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That's the most creative and fun way i can think of to ease players into alteil.
It takes a Dark Souls methodology that inspires grit in players by presenting a distant but attainable goal... while mixing in some theatrics courtesy of the community.
Think back as a lowbie, wouldn't you like to smack that evil big boss if you saw it was using strategies that are within the limits of the game? (not cards that break game status quo mechanics)