When we open up with Persephone versus Arg, I feel fine but I don’t really get anything started. I also don’t manage my hand very well. OOPS. I random myself.
Gwen versus Arg can be harrowing and I do alright in the beginning but then it all falls apart. I drop all the spaghetti! I random myself again.
Valerie comes up and this feels fine. It’s an even enough matchup. My hand is always a little bit weird but not too weird. I play conservatively into bluffs and never quite do enough. Arg wins wars of attrition, turns out. I random myself yet again.
THE ARG MIRROR. We open up with bubble shields and keep turtling up until I throw his block into the river. Then he reveals YET ANOTHER. But I suspected that and did not run into it. Eventually I get my own shield up and running. I navigate the rest of the game comfortably and the war of attrition tips in my favor. From there, mysticjuicer randoms me.
RNGesus blesses me with Zane, who is a raging butthole. Zane does Zane things and then Arg dies. I am randomed again.
Vendetta, the most powerful of characters, makes an appearance. I don’t start off so great, but I get my murdering boots on eventually and stomp all over Arg. K’s get countered which means that Acrobatics are even more powerful! Turns out that I do not need them. This time mysticjuicer randoms himself.
I see Grave and I practically shit myself since my understanding is that this matchup is butts for Vendetta. However, I’ve played against @Attilian plenty so I feel like that gives me an edge. I took a strategic loss in the beginning so I didn’t have to keep dealing with Grave’s Jack. After that, I’ve got my finger on the rhythm of the match and I’m able to hit Maximum Ven twice! Soon, however, my hand is not great and Grave has used Martial Mastery so I have to keep the dominant throw and dodges in hand to threaten the mixup since he’s got TPoS. Eventually he gives up on TPoS as a plan and just tries to cash out the aces individually. I get hit by one, block one, and acro another. Eventually I close the match with a topdecked 7-throw. Hot crackers!
Also, I don’t think I triggered Knowing The Opponent once.