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RACE #3: CarpeGuitarrem (Mono Green) vs. cstick ([Demon]/Fire/Balance)


#1

@CarpeGuitarrem will be going first against @cstick. Good luck and have fun!


#2
[b]P1T1[/b]
StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Playful Panda
Ironbark Treant
Tiger Cub
Young Treant
Rampant Growth


WORKERS
Tiger Cub


NextHand

Rich Earth
Forest’s Favor
Verdant Tree
Spore Shambler
Merfolk Prospector


Discard

Playful Panda
Young Treant
Rampant Growth


Tech 0 card(s)
Get Paid - ($4)
Worker - ($3)
Summon Ironbark Treant - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 3, draw 5


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

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]: Ironbark Treant 1/2+3a
  • :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

#3

Forgot to tag!

@cstick


#4

P2T1


StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Thieving Imp
Skeleton Javelineer
Skeletal Archery
Graveyard
Deteriorate


WORKERS
Skeletal Archery


NextHand

Poisonblade Rogue
Pestering Haunt
Jandra, the Negator
Sacrifice the Weak
Summon Skeletons


Discard

Deteriorate
Skeleton Javelineer
Graveyard


Tech 0 card(s)
Get Paid - ($5)
Worker - ($4)
Play Thieving Imp. You discard at random (Random.org 2) - ($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]: Thieving Imp (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: 1
  • Workers: 6

#5
[b]P1T2[/b]
Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Dinosize
Giant Panda


STARTING HAND
Verdant Tree
Spore Shambler
Rich Earth
Merfolk Prospector
Forest’s Favor (discarded by Imp)


WORKERS
Tiger Cub
Rich Earth


NextHand

Verdant Tree
Playful Panda
Spore Shambler
Young Treant


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($5)
Worker - ($4)
Build Tech I - ($3)
Summon Merfolk Prospector - ($2)
Summon Argagarg - ($0)

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


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

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]: Ironbark Treant 1/2+3a
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]:
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]:
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]: Wisp 0/1
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Merfolk Prospector 1/1
  • Argagarg 1/3
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5

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

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

#6

P2T2


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Dark Pact
Tiny Basilisk


STARTING HAND
Poisonblade Rogue
Summon Skeletons
Sacrifice the Weak
Pestering Haunt
Jandra, the Negator


WORKERS
Skeletal Archery
Summon Skeletons


NextHand

Jandra, the Negator
Graveyard
Skeleton Javelineer
Tiny Basilisk


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($7)
Worker - ($6)
Build Tech 1 - ($4)
Play Vandy - ($2)
Play Poisonblade Rogue - ($0)
Play Pestering Haunt

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


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

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]: Thieving Imp (2/2)
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]:
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]:
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]: L1 Vandy (2/3)
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Poisonblade Rogue (2/1)
  • Pestering Haunt (1/1)
    [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

Rouge is good at dealing with Treant. Haunt can snipe Prospector.


#7
[b]P1T3[/b]
Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Galina Glimmer
Centaur


STARTING HAND
Young Treant
Verdant Tree
Spore Shambler
Playful Panda
Dinosize (drawn during turn)


WORKERS
Tiger Cub
Rich Earth
Verdant Tree


NextHand

Ironbark Treant
Giant Panda
Rampant Growth
Forest’s Favor


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($6)
Worker - ($5)
Summon Young Treant (draw a card) - ($3)
Exhaust Merfolk Prospector to get $$ - ($4)
Cast Dinosize on Wisp (6/1+6a) - ($0)
Wisp attacks Thieving Imp and kills it
Ironbark Treant trades with Vandy (you draw a card); Argagarg goes to L3
Argagarg kills Pestering Haunt and takes 1 damage

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]: Young Treant 0/2
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Merfolk Prospector 1/1
  • Argagarg L3 1/3
  • Wisp 0/1
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5

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

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 5
  • Disc: 0
    [B]Gold:[/B]
  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 7

#8

P2T3


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Dark Pact
Lobber


STARTING HAND
Skeleton Javelineer
Tiny Basilisk
Jandra, the Negator
Graveyard
Sacrifice the Weak


WORKERS
Skeletal Archery
Summon Skeletons
Jandra, the Negator


NextHand

Dark Pact
Deteriorate
Thieving Imp


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($7)
Worker - ($6)
Poisonblade Rogue kills Treant
Play Graveyard - ($4)
Play Tiny Basilisk - ($2)
Play Skeleton Javelineer - ($1)

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


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

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]: Tiny Basilisk (1/2+A)
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]:
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]:
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]: Skeleton Javelineer (1/1)
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Poisonblade Rogue (2/1)
  • :heart: Graveyard HP: 3 ()
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5

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

  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 4
  • Disc: 0
    [B]Gold:[/B]
  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 8

#9
[b]P1T4[/b]
Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Nature Reclaims
Faerie Dragon


STARTING HAND
Giant Panda
Forest’s Favor
Rampant Growth
Ironbark Treant
Centaur (Technician draw)


WORKERS
Tiger Cub
Rich Earth
Verdant Tree
Ironbark Treant


NextHand

Dinosize
Playful Panda
Galina Glimmer
Spore Shambler


Discard

Young Treant
Rampant Growth
Forest’s Favor
Giant Panda
Nature Reclaims
Faerie Dragon


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($7)
Worker - ($6)
Summon Centaur - ($3)
Cast Rampant Growth on Argagarg and trade him into Tiny Basilisk - ($1)

Float ($1)
Discard 2, draw 4


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

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]: Wisp 0/1+a
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]:
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]: Merfolk Prospector 1/1
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]:
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]: Centaur 3/4
    [B]In Play:[/B]

[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: 8

#10

Tiny Basilisk can’t be attacked by tech 0 units.


#11

Ugh, here I thought I was doing so well not making any trademark mistakes. Hold on…


#12

Okay, doing this instead: killing it with Rampant Growth/Argagarg instead of the Wisp. Editing post now.


#13

P2T4


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Faerie Dragon
Wandering Mimic


STARTING HAND
Deteriorate
Dark Pact
Thieving Imp
Lobber
Pestering Haunt


WORKERS
Skeletal Archery
Summon Skeletons
Jandra, the Negator
Pestering Haunt


NextHand

Sacrifice the Weak
Dark Pact
Faerie Dragon


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($9)
Play Vandy - ($7)
Play Dark Pact
Deteriorate the wisp
Skeleton Javelineer kills the Prospector from long range, using its rune
Poisonblade Rogue attacks Centaur and puts 2 runes on it
Play Lobber - ($6)
Lobber kills Centaur
Build Tech 2: Balance - ($2)
Hire a worker - ($1)

Float ($1)
Discard 1, draw 2, 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]
  • Skeleton Javelineer (1/1) (no rune)
  • L1 Vandy (2/3)
  • Lobber (2/1)
  • :heart: Graveyard HP: 3 (Tiny Basilisk, Poisonblade Rogue)
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 18
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Balance)

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

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

#14
[b]P1T5[/b]
Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Chameleon
Chameleon


STARTING HAND
Galina Glimmer
Spore Shambler
Playful Panda
Dinosize


WORKERS
Tiger Cub
Rich Earth
Verdant Tree
Ironbark Treant
Spore Shambler


NextHand

Young Treant
Centaur
Chameleon


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($9)
Worker - ($8)
Summon Playful Panda - ($6)
Summon Galina Glimmer - ($5)
Build Tech II – Balance - ($1)

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


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

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]: 0/1+a
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]:
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]:
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]: Galina Glimmer
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Playful Panda 2/2
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5

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

  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 8
  • Disc: 0
    [B]Gold:[/B]
  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 9

#15

P2T5


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Ember Sparks
Ember Sparks


STARTING HAND
Sacrifice the Weak
Dark Pact
Faerie Dragon
Dark Pact
Deteriorate
Thieving Imp
Wandering Mimic


WORKERS
Skeletal Archery
Summon Skeletons
Jandra, the Negator
Pestering Haunt
Thieving Imp


NextHand

Sacrifice the Weak
Dark Pact
Deteriorate


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($10)
Play Dark Pact
Play Dark Pact
Deteriorate the Wisp
Vandy kills Galina
Lobber trades with Panda
Replay Lobber from Graveyard - ($9)
Play Faerie Dragon, putting a rune on Lobber - ($5)
Play Wandering Mimic - ($1)
Wandering Mimic + Javelineer break your Tech 2
Lobber hits your base for 3
Hire a worker - ($0)

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


[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]
  • Skeleton Javelineer (1/1)
  • L1 Vandy (2/1)
  • Lobber (3/1) (Feather Rune)
  • :heart: Graveyard HP: 3 (Tiny Basilisk, Poisonblade Rogue)
  • Faerie Dragon (4/2)
  • Wandering Mimic (4/4) (Flying, Haste)
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 14
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Balance)

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

  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 3
  • Disc: 0
    [B]Gold:[/B]
  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 10

#16
[b]P1T6[/b]
Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Moment’s Peace
Tyrannosaurus Rex


STARTING HAND
Centaur
Chameleon
Young Treant
Rampant Growth
Giant Panda


WORKERS
Tiger Cub
Rich Earth
Verdant Tree
Ironbark Treant
Spore Shambler
Rampant Growth


NextHand

Nature Reclaims
Chameleon
Dinosize


Discard

Playful Panda
Galina Glimmer
Moment’s Peace
Tyrannosaurus Rex
Chameleon


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($10)
Worker - ($9)
Summon Young Treant - ($7)
Summon Giant Panda - ($4)
Rebuild Tech II
Summon Centaur - ($1)

Float ($1)
Discard 1, draw 3


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

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]: Young Treant 0/2+a
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]:
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]: Centaur 3/4
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]:
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]: Wisp 0/1
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Giant Panda 2/4
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 15
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Balance)

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

  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 3
  • Disc: 5
    [B]Gold:[/B]
  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 10

#17

GG.

P2T6


StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Sacrifice the Weak
Dark Pact
Deteriorate
Ember Sparks
Dark Pact
Ember Sparks
Dark Pact


WORKERS
Skeletal Archery
Summon Skeletons
Jandra, the Negator
Pestering Haunt
Thieving Imp
Sacrifice the Weak


NextHand

Ember Sparks
Dark Pact


Tech 0 card(s)
Get Paid - ($10)
Dark Pact
Dark Pact: Draw 1, rs, draw 1
Dark Pact you for 2 (drawn off of reshuffle) (:heart: 13)
Play Jaina - ($8)
Hire a worker - ($7)
Ember Sparks your base for 3 (:heart: 10) - ($4)
Ember Sparks your base for 3 (:heart: 7) - ($1)
Lobber hits your base for 3 (:heart: 4)
Deteriorate Lobber
Replay Lobber from graveyard - ($0)
Lobber pings your base for 1 (:heart: 3)
Faerie Dragon and Wandering Mimic hit your base for 8, destroying it (:heart: -5)

Float ($0)
Discard 0, reshuffle, 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]
  • Skeleton Javelineer (1/1)
  • L1 Vandy (2/1)
  • Lobber (2/2)
  • Faerie Dragon (4/2)
  • Wandering Mimic (4/4) (Flying, Haste)
  • L1 Jaina (2/3)
  • :heart: Graveyard HP: 3 (Tiny Basilisk, Poisonblade Rogue)
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 10
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Balance)

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

  • Hand: 2
  • Deck: 3
  • Disc: 0
    [B]Gold:[/B]
  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 11

@EricF


#18

Nice, gg! I figured I was probably dead either this turn or next.

Thinking I should have remembered Graveyard and teched in an early Nature Reclaims to just kill it before you got too much card advantage off of it.


#19

I don’t know if Nature Reclaims would have helped you that much. On turn 4, I didn’t even play anything out of the Graveyard, and on turn 6, I didn’t need to, so turn 5 was the only turn that I played something out of the Graveyard and it mattered. It was useful for the deck thinning though. Instead of teching Nature Reclaims, I think you would have been better off playing more aggressively to break my Graveyard with combat damage or stop me from playing it in the first place. If you had played Calamandra instead of Arg on turn 2, I would have been much less inclined to run out Vandy + Poisonblade Rogue on my turn.

Following that, I think your first tech wasn’t good. This led to you making some disadvantageous trades on turns 3 and 4. I don’t think Dinosize is good early in the game. It’s really expensive, and hard to get it to trade with a card of equal value.

We can take a look at the trades that happened on turns 3 and 4:

P1T3:
You play Dinosize and trade off Ironbark to kill my Imp, Vandy, and Pestering Haunt.
You traded 7 gold and 3 cards (counting the discard from Imp) for my 5 gold and 1 card (after Technician). You also get 2 gold back from midbanding Arg.

P2T3:
I kill your Treant with my Poisonblade Rogue, and you draw a card. This is pretty much neutral, although I think it would have been better to put the Treant in Elite here, as I think you’d rather have the Rogue dead than another card in hand.

P1T4:
You play Rampant Growth and trade L3 Arg for my Tiny Basilisk.
You traded 1 card and 6 gold for my 1 card and 2 gold.
As another note on this turn, instead of patrolling the Prospector and floating a gold, I would have spent 2 gold to maxband Arg and get the elemental before trading him off.

P2T4:
I play Deteriorate and trade off Poisonblade Rogue for your wisp, Prospector, and Centaur.
2 cards and 2 gold for 2 cards and 3 gold (after scavenger).

So, the net total after my turn 4 is that you were down roughly 2 cards and 5 gold. In addition, as player 1, you have an innate economic disadvantage, so it’s usually your responsibility to try and be proactive and make advantageous trades.

Now, let’s imagine a parallel universe. In this universe, on turn 2, you played Calamandra instead of Arg on turn 2, and teched a Centaur instead of Dinosize. Suppose my turn 2 remains unchanged. Now, on your turn 3, your turn looks like this:

Young Treant (4)
Worker (3)
Ironbark trades with Imp
Calamandra + Prospector kill Vandy, Calamandra midbands
Centaur (0)

Patrol Treant in SQL, Centaur wherever.

This position looks a lot stronger. You’re actually up on gold now, and have a decent board to start attacking with.

Anyway, good luck in the rest of the tournament. Sorry if this was too much unsolicited advice!


#20

Totally fine! I appreciate all the help I can get!