Strategy Session - Contentious Barrier

Contentious Barrier

Card Name: Contentious Barrier
Card Type: Pump
Keyword(s): Utility
Discipline Requirement(s): Universal (2 or greater)
Resource/Maintain Costs: 3/-
Momentum: Response
Gametext: Target opponent must pay for this card As a -, target opponent may Destroy this card and gain (4).
Flavor Text: "We're gonna build a wall to keep those Dracs out!  It'll be huge!" - Gerald Grunt, Vanguard Order Chief
Atribute Modifiers: none
Illustrator: Patrik Björkström
Card Set/Number: PC 007

 

What if you could throw a wall up between your Gladiator and it’s attacker? That’s what this card does! It also makes your opponent pay for it!

As a response, you can throw this card out and make a target opponent pay for it. This means that they will pay the 3 Resources from their own… and if they don’t have enough, you can’t play this card. They can, as a negative action, get rid of the wall and get their Resources back (with a little extra as a thank you).
If you are able to play the card, it gives you some shielding to reduce their attack(s) and if they decide that they just want to get rid of the wall, they have to pass the Momentum back to you before they can continue their onslaught.

This card is a useful way to stall your opponent and throw a wrench into their plans. You have to be careful, if they spend all of their Resources and don’t have enough for this card, you won’t be able to play it!

This card is an excellent foil to cards like Pol-tec Bladebot or any other Character that Attacks for 1. It isn’t an automatic play, but if it’ll keep your Character alive, it’s usually worth playing.

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