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CAPS 2017: NikoBolas (Mono White) vs. Mooseknuckles ([Growth]/Necro/Strength)

Good luck and have fun!

P1T1


StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Fox Primus
Grappling Hook
Smoker
Sensei’s Advice
Savior Monk


WORKERS
Fox Primus


NextHand

Snapback
Fox Viper
Morningstar Flagbearer
Aged Sensei
Safe Attacking


Discard

Grappling Hook
Savior Monk
Sensei’s Advice


Tech 0 card(s)
Get Paid - ($4)
Worker - ($3)
Summon Grave - ($1)
Hire Smoker - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 3, draw 5


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

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

[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

Standard opening. I imagine he will start Arg for starter spells or Rook for general defense. He has access to Growth Tech II, so I should be on my toes about MoLaC. He has Garth, so max Rook is susceptible to Nether Drain. Here goes my rush-down!

glhf!

P2T1:

Starting Hand

Playful Panda Young Treant Spore Shambler Rich Earth Rampant Growth

Gold (5)
Worker (4)
Playful Panda (2)
Rook (0)
Discard 3, Draw 5

Patrol:
Leader: Level 1 Rook (2/4 + a)
Elite:
Scavenger: wisp (0/1)
Technician:
Lookout:

Buildings:
Units/Heroes: Playful Panda (2/2)
Base: 20
Other:

Economy:

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

Worker

Rich Earth

New Hand

Merfolk Prospector Tiger Cub Ironbark Treant Verdant Tree Forest’s Favor

"P1T2


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Rambasa Twin
Sparring Partner


STARTING HAND
Morningstar Flagbearer
Fox Viper
Safe Attacking
Snapback
Aged Sensei


WORKERS
Fox Primus
Safe Attacking


NextHand

Morningstar Flagbearer
Fox Viper
Sensei’s Advice
Savior Monk
Grappling Hook


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($5)
Worker - ($4)
Grave to 3 - ($2)
Hire Aged Sensei - ($1)
Build Tech I - ($0)

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


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

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]:
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]: Smoker (2/1), stealth
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]:
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]: Aged Sensei (1/1)
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Grave (3/4)
    [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
Thoughts

Ew, what a split. Trying to make it hard for him to kill Grave, will tech some Grave spells next turn. Other than that just standard white stuff. I wish White had some more interesting Tech I choices, but maybe I’m just too rigid in my favorites.

P2T2:

Tech

Bird Nest, Bone Collector

Starting Hand

Merfolk Prospector Tiger Cub Ironbark Treant Verdant Tree Forest’s Favor

Gold (6)
Worker (5)
Tier I (3)
Merfolk Prospector (2)
Rook kills Smoker
Playful Panda kills Sensei
Discard 3, rs, Draw 5

Patrol:
Leader:
Elite:
Scavenger: wisp (0/1)
Technician:
Lookout:

Buildings:
Units/Heroes: Playful Panda (2/1), Level 1 Rook (2/2), Merfolk Prospector (1/1)
Base: 20
Other:

Economy:

Workers: 7 + 2 float
Hand: 5
Deck: 3
Discard: 0

Worker

Verdant Tree

New Hand

Tiger Cub Ironbark Treant Young Treant Spore Shambler Rampant Growth

"P1T3


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Reversal
Martial Mastery


STARTING HAND
Fox Viper
Savior Monk
Grappling Hook
Morningstar Flagbearer
Sensei’s Advice
Snapback


WORKERS
Fox Primus
Safe Attacking
Morningstar Flagbearer


NextHand

Grappling Hook
Aged Sensei (1/1)
Rambasa Twin
Martial Mastery
Sparring Partner


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($6)
Worker - ($5)
Draw for Tech
Hire Savior Monk - ($3)
Hire Fox Viper - ($1)
Grave kills wisp. You get a gold. - ($0)

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


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

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]: Savior Monk (2/2+A)
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]:
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]:
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]: Fox Viper (2/1) sparkshot
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Grave (3/4)
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5

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

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 4
  • Disc: 0
    [B]Gold:[/B]
  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 7
Thoughts

Never lucky, my tech draw couldn’t give me Sparring Partner OR Rambasa Twin. I decided to just play 2 units, tech’d some Grave spells, but I’m thinking he might just kill him. Hopefully Martial Mastery will give me some insight into what he’s up to…

P2T3:

Tech

Blooming Ancient, Lich’s Bargain

Starting Hand

Tiger Cub Ironbark Treant Young Treant Spore Shambler Rampant Growth -> Bird Nest

Gold + f + scav (10)
Young Treant, draw (8)
Bird Nest (6)
Worker (5)
Tier II - Growth (1)
tap prospector for a gold (2)
Tiger Cub (0)
Discard 2, Draw 2, rs, Draw 2

Patrol:
Leader: Playful Panda (2/1 + a)
Elite:
Scavenger: Young Treant (0/2)
Technician: Tiger Cub (2/2)
Lookout:

Buildings: Tier I - 5, Tier II(Growth) - 5
Units/Heroes: Level 1 Rook (2/2), Merfolk Prospector (1/1), Bird #1 (1/1), Bird #2 (1/1)
Base: 20
Other: Bird Nest

Economy:

Workers: 8
Hand: 4
Deck: 2
Discard: 0

Worker

Ironbark Treant

New Hand

Forest’s Favor Bone Collector Spore Shambler Rampant Growth

P1T4


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Young Lightning Dragon
Young Lightning Dragon


STARTING HAND
Rambasa Twin
Sparring Partner
Aged Sensei (1/1)
Grappling Hook
Martial Mastery
Smoker
Reversal


WORKERS
Fox Primus
Safe Attacking
Morningstar Flagbearer
Smoker


NextHand

Snapback
Fox Viper
Sensei’s Advice


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($7)
Worker - ($6)
Hire Rambasa Twins Tim and Tom - ($2)
Hire Sparring Partner - ($1)
Grave casts Martial Mastery, discard 1, draw 2, peek at your hand. - ($0)
Grave casts Grappling Hook, pulls Tiger Cub to Elite slot.
Fox Viper attacks SL Playful Panda, they trade, and Sparkshots Elite Tiger Cub
Grave attacks Scav Young Treant, kills it and sparkshots Elite Tiger Cub, killing it too. You get a gold.
Savior Monk trades with Rook. Grave gets 2 levels. Bird’s Nest is discarded.

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


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

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]: L5 Grave (3/4+A)
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]:
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]: Rambasa Tim (3/2)
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]: Sparring Partner (2/2)
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]: Rambasa Tom (3/2)
    [B]In Play:[/B]

[B]Buildings:[/B]

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

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

  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 7
  • Disc: 0
    [B]Gold:[/B]
  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 8

[details=Thoughts]
So, this was a great turn for me? It’s not like I broke his tech II or anything, but after seeing his next hand I don’t have any immediate tech II concerns. I made sure it will be VERY costly if he wants to kill Grave. He has the ability if he summons Arg (2g), Casts FF and RG (4g) on Birds and all out attacks him that’s 5 damage. He’ll get 2 levels on Arg and have 1g if he workers. I don’t think that’s a great turn for him. Sparring Partner is the prize, but he can kill it without casting spells. Next turn I should have some pretty good attacks and I need to tech up. I can rebuild my hand by maxing Grave and hopefully get some great attacks in. Let’s see how he manages his hand.
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P2T4:

Tech

Doom Grasp, Blooming Ancient

Starting Hand

Forest’s Favor Bone Collector Spore Shambler Rampant Growth

Gold + scav + prospector (10)
Worker (9)
Bone Collector (7)
Arg (5)
Spore Shambler (2)
Put a rune on each bird (0)
Birds take out the rambasa boys, you gain a gold
Discard 1, Draw 2, rs, Draw 1

Patrol:
Leader: Level 1 Arg (1/3 + a)
Elite:
Scavenger: wisp (0/1)
Technician: Spore Shambler (0/1)
Lookout:

Buildings: Tier I - 5, Tier II(Growth) - 5
Units/Heroes: Merfolk Prospector (1/1), Bird #1 (2/2), Bird #2 (2/2), Bone Collector (3/3)
Base: 20
Other:

Economy:

Workers: 9
Hand: 3
Deck: 6
Discard: 0

Worker

Forest’s Favor

New Hand

Blooming Ancient Lich’s Bargain Doom Grasp

P1T5


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Versatile Style
Versatile Style


STARTING HAND
Snapback
Sensei’s Advice
Fox Viper


WORKERS
Fox Primus
Safe Attacking
Morningstar Flagbearer
Smoker
Fox Viper


NextHand

Grappling Hook
Young Lightning Dragon
Martial Mastery
Reversal


Discard

Rambasa Twin
Sensei’s Advice
Snapback
Versatile Style
Versatile Style


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + Scav - ($9)
Worker - ($8)
Build Tech II (Discipline) - ($4)
Sparring Partner attacks Arg, breaks armor and deals 1 damage.
Grave kills Arg, takes 1 damage, but gains 2 levels and max-bands, heals, grabs a sword.
Ready Sparring Partner - ($2)
Grave throws sword, kills Bone Collector
Summon Rook - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 2, draw 4


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

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

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

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 3
  • Disc: 5
    [B]Gold:[/B]
  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 9
Thoughts

I’m feeling pretty far behind here, hard to imagine he doesn’t have a Doom Grasp coming. If he does, I once again lose a max-level hero to a pretty cheap trade (4 gold and his 0/1). The bright side is I got some value out of his ultimate and only put 4 gold into him, so gold-wise it’s parity. Those birds are seriously going to hurt and I don’t have good answers coming for some time, especially if Tech II gets broken. If Grave somehow survives I’ll have a good turn, but I doubt it. Sparring Partner readied but is in Tech because I anticipate both my heroes dying this turn, might as well get a card out of him.

You can’t summon Rook the same turn you start building your T2

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I’ll just float the 2 gold then! I thought that seemed really good :wink:

P2T5:

Tech

Blooming Elm, Nether Drain

Starting Hand

Lich’s Bargain Doom Grasp Blooming Ancient

Gold + Prospector (10)
Blooming Ancient (6)
Garth (4)
Lich’s Bargain (2)
Skeleton (1)
move 3 runes to bird #1
move 1 rune to wisp
move 1 rune to bird #2
wisp trades with sparring partner
bird #1 breaks your T2
bird #2 hits your T1 for 3
Discard 1, Draw 3

Patrol:
Leader: Spore Shambler (0/1 + a)
Elite:
Scavenger: Zombie (2/2)
Technician: Horror (3/3)
Lookout:

Buildings: Tier I - 5, Tier II(Growth) - 5
Units/Heroes: Merfolk Prospector (1/1), Bird #1 (5/5), Bird #2 (3/3), Level 1 Garth (1/3), Blooming Ancient (2/4), skeleton #1 (1/1), skeleton #2 (1/1)
Base: 16
Other:

Economy:

Workers: 8 + 1 float
Hand: 3
Deck: 3
Discard: 5

Worker

Forest’s Favor

New Hand

Playful Panda Bird Nest Rampant Growth

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"P1T6


StartingHand Workers

TECH
EARTHQUAKE
EARTHQUAKE

STARTING HAND
Reversal
Young Lightning Dragon
Martial Mastery
Grappling Hook
Young Lightning Dragon
Aged Sensei (1/1)
Savior Monk


WORKERS
Fox Primus
Safe Attacking
Morningstar Flagbearer
Smoker
Fox Viper
Young Lightning Dragon


NextHand

Sensei’s Advice
Versatile Style
Martial Mastery
Sparring Partner (2/2)


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float 2 - ($11)
Draw for tech death
Grave cast Martial Mastery, discard 1, draw 2 - ($10)
Worker - ($9)
Grave casts Reversal, killing the deathtouch horror. You draw a card.
Grave attacks and kills the Spore Shambler
Hire Savior Monk - ($7)
rebuild Tech II

Float ($7)
Discard 2, reshuffle, draw 4


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

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]: Savior Monk (2/2+A)
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]:
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]:
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]: L7 Grave (4/5)
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]

[B]Buildings:[/B]

  • :heart: Base HP: 18
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 2
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Discipline)

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

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 9
  • Disc: 0
    [B]Gold:[/B]
  • Gold: 7
  • Workers: 10
Thoughts

Boy-oh-boy, lich’s bargain again. Fun tournament I’m having :rage: Uhh, I guess I should’ve seen this coming? Grave is alive, that’s cool. He’s spitting out units left and right and has a 3/3 and a 5/5 flying set of …tweety birds. There’s no way for me to get to the Ancient this turn. White doesn’t have Wrath of God in this game, so I think I’m done. I’ll play one more turn just so he can have some fun.

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Good game, well played!

P2T6:

Gold + f (9)
Arg (7)
Playful Panda (5)
skeleton (4)
Tiger Cub (2)
Midband Arg (0)
Bird #1 kills Grave, maxbands Arg - now have 7 runes on BA
bird #2 kills Savior Monk
Blooming Ancient hits your base for 9
transfer all 7 runes to skeleton #1
skeleton #1 and #2 kill you, good game!

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tagging @EricF

Cheers, GG!

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