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CAPS 2017: NikoBolas (Mono White) vs. EricF ([Peace]/Balance/Anarchy)


#1

Good luck and have fun!

P1T1


StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Smoker
Fox Primus
Grappling Hook
Sensei’s Advice
Safe Attacking


WORKERS
Fox Primus


NextHand

Savior Monk
Morningstar Flagbearer
Snapback
Fox Viper
Aged Sensei


Discard

Grappling Hook
Sensei’s Advice
Safe Attacking


Tech 0 card(s)
Get Paid - ($4)
Worker - ($3)
Hire Smoker - ($2)
Summon Grave - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 3, draw 5


[B]Board Info:[/B]
[B]In Patrol:[/B]

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]: Smoker (1/1+A)
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]:
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]:
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]:
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Grave (2/3)
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 20

[B]Economy Info:[/B]
[B]Cards:[/B]

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 3
    [B]Gold:[/B]
  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 5
Thoughts

Can I keep the aggression high enough to disrupt him? Well, I’m gonna try! :slight_smile:


#2

Good luck to you too!

[details=P2, Turn 1]Lawful Search
Spectral Aven
Porkhand Magistrate
Reputable Newsman
Traffic Director -> Worker[/details]
5 gold (5)
Worker (4)
Spectral Aven (2)
Discard 3, Draw 5. Float 2 gold.

No patrol

Spectral Aven (2/2)

Base - 20

6 workers, 2 gold
Hand: 5
Deck: 0
Discard: 3


#3

P1T2


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Versatile Style
Rambasa Twin


STARTING HAND
Aged Sensei
Fox Viper
Morningstar Flagbearer
Savior Monk
Snapback


WORKERS
Fox Primus
Fox Viper


NextHand

Versatile Style
Morningstar Flagbearer
Savior Monk
Sensei’s Advice
Grappling Hook


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($5)
Worker - ($4)
Grave to 3 - ($2)
Hire Aged Sensei - ($1)
Build Tech I - ($0)
Grave and Smoker attack your base for 4

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


[B]Board Info:[/B]
[B]In Patrol:[/B]

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]: L3 Grave (3/4+A)
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]:
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]: Aged Sensei (1/1)
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]:
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Smoker (1/1), targeted return to hand.
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5

[B]Economy Info:[/B]
[B]Cards:[/B]

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 3
  • Disc: 0
    [B]Gold:[/B]
  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 6

[details=Thoughts][spoiler] Big float, but he’s gotta build Tech I for 2g. That leaves him 5g and the blue starter to play with. I’m going to do my best to make it hard for him to kill Grave. Zane + Aven is 4, he needs 5 to get him from SL. He can’t use manufactured truth because he only played 1 card (a good one to be sure).

Hmm, he could Zane and level him to 4 (5g), then 3/3 Zane and Aven kill Grave, but he loses Zane. Doesn’t seem great but it does solve this grave situation. He could still build tech I under that scenario and the worst part is I won’t be able to play the Versatile Style I tech’d in. Well, let’s see what happens! [/spoiler][/details]


#4

[details=P2, Turn 2]Bring in a Basilisk and a Brave Knight. Plan to build Tech II on T4.

Hand:
Bluecoat Musketeer -> Worker
Jail
Building Inspector
Manufactured Truth
Arrest

[/details]
6 gold (8)
Worker (7)
Tech I (5)
Aven kills the Sensei
Jail (2)
Midori (0)
Discard 3, rs, Draw 5

SQL - L1 Midori (2/3 +1)

Spectral Aven (2/2)

Base - 16
Tech I - 5
Jail - 3

7 workers, 0 gold
Hand: 5
Deck: 3
Discard: 0

[details=Next Hand]Manufactured Truth
Lawful Search
Tiny Basilisk
Porkhand Magistrate
Building Inspector[/details]


#5

"P1T3


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Sparring Partner
Entangling Vines


STARTING HAND
Morningstar Flagbearer
Grappling Hook
Versatile Style
Savior Monk
Sensei’s Advice


WORKERS
Fox Primus
Fox Viper
Morningstar Flagbearer


NextHand

Safe Attacking
Grappling Hook
Rambasa Twin
Snapback


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + Scav - ($7)
Worker - ($6)
Grave casts Grappling Hook, moves Midori to Lookout
Grave kills Midori, takes 2 damage, gains 2 levels.
Grave casts Versatile Style, disabling Spectral Aven, it gets discarded. - ($4)
Max Grave and heal, he grabs a sword - ($2)
Smoker attacks Jail for 1
Build a Hero’s Hall - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 2, draw 3, reshuffle, draw 1


[B]Board Info:[/B]
[B]In Patrol:[/B]

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]:
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]:
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]:
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]:
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]: L7 Grave (4/5+A), sword rune, resist 1
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Smoker (1/1), targeted return to hand.
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Heroes’ Hall HP: 4

[B]Economy Info:[/B]
[B]Cards:[/B]

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 6
  • Disc: 0
    [B]Gold:[/B]
  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 7

[details=Thoughts]
Well, that was a good turn. I’m sure Midori is the sacrificial lamb for him, just providing enough defense so I can’t break the jail too easily. He’s under a lot of pressure so I’d be surprised if he goes for Tech II next round, unless he busts out double Overager Cadet…
[/details]


#6

[details=P2, Turn 3]Building Inspector -> Worker
Manufactured Truth
Porkhand Magistrate
Lawful Search
Tiny Basilisk

Tech in 2x Overeager Cadet

Draw: Reputable Newsman
[/details]
7 gold (7)
Onimaru (5)
Lawful Search your hand (4)
Tiny Basilisk (2)
Worker (1)
Discard 3, Draw 2, rs, Draw 3. Float 1 gold.

Tech - Tiny Basilisk (1/2)

L1 Onimaru (2/3)

Base - 16
Tech I - 5
Jail - 2

8 workers, 0 gold
Hand: 5
Deck: 4
Discard: 0

[details=Next hand]Porkhand Magistrate
Reputable Newsman
Spectral Aven
Arrest
Brave Knight[/details]


#7

P1T4


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Young Lightning Dragon
Young Lightning Dragon


STARTING HAND
Rambasa Twin
Safe Attacking
Snapback
Grappling Hook


WORKERS
Fox Primus
Fox Viper
Morningstar Flagbearer
Safe Attacking


NextHand

Sensei’s Advice
Aged Sensei (1/1)
Versatile Style
Sparring Partner
Savior Monk


Discard

Snapback
Rambasa Twin
Grappling Hook
Young Lightning Dragon
Young Lightning Dragon


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($7)
Worker - ($6)
Summon Rook - ($4)
Build Tech II (Discipline) - ($0)
Smoker attacks Jail for 1 damage.
Grave throws sword at Tiny Basilisk. You draw a card.

Float ($0)
Discard 3, draw 5


[B]Board Info:[/B]
[B]In Patrol:[/B]

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]:
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]: Rook (3/4)
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]:
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]:
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Smoker (1/1), targeted return to hand.
  • L7 Grave (4/5)
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Discipline)
  • :heart: Heroes’ Hall HP: 4

[B]Economy Info:[/B]
[B]Cards:[/B]

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 1
  • Disc: 5
    [B]Gold:[/B]
  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 8

[details=Thoughts]
It’s not pretty, but the sword gets rid of the death-touching basilisk. Smoker is putting in work on that jail and fortunately I have a good move in teching up rather than deploying the Rambasa Twins. He needs to take a chunk of gold and go to Tech II, Rook is exposed and Grave seems save. I bet there are more basilisks in my future though :([/details]


#8

[details=P2, Turn 4]Porkhand Magistrate
Reputable Newsman
Spectral Aven -> Worker
Arrest
Brave Knight
Draw: Overeager Cadet

Tech in Elite Training and Tiny Basilisk
[/details]
8 gold (9)
Worker (8)
Level Oni to 5 (4)
Oni kills Rook, levels to 7
Tower (1)
Overeager Cadet (1)
Max Oni (0), make 3 ducks
Discard 4, Draw 3, rs, Draw 2.

SQL - Overeager Cadet (2/2 +1)
Scavenger - Huey (1/1)
Technician - Dewy (1/1)
Lookout - Louis (1/1)

L8 Onimaru (4/5)

Base - 16
Tech I - 5
Tower - 4
Jail - 1

9 workers, 0 gold
Hand: 5
Deck: 5
Discard: 0

[details=Next Hand]Overeager Cadet
Manufactured Truth
Lawful Search
Reputable Newsman
Porkhand Magistrate[/details]


#9

P1T5


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Training Grounds
Focus Master


STARTING HAND
Sensei’s Advice
Sparring Partner
Savior Monk
Versatile Style
Aged Sensei (1/1)


WORKERS
Fox Primus
Fox Viper
Morningstar Flagbearer
Safe Attacking
Savior Monk


NextHand

Entangling Vines
Focus Master
Rambasa Twin
Snapback


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($8)
Worker - ($7)
Summon Setsuki - ($5)
Hire Sparring Partner -GO TO JAIL- ($4)
Hire Aged Sensei -GO TO JAIL, Sparring Partner gets out- ($3)

Float ($3)
Discard 2, draw 1, reshuffle, draw 3


[B]Board Info:[/B]
[B]In Patrol:[/B]

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]:
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]: L7 Grave (5/5)
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]:
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]: Sparring Partner (2/2)
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • L1 Setsuki (1/3)
  • Smoker (1/1)
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Discipline)
  • :heart: Heroes’ Hall HP: 4

[B]Economy Info:[/B]
[B]Cards:[/B]

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 7
  • Disc: 0
    [B]Gold:[/B]
  • Gold: 3
  • Workers: 9

#10

Tower blocks his Stealth ability


#11

Woops, forgot he had stealth and not ‘unstoppable’!

I guess he just doesn’t attack, I’ll play Sparring Partner first, then Aged Sensei who is in Jail.


#12

[details=P2, Turn 5]Tech 2x Gunship

Hand:
Manufactured Truth
Lawful Search
Overeager Cadet
Porkhand Magistrate -> Worker
Reputable Newsman
+Tiny Basilisk

Checking hand to plan out the rest of the turn, and help speed the reshuffle:
Entangling Vines
Focus Master
Rambasa Twin
Snapback

No fliers (who might break my Tech III), so safe to go all-in on Gunships (ie, play only 1 other card from hand so they reshuffle right now)

I could also Trade Oni for Grave, then Pay 6 gold to kill Setuki and end up with a max Zane, but I don’t think I have a winning line from that position.

Snapback on a non-patroller and Vines on a chump blocker are both fine - as long as I put up 3 patrollers, nothing is getting through (or I can just trade a soldier for the Smoker)

The non-reshuffle option, however, is to go TB + MT, kill Grave, Sparring Partner, and the Tech II building. That lets him get some value out of SnapBack, though. And doesn’t stop Rook from coming out, due to the Hall. So, we’ll just build board and call it good.

OTOH, since I don’t get to reshuffle anyway, might as well get a bunch of stuff in play going way down on cards. I can always recover with Zane
[/details]
9 gold (9)
Lawful Search your hand (8)
Worker (7)
Tech II Anarchy (3)
Tiny Basilisk (1)
Manufactured Truth (0), Louis becomes a Tiny Basilisk
Louis trades with Grave
Overeager Cadet trades with Sparring Partner
Play a new Overeager Cadet (0)
Onimaru breaks your Tech II building
Huey trades with Smoker
Discard 1, Draw 3

Scavenger - Overeager Cadet (2/2)
Technician - Dewy (1/1)
Lookout - L8 Onimaru (4/5)

Tiny Basilisk (1/2)

Base - 16
Tech I - 5
Tech II - 5
Spec: Anarchy
Tower - 4
Jail - 1 (holding Aged Sensei)

10 workers, 0 gold
Hand: 3
Deck: 1
Discard: 6

[details=Next Hand]Arrest
Brave Knight
Tiny Basilisk
[/details]


#13

P1T6


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Hero’s Monument
Focus Master


STARTING HAND
Entangling Vines
Focus Master
Snapback
Rambasa Twin
Versatile Style


WORKERS
Fox Primus
Fox Viper
Morningstar Flagbearer
Safe Attacking
Savior Monk
Versatile Style


NextHand

Grappling Hook
Training Grounds
Sensei’s Advice
Young Lightning Dragon


Discard

Smoker (1/1)
Hero’s Monument
Focus Master
Sparring Partner (2/2)
Snapback
Focus Master


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($12)
Worker - ($11)
Hire Rambasa Twins Tim -GO TO JAIL-, Aged Sensei is released - ($7)
Summon Rook - ($5)
Rook casts Entangling Vines on Basi—oh, you searched my hand eh? Entangling Vines on Overeager Cadet then. - ($2)
Setsuki attacks and kills Duey, takes 2 damage. You draw a card.
Rebuild Tech II

Float ($2)
Discard 2, draw 4


[B]Board Info:[/B]
[B]In Patrol:[/B]

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]: Rook (2/4+A)
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]:
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]:
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]: Aged Sensei (1/1)
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • L1 Setsuki (1/1), pay 1 to attack her
  • Rambasa Twin IN JAIL
  • Entangling Vines Entangling Overeager Cadet
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 18
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Discipline)
  • :heart: Heroes’ Hall HP: 4

[B]Economy Info:[/B]
[B]Cards:[/B]

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 1
  • Disc: 6
    [B]Gold:[/B]
  • Gold: 2
  • Workers: 10

#14

[details=P2, Turn 6]Arrest
Brave Knight
Tiny Basilisk
Elite Training

Bonus Draw: Overeager Cadet
[/details]
Tech nothing
10 gold (10)
Zane (8)
Elite Training on Basilisk and Onimaru (6)
Basilisk kills Rook, Zane to L3
Level Zane to 4 (5)
Zane kills Aged Sensei, we both draw (I reshuffle first)
Onimaru breaks the Tech II, again
Tech III (0)
Overeager Cadet (0)
Discard 3, Draw 5

SQL - L8 Onimaru (5/5 +2)
Tech - Overeager Cadet (2/2)

Tiny Basilisk (1/1)
L4 Zane (3/2)
Entangled Overeager Cadet

Base - 16
Tech I - 5
Tech II - 5
Tech III - 5
Spec: Anarchy
Tower - 4
Jail - 1 (holding Rambassa Twin)

10 workers, 0 gold
Hand: 5
Deck: 1
Discard: 3

[details=Next Hand]Reputable Newsman
Pirate Gunship
Manufactured Truth
Elite Training
Lawful Search[/details]


#15

GG, I concede!


#16

gg!

That Jail really barred the way, didn’t it?


#17

Yes, I didn’t realize that my ‘solution’ to the jail could easily be stopped by a Tower, so my whole gameplan fell to pieces. Well-played.

I didnt have great answers for Tiny Basilisk either…I was trying for YLD but never got there.


#18

To me the real killer was losing rook on turn 4. If you had put him in SQL there was no free kill for Oni to level off of, that might have been all you needed to keep the tech 2 long enough


#19

Yeah, I debated that patrol but I wasn’t thinking about Oni’s frenzy ability. SQL would have been better, maybe he would have been forced to use Arrest.


#20

Arrest doesn’t work on heroes though?