This glossary was compiled, written, and edited by Lothari and SwanDive with the help of these amazing people: Damorquis, Danman233, Green Cricket, Gvuardya, Gwent2town, ImpairedTuxedo, Kai_a, lordgort, Molegion, Santtu2x and shinmiri2.
Special thanks to Gnurrgard for inspiring this project by sharing his knowledge on CCG theory and giving us continued feedback.
The practice of boosting the cards in your hand before they are played.
Handbuff strategies are largely employed by Scoia’tael decks as a form of carryover. Boosting a card in your hand, as opposed to on the board, means this value is largely non-interactable - that is, your opponent can do very little to stop you from keeping it. This value is then used later when the card is eventually played.
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