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Casual: CesareB [Necro]/Finesse/Future vs. witspur [Demon]/Finesse/Discipline


#42

Uh-oh. It’s been swinging back and forth, but this is starting to look dire. I blame it on the first turn when I thought Poisonblade would apply his runes on the defense. It’s been downhill ever since. LOL

It didn’t help that I was thinking Sac The Weak was targetable. It’s not and the mind-parry fizzles.


#43

@CesareB

This one is a wrap. I can’t come back from what you’ve got assembled.


#44

@witspur GG dude. Very tense and interesting game. I fully expected to get turned back at some point. You’re probably right to concede though: even if you built some kind of board, I’ve drawn both Unphases this turn.

Also I think the big decision that cost you the game was patrolling Grave rather than using his rune to take out Garth. While yes that opens your base to omegacron, it makes it much more expensive for me to bring omega out. Plus since by that point I’m down to 10 base HP I probably have to attack Grave or the Monk with omega even if they’re not patrolling just to make sure I don’t immediately die.


#45

Also if you have any interest in playing another match I’d be down. Though I think I’d want to replace Finesse with Feral.


#46

@CesareB \

I’m good for another one. I don’t want to keep the same codex, but it’s the one I decided to take to the tourney (without trying it out beforehand), so I’m still trying to unlock it’s hidden potential. As for Grave, I was under the impression that you couldn’t use the rune on the same turn you acquired it. I don’t know why I thought that, but I did. I’m impressed with Future’s potential. I’ve never gone against it before. I’ve played Purple a little bit, but always focused on Present or Past.

I’ll plug in Feral and start us off.


#47

@CesareB

GLHF!

"P1T1


StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Pestering Haunt
Jandra, the Negator
Poisonblade Rogue
Skeleton Javelineer
Sacrifice the Weak


WORKERS
Skeleton Javelineer


NextHand

Graveyard
Thieving Imp
Skeletal Archery
Deteriorate
Summon Skeletons


Discard

Sacrifice the Weak
Pestering Haunt
Poisonblade Rogue


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($4)
Worker - ($3)
Jandra, the Negator - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 3, draw 5


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Jandra, the Negator 3/3+A
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:
*

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 3

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 5
    "

#48

"P2T1


StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Summon Skeletons
Thieving Imp
Skeleton Javelineer
Deteriorate
Sacrifice the Weak


WORKERS
Skeleton Javelineer


NextHand

Skeletal Archery
Jandra, the Negator
Graveyard
Pestering Haunt
Poisonblade Rogue


Discard

Sacrifice the Weak
Summon Skeletons
Deteriorate
Thieving Imp


Tech 0 card(s)
Get Paid - ($5)
Worker - ($4)
Summon Garth - ($2)
Cast Sacrifice the weak, Jandra dies - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 3, draw 5


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader:
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger: Garth Torken lvl 1 1/3
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:
*

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 4

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 6
Thoughts

I don’t love summoning Garth against his powerful combat heroes but alas it’s the only way I can afford STW and it’s such a solid economic advantage to get rid of Jandra with it that I just can’t pass it up. Depending on how he answers I MAY even be able to get a graveyard up and running next turn.

"


#49

@CesareB This probably wouldn’t matter for the last game, but for future reference - Unphase doesn’t work on Omegacron or on Vir’s Mech, because they’re both untargetable.


#50

"P1T2


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Star-Crossed Starlet
Nimble Fencer


STARTING HAND
Thieving Imp
Deteriorate
Skeletal Archery
Summon Skeletons
Graveyard


WORKERS
Skeleton Javelineer
Skeletal Archery


NextHand

Nimble Fencer
Poisonblade Rogue
Graveyard
Star-Crossed Starlet
Pestering Haunt


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($5)
Worker - ($4)
Vandy - ($2)
Tech 1 - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 4, reshuffle, draw 5


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Vandy L1 2/3+A
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:
*

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 5
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 6
    "

#51

"P2T2


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Bone Collector
Murkwood Allies


STARTING HAND
Jandra, the Negator
Poisonblade Rogue
Graveyard
Skeletal Archery
Pestering Haunt


WORKERS
Skeleton Javelineer
Jandra, the Negator


NextHand

Skeletal Archery
Thieving Imp
Murkwood Allies
Bone Collector


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($6)
Worker - ($5)
Tech 1 - ($3)
Garth makes a skeleton - ($2)
Summon Poisonblade Rogue - ($0)
Summon Pestering Haunt

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


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader:
  • :psfist: Elite: Poisonblade Rogue 3/1
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician: Skeleton 1/1
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Garth Torken lvl 1 1/3
  • Pestering Haunt 1/1

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 4
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 7
Thoughts

See this is why I didn’t want to summon Garth. It lets him play a conservative line like that and still be in a position where a good card draw (any 2 of Nimble Fencer, Dereriorate, and StW) still gets him a hero kill. Hence my choice to tech BC and Allies. I really wanna just go all-in on tokens this game and see if it’s practical.

"


#52

@CesareB

Sorry for the delay.

"P1T3


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Nimble Fencer
Maestro


STARTING HAND
Pestering Haunt
Poisonblade Rogue
Graveyard
Nimble Fencer
Star-Crossed Starlet


WORKERS
Skeleton Javelineer
Skeletal Archery
Pestering Haunt


NextHand

Thieving Imp
Summon Skeletons
Deteriorate
Sacrifice the Weak


Discard

Nimble Fencer
Poisonblade Rogue
Graveyard
Nimble Fencer
Maestro


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($6)
Worker - ($5)
Nimble Fencer - ($3)
Star-Crossed Starlet - ($1)
Nimble Fencer trades with Poisonblade
Vandy kills Technician skeleton
Star-Crossed Starlet eliminates Garth Vandy gets 2 levels and heals

Float ($1)
Discard 2, draw 4


Board Info:
In Patrol:

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

In Play:

  • Vandy L3 3/4
  • Star-Crossed Starlet 3/1

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 1
  • Disc: 5

Gold:

  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 7
    "

#53

@witspur It’s all.good. One of the big benefits of forum play is that you can take your time if you need to.

"P2T3


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Bone Collector
Lich’s Bargain


STARTING HAND
Murkwood Allies
Thieving Imp
Bone Collector
Skeletal Archery
Graveyard


WORKERS
Skeleton Javelineer
Jandra, the Negator
Graveyard


NextHand

Summon Skeletons
Sacrifice the Weak
Deteriorate
Poisonblade Rogue


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($7)
Worker - ($6)
Tech draw
Summon Thieving Imp, discarding card 3 - ($3)
Summon Bone Collector - ($0)
Pestering Haunt hits Vandy for 1, dies

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


Board Info:
In Patrol:

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

In Play:
*

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 5
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 8
Thoughts

He can almost certainly clear my patrol if he desperately wants to, but I’m dubious that really accomplishes much for him. He can’t clear my BC unless he’s willing to maxband Vandy or go even lower on cards via deteriorate. Maxbanding her gives me a nice beefy Imp to hit back with though. I’m betting he chooses to just rebuild hand size and tech up: starlet suggests he’s gonna pursue Finesse. I’m thinking I may go Necromancy in that case and just play around Discord. I really wanna make Corpse Catapult work haha. If he goes disc again I think I’ll need to go with Future instead so I don’t just lose to YLD.

"


#54

@CesareB

"P1T4


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Grounded Guide
Maestro


STARTING HAND
Summon Skeletons
Deteriorate
Sacrifice the Weak
Thieving Imp


WORKERS
Skeleton Javelineer
Skeletal Archery
Pestering Haunt
Summon Skeletons


NextHand

Maestro
Jandra, the Negator
Graveyard


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($8)
Worker - ($7)
Discard card #3
Summon my own Thieving Imp- You Discard Card #1 - ($4)
Star-Crossed Starlet takes 1 DMG during Upkeep and perishes
Build Tech 2 (Finesse) - ($0)

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


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Thieving Imp (2/2+1armor)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician: Vandy L3 3/3
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:
*

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 8
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 8
    "

#55

"P2T4


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Corpse Catapult
Corpse Catapult


STARTING HAND
Summon Skeletons
Deteriorate
Sacrifice the Weak
Poisonblade Rogue


WORKERS
Skeleton Javelineer
Jandra, the Negator
Graveyard
Poisonblade Rogue


NextHand

Murkwood Allies
Lich’s Bargain
Skeletal Archery


Discard

Deteriorate
Sacrifice the Weak
Bone Collector
Summon Skeletons
Corpse Catapult
Corpse Catapult


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($8)
Worker - ($7)
Summon Garth Torken - ($5)
Garth makes a skeleton - ($4)
Cast Sacrifice the Weak, killing my skeleton and your Imp - ($2)
Bone Collector trades with Vandy, creates a skeleton, you draw, 2 lvls to Garth

Float ($2)
Discard 1, draw 3


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Thieving Imp 2/2+A
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician: Skeleton 1/1
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Garth lvl 3 1/3

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 2
  • Disc: 6

Gold:

  • Gold: 2
  • Workers: 9
Thoughts

I’m worried I’m painting myself into a corner here. He hit deteriorate with his Imp which sucks as it would’ve let me trade much more cheaply. I could just tech up myself but since I don’t have any tech 2s in my deck yet that doesn’t seem super useful. I’m tempted to build a HH but I think more money is more important. As usual, if I can take out Vandy, I probably should, so here we are.

"


#56

"P1T5


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Dark Pact
Grounded Guide


STARTING HAND
Jandra, the Negator
Graveyard
Maestro
Deteriorate


WORKERS
Skeleton Javelineer
Skeletal Archery
Pestering Haunt
Summon Skeletons


NextHand

Star-Crossed Starlet
Grounded Guide
Maestro
Nimble Fencer


Discard

Thieving Imp
Deteriorate
Jandra, the Negator
Dark Pact
Grounded Guide


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($8)
No Worker
Tech Draw
Maestro - ($5)
Graveyard - ($3)
Summon River - ($1)

Float ($1)
Discard 2, draw 4


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: River L1 (2/3+1armor)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician: Maestro (3/5)
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Graveyard 3HP

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 3
  • Disc: 5

Gold:

  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 8
    "

#57

"P2T5


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Death Rites
Behind the Ferns


STARTING HAND
Skeletal Archery
Lich’s Bargain
Murkwood Allies
Bone Collector


WORKERS
Skeleton Javelineer
Jandra, the Negator
Graveyard
Poisonblade Rogue


NextHand

Death Rites
Sacrifice the Weak
Corpse Catapult
Pestering Haunt


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($11)
Worker - ($10)
Build Tech 2 Necromancy - ($6)
Cast Lich’s Bargain, Base to 16 - ($4)
Create a skeleton - ($3)
Thieving Imp attacks River, does 1 damage after armor, dies
Garth to midband - ($2)
Garth kills River, to lvl 6
Maxband Garth, summoning a Bone Collector from discard - ($1)
Sacrifice a skeleton to draw a card

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


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Horror 3/3+A
  • :psfist: Elite: Zombie 3/2
  • :ps_: Scavenger: Skeleton 1/1
  • :pschip: Technician: Skeleton 1/1
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Bone Collector 3/3
  • Garth lvl 7 3/4

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 16

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 8
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 9
Thoughts

River dying means I can avoid the threat of Discord for at least a turn, which could, at some point, totally wreck this silly plan I’ve got going. Honestly the fact that he was willing to put her out front suggests he hasn’t teched it or at least isn’t thinking about it. Finesse backed up by Graveyard does sound irritating but there’s not much we can do right now other than keep to the board swarm plan and hope to pull the catapults and/or death rites before he can start repeatedly summoning free, hasty starlets.

"


#58

Forgot to put my Tech 2 in the buildings section, oops.


#59

"P1T6


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Reversal
Backstabber


STARTING HAND
Grounded Guide
Nimble Fencer
Star-Crossed Starlet
Maestro


WORKERS
Skeleton Javelineer
Skeletal Archery
Pestering Haunt
Summon Skeletons


NextHand

Nimble Fencer
Sacrifice the Weak


Discard

Thieving Imp
Deteriorate
Jandra, the Negator
Dark Pact
Grounded Guide
Reversal
Backstabber


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($9)
No Worker
Grounded Guide - ($4)
Nimble Fencer (Free)
Star-Crossed Starlet (Free)
Maestro #2 - ($1)
Star-Crossed Starlet trades with Horror. She goes to Graveyard.
Tap GY to revive her.
Star-Crossed Starlet Kills Scavenger Skelly takes 1 DMG
Nimble Fencer (4/4) kills Zombie taking 3 DMG
Maestro #1 (3/5) kills Technician Skelly taking 1 DMG

Float ($1)
Discard 0, draw 2


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Maestro #2 (1+3/5+1armor)= (4/6)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician: Grounded Guide (4/4)
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Graveyard 3HP
  • Nimble Fencer (4/1)
  • Star-Crossed Starlet (6/2)
  • Maestro #1 (4/4)

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 2
  • Deck: 1
  • Disc: 7

Gold:

  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 8
    "

#60

"P2T6


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Feral Strike


STARTING HAND
Bone Collector
Corpse Catapult
Lich’s Bargain
Deteriorate


WORKERS
Skeleton Javelineer
Jandra, the Negator
Graveyard
Poisonblade Rogue
Pestering Haunt


NextHand

Corpse Catapult
Behind the Ferns
Murkwood Allies
Lich’s Bargain


Discard

Death Rites
Sacrifice the Weak
Bone Collector
Deteriorate
Summon Skeletons
Feral Strike


Tech 1 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($10)
Tech draw and scavenger gold - ($11)
Summon Corpse Catapult - ($8)
Cast Death Rites - ($4)
Bone Collector attacks Maestro 2, does 2 damage after armor, creates a skeleton, and dies
1 rune to CC, Death Rites kills Nimble Fencer to GY
Cast Sacrifice the Weak, killing new skeleton and Starlet to GY - ($2)
1 rune to CC, Death Rites kills Grounded Guide to GY, you draw
Garth attacks and kills Maestro 2 to GY, taking 3 damage
Graveyard is too full and gets sacrificed
Create a skeleton - ($1)
Sacrifice skeleton to draw a card
1 rune to CC, Death Rites kills Maestro 1
Worker - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 2, draw 4


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Corpse Catapult 1/4+A (3 runes)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Garth lvl 7 3/1

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 2
  • Disc: 6

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 10
Thoughts

Man I had just the most convenient cards to deal with that kind of aggressive all-in. I’ll take it.

"


#61

Question- Would Maestro #2 (4/3) in the SL position be removed via Death Rites as the weaker unit before the Grounded Guide (4/4)?