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[Casual] flagrantangles vs Dreamfire

P1T1


Starting Hand Workers

STARTING HAND
Arrest
Bluecoat Musketeer
Reputable Newsman
Jail
Lawful Search


WORKERS
Bluecoat Musketeer


Next Hand

Manufactured Truth
Porkhand Magistrate
Traffic Director
Building Inspector
Spectral Aven


Discard

Reputable Newsman
Lawful Search
Arrest


Tech 0 card(s)
Get Paid - ($4)
Worker - ($3)
Build a Jail. - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 3, draw 5


Board Info:
In Patrol:

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

In Play:

  • Jail

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 3

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 5
Thoughts

Well that’s an unfortunate split.

@Dreamfire’s turn!

GL HF! I don’t think I’ve ever played this side of the matchup before.

P2T1


StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Plasmodium
Tinkerer
Time Spiral
Forgotten Fighter
Neo Plexus


WORKERS
Forgotten Fighter


NextHand

Hardened Mox
Temporal Research
Battle Suits
Nullcraft
Fading Argonaut


Discard

Time Spiral
Neo Plexus
Tinkerer


Tech 0 card(s)
Get Paid - ($5)
Worker - ($4)
Plasmodium - ($2)
Tech 1 - ($1)

Float ($1)
Discard 3, draw 5


Board Info:
In Patrol:

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

In Play:

  • Plasmodium, forecast 3

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 3

Gold:

  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 6
Thoughts

Let’s try a forecast rush to bypass Jail.

@flagrantangles’s turn!

P1T2


Tech Starting Hand Workers

TECH
Spectral Hound
Spectral Hound


STARTING HAND
Porkhand Magistrate
Building Inspector
Spectral Aven
Manufactured Truth
Traffic Director


WORKERS
Bluecoat Musketeer
Building Inspector


Next Hand

Spectral Hound
Reputable Newsman
Manufactured Truth
Porkhand Magistrate
Lawful Search


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($5)
Worker - ($4)
Hire a Spectral Aven. - ($2)
Build Tech I. - ($1)

Float ($1)
Discard 3, reshuffle, draw 5


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader:
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout: Spectral Aven 2/2

In Play:

  • Jail

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 3
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 6
Thoughts

You know, I think I forgot that Forecast bypasses Jail. Oops.

@Dreamfire’s turn!

P2T2


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Knight of the Conclave
Knight of the Conclave


STARTING HAND
Hardened Mox
Nullcraft
Battle Suits
Fading Argonaut
Temporal Research
Time Spiral
Tinkerer


WORKERS
Forgotten Fighter
Hardened Mox


NextHand

Tinkerer
Knight of the Conclave
Knight of the Conclave
Fading Argonaut
Neo Plexus


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($7)
Plasmo to forecast 2
Prynn - ($5)
Temporal research, I reshuffle and draw 2 - ($3)
Worker - ($2)
Battle Suits - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 4, draw 3, reshuffle, draw 2


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Prynn lvl 1 (1/3A), fading 4
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Plasmodium, forecast 2
  • Battle Suits

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

Crap, didn’t draw either of my KotCs.

@flagrantangles’s turn!

P1T3


Tech Starting Hand Workers

TECH
Injunction
Community Service


STARTING HAND
Spectral Hound
Reputable Newsman
Porkhand Magistrate
Manufactured Truth
Lawful Search


WORKERS
Bluecoat Musketeer
Building Inspector
Porkhand Magistrate


Next Hand

Reputable Newsman
Spectral Hound
Traffic Director
Arrest
Lawful Search


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($7)
Worker - ($6)
Hire a Spectral Hound. - ($5)
Spectral Aven claws Prynn.

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


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader:
  • :psfist: Elite: Spectral Hound 4/3
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Jail
  • Spectral Aven 2/2

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 3
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 5
  • Workers: 7
Thoughts

Let’s see if HOARDING is successful.

@Dreamfire’s turn!

P2T3


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Seer
Seer


STARTING HAND
Knight of the Conclave
Neo Plexus
Knight of the Conclave
Tinkerer
Fading Argonaut


WORKERS
Forgotten Fighter
Hardened Mox
Neo Plexus


NextHand

Temporal Research
Seer
Time Spiral
Nullcraft


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($7)
Plasmo to forecast 1, Prynn to fading 3
Worker - ($6)
Knight of the Conclave
Knight of the Conclave
Prynn to maxband, remove 2 runes to pop Hound - ($0)
Prynn breaks Jail, gets a rune

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


Board Info:
In Patrol:

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

In Play:

  • Prynn lvl 7 (3/5), fading 2
  • Battle Suits
  • Plasmodium, forecast 1
  • Knight of the Conclave, forecast 3
  • Knight of the Conclave, forecast 3

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 3
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 8
Thoughts

What’s all that float for, I wonder.

@flagrantangles’s turn!

P1T4


Tech Starting Hand Workers

TECH
Macciatus, The Whisperer
Reteller of Truths


STARTING HAND
Spectral Hound
Traffic Director
Arrest
Lawful Search
Reputable Newsman


WORKERS
Bluecoat Musketeer
Building Inspector
Porkhand Magistrate
Traffic Director


Next Hand

Injunction
Jail
Community Service
Manufactured Truth


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($12)
Worker - ($11)
Build Tech II - Truth. - ($7)
Hire a Spectral Hound. - ($6)
The Spectral Aven harries Prynn yet again.
Hire a Reputable Newsman who opposes spells and upgrades that cost 2. - ($4)

Float ($4)
Discard 2, draw 3, reshuffle, draw 1


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Spectral Hound 3/3A
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician: Reputable Newsman 0/3 [2]
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Spectral Aven 2/2

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 5
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 4
  • Workers: 8
Thoughts

Let’s see if HOARDING is successful.

@Dreamfire’s turn!

P2T4


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Assimilate
Unphase


STARTING HAND
Time Spiral
Nullcraft
Temporal Research
Seer
Seer
Fading Argonaut


WORKERS
Forgotten Fighter
Hardened Mox
Neo Plexus
Nullcraft


NextHand

Unphase
Tinkerer
Temporal Research
Time Spiral


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($8)
Plasmo arrives, Knights to forecast 2, Prynn to fading 1
Plasmo kills Hound
Prynn kills Newsman, gets a rune (@2), you draw
Temporal Research, draw 2 - ($6)
Worker - ($5)
Heroes’ Hall - ($3)
Seer, add a rune to Prynn (@3) - ($2)
Seer, add a rune to Prynn (@4) - ($1)
Remove two runes from Prynn to pop Aven (@2)

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


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader:
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger: Seer (3/1)
  • :pschip: Technician: Seer (3/1)
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Prynn lvl 7 (3/3), fading 2
  • Battle Suits
  • Plasmodium (4/1)
  • Knight of the Conclave, forecast 2
  • Knight of the Conclave, forecast 2

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Heroes’ Hall HP: 4

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 2
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 9
Thoughts

I think I can delay tech 2 for a turn, if I get Vir spells to help me take care of Truth’s most troublesome cards.
Injunction + MTruth can net a kill on Prynn, but that’s ok.

@flagrantangles’s turn!

@Dreamfire I got a couple questions for you.
You did the first MMM on this match up as Blue. What is your general thought about this match up? Fair? Lopsided?

You were gone for two years and returned to the forum recently. What kept you away and what brings you back?

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P1T5


Tech Starting Hand Workers

TECH
Eyes of the Chancellor
Eyes of the Chancellor


STARTING HAND
Manufactured Truth
Community Service
Injunction
Jail
Macciatus, The Whisperer


WORKERS
Bluecoat Musketeer
Building Inspector
Porkhand Magistrate
Traffic Director
Jail


Next Hand

Reteller of Truths
Arrest
Lawful Search


Discard

Spectral Aven
Spectral Hound
Reputable Newsman
Eyes of the Chancellor
Eyes of the Chancellor
Injunction
Manufactured Truth
Community Service


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($12)
Worker - ($11)
Summon Bigby Hayes. - ($9)
Bigby serves your Tech I with an Injunction, disabling your Seers. - ($6)
Hire Macciatus, The Whisperer. - ($4)
Summon Sirus Quince and his Mirror Illusion. - ($2)
Quince casts Manufactured Truth and transforms the Mirror Illusion into a Plasmodium. - ($1)
Mirror Plasmodium kills Prynn; Quince midbands.

Float ($1)
Discard 1, draw 3


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader:
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician: Bigby (1) 2/3
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Quince (3) 1/4
  • Macciatus, The Whisperer 3/3

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 1
  • Disc: 8

Gold:

  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 9
Thoughts

Hmmmm, it’s feeling a little FRAGILE.

@Dreamfire’s turn!

Hey @bansa.

My blue v purple MMM series was a long time ago, and I don’t think it was very instructive. As I recall, my opponent was reluctant to try different strategies after seeing them countered in previous games (basically declining to “play the mind games”), and clung to a single game plan. Intuitively, I’d say blue is probably favored, but more like a 7-3 than a 9-1.

I left the forums after playing pretty intensively for several months, and just gradually losing my enthusiasm for the game. I played some other games for a while, mostly Hearthstone, but then recently my laptop died and I couldn’t play online in real time. So I decided to check out what was going on here, and was happy to find this place still alive and well!

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P2T5


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Unphase
Research & Development


STARTING HAND
Tinkerer
Temporal Research
Time Spiral
Unphase


WORKERS
Forgotten Fighter
Hardened Mox
Neo Plexus
Nullcraft
Time Spiral


NextHand

Plasmodium
Temporal Research
Assimilate
Fading Argonaut


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($10)
Knights to forecast 1
Vir, take a peek - ($8)
Unphase on Plasmo - ($6)
Geiger - ($4)
Plasmo trades with Quince, Geiger to midband
Geiger to maxband, flicker Seer, remove a rune from a Knight, Knight arrives - ($2)
Worker - ($1)

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


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Knight of the Conclave (5/4A)
  • :psfist: Elite: Vir lvl 1 (3/3)
  • :ps_: Scavenger: Seer (3/1)
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Battle Suits
  • Geiger lvl 5 (3/4)
  • Seer (3/1)
  • Knight of the Conclave, forecast 1

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Heroes’ Hall HP: 4

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 4
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 10
Thoughts

If Fargo is on the top of my deck, I could swap him in with Vir and then Temporal Research for more stuff. If he’s not, I think I’ll go maxband Geiger and flicker a Seer.

@flagrantangles’s turn!

Thanks for your answers :wink: I agree mind game is the key in Codex, especially in a series of games like MMM. I think Blue’s got some good options which outweigh Purple here.

Glad you are back and hope you enjoy the games here. The community is so small that each player’s participation is huge. I was gone for a year too for similar reason, nothing beats Codex though :slight_smile:

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Wow! These conversations are super interesting though I do feel flustered because I don’t think I’ve ever felt like Blue had an advantage in this matchup. Then again, I do know that I’m bad at this game so that definitely has a big influence on my perspective. :laughing:

P1T6


Tech Starting Hand Workers

TECH
Spectral Tiger
Spectral Roc


STARTING HAND
Reteller of Truths
Lawful Search
Arrest
Spectral Hound


WORKERS
Bluecoat Musketeer
Building Inspector
Porkhand Magistrate
Traffic Director
Jail
Arrest


Next Hand

Reputable Newsman
Eyes of the Chancellor


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($10)
Bigby performs a Lawful Search of your hand and draws a card. - ($9)
Worker. - ($8)
Hire a Reteller of Truths. - ($6)
Hire a Spectral Hound. - ($5)
Build Tech III. - ($0)

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


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Spectral Hound 4/4A
  • :psfist: Elite: Bigby (1) 3/3
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician: Reteller of Truths 4/4
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Macciatus, The Whisperer 3/3

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 2
  • Deck: 9
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 10
Thoughts

Hmmmm, it’s feeling a little FRAGILE.

@Dreamfire’s turn!

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I would say that is totally normal. Everyone has different perspectives depending on which color they are more experienced/skilled at. Mine is also skewed because I’m most comfortable with Blue. :wink:

Curious where you guys live @flagrantangles @Dreamfire I live in San Diego, California (PST). Good to know what time zones other players are in.

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I’m in the central time zone, specifically in Rock Island, Illinois.

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P2T6


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Now!
Now!


STARTING HAND
Assimilate
Fading Argonaut
Plasmodium
Temporal Research
Unphase
Research & Development
Tinkerer
Unphase
Now!
Now!
Temporal Research


WORKERS
Forgotten Fighter
Hardened Mox
Neo Plexus
Nullcraft
Time Spiral
Tinkerer


NextHand

Unphase
Now!
Now!
Assimilate
Seer


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($11)
Knight #2 arrives
Fading Argonaut - ($9)
Temporal Research, draw 2 - ($7)
Research & Development, draw 2, reshuffle, draw 3 - ($5)
Unphase on Seer #1 - ($3)
Seer #1 trades with Macciatus
Now! bounces Reteller to your hand - ($2)
Now! pops Hound - ($1)
Seer #2 trades with Bigby, Vir to lvl 3
Knight #1 breaks tech 3, your base to 18
Vir and Geiger break tech 2, your base to 16
Worker - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 4, reshuffle, draw 5


Board Info:
In Patrol:

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

In Play:

  • Battle Suits
  • Geiger lvl 5 (3/4)
  • Vir lvl 3 (2/3)
  • Knight of the Conclave (5/4)
  • Knight of the Conclave (5/4)
  • Fading Argonaut (3/3), fading 3

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Heroes’ Hall HP: 4

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 5
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 11
Thoughts

With 1 more gold, I could’ve done a triple tech break.

@flagrantangles’s turn!

Did you grow up there? I went to high school in Lake Forest, IL. Was just there for the boarding school though.

I teed up the conversation about possible experimental mono-color tourney somewhere since you are not comfortable with entering regular ones. :wink:

I’m in Israel (currently GMT +3), but I’ll be moving to New York next month.

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@bansa I did not. I grew up on the other side of Iowa.

@Dreamfire I think I have to concede. I don’t believe a Reputable Newsman will be enough to turn the tide. :laughing: On the other hand, it does slot nicely into my experience of this matchup. Would you like to continue playing and switch sides or is this sufficient for you?

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