Hi everyone, and welcome to our fourth preview article! Today Vs. System 2PCG Game Designer Danny Mandel is going to go over how Flight and Ranged work.
In the Vs. System 2PCG, each player’s characters go either in their Front Row or Back Row. Characters in front protect characters in back, which means if your opponent has any characters in their Front Row, you can’t attack any characters in the Back Row.
During your Main Phase you can start as many Combats as you want, one at a time:
If your opponent doesn’t have any face-up characters in their Front Row, you can attack one of their Back Row characters. If they don’t have any face-up characters left at all you get to high-five yourself for a job well done, but there’s no one left to attack.
When a character attacks from your Front Row it is called a Melee Attack, which you will see referenced on some cards.
If you have a character with Flight in your Front Row, it can fly over your opponent’s Front Row to attack a Back Row character. But only if that opponent doesn’t have any of his or her own characters with Flight in the front row (a defending player’s Character with in the Front Row prevents the opponent’s attackers from flying over the Front Row).
Having your Front Row character fly over to attack your opponent’s Back Row is still a Melee Attack.
If you have a character with Ranged it can attack from your Back Row. Like with a normal attack, you can only attack a Front Row character unless your opponent has no face-up characters in their Front Row.
When a character attacks from your Back Row it is called a Ranged Attack, which you will see referenced on some cards.
During a Ranged Attack, the defender only gets to strike back if it also has .
If you have a character with both and then you have all kinds of options:
Take a look at Quasar, pictured above. As you can see on the bottom left frame of the card, this Character has both and . If Quasar attacks from your Front Row it’s a Melee Attack. If Quasar attacks from your Back Row it’s a Ranged Attack, so the defending Character would only get to strike back if it also has. That might lead you to wonder, “If a character has , why would I put it in my Front Row?” The two main reasons are:
Two or more characters can team up to attack a single defender:
I hope you enjoyed today’s preview of Flight and Ranged. Next week we’ll take a look at Deck Building and putting two or more teams together. Excelsior!