, I have the rare ones at least once and multiple copies of the fixed, common and uncommon ones. Basically most of the commons/uncommons except from the Balrog set.

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Re: Is there a deck taxonomy

Post by the Jabberwock » Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:13 am

Ok, thanks for the additional info.

I will ask thorondor if he has such decks available and if so, request that he respond to this thread.

Also, I will attempt to upload a few of my own decks in the future when I get some time. My decks are "casually competitive" only though, not intended to compete in Worlds and such, haha.

Cheers

Wyncer
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Re: Is there a deck taxonomy

Post by Wyncer » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:16 am

I'm totally fine with competitive casual :D

Any input/deck list is appreciated.

Mzafar
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Re: Is there a deck taxonomy

Post by Mzafar » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:00 am

Do you read Spanish? If so, you can find what you are looking for here: http://www.meccg.es/foro/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=1759
Some of the deck lists are written in English, but you will find all the playing tips in Spanish...

Kjeld
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Re: Is there a deck taxonomy

Post by Kjeld » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:41 pm

The deck taxonomy on MECCG.net was nice because it provided a simple index of common resource and hazard deck builds with links to examples of the different designs. I note that this forum itself contains a large number of deck designs and descriptions, but they're spread out all over the place. A new taxonomy could be built simply by organizing these designs into a coherent, one-stop-shop index system.

For example, it would be useful for somebody getting into the game to be able to look up deck examples by theme or general strategy. Want to build a Hobbit deck? Here's some examples. Want to build a deck around dwarves mining for treasure? Here's some examples. Want to build a coastal faction-gathering deck? Here you go!

Another option would be decks designed with different levels of collections in mind. So, decks with a low frequency of rare cards, or decks that include only cards in MetW and The Dragons, etc.

You can also imagine looking up decks by avatar. So, for example, you're intrigued by Fallen Gandalf, but need some help figuring out how to make him work. The index could point you to different Fallen Gandalf decks.

On the hazard side, same idea. Want an undead, dragon/drake, Nazgul attack, detainment, corruption, or whatever other style of deck? Here's some examples. Want to know hazard strategies against minion squatters or an Indy Jones deck? Here's some examples.

And so on. An index like this could make the game a lot more accessible, I think.

The other amazing thing that I would like to see is a deck-building tool that is as easy and intuitive as what we now have for the LotR LCG: http://ringsdb.com/. Take a look at that and tell me it wouldn't be awesome to have something similar for MECCG!

Wyncer
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Re: Is there a deck taxonomy

Post by Wyncer » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:28 am

Oh man, a ringsdb/arkhamdb/netrunnerdb/thronesdb/dtdb would be amazing for MECCG. I think the template is free to use?

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Re: Is there a deck taxonomy

Post by Vastor Peredhil » Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:24 pm

GCCG has a huge amount decks to Download, maybe i can get these files in here as attachments

Yours Nicolai

Papylon
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Re: Is there a deck taxonomy

Post by Papylon » Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:47 pm

That would be great Vastor. The amount of decks in this forum is still rather small in comparison to the MEccg forum (although that forum was inactive, mostly).

darkyeoman
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Re: Is there a deck taxonomy

Post by darkyeoman » Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:23 pm

Kjeld wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:41 pm
The deck taxonomy on MECCG.net was nice because it provided a simple index of common resource and hazard deck builds with links to examples of the different designs.
Yes, it was indeed a great resource. I too would love to have access to something like that.

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