Banter is what I do best. We should hang out next time I’m up UK way (or come to the meetup??).
3 Yomi Tournament games in less than 12 hours? Don’t mind if I do!
Caralad vs @ArthurWynne
Game 2 we were at 1 vs. 6 HP and DeGrey was Ghost Riposteing back and forth. I snuck single A into my dodge/throw range for one turn because I was afraid of a 7, but I had played so many throws at that point that I should just have jammed my 6 throw side. There was no reason for Caralad to deviate at that time.
Game 3 went neck and neck until we got to 45 vs 51 HP, and Caralad got off a dodge. I had the real Joker in hand, but facedowned a 10 instead -greedily expecting him to wait out the real joker- which he did not respect.
MR 3 - 2 mysticjuicer
Your comeback really scared me!
Herafter I add some comments from my point of view
a little unexpected (for me) number of throws on start by MJ! So my life went down… luckily Gwen can come out with a lot of dmg if is fueled (and she was)
Some good inital dmg (a couple of Js) then I hit his throw with a 5 and he FD. I had TPoS and he had a known Joker (from previous MM): so the question , try or not? Here I remembered @Legion’s words in some our sparring: “first one FD is always fake”: so hit confirmed into TPoS and it was a fake!!! thank @Legion!
So inertia went on my side…
Here I was heavily dmgd, then I tried a comeback (oblivioned As and Joker), then we went down to 6hp (me) vs 12hp. I was not bold enough to throw him, while he was waiting for his dodges (and with only 10 cards left and 4 dodges left, it could be quite expectable)
I played too conservative, with pratical no throws. He dodged 6 consecutive turns but my patience lasted only for 5… got hit by 35dmg (CF - J+) I kept my 10s for FA, that came out only the two last turns, smashing me…
really close game, Zane did zane things, Menelker did mene things. MA didn’t show up
GGs MJ: it was really tense and fun!
Southpaw Hare vs @vengefulpickle
Southpaw Hare 3 - 2 Vengefulpickle
Southpaw Hare wins!
Looking at that, clearly my BBB needs work.
Legion (Wallachia) vs @Fivec (USA)
I win 3-1
Here my start was awful, no throws for many turns while Fivec turted up. I pu for reshuffle, and finally get throws.
here my greed and unwillingness of playing naked TPOS cost me the match. Still close
Here i get to the magic pixel and a naked TPOS seals the game
Very back and forth game, we both got all the jokers and played them. Very close game.
All the games were really intense, much fun and adrenaline on both sides, i hope.
Respect and ggs.
CKR over Ivan 3-2
Crushed Jaina. Lost to everyone else. I must compliment your play. If I remember correctly, I have played you twice and both times it has been a grind.
@Ivan, I want to add some (hopefully?) helpful advice. Drop Jaina. She sucks. Your record with Midori is an astounding 19-5 and a dismal 9-19 with Jaina. That Midori sample size is small but impressive. Stick with Midori or (shudders) Troq.
I spectated one of your matches after I lost my initial match with you. I watched your Midori in action. I remember thinking this guy has a great amount of patience. Why doesn’t your opponent spam the throw button? As this thought occured to me, I realized that you have the mind of a grappler. That is what you would want me to think. You seem to mix it up just enough.
Thanks, mate, appreciate . But i play YOMI mainly for fun, and don’t care that much about w/l rate etc. And for me Midori and Jaina are rly fun characters.The feeling to land 35+ dmg or win against Geiger with her is just awesome that’s why i will probably continue to play her. And who don’t like to play a guy who can turn into a big bad green DRAGON
I respect that. I don’t normally give advice to players. I just remember playing against you the first time and your play pissed me off. I was angrily muttering to myself, “Of course he would do that.” I have played numerous tournament matches and only a small amount of players consistently caused that reaction within me. Those players are all very good, and I think you will be, too.
MR (Liguria) vs @Niijima-san (Mother Russia) 3-2
I landed at once a throw–>AA and nothing else. Got my As oblivioned and bonecracked to death…
I found a low fueled Geiger here. No face cards, no Jokers, few As. And Gwen was lethal
Got jokered my 1st turn KA, then I played too scary to be thrown and ran into his dodge into K, again and again and again
Got a great lifelead and I took him down to magic pixel (60hp my side), with three Qs in my deck yet: then I waited in vain them…but finally managed to dodge his AA (15hp left…)
He took me down very fast to 33hp, then I managed to land some bQ to lower his hand and two consecutive BC, and he surely wasn’t lucky on topdeck no block.
Great set! GGs
Way to be, Geiger. Way to be.
Legion vs @FenixOfTheAshes
I lose 2-3
( in this order)
My downfall was game 3 where my hand started terribad and once i got into the mene vortex there was no way out. Game 4 also the hand was irredeemable and i poked too little, game 5 the hand was good but i let the game slip out of my hands taking too many bad decisions.
Getting only 1 jokerin 5 whole games did not help.
Play scared, lose scared.
Respect and ggs mate.
I skimmed the tapes to confirm, and it seems I did not draw even one Joker in the set Was a hell of a set. I got steamrolled in games 1 and 2. Definitely could have used a Joker for some big Val combos and a very early TPoS. I was 2 games down and felt like I had little to lose so played a bit looser in the last 3 games. Legion played an aggressive Geiger but I managed to end TD before big damage could come out, and was able to take the match.
Thanks for reporting I had something to do right after, and GGs!
Top 8: Caralad vs @CKR
Caralad wins by the skin of his teeth, 3-2
GG’s CKR. I felt for sure you had my number.
MR (Liguria) vs @SouthpawHare ( USA) 3-0
I took a fast lifelead landing some Gwen dmg/straight and took him down to 12hp. Then he set range for a scary comeback, but I managed a GB get out and closed with a Dreadlands Portal
Here he took lifelead, and for half game I couldn’t touch him… then I managed to land some dmg and topdeck my 3rd Q for KO.
Great draws on my side. I started with some black cards in hand and managed to land a 29 dmg combo with bK and bJ, lowering his hands and low hand Gloria couldn’t afford on her tools.
Respect and GGs!
Caralad vs @Zqxx
Caralad wins 3-0
GG’s Zqxx. I guess your feeling before the game was right.