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Team Bayformers Fonts License

Copyright © 2021, Team Bayformers (www.bayformers.net), with Reserved Font Name Bayformers-TFTCG.

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

Version 1.1 – 26 February 2007

Preamble

The goals of the Open Font License (OFL) are to stimulate worldwide development of collaborative font projects, to support the font creation efforts of academic and linguistic communities, and to provide a free and open framework in which fonts may be shared and improved in partnership with others.

The OFL allows the licensed fonts to be used, studied, modified and redistributed freely as long as they are not sold by themselves. The fonts, including any derivative works, can be bundled, embedded, redistributed and/or sold with any software provided that any reserved names are not used by derivative works. The fonts and derivatives, however, cannot be released under any other type of license. The requirement for fonts to remain under this license does not apply to any document created using the fonts or their derivatives.

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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 | 2nd place: The1Dutchy | 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 | 2nd place: Brettasaurus | Encounter 2 at smash.gg | Decklists at teletraan1.net
Past event: 30 May – 24 June 2021
Encounter 3
Webcam Tournament, featuring Wave 1-5 plus World|Strike
Winner: Brettasaurus | 2nd place: Ogar | Encounter 3 at smash.gg | Decklists at teletraan1.net
Past event: 31 July – 21 August 2021
Encounter 4 featuring The Ark Wave One
Webcam Tournament, featuring Wave 1-5 plus World|Strike plus The Ark Wave One
Winner: Brettasaurus | 2nd place: Legendary | Encounter 4 at smash.gg | Decklists at teletraan1.net
Current event: 25 September – 16 October 2021
Encounter 5 featuring Turbo Revving Old Punks Phase One
Webcam Tournament, featuring Wave 1-5 plus World|Strike plus Turbo Revving Old Punks Phase One
Encounter 5 at smash.gg
Future event: End of October
The Omega Invitational
Webcam Tournament, featuring Wave 1-4 plus World|Strike plus 1C Open
Invite only with Last Chance Qualifying options
Details coming soon

Also, at random times, a few impromptu Break This!” two-day events will be held. These round-robin tournaments will have greatly relaxed ban lists 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!

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 decklist 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 decklist 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 the 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.

Starting with the Omega Invitational event, any cards issued by Team Bayformers under the 1C Open badge are permitted.

  • Lie in Wait (replaces Security Checkpoint as of OI 2021)
  • Take the Shot (replaces Peace Through Tyranny as of OI 2021)

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

Additionally, one character card and three battle cards 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 the review of submitted decklists. Judges will reach out with feedback if a decklist 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 webcams.

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 other Team Bayformers events (such as a Break This! event) can earn points for participation using the following rules:

  • A participant that plays from the beginning to end of their matches earns a point.

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. The points leader will also be crowned the Tournament Season One Competitive Champion.

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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Bayformers

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

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’re specifically looking to print via makeplayingcards.com, use the images in the ZIP files.

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

House Rules

Team Bayformers has the following house rules in effect for all events (unless otherwise specified in a given event’s details). These rules may conflict with rulings and events elsewhere in the Transformers TCG community.

Belligerence / End Hostilities

Until Aequitas provides more clarity to the interaction between Belligerence and End Hostilities, Team Bayformers chooses Technomagus’s interpretation that both cards provide replacement effects that cancel each other out.

Black pips

Beginning with the start of the post-season tournament concluding World|Strike Tournament Season One in November 2021, each black pip flipped by an attacking player provides Pierce 1 to the attacking character until end of battle, as opposed to the official rules where they provide Pierce 1 until end of turn. This removes a major inconsistency in pip mechanics and brings black pips in line with other pip colors. Aequitas rulings and established Transformers TCG rules here are irrelevant, as this is a conscious choice by Team Bayformers (with input from players) to improve gameplay.

Action Master

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

The following Action Masters are in Team Bayformers content:

  • Axor, Opportunistic Fencer (Wave BFA)
Action Master trait

Allicon

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

The following Allicons are in Team Bayformers content:

  • Allicon Aronik, Killer Croc (Wave BFA)
  • Allicon Eyuk, Bog Scavenger (Wave BFA)
  • High Bailiff Bollag, Court Knight (Wave BFB)
Allicon trait

Bandit

Bandit is a keyword that was introduced in Wave BFB Waste|Lands.

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 disallowed for the purposes of Spotlight Stratagems. For example, Decepticon Exhaust, Consumptive Condottiere is not valid for Villainous Spotlight due to his status as a Mercenary, and he is not valid for Enterprising Spotlight due to his status as a Decepticon. (See also the relevant ruling on Aequitas.)

However, characters with more than one faction may qualify to use certain cards that require one of those factions. For example, both Armada, Herald of Shrouds and Decepticon Exhaust would be able to use a Scoundrel’s Blaster.

Combaticon

Combaticon is a character trait that was introduced in The Ark Wave One.

The following Combaticons are in Team Bayformers content:

  • Shockblast, Galactic Man (Wave BFA)
Combaticon trait

Drifter

Drifter is a keyword that was introduced in Wave BFB Waste|Lands.

Judge

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

The following Judges are in Team Bayformers content:

  • Deliberata, Judger and the Judged (Wave BFA)
  • Klementia, Medical Magistrate (Wave BFA)
  • Lord Kledji, Royal Ruler of Quintessa (Wave BFB)
Judge trait

Me Grimlock

Me Grimlock is a Stratagem trait that was introduced in Wave BFB Waste|Lands.

Me Grimlock trait

Oppress

Oppress is a keyword with numerical modifiers that was introduced in Wave BFB Waste|Lands.

Pretender

Pretender is a card trait that was introduced in Wave BFB Waste|Lands.

Pretender trait

Road Drone

Road Drone is a character trait that was introduced in Wave BFB Waste|Lands. Road Drones cannot transform.

The following Road Drones are in Team Bayformers content:

  • Junker Drone (Wave BFB)
  • Scrapper Drone (Wave BFB)
  • Trasher Drone (Wave BFB)
  • Waster Drone (Wave BFB)
Road Drone trait

Rolling Actions

Rolling Actions are a type of Action that was introduced in Wave BFB Waste|Lands. Rolling Actions are played on the owner’s turn tapped. While tapped, their abilities are inactive and unavailable. Rolling Actions in their owner’s played area are not scrapped at the end of turn like other played Actions. Rolling Actions become untapped at the beginning of their owner’s turn.

There are two “templates” for Rolling Actions, the “Scrap” template and the “While Untapped” template.

Rolling Actions with the “Scrap” template activate their “When Scrapped” abilities only when scrapped under the conditions specified under “Scrap”. Multiple Rolling Actions with the “Scrap” template can be scrapped at once as long as the conditions under “Scrap” are met. Rolling Actions in the “Scrap” template are colored red.

The “While Untapped” abilities listed in an untapped Rolling Action with the “While Untapped” template are immediately active, and remain active until the Rolling Action is tapped or scrapped. A Rolling Action with the “While Untapped” template must be scrapped under the conditions of the “Must Scrap” ability unless it is tapped. Rolling Actions in the “While Untapped” template are colored orange.

Sharkticon

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

The following Sharkticons are in Team Bayformers content:

  • Megatron, Sharkticon Tyrant (Wave BFB)
  • Muck Sergeant Peck, Brackish Chain-Breaker (Wave BFB)
  • Sharkticon Biter, Brazen Berserker (Wave BFA)
  • Sharkticon Chomp, Craving Carnivore (Wave BFA)
  • Sharkticon Gnaw, Gluttonous Gourmand (Wave BFA)
  • Sharkticon Peck, Protoform Pup (Wave BFA)
  • Terrorcon Rippersnapper, Tooth and Nail (Wave BFB)
Sharkticon trait

Station

A Station is a type of card ability that was introduced in Wave BFB Waste|Lands. All Vehicles have Stations, though not all Stations are on Vehicles.

Station ability icon

Tentacle

Similar to Battle Master, Tentacle is an Upgrade trait that was introduced in Wave BFA World|Strike.

The following Tentacle Upgrades are in Team Bayformers content:

  • Ancient Security Tentacle (Wave BFA)
  • Forked Tentacle (Wave BFA)
  • Litigious Tentacle (Wave BFA)
  • Monofiber Filament (Wave BFB)
  • Transfusion Cable (for Quintesson Specialists, Wave BFB)
Tentacle trait

Terrorcon

Terrorcon is a character trait that was introduced in Wave BFB Waste|Lands.

The following Terrorcons are in Team Bayformers content:

  • Abominus, Hellsparked Horror (Wave BFB)
  • Sinnertwin, Two-Faced Disgrace (Wave BFB)
  • Terrorcon Blot, Rank and Vile Rank and File (Wave BFB)
  • Terrorcon Cutthroat, Shock and Cawww (Wave BFB)
  • Terrorcon Hun-Grrr, Eaters Digest (Wave BFB)
  • Terrorcon Rippersnapper, Tooth and Nail (Wave BFB)
Terrorcon trait

Vehicle

Vehicle is a card trait that was fully introduced in Wave BFB Waste|Lands. Vehicle can be found as a trait on battle cards, characters, and Stratagems. All Vehicles have Stations, though not all Stations are on Vehicles.

Vehicle trait

Battle cards

All-Out Attack

This card has errata in Wave BFA World|Strike 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)
  • Private Dazzlestrike, Ground Command • Artillery (Wave 4)
  • Private Lionizer, Ground Command • Artillery (Wave 3)
  • Raider Ravage, Espionage • Saboteur (Wave 3)
  • Ravage, Saboteur (Blaster vs. Soundwave)
  • Steeljaw, Tracker (Blaster vs. Soundwave)
  • Trypticon, Assault Base (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 Wave BFA World|Strike 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:

  • Inquisitor Drebzik, Exhaustive Interrogator (Wave BFA)
  • Judges (introduced in Wave BFA)
  • Bombshell, Insecticon Mind-Controller (Wave 1)
  • Bombshell, Decepticon Psy-Ops (Wave 2)
  • Mindwipe, Hypnotist (Wave 5)
  • Major Soundwave, Espionage • Spy (Blaster vs. Soundwave)
  • Soundwave (Blaster vs. Soundwave)
  • Trypticon, Assault Base (Wave 4)

Belligerence

Until Aequitas provides more clarity to the interaction with End Hostilities, Team Bayformers chooses Technomagus’s interpretation that both cards provide replacement effects that cancel each other out.

CNA-Encoded Armory

As of this writing, the only Upgrades that can be returned from the scrap pile via CNA-Encoded Armory either in cards in the official game, created by Team Bayformers, or in supported community sets are the following:

  • Body Armor
  • Covert Armor
  • Energon Sword (Ark Wave One)
  • Polydermal Graft (Wave BFA)
  • Power Sword
  • Rage (TROP Phase One)

Demolition Derby

This card will have errata in Wave BFA World|Strike 1.2.

Demolition Derby’s 1.2 text is as follows:

If your opponent has at least twice the number of characters on the battlefield than you → One of your characters gets +2 ATK until end of turn.

When that character would do enough attack damage to KO an enemy this turn → If your opponent has at least twice the number of characters on the battlefield than you, untap your character.

Discordant Cacophony

This card will have errata in Wave BFA World|Strike 1.2.

The “When revealed” clause changes to the following in 1.2:

When revealed → The attacker untaps and the opponent chooses another character to attack.

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

  • Motorcycles (introduced in Wave 1)
  • Blaster, Communications (Blaster vs. Soundwave)
  • Frenzy, Warrior (Blaster vs. Soundwave)
  • Autobot Jazz, Special Ops (Wave 1)
  • Jazz, Outta Sight, Dynamite Lieutenant (Ark Wave One)
  • Sergeant Soundblaster, Weapons • Arms Dealer (Wave 4)
  • Major Soundwave, Espionage • Spy (Wave 3)
  • Soundwave, Communications (Blaster vs. Soundwave)

“Dutch”

This card has errata in Wave BFA World|Strike 1.1.

End Hostilities

Until Aequitas provides more clarity to the interaction with Beliigerence, Team Bayformers chooses Technomagus’s interpretation that both cards provide replacement effects that cancel each other out.

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.

Manipulate Time

This card will have errata in Wave BFA World|Strike 1.2.

The Tough granted by Manipulate Time lasts until end of battle.

Secret Missive

This card has minor wording errata in Wave BFA World|Strike 1.1.

Shield Crash

This card has errata in Wave BFA World|Strike 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.

Turnabout Snare

This card has errata in Wave BFA World|Strike 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 to match 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 valid Autobot Upgrade (does not self-buff Optimus Prime, Dark Awakening)

Decepticon

  • Crushing Claws (Ark Wave One)
  • Electro-Optical Visor (Wave 5)
  • Energon Mace (Wave 5)
  • Fusion Cannon of Megatron (Wave 1)
  • Hazardous Shield (Wave 4)
  • Null-Ray of Starscream (Wave 1)
  • Zarak’s Shield (Ark Wave One)

Junkion

  • Decelerator Laser (Wave BFB)
  • Head of State (Wave BFB)
  • Hodgepodge Panoply (Wave BFB)
  • Patrol Bolas (Wave BFB)

Mercenary

  • 38-Amp Ionic Plate (Wave BFB)
  • Black Mail (Wave BFA)
  • “Dutch” (Wave BFA)
  • Subcontractor Agreement (Wave BFA)
  • Valuable Contract

Quintesson

  • Any valid Quintesson Upgrade (does not self-buff Optimus Prime, Dark Awakening)

Sharkticon Biter, Brazen Berserker

This card has errata in Wave BFA World|Strike 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, Action, or Rolling Action you played during the turn in your hand after the battle.

Stratagems

Brutal Conditioning

This card has errata in Wave BFA World|Strike 1.1.

Colossal Cannons

This card has errata in Wave BFA World|Strike 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 Wave BFA World|Strike 1.1.

Off-Road Cycle

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

When one of your Action Masters takes the Turbo Saddle station, return a Sidecar Artillery from your scrap pile to your hand.

Orbital Command

This card will have errata in Wave BFA World|Strike 1.2.

In 1.2, Orbital Command costs 2 stars.

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 Wave BFA World|Strike 1.1.

Stuck on You

This card has errata in Wave BFA World|Strike 1.1.

The Last Line of Defense

This card has errata in Wave BFA World|Strike 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 Wave BFA World|Strike 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 Wave BFA World|Strike 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 Wave BFA World|Strike 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 Wave BFA World|Strike 1.2. See also the Stratagem entry for Off-Road Cycle.

This Stratagem was a prototypal teaser for mechanics fully introduced in Wave BFB.

When one of your Action Masters takes the Turbo Saddle station, return a Sidecar Artillery from your scrap pile to your hand.

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