Wesley's STCCG card of the day #191

Hi, folks,

the last AU counterspell:


Interrupt, common AU.
Destroys all Event cards in play at any one spaceline location (including those on ships).
"A Douwd, a race of sentient energy beings of 'disguises and false surroundings'. He is capable of using his enormous powers to stop threats with a single thought."
The second variant of Kevin. One advantage, two disadvantages.

Advantage: He can eliminate more than one event card at a time. If they are at the same location. Great for killing such nasty combos as Gaps in Normal Space + Subspace Warp Rift or two Distortion Fields.

Disadvantage #1 (small): Cannot get rid of Artifacts played as events. So no removing of that #?&%$ Kurlan Naiskos.

Disadvantage #2 (really large): Can't get rid of all the global events. And this includes all the really powerful ones. Red Alert, Traveler, Static Warp Bubble, Anti-Time Anomaly, Bynars Weapon Enhancement, Metaphasic and Nutational Shields, Genetronic Replicator, Revolving Door, Lower decks, Captain's Log.

Also, unfortunately cannot kill a Q-Net, which is on the spaceline, but not as a location or on a location. It just goes "between two locations".

So what's the final deal? If you time it right, you can take out several events with one card. Like a nasty combo plus two more on opponent's ships or outpost. But these plays are quite rare, considering that for speed, many players will not include more than 8 events in their decks. And on the average, at least four of them are global:
Red Alert and the Traveler are staples and almost everyone will have at least one defensive Enhancer (Replicator and/or Shield Enhancer) in play. And count on a SWB, TAK or Captain's Log, too. So maybe four events that go on the spaceline or a single ship. Maybe six, if you are very lucky. With twelve locations in play, that gives you a good chance of not seeing any two of them at the same location.

Take to this the problem that you might have an event at the same location you'd rather not sacrifice you will soon return to using the regular Kevin. I definitely did.

BTW: Unlike Countermanda this one is vulnerable to Q2. And before anyone flames me: Countermanda has once (Warp pack release time) been ruled to be considered an Amanda Rogers card, but the newer Colon Rule says the contrary, so that one goes away with Amanda and not with Q2.

BTW2: Like the real Kevin he cannot stop instant effects of Events as they always come into function for at least a fractional time unit. So even the real Kevin cannot stop Yellow Alert from dispelling your Red Alert.

Favorite combo(s):

Wesley's rating:                2.5
Cole's rating:                  5.0
Conner's rating:                6.0
Hal's rating:                   5.0
Heather's rating:               6.0 (Quote: "Newbie's Kevin Uxbridge")
Jack's rating:                  6.0
John's rating:                  4.0
Lore's rating:                  8.0
Movar's rating:                 4.0
Ray's rating:                   6.0
Serge's rating:                 2.0
Tony's rating:                  4.0
AVERAGE RATING:                 4.9

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