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#43

P1T5


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Plague Lab
Plague Lab


STARTING HAND
Metamorphosis
Metamorphosis
Skeleton Javelineer
Sickness
Poisonblade Rogue


WORKERS
Skeletal Archery
Summon Skeletons
Pestering Haunt
Jandra, the Negator
Metamorphosis


NextHand

Graveyard
Poisonblade Rogue
Dark Pact
Thieving Imp
Hooded Executioner


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($9)
Worker - ($8)
Orpal - ($6)
Hooded kills SQL
BC kills Cadet
Skeleton kills Building Inspector
Metamorphosis, my units are dead - ($0)
Vandy Breaks Tech 2, base to 18

Float ($0)
Discard 3, draw 1, reshuffle, draw 4


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Orpal 4/7+A, lvl 6, DEMON, +2 Runes
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Vandy 6/6, lvl 5, DEMON, +2 Runes

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 18
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Disease)

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 8
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 9
Thoughts

No newsman? That’s shocking… Should I try something crazy and break his tech 1 to prevent fueling his horde? No, he still has all his tech 0s probably… I wonder if he realizes how good TD is against disease…


#44

I realised immediately after drawing for Building Inspector that I should have just built a tower.
Now I pay the price.


Turn 5

Hand: Reputable Newsman, Arrest, Scribe, Community Service, Bluecoat Musketeer
Draw: Lawful Search, Flagstone Garrison, Jail, Building Inspector, Overeager Cadet, Injunction
Stash: Community Service
Tech: Drill Sergeant, Injunction
Worker: Bluecoat Musketeer


  1. Tech 2 cards
  2. Get paid (+$9, $11)
  3. Rebuild Tech 2 ($11)
  4. Summon Scribe, draw 2 ($9)
  5. Cast Lawful Search, draw, search your hand ($8)
  6. Build a Tower ($5)
  7. Summon Reputable Newsman, name “0”, reshuffle, draw ($3)
  8. Summon Building Inspector, draw ($2)
  9. Summon Overeager Cadet, draw ($2)
  10. Hire a worker ($1)
  11. Stash 1, discard 4, draw 3, reshuffle, draw 1

  • Patrol:
    :psblueshield:Leader: Overeager Cadet (2/2+A)
    :psfist:Elite: Reputable Newsman (1/3)
    :ps_:Scavenger:
    :pschip:Technician: Scribe (1/3)
    :target:Lookout: Building Inspector (1/1)

  • Buildings:
    Tech 1: 5
    Tech 2: 5
    Tower: 4
    Flagstone Garrison: 4
  • Units/Heroes:
    Bigby Hayes (2/3)
  • Base: 18
  • Other:

Economy:

  • Workers: 10
  • Gold: 1
  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 3
  • Discard: 0

Hand

Community Service, Lawful Search, Drill Sergeant, Overeager Cadet, Injunction

Discard


#45

"P1T6


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Sickness
Lich’s Bargain


STARTING HAND
Graveyard
Hooded Executioner
Thieving Imp
Poisonblade Rogue
Dark Pact
Bone Collector
Plague Lab


WORKERS
Skeletal Archery
Summon Skeletons
Pestering Haunt
Jandra, the Negator
Metamorphosis


NextHand

Skeleton Javelineer
Sickness
Sacrifice the Weak
Metamorphosis
Plague Lab


Discard

Sickness
Lich’s Bargain
Dark Pact
Hooded Executioner
Thieving Imp
Poisonblade Rogue
Bone Collector
Graveyard


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($9)
Hooded Executioner, boosted kills Newsman - ($4)
Dark Pact, draw 2
Plague Lab, pay building tax, then inspector dies, triggering Orpal Maxband killing cadet and leaving scribe at 0/1 - ($0)
Orpal sacs executioner, kills scribe
Orpal breaks tower
Vandy breaks tech 2, base to 14

Float ($0)
Discard 4, draw 5


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Orpal 4/6+A, lvl 6, DEMON, +2 Runes
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Plague Lab :heart: 4
  • Vandy 6/6, lvl 5, DEMON, +2 Runes

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 16
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Disease)

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 1
  • Disc: 8

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 9

"


#46
Turn 6

Hand: Community Service, Lawful Search, Drill Sergeant, Overeager Cadet, Injunction, Jail
Draw: Arrest, Flagstone Garrison, Reputable Newsman, Building Inspector, Lawful Search
Stash: Lawful Search
Tech: Spectral Hound, Spectral Flagbearer


  1. Technician draw
  2. Tech 2 cards
  3. Get paid (+$10, $11)
  4. Rebuild Tech 2 ($11)
  5. Cast Lawful Search, draw, search your hand ($10)
  6. Summon Overeager Cadet, draw ($10)
  7. Build a Tower ($7)
  8. Maxband Bigby ($3)
  9. Exhaust Bigby, reshuffle, draw
  10. Summon Reputable Newsman, name “2”, draw ($1)
  11. Summon Building Inspector, draw ($0)
  12. Stash 1, discard 6, draw 4

  • Patrol:
    :psblueshield:Leader: Reputable Newsman (0/3+A)
    :psfist:Elite:
    :ps_:Scavenger: Overeager Cadet (2/2)
    :pschip:Technician:
    :target:Lookout: Buliding Inspector (1/1)

  • Buildings:
    Tech 1: 5
    Tech 2: 5
    Tower: 4
    Flagstone Garrison: 4
  • Units/Heroes:
    Bigby Hayes lvl 5 (3/4)
  • Base: 14
  • Other:

Economy:

  • Workers: 10
  • Gold: 0
  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 0
  • Discard: 6

Hand

Lawful Seardch, Spectral Flagbearer, Overeager Cadet, Spectral Hound, Scribe

Discard

Drill Sergeant, Flagstone Garrison, Arrest, Injunction, Community Service, Jail


#47

You exhausted bigby to draw


#48

You’re right! Let me edit my patrol


#49

I have edited it. I feel my turn is much worse now though.


#50

"P1T7


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Cursed Ghoul
Cursed Crow


STARTING HAND
Metamorphosis
Skeleton Javelineer
Sacrifice the Weak
Plague Lab
Sickness


WORKERS
Skeletal Archery
Summon Skeletons
Pestering Haunt
Jandra, the Negator
Metamorphosis
Sacrifice the Weak


NextHand

Thieving Imp
Lich’s Bargain
Deteriorate
Hooded Executioner
Graveyard


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($9)
Worker - ($8)
Plague Lab, paying tax, Building Inspector dies, Orpal maxband kills cadet nad leavies newsman at 0/1 - ($4)
Tap Plague Lab 1, boosts Orpal and Vandy, kills Newsman - ($2)
Heroes’ Hall - ($0)
Orpal breaks tech 2, takes tower dmg
Vandy breaks tower, base to 10

Float ($0)
Discard 3, draw 1, reshuffle, draw 4


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Orpal 5/6+A, lvl 6, DEMON, +3 Runes
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Plague Lab :heart: 4
  • Plague Lab :heart: 4
  • Vandy 7/7, lvl 5, DEMON, +3 Runes

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 16
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Disease)
  • :heart: Heroes’ Hall HP: 4

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 9
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 10

#51

I don’t think Orpal and Vandy have +1/1 runes on them? I didn’t think that’s how Meta works, I thought it granted + stats like Spirit of the Panda or Two-Step does it, not with runes but as a card effect of sorts.

It’s a bit of a gray area to me, worth asking in the rules thread for sure


#52

Actually they do…

“Sacrifice all units you control.
Your non-Demon heroes level to max and become Demons. Put two +1/+1 runes on each, they get readiness, and are invisible until they leave play.”

Pretty cut and dry

Those other spells stay in play and the stats vanish if the spell leaves.


#53

#54

Yeah it’s over, you have guaranteed lethal next turn

Or actually… I misread plague lab.
I’ll go one more turn


#55

I’m assuming you meant for Orpal to break the Tower, so they wouldn’t both take damage, right?


Turn 7

Hand: Lawful Search, Spectral Flagbearer, Overeager Cadet, Spectral Hound, Scribe
Draw: Community Service, Flagstone Garrison, Building Inspector, Free Speech, Injunction, Reputable Newsman
Tech: Free Speech, Spectral Hound
Worker: Community Service


  1. Tech 2 cards
  2. Get paid (+$10, $11)
  3. Rebuild Tech 2 ($11)
  4. Summon Overeager Cadet, reshuffle, draw ($11)
  5. Cast Lawful Search, draw, search your hand ($10)
  6. Summon Scribe, draw 2 ($8)
  7. Bigby hits Orpal, dealing 2 damage after armour and dying
  8. Summon Sirus Quince ($6)
  9. Cast Free Speech ($4)
  10. Summon Spectral Hound, draw ($3)
  11. Build Tech Lab Truth ($2)
  12. Summon Building Inspector, draw ($1)
  13. Hire a worker ($0)
  14. Discard 4, draw 5

  • Patrol:
    :psblueshield:Leader: Spectral Hound (3/3+A)
    :psfist:Elite: Scribe (2/3)
    :ps_:Scavenger: Overeager Cadet (2/2)
    :pschip:Technician:
    :target:Lookout: Building Inspector (1/1)

  • Buildings:
    Tech 1: 5
    Tech 2: 5
    Tech Lab: 4
    Flagstone Garrison: 4
  • Units/Heroes:
    Sirus Quince (1/3)
    Mirror Illusion (0/1)
  • Base: 10
  • Other:

Economy:

  • Workers: 11
  • Gold: 0
  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 0
  • Discard: 6

Hand

Arrest, Overeager Cadet, Drill Sergeant, Jail, Spectral Hound

Discard

Free Speech, Spectral Flagbearer, Injunction, Lawful Search, Flagstone Garrison, Reputable Newsman


#56

Only 1 would take damage regardless of which one broke the tower. Only 1 gets detected.

Free speech worked well there… makes me wish I had gone with my first instinct and broken tech 1 instead of tower.

P1T8


StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Deteriorate
Hooded Executioner
Lich’s Bargain
Thieving Imp
Graveyard


WORKERS
Skeletal Archery
Summon Skeletons
Pestering Haunt
Jandra, the Negator
Metamorphosis
Sacrifice the Weak
Lich’s Bargain


NextHand

Sickness
Skeleton Javelineer
Cursed Crow
Metamorphosis


Discard

Graveyard
Deteriorate


Tech 0 card(s)
Get Paid - ($10)
Worker - ($9)
Hooded Executioner - ($7)
Thieving Imp, discard 3 of 5 - ($4)
Tap both Plague Labs, Demon Heroes gain 2 runes each - ($0)
Vandy kills SQL, takes 3

Float ($0)
Discard 2, draw 4


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Thieving Imp 2/2+A
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician: Hooded Executioner 3/3
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Plague Lab :heart: 4
  • Plague Lab :heart: 4
  • Vandy 9/6, lvl 5, DEMON, +5 Runes
  • Orpal 7/6, lvl 6, DEMON, +5 Runes

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 16
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Disease)
  • :heart: Heroes’ Hall HP: 4

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 5
  • Disc: 2

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 11

#57

Oh yeah, I forgot about tower detection like that.


Turn 8

Hand: Arrest, Overeager Cadet, Jail, Spectral Hound
Draw: Spectral Flagbearer, Flagstone Garrison, Reputable Newsman, Eyes of the Chancellor, Injunction, Free Speech
Tech: Free Speech, Eyes of the Chancellor
Worker: Injunction


  1. Tech 2 cards
  2. Get paid (+$11, $11)
  3. Summon Overeager Cadet, reshuffle, draw ($11)
  4. Summon Spectral Hound, draw ($10)
  5. Build Flagstone Garrison ($7)
  6. Summon Spectral Flagbearer, draw 2 ($6)
  7. Research Eyes of the Chancellor, your hand is revealed (please also post everything that goes through your hand, I like information) ($3)
  8. Summon Reputable Newsman, name “2”, draw 2 ($1)
  9. Hire a worker ($0)
  10. Scribe and Overeager Cadet kill Thieving Imp, Cadet dies
  11. Exhaust Eyes of the Chancellor to make Spectral Hound invisible
  12. Discard 3, draw 4, reshuffle, draw 1

  • Patrol:
    :psblueshield:Leader: Spectral Hound (3/3+A)
    :psfist:Elite: Reputable Newsman (1/3)
    :ps_:Scavenger: Spectral Flagbearer (1/1)
    :pschip:Technician: Overeager Cadet (2/2)
    :target:Lookout: Building Inspector (1/1)

  • Buildings:
    Tech 1: 5
    Tech 2: 5
    Tech Lab: 4
    Flagstone Garrison: 4
    Flagstone Garrison: 4
  • Units/Heroes:
    Sirus Quince (1/3)
    Mirror Illusion (0/1)
    Scribe (1/1)
  • Base: 10
  • Other:
    Eyes of the Chancellor (detector)

Economy:

  • Workers: 12
  • Gold: 0
  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 3
  • Discard: 0

Hand

Drill Sergeant, Spectral Hound, Free Speech, Lawful Search, Arrest

Discard


#58

You can’t tap this the same turn you play it Bomber :confused:

On the plus side though, flagbearer’s a 2/2 :wink:


#59

Eyes of the Chancellor is the sole upgrade in the game with haste, and flagbearer health won’t matter as Orpal maxband will almost certainly have to pop it.


#60

Once again I should read cards before commenting, LMAO.


#61

Happens to us all…

P1T9


StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Sickness
Cursed Crow
Metamorphosis
Skeleton Javelineer


WORKERS
Skeletal Archery
Summon Skeletons
Pestering Haunt
Jandra, the Negator
Metamorphosis
Sacrifice the Weak
Lich’s Bargain


NextHand

Cursed Ghoul
Dark Pact
Bone Collector
Sickness
Poisonblade Rogue


Discard

Graveyard
Deteriorate
Thieving Imp
Sickness
Metamorphosis
Cursed Crow
Skeleton Javelineer


Tech 0 card(s)
Get Paid - ($11)
Orpal kills SQL, triggers maxband killing flagbearer and placing a rune on Cadet
Executioner kills Newsman
Sickness on Building Inspector and Cadet, killing both - ($7)
Tap 1 Lab, Vandy now 10/7, breaks your base, GG! - ($5)


#62

Sad! Many such cases.