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[CAMS19 Round4] codexnewb [Demonology/Necromancy]/Finesse vs Bansa [Law/Peace]/Finesse

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GLHF!!

[b]P1T1[/b]
StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Summon Skeletons
Sacrifice the Weak
Skeletal Archery
Jandra, the Negator
Poisonblade Rogue


WORKERS
Summon Skeletons


NextHand

Graveyard
Skeleton Javelineer
Deteriorate
Pestering Haunt
Thieving Imp


Discard

Skeletal Archery
Sacrifice the Weak
Jandra, the Negator (3/3)


Tech 0 card(s)
Get Paid - ($4)
Worker - ($3)
poisonblade rogue - ($1)

Float ($1)
Discard 3, draw 5


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader:
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Poisonblade Rogue (2/1)

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 3

Gold:

  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 5
Thoughts

hmmmm, not a great opening hand…might be going the imp route this game…

things to worry about

  1. peace engine
  2. finesse engine
  3. injunction lockdown
  4. art of war base rush (aka anti dark pact), given my hand, this is what i am most nervous about to start. might need an early doomgraps to counter…

What are my options?

  1. Imp/shadowblade (little expensive as P1)
  2. finesse engine (weak against injunction lockdown)
  3. skeletons - judgment day can wreck…
  4. meta - no easy counter, might be best. just tough to set up.

Jandra T1, Imp T2 is tempting, but i think that he can counter that pretty easily. he can just put Oni out front and i couldn’t do anything about it. plus, MFT Jandra his T2 would suck. no need for archery since i have deteriorate to counter aven. so i think that honestly PBR is the best route here. PBR makes a hero out front a bad option. worst case scenario, he drops TD out front, Oni backline. That’s a 50/50, and if he doesn’t have TD, then i can really take some baord control. But if he drops TD, i can go with Imp, Garth/Sk, mid vandy, etc… Don’t need to decide right now since my T1 won’t change either way.

really quick, other options he has are newsman (no 0) and aven. i would GG 6, worker 5, tech one 4, imp 1, pbr runs into newsman (prevent MFT). at that point, might just tech a discord.


worker the summon skeletons since that seems most unlikely. Future workers are probably jandra, archery, imp, maybe jav or haunt?

Hi @codexnewb

P2T1


StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Spectral Aven
Reputable Newsman
Porkhand Magistrate
Jail
Manufactured Truth


WORKERS
Porkhand Magistrate


NextHand

Manufactured Truth
Lawful Search
Arrest
Building Inspector
Bluecoat Musketeer


Discard

Spectral Aven
Jail


Tech 0 card(s)
Get Paid - ($5)
Worker - ($4)
Reputable Newsman, number: 0 - ($2)
Bigby - ($0)

Float ($0)
Stash 1, Discard 2, draw 4


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader:
  • :psfist: Elite: Reputable Newsman (1/3), number: 0
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • L1 Bigby (2/3)

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 1
  • Disc: 2

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 6
Thoughts

oh crap here we go, P2 against nightmare… god im scared of this deck, this is going to be tough… codexnewb wants to drop runes on Oni, let Bigby take those instead, threat injunction and blue spells should be able to deal with horror

[b]P1T2[/b]
Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Nimble Fencer
Nimble Fencer


STARTING HAND
Thieving Imp
Graveyard
Skeleton Javelineer
Deteriorate
Pestering Haunt


WORKERS
Summon Skeletons
Thieving Imp


NextHand

Sacrifice the Weak
Poisonblade Rogue (2/1)
Jandra, the Negator (3/3)
Deteriorate
Nimble Fencer


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($6)
Worker - ($5)
vandy - ($3)
pestering haunt
tech 1 - ($2)
heros hall - ($0)
rogue runs into newsman, leaving him with -2 runes

Float ($0)
Discard 3, reshuffle, draw 5


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Vandy, lvl 1, (2/3+A)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Pestering Haunt (1/1)

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Heroes’ Hall HP: 4

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 4
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 6
Thoughts

well, looks like i lucked out with no TD or BI. newsman was expected, bigby was not. i think this gives me space to bring our a hero and estabish some board presence. PBR running into Newsman will help prevent any Manufactured Truth shinanigans. 2 gold loss now, but i can make it up later since newsman is basically out of commission. worst case haunt can handle him next turn.

want to tech a fencer and discord. however, garth with liches bargain is looking super tempting since there is no threat of max oni right now. it would also help me to prevent his tech 2 early. he can respond with bigby and judgment day, but he’ll need 10 gold for it (meaning a down turn to afford the float). he can always discord, but probably won’t go that route given bigby is out there right now. even if he used JD, my hero’s will survive…sort of synergizes with meta anyways… the ONLY thing is those damn General’s Hammers. They would wreck me in a turn or two.

okay, playing it simple, going double fencer. allows for some aggression, and i can dark pact turn after once newsman is dead.

P2T2


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Nimble Fencer
Nimble Fencer


STARTING HAND
Manufactured Truth
Lawful Search
Bluecoat Musketeer
Building Inspector
Arrest
Traffic Director


WORKERS
Porkhand Magistrate
Bluecoat Musketeer


NextHand

Building Inspector
Manufactured Truth
Nimble Fencer
Lawful Search
Spectral Aven


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($6)
Worker - ($5)
Tech I - ($4)
Lawful Search, look at hand, draw 1 - ($3)
Traffic Director - ($2)
Bigby drops 1 dmg on Vandy
Midband Bigby - ($0)

Float ($0)
Stash 1, Discard 2, reshuffle, draw 4


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Traffic Director (1/1A), untargetable
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician: Reputable Newsman (0/1), number: 0
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • L3 Bigby (2/4)

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 3
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 7
Thoughts

ah shoot, failed plan… really should have just played Oni…now i get to be bulled by Vandy;;

[b]P1T3[/b]
Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Maestro
Star-Crossed Starlet


STARTING HAND
Sacrifice the Weak
Nimble Fencer
Deteriorate
Poisonblade Rogue (2/1)
Jandra, the Negator (3/3)


WORKERS
Summon Skeletons
Thieving Imp
Jandra, the Negator (3/3)


NextHand

Graveyard
Nimble Fencer
Maestro
Skeletal Archery
Skeleton Javelineer


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($6)
Worker - ($5)
nimble fencer, kill tracfic director - ($3)
Mid Vandy - ($1)
Haunt runs into bigby

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


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Vandy, lvl 3, (3/4+a)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Nimble Fencer (2/2)

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Heroes’ Hall HP: 4

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 5
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 7
Thoughts

hmmm, assuming he teched two fencers (seems like his best option), i definitely dont want to kill that newsman right now. bigby is a surprisingly tough p2 hero to play against. I think I need to be willing to part from meta, put vandy our front, and just force some favorble trades for me if he wants to be aggressive.

time to decide my tech route and win condition. i still think that meta is a good option later, so hero’s hall hopefully isnt a total waste.

finesse engine - i could counter judgment day with graveyard here, bu then he can general’s hammer it to death. however, that is quite an expensive endevevor, and i really only need two turns with finesse engine up and running.

meta - if it happens, great, if not, oh well.

demon (balckhand dozers) - could counter peace engine pretty well. allow my hero’s to get at his garrisons on backline.

-necro - at this rate, probably too slow to get skeleton hoard out there. also, ive tried running liches bargain against peace enginer, and LB loses every time. especially when he can draw into discord so easily.

i think that he can counter me with judgement day no matter what, that is what the hero’s hall is for. i just need to get the fineese enginer rolling because at least it relies on tech 1 and tech 2 units, so injunctino dosn’t TOTALLY shut it down. teching a maestro and a starlet. fingers crossed i don’t draw the maestro.

P2T3


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Maestro
Star-Crossed Starlet


STARTING HAND
Manufactured Truth
Building Inspector
Spectral Aven
Lawful Search
Nimble Fencer
Nimble Fencer


WORKERS
Porkhand Magistrate
Bluecoat Musketeer
Spectral Aven


NextHand

Jail
Nimble Fencer
Maestro
Nimble Fencer
Arrest


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($7)
Worker - ($6)
Lawful Search, look at hand, draw 1 - ($5)
Building Inspector - ($4)
Tech II (Finesse) - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 3, draw 2, reshuffle, draw 3


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: L3 Bigby (2/3A), 1 dmg
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician: Reputable Newsman (0/1), number: 0, -2 runes
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Building Inspector (1/1), $ to build

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Finesse)

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 4
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 8
Thoughts

made major mistakes last turn… newsman was supposed to be SQL… not sure if i can recover from this…

[b]P1T4[/b]
Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Metamorphosis
Dark Pact


STARTING HAND
Graveyard
Skeleton Javelineer
Nimble Fencer
Skeletal Archery
Maestro


WORKERS
Summon Skeletons
Thieving Imp
Jandra, the Negator (3/3)
Skeletal Archery


NextHand

Deteriorate
Poisonblade Rogue (2/1)
Pestering Haunt (1/1)
Sacrifice the Weak
Star-Crossed Starlet


Discard

Nimble Fencer (2/2)
Skeleton Javelineer
Maestro
Graveyard
Metamorphosis
Dark Pact


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($8)
Worker - ($7)
tech 2 finesse - ($2)
new fencer - ($0)
vandy and old fencer kill bigby, vandy to maxband, doom new fencer and newsman

Float ($0)
Discard 3, draw 5


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Nimble Fencer (4/5+A) doomed
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Vandy, lvl 5, (4/5)

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Finesse)
  • :heart: Heroes’ Hall HP: 4

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 6

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 8
Thoughts

hmmm, oni incoming. i think it might be the time to tech up given he doesnt have too much on the board. i want to avoid kills that newsman one more turn to prevent a huge Oni.maestro, fencer, fencer, starlet drop.

ill use vandy max to wall up against a possible huge swing turn for him. hopfully fizzle out its effectiveness. also threat of maxband might forc a tower on his part.

teching meta and LB as backup.

P2T4


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Grounded Guide
Grounded Guide


STARTING HAND
Arrest
Jail
Nimble Fencer
Nimble Fencer
Maestro


WORKERS
Porkhand Magistrate
Bluecoat Musketeer
Spectral Aven
Jail


NextHand

Traffic Director
Lawful Search
Manufactured Truth


Discard

Arrest
Grounded Guide
Grounded Guide


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($8)
Worker - ($7)
Maestro - ($4)
Nimble Fencer
Nimble Fencer
Fencers deal 4 to Tech I on 1
Onimaru - ($2)
River - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 1, draw 3


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Maestro (3/5A)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger: Building Inspector (1/1), $ to build
  • :pschip: Technician: Reputable Newsman (0/3), number: 0, -2 runes, doomed
  • :target: Lookout: L1 River (2/3), resist 1

In Play:

  • Nimble Fencer (2/3)
  • Nimble Fencer (2/3)
  • L1 Onimaru (2/3), frenzy 1

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Finesse)

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 1
  • Disc: 3

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 9
Thoughts

heroes hall and protected max Vandy… i’m going to bet codexnewb is going for meta and spend 4 cards to eliminate the treat… going down to 0 card… hold on… that means i lose maestro on stw… that is no good… can’t do that… expensive tech II means he has tech II unit in his draw… likely maestro… aiming to break tech I next turn to delay the virtuoso rush

I assumed when doomed units die at upkeep I still get patrol bonus… Let me know if this is not true.

Yes. At my upkeep, newsman will die and you’ll collect the tech bonus

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[b]P1T5[/b]
Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Metamorphosis
Maestro


STARTING HAND
Sacrifice the Weak
Pestering Haunt (1/1)
Deteriorate
Poisonblade Rogue (2/1)
Star-Crossed Starlet


WORKERS
Summon Skeletons
Thieving Imp
Jandra, the Negator (3/3)
Skeletal Archery


NextHand

Nimble Fencer
Dark Pact
Sacrifice the Weak
Pestering Haunt (1/1)
Skeleton Javelineer


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($8)
Fencer and newsman die, you draw
max garth, summon maestro from discard - ($0)
starlet for free
deteriorate building inspector
vandy hits maestro for armor and 3

Float ($0)
Discard 3, reshuffle, draw 5


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: maestro (3/5+A)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger: Garth, lvl 7, (3/4)
  • :pschip: Technician: Star-Crossed Starlet (3/2)
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Vandy, lvl 5, (4/2)

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 1
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Finesse)
  • :heart: Heroes’ Hall HP: 4

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 7
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 8
Thoughts

well, im really regretting not teching double meta turn 3. but i guess i couldnt have predicted his apparnt whiff (leaving lvl 3 vandy alive).

pretty much need a miracle hand next turn to wipe the oncoming max oni.

teching another meta and then another maestro.

P2T5


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Two Step
Two Step


STARTING HAND
Lawful Search
Traffic Director
Manufactured Truth
Star-Crossed Starlet
Grounded Guide


WORKERS
Porkhand Magistrate
Bluecoat Musketeer
Spectral Aven
Jail


NextHand

Grounded Guide
Two Step


Discard

Manufactured Truth
Traffic Director


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + tech + scav - ($10)
Lawful Search, look at hand, rs, draw 1 - ($9)
Grounded Guide - ($4)
Star-Crossed Starlet
Fencer 1 takes down Maestro’s HP to 2, takes 3
Onimaru trades with Maestro
Fencer 2 kills Garth, takes 3, River to L3
River kills Starlet, takes 3
Traffic Director - ($3)
Manufactured Truth, turns Director into Copy of Fencer - ($2)
Copy of Fencer trades with Vandy, River to L5
Maestro breaks Tech I, your Base on 18
Starlet breaks Tech II, your base on 16
Bigby - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 0, draw 2


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Grounded Guide (4/4A), buffs units
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician: L1 Bigby (2/3)
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Nimble Fencer 1 (4/1), +2/1, 3 dmg
  • Nimble Fencer 2 (4/1), +2/1, 3 dmg
  • L5 River (3/4)
  • Maestro (4/2), 3 dmg, +1/0
  • Star-Crossed Starlet (5/3), +2/1

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Finesse)

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 2
  • Deck: 5
  • Disc: 2

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 9
Thoughts

finesse engine is on

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well, i think that’s the end for me. nicely played! GG!! bigby was quite the odd hero to dance around early game. you did a great job patrolling too! i also made plenty of mistakes, but that Guide was the end of my lats ray of hope.

@FrozenStorm

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Good Game!! i think dropping Maestro first was a critical moment and i gotta admit that drawing it on T4 was a huge relief for me, otherwise it would’ve been very difficult… i was hopeful with the last lawful search draw though since i had other cards that could have dealt with the board and break thru like two steps and arrest but obviously Guide was the best of all, and overall i felt pretty lucky about my draws in this game… Bigby was not my first choice… i was just scared that i will end up with crippled Oni… i was hoping to put some injuction presussure and you’d go for lich’s bargain but that was a mislead, :slight_smile: .

:open_mouth: that was a fast game, GG WP both of you

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