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[Casual] NikoBolas [Red] vs UrbanVelvet [White]

Sorry, I’m super rusty! I haven’t played in a few years and just came back last month. Also, I don’t see much value in playing a game that is super-lopsided that I will definitely lose in a few turns.

But sure, I’ll try again. You can stay P1, I need more practice as P2 anyway.

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I was thinking disappointing for you mostly. I am constantly forgetting and or overlooking things myself, and I play regularly these days.

"P1T1


StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Snapback
Fox Viper
Aged Sensei
Safe Attacking
Grappling Hook


WORKERS
Grappling Hook


NextHand

Fox Primus
Morningstar Flagbearer
Sensei’s Advice
Savior Monk
Smoker


Discard

Fox Viper
Snapback
Safe Attacking


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($4)
Worker - ($3)
Aged Sensei - ($2)
Setsuki - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 3, draw 5


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: L1 Setsuki (1/3+a)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Aged Sensei (1/1)

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 3

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 5
    "

To me, if you can’t get a good neutral game going the first few turns, it’s really hard to turn things around so that game was looking really bad since I misread your turn being about Setsuki when it was really about Graves. Reversal and Drakk kill were pretty devastating for me. So not too disappointing to stop playing that game :wink:

P2T1


StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Pillage
Careless Musketeer
Bloodburn
Mad Man
Bloodrage Ogre


WORKERS
Careless Musketeer


NextHand

Charge
Scorch
Bombaster
Nautical Dog
Makeshift Rambaster


Discard

Bloodburn
Mad Man
Pillage


Tech 0 card(s)
Get Paid - ($5)
Worker - ($4)
Hire Bloodrage Ogre - ($2)
Summon Jaina - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 3, draw 5


Board Info:
In Patrol:

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

In Play:

  • Jaina 2/3

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 3

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 6
Thoughts

Trying Jaina this time.

Yeah I wouldn’t want to play that out either.

"P1T2


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Shuriken Hail
Shuriken Hail


STARTING HAND
Sensei’s Advice
Smoker
Savior Monk
Morningstar Flagbearer
Fox Primus


WORKERS
Grappling Hook
Morningstar Flagbearer


NextHand

Sensei’s Advice
Fox Primus
Savior Monk
Fox Viper
Shuriken Hail


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($5)
Worker - ($4)
Smoker - ($3)
Midband Setsuki - ($0)
Sensei buffs Setsuki and she swiftly kills BRO

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


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Smoker (1/1+a)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Aged Sensei (1/1)
  • L4 Setsuki (2/3) *costs 1 to attack when not patrolling *swift strike when attacking

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 3
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 6
Thoughts

Trying something a bit different for this game. Who needs tech 1 right?

"

P2T2


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Flame Arrow
Gunpoint Taxman


STARTING HAND
Nautical Dog
Bombaster
Makeshift Rambaster
Charge
Scorch


WORKERS
Careless Musketeer
Scorch


NextHand

Gunpoint Taxman
Pillage
Bombaster
Mad Man


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($6)
Worker - ($5)
Hire Makeshift Rambaster - ($3)
Jaina kills Smoker, takes 1
Rambaster kills Sensei, takes 1
Build Tech I - ($2)
Hire Nautical Dog - ($1)

Float ($1)
Discard 2, reshuffle, draw 4


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader:
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician: Nautical Dog 1/1
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Jaina 2/2
  • Makeshift Rambaster 1/1

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 4
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 7
Thoughts

Bad patrol, loses to on-board attack. Should have been in Tech/Scav. This was in reference to me patrolling BRO in SL, not his Smoker in SL. It beats Mad Man!

Edit: Attacks were wrong Jaina kills Smoker (SL Armor) and Makeshift Rambaster kills Sensei.

hmm, so far as red you are too passive. You play mostly on def, while red is super aggro. Just my 2 cents.

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I was pretty aggro first game! :slight_smile: 4 points short of a base kill.

But yeah that second game I was playing too safe and it cost me.

The fact that my other game on pbf is trying to go for a Control-Law game may be influencing me, haha.

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"P1T3


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Sparring Partner
Fox’s Den Students


STARTING HAND
Sensei’s Advice
Savior Monk
Shuriken Hail
Fox Viper
Fox Primus


WORKERS
Grappling Hook
Morningstar Flagbearer
Savior Monk


NextHand

Safe Attacking
Snapback
Shuriken Hail
Fox’s Den Students


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($6)
Worker - ($5)
Shuriken Hail, dog dies and you draw - ($4)
Setsuki swiftly kills Jaina, maxbands
Fox Primus - ($1)
Tech 1 - ($0)

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


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Fox Primus (2/2+a)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • L6 Setsuki (3/4) *costs 1 to attack when not patrolling *swift strike when attacking *draw 2 on upkeep

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 6
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 7
Thoughts

Worked! Tech Foxs den students and hope it works out

"

P2T3


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Surprise Attack
Lobber


STARTING HAND
Gunpoint Taxman
Mad Man
Bombaster
Pillage
Bloodburn


WORKERS
Careless Musketeer
Scorch


NextHand

Charge
Bloodburn
Flame Arrow
Makeshift Rambaster
Bloodrage Ogre


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($8)
Zane appears in a cloud of red smoke - ($6)
Max Zane, shoves Primus to Scavenger - ($1)
Rambaster trades with Primus, you get a gold
Zane pillages your Scav gold, your base takes 1
Zane kills Sets, takes 3…slowly - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 4, draw 3, reshuffle, draw 2


Board Info:
In Patrol:

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

In Play:

  • L6 Zane 4/1

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 7
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 7
Thoughts

Alright, let’s try and make some guesses: He’s going for a Setsuki-centric plan, given that she’s max and he just played Shuriken Hail. So very likely, he has tech’d in her ult and that’s a big problem. To counter that, I should try and kill Sets this turn, which I think I can do with Zane. Mad Man can act like a free point of damage for 1g and let’s rambaster stay alive to peck at Tech I. I could Zane-shove into scavenger and then Pillage, doesn’t seem great because I’m workering Bombaster and Mad Man is not a pirate. Bloodburn seems like it would be useful, but soooo expensive. Maybe I worker that instead. After doing the math, I would have to skip worker to Zane-blast Sets this turn, because it costs 1 to attack her. Also not enough to use Mad Man, I would lose Rambaster. It’s a really really costly attack, but it probably screws up his plans? Also stops him from drawing 2 cards! Which is a ton. And stops him from ulting. Yeah, I guess I have to do it.

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"P1T4


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Doubling Barbarbarian
Doubling Barbarbarian


STARTING HAND
Snapback
Shuriken Hail
Safe Attacking
Fox’s Den Students


WORKERS
Grappling Hook
Morningstar Flagbearer
Savior Monk
Safe Attacking


NextHand

Sensei’s Advice
Shuriken Hail
Aged Sensei (1/1)
Smoker (1/1+a)
Sparring Partner


Discard

Fox Primus (2/2+a)
Shuriken Hail
Snapback
Fox’s Den Students
Doubling Barbarbarian
Doubling Barbarbarian


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($7)
Worker - ($6)
Tech 2 (Strength) - ($2)
Rook - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 3, draw 5


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: L1 Rook (2/4+a)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:
*

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 19
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Strength)

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 1
  • Disc: 6

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 8
Thoughts

Damn, didn’t see that coming. Gonna be a bit rough I think for me this game cause I went bold and it didn’t pay off

"

P2T4


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Crashbarrow
Crashbarrow


STARTING HAND
Bloodrage Ogre
Charge
Flame Arrow
Bloodburn
Makeshift Rambaster


WORKERS
Careless Musketeer
Scorch
Bloodburn


NextHand

Surprise Attack
Pillage
Bombaster
Gunpoint Taxman


Discard

Makeshift Rambaster
Flame Arrow
Charge
Crashbarrow
Crashbarrow


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($7)
Worker - ($6)
Zane suicidally hits Rook for 4, levels to Rook.
Hire Rambaster - ($4)
Summon Jaina - ($2)
Rambaster finishes what Zane started, Rook and Rambaster dies, 2 levels to Jaina.
Hire BRO - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 2, draw 4


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: BRO 3/2
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician: L3 Jaina 2/3
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:
*

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 3
  • Disc: 5

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 8
Thoughts

I have lots of ways to do 4 damage. Suicide Zane, then Jaina -> Flame Arrow. Hire BRO and cast Charge. Hell, just suicidng Zane is 4 damage. But Rook has 4 HP and the SL position giving him an armor is really making my life difficult. I could suicide Zane, then suicide Rambaster but next turn I would have no board if I tech up. There’s no real benefit to teching up with my deck being so bloated right now. Definitely workering Bloodburn, it was not meant to be. He has a lot of hero-centric gameplans and I don’t see it making a difference. I gotta rebuild a board so I can stay on the offensive, not give him an opportunity to easily make trades.

"P1T5


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Colossus
Speed of the Fox


STARTING HAND
Sparring Partner
Shuriken Hail
Smoker (1/1+a)
Sensei’s Advice
Aged Sensei (1/1)


WORKERS
Grappling Hook
Morningstar Flagbearer
Savior Monk
Safe Attacking
Aged Sensei (1/1)


NextHand

Snapback
Shuriken Hail
Fox Viper
Fox Primus (2/2+a)


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($8)
Worker - ($7)
Smoker - ($6)
Sparring Partner - ($5)
Grave - ($3)
Tower - ($0)

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


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Sparring Partner (2/2+a)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger: Smoker (1/1)
  • :pschip: Technician: L1 Grave (2/3)
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:
*

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Strength)
  • :heart: Tower HP: 4

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 7
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 9
Thoughts

And still gotta weather another turn before I get anything notable. I didn’t play this game well

"

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[b]P2T5[/b]
Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Detonate
Lobber


STARTING HAND
Pillage
Gunpoint Taxman
Surprise Attack
Bombaster


WORKERS
Careless Musketeer
Scorch
Bloodburn
Pillage


NextHand

Charge
Nautical Dog
Lobber
Mad Man


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($8)
Worker - ($7)
BRO trades with Sparring Partner
Jaina kills Smoker, Sparkshots Graves, and takes 2 - you get a gold
Jaina to 4, heals - ($6)
Build Tech II (Blood) - ($2)
Hire Gunpoint Taxman - ($0)

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


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader:
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician: Gunpoint Taxman 3/3, anti-air
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • L4 Jaina 3/3

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 8
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 9
Thoughts

Drew Flame Arrow when Jaina was dead, now I got Surprise Attack with a dead Zane. Alright Alright Alright. Uhh, Tower stops me from killing Graves with Jaina, nice play. I don’t feel good leaving Graves alive, and I feel like a sneaky Sets is incoming, but Zane can’t be resummoned and I don’t think leveling Jaina then trading with Graves is great either. Let’s roll them dice!

Edit: Sparkshot Graves

sparkshots grave?

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Ahh, thanks. Completely forgot she had Sparkshot :stuck_out_tongue:

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"P1T6


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Colossus
Whitestar Grappler


STARTING HAND
Fox Viper
Fox Primus (2/2+a)
Snapback
Shuriken Hail


WORKERS
Grappling Hook
Morningstar Flagbearer
Savior Monk
Safe Attacking
Aged Sensei (1/1)
Shuriken Hail


NextHand

Shuriken Hail
Doubling Barbarbarian
Speed of the Fox
Colossus
Fox’s Den Students


Discard

Sparring Partner (2/2+a)
Smoker (1/1)
Fox Viper
Fox Primus (2/2+a)
Snapback
Colossus
Whitestar Grappler


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid+ scav - ($10)
Worker - ($9)
Midband Grave, he kills taxman and takes 3. You draw. - ($7)
Maxband Grave - ($3)
Hire Rook - ($1)
Grave throws his sword at Jaina, Rook levels twice

Float ($1)
Discard 3, draw 5


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: L3 Rook (2/4+a)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • L7 Grave (4/5) *sparkshot *readiness

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Strength)
  • :heart: Tower HP: 4

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 2
  • Disc: 7

Gold:

  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 10
Thoughts

Can’t believe he left grave up, I would just left Jaina low health. Maybe he didn’t want me to have a card, or maybe he just committed to that before being reminded about sparkshot. Either way I am pretty sure Rook will die, maybe both with a crashbarrow.

"

P2T6


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Pirate-Gang Commander
Pirate-Gang Commander


STARTING HAND
Lobber
Mad Man
Nautical Dog
Charge
Detonate


WORKERS
Careless Musketeer
Scorch
Bloodburn
Pillage


NextHand

Lobber
Makeshift Rambaster
Crashbarrow
Bombaster
Crashbarrow


Discard

Gunpoint Taxman
Mad Man
Lobber
Charge
Detonate
Nautical Dog
Pirate-Gang Commander
Pirate-Gang Commander


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($9)
Summon Zane - ($7)
Hire Mad Man - ($6)
Hire Lobber - ($5)
Max-band Zane, shove Rook to Lookout, then deal a damage to him - ($0)
Mad Man and Lobber trade with Rook, levels fizzle
Zane breaks your Tower, your base takes 2, Zane takes 1 (Side note: Your base should be at 17 now, thanks to an earlier pillage).

Float ($0)
Discard 3, draw 5


Board Info:
In Patrol:

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

In Play:

  • L6 Zane 4/3

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 2
  • Disc: 8

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 9
Thoughts

Rook having 4 HP is so annoying, every time. This time I can do 3 damage very easily. Mid-band Zane? 3. Max-band Zane ping + Lobber? 3. Oh, and the opportunity cost for not killing Rook? He will max-band Rook and win with double EQ. Or Max-band Rook and just have…a virtual 4/12 wall. I’m regetting not trading Jaina for Graves last turn. I think it was a mistake not to make that trade, though maybe it kept him from just playing Rook and max-banding immediately. I’ll never know. I do know that a Rook that is precariously level 3 is a terrible thing to let your opponent have and I can’t think through any turns that don’t involve killing Rook right now.

"P1T7


StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Colossus
Doubling Barbarbarian
Speed of the Fox
Shuriken Hail
Fox’s Den Students


WORKERS
Grappling Hook
Morningstar Flagbearer
Savior Monk
Safe Attacking
Aged Sensei (1/1)
Shuriken Hail
Fox’s Den Students


NextHand

Sensei’s Advice
Speed of the Fox
Doubling Barbarbarian
Fox Primus (2/2+a)


Tech 0 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($11)
Setsuki - ($9)
Speed of the Fox - ($7)
Setsuki and Grave destroy your tech 2. Your base takes 2
Colossus - ($1)
Worker - ($0)

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


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Colossus (6/7+a)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician: L7 Grave (4/5) *sparkshot *readiness
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • L1 Setsuki (1/3) * costs 1 to attack when not patrolling

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 17
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Strength)

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 8
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 11
Thoughts

Big guy in the way

"

P2T7


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Captured Bugblatter
Captured Bugblatter


STARTING HAND
Makeshift Rambaster
Bombaster
Lobber
Crashbarrow
Crashbarrow


WORKERS
Careless Musketeer
Scorch
Bloodburn
Pillage
Makeshift Rambaster


NextHand

Captured Bugblatter
Detonate
Flame Arrow
Surprise Attack


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($9)
Worker - ($8)
Hire Lobber - ($7)
Hire Bombaster - ($5)
Zane yells, “Come follow meeeeee!”, drops a note
Zane attacks Collosus, deals 3 after armor, levels to Sets
Lobber attacks Collosus deals 2
Bombaster picks up the note, shrugs and detonates himself deals 2 to Collosus and destroys it - ($4)
Build a Tower - ($1)

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


Board Info:
In Patrol:

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

In Play:
*

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 18
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Blood)
  • :heart: Tower HP: 4

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 12
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 10
Thoughts

Damn, that was pretty much the worst case scenario for me. Turns off both of my Crashbarrows. Can’t build Tech III. Bleh. It’s a toss up between floating 5 gold and building a Surplus here. I think the Surplus is worse - gonna need that gold next turn, even though he’s probably breaking my Tech II again. If he draws the other Collosus, that’s probably game. Hell, even if he doesn’t, I’m really far behind here. Maybe I should build a Tower? Doesn’t do much against Collosi, but it will divert attention or at least start wittling down Graves. I’ll do it, still floats 2 gold. Edit: Forgot to pay for Bombaster. Couldn’t Surplus and only floating 1 with Tower…

Edit: Bombaster ability costs 1g!
Edit2: Updated Base Health.

Am I reading this right and you swapped the gold costs on the last two things?