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Codex Newb (PURPLE) vs Marto (RED)


#1

Good Luck! Im excited to learn a new color.

@Marto


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#2

Player 1, Turn 1

[details=Starting Hand]
Mad man
Scortch
Bloodburn
Bloodrage Ogre
Charge
[/details]

##Events of Turn:

###Upkeep:

  • Get 4 gold (4)

[details=All Teched Cards][spoiler]

[/spoiler][/details]


###Main:

  • Play Mad Man (3)
  • Jaina shows up (1)
  • Worker Up (0)

[details=Workers]
Scortch
[/details]

  • :pspurpleshield: Patrol as below
  • Discard 3, Draw 5
  • Float 0

###Board Info:
####Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20

####In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Jaina 2/3+1
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :pspig: Scavenger: Mad man 1/1
  • :exhaust: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

####In Play:


###Economy Info:

####Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 3

####Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 5

[details=End of Turn Hand]
Nautical Dog
Makeshift Rambaster
Bombaster
Careless Musketeer
Pillage
[/details]

[details=End of Turn Discard]
Bloodrage Ogre
Charge
BloodBurn
[/details]

[details=My Thoughts]
Unable to think right now
[/details]


#3

"P2T1


StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Forgotten Fighter
Nullcraft
Temporal Research
Plasmodium
Hardened Mox


WORKERS
Forgotten Fighter


NextHand

Fading Argonaut
Neo Plexus
Time Spiral
Battle Suits
Tinkerer


Discard

Temporal Research
Nullcraft
Plasmodium


Tech 0 card(s)
Get Paid - ($5)
Worker - ($4)
Hardened Mox - ($1)
tech 1 - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 3, draw 5


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

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]: Hardened Mox (1/1+A)
  • :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
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5

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

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

looks like i have to go with HM given this starting hand. Though I may have to use him more on the offensive end given red’s haste and such. Shouldnt be a problem getting his gold value back over four turns.

"


#4

Player 1, Turn 2

[details=Starting Hand]
Nautical Dog
Makeshift Rambaster
Bombaster
Careless Musketeer
Pillage
[/details]

##Events of Turn:

###Upkeep:

  • Tech 2 cards
  • Get 5 gold (5)

[details=All Teched Cards]
Calypso & Gunpoint Taxman
[/details]


###Main:

  • Play Bombaster (3)
  • Build Tech I (2)
  • Worker Up (1)

[details=Workers]
Scortch, Careless Musketeer
[/details]

  • :pspurpleshield: Patrol as below
  • Discard 3, rs, Draw 5
  • Float 1

###Board Info:
####Buildings:

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

####In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Jaina 2/3+1
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :pspig: Scavenger: Bombaster 2/2
  • :exhaust: Technician: Mad man 1/1
  • :target: Lookout:

####In Play:


###Economy Info:

####Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 3
  • Disc: 0

####Gold:

  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 6

[details=End of Turn Hand]
Bloodrage Ogre
BloodBurn
Pillage
Calypso Vystari
Gunpoint Taxman
[/details]

[details=End of Turn Discard]
(empty)
[/details]

[details=My Thoughts]
Mox isn’t easy to deal with when playing red, as most of their ways to get rid of cards is blasting them. Calypso could help though. Taxman is a solid body and anti-air might help to prevent Nullcraft harrassment.
[/details]


#5

"P2T2


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Argonaut
Argonaut


STARTING HAND
Time Spiral
Battle Suits
Fading Argonaut
Tinkerer
Neo Plexus


WORKERS
Forgotten Fighter
Tinkerer


NextHand

Argonaut
Plasmodium
Time Spiral
Nullcraft


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($6)
Worker - ($5)
battle suits - ($4)
Fading Argo - ($2)
Max Geiger - ($0)

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


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

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]: Hardened Mox (2/1+A)
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]:
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]:
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]:
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]: Fading Argonaut (3/3) ***
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Battle Suits
  • Max Geiger, lvl 1, (2/3)
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5

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

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 3
  • Disc: 0
    [B]Gold:[/B]
  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 7
Thoughts

Hmmm, he’s playing smart not trading with me. Teching in Argo and Now to bring a strong wall and some haste to even the playing field.

"


#6

Player 1, Turn 3

[details=Starting Hand]
Nautical Dog
Makeshift Rambaster
Bombaster
Careless Musketeer
Pillage
[/details]

##Events of Turn:

###Upkeep:

  • Tech 2 cards
  • Get 6 gold + float (7)

[details=All Teched Cards]
Calypso & Gunpoint Taxman
2x Crashbarrow
[/details]


###Main:

  • Play Gunpoint Taxman (5)
  • Play Calypso Vystari (4)
  • Worker Up (3)

[details=Workers]
Scortch, Careless Musketeer, Bloodburn
[/details]

  • :pspurpleshield: Patrol as below
  • Discard 2, draw 3, rs, Draw 1
  • Float 3

###Board Info:
####Buildings:

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

####In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Gunpoint Taxman 3/3+1
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :pspig: Scavenger: Bombaster 2/2
  • :exhaust: Technician: Calypso Vystari 2/2
  • :target: Lookout:

####In Play: lvl 1 Jaina 2/3, Mad man 1/1


###Economy Info:

####Cards:

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 3
  • Disc: 0

####Gold:

  • Gold: 3
  • Workers: 7

[details=End of Turn Hand]
Bloodrage Ogre
Charge
Nautical Dog
Rambaster
[/details]

[details=End of Turn Discard]
(empty)
[/details]

[details=My Thoughts]
Mox + Suits hurts. For now I have no good option against this. On the other hand, that means no early tech II !
Having both tech I’s this turn means I’ll have to go down on cards if I want to play both (and I definitely want that). So that means I’ll rs, draw 1. I should tech for IIs right now… Both Anarchy and Blood look fine. I guess I’ll go for Blood and tech 2x Crashbarrow, so I’m pretty sure to have at least one on T5.
[/details]


#7

"P2T3


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Temporal Distortion
Tricycloid


STARTING HAND
Plasmodium
Argonaut
Time Spiral
Nullcraft


WORKERS
Forgotten Fighter
Tinkerer
W -Plasmodium


NextHand

Argonaut
Temporal Research
Time Spiral
Neo Plexus


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($7)
Worker - ($6)
Fade Argo fades
Argonaut - ($3)
Tower - ($0)

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


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

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]: Hardened Mox (2/1)
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]:
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]: Fading Argonaut (3/3) **
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]:
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]: Argonaut (4/4)
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Battle Suits
  • Max Geiger, lvl 1, (2/3)
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tower HP: 4

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

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 3
  • Disc: 0
    [B]Gold:[/B]
  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 8
Thoughts

I can afford to wait this one out.

"


#8

Player 1, Turn 4

[details=Starting Hand]
Bloodrage Ogre
Charge
Nautical Dog
Rambaster
[/details]

##Events of Turn:

###Upkeep:

  • Tech 2 cards
  • Get 7 gold + float (10)

[details=All Teched Cards]
Calypso & Gunpoint Taxman
2x Crashbarrow
Kidnapping + Bloodlust
[/details]


###Main:

  • Play Bloodrage Ogre (8)
  • Worker Up (7)
  • Build Tech II: Blood (3)
  • Build a Tower (0)

[details=Workers]
Scortch, Careless Musketeer, Bloodburn, Makeshift Rambaster
[/details]

  • :pspurpleshield: Patrol as below
  • Discard 2, draw 3, rs, Draw 1
  • Float 0

###Board Info:
####Buildings:

  • :heart: Base : 20 HP
  • Tech I: 5 HP
  • Tech II - Blood: 5 HP
  • Tower: 4HP

####In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Gunpoint Taxman 3/3+1
  • :psfist: Elite: Bombaster 3/2
  • :pspig: Scavenger: Bloodrage Ogre 3/2
  • :exhaust: Technician: Calypso Vystari 2/2
  • :target: Lookout:

####In Play: lvl 1 Jaina 2/3, Mad man 1/1


###Economy Info:

####Cards:

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 3
  • Disc: 0

####Gold:

  • Gold: 4
  • Workers: 8

[details=End of Turn Hand]
Charge
Pillage
Crashbarrow
Crashbarrow
[/details]

[details=End of Turn Discard]
(empty)
[/details]

[details=My Thoughts][spoiler]
Good news, I haven’t been attacked ! Will I endure the next turn though ? If so, the crashbarrows should do the job pretty well. I see so much ways for codexnewb to crush my patrol with near no losses that I prefer building a tower.
I feel like codexnewb’s tower won’t serve much, though: most of Red units are expendables, especially since I picked Blood over Anarchy and its stealth. I won’t use Ogre recruiter, that’s all.

Because of Bloodlust, I worker Rambaster over Nautical Dog, but I doubt I’ll play it either.
[/spoiler][/details]


#9

I think you’ve got this one in the bag. It was dumb for me to delay tech 2 a turn.

"P2T4


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Temporal Distortion
Hyperion


STARTING HAND
Temporal Research
Neo Plexus
Argonaut
Time Spiral


WORKERS
Forgotten Fighter
Tinkerer
W -Plasmodium
W - Neo Plexus


NextHand

Nullcraft
Tricycloid
Temporal Distortion
Hyperion


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($8)
Worker - ($7)
Fading Argo Fades
tech 2 Present - ($3)
Argonaut #2 - ($0)

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


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

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]: Argonaut #1 (4/4+A)
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]: Hardened Mox (2/1)
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]: Argonaut #2 (4/4)
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]: Fading Argonaut (3/3) *
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Battle Suits
  • Max Geiger, lvl 1, (2/3)
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tower HP: 4

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

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

#10

The gold you put in the tower probably would’ve changed many things if spent in a different way !

Player 1, Turn 5

[details=Starting Hand]
Charge
Pillage
Crashbarrow
Crashbarrow
[/details]

##Events of Turn:

###Upkeep:

  • Tech 2 cards
  • Get 8 gold (8)

[details=All Teched Cards]
Calypso & Gunpoint Taxman
2x Crashbarrow
Kidnapping + Bloodlust
Bloodlust + Octopus
[/details]


###Main:

  • Play Crashbarrow (5)
  • Crashbarrow hits SQL and overpowers onto Mox, sidelining it
  • Play second Crashbarrow (2)
  • Cast Charge on it (0)
  • Calypso sidelines Fading Argonaut
  • 7/2 Crashbarrow kills both Scav Argonaut and Geiger; Jaina gains 2 levels
  • Jaina and Ogre destroy your tech II while Taxman and Bombaster break your tech I. All take 1 damage from tower

[details=Workers]
Scortch, Careless Musketeer, Bloodburn, Makeshift Rambaster
[/details]

  • :pspurpleshield: Patrol as below
  • Discard 1, draw 3,
  • Float 0

###Board Info:
####Buildings:

  • :heart: Base : 20 HP
  • Tech I: 5 HP
  • Tech II - Blood: 5 HP
  • Tower: 4HP

####In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Mad man 1/1+1
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :pspig: Scavenger:
  • :exhaust: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

####In Play:

  • lvl 3 Jaina 2/2, , Gunpoint Taxman 3/2, Bombaster 2/1, Bloodrage Ogre 3/1, Calypso Vystari 2/1

###Economy Info:

####Cards:

  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 6
  • Disc: 0

####Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 8

[details=End of Turn Hand]
Nautical Dog
Kidnapping
Bloodlust
[/details]

[details=End of Turn Discard]
Land Octopus
Bloodlust
Charge
Crashbarrow
Crashbarrow
Pillage
[/details]

[details=My Thoughts]
I had roughly 50% chance to have both crashbarrows this turn (ie not drawing any on turn 4). Even with 1 Crashbarrow I could break tech II and kill Geiger, but this way I break tech I as well and lose no units, save from crashbarrows. This could hardly turn out better for me !
[/details]


#11

GG. I made a bad call early with going for Argo’s. They definitely keep you at bay, but not tech 2 present earlier let you get haste CB’s rolling on me. run it back?


#12

Sure :slight_smile: you can start this time !

Argonauts are not what I fear most in purple, but what stroke me most was that you didn’t try to attack me even as my start was pretty weaker than yours. I feared you had a Nullcraft on T3, and so it was: you could’ve cleansed my patrol zone with Fargo trading with Taxman (helped by Mox), then Geiger killing scav and sparkshot + nullcraft dealing with techn, while your Argonaut provided more that enough defenses against what my crippled board could do.
Red attacks pretty well but defends poorly, so I think the easiest way to beat it is a preemptive strike !


#13

Thanks for those pointers. I totally agree. I got so hung up on trying to make gold efficient trades, I just didnt do anything, assuming as P2 I would win the waiting war. I might have if I would have tech 2’d earlier, but no guarantee id draw those Hyperions or whatnot.

Good luck!

"P1T1


StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Tinkerer
Plasmodium
Time Spiral
Neo Plexus
Forgotten Fighter


WORKERS
Neo Plexus


NextHand

Battle Suits
Temporal Research
Fading Argonaut
Hardened Mox
Nullcraft


Discard

Tinkerer
Forgotten Fighter
Time Spiral


Tech 0 card(s)
Get Paid - ($4)
Worker - ($3)
Plasmodium - ($1)
float 1

Float ($1)
Discard 3, draw 5


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

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]:
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]:
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]:
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]:
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Plasmodium***
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 20

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

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 3
    [B]Gold:[/B]
  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 5
Thoughts

damnit, NO way NOT to float 1. oh well, here’s hoping there’s no pillage coming my way.

"


#14

Player 2, Turn 1

[details=Starting Hand]
Nautical Dog
Careless Musketeer
BloodBurn
Scortch
Pillage
[/details]

##Events of Turn:

###Upkeep:

  • Get 5 gold (5)

[details=All Teched Cards][spoiler]

[/spoiler][/details]


###Main:

  • Play Nautical Dog (4)
  • Summon Jaina (2)
  • Worker Up (1)
  • Build Tech 1 (0)

[details=Workers]
Scortch
[/details]

  • :pspurpleshield: Patrol as below
  • Discard 3, Draw 5
  • Float 0

###Board Info:
####Buildings:

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

####In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Nautical Dog 1/1+1
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :pspig: Scavenger:
  • :exhaust: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

####In Play:

  • lvl 1 Jaina 2/3

###Economy Info:

####Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 3

####Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 6

[details=End of Turn Hand]
Mad man
Bombaster
Charge
Bloodrage Ogre
Makeshift Rambaster
[/details]

[details=End of Turn Discard]
Careless Musketeer
BloodBurn
Pillage
[/details]

[details=My Thoughts]
.
[/details]


#15

Woops, meant to tech 1. i marked the tech 1 box, just didn’t write it out.

"P1T2


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Seer
Knight of the Conclave


STARTING HAND
Hardened Mox
Nullcraft
Battle Suits
Fading Argonaut
Temporal Research


WORKERS
Neo Plexus
Fading Argonaut


NextHand

Temporal Research
Forgotten Fighter
Time Spiral
Seer


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($6)
Worker - ($5)
Remove Rune from Plasmodium
Hardened Mox - ($2)
Tech 1 (1)

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


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

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]: Hardened Mox (1/1+A)
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]:
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]:
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]:
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Plasmodium**
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5

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

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 3
  • Disc: 0
    [B]Gold:[/B]
  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 6
Thoughts

Teching Seer and Knight of the Conclave. Need someboard presence now to put on some pressure. I need to get to his tech 2 before he can summon Crashbarrows like last time. I’ll time Knight of the Conclave, and bring some Bounce in to clear his patrollers in 2 turns.

"


#16

If I’m not mistaken, you’re 1 gold short to do what you intend, as Battle Suits costs 2. I let you re-do your turn !


#17

Updated. I gotta stop playing these turns so early in the morning.


#18

Some typo from your previous edition maybe ? You should disc 3 draw 5, with 3 cards in deck.

Player 2, Turn 2

[details=Starting Hand]
Mad man
Bombaster
Charge
Bloodrage Ogre
Makeshift Rambaster
[/details]

##Events of Turn:

###Upkeep:

  • Tech 2 cards
  • Get 6 gold (6)

[details=All Teched Cards]2x Taxman[spoiler]

[/spoiler][/details]


###Main:

  • Play Ogre (4)
  • Build Tower (1)
  • Worker Up (0)

[details=Workers]
Scortch, Rambaster
[/details]

  • :pspurpleshield: Patrol as below
  • Discard 3, rs, Draw 5
  • Float 0

###Board Info:
####Buildings:

  • :heart: Base: 20 HP
  • Tech I: 5 HP
  • Tower: 4HP

####In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Bloodrage Ogre 3/2+1
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :pspig: Scavenger: Nautical Dog 1/1
  • :exhaust: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

####In Play:

  • lvl 1 Jaina 2/3

###Economy Info:

####Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 3
  • Disc: 0

####Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 7

[details=End of Turn Hand]
Careless Musketeer
Pillage
Bombaster
Gunpoint Taxman
Gunpoint Taxman
[/details]

[details=End of Turn Discard]
(empty)
[/details]

[details=My Thoughts][spoiler]
So. I think Plasmodium may be a very strong opening for P1 purple against Red. With no 2-gold body on T1, I must play dog + hero; Jaina having slightly superior stats is favored, allowing a decent trade against an hypothetical Fargo.

T2: I guess codexnewb teched double Seer, so I’m bound to see my patrol being hit hard next turn, with no real way to endure. SQL Ogre + Tower ? well then he just plays Battle Suits and put Mox in SQL, or simply puts Plasmo in SQL and I’ll have to trade down. Nothing else I can do kills an attacking Plasmodium though. I guess that’s the best I can do ?
[/spoiler][/details]
(I listed both my thoughts from T1 and T2 here !)


#19

hmm, yes. I think when I removed battle suits from my turn, I forgot to drop it back in my hand before running the script. I’ll fix it on my turn. Thanks.


#20

"P1T3


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Promise of Payment
Seer


STARTING HAND
Seer
Knight of the Conclave
Tinkerer
Time Spiral
Nullcraft


WORKERS
Neo Plexus
Fading Argonaut
Forgotten Fighter


NextHand

Seer
Seer
Tinkerer
Nullcraft
Knight of the Conclave


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($6)
Worker - ($5)
remove rune fron Plas
Vir - ($3)
peek, swap - ($2)
battle suits - ($0)

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


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

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]: Hardened Mox (2/1+A)
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]:
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]: Vir (2/3)
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]:
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Plasmodium*
  • Battle Suits
    [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: 7
Thoughts

swapping seer for nullcraft so I can summon both seer and KotC next Turn, while getting Plas at same time. Will cost me Vir, but I can swing teh gold back quickly with these cheap moves, and still tech 2.

"