Some starters can have occasional bad splits. I think everyone here’s had a game that felt uphill because they got all their good spells/units in the same hand. So, suppose we used the following variant:
Both players choose their starting hands. For forum purposes, Player 2 would start the thread with a post giving their starting hand in a spoiler, so they don’t see Player 1’s turn first. Player 1 would then choose their starting hand, and post their first turn as normal.
Any thoughts? I’m not sure how this would affect balance, you’d still have a lot of variance in Turn 3 draws. Maybe it just means some of the less-popular starter cards would completely disappear.