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Mirror Shield


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Card Info


Title: Mirror Shield
Cost:

2 coins

Quantity:

x2

Play:

Play when a territory you occupy is targeted by the Great Fox Laser.

Description:

Roll a 6-sided die. Target a new territory based on the roll. 1: No change 2: Cockpit 3: Passenger Quarters 4: Engine Room 5: Loading Bay 6: Negate the Laser entirely.

Notes

The Mirror Shield gives Link the ability to reflect energy attacks, and when your legions of Fanboys don them, they will reflect back the mightiest Laser in the Lylat system. With the Mirror Shield card, you have the chance to deflect the Great Fox Laser Strike, sending it back into space and possibly back at the Great Fox, itself.

Both cards have screenshots from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. They picture the Spirit Temple, which Link has to visit multiple times in time, and where he eventually acquires the Mirror Shield. The Mirror Shield is another reoccurring item in the Zelda series, but I felt its presence in OoT represented the card best. One image shows the shield in all its reflective and polished glory, and one shows Link using it to reflect rays of light back into the sky. This is exactly what redirecting the Great Fox Laser could look like, just on a smaller scale.

Clarifications



Can I wait to play this card until after my opponent has rolled for the Stike?

No. You must play this card as soon as the opponent declares the targeted territory. Roll for the card, and then roll to see if the Strike is successful. You may end up equipping the Mirror Shield, only to have the Great Fox to miss your Fanboys entirely.




Images depict copyrighted material and are
owned by the copyright holder, likely
Nintendo or its affiliates, unless otherwise
stated. It is believed that its use here falls under
fair use guidelines.

Previous Versions

The original Mirror Shield may have been one of the most poorly designed cards in the first generations of War of the Fanboys, though it was well intentioned. There was just never a time when it was useful or made a difference in a game. And the fact that you have to lose dice rolls for it to be effective made it all the less appealing. The artwork comes from the Ocarina of Time handbook. The pattern on the shield would be revised in later versions of the game, though I doubt the book was ever reprinted to reflect the change.

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Jonni

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Posted: 2016-12-15 02:41:44
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