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LLL 2: robinz ([Present]/Necro/Truth) vs. jalias ([Present]/Peace/Finesse)


#1

@jalias - another round of random decks then, although at least we’ve both got the same starter deck. GLHF :smiley:

P1T1


StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Plasmodium
Forgotten Fighter
Nullcraft
Time Spiral
Neo Plexus


WORKERS
Plasmodium


NextHand

Hardened Mox
Fading Argonaut
Tinkerer
Battle Suits
Temporal Research


Discard

Time Spiral
Forgotten Fighter
Neo Plexus


Tech 0 card(s)
Get Paid - ($4)
Worker - ($3)
Nullcraft, hits your base for 1 damage - ($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]
  • Nullcraft (1/1, Flying, Haste)
    [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

I’ve never come across this deck that I’ve been given, and I’m not sure that I understand it.

I have heard of [Necro]/Blood/Truth though, and I think this may be a variation of it. Present Tech 2 is clearly stronger than either Truth or Necromancy, and it has some resemblance to Blood in having lots of immediate effects. Although as I’ve found to my cost in playing my own invention, Present Tech 2 is really gold-hungry, so I’m not sure I like being forced into playing it as P1.

I’m puzzled by the use of the Purple starter though. The whole reason that Black is the starter in Necro/Blood/Truth seems to be because of Graveyard - playing Crashbarrows from there is obviously awesome (particularly when you can mirror them!), and it could be similar, albeit a lot more expensive, with Hyperions or Tricycloids. But I can’t do that, as I don’t have the black starter, but the purple instead. That is mainly a good defensive starter, with some time-rune tricks that are more or less irrelevant unless you’re playing monopurple. Other than Nullcraft, I don’t really see what the puple starter does to help this deck. [I’m aware Battle Suits is a thing too, which also helps a few Present units - but I still think I’d rather have the black starter.]

I’m even less sure about his deck - although I played against Past/Peace/Finesse last time and this has 2/3 specs the same and the same starter. PastPF seemed like a weaker version of PPA (although still strong enough to blast past my ineffective experimentation), but PresentPF is probably quite different. It doesn’t have all Prynn’s annoying tools for me to deal with, but of course Present has plenty of shenanigans even without it being the Tech 2 option. I wonder whether he’ll go for Peace or Present at Tech 2?

Anyway, I got a pretty rubbish opening hand. I briefly considered trying Plasmodium, before realising that, even as P1 on T1, it would be pretty stupid with only Time Spiral and Tinkerer to help it along. (And me not likely to play Geiger until at least the midgame.) I can’t play both a unit and a hero because of the purple starter’s tragic lack of any 1-drops. Since I’m not a fan of a blank 2/2 to start with (I may well play Battle Suits later, but probably not on T2), in the end I’ve just gone with Nullcraft to have a swipe at his base. Our two nullcrafts will probably end up just cancelling each other out though (at least until he gets the Peace engine going and dumps a load of runes on his). Next turn I’ll worker Mox and play Fading Argo, as well as probably Garth to get a skeleton.

Not entirely sure of the detail going forward, but the general idea will be Present Tech 2 with Mirror backup.



#2

GL&HF to you as well :sunglasses:. Interesting decks!

P2T1


StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Fading Argonaut
Nullcraft
Time Spiral
Plasmodium
Battle Suits


WORKERS
Time Spiral


NextHand

Forgotten Fighter
Tinkerer
Hardened Mox
Neo Plexus
Temporal Research


Discard

Nullcraft
Plasmodium
Fading Argonaut


Tech 0 card(s)
Get Paid - ($5)
Worker - ($4)
Battle Suits - ($2)
River Montoya - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 3, draw 5


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

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]: River Montoya(2/3+A)
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]:
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]:
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]:
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Battle Suits (+1 ATT for all Soldiers/Mystics)
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 19

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

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

#3

Apologies for the delay, I’ve been quite busy lately! Not sure I’ll be able to do much for 48 hours or so either, but I should manage to play fairly frequently at the weekend :slight_smile:

P1T2


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Bone Collector
Spectral Hound


STARTING HAND
Fading Argonaut
Temporal Research
Hardened Mox
Tinkerer
Battle Suits


WORKERS
Plasmodium
Hardened Mox


NextHand

Spectral Hound
Forgotten Fighter
Battle Suits
Bone Collector
Temporal Research


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($6)
Worker - ($5)
Fading Argonaut - ($3)
Tech 1 - ($1)
Nullcraft hits your base for another 1 (now at 18)

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


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

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]: Fading Argonaut (2/3+A, 3 time runes)
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]:
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]:
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]:
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Nullcraft (1/1, Flying, Haste)
    [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: 6
Thoughts

So once again I nearly forgot to build Tech 1! Garth + skeleton seems a nice efficient play, particularly when River can sideline my patrollers, but in the end I decided that since there were none of Garth’s spells that I particularly wanted to tech at this stage (ND is ineffective early on, DG too expensive and lacking good targets, and LB seems a bad idea when I want to get to Tech 2 quickly), I needed to build it so I can play the Tech 1 units that I’m going to have to tech.

I was initially going to tech Argonaut along with BC, both because I love them anyway and because of Battle Suits - but I’m going to be struggling for cash this game so I threw in a Spectral Hound for cheapness. He doesn’t actually have much that could target it in the early game (just Boot Camp and River’s midband, as far as I can see) - and if I patrol it in Scavenger or Technician (or perhaps even Lookout) it’ll still be a net gain for me.



#4

P2T2


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Brave Knight
Overeager Cadet


STARTING HAND
Forgotten Fighter
Temporal Research
Tinkerer
Neo Plexus
Hardened Mox


WORKERS
Time Spiral
Tinkerer


NextHand

Forgotten Fighter
Neo Plexus
Nullcraft
Overeager Cadet
Brave Knight


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($6)
Worker - ($5)
Hardened Mox - ($2)
Tech I - ($0)

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


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

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]: Hardened Mox(1+1/1+A; Indestructible)
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]:
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]:
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]: River Montoya(2/3)
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Battle Suits (+1 ATT for all Soldiers/Mystics)
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 18

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

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

#5

P1T3


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Hyperion
Hyperion


STARTING HAND
Spectral Hound
Battle Suits
Temporal Research
Bone Collector
Forgotten Fighter


WORKERS
Plasmodium
Hardened Mox
Forgotten Fighter


NextHand

Hyperion
Tinkerer
Neo Plexus
Time Spiral


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($7)
Fading Argonaut fades (now @2)
worker - ($6)
Garth Torken - ($4)
Garth makes a skeleton - ($3)
Spectral Hound - ($2)
Bone Collector - ($0)
nullcraft takes another pop at your base (now 17)

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


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

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]: Fading Argonaut (2/3+A, 2 time runes)
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]:
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]: Spectral Hound (3/3, illusion)
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]: skeleton (1/1)
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Nullcraft (1/1, Flying, Haste)
  • lvl 1 Garth (1/3)
  • Bone Collector (3/3)
    [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

Just playing all my good stuff now, when it’s in the same hand. I can’t profitably attack, since he has Mox in SQL and I can’t kill anything else. Of course next turn is the last I’ll get with Fading Argo (if he survives till then), but I have enough other stuff to attack with that I should get value from that. Next turn I’ll have to build Tech 2, and probably won’t do much else. I should have enough on board to attack and defend with that it doesn’t matter. I can spend my other gold on levelling up Garth and/or building a Tower.

Once Tech 2 is functional and protected, I’ll bring Quince in and try to start smashing through. I’m also going to start teching a few spells - Doom Grasp, and perhaps Nether Drain or Free Speech.

I’m surprised he hasn’t played and patrolled his Nullcraft yet. I’m sure it will happen soon (either that or a Tower), because these pings to his base - or whatever else I feel would profit me - will soon start adding up.



#6

P2T3


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Flagstone Garrison
Overeager Cadet


STARTING HAND
Overeager Cadet
Brave Knight
Neo Plexus
Forgotten Fighter
Nullcraft


WORKERS
Time Spiral
Tinkerer
Forgotten Fighter


NextHand

Temporal Research
Plasmodium
Fading Argonaut
Overeager Cadet
Flagstone Garrison


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($7)
Worker - ($6)
Tech II Peace - ($2)
Overeager Cadet
River to Lvl3 - ($0)
River exhausts for her midband on Spectral Hound
Spectral Hound dies; you scavenge 1$

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


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

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]: Hardened Mox(1+1/1+A; Indestructible)
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]:
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]: Overeager Cadet (2+1/2)
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]:
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Battle Suits (+1 ATT for all Soldiers/Mystics)
  • River Montoya Lvl3(2/4)
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 17
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Peace)

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

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

#7

P1T4


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Free Speech
Hallucination


STARTING HAND
Tinkerer
Time Spiral
Neo Plexus
Hyperion


WORKERS
Plasmodium
Hardened Mox
Forgotten Fighter
Time Spiral


NextHand

Temporal Research
Hyperion
Battle Suits
Hyperion
Bone Collector


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + scavenger - ($8)
Fading Argonaut fades to 1 rune
Worker - ($7)
Tech 2 Present - ($3)
midband Garth - ($0)
Garth sidelines Mox, taking 2 damage
Fading Argo trades with Cadet, you get $1
Nullcraft does 1 damage to River
Bone Collector trades with River, I get a skeleton, Garth to level 6

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


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

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]:
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]:
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]: skeleton (1/1)
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]: skeleton (1/1)
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Nullcraft (1/1, Flying, Haste)
  • lvl 6 Garth (2/2)
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Present)

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

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 6
  • Disc: 0
    [B]Gold:[/B]
  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 8
Thoughts

I’ve been through quite a few versions of this turn. Eventually I realised I had to kill River - because the threat of Discord on all my skeletons was too annoying. (It’s also a great tool against my Mirrors later.) The skeletons dying wasn’t so bad in itself if I patrol them in Scavenger and Technician - the bigger danger was that it would allow River to kill Garth. I had to involve Garth himself in the attack in order to kill River - and if he attacked River herself then he would be left at 2/1 and easy prey to a Nullcraft. So that is why I’ve sacrificied by own Bone Collector. He can at most attack with Nullcraft and Mox next turn, so my 2 skeletons keep me safe for now.

Next turn I’m sure he’ll build a Garrison and flood his board with cheap units. But I’ll have enough money for Hyperion plus Battle Suits plus max Garth to get a Tech 1/2 unit of my choice (most likely Tricycloid), so I should be able to do a fair bit. You’ll notice that I’m teching Quince spells - notably Hallucination, because I’ve realised it will be great in combination with Tricycloid.



#8

P2T4


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Drill Sergeant
Drill Sergeant


STARTING HAND
Temporal Research
Fading Argonaut
Plasmodium
Brave Knight
Flagstone Garrison
Nullcraft
Neo Plexus


WORKERS
Time Spiral
Tinkerer
Forgotten Fighter
Plasmodium


NextHand

Nullcraft
Brave Knight
Drill Sergeant
Neo Plexus
Drill Sergeant


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + Scavenge - ($9)
Worker - ($8)
Flagstone Garrison - ($5)
Overeager Cadet; I draw
Fading Argonaut; I draw - ($3)
General Onimaru - ($1)
Mox kills your scavenging Skeleton; You gain 1$

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


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

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]: Fading Argonaut(2+1/3+A; 3 Time Runes)
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]:
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]: Overeager Cadet(2+1/2)
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]:
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Battle Suits (+1 ATT for all Soldiers/Mystics)
  • Flagstone Garrison (4 HP)
  • General Onimaru(2/3)
  • Hardened Mox(1+1/1; Indestructible)
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 17
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Peace)

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

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 2
  • Disc: 0
    [B]Gold:[/B]
  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 9

#9

P1T5


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Tricycloid
Death Rites


STARTING HAND
Temporal Research
Battle Suits
Hyperion
Hyperion
Bone Collector
Spectral Hound


WORKERS
Plasmodium
Hardened Mox
Forgotten Fighter
Time Spiral
Temporal Research


NextHand

Tinkerer
Hallucination
Neo Plexus
Free Speech
Fading Argonaut


Discard

Death Rites
Spectral Hound
Bone Collector
Hyperion
Battle Suits


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + scavenger - ($9)
Hyperion - ($4)
Hyperion kills your Fading Argo, taking 3 damage. I draw
max Garth, fetching a Tricycloid from my discard pile. Garth heals. - ($3)
Nullcraft and 3 Tricycloid shots destroy your Garrison
summon Quince plus his mirror illusion - ($1)
worker - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 4, draw 5


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

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]: Tricycloid (3/3+A, no time runes)
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]:
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]: mirror illusion (0/1)
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]:
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]: skeleton (1/1)
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Nullcraft (1/1, Flying, Haste)
  • max Garth (3/4)
  • Hyperion (4/2, haste)
  • lvl 1 Quince (1/3)
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Present)

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

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

There were a few different options here. Unfortunately I was a single gold short of the most fun one - that of summoning Quince before the Hyperion, killing Onimaru with the Tricycloid to get the free levels, then maxing Quince and only then playing the Hyperion, to get a free hasted mirror copy. Sadly that would have taken 10 gold.

I’m relatively happy that I’ve made what I think are the best plays. The biggest decision was whether to kill Onimaru or the Garrison with the Tricycloid. I went for the Garrison because it just seems more important to his strategy. Even if he has a second one that’ll cost him 3 more gold. Oni is a heavy hitter, but he’s expensive to level up, and I’m still safe this turn provided I remember that Elite Training gives the chosen units Sparkshot (that I hope explains my slightly strange-looking patrol, I’d have rather had skelly in Elite but it’s no huge loss). I don’t think there’s any way for him to kill anything other than my 3 patrollers next turn, so I should have some fun with mirror Hyperions (or a mirror Nullcraft I suppose). Plus I can play Free Speech to nullify a lot of the danger posed by Onimaru. If only a mirror Tricycloid could come with time runes I could have had much more fun this turn!



#10

I had to edit a bit more since I was rather defenseless. And then the script stopped working somehow and generated some nonsense. I hope everything is in order now.

P2T5


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Flagstone Garrison
Flagstone Spy


STARTING HAND
Brave Knight
Neo Plexus
Nullcraft
Drill Sergeant
Drill Sergeant

WORKERS
Time Spiral
Tinkerer
Forgotten Fighter
Plasmodium


NextHand

Temporal Research
Flagstone Garrison
Overeager Cadet


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($10)
Mox attacks Tricycloid -> 2HP left
Drill Sergeant A - ($7)
Mox is trashed
Drill Sergeant B; Drill Seargent A +1/+1 - ($4)
Nullcraft; Drill Sergeant A+B +1/+1 - ($2)
Neo Plexus; Drill Sergeant A+B +1/+1 - ($0)
Drill Sergeant A put 3 runes on Nullcraft
Nullcraft kills Garth; General Onimaru -> Lvl 3
Overeager Cadet trades with Tricycloid
General Onimaru kills your Mirror Illusion; you gain 1$

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


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

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]: Neo Plexus(3/2+A)
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]:
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]:
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]: Drill Sergeant B (6/5)
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Battle Suits (+1 ATT for all Soldiers/Mystics)
  • General Onimaru(2/3; Frenzy)
  • Nullcraft (4/4; flying, haste)
  • Drill Sergeant A (4/3)
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 17
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Peace)

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

  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 5
  • Disc: 0
    [B]Gold:[/B]
  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 9

#11

where did Neo Plexus appear from? He’s listed as SQL on your board, but you didn’t have him last turn, and I don’t see you listing having played him, and also all your gold appears to be accounted for.


#12

That’s true of course. I mixed up two different lines of play. I’ll edit him out and fix my patrol


#13

@robinz You can do your turn now. Sorry it took so long


#14

I always underestimate Peace Tech 2 - I think I’ve probably just lost the game right there. Still, I’ve found an interesting way to kill your big Sergeant - even though it ended up being rather expensive.

P1T6


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Dreamscape
Dreamscape


STARTING HAND
Tinkerer
Hallucination
Free Speech
Fading Argonaut
Neo Plexus
Death Rites <- Hyperion draw


WORKERS
Plasmodium
Hardened Mox
Forgotten Fighter
Time Spiral
Temporal Research


NextHand

Hyperion
Spectral Hound
Tricycloid
Dreamscape
Battle Suits


Discard

Hallucination
Free Speech
Tinkerer
Neo Plexus
Death Rites


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + scavenger - ($10)
Hyperion trades with Neo Plexus, I draw
Quince to midband - ($8)
make a new mirror, and pay to make it a copy of one of your Drill Sergeants - ($4)
Quince casts Hallucination - your Technician Drill Sergeant is an illusion this turn - ($2)
Fading Argonaut, 1 rune on my mirror Sergeant - ($0)
transfer the rune to your Technician Sergeant - this kills him since he is now an illusion. You draw.
mirror Sergeant dies at the end of my turn

Float ($0)
Discard 4, draw 5


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

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]:
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]: Fading Argonaut (2+1/3, 3 time runes)
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]: Nullcraft (1/1, Flying, Haste)
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]: skeleton (1/1)
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • lvl 3 Quince (1/4)
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Present)

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

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 3
  • Disc: 5
    [B]Gold:[/B]
  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 9
Thoughts

Hey ho - I’m suddenly in a pretty bad way because I somehow forgot about the power of Drill Sergeants, particularly in combination with Nullcraft.

My response feels pretty inadequate, although it’s the best I could do. I found a fun way to kill off the Sergeant he perhaps carelessly left a load of runes on - but it was rather expensive. I traded Hyperion for Plexus first because I needed to be able to react to what I drew - I’d have rather it was Dreamscape (would have been a much better tech than Hallucination, and I’ve now teched 2 of them), because if I keep that in play he can no longer transfer his DS runes without killing his own units! The crying shame is that I didn’t have enough cash to afford a second unit after mirroring the DS, which would have let me kill off a second one of his units - either than oversized Nullcraft or his second Sergeant.

At least I’ve still got my own Nullcraft to block his - although he could clear it with Boot Camp, at the cost of making it bigger later (but still much smaller than his - and he only needs to play 1 more unit to make his able to 1-shot my tech buildings if I don’t have any fliers myself). My patrol is OK for at least this turn - except if he has Elite Training to give his guys sparkshot.

I was sad not to play Free Speech, but I think killing off his 6/5 sergeant was more important. I could also have done it with a mirror Hyperion and a second attack, likely from the skeleton - perhaps that would have been better, but I was seduced by the chance of drawing Dreamscape from my “real” Hyperion so I’d already sacced it and got new information, and it would be unethical to go back now.

[Next hand looks pretty good, I just really hope he doesn’t break my Tech 2. Oh, and I won’t have enough money to play everything I want anyway. But if Quince stays alive too, just Tricycloid plus Dreamscape would be quite good…

aaaaaand only 10 minutes after posting this do I suddently remember again about Discord. If he has that in hand I think it’s GG]



#15

Poor Drill Sergeant :cry:! A flood of soldiers emerges from the Garrison to avenge the death of their beloved Sergeant.

P2T6


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Flagstone Spy
Air Hammer


STARTING HAND
Overeager Cadet
Flagstone Spy
Drill Sergeant
Neo Plexus
Overeager Cadet


WORKERS
Time Spiral
Tinkerer
Forgotten Fighter
Plasmodium


NextHand

Flagstone Spy
Flagstone Garrison
Flagstone Spy
Drill Sergeant


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($9)
Flagstone Garrison - ($6)
Overeager Cadet; Drill Sergeant -> +1/+1; I draw
Brave Knight; Drill Sergeant -> +1/+1; I draw - ($3)
Fading Argonaut; Drill Sergeant -> +1/+1; I draw - ($1)
Overeager Cadet; Drill Sergeant -> +1/+1; I draw
Nullcraft kills Fading Argonaut
General Onimaru kills Skeleton; you draw
Drill Sergeant kills Quince; Onimaru -> LVL 5, heals
Drill Sergeant puts 1 rune on each of my soldiers, but the Fading Argonaut

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


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

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]: Brave Knight (5/4+A)
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]: Overeager Cadet (5/3)
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]: Fading Argonaut (3/3; 3 time runes)
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]: Overeager Cadet (4/3)
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Battle Suits (+1 ATT for all Soldiers/Mystics)
  • Flagstone Garrison (4 HP)
  • General Onimaru L3(3/4; Frenzy, Readiness)
  • Nullcraft (4/4; flying, haste)
  • Drill Sergeant (5/3; 1 rune)
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 17
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Peace)

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

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 3
  • Disc: 0
    [B]Gold:[/B]
  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 9

#16

I think I can see a couple of problems with your post:

You should be discarding 3 I think, not 2. You ended last turn with 3, then drew from Technician. You played Garrison (putting you back at 3 cards), then never played anything else from hand without drawing a replacement. Did you forget to draw from Technician?

Onimaru is still a 2/3 at level 3 - he doesn’t hit midband till level 5.

However, these are mere quibbles - because I can’t possibly see a way back at this point. I needed Quince to live (and even then I was most likely dead anyway, but I was finally set up for the Dreamscape/Tricycloid combo).

I never seem to be able to cope with the Peace board flood. GG, and good luck in the rest of the tournament. @EricF


#17

GG and good luck to you as well :slight_smile:!

Onimaru was LVL 5 from me killing both Garth and Quince, and at some I missed to hit draw 1 apparently. I don’t seem to get along well with the PbP format, I do way more mistakes than in actual play.