Set Reading Saturday

This is an idea I have for a series where I show a random set of units and then talk about how I'd approach the set, explaining my thought process as best I can. If people like it I can do one every Saturday. Since set reading involves drawing on many different strategic concepts, I... Continue Reading →

Short Term vs Long Term

One of the more interesting types of decision you have to make in Prismata is whether to invest in the long term or the short term. Compare Tarsier and Grimbotch: Tarsier is a long term investment, since it takes a while to build and sticks around for the rest of the game. Grimbotch is a... Continue Reading →

Absorber Rankings

It's time to learn more about the different absorbers in the game. In The Standard Style I recommended that you go for the biggest absorber in the set - the idea being, absorb is broken, so you want to get as much absorb as possible. This is a good starting point for beginners, but here... Continue Reading →

Introduction to Set Reading

We looked at small-picture stuff in Common Openings: exactly what units to buy, in what order. So now it's time to look at big-picture stuff: reading the random set and coming up with a strategy. The random set is the defining feature of Prismata - it forces players to come up with new strategies at... Continue Reading →

Common Openings

Prismata isn't a game where you can use the same opening every time; the random set changes things up too much from match to match. That said, you need to start somewhere, with some good go-to builds that you can lean on. In this post I'm going to go over the most common openings used... Continue Reading →

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