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[XCAPS21] Round 2: Nekoatl [Discipline]/Anarchy/Necromancy vs FrozenStorm [Future]/Fire/Necromancy

GL HF @FrozenStorm

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StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND


WORKERS
Fox Viper


NextHand

Sensei’s Advice
Smoker
Safe Attacking
Aged Sensei
Fox Primus


Discard

Grappling Hook
Snapback
Morningstar Flagbearer


Tech 0 card(s)
Get Paid - ($4)
Worker - ($3)
Savior Monk - ($1)

Float ($1)
Discard 3, draw 5


Board Info:
In Patrol:

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

In Play:

  • Savior Monk (2/2) Healing 1

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 3

Gold:

  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 5

Thoughts

What do do with this? I guess I can build on an aggression theme, with Bone Collector and Gunpoint Taxman, backed up by Savior Monk, with Mind-Parry Monk to protect from Fire/Necro spells. Discipline buildings could be a good option, if I’m careful with them, because the tech II is less expensive than Assimilate, and the tech III is untargetable. If I’m going to play the tech II, however, I’d better be sure than I can break it when it gets stolen. This isn’t a great starting hand, either. Guess I’ll play the Monk now, since I want it, and since I’d be wasting a card draw otherwise.

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GL HF @Nekoatl !

XCAPS21 R2: Player 2, Turn 1

P2 [Future]/Fire/Necromancy vs P1 [Discipline]/Anarchy/Necromancy

Starting Hand

Nullcraft
Battle Suits
Time Spiral
Forgotten Fighter
Plasmodium

Events of Turn:


Upkeep:

  • Get Gold (5)
  • Tech 2 cards in (except turn 1)
All Teched Cards

Main:

  • Garth (3)
  • Nullcraft, ping your base to 19 (1)
  • Worker (0)
Workers

Plasmodium

  • :pspurpleshield: Patrol as below
  • Discard 3 Draw 5

Board Info:

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20

In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Garth (1/3+1armor)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :pspig: Scavenger:
  • :exhaust: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Nullcraft (1/1)

Economy Info:

Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 3

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 6

End of Turn Hand

Temporal Research
Tinkerer
Fading Argonaut
Neo Plexus
Hardened Mox

End of Turn Discard
My Thoughts

Would have liked fargo or Mox here but Nullcraft will suffice. I’m thinking I’ll do a LB into Future rush, that ought to work I think , but we’ll see!


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Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Gunpoint Taxman
Gunpoint Taxman


STARTING HAND
Sensei’s Advice
Fox Primus
Safe Attacking
Smoker
Aged Sensei


WORKERS
Fox Viper
Fox Primus


NextHand

Snapback
Grappling Hook
Smoker
Morningstar Flagbearer
Gunpoint Taxman


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($6)
Worker - ($5)
Tech I - ($3)
Aged Sensei - ($2)
Grave Stormborne - ($0)

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


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: L1 Grave Stormborne (2/3A) Sparkshot
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger: Aged Sensei (1/1) Advice
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Savior Monk (2/2) Healing 1

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 19
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 3
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 6

Thoughts

Let’s give that Nullcraft something else to target, shall we? And while we’re at it, let’s recruit some units with anti-air.

XCAPS21 R2: Player 2, Turn 2

P2 [Future]/Fire/Necromancy vs P1 [Discipline]/Anarchy/Necromancy

Starting Hand

Temporal Research
Tinkerer
Fading Argonaut
Neo Plexus
Hardened Mox

Events of Turn:


Upkeep:

  • Get Gold (6)
  • Tech 2 cards in (except turn 1)
All Teched Cards

Lich’s Bargain, Lobber


Main:

  • Fading Argonaut (4)
  • Nullcraft kills Sensei, you get 1g
  • Skeleton (3)
  • Tech1 (1)
  • Worker (0)
Workers

Tinkerer, Plasmodium

  • :pspurpleshield: Patrol as below
  • Discard 3 rs Draw 5

Board Info:

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • Tech1 HP: 5

In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Fading Argonaut (2/3+1armor fade 3)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :pspig: Scavenger: Skeleton (1/1)
  • :exhaust: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Garth (1/3 lvl 1)
  • Nullcraft (1/1)

Economy Info:

Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 3
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 7

End of Turn Hand

Temporal Research
Hardened Mox
Battle Suits
Lobber
Forgotten Fighter

End of Turn Discard
My Thoughts

Yeah Lobber + LB seems a decent bet, not sure why I was gifted the free AS kill, I guess he was not wanting to risk FF putting Grave in danger? Idk, seems an odd choice, but I’ll take the free card off the board.


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Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Bone Collector
Bone Collector


STARTING HAND
Morningstar Flagbearer
Snapback
Smoker
Grappling Hook
Gunpoint Taxman


WORKERS
Fox Viper
Fox Primus
Morningstar Flagbearer


NextHand

Bone Collector
Gunpoint Taxman
Sensei’s Advice
Safe Attacking


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + scavenger - ($7)
Worker - ($6)
Grappling Hook, FArgo to Technician
Gunpoint Taxman - ($4)
Midband Grave - ($2)
Grave kills FArgo, sparkshots Skeleton.
Savior Monk reduces Tech I to 3 HP.

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


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader:
  • :psfist: Elite: Gunpoint Taxman (4/3) Anti-air, taxes
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • L3 Grave Stormborne (3/2) Sparkshot, readiness
  • Savior Monk (2/2) Healing 1

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 19
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 5
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 2
  • Workers: 7

Thoughts

Giving away a card doesn’t seem so bad when he already has 5 and probably wants to spend $4 on a Tech II next turn anyway. Way better than killing an Elite and being taken out by the Nullcraft, anyway. And I do want to take the kills, to leave him with fewer options to push back with.

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XCAPS21 R2: Player 2, Turn 3

P2 [Future]/Fire/Necromancy vs P1 [Discipline]/Anarchy/Necromancy

Starting Hand

Temporal Research
Hardened Mox
Battle Suits
Lobber
Forgotten Fighter
Time Spiral (techn)

Events of Turn:


Upkeep:

  • Get Gold (7+1scav)
  • Tech 2 cards in (except turn 1)
All Teched Cards

Skeletal Lord, Bone Collector
Lich’s Bargain, Lobber


Main:

  • Lobber, ram GPT (7)
  • Nullcraft trades GPT
  • Garth to mid, kill Grave, go to level 6 (4)
  • Max Garth, fetch Bone Collector (3)
  • Make a skeleton (2)
  • Worker (1)
Workers

Time Spiral, Tinkerer, Plasmodium

  • :pspurpleshield: Patrol as below
  • Discard 4 Draw 2 rs Draw 3

Board Info:

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • Tech1 HP: 3

In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Bone Collector (3/3+1armor)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :pspig: Scavenger: Skeleton (1/1)
  • :exhaust: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Garth (3/4 lvl 7)

Economy Info:

Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 5
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 8

End of Turn Hand

Neo Plexus
Lich’s Bargain
Battle Suits
Forgotten Fighter
Hardened Mox

End of Turn Discard
My Thoughts

I think I make a move to kill Grave now and avoid the sword. it means I probably max Garth to do it (lobber + nullc clear the road, mid to get the kill, max to fetch and cover) but that’s still a big swing and a win on board position, and I’m drawing into LB next turn so I’ll be able to maintain and just play Tech2 Necro straight (or Fire I guess? Less appealing with no haste and GPT to cover fliers though, and same for GPT and future). So skeleton spam is pretty good in this scenario, I can go lords and do Garth things with Death Rites and probably be good. So only question is do I fetch BC or Glaxx, and I think BC probably lives so BC is the right choice (no StW or anything to have Glaxx covering).

so LB + Neo or skele next turn + tech up, then hopefully draw lines up to drop Lord right after. That’s solid winning play, I like it


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Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Corpse Catapult
Corpse Catapult


STARTING HAND
Gunpoint Taxman
Sensei’s Advice
Safe Attacking
Bone Collector


WORKERS
Fox Viper
Fox Primus
Morningstar Flagbearer
Safe Attacking


NextHand

Snapback
Bone Collector
Aged Sensei
Smoker
Grappling Hook


Discard

Gunpoint Taxman
Sensei’s Advice
Gunpoint Taxman
Bone Collector
Corpse Catapult
Corpse Catapult


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($9)
Worker - ($8)
Tech II: Necromancy - ($4)
Garth Torken - ($2)
Skeleton - ($1)

Float ($1)
Discard 3, draw 5


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Skeleton (1/1A)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger: L1 Garth Torken (1/3) Reanimate
  • :pschip: Technician: Savior Monk (2/2) Healing 1
  • :target: Lookout:

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 19
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Necromancy)

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 6

Gold:

  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 8

Thoughts

Safe Attacking would be bad if he counters with Assimilate, it would cost him $3 and a card for Assimilate, and me $3 and 2 cards for Safe Attacking and Versatile Style, so into the worker pile it goes. Think I’ll try going for building suppression with Catapults. Best way to make use of Skeleton tokens in small numbers without Archery, I figure, and not susceptible to Assimilate.

This feels like a Vader “I have you now” moment for me, feels like I’ve got command and I’m just waiting for Zane to come here and Han Solo the shit out of me XD

XCAPS21 R2: Player 2, Turn 4

P2 [Future]/Fire/Necromancy vs P1 [Discipline]/Anarchy/Necromancy

Starting Hand

Neo Plexus
Lich’s Bargain
Battle Suits
Forgotten Fighter
Hardened Mox

Events of Turn:


Upkeep:

  • Get Gold (8+1scav)
  • Tech 2 cards in (except turn 1)
All Teched Cards

Skeletal Lord, Hooded Executioner
Skeletal Lord, Bone Collector
Lich’s Bargain, Lobber


Main:

  • Garth kills SQL, takes 1
  • BC kills your Garth, you get 1g, levels fizzle, I get a skeleton
  • Lich’s Bargain, horde arrives (7)
  • Make a skeleton (6)
  • Worker (5)
  • Tech 2 Necromancy (1)
Workers

Hardened Mox, Time Spiral, Tinkerer, Plasmodium

  • :pspurpleshield: Patrol as below
  • Discard 3 Draw 5

Board Info:

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 16
  • Tech1 HP: 3
  • Tech2 HP: 5 NECRO

In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Horror (3/3+1armor)
  • :psfist: Elite: Skeleton (1+1/1)
  • :pspig: Scavenger: Skeleton (1/1)
  • :exhaust: Technician: Skeleton (1/1)
  • :target: Lookout: Zombie (2/2)

In Play:

  • Garth (3/3 lvl 7)
  • Bone Collector (3/2)
  • Skeleton (1/1)

Economy Info:

Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 8

End of Turn Hand

Nullcraft
Skeletal Lord
Fading Argonaut
Lobber
Temporal Research

End of Turn Discard
My Thoughts

Wow, lame duck turn and Neko’s going Necro? I expected Anarchy. I feel like I’m missing the catch here, I can absolutely flood skeletons and I’m drawing into Lord next turn, this should be a slaughter.

Not quite ready to tech Death Rites here so gonna take the other Lord + Hoodie, and if next turn I feel like Garth will be super safe maybe I’ll tech 2x DR, maybe even try to sac a skele or so for card draw!


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Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Lich’s Bargain
Lich’s Bargain


STARTING HAND
Aged Sensei
Smoker
Grappling Hook
Bone Collector
Snapback


WORKERS
Fox Viper
Fox Primus
Morningstar Flagbearer
Safe Attacking
Smoker


NextHand

Snapback
Grappling Hook
Lich’s Bargain
Sensei’s Advice


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float + scavenger - ($10)
Worker - ($9)
Zane - ($7)
Zane and Monk trade with Horror.
Grave - ($5)
Snapback, replace Garth with Vir - ($2)
Bone Collector - ($0)

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


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Bone Collector (3/3A)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician: L1 Grave Stormborne (2/3) Sparkshot
  • :target: Lookout:

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 19
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Necromancy)

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 8
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 9

Thoughts

This being Frozen, I did anticipate LB, but usually he builds his Tech II first. In hindsight, his choice to Garth-fetch a tech I unit should have been a red flag. Oh well, what I need to do now is stall for time and try to catapult his base. Now, how to stall? Zane can deal with the SQL, best to do it at low cost. Snapback can stem the tide. But, how to create space to protect my Tech II in the face of his horde? Probably, my only option is to get a horde of my own to counter his.

Well that takes care of Zane anxiety I guess XD Think this is GG, WP my friend

XCAPS21 R2: Player 2, Turn 5

P2 [Future]/Fire/Necromancy vs P1 [Discipline]/Anarchy/Necromancy

Starting Hand

Nullcraft
Skeletal Lord
Fading Argonaut
Lobber
Temporal Research

Events of Turn:


Upkeep:

  • Get Gold (8+1float)
  • Tech 2 cards in (except turn 1)
All Teched Cards

Nebula x2
Skeletal Lord, Hooded Executioner
Skeletal Lord, Bone Collector
Lich’s Bargain, Lobber


Main:

  • Jaina (7)
  • Skeletal Lord (5)
  • Lobber (4)
  • Nullcraft (2)
  • Lobber and Zombie trade with your BC
  • Vir hits Grave to 1hp, takes 2, Nullcraft finishes, you draw 1, Jaina to level 3
  • BC and a bolder skeleton break your tech2, your base to 17, I get another skeleton
  • Three bolder skeletons break your tech1, your base to 15
  • Worker (1)
Workers

Temporal Research, Hardened Mox, Time Spiral, Tinkerer, Plasmodium

  • :pspurpleshield: Patrol as below
  • Discard 1 rs Draw 3

Board Info:

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 16
  • Tech1 HP: 3
  • Tech2 HP: 5 NECRO

In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader:
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :pspig: Scavenger:
  • :exhaust: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout: Jaina (2/3 lvl 3)

In Play:

  • Vir (2/1 lvl 1)
  • Bone Collector (3/2)
  • Skeletal Lord (3/3)
  • Nullcraft (1/1)
  • Skeleton (2/2)
  • Skeleton (2/2)
  • Skeleton (2/2)
  • Skeleton (2/2)
  • Skeleton (2/2)

Economy Info:

Cards:

  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 7
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 9

End of Turn Hand

Neo Plexus
Forgotten Fighter
Nebula

End of Turn Discard
My Thoughts

Well not that it matters b/c this game is over now, but I forgot I can cheat in tech 3’s, so ofc we’re teching Nebulas now that Garth isn’t doing Death Rites things.


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Yeah, I agree. GG, WP! @charnel_mouse

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Fun game! Lich’s Bargain proves its worth once again