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Crossplay Casual League Season One

At Team Bayformers, we invest deeply in competitive #transformerstcg gameplay. You may have spotted Team Bayformers players in a webcam tournament near you! However, we haven’t forgotten about playing fun, casual games at our FLGS tables.

To promote less competitive and more social gameplay, we’ve launched the Crossplay Casual League!

Basics

Those in the Team Bayformers Discord that play casual games using cards from World|Strike, The Ark Wave One, Alpha Trion Protocols, and from other creators can log their games in the #casual-results channel. Players can use the following command:

{@first-player-handle} #number-of-wins {@second-player-handle} #number-of-wins

Example:

@[BF] billmoo 2 @[BF] Champion 1 ggz!

All participants in the Crossplay Casual League that records 25 or more casual games by the end of Tournament Season One will be eligible to receive a Gilthor, Chained Amalgamation Alt mode print, courtesy of Team Bayformers (minus shipping costs). In addition, the top 3 participants by number of games played will be eligible for prizes (minus shipping costs)!

The following prizes will be available for the winners of Crossplay Casual League at the end of Season One:

Keep in mind that the number of games played is the most important statistic! Feel free to play jank and have fun with your fellow players – without having to worry too much about your win/loss record.

To check the Crossplay Casual League leaderboard, type the following command in #casual-results:

!leaderboard 50 year

Crossplay Casual Challenges

Each week, we like to mix things up a little! A new challenge is issued every Friday to all casual players that include predetermined challenge cards in their decks! Each challenge has a reporting code that should be included in reporting the games in the #casual-results channel; the specific reporting code can be found in the table at the bottom of this section.

For example , if a match is played where both players accepted different challenges (in this case, [BF] billmoo accepted the character challenge and [BF] Champion accepted the stratagem challenge) for the week of 9 April 2021, the challenge credits could be reported using a command like the following in the #casual-results channel:

@[BF] billmoo 1 @[BF] Champion 2 [BF] Champion used the challenge !CW1S and [BF] billmoo did challenge !CW1C

At the end of Season One, the challenge tallies will be accrued and the leading casual challengers will be eligible for additional prizes to be announced soon.

Here’s the challenges for upcoming weeks. You need only include a challenge stratagem, challenge character, or all 3 challenge battle cards in your deck to qualify – not all three types of cards (you can include all 3 types if you want to, though you will only get 1 credit per matchup). At the end of each match, you must show your opponent the 3 challenge battle cards in your deck if you choose to include the 3 challenge battle cards in your deck. You cannot sideboard the challenge cards out – they must remain in your deck for the length of the match.

Weekly CCC’s

WeekTypeNameReporting code
9 April 2021CharacterLokos!CW1C
9 April 2021Battle Cards3x Judicial Discretion!CW1B
9 April 2021StratagemQuite a Haul!CW1S
16 April 2021CharacterInquisitor Drebzik!CW2C
16 April 2021Battle Cards3x Sharkticon Mace from The Ark Wave One!CW2BAW1
16 April 2021StratagemKneel Before Us!CW2S
23 April 2021CharacterSunstreaker, Ruthless Sociopath from Wave X!CW3WX
23 April 2021Battle Cards3x The Dweller Awakens!CW3B
23 April 2021StratagemDeath Crystal Cannon!CW3S
30 April 2021CharacterGeneral Ghyrik!CW4C
30 April 2021Battle Cards3x Gift of Innermost Energon!CW4B
30 April 2021StratagemEnigma of Combination from Reformatted!CW4SER
7 May 2021CharacterRed Wizard / Mara-Al-Utha!CW5C
7 May 2021Battle Cards3x Unfathomable Motives from Wave BFB Alpha!CW5BBFBA
7 May 2021StratagemHit Me With That Beat!CW5S
14 May 2021CharacterPredacon Terrorsaur from Beast Wars Predacons!CW6CBWP
14 May 2021Battle Cards3x Demolition Derby!CW6B
14 May 2021StratagemTriggercon-Vention!CW6S

We in Team Bayformers are looking forward to seeing all the crazy decks our Casual League players come up with! Hope to see you for a game or three on the Discord server soon.

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Wave BFA World|Strike 1.1 Released!

With learnings since the launch of 1.0 and in preparation of upcoming #transformerstcg online tournaments featuring World|Strike, we have just made available the 1.1 release of Wave BFA. This release includes a number of wording changes and helps to clarify gameplay. For those that have already printed 1.0 cards, we recommend taking a look at the 1.0-1.1 Service Packs, which include only the cards that have changed in 1.1. Be sure to check out both the Downloads and Gallery pages to get all the new cards in 1.1.

Speaking of upcoming tournaments, we are announcing details for Encounter 2 featuring Alpha Trion Protocols and the Eye of the Matrix Tournament featuring World|Strike very soon!

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Team Bayformers Fonts License

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This Font Software is licensed under the SIL Open Font License, Version 1.1.

This license is copied below, and is also available with a FAQ at: http://scripts.sil.org/OFL

SIL Open Font License

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World|Strike Tournament Season One

Welcome to World|Strike Tournament Season One!

World|Strike Tournament Season One is a series of webcam tournaments featuring World|Strike – but that’s not all! In addition to World|Strike-only play, some events in Season One feature true community crossplay, supporting other community sets!

Quick Links

Tournament Season One Points Leaderboard

Team Bayformers Discord

Tournament Season One Event Calendar

Past event: 8 February – 20 February 2021
Encounter 1
Webcam Tournament, featuring Wave 1-5 plus World|Strike
Winner: VJakson-Brian | Encounter 1 at smash.gg | Decklists at teletraan1.net
Past event: 3 April – 17 April 2021
Encounter 2 featuring Alpha Trion Protocols
Webcam Tournament, featuring Wave 1-5 plus World|Strike plus ATP 1-3
Winner: [BF] Champion | Encounter 2 at smash.gg | Decklists at teletraan1.net
Beginning of May
Encounter 3
Webcam Tournament, featuring Wave 1-5 plus World|Strike
Registration link coming soon
Mid-June
Encounter 4 featuring The Ark Wave One
Webcam Tournament, featuring Wave 1-5 plus World|Strike plus The Ark Wave 1
Registration link coming soon
Beginning of August
Encounter 5
Webcam Tournament, featuring Wave 1-5 plus World|Strike
Registration link coming soon
Post-season
Details to be announced approximately mid-season

Affiliated Events

Current event: 8 May – 29 May
SDot’s Battlegroundz VI: Masters of Battle
Webcam Tournament, featuring Wave 1-3
Masters of Battle at smash.gg

Also, between Encounter tournaments, a few impromptu “Break This!” two-day events will be held. These round-robin tournaments will have greatly relaxed banlists accepting many different community sets and cards. Expect chaos and fun as wildly-divergent cards collide!

Requirements

Want to play some games? Let’s get prepped! To participate in World|Strike Tournament Season One, you’ll need to appropriately ready yourself.

1. Download and print Wave BFA World|Strike

World|Strike Tournament Season One will primarily support Team Bayformers’ Wave BFA World|Strike set for the Transformers TCG. Therefore, you will need to download and print these cards in order to participate.

Download World|Strike!

A handy guide for printing Transformers TCG community sets

2. Join the Team Bayformers Discord

The primary hub for Tournament Season One play is the Team Bayformers Discord. Since all tournament play will occur in the Discord, you will need to join the server.

Join the Team Bayformers Discord server!

The affiliated Eye of the Matrix featuring World|Strike event will be held on the EotM Discord.

3. Get set up for webcam-based play

You’ll need to be able to show your online opponent what’s on your gaming table – and a webcam is the way to achieve that for Tournament Season One. Beforehand, ensure your webcam and lighting are ideal before stepping into a match. You can use an empty Voice channel in the Team Bayformers to perform checks.

4. Register for individual Tournament Season One events via smash.gg and teletraan1.net

Each Encounter tournament in Tournament Season One will have its own registration link on smash.gg. Each of these links will be announced on Team Bayformers social media a couple of weeks before the start of the event, as well as the Team Bayformers Discord.

In addition to registration, the deck list for each participant is required to be registered at teletraan1.net for review at least a day before the start of each event. Each registrant should submit both their Discord handle as well as the link to their deck list via our Contact form.

5. Engage and play in our Discord

The primary channels for tournament play are #tournament-chat and #tournament-results. Pay attention to announcements, including when rounds begin. Players will be required to sync with their opponents and schedule a time to play in our Standard Match voice channels over webcam.

When reporting your match score, the winner should use the #tournament-results channel using the following format:

{@first-player-handle} #number-of-wins {@second-player-handle} #number-of-wins

Example:

@[BF] billmoo 2 @[BF] Champion 1 ggz!

Rules

Default ban list / permitted cards

Be sure to check the individual Encounter tournament details for the allowed cards and ban lists for each event.

For Encounters 1, 3, and 5, Wave 1-5 as well as Wave BFA World|Strike will be allowed.

The default WotC ban list is in effect for all Encounter tournaments:

Additionally, one character card and one battle card from the core game are banned:

Encounter Tournament Format

Each of the Encounter tournaments will be Swiss in format. The total number of rounds will be dependent on the number of registrants. Each match will be the best 2 out of 3 games.

The smash.gg tournament listing sets pairings for each event. It will be up to each paired player to contact each other and schedule a time for their match. Try your best to complete your match within two days. If, for some reason, you cannot make a game time within two days’ time, you can concede the match or reach out to a Judge and the opposing player to see if alternate arrangements can be made.

To report match results, use the #tournament-results channel in the Team Bayformers Discord.

Assuming each event has more than 16 registered players, a Top 8 cut will occur after the Swiss rounds have concluded with a Single Elimination tree.

Judges

Judges will be available during each event for rulings. Each Judge is marked with the “Judges” role in the Team Bayformers Discord. Judges will be using the World|Strike Rules and FAQ to assist in rulings; keep this page handy to resolve issues. Our Judges are also responsible for review of submitted deck lists. Judges will reach out with feedback if a deck list is not approved for use.

Webcam Rules, Etiquette, and Tips

Do not cheat. All handling of cards should be done in view of the opposing player on webcam, including shuffling and drawing. Place your hand face-down on the table when it is not being viewed. Players caught cheating will be removed from the event. We have already banned players for cheating in events outside of Tournament Season One.

Do not intentionally slow-play. If you have a complaint in this regard, note this to a Judge during a match.

Both players should play their matches within a 60 minute time limit. However, extensions of game time can occur with mutual agreement between players at the beginning of each match. Report your results promptly in the #tournament-results channel at the end of the match.

Avoid using proxies for cards from the core game. However, if you do use proxies, ensure that the cards are easily read from the opponent’s webcam by using high-quality photo prints. Do not use scribbled or drawn cards.

Use markers to track damage that are easy to read. Highly-reflective damage trackers may be difficult to view over webcam.

Use patience when dealing with technical issues. Players are attending from across the globe, and problems are inevitable. Players can utilize the option to extend their game clocks to compensate for lost time, but disputes can be decided with the input of a Judge.

Tournament Season One Scoring

Each player that fully participates in an Encounter event will earn points toward the full Season and its available prize pool.

  • A participant that plays at least half of their matches and has a legitimate reason for dropping out (as judged by organizers) earns 1 point.
  • A participant that plays from the beginning to end of their matches earns an additional 2 points (for a total of 3).
  • A player making the top cut earns an additional point (for a total of 4).
  • The champion of the Encounter event earns an additional point (for a total of 5).

In addition, those that participate in Team Bayformers Affiliated events (such as EotM featuring World|Strike) can earn points for participation using the following rules:

  • A participant that plays at least half of their matches and has a legitimate reason for dropping out (as judged by organizers) earns 1 point.
  • A participant that plays from the beginning to end of their matches earns an additional point (for a total of 2).

At the end of the regular Season, points will be tallied. Those that rate at the top will have selection priority from our Seasonal prize pool, with items not offered anywhere else in the community.

To see the current point rankings in Tournament Season One, check out the Leaderboard.

TFTCG Constructed Play

The remainder of the rules for events in Tournament Season One follow the structure of other events typical of Constructed Transformers TCG play. You can find the rules for Constructed Play at tf-rules.info.

Prize Support

Prizes for participation in World|Strike’s inaugural season come in two levels: per-event and seasonal. Accordingly, each event will have its own list of available incentives. Please see the registration links to see the prize pool available for each Encounter Tournament.

For the prizes that will be offered at the end of Tournament Season One, the full list of prize support is still being compiled. In advance of this, we can release the following details.

Those that log at least a 75% participation level in Tournament Season One will receive an exclusive bot mode Gilthor, Chained Amalgamation art print! Those in the US will receive free shipping; those outside the US will need to pay for shipping to receive the art print.

Eventually, one person will be deemed the supreme player of World|Strike Tournament Season One (the specific details to be announced in the midseason). That person will have the opportunity to select from a number of exquisite prizes – one of which is a mint-in-sealed-box BotCon 2002 Cyclonus.

Sealed BotCon 2002 Cyclonus

Donate to Team Bayformers

If you would like to contribute to Team Bayformers and assist with the costs of producing art and prize support, visit our Donation page.

The Future

More Tournament Seasons supporting World|Strike and future content are sure to happen! The best place to keep up-to-date on Season and gameplay developments is Team Bayformers social media and the Team Discord. Join us there and chat with us about everything that’s incoming!

Facebook: Team Bayformers
Twitter: Team Bayformers
Instagram: Team Bayformers
Discord: Team Bayformers

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Wave BFA World|Strike 1.0 Released!

Wait no more! #teambayformers is pleased to bring you the official 1.0 release of Wave BFA World|Strike. Get your cards today!

We’re going to give all #transformerstcg players a little bit of time to get to know the cards in World|Strike – but don’t get too comfortable! In 4 weeks time comes the official 2021 World|Strike Tournament Season. Details are coming on our upcoming season, but put February 8th on your calendar and prepare for everything we have in store. Expect the unexpected as the first community-set crossplay tournaments head for the nearest gaming table!

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Wave BFA World|Strike has gone gold!

All of the pieces are finally in place. We in Team Bayformers are excited to bring you the 1.0 Release of Wave BFA World|Strike. Look to our Downloads page over the next few days as we produce the final version of all of the fun new cards for the #transformerstcg! And stay tuned for upcoming news about what’s next for Team Bayformers as we prepare to support Wave BFA.

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Reveal: Crash the Bash

Oh, we know that “spoiler season” for Wave BFA World|Strike is over… but that doesn’t mean we can’t talk about awesome cards! So how about we talk about crashing the next Transformers TCG party with the power of the Squeeze? And this one was brought to you by the line art talents of Bayformers’ very own billmoo and the fantastic colors of KrinSyn!

When Wave 5 was released, and players started discovering the utilities (and horrors) of Fangry and Horri-Bull, something was missing. Where, oh where, was the last of the original G1 Small Headmasters? Where was the crabbiest of the Nebulon-partnered Decepticons? As one that grew up with a treasured Squeezeplay, I felt the void immensely.

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Rules and FAQ

Wave BFA World|Strike

General Questions

Which version do I download and print?

Use the embedded fonts versions of the PDFs unless your computer or printing solution doesn’t render the fonts; if so, use the rasterized versions.

Use the professional bleed versions if you’re looking for a professional look or you’re printing cards via a service. If you’re cutting with scissors at home, use the no-bleed home cut versions.

If your printing solution doesn’t like PDFs, you can download the bleed version of card images either individually from the Gallery or as a ZIP file.

If you have already printed a previous version of a wave of cards and would like to only print cards that have been changed/errata’d in the newest version, download and print a Service Pack PDF or ZIP. Service Packs only include cards that have been changed/errata’d between versions.

Fonts aren’t showing up! What gives?

Try downloading the embedded fonts versions of the PDFs to your device directly using the Download option instead of just previewing the PDFs in Google Docs. Otherwise, use the rasterized versions.

Gameplay Questions

Action Masters

Action Master is a new character trait introduced in Wave BFA World|Strike. Most Action Masters cannot transform. Most begin in bot mode.

The following Action Masters are in Wave BFA World|Strike:

  • Axor, Opportunistic Fencer
Action Master trait

Allicons

Allicon is a new character trait introduced in Wave BFA World|Strike.

The following Allicons are in Wave BFA World|Strike:

  • Allicon Aronik, Killer Croc
  • Allicon Eyuk, Big Scavenger
Allicon trait

Characters in multiple factions

Characters like Optimus Prime, Dark Awakening belong to multiple factions at once – in Dark Awakening’s case, Autobot and Quintesson. They are not disallowed for the purposes of Spotlight Stratagems. For example, Decepticon Exhaust, Consumptive Condottiere is valid for either Villainous Spotlight or Enterprising Spotlight. Additionally, both Armada, Herald of Shrouds and Decepticon Exhaust would be able to use a Scoundrel’s Blaster.

Judges

Judge is a new character trait introduced in Wave BFA World|Strike. Judges cannot transform. Judges begin the game in bot mode.

The following Judges are in Wave BFA World|Strike:

  • Deliberata, Judger and the Judged
  • Klementia, Medical Magistrate
Judge trait

Sharkticons

Sharkticon is a new character trait introduced in Wave BFA World|Strike.

The following Sharkticons are in Wave BFA World|Strike:

  • Sharkticon Biter, Brazen Berserker
  • Sharkticon Chomp, Craving Carnivore
  • Sharkticon Gnaw, Gluttonous Gourmand
  • Sharkticon Peck, Protoform Pup
Sharkticon trait

Tentacle Upgrades

Similar to Battle Master, Tentacle is a new Upgrade Trait introduced in Wave BFA World|Strike.

The following Tentacle Upgrades are in Wave BFA World|Strike:

  • Ancient Security Tentacle
  • Forked Tentacle
  • Litigious Tentacle
Tentacle trait

Battle cards

All-Out Attack

This card has errata in 1.1. This errata was issued by the Aequitas rulings committee.

Angolmois Surge

Unicron, Chaos Bringer is a character from the community-created Unicron Raid.

Are These Wires Important?

As of this writing, the only characters in the abilities box that are relevant to play either with cards in the official game or cards created by Team Bayformers are the following:

  • Beasts (introduced in Wave 4)
  • Dinobots (Wave 1)
  • Firecons (Wave 3)
  • Trypticon (Wave 4)

Armed to the Teeth

This card will also allow you to play in multiples Weapons that can fit into a single Weapons slot, including Tentacle Upgrades and Multi-Missile Pod.

Aspect of Laughter

This card has errata in 1.1.

Assuming Control

As of this writing, the only characters in the abilities box that exist either in cards in the official game or cards created by Team Bayformers are the following:

  • Judges (introduced in Wave BFA)
  • Bombshell (Wave 1 and 2)
  • Mindwipe (Wave 5)
  • Soundwave (Wave 3 and Blaster vs. Soundwave)
  • Trypticon (Wave 4)

CNA-Encoded Armory

As of this writing, the only Upgrades that can be returned from the scrap pile via CNA-Encoded Armory are the following:

  • Body Armor
  • Covert Armor
  • Polydermal Graft (Wave BFA)
  • Power Sword

Discordant Cacophony

This card will have errata in 1.2.

As of this writing, the only characters in the abilities box that exist either in cards in the official game or cards created by Team Bayformers are the following:

  • Motorcycles (introduced in Wave 1)
  • Blaster (Blaster vs. Soundwave)
  • Frenzy (Blaster vs. Soundwave)
  • Jazz (Wave 1)
  • Soundblaster (Wave 4)
  • Soundwave (Wave 3 and Blaster vs. Soundwave)

“Dutch”

This card has errata in 1.1.

Forked Tentacle

Using multiple Forked Tentacles does not allow you to select more than two separate choices from a list of abilities.

Loading the Cannon

Play 3 Loading the Cannons in conjunction with Sergeant Kup, Veteran Sergeant and the Stratagem Death Crystal Cannon.

Premature Firing

This pre-release battle card is not valid for play in current release versions. Future waves may reintroduce this card.

Secret Missive

This card has errata in 1.1.

Shield Crash

This card has errata in 1.1.

Shield Crash effectively swaps your chosen character’s Attack and Defense values at the moment of play. Events that modify those values after the moment of play (like flips) work as normal.

Squid Pro Quo

For the Decepticon chosen for Squid Pro Quo, the bonus attack can stack due to counters placed on that Decepticon from other cards that turn.

The Dweller Awakens

This is revealed whenever the opponent plays an Action that would reveal or trigger any Secret Action in play. For example, if you have a face-down Infiltrate and a face-down The Dweller Awakens and the opponent plays a Peace Through Tyranny, you would flip both since the Peace Through Tyranny triggers Infiltrate.

The Power to Bite

This pre-release battle card is not valid for play in current release versions. Future waves may reintroduce this card.

Turnabout Snare

This card has errata in 1.1.

At reveal, Turnabout Snare effectively swaps the attacker’s Attack and Defense values. Events that modify those values after reveal (like flips) work as normal.

United Against Tyranny

Press the Advantage is banned in many formats (including Bayformers-sponsored formats), but recent tournaments have shown its ability matches current card power levels post-Wave 5. United Against Tyranny is intended to be a PtA replacement that allows for PtA’s general card utility without PtA’s degenerate green battle icon.

We recommend that formats that have both unbanned Press the Advantage and support Team Bayformers cards also ban United Against Tyranny, as it is intended to be a replacement for PtA.

Characters

Axor, Opportunistic Fencer

When Axor, Opportunistic Fencer’s ability is activated for your Mercenary, the Bounty activated still belongs to the Mercenary and not to Axor. For example, Axor cannot repair 3 of his damage due to activating Detritus’s Bounty, though Detritus should repair 3 damage on Detritus.

Gilthor, Chained Amalgamation

For his alt mode ability, the enemy is not required to take the damage in order to be flipped. For example, where the opponent’s Flamewar is Upgraded with a Holomatter Projector, it can still be flipped by your Gilthor, Chained Amalgamation when Gilthor is flipped to alt mode.

Mind Control Collar

Its bot mode ability triggers KO effects normally, like Decepticon Quake’s.

Mind Control Helmet

Its bot mode ability triggers KO effects normally, like Decepticon Quake’s.

Nacelle, Eager Aerospace Engineer

As of this writing, these are all the Decepticons that can benefit from his abilities.

  • Arcana
  • Blackwing, Aerial Attacker
  • Bombshell, Insecticon Mind-Controller
  • Breakdown, Paranoid Scout
  • Brisko
  • Chasm
  • Deadlock, Bounty Hunter
  • Divebomb, Aerial Assault
  • Grax
  • Kreb
  • Mixmaster, Materials Fabrication
  • Monxo
  • Predacon Headstrong, Ground Assault
  • Raider Ion Storm, Infantry – Rainmaker
  • Raider Nightstick, Ground Force – Weapons
  • Raider Ravage, Espionage – Saboteur
  • Raider Runabout, Infantry – Soldier
  • Raider Runamuck, Infantry – Soldier
  • Ramjet, Sky Smasher
  • Ruckus, Combat Assault
  • Starscream, Decepticon Lieutenant
  • Thrust, Supersonic Interceptor

Optimus Prime, Dark Awakening

In bot mode, Optimus Prime, Dark Awakening gains the benefits of his faction Upgrade ability as long as the faction Upgrades on him aren’t Autobot or Quintesson.

As of this writing, these are all the faction Upgrades that Optimus Prime, Dark Awakening can utilize to buff your team.

Autobot

Any Autobot Upgrade, though Noble’s Blaster also has a [G] pip

Decepticon
  • Electro-Optical Visor
  • Energon Mace
  • Fusion Cannon of Megatron
  • Hazardous Shield
  • Null-Ray of Starscream
Mercenary
  • Black Mail (Wave BFA)
  • Dutch (Wave BFA)
  • Subcontractor Agreement (Wave BFA)
  • Valuable Contract
Quintesson

Any valid Quintesson Upgrade

Sharkticon Biter, Brazen Berserker

This card has errata in 1.1.

Tow-Line, Signals Engineer

Tow-Line’s bot mode ability, when it qualifies on the battle flip, can return a face-up Secret Action or an Action you played during the turn in your hand after the battle.

Stratagems

Brutal Conditioning

This card has errata in 1.1.

Colossal Cannons

This card has errata in 1.1.

Hit Me With That Beat

Knowing the current amount of damage on Autobot Jazz, Special Ops is important to determine how much damage he takes when his alt mode ability triggers. For example, if he is at full health and an incoming attack triggers his alt mode ability, he first takes 1 point of damage, and then cannot take more than 1 damage for the attack. If he has 4 damage counters, first he takes 1 damage, and then cannot take more than 5 damage for the attack.

In the Name of Slingshot

This card has errata in 1.1.

I’ve Got Your Back

This pre-release Stratagem is not valid for play in current release versions. Future waves may reintroduce this card.

Off-Road Cycle

This card is the errata’d version of Vehicle: Off-Road Cycle starting in 1.2. See also the stratagem entry for Vehicle: Off-Road Cycle.

Orbital Command

Your Orbital Command only grants the Guardian trait to the combined Captain Omega Supreme, Transport • City Defender, and not to each of his three individual components.

Pit of Judgement

Your Judge must currently be on the battlefield (and not only in your KO area) in order to use Pit of Judgement to return KO’d Sharkticons to the battlefield. If you use I Still Function! or a similar effect to return a KO’d Judge to the battlefield, you may use Pit of Judgement to return a KO’d Sharkticon to the battlefield while the Judge is still on the battlefield. There are currently no methods to add swarm counters to Pit of Judgement beyond the initial starting team composition.

Sound the Alarm

This card has errata in 1.1.

Stuck on You

This card has errata in 1.1.

The Last Line of Defense

This card has errata in 1.1.

Hawkhammer tested this.

The Solo Job

You are required to have a single Mercenary amongst the members of your starting team. The Mercenary can be a dual-faction Mercenary, like Decepticon Exhaust.

Thermal Reciprocation

This card has errata in 1.1.

The stat bonuses on Thermal Reciprocation affect all stat boxes in each mode of Autobot Powerglide, Haughty Show-Off. Therefore, with this Stratagem in play, Powerglide in alt mode has 3 Attack and 10 Health, Powerglide in bot mode has 4 Attack and 10 Health, and the S2 Thermal Reciprocator grants +3 Attack to an upgraded character.

Third Party Brigade

This card has errata in 1.1.

Unlike when playing Recon System, when playing this Stratagem and attacking with your Combaticons, you do not flip an additional card after scrapping the first black pip card you flip. This is a designed drawback of playing this Stratagem.

This Gun for Hire

This card has errata in 1.1.

The stat bonuses on This Gun for Hire affect all stat boxes in each mode of Shockblast, Galactic Man. Therefore, with this Stratagem in play, Shockblast in alt mode has 4 Attack and 9 Health, Shockblast in bot mode has 3 Attack and 9 Health, and the Astro Magnum grants +3 Attack to an upgraded character.

V2 Sonicsurge Drone Armor

If your opponent attacks one of your characters when all of your characters are untapped and you tap your Raider Ravage, Espionage · Saboteur to boost their defense, Raider Ravage does not become the sole valid target for the opponent’s attack due to its tapping, as it is being tapped after the opponent has chosen a defender. See the Official Expanded Rules for further questions on the relevant attack timing.

Vehicle: Off-Road Cycle

This card will have errata in 1.2. See also the stratagem entry for Off-Road Cycle.

This Stratagem primarily exists as a teaser for future new mechanics. The Vehicle descriptor does not currently grant any additional abilities beyond what is stated in the reminder text. When this is flipped, return a Sidecar Artillery from your scrap pile to your hand. This can only happen once per game.

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