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[CAMS20] ROUND5 Bomber678 [Discipline/Strength]/Finesse vs codexnewb [Anarchy]/Strength/Growth

@codexnewb Ugh, miracle grow piloted by a professional


Turn 1

Hand: Smoker, Safe Attacking, Grappling Hook, Sensei’s Advice, Snapback
Workers: Sensei’s Advice


  1. Get paid (+$4, $4)
  2. Hire a worker ($3)
  3. Summon Smoker ($2)
  4. Summon Garus Rook ($0)
  5. Discard 3, draw 5

  • Patrol:
    :psblueshield:Squad Leader: Garus Rook (2/4+A)
    :psfist:Elite:
    :ps_:Scavenger: Smoker (1/1)
    :pschip:Technician:
    :target:Lookout:

  • Buildings:
  • Units/Heroes:
  • Base: 20
  • Other:

Economy:

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

Hand

Fox Primus, Aged Sensei, Fox Viper, Saviour Monk, Morningstar Flagbearer

Discard

Safe Attacking, Grappling Hook, Snapback

Think

Feels really bad to get all my utility cards in my opening hand. I really didn’t want to worker any of them except smoker, but I’m really going to need early offense to push through the wall and beat him before tech 2.

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GLHF!

[b]P2T1[/b]
StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Makeshift Rambaster
Charge
Bombaster
Bloodburn
Scorch


WORKERS
Bloodburn


NextHand

Careless Musketeer
Pillage
Mad Man
Bloodrage Ogre
Nautical Dog


Discard

Makeshift Rambaster
Scorch
Charge


Tech 0 card(s)
Get Paid - ($5)
Worker - ($4)
rook - ($2)
bombaster - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 3, draw 5


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Rook, lvl 1, (2/4+A)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician: Bombaster (2/2)
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:
*

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 3

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 6
Turn 2

Hand: Fox Primus, Aged Sensei, Fox Viper, Saviour Monk, Morningstar Flagbearer
Tech: Nimble Fencer, Bird’s Nest
Workers: Sensei’s Advice, Fox Primus


  1. Tech 2 cards
  2. Get paid (+$5, $5)
  3. Hire a worker ($4)
  4. Build Tech 1 ($3)
  5. Summon Morningstar Flagbearer ($0)
  6. Discard 3, draw 5

  • Patrol:
    :psblueshield:Squad Leader: Morningstar Flagbearer (2/2+A)
    :psfist:Elite:
    :ps_:Scavenger: Smoker (1/1)
    :pschip:Technician: Garus Rook (2/4)
    :target:Lookout:

  • Buildings:
    Tech 1: 5
  • Units/Heroes:
  • Base: 20
  • Other:

Economy:

  • Workers: 6
  • Gold: 0
  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 3
  • Discard: 0

Hand

Fox Viper, Aged Sensei, Grappling Hook, Saviour Monk, Snapback

Discard

Thinking

Pretty standard turn 2. Had to make sure I didn’t float gold in case of pillage. Sad I didn’t get any techs on redraw.

[b]P2T2[/b]
Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Gunpoint Taxman
Gunpoint Taxman


STARTING HAND
Nautical Dog
Pillage
Careless Musketeer
Mad Man
Bloodrage Ogre


WORKERS
Bloodburn
Careless Musketeer


NextHand

Gunpoint Taxman
Gunpoint Taxman
Mad Man
Pillage


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($6)
Worker - ($5)
tech one - ($3)
mad man, rook, kill flagbearer - ($2)
brogre - ($0)

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


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Bloodrage Ogre (3/2+A)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger: Bombaster (2/2)
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Rook, lvl 1, (2/2)

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 4
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 7
Thoughts

not planning on rook surviving. taxman and tech up potentially. if things survive, i can swing hard.

Turn 3

Hand: Fox Viper, Aged Sensei, Grappling Hook, Saviour Monk, Snapback
Tech: Sparring Partner, Discord
Workers: Sensei’s Advice, Fox Primus, Fox Viper


  1. Tech 2 cards
  2. Get paid (+$6, $6)
  3. Hire a worker ($5)
  4. Summon Aged Sensei ($4)
  5. Cast Grappling Hook on Bloodrage Ogre, pull to Lookout ($4)
  6. Rook kills Bloodrage Ogre
  7. Midband Rook ($0)
  8. Discard 2, draw 3, reshuffle, draw 1

  • Patrol:
    :psblueshield:Squad Leader: Aged Sensei (1/1+A)
    :psfist:Elite:
    :ps_:Scavenger:
    :pschip:Technician:
    :target:Lookout: Smoker (1/1)

  • Buildings:
    Tech 1: 5
  • Units/Heroes:
    Garus Rook lvl 5 (3/5)
  • Base: 20
  • Other:

Economy:

  • Workers: 7
  • Gold: 0
  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 5
  • Discard: 0

Hand

Nimble Fencer, Bird’s Nest, Safe Attacking, Morningstar Flagbearer

Discard

Thenk

Had to think a bit ot come up with a turn where I didn’t get totally destroyed. I think this should leave Rook pretty safe and give me plenty of options next turn. Not sure what my counterattack will look like, but we’ll find out!

[b]P2T3[/b]
Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Surprise Attack
Blooming Ancient


STARTING HAND
Pillage
Mad Man
Gunpoint Taxman
Gunpoint Taxman


WORKERS
Bloodburn
Careless Musketeer
Pillage


NextHand

Makeshift Rambaster
Nautical Dog
Scorch


Discard

Bloodrage Ogre
Mad Man (1/1)
Surprise Attack
Blooming Ancient


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($7)
Worker - ($6)
gunpoint taxman - ($4)
gunpoint taxman - ($2)
rook kills sensei
bombaster kills smoker

Float ($2)
Discard 1, draw 3


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: GPT (3/3+A)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician: GPT (3/3)
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Rook, lvl 1, (2/1)
  • Bombaster (2/1)

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 1
  • Disc: 4

Gold:

  • Gold: 2
  • Workers: 8
Thoughts

looks like i lucked out with a T3 whiff. ill take what i can then.

looks like i dont have to worry about river spells for a while.

expecting some max rook, birds, earthquakes.

if they have double fencer,two taxmen results in unstoppable rook gettting free levels. gg 7, worker 6, fencer 4, fencer 2, fencers trde with taxman, rook walks past taxman, kills rook, max rook 1,

that’s tough to break.

i can drop mad man as well to stop the single patroller unstoppable?

eh, that’s not worth it.

i think it’s an expensive trade for max rook, so let’s go with double taxmen, get all that value, and deal with max rook later.

tech wise, grave blocks molac and flagbearer blocks ancient. at least ancient will get swoll. let’s tech an SA and BA.

Turn 4

Hand: Nimble Fencer, Bird’s Nest, Safe Attacking, Morningstar Flagbearer
Tech: Nimble Fencer, Reversal
Workers: Sensei’s Advice, Fox Primus, Fox Viper, Morningstar Flagbearer


  1. Tech 2 cards
  2. Get paid (+$7, $7)
  3. Hire a worker ($6)
  4. Cast Bird’s Nest ($4)
  5. Maxband Rook ($1)
  6. Research Safe Attacking ($0)
  7. Discard 1, draw 3

  • Patrol:
    :psblueshield:Squad Leader:
    :psfist:Elite:
    :ps_:Scavenger:
    :pschip:Technician: Garus Rook lvl 8 (4/6)
    :target:Lookout:

  • Buildings:
    Tech 1: 5
  • Units/Heroes:
    Bird (1/1)
    Bird (1/1)
  • Base: 20
  • Other:
    Bird’s Nest
    Safe Attacking

Economy:

  • Workers: 8
  • Gold: 0
  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 2
  • Discard: 5

Hand

Grappling Hook, Snapback, Sparring Partner

Discard

Nimble Fencer, Nimble Fencer, Reversal, Smoker, Aged Sensei

Thunk

Hmm. Unexpected reply. I don’t have a good answer. I don’t know how to beat such value. I hate miracle grow.

[b]P2T4[/b]
Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Bird’s Nest
Blooming Ancient


STARTING HAND
Scorch
Nautical Dog
Makeshift Rambaster


WORKERS
Bloodburn
Careless Musketeer
Pillage


NextHand

Nautical Dog
GPT
Charge
Bombaster (2/1)
Bloodrage Ogre


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($10)
rook runs into rook, dies, levels fizzle
zane runs into rook, levels fizzle, - ($8)
arg, wisp - ($6)
bb takes rook first life
gpt’s take rooks second life, arg to lvl 3
tech 2 growth - ($2)
max arg, summon water elemetntal - ($0)

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


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Arg, lvl 5, (1/5+A)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger: Wisp (0/1)
  • :pschip: Technician: Water Elemental (3/3)
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:
*

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 8
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 8
Thoughts

okay, so i have to respect the earthquake

option 1
trade everything, zane and rambaster break tech 1

option 2
rook, bb, got, got, zane trade with rook
summon arg

i definitely like option 2 better. but the risk of sensei’s advise just taking out zane is real. so id rather tech up while i have the space.

tech a second ancient and something else that i can use right away.

unfortunately, i think birds nest is best. hopefully i dont draw it right away.


bummer no ancient, but that’s actually not a bad hand. let’s me flood the board and prepare for some ancients next turn.

Turn 5

Hand: Grappling Hook, Snapback, Sparring Partner, Saviour Monk
Tech: Young Lightning Dragon, Vigour Adept
Workers: Sensei’s Advice, Fox Primus, Fox Viper, Morningstar Flagbearer, Saviour Monk


  1. Technician draw
  2. Tech 2 cards
  3. Get paid (+$8, $8)
  4. Hire a worker ($7)
  5. Build Tech 2 Discipline ($3)
  6. Summon Sparring Partner ($2)
  7. Summon Grave Stormborne ($0)
  8. Bird kills Wisp, you gain 1 gold
  9. Discard 2, draw 1, reshuffle, draw 3

  • Patrol:
    :psblueshield:Squad Leader: Grave Stormborne (2/3+A)
    :psfist:Elite:
    :ps_:Scavenger: Bird (1/1)
    :pschip:Technician: Sparring Partner (2/2)
    :target:Lookout:

  • Buildings:
    Tech 1: 5
    Tech 2: 5
  • Units/Heroes:
    Bird (1/1)
  • Base: 20
  • Other:
    Safe Attacking

Economy:

  • Workers: 9
  • Gold: 0
  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 7
  • Discard: 0

Hand

Discord, Young Lightning Dragon, Aged Sensei, Smoker

Discard

Thonk

Growth, of course. I can expect ancients next turn. I have decided to go discipline, as growth lacks good anti-air. Taxmen are good, of course, but I will have to work around them. Discord and reversal will aid me in that.

[b]P2T5[/b]
Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Surprise Attack
Artisan Mantis


STARTING HAND
Charge
Bloodrage Ogre
Nautical Dog
Bombaster (2/1)
GPT


WORKERS
Bloodburn
Careless Musketeer
Pillage
T5 - Bombaster (2/1)


NextHand

Bird’s Nest
Blooming Ancient
Mad Man


Discard

Charge
Surprise Attack
Artisan Mantis
Nautical Dog


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($8)
Scav gold - ($9)
Worker - ($8)
brogre - ($6)
gunpoint taxman - ($4)
Charge taxman - ($1)
tap arg, boost WE
WE kills grave, levels fizzle
Taxman kills spartner

Float ($1)
Discard 1, draw 3


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader:
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician: BRO (3/2)
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Arg, lvl 5, (1/5)
  • Water Elemental (3/2)
  • GPT (3/1)

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 5
  • Disc: 4

Gold:

  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 9

Woops, I messed up my workers. Give me a minute to fix…

looks like i moved two workers on accident. moved one to discard, drew an extra card. updates above.

Turn 6

Hand: Discord, Young Lightning Dragon, Aged Sensei, Smoker, Grappling Hook
Tech: Training Grounds, Young Lightning Dragon
Workers: Sensei’s Advice, Fox Primus, Fox Viper, Morningstar Flagbearer, Saviour Monk, Smoker


  1. Technician draw
  2. Tech 2 cards
  3. Get paid (+$9, $9)
  4. Hire a worker ($8)
  5. Summon River Montoya ($6)
  6. Summon Young Lightning Dragon ($3)
  7. Cast Discord ($1)
  8. Cast Grappling Hook pulling Ogre to lookout ($0)
  9. Bird kills Ogre
  10. Bird kills Elemental
  11. Discard 1, draw 3

  • Patrol:
    :psblueshield:Squad Leader: River Montoya (2/3+A)
    :psfist:Elite:
    :ps_:Scavenger:
    :pschip:Technician: Young Lightning Dragon (3/3)
    :target:Lookout:

  • Buildings:
    Tech 1: 5
    Tech 2: 5
  • Units/Heroes:
    Bird (1/1)
    Bird (1/1)
  • Base: 20
  • Other:
    Safe Attacking

Economy:

  • Workers: 10
  • Gold: 0
  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 3
  • Discard: 6

Hand

Reversal, Nimble Fencer, Vigour Adept

Discard

Young Lightning Dragon, Training Grounds, Discord, Grappling Hook, Aged Sensei, Sparring Partner

Thank

And what a beautifully executed turn. Hopefully, I am ready to deal with an ancient. Probably not two though. But if he does summon two he’ll have a hard time buffing them, so maaaaybe ok? We’ll see.
I decided not giving him a card was worth more than Aged Sensei here. Hope that wasn’t a mistake.

[b]P2T6[/b]
Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Blooming Elm
Entangling Vines


STARTING HAND
Bird’s Nest
Blooming Ancient
Mad Man (1/1)


WORKERS
Bloodburn
Careless Musketeer
Pillage
T5 - Bombaster (2/1)


NextHand

Scorch
Blooming Ancient


Discard

Charge
Surprise Attack
Artisan Mantis
Nautical Dog
BRO (3/2)
GPT
Blooming Elm
Entangling Vines


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($10)
blooming ancient - ($6)
rook, rune - ($4)
birds nest, 2 runes - ($2)
mad man, rune - ($1)
3 runes to mad man, kills river, rook to lvl 3
rune to bird

Float ($1)
Discard 0, draw 2


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Bird (2/2+A)+
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger: Arg, lvl 5, (1/5)
  • :pschip: Technician: Bird (1/1)
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Bird’s Nest
  • Rook, lvl 3, (2/4)
  • BA (2/4)
  • Mad Man (4/2)+++

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 2
  • Deck: 3
  • Disc: 8

Gold:

  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 9
Turn 7

Hand: Reversal, Nimble Fencer, Vigour Adept
Tech: Versatile Style, Martial Mastery
Workers: Sensei’s Advice, Fox Primus, Fox Viper, Morningstar Flagbearer, Saviour Monk, Smoker


  1. Tech 2 cards
  2. Get paid (+$10, $10)
  3. Summon Grave Stormborne ($8)
  4. Cast Reversal on Squad Leader ($5)
  5. Summon Vigour Adept ($1)
  6. Give Dragon 1 attack ($0)
  7. Bird kills Bird, you draw 1
  8. Dragon kills Blooming Ancient
  9. Discard 1, draw 3

  • Patrol:
    :psblueshield:Squad Leader: Vigour Adept (5/5+A)
    :psfist:Elite:
    :ps_:Scavenger: Bird (1/1)
    :pschip:Technician: Grave Stormborne (2/3)
    :target:Lookout:

  • Buildings:
    Tech 1: 5
    Tech 2: 5
  • Units/Heroes:
    Bird (1/1)
    Young Lightning Dragon (3/3)
  • Base: 20
  • Other:
    Safe Attacking

Economy:

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

Hand

Snapback, Nimble Fencer, Bird’s Nest

Discard

Young Lightning Dragon, Reversal, Training Grounds, Martial Mastery, Versatile Style, Aged Sensei, Nimble Fencer, Sparing Partner, Discord, Grappling Hook

Thinkerino

Hmm, tough decision on this turn. Could kill Arg, ancient, rook, tech 2, or mad man…
I decided that killing ancient is top priority. Just can’t let it get out of control, especially if he’s holding surprise attack, which seems likely. Now, he can’t play that and another ancient. He’s pretty likely to just try and stick another ancient here, so I’m going to continue to need ways to get my dragon past. Teching versatile style juuuust in case he decides to play a cheeky molac. You can never be too careful.

[b]P2T7[/b]
Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Pirate Gunship
Pirate Gunship


STARTING HAND
Blooming Ancient
Scorch
GPT (3/3)


WORKERS
Bloodburn
Careless Musketeer
Pillage
T5 - Bombaster (2/1)
T7 - Scorch - a must


NextHand

Surprise Attack
Makeshift Rambaster (1/2)


Discard

Charge
Surprise Attack
Artisan Mantis
Nautical Dog
BRO (3/2)
GPT
Blooming Elm
Entangling Vines
Blooming Ancient
Mad Man
Pirate Gunship
Pirate Gunship


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($10)
Tech draw
Refresh birds
Worker - ($9)
Arg runs into VA, grave to level 3
Blooming ancient - ($5)
Zane, rune - ($3)
Gunpoint taxman, rune - ($1)
Rune to mad man, trades with VA
Zane runs into grave, level 5
Rook finishes grave, heals to level 5, you reshuffle, draw 1
rune to bird

Float ($1)
Discard 0, draw 2


Board Info:
In Patrol:

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

In Play:

  • Bird’s Nest
  • Rook, lvl 5, (3/5)
  • BA (2/4)

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 2
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 12

Gold:

  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 10
Thoughts

i think i need to get arg out of here, and this might be my only chance. tech up, wall against fliers well. sensie’s advise or grappling hook make it tough, but this is the best i can do.

next turn i should have either max rook or BA. i can also tech up and tech lab.

Turn 8

Hand: Snapback, Nimble Fencer, Bird’s Nest, Training Grounds
Workers: Sensei’s Advice, Fox Primus, Fox Viper, Morningstar Flagbearer, Saviour Monk, Smoker


  1. Technician draw
  2. Tech 0 cards
  3. Get paid (+$10, $10)
  4. Build Training Grounds ($9)
  5. Summon Garus Rook ($7)
  6. Cast Snapback on Rook, bring in Zane ($4)
  7. Summon Nimble Fencer ($2)
  8. Birds and Fencer kills Taxman
  9. Cast Bird’s Nest ($0)
  10. Discard 0, draw 2

  • Patrol:
    :psblueshield:Squad Leader: Bird (1/1+A)
    :psfist:Elite:
    :ps_:Scavenger: Bird (1/1)
    :pschip:Technician: Garus Rook (3/4)
    :target:Lookout:

  • Buildings:
    Tech 1: 5
    Tech 2: 5
    Training Grounds: 4
  • Units/Heroes:
    Young Lightning Dragon (3/3)
    Nimble Fencer (2/1)
  • Base: 20
  • Other:
    Safe Attacking
    Bird’s Nest

Economy:

  • Workers: 10
  • Gold: 0
  • Hand: 2
  • Deck: 8
  • Discard: 1

Hand

Vigour Adept, Sparring Partner

Discard

Snapback

Big think

Unfortunate that I have to use snapback now, at the beginning of a new cycle. Now he knows I won’t have it later. But keeping his heroes down will be of great use to me in the long run. With only 2 cards in hand he won’t be able to do too much growing, so we might have a chance yet. Unless it’s suprise attack, of course. In which case I probably lose (as always).

Couple thoughts

  1. Zane isn’t available. He hasn’t had an upkeep to “cook” in the hero zone (happens on my next upkeep)
  2. So using SnapBack would just return rook to the field.
  3. Blooming Ancient gains a rune from my hero arriving due to SnapBack.
  4. I’ll assume your rook is a 2/4 in the tech a slot

I don’t think that’s right @codexnewb. Snapback doesn’t have anything written saying that. The only time snapback returns the same hero iirc is if all three heroes are in play. Card doesn’t mention anything about them being flipped over in command zone

So BA does get a rune, but it’s Zane not Rook for next turn for ya

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Blooming Ancient does get a rune, that’s true.
Rook is a 3/4 because of training grounds.

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Zane is available to Snapback. The only thing that stops a hero from being available for snapback is if hes already in play.

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