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[XCAPS20] ROUND3 James Monoblack vs Carpeguitarrem Monowhite

GL, HF!

MAP: 2 extra gold every turn

I’ve just put two dummy workers in my spreadsheet to automate this.

P1T3


StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Skeleton Javelineer
Deteriorate
Sacrifice the Weak
Thieving Imp
Pestering Haunt


WORKERS
x
x
Pestering Haunt


NextHand

Poisonblade Rogue
Graveyard
Jandra, the Negator
Skeletal Archery
Summon Skeletons


Discard

Skeleton Javelineer
Deteriorate
Sacrifice the Weak


Tech 0 card(s)
Get Paid - ($6)
Worker - ($5)
Thieving Imp - ($2)
Garth - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 3, draw 5


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Thieving Imp 2/2A
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout: Garth L1 (1/3)

In Play:
*

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 3

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 7
Thoughts

All the MONEY. I plan to have lots of cards and for him to not have enough. I could potentially make him discard again by using a graveyard on the imp? Also, no silly mistakes this game.

Have to tag you of course @CarpeGuitarrem

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Also forgot- discard rn 2 of 5 for imp

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GLHF! I’ll do the same thing with workers, just to keep things cleaner.

P2T1


StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Fox Viper
Morningstar Flagbearer
Savior Monk
Aged Sensei
Snapback


WORKERS
Dummy
Dummy
Fox Viper


NextHand

Smoker
Grappling Hook
Safe Attacking
Fox Primus


Discard

Snapback
Morningstar Flagbearer
Aged Sensei


Tech 0 card(s)
Get Paid - ($7)
Worker - ($6)
Summon Rook - ($4)
Play Savior Monk from hand - ($2)

Float ($2)
Discard 2, draw 4


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: L1 Garus Rook 2/4+a
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician: Savior Monk (healing 1) 2/2
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:
*

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 1
  • Disc: 3

Gold:

  • Gold: 2
  • Workers: 8 (actually 6)
Thoughts

So what do I do with all this gold? What will Black do with all this gold? Probably Garth nonsense. I need gold sinks, which I think looks like Rook/Birds/Earthquake. Opening Rook here is good, it lets me potentially midband Rook into something next turn. No sense building Tech 1, I can’t build Tech 2 until T3, but I want to try and build it T3 Maybe quick end with Colossus. So long as I keep cheap units in play, Doom Grasp is the only way to deal with it.

@James’s turn!

P1T2


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Lich’s Bargain
Lich’s Bargain


STARTING HAND
Poisonblade Rogue
Graveyard
Skeletal Archery
Summon Skeletons
Jandra, the Negator


WORKERS
x
x
Pestering Haunt
Poisonblade Rogue


NextHand

Summon Skeletons
Skeletal Archery
Lich’s Bargain
Deteriorate


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($7)
Worker - ($6)
Graveyard - ($4)
Jandra - ($1)
Skeleton - ($0)

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


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Jandra (3/3A) Overpower, diabolic explosion on death
  • :psfist: Elite: Skeleton 2/1
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician: Thieving Imp 2/2A
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Garth L1 (1/3)
  • Graveyard (3)

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 3
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 8
Thoughts

Who needs works when you have game? I’m delaying my T1 in order to make sure he can’t grappling hook -->kill the imp --> charge past with rook and kill Garth. Next turn I’ll have to start some anti-bird measures up - maybe play Archery with more skeletons?

P2T2


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Earthquake
Rambasa Twin


STARTING HAND
Fox Primus
Safe Attacking
Smoker
Grappling Hook


WORKERS
Dummy
Dummy
Fox Viper
Smoker


NextHand

Sensei’s Advice
Earthquake
Morningstar Flagbearer


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($10)
Worker - ($9)
Rook casts Grappling Hook to drag Jandra into Lookout
Level Rook to 5 - ($5)
Rook kills Jandra, taking 3 damage
Maxband and heal Rook - ($2)
Play Safe Attacking - ($1)
Savior Monk kills Imp and only takes 1
Tech 1 - ($0)

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


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader:
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • L8 MAX Garus Rook (Two Lives) 4/6
  • Safe Attacking
  • Savior Monk (healing 1) 2/1

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 5
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 9 (Actually 7)
Thoughts

Alright. No Tech 1. What is James’ gameplan here? No Heroes’ Hall, no Vandy in play, so it’s not Meta. Just Lich’s Bargain spam? I’m gonna Grappling Hook and Safe Attacking to clear out all the units. That’s 1 gold. Rook to 5 is 5 gold total. I get 4 more gold to play with, so like, maxband Rook and Tech 1?

@James’s turn!

P1T3


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Nether Drain
Gargoyle


STARTING HAND
Summon Skeletons
Deteriorate
Lich’s Bargain
Skeletal Archery
Sacrifice the Weak


WORKERS
x
x
Poisonblade Rogue
Summon Skeletons


NextHand

Skeletal Archery
Skeleton Javelineer
Lich’s Bargain
Deteriorate


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid; skeleton dies in diabolic explosion from Jandra. Tech draw from Imp. - ($8)
Worker - ($7)
Lich’s Bargain - my base to 16, a worker is sacrificed, horde arrives - ($5)
Deteriorate your Monk
Tap graveyard - the Imp returns! You lose another card - rn 3 of 4 - ($2)
Tech I ($1)

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


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Imp 2/2
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger: Zombie 2/2
  • :pschip: Technician: Skeleton #1 1/1
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Garth L1 (1/3)
  • Graveyard (3) Jandra
  • Horror 3/3 deathtouch

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 4
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 8
Thoughts

Gargoyle is an extra anti-bird card. Nether drain before horror negates the second life.

never built nor paid for it.
PS: imp is on the field, not in the graveyard too :wink:

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Edited - no Hall.

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Sorry to bug you, but I also have 3 cards in hand, not 4, did you want to rerandom the discard?

Have I lost count? I had 4, +1 for the tech draw = 5, one worker, one LB and one deterioriate means back to 2, discard 2 draw 4?

Hes not referring to your handsize, he means you discarded one of his cards, and I’m gonna say just stick with 3 of 3 instead of 3 of 4

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I have to read more carefully :sweat_smile:

P2T3


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Jefferson DeGrey, Ghostly Diplomat
Colossus


STARTING HAND
Sensei’s Advice
Earthquake
Morningstar Flagbearer (discarded)


WORKERS
Dummy
Dummy
Fox Viper
Smoker
Sensei’s Advice


NextHand

Rambasa Twin
Snapback
Grappling Hook


Discard

Morningstar Flagbearer
Savior Monk (healing 1) 2/1
Earthquake
Jefferson DeGrey, Ghostly Diplomat
Colossus


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($9)
Worker - ($8)
Build Tech 2 – Strength - ($4)
Build Heroes’ Hall - ($2)

Float ($2)
Discard 1, draw 3


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader:
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician: L8 MAX Garus Rook (Two Lives) 4/6
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Safe Attacking

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Strength)
  • :heart: Heroes’ Hall HP: 4

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 2
  • Disc: 5

Gold:

  • Gold: 2
  • Workers: 10 (actually 8)
Thoughts

Well, no Flagbearer with that discard. Not worth Earthquake, so Tech 2, Heroes’ Hall, float 2? Everything on board is exactly 6 damage after Deathtouch, unless we’re looking at a Doom Grasp. Let’s stick Rook in Technician, then.

@James’s turn!

P1T4


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Twilight Baron
Gargoyle


STARTING HAND
Skeleton Javelineer
Lich’s Bargain
Deteriorate
Skeletal Archery
Gargoyle
Nether Drain


WORKERS
x
x
Summon Skeletons
Skeletal Archery


NextHand

Sacrifice the Weak
Skeleton Javelineer
Gargoyle
Gargoyle
Lich’s Bargain


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($9)
Level Garth to 4 - ($6)
Sac the skeleton --> Draw
Garth calls a skeleton - ($5)
Sac for a draw
Nether Drain Rook, back to level 6 with you, Garth to L6 - ($4)
Horror trades with Rook - he dies aas no max band ability now
Max Garth - Twilight Baron from discard pile - ($3)
Garth and Imp destroy your tech II, base to 18
Zombie puts your T1 on 3
Second Lich’s Bargain - my base to 12, another workers is sacrificed, horde continues to arrive - ($1)
Worker - ($0)

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


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader:
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Garth L7 (3/4)
  • Graveyard (3) Jandra
  • Horror 3/3 deathtouch
  • Twilight Baron
  • Zombie 2/2
  • Zombie #2 2/2
  • Imp 2/2
  • Skeleton 1/1

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 12
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 3
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 8 (Actually 6)
Thoughts

I need that Nether Drain, and I can get it - it’s just how many skeletons I need to go through first. I have a max of 4 - one on the field, one from Garth, one from another LB and one Javelineer. Before I draw though - what should I tech? The plan this turn is nether drain, horror kills Rook, two skeletons and Garth kill T2, second LB. I think I plan to stick on T1 and try to run him over, so maybe a Baron and a Shadow blade and get Vandy out… but I might not have the gold for that depending on the no of skeletons. Second Gargoyle may be strong, if I keep Rook down then he doesn’t have much anti-air. Let’s go with that. Skeleton no. 1… no luck. No. 2… Got it. OK, now what could wreck me in his starter and T1 and heroes? A Snapback would be annoying, but not too bad given that I probably don’t want many more LBs. He has no haste, so I don’t need to patrol, and actually that would open me for a Reversal. He could play Twins or Inverse Power Ninja to stack his board quickly, but between Baron and the coming Gargoyles I can hopefully continue to break through and keep away the De Grey he is plotting. I think this is good for now.

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P2T4


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Jefferson DeGrey, Ghostly Diplomat
Ardra’s Boulder


STARTING HAND
Grappling Hook
Rambasa Twin
Snapback
Aged Sensei


WORKERS
Dummy
Dummy
Fox Viper
Smoker
Sensei’s Advice
Grappling Hook


NextHand

Fox Primus
Jefferson DeGrey, Ghostly Diplomat
Snapback


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($12)
Play Rambasa Twin from hand, second Twin arrives from Codex - ($8)
Summon Grave - ($6)
Summon Setsuki - ($4)
Midband Grave - ($2)
Play Aged Sensei from hand - ($1)
Worker - ($0)
Rebuild Tech 2

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


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Rambasa Twin Mario 3/2+a
  • :psfist: Elite: L1 Setsuki Hiruki 2/3
  • :ps_: Scavenger: Rambasa Twin Luigi 3/2
  • :pschip: Technician: L3 Grave Stormborne (readiness, sparkshot) 3/4
  • :target: Lookout: Aged Sensei 1/1

In Play:

  • Safe Attacking

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 18
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 3
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Strength)
  • :heart: Heroes’ Hall HP: 4

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 6
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 11 (actually 9)
Thoughts

Yikes, full-tilt LB spam. And I gotta keep Tech 2 up to deal with it! Stuffing the patrol zone, can James break it? Garth kills Rambasa #1, Zombie kills Rambasa #2, Horror kills Grave, Baron kills Setsuki, leaving Zombie + Imp + Skeleton to kill Sensei and break Tech 2. I have to hope Deteriorate isn’t in James’ hand. Is there a better way to make James waste attacks? Swapping Grave and Rambasa just means that Zombie kills Rambasa instead of Garth, which puts one extra point of attack in play and guarantees Tech 2 kill. What about Setsuki in SQL? Nope, same deal. I think this is actually my idea patrol, maximizing things with 3+ health.

@James’s turn!

P1T5


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Doom Grasp
Hooded Executioner


STARTING HAND
Sacrifice the Weak
Lich’s Bargain
Skeleton Javelineer
Gargoyle
Gargoyle


WORKERS
x
x
Summon Skeletons
Skeletal Archery
Lich’s Bargain


NextHand

Nether Drain
Deteriorate
Lich’s Bargain


Discard

Sacrifice the Weak
Gargoyle
Doom Grasp
Hooded Executioner


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($8)
Baron murders Mario, overpower kills sensei
Garth raises a skeleton - ($7)
Sacrifice the weak, new skeleton and Luigi die, you get gold - ($5)
Garth kills Setsuki, takes 2
Zombie and Imp kill Grave
Horror and other zombie kill tech II, your base to 16
Skeleton puts T1 on 2
Build a Gargoyle - ($2)
Skeleton Javelineer - ($1)
Worker - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 1, draw 3


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader:
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Garth L7 (3/2)
  • Graveyard (3) Jandra, Imp
  • Horror 3/3 deathtouch
  • Twilight Baron (4/1)
  • Zombie #2 2/2
  • Skeleton 1/1
  • Gargoyle (inanimate) (0/2)
  • Skeletal Javelineer (1/1) javelin

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 12
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 4

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 9 (actually 7)
Thoughts

Keeping the horror to deal with the big Rook wall he will probably build now. I should be able to continue to tech break every turn - or at least, that’s the plan. Playing Skele Jav as as long as Garth is on the field, it is equivalent to having a card in hand anyway and I doubt he’ll bother to snapback at this point.

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Yeah, I’ll scoop here, I drew my second DeGrey off of Technician draw, so I don’t have a prayer of breaking the tokens. GG! Smart decision.

@zhavier

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GG! LB is a lot better when playing it doesn’t cripple your economy so much :grin:

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