When is it a good idea to have more than 8 cards in a type two deck?
Now I can't decide between Gertrud and Burger - All I would like to know is if it would not be a bad idea to include both?
Another, unrelated question - what, in general, is the difference, tactics-wise and card choice-wise, between Survivor, Deathmatch, and regular type 2 (DT)?
It isn't good having more than 8 characters on your deck, period. That's because it will make your chances of drawing your best cards smaller.
Depends, in an Ulu Watu/ Sakrohm You will mostly have a 4/3 and Leader built, but when I play ulu Bangers I want both clans to have the same chance of getting their bonus so I do 4/4/ Leader
St3f: Then you are just saying you don't care that much about drawing the Leader, instead of a 50% shot, your deck now has 36% chances of drawing it. Every deck has that card you want to draw on every hand, and you just make the chances of that happening smaller by playing 9 cards.
The ONLY reason it is justifiable to have 9+ cards on your deck is if you are trying to make a T2 deck with many low-star cards. Otherwise you are just hurting yourself by thinking that way
It really depends on you though, no matter what everyone else says. I got my best survivor finish (12 wins) running an 8 card Ulu Watu + Ambre deck. I don't have it on preset but it was the 4 main 5 stars (hiki, tan-man, lulabee, and Stanly) with Shayna, Buck, Wee Lee and Zack. Now most people would say I shouldn't have had Zack in there, but I wanted to carry some SoA just in case, and he definitely saved my bacon during the run for 12. So really it depends on you. If you like playing Python that much and you're comfortable playing him in a T2 setting, I don't think you're wrong for playing a 9 card deck.
that being said, in THAT deck, I'd drop him