TheCandyMan

Emperor

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2 hours ago, Lasraik said:

The first Ive heard about the format is during the Spotlight thread, sounds like fun tho

It can be very fun if you make sure the emperor decks are balanced compared to each other.

Typically the emperor decks are control or allyboosting and the wings are aggro or pillowforty

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In our group, we play a modified 2-v-2 version of Emperor, which we call "Over the Mountain". It's much better than 2HG, as players can act independently. The big change is the left side can only attack the other player on the left, unless they use the attack phase to move the creature over the mountain, and the life total is still shared. 

When we have 6 people, we have used Emperor rules. The one big change we made is that Planeswalkers must be planted on one side. Otherwise, since the player in the middle can't be attacked (in our version), PWs are too overpowered. 

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Oh, I didn't realize the mountain version was different, that's what we played. Everyone took individual turns and attacked the opponent on their side, but the Emperor had a "sphere of influence" of a sort. They could interact with the grunts up front, but not the other emperor until one of the front guys died. Or, alternatively, we'd play 2-people deep (1 emperor and 4 players per team) and the emperor could only interact with the "front row" of people. If someone died, then they'd be interacting with the "front row" opponent on one wing and the "back row" opponent on the other side. Then it became a choice, do you want to bum-rush the weak side and try to hit the emperor fast or plan for the long game by focusing on the weaker side.  It all depending on which decks were being played! :)

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