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[XCAPS19] Bomber678 vs Dreamfire


#1

@Bomber678 Good day to you, sir.
I’ll take Neutral starter and Necromancy.


#2

Purple Starter/Peace/Blood


#3

[Neutral]/Necro/Present/Law


#4

Well then, I shall choose Future.
So my deck is [Future]/Peace/Blood. Sound familiar?


Turn 1

Hand: Nullcraft, Neo Plexus, Tinkerer, Plasmodium, Time Spiral
Worker: Time Spiral


  1. Get paid (+$4, $4)
  2. Hire a worker ($3)
  3. Summon Neo Plexus ($1)
  4. Discard 3, draw 5

  • Patrol:
    :psblueshield:Squad Leader: Neo Plexus (2/2+A)
    :psfist:Elite:
    :ps_:Scavenger:
    :pschip:Technician:
    :target:Lookout:

  • Buildings:
  • Units/Heroes:
  • Base: 20
  • Other:

Economy:

  • Workers: 5
  • Gold: 1
  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 0
  • Discard: 3

Hand

Fading Argonaut, Temporal Research, Battle Suits, Forgotten Fighter, Hardened Mox

Discard

Nullcraft, Tinkerer, Plasmodium

Think

Got my good deck. The plan is the same as always: block up, tech up, win.


#5

GL HF!

P2T1


StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Timely Messenger
Bloom
Tenderfoot
Helpful Turtle
Wither


WORKERS
Helpful Turtle


NextHand

Brick Thief
Granfalloon Flagbearer
Spark
Fruit Ninja
Older Brother


Discard

Timely Messenger
Bloom
Wither


Tech 0 card(s)
Get Paid - ($5)
Worker - ($4)
Garth - ($2)
Tenderfoot - ($1)
Make a skeleton - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 3, draw 5


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Garth lvl 1 (1/3A)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger: Skeleton (1/1)
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout: Tenderfoot (1/2)

In Play:
*

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 3

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 6
Thoughts

Might lose Garth to Suits + Nullcraft, but that won’t leave enough gold for a hero or tech 1.


#6
Turn 2

Hand: Fading Argonaut, Temporal Research, Battle Suits, Forgotten Fighter, Hardened Mox
Tech: Overeager Cadet, Overeager Cadet
Worker: Temporal Research


  1. Tech 2 cards
  2. Get paid (+$5, $6)
  3. Hire a worker ($5)
  4. Build Tech 1 ($3)
  5. Summon Fading Argonaut ($1)
  6. Discard 3, reshuffle, draw 5

  • Patrol:
    :psblueshield:Squad Leader: Fading Argonaut (3) (2/3+A)
    :psfist:Elite:
    :ps_:Scavenger:
    :pschip:Technician: Neo Plexus (2/2)
    :target:Lookout:

  • Buildings:
    Tech 1: 5
  • Units/Heroes:
  • Base: 20
  • Other:

Economy:

  • Workers: 6
  • Gold: 1
  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 3
  • Discard: 0

Hand

Tinkerer, Overeager Cadet, Forgotten Fighter, Hardened Mox, Plasmodium

Discard

Thenk

All according to keikaku*.
*Translator’s note: Keikaku means plan.


#7

P2T2


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Bone Collector
Lich’s Bargain


STARTING HAND
Brick Thief
Spark
Fruit Ninja
Older Brother
Granfalloon Flagbearer


WORKERS
Helpful Turtle
Fruit Ninja


NextHand

Timely Messenger
Brick Thief
Wither
Bloom
Granfalloon Flagbearer


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($6)
Worker - ($5)
Tech 1 - ($3)
Older Brother - ($1)
Make a skeleton - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 3, reshuffle, draw 5


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Older Brother (2/2A)
  • :psfist: Elite: Tenderfoot (2/2)
  • :ps_: Scavenger: Skeleton (1/1)
  • :pschip: Technician: Skeleton (1/1)
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Garth lvl 1 (1/3)

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 3
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 7
Thoughts

I don’t think Bomber has great ways to pressure me at tech 1, so I’ll just try to beat him to tech 2. Pretty sure I’ll go Present, only question is whether I want Immortals + Judgment Day to outlive the Peace engine, or the traditional tempo plays to prevent it from ever getting started. Either way I might want to tech an Injunction next turn.


#8
Turn 3

Hand: Tinkerer, Overeager Cadet, Forgotten Fighter, Hardened Mox, Plasmodium
Tech: Crash Bomber, Flagstone Garrison
Worker: Plasmodium


  1. Tech 2 cards
  2. Get paid (+$6, $7)
  3. Hire a worker ($6)
  4. Build a Tower ($3)
  5. Summon Overeager Cadet ($3)
  6. Summon Hardened Mox ($0)
  7. Discard 2, draw 3, reshuffle, draw 1

  • Patrol:
    :psblueshield:Squad Leader: Fading Argonaut (2) (2/3+A)
    :psfist:Elite:
    :ps_:Scavenger: Neo Plexus (2/2)
    :pschip:Technician: Overeager Cadet (2/2)
    :target:Lookout: Hardened Mox (1/1)

  • Buildings:
    Tech 1: 5
    Tower: 4
  • Units/Heroes:
  • Base: 20
  • Other:

Economy:

  • Workers: 7
  • Gold: 0
  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 3
  • Discard: 0

Hand

Battle Suits, Overeager Cadet, Nullcraft, Tinkerer

Discard

Thinkering

This seems fine so far. With us both building armies, I believe I’m at the advantage. Present tech 2 doesn’t deal so well with chump blockers.


#9

P2T3


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Injunction
Nether Drain


STARTING HAND
Brick Thief
Timely Messenger
Granfalloon Flagbearer
Bloom
Wither


WORKERS
Helpful Turtle
Fruit Ninja
Timely Messenger


NextHand

Bone Collector
Lich’s Bargain
Bloom
Injunction
Spark


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($7)
Worker - ($6)
Tech 2 (Present) - ($2)
Brick Thief, pings your tower to 3 - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 3, draw 3, reshuffle, draw 2


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Older Brother (2/2A)
  • :psfist: Elite: Tenderfoot (2/2)
  • :ps_: Scavenger: Brick Thief (2/1)
  • :pschip: Technician: Skeleton (1/1)
  • :target: Lookout: Skeleton (1/1)

In Play:

  • Garth lvl 1 (1/3)

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Present)

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 3
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 8
Thoughts

I’ll have a lot to spend gold on next turn, so I don’t really feel like teching an expensive unit straight away, plus I can always fetch something with Garth.
I think a midband Drakk is pretty likely to drop next, so I’ll get a Nether Drain, and an Injunction in case Bomber techs up or floods instead. I can play either one of them and still afford one of Bargain and BC.


#10
Turn 4

Hand: Battle Suits, Overeager Cadet, Nullcraft, Tinkerer
Tech: Crash Bomber, Flagstone Garrison
Worker: Tinkerer


  1. Tech 2 cards
  2. Get paid (+$7, $7)
  3. Hire a worker ($6)
  4. Build Tech 2 Peace ($2)
  5. Summon Overeager Cadet ($2)
  6. Summon Nullcraft ($0)
  7. Nullcraft kills Brick Thief
  8. Discard 1, draw 3

  • Patrol:
    :psblueshield:Squad Leader: Fading Argonaut (1) (2/3+A)
    :psfist:Elite: Overeager Cadet (3/2)
    :ps_:Scavenger: Neo Plexus (2/2)
    :pschip:Technician: Overeager Cadet (2/2)
    :target:Lookout: Hardened Mox (1/1)

  • Buildings:
    Tech 1: 5
    Tech 2: 5
    Tower: 3
  • Units/Heroes:
    Nullcraft (1/1)
  • Base: 20
  • Other:

Economy:

  • Workers: 8
  • Gold: 0
  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 0
  • Discard: 3

Hand

Crash Bomber, Forgotten Fighter, Flagstone Garrison

Discard

Flagstone Garrison, Crash Bomber, Battle Suits

Thinkin

Even if he TDs something, the worst he can do is destroy my Tech 2. Big deal.


#11

P2T4


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Tricycloid
Temporal Distortion


STARTING HAND
Bone Collector
Spark
Lich’s Bargain
Bloom
Injunction


WORKERS
Fruit Ninja
Timely Messenger
Spark


NextHand

Granfalloon Flagbearer
Wither
Nether Drain
Lich’s Bargain


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($8)
Scav gold - ($9)
Worker - ($8)
Bone Collector - ($6)
Lich’s Bargain, my base to 16, trash a worker - ($4)
Make a skeleton - ($3)
Garth to midband - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 2, draw 3, reshuffle, draw 1


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Skeleton (1/1A)
  • :psfist: Elite: Skeleton (2/1)
  • :ps_: Scavenger: Skeleton (1/1)
  • :pschip: Technician: Skeleton (1/1)
  • :target: Lookout: Zombie (2/2)

In Play:

  • Garth lvl 4 (2/4)
  • Bone Collector (3/3)
  • Horror (3/3)
  • Older Brother (2/2)
  • Tenderfoot (1/2)

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 16
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Present)

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 5
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 8
Thoughts

Hmm, do I need to bring Bigby in for an Injunction? Bomber hasn’t reshuffled yet, and only has 8 gold, so what do I actually have to worry about here? A pre-teched Garrison could get the engine running, and a Sergeant plus a couple of runes would let Nullcraft kill Garth, which would suck. Doesn’t seem very likely, though.
I could put some levels into Garth, to make killing him just that little bit harder. Any way that could backfire? Elite Training would cleave right through my patrol, and something like Unphase could bypass it and get the kill along with a BSuits, but I highly doubt Bomber teched either of those. Yeah ok, it’s not like I’ll have much to do with the gold if Garth dies anyway.


#12
Turn 5

Hand: Crash Bomber, Forgotten Fighter, Flagstone Garrison
Tech: Knight of the Conclave, Drill Sergeant
Worker: Forgotten Fighter
Draw: Overeager Cadet, Overeager Cadet, Drill Sergeant, Knight of the Conclave, Flagstone Garrison


  1. Tech 2 cards
  2. Get paid (+$8, $8)
  3. Neo Plexus kills Squad Leader Skeleton
  4. Overeager Cadets trade with Elite skeleton and Zombie
  5. Hardened Mox kills Scavenger Skeleton
  6. Build Flagstone Garrison ($5)
  7. Summon Crash Bomber, reshuffle, draw ($4)
  8. Summon Overeager Cadet, draw ($4)
  9. Summon Overeager Cadet, draw ($4)
  10. Summon Drill Sergeant, draw, trash Mox ($1)
  11. Summon Knight of the Conclave, rune, draw ($1)
  12. Hire a worker ($0)
  13. Move a rune to Nullcraft
  14. Nullcraft kills Older Brother
  15. Discard 1, draw 3

  • Patrol:
    :psblueshield:Squad Leader: Overeager Cadet (2/2+A)
    :psfist:Elite:
    :ps_:Scavenger: Crash Bomber (2/2)
    :pschip:Technician: Overeager Cadet (2/2)
    :target:Lookout: Drill Sergeant (3/3)

  • Buildings:
    Tech 1: 5
    Tech 2: 5
    Tower: 3
    Flagstone Garrison: 4
  • Units/Heroes:
    Nullcraft (2/2)
    Neo Plexus (2/1)
    Knight of the Conclave (3)
  • Base: 20
  • Other:

Economy:

  • Workers: 9
  • Gold: 0
  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 0
  • Discard: 1

Hand

Fading Argonaut, Crash Bomber, Battle Suits

Discard

Flagstone Garrison

Thinktory

His army is looking a little large for my taste. Better cut it down.


#14

uhh, there is no hero to drain lvs from. afaik the spell needs at least a lv1 hero as first target to work.


#15

Hmm, that does raise the question of whether you are forced to drain a hero, in which case Garth would have to drain himself. @FrozenStorm? @zhavier?


#16

well, he can gain the same effect by spending 1 more gold and saving 1 card. it does not change much.


#17

Right, but that’ll mean I can’t afford the new skeleton, in which case I might want to do something else instead. I’ll wait for the ruling.


#18

well, the rules are straightforward, imo. First you pick someone to drain, then you give 2 lvs to someone, no matter if you actually drained 2, 1 or 0 lvs. Hence you need to drain garth himself, but that makes lv up impossible to him.


#19

Yeah, after re-reading the card text, I agree. I’ll redo my turn.

Edit: umm, do I roll all the way back, or to the last card I drew before the illegal move?


#20

I also agree that the levels have to come from somewhere, and yes @dreamfire roll back to just before the illegal move


#21

P2T5


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Hyperion
Now!


STARTING HAND
Wither
Nether Drain
Granfalloon Flagbearer
Lich’s Bargain
Tricycloid
Bloom
Temporal Distortion


WORKERS
Fruit Ninja
Timely Messenger
Spark
Lich’s Bargain


NextHand

Tricycloid
Brick Thief
Injunction
Bone Collector
Wither


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($8)
Scav gold - ($9)
Bone Collector trades with SQL, makes skeleton #2.
Sac new skeleton, I draw.
Garth kills scav, my base to 15.
Garth to maxband, fetch Hyperion - ($6)
Hyperion kills Drill Sergeant, I draw.
Old skeleton and Tenderfoot trade with technician.
Geiger - ($4)
Nether Drain from Garth to Geiger - ($3)
Geiger to maxband, flicker Hyperion - ($1)
Hyperion breaks Garrison, I draw.
Worker - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 5, draw 2, reshuffle, draw 3


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Horror (3/3A)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger: Geiger lvl 5 (3/4)
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Garth lvl 5 (2/4)
  • Hyperion (4/4)

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 15
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Present)

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 7
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 9
Thoughts

Well, almost the same result, but Bomber keeps Nullcraft, and I’m not sure to have TD next turn (and even if I draw it, I might lose Geiger). Nether Draining lvls from Garth is actually an upside, though, as it allows me to fetch something again next turn.