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[XCAFS22] Round8: P1 zango [Present]/Anarchy/Bashing vs P2 FrozenStorm [Truth]/Anarchy/Future

This MU sounds like very bad news for me @FrozenStorm , but I think after our last encounter you deserve it :wink:
GL & HF!

XCAFS22 Round6 P1T1

P1 [Present]/Anarchy/Bashing vs. P2 [Strength]/Bashing/Blood

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StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND


WORKERS
Temporal Research


NextHand

Neo Plexus (2/2)
Plasmodium (4/4, fc 3)
Time Spiral
Fading Argonaut (2/3, fade 3)
Tinkerer (1/2)


Discard

Forgotten Fighter
Battle Suits
Hardened Mox (1/1)


Tech 0 card(s)
Get Paid - ($4)
Worker - ($3)
nullcraft pings your base - ($1)

Float ($1)
Discard 3, draw 5


Board Info:
In Patrol:

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

In Play:

  • Nullcraft (1/1)

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 3

Gold:

  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 5
Thoughts

uff, mono purple P1 against mono blue as P2 has a winning probability of 33% in the model. From the possible 36 mono color MUs, only 3 are rated worse. And especially with him having access to Truth and me not having acces to good targeting, I’m not going to put my expectations too high.
That along with a very bad split… this sucks
Would like to drop the mox, but then a single BI will prevent me from teching up or playing anything next turn, so nullcraft it is, even though that just prompts him to play aven, which I really would prefer to not do.

Idk man Blue P2 doesn’t sound like a cake walk, though can’t ask for much better than vs Purple at least. GL HF!

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XCAFS2022 Round 8 Player 2, Turn 1

P2 Truth/Anarchy/Future vs P2 Present/Anarchy/Bashing

Starting Hand

Porkhand Magistrate
Building Inspector
Manufactured Truth
Arrest
Lawful Search

Events of Turn:


Upkeep:

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

Main:

  • Quince (3)
  • Building Inspector (2)
  • Manufactured Truth, Mirror is a nullcraft, trades with your nullcraft (1)
  • Worker (0)
Workers

Bombaster, Scorch, Pillage, Bloodburn, Careless Musketeer

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

Board Info:

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 19

In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Quince (1/3a lvl 1)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :pspig: Scavenger:
  • :exhaust: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Building Inspector (1/1)

Economy Info:

Cards:

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 1
  • Disc: 3

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 6

End of Turn Hand

Spectral Aven
Reputable Newsman
Traffic Director
Bluecoat Musketeer

End of Turn Discard
My Thoughts

Okay I think Quince + MTruth takes down the Nullc, and BI makes a nuisance for teching up. love it


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Bummer, didn’t think of that line…

XCAFS22 Round8 P1T2

P1 [Present]/Anarchy/Bashing vs. P2 [Strength]/Bashing/Blood

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Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Gunpoint Taxman (3/3)
Now!


STARTING HAND
Fading Argonaut (2/3, fade 3)
Tinkerer (1/2)
Neo Plexus (2/2)
Time Spiral
Plasmodium (4/4, fc 3)


WORKERS
Temporal Research
Time Spiral


NextHand

Hardened Mox (1/1)
Gunpoint Taxman (3/3)
Tinkerer (1/2)
Forgotten Fighter
Nullcraft (1/1)


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($6)
Worker - ($5)
Fargo - ($3)
very expensive tech 1 - ($0)

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


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Fading Argonaut (2/3A, fade 3)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:
*

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 4
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 6
Thoughts

didn’t see that option, otherwise I would have patrolled in SL… going to tech against aven and truth tech 1+2. awesome, P1T2 and I’m already on a 100% reactive course :man_facepalming:

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XCAFS2022 Round 8 Player 2, Turn 2

P2 Truth/Anarchy/Future vs P2 Present/Anarchy/Bashing

Starting Hand

Spectral Aven
Reputable Newsman
Traffic Director
Bluecoat Musketeer

Events of Turn:


Upkeep:

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

Gunpoint Taxman, Spectral Flagbearer


Main:

  • Spectral Aven (4)
  • Traffic Director (3)
  • Tech 1 (1)
  • Worker (0)
Workers

Bluecoat Musketeer, Porkhand Magistrate

  • :pspurpleshield: Patrol as below
  • Discard 1 Draw 1 rs Draw 2

Board Info:

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 19
  • Tech1 HP: 5

In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Traffic Director (1/1a)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :pspig: Scavenger:
  • :exhaust: Technician: Building Inspector (1/1)
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Quince (1/3 lvl 1)
  • Spectral Aven (2/2)

Economy Info:

Cards:

  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 4
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 7

End of Turn Hand

Jail
Gunpoint Taxman
Spectral Flagbearer

End of Turn Discard
My Thoughts

Gonna lean Truth T2 I think, maybe we do Future though. Flagbearer and GPT should be good either way


Now that’s some aggressive use of your hand size… Very interesting!

XCAFS22 Round8 P1T3

P1 [Present]/Anarchy/Bashing vs. P2 [Strength]/Bashing/Blood

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Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Warp Gate Disciple (1/1)
Now!


STARTING HAND
Gunpoint Taxman (3/3)
Tinkerer (1/2)
Forgotten Fighter
Hardened Mox (1/1)
Nullcraft (1/1)


WORKERS
Temporal Research
Time Spiral
Hardened Mox (1/1)


NextHand

Now!
Battle Suits
Plasmodium (4/4, fc 3)
Forgotten Fighter
Neo Plexus (2/2)


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($6)
Worker - ($5)
Fargo kills SL
GPT - ($3)
max - ($1)

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


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Gunpoint Taxman (3/3A)
  • :psfist: Elite: Max (2+1/3, lvl1)
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Fading Argonaut (2/2, fade 2)

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 4
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 7
Thoughts

wow, he probably is overextending… let’s take a risky route. If I hit the 60% of not drawing one of my teched cards from rs draw 1 and max either dies now or survives his turn after the next one, I think I’ll just win with his small hand size. And even if I do hit the bad 40% this route is not entirely closed down… Arrest really would be a pita, but hey, he only has three cards, right?

touche GPT

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XCAFS2022 Round 8 Player 2, Turn 3

P2 Truth/Anarchy/Future vs P2 Present/Anarchy/Bashing

Starting Hand

Jail
Gunpoint Taxman
Spectral Flagbearer

Events of Turn:


Upkeep:

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

Void Star, Xenostalker
Gunpoint Taxman, Spectral Flagbearer


Main:

  • Gunpoint Taxman (5)
  • Worker (4)
  • Tech 2 Future (0)
Workers

Jail, Bluecoat Musketeer, Porkhand Magistrate

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

Board Info:

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 19
  • Tech1 HP: 5
  • Tech2 HP: 5 FUTURE

In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Gunpoint Taxman (3/3a)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :pspig: Scavenger:
  • :exhaust: Technician: Building Inspector (1/1)
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Quince (1/3 lvl 1)
  • Spectral Aven (2/2)

Economy Info:

Cards:

  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 1
  • Disc: 4

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 8

End of Turn Hand

Manufactured Truth
Reputable Newsman
Arrest

End of Turn Discard
My Thoughts

I think future is the way to go, maybe we’ll tech lab here in a sec, next turn probably Zane shenanigans


GPT and future…??? You keep surprising me! But well, after this rock solid start of yours, probably not that surprising…

so desperate situations require desperate measures. I think that’s the first time for me to actually play FF. And what a horrible trade this is…

XCAFS22 Round8 P1T4

P1 [Present]/Anarchy/Bashing vs. P2 [Strength]/Bashing/Blood

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Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Hyperion (4/5)
Tricycloid (3/3)


STARTING HAND
Now!
Neo Plexus (2/2)
Battle Suits
Plasmodium (4/4, fc 3)
Forgotten Fighter


WORKERS
Temporal Research
Time Spiral
Hardened Mox (1/1)
Plasmodium (4/4, fc 3)


NextHand

Tinkerer (1/2)
Warp Gate Disciple (1/1)
Now!
Nullcraft (1/1)


Discard

Now!
Forgotten Fighter
Neo Plexus (2/2)
Battle Suits
Hyperion (4/5)
Tricycloid (3/3)


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($8)
Worker - ($7)
now aven - ($6)
FF BI - ($4)
tech 2 - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 2, draw 4


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Gunpoint Taxman (3/3A)
  • :psfist: Elite: Fading Argonaut (2+1/2, fade 1)
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Max (2/3, lvl1)

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 6

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 8
Thoughts

GPT & Future??? Huh…
and a big f*** about his draw. If he had arrest, I’m pretty sure he would have played it to wreck havoc with aven. That means he has 75% chance to have it in hand now… That’s just blowout! But I chose to gamble with my tech choice, now I have to deal with that. But maybe Fargo with only 1 rune left and the threat of my perfectly timed tech 2 cycle is too large an issue for him to go on the offense. :crossed_fingers:

Who knows if I’m at all thinking straight lol…

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XCAFS2022 Round 8 Player 2, Turn 4

P2 Truth/Anarchy/Future vs P2 Present/Anarchy/Bashing

Starting Hand

Manufactured Truth
Reputable Newsman
Arrest
Building Inspector (FF)

Events of Turn:


Upkeep:

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

Omegacron, Surprise Attack
Void Star, Xenostalker
Gunpoint Taxman, Spectral Flagbearer


Main:

  • Zane + maxband, send Fargo to lookout (1)
  • Zane kills SQL, takes 3
  • Quince kills Fargo, takes 2
  • GPT kills Geiger, takes 2, Quince midbands
  • Worker (0)
Workers

Building Inspector, Jail, Bluecoat Musketeer, Porkhand Magistrate

  • :pspurpleshield: Patrol as below
  • Discard 3 Draw 1 rs Draw 4

Board Info:

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 19
  • Tech1 HP: 5
  • Tech2 HP: 5 FUTURE

In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader:
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :pspig: Scavenger:
  • :exhaust: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Quince (1/4 lvl 1)
  • Zane (4/1 lvl 6)
  • Gunpoint Taxman (3/1)

Economy Info:

Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 6
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 9

End of Turn Hand

Lawful Search
Spectral Flagbearer
Void Star
Omegacron
Xenostalker

End of Turn Discard
My Thoughts

I am full Towelie the towel, I have no idea what’s going on lol. Killing Geiger seems like my best move here, avoids a TD / Geiger reset for what’s surely a Tric in hand, means I’m probably giving up a big kill but oh well.


Oh how I wish I had a tric in hand… :roll_eyes:
With you killing max and me not having tric, that’s pretty much game. But let’s play it out

XCAFS22 Round8 P1T5

P1 [Present]/Anarchy/Bashing vs. P2 [Strength]/Bashing/Blood

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Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Ready or Not
Tricycloid (3/3)


STARTING HAND
Now!
Nullcraft (1/1)
Tinkerer (1/2)
Warp Gate Disciple (1/1)


WORKERS
Temporal Research
Time Spiral
Hardened Mox (1/1)
Plasmodium (4/4, fc 3)
Tinkerer (1/2)


NextHand

Now!
Neo Plexus (2/2)
Now!
Forgotten Fighter


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($8)
Worker - ($7)
Zane with lvl2 - ($4)
nullcraft kills your Zane, mine to Midband - ($2)
troq - ($0)
Zane deals 3 damage to quince

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


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Troq (2/3A, lvl1)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Zane (3/2, lvl4)
  • Nullcraft (1/1)

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 8
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 9
Thoughts

well, that seals the deal. no way I’m coming back from this. warp gate + now was a very nice idea, but just plain stupid against Zane… and with him not going for truth my possible t4 power turn (with lots of attack and now in hand to deal with SL hound) turned out to be rather… well… lol…

post draw: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: what a junk hand! And that against future with draw 4 out of 10 from the new cycle with 9 gold available… probably could just stop playing right here, but let’s do him the honor to finish the deal.

Hardly seems like game to me! Hopefully this provides suitable defense though

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XCAFS2022 Round 8 Player 2, Turn 5

P2 Truth/Anarchy/Future vs P2 Present/Anarchy/Bashing

Starting Hand

Lawful Search
Spectral Flagbearer
Void Star
Omegacron
Xenostalker

Events of Turn:


Upkeep:

  • Get Gold (9)
  • Tech 2 cards in except turn 1
All Teched Cards

Omegacron, Free Speech
Omegacron, Surprise Attack
Void Star, Xenostalker
Gunpoint Taxman, Spectral Flagbearer


Main:

  • Omegacron (7)
  • Maxband Quince (5)
  • Xenostalker (1)
  • Spectral Flagbearer (0)
Workers

Building Inspector, Jail, Bluecoat Musketeer, Porkhand Magistrate

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

Board Info:

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 19
  • Tech1 HP: 5
  • Tech2 HP: 5 FUTURE

In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Gunpoint Taxman (3/1a)
  • :psfist: Elite: Xenostalker (3+1/6)
  • :pspig: Scavenger:
  • :exhaust: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout: Spectral Flagbearer (2/2)

In Play:

  • Quince (1/5 lvl 5)
  • Omegacron (forecast 6)

Economy Info:

Cards:

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 2
  • Disc: 4

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 9

End of Turn Hand

Surprise Attack
Reputable Newsman
Arrest
Manufactured Truth

End of Turn Discard
My Thoughts

Uhhh I guess maybe it’s not too bad? I think this keeps quince safe to anything besides saccing Zane + hitting Troq to 1hp, and TDing Tric to Tric. Hopefully that means next turn I can break the tech2 with sharks, and eventually overrun with omegacrons. Fingers crossed


Obviously I don’t share your optimism about my situation, do please prove me wrong such that I live for another two turns :sweat_smile:

And again: how I wish I had a tric in hand, but no luck with wishing for a tech 2 unit…

XCAFS22 Round8 P1T6

P1 [Present]/Anarchy/Bashing vs. P2 [Strength]/Bashing/Blood

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Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Temporal Distortion
Ready or Not


STARTING HAND
Forgotten Fighter
Now!
Neo Plexus (2/2)
Now!


WORKERS
Temporal Research
Time Spiral
Hardened Mox (1/1)
Plasmodium (4/4, fc 3)
Tinkerer (1/2)
Forgotten Fighter


NextHand

Tricycloid (3/3)
Ready or Not
Gunpoint Taxman (3/3A)


Discard

Now!
Now!
Temporal Distortion
Ready or Not


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($9)
Worker - ($8)
troq trades GPT, levels fizzle
max - ($6)
now flagbearer - ($4)
nullcraft pings Xeno
maxband Zane shoves Xeno to lookout, kills him there - ($2)
neo - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 1, draw 3


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Max (2/3A, lvl1)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician: Neo Plexus (2/2)
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Zane (4/1, lvl6)
  • Nullcraft (1/1)

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 5
  • Disc: 4

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 10
Thoughts

okay, his turn is not as strong as expected, but he at least has the option to attack with take Zane and three omegas in his next turn, so I have to clear the board and to have two patrollers… which doesn’t leave much options and which again puts me further behind… hence as expected: game over!

quince and omegacron, who is missing from the board.

Yes TY legion

Go for broke? I think so!

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XCAFS2022 Round 8 Player 2, Turn 6

P2 Truth/Anarchy/Future vs P2 Present/Anarchy/Bashing

Starting Hand

Surprise Attack
Reputable Newsman
Arrest
Manufactured Truth

Events of Turn:


Upkeep:

  • Get Gold (9)
  • Tech 2 cards in except turn 1
All Teched Cards

Chaos Mirror x2
Omegacron, Free Speech
Omegacron, Surprise Attack
Void Star, Xenostalker
Gunpoint Taxman, Spectral Flagbearer


Main:

  • Zane + Midband, hit Geiger to 1hp (4)
  • Make a mirror (2)
  • Manufactured Truth, mirror is nullcraft (1)
  • Nullcraft kills your Zane, my Zane maxbands and shoves geiger to scav, we both get 1g (2)
  • Arrest Neo Plexus (0)
  • Sacrifice Mirror, Omegacron to forecast 4
  • Sacrifice 4 workers, omegacron arrives, breaks your tech 2, your base to 18
Workers

Building Inspector, Jail, Bluecoat Musketeer, Porkhand Magistrate

  • :pspurpleshield: Patrol as below
  • Discard 2 Draw 1 rs Draw 3

Board Info:

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 19
  • Tech1 HP: 5
  • Tech2 HP: 5 FUTURE

In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Quince (1/5a lvl 5)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :pspig: Scavenger:
  • :exhaust: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Zane (4/4 lvl 6)
  • Omegacron (9/7)

Economy Info:

Cards:

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 11
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 5

End of Turn Hand

Traffic Director
Spectral Aven
Chaos Mirror
Spectral Flagbearer

End of Turn Discard
My Thoughts

Whelp, guess I just go for it? Only 3 cards, no heros if I make the kills, so probably can finish next turn with 2x omegacron, but we shall see!


Ballsy move of yours! But yes, I don’t have two units in hand to play, so it is game! @charnel_mouse I can’t prevent quince’s mirror to break my base.

Didn’t stand a chance after the bad split and forgetting about your MT option. Also going cute with going all in with trying to now! Warp Gate in turn 5 didn’t help…

PS: After looking in your hand: you did have lethal on board!
Zane (7)
Sharks (2)
Mirror (0)
Shark #1 and quince killing SL
Shark #2 killing neo
Sac workers, Zane+two omegas breaking base :wink:

Remember @Bryce_The_Rice 's advice: “always check for lethal” :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

GG! WP!

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I actually think EricF first said that, but I could be wrong.

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i don’t think that Quince maxb triggers from forecast. He would have needed to use the midb, but that requires 2g he lacked

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Am I wrong about the unit arriving??

Quince reads:
“Level 5: Whenever a non-token unit of yours arrives, …”

Forecast X:
“Starts off in the future, not in play. Put X time runes on this and remove one each upkeep. When you remove the last, it arrives.”

Pretty sure my proposed line is valid

You may be right! I didn’t think it worked that way so I had ruled it out. GG WP! It was definitely ericF that said always check for lethal

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Forecast units go to the future instead of arriving, then arrive when their last time rune is removed. The latter event is when Quince’s maxband can trigger.

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good to know. ty

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