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RACE #3: Castanietzsche (Mono Blue) vs. Jadiel (Mono Purple)


#1

@Castanietzsche will be going first against @Jadiel. Good luck and have fun!


#2
[b]P1T1[/b]

Hi @Jadiel ! Good luck and have fun :smile_cat:


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Bluecoat Musketeer


STARTING HAND
Jail
Bluecoat Musketeer
Building Inspector
Lawful Search
Manufactured Truth


WORKERS


NextHand

Arrest
Spectral Aven
Reputable Newsman
Porkhand Magistrate
Traffic Director


Discard

Lawful Search
Manufactured Truth
Building Inspector
Bluecoat Musketeer


Tech 1 card(s)
Get Paid - ($4)
Worker - ($3)
Jail - ($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]
  • Jail (-/3)
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 20

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

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 4
    [B]Gold:[/B]
  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 4
Thoughts (secret)

I’ve never tried the T1 Jail ! As I have Newsman and Aven in my T2 hand, I plan to play them together. It’s generally bad to play 2 cards on T2 for cycling purpose, but I know what I’m doing, I’ll delay Tech I one turn to begin with a very green-like tempo. My gameplan is to go Truth, make him tech Tricycloids and then counter it by Eye of the Chancelloring my Macciatus ! For this working, I need to prevent him from buying an early tower, and thus playing defensively. Let’s go !


#3

@Castanietzsche GL, HF :slight_smile:

P2T1


StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Hardened Mox
Plasmodium
Forgotten Fighter
Fading Argonaut
Time Spiral


WORKERS
Forgotten Fighter


NextHand

Nullcraft
Temporal Research
Battle Suits
Tinkerer
Neo Plexus


Discard

Fading Argonaut
Time Spiral
Hardened Mox


Tech 0 card(s)
Get Paid - ($5)
Worker - ($4)
Plasmodium - ($2)
Hero’s Hall - ($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]
  • Plasmodium @3
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Heroes’ Hall HP: 4

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

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

#4

"P1T2


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Spectral Hound
Spectral Hound


STARTING HAND
Traffic Director
Reputable Newsman
Arrest
Porkhand Magistrate
Spectral Aven


WORKERS
Bluecoat Musketeer
Porkhand Magistrate


NextHand

Arrest
Reputable Newsman
Spectral Hound
Building Inspector


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($5)
Worker - ($4)
Tech I - ($3)
Spectral Aven - ($1)
Traffic Director - ($0)

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


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

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]:
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]:
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]: Traffic Director (1/1)
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]: Spectral Aven (2/2)
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Jail (-/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: 6
    "

#5

P2T2


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Assimilate
Now!


STARTING HAND
Battle Suits
Neo Plexus
Nullcraft
Temporal Research
Tinkerer


WORKERS
Forgotten Fighter
Battle Suits


NextHand

Hardened Mox
Tinkerer
Neo Plexus
Time Spiral
Temporal Research


Tech 2 card(s)
Plasmodium @2
Get Paid - ($6)
Worker - ($5)
Geiger - ($3)
Vir - ($1)
Tech 1 - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 4, reshuffle, draw 5


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

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]: lvl 1 Geiger (2/3+A)
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]:
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]:
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]: lvl 1 Vir (2/3)
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Plasmodium @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: 5
  • Deck: 4
  • Disc: 0
    [B]Gold:[/B]
  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 7

#7

I think Traffic Director is only unblockable when attacking buildings, so it couldn’t attack Vir


#8

Ah thanks ! I correct my turn :slight_smile:


#9
[b]P1T3[/b] (corrected)
Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Spectral Hound
Spectral Hound


STARTING HAND
Reputable Newsman
Building Inspector
Arrest
Spectral Hound


WORKERS
Bluecoat Musketeer
Porkhand Magistrate
Building Inspector


NextHand

Spectral Hound
Manufactured Truth
Lawful Search


Discard

Arrest
Spectral Hound
Spectral Hound


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($6)
Worker - ($5)
Quince - ($3)
Reputable Newsman “One” - ($1)
Spectral Hound (3/3) - ($0)
Spectral Aven deals 2 damages to Vir
Traffic Director poke your Tech I for 1

Float ($0)
Discard 1, draw 3


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

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]: Spectral Hound (3/3+1)
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]:
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]: lvl 1 Quince (1/3)
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]:
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]: Reputable Newsman (0/3) “One”
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Jail (-/3)
  • Traffic Director (1/1)
  • Spectral Aven (2/2)
  • Mirror A (0/1)
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5

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

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

#10

Yeah, I think that’s GG. I gambled on being able to get Assimilate off, but I can’t get around Jail now without it. Thanks for the game, sorry it ended up being so short!

@EricF


#11

GG :slight_smile:
P1 Blue starter vs P2 Purple is a very weird matchup IMO !
I just checked your hand, and you began with Forgotten Fighter turn 1 (very unexploitable because I began with Jail) and without Nullcraft, so you were very weak against my Spectral Aven :open_mouth:

You would have done bad trade puting Nullcraft in elite slot on T2 because Manufactured Truth on a Mirror of mine/Traffic Director was menacing to kill it anyway, I don’t know what would I have done with your hand in this match.

Maybe waiting for Forgotten Fighter but you were so unlucky not to draw it on T3 (same is true for Assimilate…)

If some spectator has any advice to give us on this matchup (especially this game with T1 Jail and T2 Aven and no T2 Forgotten Fighter), any advice is welcome !


#12

I would say P2T1 needed more board presence. Plasmodium and a Hero could have been better. Also Tech in 2 Seers or maybe Knight instead of spells. Or just tech 1 of the spells and a unit, rather than being all in on heroes. You still could have put out units and let them go to Jail, and with a T1 Hero you could have applied a lot more pressure. For example, T2 a Neo Plexus and a Nullcraft to bust the Neo Plexus out or vice versa.


#13

Yeah, I found Aven really hard to deal with for purple starter, and Jail made it more tricky. I decided my best option to deal with Jail was Assimilate, and given that, using heros, spells and forecast units for the first 3 turns seemed the best way to play around it. I had forgotten about newsman though, which threw a spanner in the works. My plan would have worked better if I’d had Time Spiral in my second hand.

I could have played units into jail, but aven is 2 damage a turn until I can break out a Stewardess. If I’d known that my Assimilate would be at the bottom of my deck, I would have done that, although Stewardess turn 4 is probably too late also.

Hero/Plas turn 1 would have meant a dead hero turn 3 I think in exchange for killing traffic director and giving him 1 gold which seemed bad. If I don’t attack turn 2, then double hero seems better than something like neo-plexus and a unit in jail.

I think my big error was forgetting about Newsman, and teching Now! to kill illusions instead of Vortoss Emblem. If I’d had emblem, I could have used it to kill hound, heroes kill newsman, and then plasmodium kills quince and I’m looking in a better position (but I still haven’t dealt with Aven!) The fact that newman at 1 locked out both time spiral and now! really did me in.


#14

It’s very difficult to play Plasmodium against blue starter because of how it interacts with Manufactured Truth and mirrors, but thinking about it I’m now convinced you did well playing it at T1 to counter the Jail.
I’d need to experiment the matchup a bit more to be 100% convinced thought


#15

P1T1 Jail
P2T1 Hero+Plas
P1T2 some units
P2T2 attack some units with hero, wish you had Time Spiral, play a unit into Jail or maybe 2 units into Jail
P1T3 Aven attacks something for 2, it might live
P2T3 Play cheap seer to bust out a unit, maybe get Plasmodium out to kill things along with Hero.

I do agree that plasmodium is rough versus mirrors/manufactured truth, but you can still get some value out of it. You are at least making your opponent spend a chunk of gold to get it.


#16

I didn’t draw either of the cards I teched though, so there was no T3 seer or stewardess. If you attack with hero T2, then Aven kills that hero T3, which gives them free levels on their hero. I hadn’t thought about the Manufactured Truth/Plasmodium interaction…


#17

Nah, you level Geiger for 2 to heal him. He probably survives the Aven Assault.


#18

Ok, but in that case your only unit is going to jail, and you’re going into turn 3 with only Geiger and having given blue an extra gold, which I think is worse than the line I played.