Summary: Long time no see everyone. I have started a new and real job now, which unfortunately has been keeping me busy to the point that I do not have time to play EOJ. But now that the first official Worldwide EOJ tournament is coming, I got strong urge to update my blog a bit.
In this entry, I have translated EOJ Connection #21 about concept of metagame in EOJ.
What is metagame?
It’s a jargon used among TCG gamers. It is basically a strategy/tactics against popular decks at the time. For example, when you play rock-scissor-paper and know someone likes to use rock, your metagame against such person would be to use paper. Sounds too simple? Well, Asahara applied this to EOJ and explained it in the EOJ conncetion #21.
General classification of EOJ decks
As we all know that despite limited number of cards in the game, there are numerous types of deck the people can make including Biolith Deck, Winny deck, Lizard Deck, Water Deck and the list goes on and on.
However, majority of EOJ decks can be classified under 3 primary types: Reset, Speed/Winny, and Combo deck. The best example of reset deck is the biolith deck/attrition decks. Speed/Winny deck includes dodge deck, balanced deck etc. and many race or affiliation decks are considered as combo deck.
Relationship between the 3 primary deck types
Just like rock-scissor-paper, the relationship among three primary deck types are balanced.
Basically, this type of deck does not care or interfere with opponent’s mana, but rather win the game quickly. This type of decks are the decks primary consisting of low mana costing creatures. This deck woks well against low attack combo deck by defeating opponent before the opponent can even finish their combo. However, this type of deck is weak against powerful wide attack deck (reset decks).