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LDT Round 2 - Codex Newb Feral Growth Finesse vs Salrane Present Peace Anarchy

GLHF

"P1T1


StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Rich Earth
Spore Shambler
Merfolk Prospector
Young Treant
Ironbark Treant


WORKERS
Rich Earth


NextHand

Playful Panda
Forest’s Favor
Tiger Cub
Rampant Growth
Verdant Tree


Discard

Ironbark Treant
Spore Shambler
Young Treant


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($4)
Worker - ($3)
Cal - ($1)
Merfolk prospector - ($0)

Float ($0)
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]: MP (1/1)
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]:
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Cal, lvl 1, (2/3)
    [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
Thoughts

solid opening. how to avoid P2 peace engine. well, forest favor Cal, tehn setealth her T3 to break his tech 1…

but if he builds tower, then ill have to think of something else.

"

GLHF.

Your actions say you teched 2 cards, but your discard is the right size. I assume it’s just a formatting error, but just in case, you should skip teching on your first turn.

"P2T1


StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Nullcraft
Neo Plexus
Forgotten Fighter
Fading Argonaut
Tinkerer


WORKERS
Tinkerer


NextHand

Plasmodium
Battle Suits
Temporal Research
Time Spiral
Hardened Mox


Discard

Fading Argonaut
Neo Plexus
Forgotten Fighter


Tech 0 card(s)
Get Paid - ($5)
Worker - ($4)
Nullcraft - ($2)
Nullcraft kills MP, you gain 1 gold
Build tech 1 - ($0)

Float ($0)
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]
  • Nullcraft (1/1) [E]
    [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

Hmm. Nullcraft lets me shut down their Merfolk before it starts. They get 1 gold either way, but in the likely situation where they develop strongly onto their board T2, it might grant more before I can hit it. Pretty easy at this point in the game to put tokens in front of Fading Argonaut and actually punish the fading. I’ll go for the Nullcraft. Hopefully I can survive this slow start.

Accidentally put my worker in Tech. Fixed, need to keep an eye out for any mistakes in formatting moving forward in case I missed something.

"

yeah, weird, i definitely didnt tech 2 cards. but thanks for paying attention.

gosh darn nullcraft.

"P1T2


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Huntress
Nimble Fencer


STARTING HAND
Tiger Cub
Rampant Growth
Verdant Tree
Forest’s Favor
Playful Panda


WORKERS
W1 - Rich Earth
W2 - Tiger Cub


NextHand

Forest’s Favor
Spore Shambler
Young Treant
Ironbark Treant
Nimble Fencer


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($5)
scav gold - ($6)
Worker - ($5)
playful panda - ($3)
tech 1 - ($2)
mid cal, cal hits your tech 1 for 3 damage, your tech one to 2 HP. - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 3, reshuffle, 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]: Wisp (0/1) resist 1
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Playful Panda (2/2)
  • Cal, lvl 3, (3/4)
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5

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

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 4
  • Disc: 0
    [B]Gold:[/B]
  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 6
Thoughts

interesting start, should i go with verdant tree?

however, with zane as an option, plus nullcraft, he could just kill cal as she stands. or he could midband zane for 5 and kill my verdant tree (however unlikely)

i think ill have to let the nullcraft stick around for the time being, and bring in panda to keep the rewards flowing. ill need panda to deal with his patrol next turn anyways.

teching in huntress for antiair (plus 3/3 body), and then nimble fencer for haste to get at his backline, or even his tech 1. Midband cal to survive zane rush. patrolling wisp in tech so i can draw into tech 1’s, plus play 2 unitsd next turn as PLayer 1.

long term, he is definitely built to peace engine here, but he has no threat againt Molac. depending on how well huntress and nimble fencer fair, that might be the best route to deal with his strong board presence. that, plus blooming elm. we’ll see though, no need to decide just yet.

"

"P2T2


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Detonate
Detonate


STARTING HAND
Temporal Research
Hardened Mox
Plasmodium
Time Spiral
Battle Suits


WORKERS
Tinkerer
Time Spiral


NextHand

Detonate
Detonate
Fading Argonaut
Neo Plexus
Forgotten Fighter


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($6)
Worker - ($5)
Play Hardened Mox - ($2)
Play General Onimaru - ($0)
Attack Playful Panda with Nullcraft for 1 damage

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


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

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]: General Onimaru (level 1, 2/3+A)
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]: Hardened Mox (2/1)
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]:
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]:
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Nullcraft (1/1) [E]
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 2

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

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 3
  • Disc: 0
    [B]Gold:[/B]
  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 7
Thoughts

Hoo boy. This is a problem. Going by their codex, I’m guessing the plan is Might of Leaf and Claw + cheap haste via Finesse (Side note: wow, Finesse is really strong. I never noticed until now). Not totally sure what role Feral plays in that. Probably just a beatstick hero and mono-color bonus, though the spells are all potentially useful to that game plan and it gives some nice tech 1 anti-air.

Calamandra can sneak through to finish off my Tech 1 building no matter what I put in front of her, and I’m reasonably confident they intend to do so, since they put Wisp in technician instead of scavenger. That weakens my already diminished ability to tempo out with soldiers, so I can’t hope to win before he launches activates his upgrade.

If I’m not far ahead on the board by the time Might of Leaf and Claw lands, I will lose. I need to delay it. Consistently trashing workers for the next few turns does that, limits the pain of losing my tech 1 for this shuffle, and hopefully lets me transition smoothly into Marauders. I’ll need to leverage the economic disparity into a board wipe soon so I can build and stick tech 2. Need to keep giving Calamandra juicy targets, too, lest they counter by fetching Predator Tigers to punish my lack of tech 1 blockers.

It’s a tall order, but it seems like my most likely win condition.

Added bonus, my absolute garbage hand lets me fake a Mox/Bootcamp strategy. Not much, but maybe I can threw them off the scent and bait a misplay.

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Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
MoLaC
MoLaC


STARTING HAND
Ironbark Treant
Spore Shambler
Forest’s Favor
Nimble Fencer
Young Treant


WORKERS
W1 - Rich Earth
W2 - Tiger Cub
W3 - Ironbark Treant


NextHand

Verdant Tree
MP (1/1)
Huntress
Rampant Growth


Discard

Forest’s Favor
Playful Panda (2/1)
Young Treant
Spore Shambler
MoLaC
MoLaC


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($6)
Worker - ($5)
Nimble Fencer - ($3)
Forest Favor Cal - ($1)
Cal kills Oni, maxbands and heals
Panda trades with Mox, sidelines Mox
Nimble fencer breaks your tech 1, your base to 18

Float ($1)
Discard 2, draw 4


[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]: Wisp (0/1) resist 1
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Cal, lvl 3, (5/6)+
  • Nimble Fencer (2/3)
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5

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

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 6
    [B]Gold:[/B]
  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 7
Thoughts

hmmm, well, at least i have the threat of max cal at this point. he can either spend gold on a tower, or keep patroling fodder. i expect he’s bring out zane to either chaos mirror or detonate. patrolling wisp in tech to make sure i reshuffle my discard into my deck and keep the good cycle going. looking like MoLaC for game winner, but maybe not til later.

"

Haha, pretty sure I’ve already lost.

"P2T3


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Surprise Attack
Chaos Mirror


STARTING HAND
Fading Argonaut
Forgotten Fighter
Detonate
Neo Plexus
Detonate


WORKERS
Tinkerer
Time Spiral
Forgotten Fighter


NextHand

Plasmodium
Temporal Research
Detonate
Battle Suits
Surprise Attack


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($7)
Worker - ($6)
Rebuild Tech 1
Play Captain Zane - ($4)
Play Detonate, trash a worker and Detonate - ($1)
Attack Calamandra with Nullcraft, 1 damage

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


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

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]:
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]: Hardened Mox (2/1)
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]: Captain Zane (2/2)
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]:
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Nullcraft (1/1) [E]
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 18
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5

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

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 3
  • Disc: 0
    [B]Gold:[/B]
  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 8
Thoughts

I lose. At least it will be quick.

",

yeah, could be. let’s wait and see though. you never know.

EDIT: Cal should be at max level, with rune, -1 health from Nullcraft, so 5/5

"P1T4


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Nimble Fencer
Star Crossed Starlet


STARTING HAND
MP (1/1)
Rampant Growth
Verdant Tree
Huntress


WORKERS
W1 - Rich Earth
W2 - Tiger Cub
W3 (T4) - Verdant Tree


NextHand

Spore Shambler
Rampant Growth
Star Crossed Starlet


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($8)
trash a worker
minus 1 for reduced worker - ($7)
Rampant Growth Wisp, sidelines Mox, takes no damage back
Nimble Fencer kills Zane, takes 2 back
Cal breaks your tech 1, your base to 16
Huntress - ($5)
Hero’s Hall - ($3)

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


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

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]: Huntress (3/3+A) anti-air
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]:
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]:
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]:
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Cal, lvl 5, (5/5)+
  • Nimble Fencer (2/1)
  • Wisp (0/1) resist 1
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Heroes’ Hall HP: 4

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

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

with looks pretty locked up. however, im not easing up yet. ive seen people come back from worse.

"

@Salrane Just checking in.

Sorry about the delay. Life’s kind of hectic right now.

"P2T4


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Brave Knight
Brave Knight


STARTING HAND
Plasmodium
Battle Suits
Temporal Research
Detonate
Surprise Attack


WORKERS
Tinkerer
Time Spiral
Forgotten Fighter
Plasmodium


NextHand

Surprise Attack
Fading Argonaut
Neo Plexus
Chaos Mirror
Brave Knight


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($9)
Worker - ($8)
Rebuild Tech 1
Battle Suits - ($6)
Tower - ($3)
General Onimaru - ($1)

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


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

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]: General Onimaru (2/3+A)
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]: Hardened Mox (3/1)
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]:
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]:
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Nullcraft (1/1)
  • Battle Suits
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 16
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tower HP: 4

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

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 3
  • Disc: 0
    [B]Gold:[/B]
  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 9
    "
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Just a heads up, I’m heading into surgery this morning. I hope to be back online shortly to finish our game, but just in case…

@Bob199, in the event that this is the last open match of round 2 or it is otherwise convenient to end it to keep the tournament running smoothly, I concede.

There’s no way I’m coming back from this either way. I lost when I elected to build Tech 1 turn 1 instead of developing my board.

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@Salrane hope all goes well with surgery, don’t sweat the tourney :slight_smile: the beauty of this play-by-post format is we can take our time with games and let life happen in the meantime.

It’s a holiday weekend for many folks anyway, so this next round of the tourney is likely to be slower / elongated. People hungry for a game can usually find a match anyways. We’ll all be okay if this game goes a little longer :slight_smile:

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No worries man. get well soon and we’ll see you when you’re back.

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Thank you for the kind words, both of you. I’m far from normal, but well enough now that I can manage a turn on my phone every once in a while. Game on.

Happy holidays!

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Happy holidays to you as well!

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yes, onward we go. get well soon!

"P1T5


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
star crossed starlet
stampede


STARTING HAND
Star Crossed Starlet
Rampant Growth
Spore Shambler


WORKERS
W1 - Rich Earth
W2 - Tiger Cub
W3 (T4) - Verdant Tree
W4 (T5) - Rampant Growth


NextHand

Forest’s Favor
MoLaC


Discard

star crossed starlet
stampede


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($10)
Worker - ($9)
star crossed starlet - ($7)
Spore shambler - ($4)
move 1 rune to Huntress - ($3)
move 1 rune to star crossed starlet - ($2)
Arg, summon wisp - ($0)
Huntress kills Oni, sidelines mox with sparkshot, Arg gains 2 levels, survivers with 1
Star Crossed Starlet breaks your tower, takes 1, your base to 14
Cal breaks your tech 1, your base to 12
Nimble fencer hits your base to 10

Float ($0)
Discard 0, draw 2


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

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]: Spore Shambler (0/1)+A
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]:
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]: Wisp (0/1)
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]: Arg, lvl 3, (1/4)
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Cal, lvl 3, (5/4)+
  • Nimble Fencer (2/1)
  • Star Crossed Starlet (4/2)
  • Huntress (4/1)+
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Heroes’ Hall HP: 4

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

  • Hand: 2
  • Deck: 5
  • Disc: 2
    [B]Gold:[/B]
  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 8
Thoughts

fully expecting zane next turn. honestly, this is definitely NOT over, because ive gone so far down on cards.

"

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P2T5


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Ready or Not
Chaos Mirror


STARTING HAND
Fading Argonaut
Neo Plexus
Chaos Mirror
Brave Knight
Surprise Attack


WORKERS
Tinkerer
Time Spiral
Forgotten Fighter
Plasmodium
Brave Knight


NextHand

Brave Knight
Chaos Mirror
Temporal Research
Detonate


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($10)
Worker - ($9)
Play Captain Zane - ($7)
Play Chaos Mirror to swap the printed ATK of Hardened Mox and Huntress - ($5)
Play Surprise Attack, summoning 2 sharks - ($0)
Zane kills Spore Shambler
Mox kills Arg, Zane levels to 3
Nullcraft kills Wisp, you gain 1 gold
Sharks trade with Huntress and Star-Crossed Starlet
Rebuild Tech 1

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


[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]
  • Nullcraft (1/1)
  • Battle Suits
  • Hardened Mox (2/1)
  • Captain Zane (lvl. 3, 2/2)
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 10
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5

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

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 5
  • Disc: 0
    [B]Gold:[/B]
  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 10
Thoughts

Ow.

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Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
behind the ferns
oversized rhino


STARTING HAND
Forest’s Favor
MoLaC
Nimble Fencer


WORKERS
W1 - Rich Earth
W2 - Tiger Cub
W3 (T4) - Verdant Tree
W4 (T5) - Rampant Growth
W5 (t6) - MoLaC


NextHand

MoLaC
Playful Panda (2/1)


Discard

star crossed starlet
stampede
Spore Shambler (0/1)+A
Huntress (4/1)+
Star Crossed Starlet (4/2)
behind the ferns
oversized rhino
Forest’s Favor


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($8)
tech draw 1
scav gold - ($9)
Worker - ($8)
Cal hits your base to 5
forest favor nimble fencer, hits your base to 2
new nimble fencer from hand, hits your base to zero…

Float ($8)
Discard 0, draw 2


[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]
  • Cal, lvl 3, (5/4)+
  • Nimble Fencer (2/3)
  • NImble fencer (3/2)+
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Heroes’ Hall HP: 4

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

  • Hand: 2
  • Deck: 2
  • Disc: 8
    [B]Gold:[/B]
  • Gold: 8
  • Workers: 9
    "

wow, good game man. i was honestly scared when you dropped such a heavy turn on my with chaos mirror and sharks. i dont like going down on cards, but i felt committed to my ‘give everything to breaking his tech 1’ strategy.

@Bob199 And that’s the last match of the round, right?