Play Test Journal #2 Shadow of the Dread

Juggernaut, Death Star, Unicron, whatever you call it you’ll have to fight a Dreadnought, more likely sooner rather than later.  I learned this playing against the second person I taught the game to, Chris Dijak.  Failing to best the mighty green titans he sent before me taught me several things.  Don’t count on your opponent rolling low, know what you can sacrifice, and  know your Resources.

As the months have gone by I’ve built my decks and have prepared strategies for dealing with the ubiquitous dreadnought.  First and most importantly is knowing that its a d20, its slow if your foe doesn’t have at least 2-3 engines in play it ain’t moving and even if they have more engines having cards to debuff there E rolls and terraforming out there gas giants works to halt them.  Second don’t fight it, avoid the monster, aim to kill off small ships forcing them to have nothing but high maintenance vessels then cut off there CP production.  But if you must fight the dread, try to prepare for it by having some ambiguous ships to sacrifice to slow its pace, then have sectors and events to boost your attack and take the fight to him, a well timed All Guns Blazing, while you have four or five D-ships Gunships will make the Dreadnought guarding New Terra question just how scary he really is.



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