|The Warhammer: Invasion FAQ Has Been Updated
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|Warhammer: Invasion The Card Game | Published 13 July 2011|
Above you will find new FAQ and Tournament Rules documents for Warhammer: Invasion. We have updated the Tournament Rules document with the legal card pool for the Gen Con Championships this August. Note that upcoming July releases are not a part of the legal card pool for Gen Con. This decision was made to ensure that all players participating in this tournament have ample time to acquire all legal cards, and to assimilate them into their Gen Con preparation. This will ensure a level and fair playing field.
In the FAQ update you will discover updated timing structure rules, clarifications on indirect damage, answers about how Judgement of Loec works, and more. However, the biggest change is the addition of the first card ever to the Banned List.
A Necessary Measure
Banning cards is the last and most potent weapon to effect positive change in the competitive environment in an LCG’s toolbox. However, it should not be taken lightly, and ideally would not be required at all. We apologize for having to take such a measure, but it is for the good of the game that we do so.
Visit the Haunted City is the card that is being banned for tournament play. There has been much discussion concerning this card of late, but the sheer popularity and success of Empire decks running Visit the Haunted City during regionals speaks for itself.
However, just because a card or deck is powerful, does not mean it deserves to be banned. So let us lay out the defining factors that led to this ban of Visit the Haunted City:
All of the reasons above led to a meta-defining and negative play experience created by Visit the Haunted City. Even decks built specifically to control this card were far from sure things, which implies an unhealthy and unbalanced play environment. Something had to be done, and due to the nature of the card and all of the reasons listed above we strongly believe that banning it is the right move. Adding it to the restricted list would not be enough to end the negative play experience it creates, and any errata would neuter the card to such an extent that it would either no longer be playable or resemble the printed card.
Once again, we apologize for releasing Visit the Haunted City in such an unbalanced state. We believe that by banning this card we are strengthening the competitive environment and allowing for other deck builds to flourish. We will continue to strive to make Warhammer: Invasion a better game, and to deliver our players a fun, exciting, and balanced experience. Without you there would be no game, and we appreciate your support.
Warhammer: Invasion Lead Developer
Warhammer: Invasion The Card Game is a card game by Eric M. Lang in which 2 players develop their kingdoms and lay waste to their foes. Each side is comprised of either the forces of Order or the forces of Destruction as they seek to extend their empire to include the entire Old World. The Living Card Game format allows players to customize their gaming experience with monthly Battle Pack expansions to the core game.
Now that's it is banned, are there any plans to change future printings of the card?
Because if you know that it's banned... then you would know that it's erratad.
Poland thanks you . good work .
Good decision. It's only one broken card being taken out so no one should have problems with modifying their decks.
Wise choice FFG! Thanks for re-balancing the game...
Just the "Visit the Haunted City" ???
There is another too powerful card in WI
"Sorcerer of Tzeentch"
A unit can deal damage (Target!) every tuen. BIG AND BIGGER
IS it not Should be Restricted or banned ???
Good decision and wise explaination.
I totally agree and i'm very happy you saved the spirit of this great and keen game!
You're great FFG. :)
Great explanation: you deserve our full respect for recognizing it as a mistake and for banning it before worlds, allowin' a more opened meta.
I support this decision 100%. It speaks well for both FFG and the game's play environment.
In the last 2 links, KB, not MB ;-)
Noice! I am pleased.