Played Codex for the first time since January 2020 (thanks pandemics)
Feels like returning to good old friend
I have more than 200 games under my belt at this point, and this game just refuses to cease to impress
Today, I have teched two Free Speech cards before Turn 3 as Player 2. For the first time ever. And it was the right decision. I was facing a [Zane]/Troq/Calamandra rush as [Setsuki]/Quince/Vir (randomly generated decks, dont judge kthx). IPN into Free Speech build was instrumental to stall the pressure and prevent Wrecking Ball / Pillage / Scorch inevitability.
I survived at 7 hp and bounced back at Tech II.
My opponent never expected this level of chutzpah, opted to not commit resources to murdering Quince when he had an opportunity, and got punished.
The other game… I was P1 monoPurple vs. P2 monowhite.
I did a Tinkerer -> Plasmodium opener.
I skipped a worker on Turn 3.
AS PURPLE. SKIPPED A T3 WORKER.
I did so to clear White’s board, kill his Rook and max out my VIr.
Then I skipped a worker on Turn 4.
SKIPPED BOTH T3 AND T4 WORKERS. AS PURPLE.
I did this to cast Double TIme. Stupid things costs 6g. I’ve had no gold to pay for a worker.
Thankfully, I anticipated this turn of events and teched/played both Knights of the Conclave.
I won on Turn 5 by Tinkering Double Time and double-swinging White’s Patrol and Base with my army of Vir, KotCs, Mech and Plasmo.
White has had an opportunity to Snapback my Vir on T3, but opted not to. Double Time was too much chutzpah, he thought. Ouch.
Turn 5 rush win with a Purple. Skipping two workers.
What even is this game.