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[MMM1] GAME 2: P1 White (FrozenStorm) vs P2 Blue (Akiata)

Hopefully this is a little closer than the last game; it’d be a bummer to have this matchup turn out to be so one-sided. GL HF @Akiata !

MMM1 Game 2: White vs Blue, Player 1 Turn 1

P1 White vs P2 Blue

Starting Hand

Aged Sensei
Smoker
Savior Monk
Morningstar Flagbearer
Snapback

Events of Turn:


Upkeep:

  • Get Gold (4)
  • Tech 2 cards in (except turn 1)
All Teched Cards

Main:

  • Rook (2)
  • Aged Sensei (1)
  • Worker (0)
Workers

Morningstar Flagbearer

  • :pspurpleshield: Patrol as below
  • Discard 3 Draw 5
  • Tech 2 cards before my next turn

Board Info:

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20

In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader:
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :pspig: Scavenger:
  • :exhaust: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Rook (2/4 lvl 1)
  • Aged Sensei (1/1)

Economy Info:

Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 3

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 5

End of Turn Hand

Fox Primus
Grappling Hook
Fox Viper
Safe Attacking
Sensei’s Advice

End of Turn Discard
My Thoughts

Probably go Primus + T1 next turn, we’ll see!


GLHF!

P2T1


StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Jail
Manufactured Truth
Bluecoat Musketeer
Lawful Search
Arrest


WORKERS
Jail


NextHand

Building Inspector
Reputable Newsman
Traffic Director
Porkhand Magistrate
Spectral Aven


Discard

Manufactured Truth
Arrest
Lawful Search


Tech 0 card(s)
Get Paid - ($5)
Worker - ($4)
Play Bluecoat Musketeer (1/2, Long-range) - ($2)
Summon General Onimaru (2/3, Frenzy 1) - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 3, draw 5


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Bluecoat Musketeer (1/2+A, Long-range)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • L1 - General Onimaru (2/3, Frenzy 1)

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 3

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 6
Thoughts

OK, all the spells. No 1-drops. Can’t safely patrol a hero for fear of Grappling Hook.

I think the only real choice here is whether to summon Bigby or Oni. Oni’s more threatening… Fox Primus in SQL next turn… let’s see.

@FrozenStorm’s turn!

Hmm, if you want to mulligan that turn I’m okay with that; I don’t think it was advisable.

Ok yeah, I’ll take that mulligan, thank you. Not my finest turn, clearly. With a pretty ordinary opening hand, I’m not flush with compelling options. I think just saving my gold is the best option here, so let’s give that a go.

Here’s another P2T1.

P2T1


StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Jail
Manufactured Truth
Bluecoat Musketeer
Lawful Search
Arrest


WORKERS
Jail


NextHand

Spectral Aven
Traffic Director
Building Inspector
Reputable Newsman
Porkhand Magistrate


Discard

Manufactured Truth
Arrest
Lawful Search
Bluecoat Musketeer


Tech 0 card(s)
Get Paid - ($5)
Worker - ($4)
Nothing further, your honor.

Float ($4)
Discard 4, draw 5


Board Info:
In Patrol:

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

In Play:
*

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 4

Gold:

  • Gold: 4
  • Workers: 6
Thoughts

OK, all the spells. No 1-drops. Can’t safely patrol a hero for fear of Grappling Hook… in fact, can’t safely summon a hero due to Rook’s midband (thanks for the mulligan there Frozen :slight_smile: )!

Option 1. Play nothing. He can deal say 3 damage to my base, I get to save $4. He’ll play a card, and I’ll have an up hill battle swinging the board my way. Next turn I’d be looking at Aged Sensei, Rook, and maybe, Fox Primus. And I’d be able to play… Aven, BI, TD, Newsy and a Hero. That’s $8 and I’d have $10, so a worker and a tech I and I’m down to 2 cards. It’s a pretty full board, but it’s really toothless, especially as I can’t really prevent a T3 Bird’s Nest to counter Aven.

Option 2. Play Musketeer only, no hero, because as above, it’s unsafe. If SQL, then Rook+Aged Sensei can kill for no damage. Feels like I’m basically out $2, instead of 3 base damage. If Elite, then I can actually inflict 1 damage… to a hero, which seems pretty pointless and is easily remedied. No real benefit to patrolling in the Scavenger or Technician slots… I mean, with technician I could potentially aim to pull, idk, Elite Training out? Free Speech? It’d be a gamble at best, and one without a clear pay off.

So I’ll have to cede board control immediately… and aim to swing this at some point…? Judgement Day seems like an option, but it’s $10 to pull off, and I think I’d need to tech up to start outpacing white’s value.

@FrozenStorm’s turn!

Happens to all of us, not sure I think a straight float is a huge improvement but I do think it’s better than giving up free levels

MMM1 Game 2: White vs Blue, Player 1 Turn 2

P1 White vs P2 Blue

Starting Hand

Fox Primus
Grappling Hook
Fox Viper
Safe Attacking
Sensei’s Advice

Events of Turn:


Upkeep:

  • Get Gold (5)
  • Tech 2 cards in (except turn 1)
All Teched Cards

Bird’s Nest, Sparring Partner


Main:

  • Fox Primus (2)
  • Worker (1)
  • Tech1 (0)
  • Rook and Sensei hit your base to 17
Workers

Fox Viper, Morningstar Flagbearer

  • :pspurpleshield: Patrol as below
  • Discard 3 rs Draw 5
  • Tech 2 cards before my next turn

Board Info:

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • Tech1 HP: 5

In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader:
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :pspig: Scavenger:
  • :exhaust: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Rook (2/4 lvl 1)
  • Aged Sensei (1/1)
  • Fox Primus (2/2)

Economy Info:

Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 3
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 6

End of Turn Hand

Sensei’s Advice
Bird’s Nest
Grappling Hook
Savior Monk
Safe Attacking

End of Turn Discard
My Thoughts

This is better for Aki than giving away Oni, but still gives me pretty commanding control of the board. It’s a tough spot as Blue P2 against aggro like White P1 though!


I concluded that straight float was the best option available - if anyone has any better ideas I’d be very interested to hear them. Straight float T1 is not a wonderful reflection of the balance of these decks (mind you, I may be overlooking better options). But this turn I’ve got a hand full of units, and money to burn, so let’s see if things balance out here.

P2T2


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Brave Knight
Scribe


STARTING HAND
Porkhand Magistrate
Building Inspector
Reputable Newsman
Traffic Director
Spectral Aven


WORKERS
Jail
Building Inspector


NextHand

Reputable Newsman
Scribe
Manufactured Truth


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($10)
Worker - ($9)
Construct Tech I building - ($8)
Play Porkhand Magistrate (2/3) - ($5)
Play Traffic Director (1/1, Untargetable) - ($4)
Play Spectral Aven (2/2, Flying Illusion) - ($2)
Summon Sirus Quince (1/3), a Mirror (0/1) arrives - ($0)

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


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Traffic Director (1/1, Untargetable)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician: Porkhand Magistrate (2/3)
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Spectral Aven (2/2, Flying Illusion)
  • L1 - Sirus Quince
  • Mirror (0/1, Illusion)

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 17
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 4
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 7
Thoughts

So The Plan was to worker Porky, play everything else, grab a Hero, and build Tech I. I’d have a whopping 2 cards in my hand, and be somewhat competitive on the board. Got the cash to play Porky for once, maybe I can do that and keep a card?

Another option to compete for the board is max Oni. Snapback would be pretty devastating, and it’d be very tough to deal with the birds.

Or, don’t bother competing for the board…

Eh, I’ve got all the units in my hand, I guess I’ll play them.

@FrozenStorm’s turn!

I’m a big fan of just play musketeer into scavenger, or even do that and build tech one to feint turn two draw

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Yeah, a Tech I build isn’t a bad shout. Musketeer into Scavenger is something I considered, but the poor old Bluecoat can be dispatched by White without loss, and I thought the $1 net loss seemed unappealing.

Given that I can now see all the things that WERENT in your P1 hand, I think the float was a reasonable choice. Newsman (on 0) + Oni would be a good choice if you had Newsie, or BI naked in scav just b/c it’s basically free, but I kinda agree that Musketeer isn’t worth putting in Scav; I kill it basically for free and just ends up losing you a gold.

I don’t think Quince is the right choice for hero here, though. He’s not a combat threat

MMM1 Game 2: White vs Blue, Player 1 Turn 3

P1 White vs P2 Blue

Starting Hand

Sensei’s Advice
Bird’s Nest
Grappling Hook
Savior Monk
Safe Attacking

Events of Turn:


Upkeep:

  • Get Gold (6)
  • Tech 2 cards in (except turn 1)
All Teched Cards

Sparring Partner, Reversal
Bird’s Nest, Sparring Partner


Main:

  • Safe Attacking (5)
  • Rook kills SQL, takes 1
  • Primus kills Porky, you draw 1, Primus takes 1
  • Aged Sensei kills mirror token
  • Savior Monk (3)
  • Bird’s nest (1)
  • Worker (0)
Workers

Grappling Hook, Fox Viper, Morningstar Flagbearer

  • :pspurpleshield: Patrol as below
  • Discard 1 Draw 3
  • Tech 2 cards before my next turn

Board Info:

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • Tech1 HP: 5

In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Tweetie Bird (1/1+1armor)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :pspig: Scavenger: Big Bird (1/1)
  • :exhaust: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout: Savior Monk (2/2)

In Play:

  • Rook (2/3 lvl 1)
  • Aged Sensei (1/1)
  • Fox Primus (2/1)
  • Safe Attacking
  • Bird’s Nest

Economy Info:

Cards:

  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 3

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 7

End of Turn Hand

Smoker
Snapback
Sparring Partner

End of Turn Discard

Sensei’s Advice
Reversal
Sparring Partner

My Thoughts

Not too bad for me here, curious what Aki teched w/ Quince but I’m pretty confident I can get some work done here


Agree that Sirus isn’t particularly threatening, but if I’d have played a different hero, I wouldn’t have had the bodies to prevent an assasination via Rook’s midband (and I already took one mulligan :slight_smile: ). So this way at least Quince surivives! Mind you, there’s not a tonne he’s super useful for, but better than giving away free levels.

P2T3


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Free Speech
Spectral Hound


STARTING HAND
Manufactured Truth
Reputable Newsman
Scribe
Arrest
Brave Knight


WORKERS
Jail
Building Inspector
Arrest


NextHand

Bluecoat Musketeer
Lawful Search
Traffic Director (1/1, Untargetable)


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + Scavenger + Technician Draw - ($8)
Play Scribe (1/3), I draw 1 - ($6)

draw

Burger King!

Play Brave Knight (3/3, Readiness) - ($3)
Play Reputable Newsman (0/3, blocking $0) - ($1)
Worker - ($0)
Aven kills SQL Birb, takes 1 damage.

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


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Brave Knight (3/3+A, Readiness)
  • :psfist: Elite: Scribe (1+1/3)
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician: Reputable Newsman (0/3, blocking $0)
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • :exhaust: Spectral Aven (2/1, Flying, Illusion, 1 damage)
  • L1 - Sirus Quince (1/3)

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 17
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 4
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 8
Thoughts

Myeah, with 2 birds, Aged Sensei (and possibly Sensei’s Advice) there’s a tonne of flexibility in how white can divvy up damage, which makes patrolling very tough. Ultimately, reducing that flexibility by attacking with Aven (rather than patrolling) seemed like the way to go. However, he can just trade a birb to finish Aven off, and that patrol shouldn’t represent any real issues.

Feels a bit as though I can arrange things in such a way as there are fewer ways to clear my patrol, but I can’t actually prevent them all.

@FrozenStorm’s turn!

MMM1 Game 2: White vs Blue, Player 1 Turn 4

P1 White vs P2 Blue

Starting Hand

Smoker
Snapback
Sparring Partner

Events of Turn:


Upkeep:

  • Get Gold (7)
  • Tech 2 cards in (except turn 1)
All Teched Cards

Earthquake x2
Sparring Partner, Reversal
Bird’s Nest, Sparring Partner


Main:

  • Sensei buffs Primus, she kills BK and takes 1 after armor, BK back to your hand
  • Monk and Big Bird kill Scribe, Monk takes 1 after armor
  • Rook to level 6, walk past Newsman to kill Quince, Rook maxbands and heals (2)
  • Sparring Partner (1)
  • Worker (0)
Workers

Smoker, Grappling Hook, Fox Viper, Morningstar Flagbearer

  • :pspurpleshield: Patrol as below
  • Discard 1 rs Draw 3
  • Tech 2 cards before my next turn

Board Info:

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • Tech1 HP: 5

In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Tweetie Bird (1/1+1armor)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :pspig: Scavenger:
  • :exhaust: Technician: Sparring Partner (2/2)
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Rook (4/6 lvl 8)
  • Aged Sensei (1/1)
  • Fox Primus (2/1)
  • Savior Monk (2/1)
  • Big Bird (1/1)
  • Safe Attacking
  • Bird’s Nest

Economy Info:

Cards:

  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 3
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 8

End of Turn Hand

Reversal
Earthquake
Snapback

End of Turn Discard
My Thoughts

Off to a good start here!


P2T4


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Reteller of Truths
Macciatus, The Whisperer


STARTING HAND
Lawful Search
Bluecoat Musketeer
Traffic Director (1/1, Untargetable)


WORKERS
Jail
Building Inspector
Arrest
Bluecoat Musketeer


NextHand

Free Speech
Spectral Hound
Manufactured Truth


Discard

Scribe (1+1/3)
Lawful Search
Reteller of Truths
Macciatus, The Whisperer


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($8)
Worker - ($7)
Play Brave Knight - ($4)
Begin constructing a Tower - ($1)
Play Traffic Director (1/1, Untargetable) - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 1, draw 3


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Brave Knight (3/3+A, Readiness)
  • :psfist: Elite: Traffic Director (1+1/1, Untargetable)
  • :ps_: Scavenger: Spectral Aven (2/1, Flying, Illusion, 1 damage)
  • :pschip: Technician: Reputable Newsman (0/3, blocking $0)
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:
*

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 17
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tower HP: 4

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 1
  • Disc: 4

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 9
Thoughts

Still no good options. Really I’m just trying to put enough stuff in his way that something (maybe the tower?) survives and I can try to claw something back.

I don’t feel like I have any great “swing the game” options available though. Doesn’t seem to be a good solution to protect a hero.

@FrozenStorm’s turn!

On my phone but I mean I can have Rook kill sql birds kill scav and elite, Primus kill techn, Sensei hit tower, partner hit tech 1, Monk hit base, and earthquake you to 7hp, and I think that probably guarantees I can do lethal next turn. That sounds like GG to me, hbu?

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Yep, GG! I didn’t have any answers to the questions posed by my first hand. That was a rough one, let’s hope the dealer has better news for us next game.