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Training Area: The Power Pyramid

By Anh Do

Welcome heroes, to the Training Area. Each week, I will guide you through a new topic to help you master the skills needed to be an expert in the Power Rangers Action Game. For our first session, let’s discuss about building your own deck!

Building a deck is one of the best parts about Power Rangers. A deck is your own personal creation that you can show off in battle. And the best part is that you can work on your deck anywhere you have your cards—at home, at your local game store, or at a convention! Sometimes, though, it can be hard to know where to start.

First, let’s review the basics:

  1. All decks have 30 cards
  2. You can have up to three copies of any card number in your deck
  3. Cards that do not have Villain can not be includes in a Villain deck

It’s up to you which Rangers, Zords, Megazord, Support, or Villain cards to include in your deck. As you buy more boosters and collect more awe-inspiring cards, you can handcraft a new masterpiece every time you play. But the power contained in your deck must be carefully balanced. If you make a deck with only low cost Ranger cards, you’re not taking advantage of the epic Megazords. If your deck has too many high cost Zords and Megazords—like Gosei Great Megazord or Lion Foldingzord—an opponent’s deck of low cost cards might deplete your deck during the turns you take direct damage because you weren’t able to play a card into your Battle Area.

How do you strike the right balance? This simple tool will show you the way.

Introducing the Power Pyramid!

 

The Power Pyramid makes deck-building easy! There are three floors inside the Power Pyramid. Put your cost 0-1 cards on the first floor. Cost 2-3 cards go on the second floor. Cost 4 or higher rest on the third floor.

 

Each floor should contain fewer cards than the floor beneath it. For example, if you start with fifteen cards on the first floor, you could have nine cards on the second floor, and six cards on the third floor. But not ten cards on the third floor.

 

Of course, this isn’t the only way you could fill up a pyramid! It all depends on the type of deck you want to make. You could also fill up the Power-pyramid like this:

 

Now you have a deck that will play a little more quickly at the start. But the tradeoff is that you won’t be playing as many medium-high cost cards. You could even take this strategy to the extreme and build an aggressive deck, which consistently aims to deal a steady stream of 2 damage each turn such as a Samurai/Super Samurai deck.

Practice putting the Power Pyramid to good use. If you find you lack a good variety of Rangers or Megazords, be sure to amp up your deck with a few extra booster packs. Then come back to the Training Area next week, when I show how proper timing can mean the difference between 1 damage and 6 damage. Until we meet again, heroes!

The Deck Doctor: RPM Revisit!

By Chris Goujyujin

Hello heroes! In a previous “The Deck Doctor” article we discussed a Power Rangers RPM deck that was sent into us by one of our twitter followers Jamion McNeil (@primegundam). Well Jamion I hope our previous article was able to give you a good starting point but with the recent release of Series 3 “Universe of Hope” we feel that it’s a good time to give your deck another tune up and see what NEW goodies we can trick out your deck with!

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The Deck Doctor: Girls of Power!

By Chris Goujyujin

Welcome once again Rangers to another installment of the deck doctor! Today we will cover a deck called “Girls of Power” from Twitter user Trey “Colley” Tackett (@starhound). As you can guess from the name this deck it will be concentrating on the female side of the Power Rangers Universe, and oh boy do these girls pack a punch!

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Deck Spotlight: Gigaforce!

By Anh Do

Welcome, Heroes, to our very first Deck Spotlight! Here I will be showing you a powerful new deck from the Power Rangers Action Card game universe and provide a brief summary on how to best use it to take on any foe. So get ready to learn what it takes to craft and utilize this explosively powerful deck!

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