I’ve been toying with the idea of a variant game mode that allows players to assemble a starter deck by choosing cards from the 7 standard starter decks, and what additional rules would best accommodate that. Here’s what I’ve come up with so far:
- Starter decks may contain at most 1 copy of any card.
- Starter decks may contain any number of cards (fewer than 7 is not recommended).
- Players must reveal their starter decks to their opponents before shuffling and drawing their initial hand.
- Starter cards count when determining whether a player must pay the $1 multicolor building tax.
So, for example, a player could choose the 3 White heroes and build a starter deck of Neutral and White cards without paying multicolor penalties, but if they included a Graveyard in their starter deck, they would have to pay the $1 multicolor tax on their first tech building or add-on. Of course, casting a colored minor spell with a hero not of that color still incurs a $1 tax.
Questions? Comments? Testers?