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[XCAFRR19 Round6] Nopethebard [Fire]/Truth/Disease vs charnel_mouse [Feral]/Growth/Disease

GLHF
P1t1

Hand

Scorch
Careless Musketeer
Brogre
Pillage
Mad Man

Worker

Scorch

Get paid ($4)
Worker ($3)
Brogre ($1)
Float 1 gold

Scavenger: Brogre (3/2)

Base: 20
5 workers

Hand: 5
Deck: 0
Discard: 3

New Hand

Nautical dog
Bloodburn
Makeshift rambaster
Bombaster
Charge

To you @charnelmouse

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@charnel_mouse

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GLHF! I’ll post a turn tomorrow.

I’ve edited the thread name to match the name given in the tournament thread, so it will link through properly. Also, I’m guessing that Scorch details section shouldn’t be there?

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That was an error

P2T1


Starting hand: 5

Rich Earth
Forest’s Favor
Rampant Growth
Young Treant
Playful Panda

Thoughts

Looking around at the other matches that Nope’s deck has been in leaves me none the wiser. Yeah, Fire + Truth means he can do some silly things with Dreamscape + Jaina/Firehouse, but that’s dangerous when I have access to Sickness and Blooming Ancients, and Calamandra’s resist aura shuts that down if he doesn’t play Free Speech too. Maybe Persephone has the right idea playing Bloodburn, for reasons I won’t go into, since that game’s ongoing.

Free Speech could be a problem for my heroes, though. Carrion Curse makes spells / upgrades risky to use, even though he’s got no upgrade removal, so Plague Labs aren’t the no-brainer they’d be otherwise. I think I plan to go for Growth for Blooming Ancients, then I can risk getting a Tech Lab for Plague Labs later. Oh, Barkcoat Bears are also good if he goes for targeted stuff. No anti-air, but Disease I units should be enough anti-air, even against that damn Firebird.

No Ironbark Treant in hand to stand up to Bloodrage Ogre, unfortunately, and no spells next turn. Maybe I just put down Rich Earth, then block with a Technician Wisp. Mad Man lets the Ogre trade with the Panda, but that’s fine.


Get paid - ($5)
Rich Earth - ($2)
Worker
Playful Panda, Wisp arrives - ($0)
Discard 2, draw 4


:exhaust: Technician: Wisp 0/1

Playful Panda 2/2

Rich Earth (my workers cost no gold)

:heart: Base HP: 20


Next hand: 5

Merfolk Prospector
Tiger Cub
Ironbark Treant
Spore Shambler
Verdant Tree

Deck: 0
Discard: 2

Forest’s Favor
Rampant Growth

Card count check (opponent-viewable)

Expected: 10
2 in play
5 in hand
0 in deck
2 in discard
1 in workers
Total: 10


Gold: 0
Workers: 6

5 x start
Young Treant

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P1t2

Hand

Nautical dog
Bloodburn
Makeshift rambaster
Bombaster
Charge

Worker

Bloodburn

Tech

Lobber and Sickness

Get paid + float ($6)
Worker ($5)
Build Tech 1 ($4)
Hire Makeshift rambaster ($2)
Hire Orpal ($0)
Brogre kills the wisp
Rambaster hits your base

Squad leader: Orpal (1/3)
In play: Brogre (3/2) Rambaster (1/2)

Base: 20
Tech 1: 5
6 workers

Hand: 5
Deck: 3
Discard: 0

New Hand

Charge
Pillage
Mad Man
Careless Musketeer
Nautical Dog

P2T2


Starting hand: 5

Merfolk Prospector
Tiger Cub
Ironbark Treant
Spore Shambler
Verdant Tree

Technician draw already included in starting hand by mistake
Thoughts

Is there anything I’d want the Verdant Tree for, to rush to Tech II? Can I even defend it? I’d have 2 gold for a defender, I guess I can just put Argagarg out. Without float, I’d have 3 gold, which is enough for quite a few Tech II choices. Plague Lab, MoLaC, and Blooming Elm are tempting, but I’d probably be better of going for a Gorgon. Alternatively, I’d be losing a scavenger, so unless Nope goes for a very inefficient Pillage I could go for a 4-cost card. Barkcoat Bear would be nice against all those targeted effects. I could also get Blooming Ancient, but putting it out on its own isn’t great, and I’m struggling with board presence here as it is. I guess if I go for Bears, I can also get Stalking Tigers, since they’re invisible while Calamandra is out. OK, I’ll try Bears, Nope shouldn’t be expecting me to take Feral here.

Teched cards: 2

T2: 2 x Barkcoat Bear


Get paid - ($6)
Worker
Tech I - ($4)
Verdant Tree - ($2)
Argagarg Garg, Wisp arrives - ($0)
Discard 3, reshuffle, draw 5


:psblueshield: Squad Leader: Playful Panda 2/2+1A
:psfist: Elite: Argagarg L1 1+1/3
:ps_: Scavenger: Wisp 0/1

Rich Earth (my workers cost no gold)
:heart: Verdant Tree HP: 3 (healing 1, exhaust to build Tech buildings instantly)

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


Next hand: 5

Merfolk Prospector
Tiger Cub
Spore Shambler
Forest’s Favor
Barkcoat Bear

Deck: 2

Rampant Growth
Barkcoat Bear

Discard: 0
Card count check (opponent-viewable)

Expected: 10 + 2 teched = 12
3 in play
5 in hand
2 in deck
0 in discard
2 in workers
Total: 12


Gold: 0
Workers: 7

5 x start
T1: Young Treant
T2: Ironbark Treant

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P1t3

Hand

Charge
Pillage
Mad Man
Careless Musketeer
Nautical dog

Worker

Careless Musketeer

Tech

Lobber and Death and Decay

Get paid + float ($6)
Worker ($5)
Brogre trades with Playful Panda
Midband Orpal ($2)
Orpal attacks Arg
Hire Mad Man ($1)
Mad man kills Arg. Orpal midbands.
Rambaster kills the wisp
Float 1 gold

In play: Orpal (2/5) Mad Man (1/1) Makeshift Rambaster (1/2)

Base: 20
Tech 1: 5
7 workers

Hand: 5
Deck: 4
Discard: 0

New Hand

Charge
Bombaster
Sickness
Brogre
Lobber

Thoughts

Death comes to all. Pestilence fills your streets.

P2T3


Starting hand: 5

Merfolk Prospector
Tiger Cub
Spore Shambler
Forest’s Favor
Barkcoat Bear

Thoughts

This turn plays itself, but I need to consider what to do from here. Murkwood Allies + Gigadon is nice if Nope doesn’t go for Disease II for Abominations. If I was facing an early Bear, what would I do? Maybe go for Quince to Mirror it. In that case, I’ll go for Sickness and Carrion Curse, to pop Mirrors and stop Quince casting Free Speech. Then I might be able to think about Cal + Gigadon/Tigers, or Rampaging Elephant.

Teched cards: 2

T2: 2 x Barkcoat Bear
T3: Carrion Curse, Free Speech


Get paid + scavenger - ($8)
Worker
Instant Tech II Feral - ($4)
Barkcoat Bear - ($0)
Discard 3, draw 2, reshuffle, draw 3


:psblueshield: Squad Leader: Barkcoat Bear 5/5+1A (overpower, resist 2)

Rich Earth (my workers cost no gold)
:heart: Verdant Tree HP: 3 (healing 1, exhaust to build Tech buildings instantly)

:heart: Base HP: 17
:heart: Tech I HP: 5
:heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Feral)


Next hand: 5

Rampant Growth
Barkcoat Bear
Spore Shambler
Sickness
Playful Panda

Deck: 3

Carrion Curse
Tiger Cub
Forest’s Favor

Discard: 0
Card count check (opponent-viewable)

Expected: 10 + 4 teched = 14
3 in play
5 in hand
3 in deck
0 in discard
3 in workers
Total: 14


Gold: 0
Workers: 8

5 x start
T1: Young Treant
T2: Ironbark Treant
T3: Merfolk Prospector

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P1t4

Hand

Charge
Bombaster
Sickness
Brogre
Lobber

Worker

Bombaster

Tech

Death and Decay + Carrion Curse

Get paid + float ($8)
Worker ($7)
Mad Man suicides Into Bear. Minus rune to rambaster
Sacrifice Rambaster to give Bear minus rune ($5)
Cast sickness on the bear ($1) another minus rune
Orpal hits the bear.
Hire Lobber ($0)
Lobber kills the Bear.

In play: Orpal (2/2) Lobber (2/1)

Base: 20
Tech 1: 5
8 workers

Hand: 4
Deck: 0
Discard: 8

New Hand

Death and Decay
Lobber
Nautical dog
Pillage

Thoughts

Time for the fireworks! Of course by fireworks I mean epidemic.

how? 10 chars

Mad Man doesn’t have a - rune when it dies here, does that change anything about your turn?
EDIT: additionally, the Bear still kills Lobber, even with two - runes.

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I misread Orpal maxband

so turn stays the same?

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Except Lobber dies. Yes

no it doesn’t. MM pings armor. sac ramba to give - rune, BB now 4/4. Sickness-> now 3/3, orpal attacks, two more - runes. bear becomes 1/1. so lobber survives.

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Oh, right, I forgot about the runes from Orpal, sorry.

OK, but can you do that again?

P2T4


Starting hand: 5

Rampant Growth
Barkcoat Bear
Spore Shambler
Sickness
Playful Panda

Thoughts

No Tech II from Nope, so maybe there’s a Death and Decay incoming. Another Bear + Sickness should still give him trouble, though. I can either kill Orpal or stop him casting with Carrion Curse soon, so I feel secure to tech an Elephant. I’ll put in a Tiger too, in case another targeting threat appears in the meantime. Keeping the Panda over the Shambler, in case I do go for Gigadon.

Teched cards: 2

T2: 2 x Barkcoat Bear
T3: Carrion Curse, Sickness
T4: Rampaging Elephant, Stalking Tiger


Get paid - ($8)
Worker
Barkcoat Bear - ($4)
Orpal Gloor - ($2)
Sickness, Your Orpal and Lobber get a - rune each, latter dies - ($0)
Discard 2, draw 3, reshuffle, draw 1


:psblueshield: Squad Leader: Barkcoat Bear 5/5+1A (overpower, resist 2)
:exhaust: Technician: Orpal L1 1/3 (deals damage in - runes)

Rich Earth (my workers cost no gold)
:heart: Verdant Tree HP: 3 (healing 1, exhaust to build Tech buildings instantly)

:heart: Base HP: 17
:heart: Tech I HP: 5
:heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Feral)


Hand: 4

Carrion Curse
Tiger Cub
Forest’s Favor
Rampant Growth

Deck: 5

Barkcoat Bear
Rampaging Elephant
Stalking Tiger
Sickness
Playful Panda

Discard: 0
Card count check (opponent-viewable)

Expected: 10 + 6 teched = 16
3 in play
4 in hand
5 in deck
0 in discard
4 in workers
Total: 16


Gold: 0
Workers: 9

5 x start
T1: Young Treant
T2: Ironbark Treant
T3: Merfolk Prospector
T4: Spore Shambler

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Actually, I don’t have to.
P1t5

Hand

Death and Decay
Lobber
Nautical dog
Pillage

No worker

Tech

Plague Spitter 2x

Get paid ($8)
Cast Death and Decay ($0)
Your Orpal Dies
Your bear is a 2/2
Severe damage to all your buildings.

Scavenger: Orpal (1/1)

Base: 20
Tech 1: 5
8 workers

Hand: 5
Deck: 9
Discard: 0

New Hand

Plague Spitter
Lobber
Charge
Mad Man
Brogre

Thoughts

His buildings are in trouble. I’m in trouble all around.

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Just to confirm, you know my Bear becomes 5/5 again at the end of your turn, right?

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