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Casual: Payprplayn vs. Hobusu


#1

Before we get started, I have a couple of questions. Well, really just one: How are we supposed to determine what cards we draw? I looked for the answer but couldn’t find it.


#2

Have you already found the Tracking Spreadsheet? If you use it, it’ll automatically handle that when you press the Discard/Draw button at the bottom of the sheet. Feel free to ask if you have any other questions, or you can check the other posts in that thread.


#3

OK, here goes. Gl/hf, and lat’s hope I don’t screw this up.
P1T1


StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Graveyard
Sacrifice the Weak
Skeleton Javelineer
Thieving Imp
Jandra, the Negator


WORKERS
Skeleton Javelineer


NextHand

Deteriorate
Summon Skeletons
Skeletal Archery
Pestering Haunt
Poisonblade Rogue


Discard

Thieving Imp
Sacrifice the Weak
Graveyard


Tech 0 card(s)
Get Paid - ($4)
Worker - ($3)
Play Jandra - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 3, draw 5


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

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]: Jandra, the Negator
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]:
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]:
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]:
  • :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

#4

Without looking at anything I shouldn’t, it seems like you’re using it right so far!

Player 2 Turn 1


Starting Hand and Workers

STARTING HAND

Scorch
Mad Man
Bloodburn
Makeshift Rambaster
Bombaster


WORKERS

Bloodburn


Next Hand

Pillage
Careless Musketeer
Nautical Dog
Charge
Bloodrage Ogre


Discard

Mad Man
Makeshift Rambaster
Scorch


Tech 0 card(s)
Get Paid - ($5)
Worker - ($4)
Recruit Bombaster - ($2)
Summon Rook - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 3, draw 5


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

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]: Garus Rook (2/4+a)
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]:
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]: Bombaster (2/2)
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]:
  • :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: 6
Thoughts

First time using this codex, and I’m already having to remind myself that I’m not playing mono-red. Thankfully, Rook is a much better Hero in this position than Drakk or Jaina would have been. As far as I can tell he can’t kill Rook this turn, so we’ll see what horrors await next turn.


#5

The one thing I forgot was to state Jandra’s stats. I will (hopefully) remember to do that from now on.

P1T2


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Mythmaking
Ardra’s Boulder


STARTING HAND
Pestering Haunt
Deteriorate
Skeletal Archery
Poisonblade Rogue
Summon Skeletons


WORKERS
Skeleton Javelineer
Skeletal Archery


NextHand

Poisonblade Rogue
Sacrifice the Weak
Deteriorate
Summon Skeletons
Graveyard


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($5)
Worker - ($4)
Summon Rook - ($2)
Recruit Pestering Haunt
Tech 1 - ($0)

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


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

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]: Garus Rook (2/4+A)
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]: Jandra, the Negator (4/3)
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]:
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]:
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Pestering Haunt (1/1)
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • Tech 1: 5

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

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

#6

Pestering Haunt isn’t shown in your In Play area, but it looks like you didn’t discard it. Might want to check your sheet to see what happened.


#7

Yeah, should be in my play area. I’ll update that. Thanks.


#8

Player 2 Turn 2


Tech, Starting Hand and Workers

TECH

Gunpoint Taxman
Bird’s Nest


STARTING HAND

Pillage
Charge
Bloodrage Ogre
Careless Musketeer
Nautical Dog


WORKERS

Bloodburn
Pillage


Next Hand

Charge
Gunpoint Taxman
Makeshift Rambaster
Careless Musketeer
Nautical Dog


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($6)
Worker - ($5)
Build Tech I - ($3)
Recruit Bloodrage Ogre - ($1)

Float ($1)
Discard 3, reshuffle, draw 5


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

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]: Bloodrage Ogre (3/2+a)
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]:
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]: Bombaster (2/2)
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]:
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Garus Rook Lv. 1 (2/4)
    [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: 1
  • Workers: 7

[details=Thoughts][spoiler]Let’s try something. Here’s what my deck looks like as of the end of this turn:

  • Nautical Dog
  • Mad Man
  • Bombaster
  • Makeshift Rambaster
  • Bloodrage Ogre
  • Careless Musketeer
  • Scorch
  • Charge
  • Gunpoint Taxman
  • Bird’s Nest

Gunpoint Taxman has been added for defense and anti-air, and Bird’s Nest for free damage that’s hard to prevent (and potentially growth runes on MoLaC).

What do I want it to look like by the end of this? I only have 3 more turns of hiring workers and teching cards if I don’t have to skip a worker, so I’ll be adding 6 cards and removing 3. Of these, I least need Careless Musketeer, Bloodrage Ogre and Scorch by the end. RIght now I’m leaning toward Growth Tech II because he doesn’t have upgrade removal, so I’ll want to have Might of Leaf and Claw and Surprise Attack. I’ll probably also want Entangling Vines to remove key threats and Blooming Ancient to take advantage of having several ways to get tokens (Birds, Sharks, Wisp and Elemental). If the game lasts long enough, I could Tech Lab into Pirate Gunships, or just grab Giant Panda and either Ardra’s Boulder or Calypso Vystari as surprisingly good MoLaC beneficiaries.

So, unless my plans change, my final deck looks something like:

  • Nautical Dog
  • Mad Man
  • Bombaster
  • Makeshift Rambaster
  • Charge
  • Gunpoint Taxman
  • Bird’s Nest
  • Might of Leaf and Claw
  • Blooming Ancient
  • Surprise Attack
  • Entangling Vines
  • Pirate Gunship OR Giant Panda
  • Pirate Gunship #2 OR Calypso Vystari OR Ardra’s Boulder

I guess we’ll compare this to the deck I end up with and see how things went.[/spoiler][/details]


#9

Do not like this draw. Three turns of starter deck, ew.

P1T3


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Discord
Gargoyle


STARTING HAND
Graveyard
Sacrifice the Weak
Deteriorate
Poisonblade Rogue
Summon Skeletons


WORKERS
Skeleton Javelineer
Skeletal Archery
Poisonblade Rogue


NextHand

Summon Skeletons
Ardra’s Boulder
Mythmaking
Thieving Imp


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($6)
Worker - ($5)
Graveyard - ($3)
Deteriorate on Ogre ($2)
Rook attacks Ogre (kills it, takes 2)
Pestering Haunt attacks Rook, (deals 1 damage, dies)
Build Heroes’ Hall - ($0)

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


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

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

[B]In Play:[/B]

  • Garus Rook (2/2)
  • Graveyard (3 hp):
    -Pestering Haunt

[B]Buildings:[/B]

  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Heroes’ Hall HP: 5

[B]Economy Info:[/B]

[B]Cards:[/B]

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 4
  • Disc: 0

[B]Gold:[/B]

  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 7

Edit: whoops, forgot I already attacked with Rook. He can’t Patrol this turn.
Edit 2: Forgot to pay 1 for casting Deteriorate with Rook. Fixed retroactively.


#10

Yeah, that’s always bad when you don’t get either of your techs on Turn 3…

Player 2 Turn 3


Tech, Starting Hand and Workers

TECH

Might of Leaf and Claw
Blooming Ancient


STARTING HAND

Makeshift Rambaster
Nautical Dog
Gunpoint Taxman
Charge
Careless Musketeer


WORKERS

Bloodburn
Pillage
Careless Musketeer


Next Hand

Bird’s Nest
Scorch
Mad Man
Blooming Ancient
Makeshift Rambaster


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($8)
Worker - ($7)
Recruit Gunpoint Taxman - ($5)
Build Growth Tech II - ($1)

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


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

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]: Gunpoint Taxman (3/3+a) (Anti-air)
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]:
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]: Bombaster (2/2)
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]:
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Garus Rook Lv. 1 (2/3)
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Growth)

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

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 4
  • Disc: 0
    [B]Gold:[/B]
  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 8

[details=Thoughts][spoiler]Here’s the decklist as of this turn:

  • Nautical Dog
  • Mad Man
  • Bombaster
  • Makeshift Rambaster
  • Bloodrage Ogre
  • Scorch
  • Charge
  • Gunpoint Taxman
  • Bird’s Nest
  • Might of Leaf and Claw
  • Blooming Ancient

Decided to tech Ancient now to get benefits out of it ASAP and so that Surprise Attack is more likely to come on the same turn as or later than MoLaC. Right now he’s patrolling well enough that I don’t feel like I’d be getting good value if I attacked him, so I’ll just keep defending for now. Next turn I’m guaranteed Blooming Ancient and at least 2 runes on it (either Bird’s Nest or Arg & Wisp).[/spoiler][/details]


#11

P1T4


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Bird’s Nest
Two Step


STARTING HAND
Thieving Imp
Ardra’s Boulder
Mythmaking
Summon Skeletons


WORKERS
Skeleton Javelineer
Skeletal Archery
Poisonblade Rogue
Summon Skeletons


NextHand

Deteriorate
Sacrifice the Weak
Gargoyle


Discard

Thieving Imp
Bird’s Nest
Two Step


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($7)
Worker - ($6)
Mythmaking - ($4)
Pestering Haunt (from graveyard)
Ardra’s Boulder - ($2)
Summon River Montoya - ($0)
Attack Taxman with Jandra (kills it, +1 overpower damage to bombaster)

Float ($0)
Discard 1, draw 3


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

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]: Ardra’s Boulder (2/8+A)
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]: River Montoya lv. 1 (3/3)
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]:
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]:
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:

[B]In Play:[/B]

  • Graveyard (4 hp)
  • Garus Rook Lv. 1 (2/2)
  • Mythmaking
  • Jandra, the Negator (5/2)
  • Pestering Haunt (1/1)

[B]Buildings:[/B]

  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Heroes’ Hall HP: 4
  • :heart: Tech 1: 5

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

  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 1
  • Disc: 3

[B]Gold:[/B]

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 8

#12

Whoops, just realized both of us have been forgetting to include Tech I. :sweat_smile:

I should be able to post my turn soon, but I hadn’t considered Mythmaking at all… Now I know why @ARMed_PIrate kept teching it during our games.


#13

Also, I just realized I was supposed to spend 1 to cast Deteriorate with Rook. I floated 1 gold on both of the last two turns though, so I can fix it without affecting anything. I also forgot Pestering Haunt again.


#14

I’ve added my Tech buildings to this post, and I’ll be going back to previous posts and editing them in.

Player 2 Turn 4


Tech, Starting Hand and Workers

TECH

Surprise Attack
Surprise Attack


STARTING HAND

Bird’s Nest
Scorch
Mad Man
Makeshift Rambaster
Blooming Ancient


WORKERS

Bloodburn
Pillage
Careless Musketeer
Scorch


Next Hand

Might of Leaf and Claw
Charge
Bloodrage Ogre
Nautical Dog


Discard

Gunpoint Taxman
Makeshift Rambaster
Mad Man
Surprise Attack
Surprise Attack


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($9)
Worker - ($8)
Recruit Blooming Ancient - ($4)
Rook casts Bird’s Nest, summoning Cucco and Pipi (aka two Bird tokens) and putting two +1/+1 tokens on Blooming Ancient - ($2)

Float ($2)
Discard 2, draw 4


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

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]: Bombaster (2/1+a)
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]:
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]: Cucco (1/1) (Flying)
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]: Blooming Ancient (4/6) (+2/+2)
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]: Pipi (1/1) (Flying)
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Bird’s Nest
  • Garus Rook Lv. 1 (2/3)
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Growth)

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

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 5
    [B]Gold:[/B]
  • Gold: 2
  • Workers: 9

[details=Thoughts][spoiler]Here’s the decklist as of this turn:

  • Nautical Dog
  • Mad Man
  • Bombaster
  • Makeshift Rambaster
  • Bloodrage Ogre
  • Charge
  • Gunpoint Taxman
  • Bird’s Nest
  • Might of Leaf and Claw
  • Blooming Ancient
  • Surprise Attack
  • Surprise Attack #2

Wow, that was an unexpected jump in power… I wonder if he’s even going to bother with Tech II. I feel like he’s probably already won this purely because I didn’t kill Jandra last turn. If I’m able to kill her next turn, then things will get a lot easier (since all his units will disappear with her). Also if I’m able to activate MoLaC next turn it might be OK anyway…

I decided to change from Entangling Vines to another Surprise Attack to ensure I can get MoLaC active ASAP. It’s the only way I can win if my Birds don’t survive, so anything else is secondary.[/spoiler][/details]


#15

P1T5


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Terras Q, The Shackled
Terras Q, The Shackled


STARTING HAND
Deteriorate
Gargoyle
Sacrifice the Weak


WORKERS
Skeleton Javelineer
Skeletal Archery
Poisonblade Rogue
Summon Skeletons


NextHand

Two Step
Terras Q, The Shackled
Discord
Thieving Imp
Deteriorate


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($8)
(No Worker)
Attack Bombaster with Ardra’s Boulder (kills it, takes 2 damage)
Build Demonology Tech II - ($4)
Attack Blooming Ancient with Pestering Haunt (deals 1 damage, dies)
Attack Blooming Ancient with Jandra (Aincient, Haunt, Jandra, and Boulder all die)
Attack Rook with River (They both take 2)
Attack Rook with Rook (They both die. River gains 2 levels and heals)
Summon Vandy Androse - ($2)
Play Ardra’s Boulder from Graveyard - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 3, draw 1, reshuffle, draw 4


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

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]: Ardra’s Boulder (2/8+A)
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]: Vandy Androse lv. 1 (3/3)
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]:
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]:
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Graveyard (4 hp) [Pestering Haunt, Jandra the Negator]
  • River Montoya Lv 3 (2/4)
  • Mythmaking
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Demonology)
  • :heart: Heroes’ Hall HP: 4

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

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 4
  • Disc: 0
    [B]Gold:[/B]
  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 8

#16

I think you forgot your floating gold from last turn.


#17

No, I didn’t. I wasn’t supposed to have it because I forgot to pay for playing deteriorate with rook 2 turns earlier (see my previous comment).


#18

Oh, of course. I had even read that earlier, but forgot when I came back to the thread.


#19

This is interesting. I can’t tell if I’m winning. My board state is strong(-ish), but your economy is better and you’ve got 2 flyers.


#21

To anyone watching: Apparently there’s a limit for how many replies a new user can post on their first day, and @payprplayn has hit it. Should we just wait until that wears off tomorrow? Or is there a way around it? I’m reluctant to try his suggestion of having him PM his turns to me, simply because it would be hard to avoid seeing things I shouldn’t.