(SPECIAL NOTE: THIS IS AN ELO DISCUSSION. IGNORE ALL NON-ELO THOUGHTS IN YOUR MIND.)
I'm sorry...I don't know where to put this (I look ALL around for a suggestion board), but I have to say this.
The Rescue Deck? Is pretty overpowered and is ruining the game.
I know I say this loosely and people are like 'YOU CAN BEAT THEM', but honestly? It's rediculous.
Let's take a look at the bonus. +12 attack (In a monodeck...Which...Does anyone NOT monodeck a Rescue in ELO?). This doesn't have a stoprate...where as the only deck that can negate it completely is the Nightmare deck. Otherwise, Montana's can minus 12, but it'll only take it down to 8 minimum.
Now...Let's say you use Nightmare. Cool...They're +12 is gone. Neat-o! But...Let's face it...MOST OF THE RESCUE DECK ALL HAVE ABILITIES TOO. There's two cards (GET IT...TWO) on the REscue that are 'non abilitied' and even then? They're pretty damn good.
Not only that...but the Nightmare deck? They're best cards are very bulky (Read as: Plenty of Stars), and the ones who aren't bulky don't have amazing abilities that up your power to 10, or your damage to 8.
Oh, and Nightmare only has one 'SOA'. Yea. Let's not forget that.
Beyond that, you could stop all of their abilities with the sexy Gheist, or Roots. But...Hey...Look at that amazing +12 damage.
Now, as far as it ruining the game? Rescue has 15, check it, 15 (Marco's sitting on the NON-ELO bench) characters...who...really <Continued>
I think some of the trouble is the starting decks that people get. I see so many Gary, Mort Bax, and Cell that I'm assuming these are all in there. There just aren't many higher power cards and Montana/Nightmare are too expensive to play well. I started with a much more balanced Wanda, Svelthlana, Pino, Meyen, Brutox, Dan, Venus, and Flyer.
The cards in the starting deck will influence which cards are the next to buy. Maybe mix in some Roots and Junkz who are cheap and can beat Rescue. The trouble is that no one starts with Roots so they are not the first cards bought either. I don't think it would over power the starting decks too much to start with Gibson for example, since he levels up slowly but is a great Rescue stopper. Lilly would also be okay I think.