Tech StartingHand Workers
Circle of Life
Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($8)
Worker - ($7)
Maxband Midori - ($0)
Midori and Tiger Cub kill Ardra’s Boulder
Wisp kills Mirror Illusion, you get a gold
Playful Panda kills Reputable Newsman
Discard 4, draw 3, reshuffle, draw 2
- Midori L8 4/5
- Tiger Cub 3/3 (Midori boost)
- Playful Panda 2/2
- Wisp 1/2 (Midori boost)
Base HP: 20
Tech I HP: 5
Losing the Basilisk still works out as an even trade, at least. Free Speech is more scary than Doom Grasp, so I’m just going to max Midori and take Quince out, and then Zhavier still has no attack down. I could also go for a Young Treant draw, but Rampant Growth just lets me take out the Boulder, and Circle of Life does nothing for me. Besides, Boulder is just one more unit that can’t do anything against an air force, and I’m leaning in that direction anyway.
Hmm, or do I just want to attack the base, and threaten Final Showdown finishing the game in two turns if I draw Rampant Growth again? Too risky with Quince and Garth in the game, I think.
I could also just midband Midori, take out the Boulder with the Panda to spare, and have 3 gold left to put something down. That’s a safer option that doesn’t telegraph my dependence on Midori as much, but I’m worried about that mirror.
… Oh, there’s another line. Let’s compare:
- Max Midori, kill Quince. I have 4/5 Midori, 3/3 Cub, 2/2 Panda, 1/2 Wisp, zhavier has 0/6 Boulder, 0/1 Mirror, 0/2 Newsman that doesn’t block anything I care about, 2/3 Porkhand.
- Max Midori, Midori and Cub kill the boulder, Wisp kills the Mirror, Panda kills Quice. I have 4/5 Midori, 3/3 Cub, 2/1 Panda, 1/2 Wisp, but nothing in patrol; zhavier has 2/3 Porkhand and 0/2 Newsman, plus an extra card in hand. Manufactured Truth + Bone Collector could take out Midori, but he has to skep Tech II to do that, and I still have a pretty big board. Let’s do it! EDIT: Killing Scavenger gives him enough to do this and go to Tech II, but it’s still a pretty specific card pair, and he’s got a 1/3 chance of having drawn MT again. He could use a Hound, too…
EDIT: Whoops, Panda can’t kill Quince anyway. Hmm. OK, I’ll just risk the Free Speech, it’ll hurt but I can get the Owl set up and go for Tech II.