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[XCAPS21] Round 7: charnel_mouse [Truth]/Balance/Strength vs bansa [Law]/Balance/Future

Have fun, @bansa! Let’s see if either of us can stop your perfect streak.

P1T1

Starting hand: 5

Building Inspector
Traffic Director
Reputable Newsman
Spectral Aven
Arrest

Thoughts

I’m not really sure what to make of this matchup. Initial thoughts on synergies are Mythmaking + Macciatus. However, I might want Birds / Mimics if bansa goes for Future.

Oddly, the only targeted spells available for bansa are Arrest and Unphase. I think that makes it worth going for Truth, and opening with Aven. I just need to make sure to balance my unit tech levels in case of Injunction. I think it’s worth playing Building Inspector now, too.


Get paid - (4)
Worker - (3)
Spectal Aven - (1)
Building Inspector - (0)
Discard 2, draw 4


Spectral Aven 2/2 (flying; illusion)
Building Inspector 1/1 (your first building / rebuild each turn costs 1 more gold)

:heart: Base HP: 20


Hand: 4

Porkhand Magistrate
Jail
Lawful Search
Manufactured Truth

Deck: 1

Bluecoat Musketeer

Discard: 2

Reputable Newsman
Arrest

Card-count check (opponent-viewable)

Expected: 10
2 on board
4 in hand
1 in deck
2 in discard
1 in workers
Total: 10


Gold: 0
Workers: 5

4 x start
T1: Traffic Director

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P2T1


StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Reputable Newsman
Traffic Director
Lawful Search
Spectral Aven
Bluecoat Musketeer


WORKERS
Bluecoat Musketeer


NextHand

Building Inspector
Jail
Manufactured Truth
Arrest
Porkhand Magistrate


Discard

Reputable Newsman
Traffic Director
Lawful Search


Tech 0 card(s)
Get Paid - ($5)
Worker - ($4)
Bigby - ($2)
Spectral Aven - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 3, draw 5


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader:
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout: Spectral Aven (2/2, resist 1

In Play:

  • L1 Bigby (2/3)

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 3

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 6
Thoughts

now this deck tied my hands good and very thoroughly… i can’t do anything early game… forcing me to do stuff that i’m not used to… he is saying he’s got arrest in hand… offering aven trade

P1T2

Starting hand: 4

Porkhand Magistrate
Jail
Lawful Search
Manufactured Truth

Thoughts

Can’t afford Manufactured Truth trickery here, but I’m fine with an Aven trade: bansa needs the Aven more than me. Bringing out Midori, because his midband plays nicely with Spectral Hounds.

Jail goes to workers first over Porkhand, since it’s vulnerable to Assimilate as a response. Truth units are way cheaper than bansa’s Tech II options, so it’s not as bad as it could be, but still. Besides, forecast units ignore it.

Building Inspector goes in Scavenger, because, if he dies with Midori still alive, I can then afford worker + both Hounds + midband Midori, if I draw both Hounds.

Teched cards: 2

T2: 2 x Spectral Hound


Get paid - (5)
Worker - (4)
Tech I - (2)
Master Midori - (0)
Spectral Avens trade
Discard 3, draw 1, reshuffle 8, draw 4


:psblueshield: Midori L1 2/3+1A
:ps_: Building Inspector 1/1 (your first building / rebuild each turn costs 1 more gold)

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


Hand: 5

Bluecoat Musketeer
Spectral Hound
Spectral Hound
Spectral Aven
Porkhand Magistrate

Deck: 4

Reputable Newsman
Arrest
Lawful Search
Manufactured Truth

Discard: 0
Card-count check (opponent-viewable)

Expected: 10 + 2 teched = 12
1 on board
5 in hand
4 in deck
0 in discard
2 in workers
Total: 12


Gold: 0
Workers: 6

4 x start
T1: Traffic Director
T2: Jail

P2T2


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Scribe
Gemscout Owl


STARTING HAND
Building Inspector
Porkhand Magistrate
Manufactured Truth
Jail
Arrest


WORKERS
Bluecoat Musketeer
Porkhand Magistrate


NextHand

Gemscout Owl
Lawful Search
Reputable Newsman
Spectral Aven
Arrest


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($6)
Worker - ($5)
Building Inspector - ($4)
Tech I - ($1)

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


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: L1 Bigby (2/3A)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger: Building Inspector (1/1)
  • :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: 1
  • Workers: 7
Thoughts

midori… hmm… sucks to pay a fee but i have to build up…

P1T3

Starting hand: 5

Bluecoat Musketeer
Spectral Hound
Spectral Hound
Spectral Aven
Porkhand Magistrate

Thoughts

Can’t afford midband and both Hounds, but I can get one Hound and kill Bigby, while staying on a full hand. Let’s do it. Delaying Macciatus in favour of Final Showdown: I don’t need to worry as much about my illusions being targeted, and Final Showdown’s card draw should come in handy. Other tech choice is Spectral Tiger, because that benefits from Midori’s aura too.

Teched cards: 2

T2: 2 x Spectral Hound
T3: Final Showdown, Spectral Tiger


Get paid - (6)
Worker - (5)
Midband Midori - (1)
Building Inspector suicides into Bigby for 1A damage
Midori kills Bigby, hits level 7, takes 2 damage
Spectral Hound - (0)
Discard 3, draw 4, reshuffle 6, draw 1


:target: Spectral Hound 4/4 (resist 0+1; Midori: +1/+1; illusion)

Midori L7 3/2 (units with no abilities get +1/+1; 2 damage)

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


Hand: 5

Reputable Newsman
Arrest
Lawful Search
Manufactured Truth
Spectral Aven

Deck: 5

Final Showdown
Spectral Tiger
Building Inspector
Spectral Hound
Porkhand Magistrate

Discard: 0
Card-count check (opponent-viewable)

Expected: 10 + 4 teched = 14
1 on board
5 in hand
5 in deck
0 in discard
3 in workers
Total: 14


Gold: 0
Workers: 7

4 x start
T1: Traffic Director
T2: Jail
T3: Bluecoat Musketeer

P2T3


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Hive
Hive


STARTING HAND
Lawful Search
Arrest
Spectral Aven
Reputable Newsman
Gemscout Owl


WORKERS
Bluecoat Musketeer
Porkhand Magistrate
Spectral Aven


NextHand

Scribe
Traffic Director
Arrest
Jail
Manufactured Truth


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($8)
Worker - ($7)
Gemscout Owl - ($6)
Vir peeks - ($4)
Tech II (Future) - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 3, draw 4, reshuffle, draw 1


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader:
  • :psfist: Elite: Gemscout Owl (1/1), resist 1
  • :ps_: Scavenger: Building Inspector (1/1)
  • :pschip: Technician: L1 Vir (2/3)
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:
*

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 4
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 8
Thoughts

i see… hound had no abilities right… why didn’t i think of that… now this is going to be rough…

P1T4

Starting hand: 5

Reputable Newsman
Arrest
Lawful Search
Manufactured Truth
Spectral Aven

Thoughts

The Owl will be annoying later when I go on the offensive with Midori. However, if I kill it instead of the Building Inspector, I don’t get the Aven out, so that can deal with it next turn. Delaying the second Tiger to take a Roc, since I’m expecting Void Stars or Hives. It was a choice between that and Moment’s Peace.

Unfortunately, I have to risk the Aven getting popped by patrolling it here, since the Owl can be turned into an Aven copy and kill the Hound for free. Lookout stops it being killed by Arrest easily, Squad Leader stops it being killed by a copy. I don’t like either of those options, but Manufactured Truth costs bansa two cards in the trade, so I’ll protect against Arrest.

Teched cards: 2

T2: 2 x Spectral Hound
T3: Final Showdown, Spectral Tiger
T4: Macciatus, the Whisperer, Spectral Roc


Get paid - (7)
Worker - (6)
Midori kills Building Inspector, you get a gold, takes 1 damage
Spectral Hound kills Vir, you draw, takes 2 damage, Midori hits level 8 (maxband)
Tech II Truth - (2)
Spectral Aven - (0)


:target: Spectral Aven 2/2 (resist 0+1; flying; illusion)

Midori L8 4/5 (units with no abilities get +1/+1; flying on my turn)
Spectral Hound 4/2 (Midori: +1/+1; illusion; 2 damage)

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


Hand: 5

Final Showdown
Spectral Tiger
Building Inspector
Spectral Hound
Porkhand Magistrate

Deck: 0
Discard: 5

Macciatus, the Whisperer
Spectral Roc
Reputable Newsman
Arrest
Manufactured Truth

Card-count check (opponent-viewable)

Expected: 10 + 6 teched = 16
2 on board
5 in hand
0 in deck
5 in discard
4 in workers
Total: 16


Gold: 0
Workers: 8

4 x start
T1: Traffic Director
T2: Jail
T3: Bluecoat Musketeer
T4: Lawful Search

P2T4


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Omegacron
Tiny Basilisk


STARTING HAND
Traffic Director
Manufactured Truth
Scribe
Jail
Arrest
Reputable Newsman
Lawful Search


WORKERS
Bluecoat Musketeer
Porkhand Magistrate
Spectral Aven
Traffic Director


NextHand

Hive
Omegacron
Lawful Search
Manufactured Truth
Hive


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + scav + t draw + owl - ($10)
Worker - ($9)
Scribe, draw 1 - ($7)
Bigby - ($5)
Manufactured Truth Owl into Aven - ($4)
Arrest pops Aven - ($1)
Copy of Aven kills Hound

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


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader:
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger: Scribe (1/3)
  • :pschip: Technician: L1 Bigby (2/3)
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Gemscout Owl (0/1), resist 1

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 5
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 9
Thoughts

damn it… draws are killing meeeeeeeeeeeee… gotta be kidding me… both hives bottomed???

Right, then. Let’s see if I can make this spell work.

P1T5

Starting hand: 5

Final Showdown
Spectral Tiger
Building Inspector
Spectral Hound
Porkhand Magistrate

Thoughts

Definitely hitting the Tech II here, I don’t want Future fliers coming out. That’s going to leave me a little thin on the ground against bansa’s board, unfortunately. Hoping for no Arrest redraw.

Teching in the other Tiger, and then I’m not sure whether to go for Reteller or something else. With Final Showdown out, I hopefully don’t need its hand restoration. Ardra’s Boulder is a nice Tech I pick,
benefitting from Midori and Mythmaking. Free Speech is also nice for stopping Arrest pops, and any other tricks bansa thinks of. I want Quince anyway for Mirrors, so I’ll go with that.

Teched cards: 2

T2: 2 x Spectral Hound
T3: Final Showdown, Spectral Tiger
T4: Macciatus, the Whisperer, Spectral Roc
T5: Free Speech, Spectral Tiger


Get paid - (8)
Final Showdown, you get two 3/3 anti-air Hunters - (5)
Midori destroys your Tech II, your base to 18

I reshuffle 9 and draw

Manufactured Truth

Spectral Tiger - (2)
Spectral Hound - (1)
Worker - (0)
Discard 2, draw 4


:psblueshield: Spectral Tiger 6/6+1A (Midori: +1/+1; illusion)
:target: Spectral Hound 4/4 (resist 0+1; Midori: +1/+1; illusion)

Midori L8 7/8 (Final Showdown: +3/+3, readiness, resist 1, draw on attack; units with no abilities get +1/+1; flying on my turn)

Final Showdown (attached to Midori)

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


Hand: 4

Spectral Roc
Arrest
Spectral Aven
Spectral Hound

Deck: 4

Macciatus, the Whisperer
Reputable Newsman
Free Speech
Spectral Tiger

Discard: 2

Building Inspector
Manufactured Truth

Card-count check (opponent-viewable)

Expected: 10 + 8 teched = 18
3 on board
4 in hand
4 in deck
2 in discard
5 in workers
Total: 18


Gold: 0
Workers: 9

4 x start
T1: Traffic Director
T2: Jail
T3: Bluecoat Musketeer
T4: Lawful Search
T5: Porkhand Magistrate

Didn’t see that coming for sure

P2T5


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Xenostalker
Fairie Dragon


STARTING HAND
Hive
Hive
Lawful Search
Manufactured Truth
Omegacron
Tiny Basilisk


WORKERS
Bluecoat Musketeer
Porkhand Magistrate
Spectral Aven
Traffic Director
Hive


NextHand

Reputable Newsman
Jail
Building Inspector
Hive


Discard

Lawful Search
Manufactured Truth
Gemscout Owl
Scribe
Omegacron
Xenostalker
Fairie Dragon


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float + owl - ($11)
Lawful Search, look at hand, draw 1 - ($10)
Mid Bigby pops Hound - ($7)
Tiny Basilisk - ($5)
Manufactured Truth Owl into Basilisk - ($4)
Hunters and Scribe trade with Tiger
Copy of Basilisk trades with Midori, Bigby to L5
Rebuild Tech II
Worker - ($3)

Float ($3)
Stash 1, Discard 1, draw 3


Board Info:
In Patrol:

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

In Play:

  • L5 Bigby (3/4)
  • Tiny Basilisk (1/2)

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 18
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Future)

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 1
  • Disc: 7

Gold:

  • Gold: 3
  • Workers: 10
Thoughts

interesting i thought for sure he was going to drop whisperer and reteller… this game is certainly different from charnel’s usual play… peek aboo… yoshi… midori is out… workering stupid hive…

Damn, no I can’t :frowning:

P1T6

Starting hand: 4

Spectral Roc
Arrest
Spectral Aven
Spectral Hound

Thoughts

Bugger, I didn’t account for Tiny Basilisk. I need to think about Future air units now.

  • Spectral Roc is fine against a Void Star, if it’s not hiding behind tons of Stingers. bansa can afford one of each, if he’s got them.
  • Moment’s Peace lets me ignore them, and push through on the ground. Safe deploy is better for him than me, though, given his air units.
  • DeGrey can blast away Stingers when he arrives, but interferes with Mirrors.
  • Mythmaking means a powered-up Void Star can’t kill a noSQL Roc and overpower to kill Macciatus, but I probably want Rocs on defence anyway if they can’t kill a Void Star.
  • Reteller ensures I can bring the Roc back if it dies, and helps with hand size now that Final Showdown is scuppered.

I’ll go with Reteller and DeGrey, they seem like the better options for ending things quickly.

Bringing out Rook to fish for an extra card. I’d rather play the Aven, but I want a good chance of drawing Macciatus and Spectral Tiger, and I really don’t want to worker Arrest. Illusions stay out of the patrol, so they’re probably safe until Macciatus arrives, unless Bigby wants to take the hit.

Teched cards: 2

T2: 2 x Spectral Hound
T3: Final Showdown, Spectral Tiger
T4: Macciatus, the Whisperer, Spectral Roc
T5: Free Speech, Spectral Tiger
T6: Jefferson DeGrey, Ghostly Diplomat, Reteller of Truths


Get paid - (9)
Worker - (8)
Spectral Roc - (4)
Spectral Hound - (3)
Garus Rook - (1)
Discard 1, draw 3


:exhaust: Rook L1 2/4

Spectral Roc 4/5 (flying; illusion)
Spectral Hound 3/3 (illusion)

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


Hand: 3

Reputable Newsman
Free Speech
Spectral Tiger

Deck: 1

Macciatus, the Whisperer

Discard: 8

Building Inspector
Manufactured Truth
Spectral Hound
Spectral Tiger
Final Showdown
Jefferson DeGrey, Ghostly Diplomat
Reteller of Truths
Arrest

Card-count check (opponent-viewable)

Expected: 10 + 10 teched = 20
2 on board
0 in hand
4 in deck
8 in discard
6 in workers
Total: 20


Gold: 1
Workers: 10

4 x start
T1: Traffic Director
T2: Jail
T3: Bluecoat Musketeer
T4: Lawful Search
T5: Porkhand Magistrate
T6: Spectral Aven

P2T6


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Fairie Dragon
Tiny Basilisk


STARTING HAND
Hive
Reputable Newsman
Jail
Building Inspector


WORKERS
Bluecoat Musketeer
Porkhand Magistrate
Spectral Aven
Traffic Director
Hive
Jail


NextHand

Tiny Basilisk
Arrest


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($13)
Worker - ($12)
Hive - ($6)
Vir - ($4)
Basilisk trades with Rook, Vir to L3
Bigby kills Hound
Reputable Newsman, #2 - ($2)
Building Inspector - ($1)
Tech Lab - ($0)

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


Board Info:
In Patrol:

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

In Play:

  • L5 Bigby (3/1), -3
  • L3 Vir (2/3)
  • Hive (0/6), resist 1
  • Reputable Newsman (0/3), #2
  • Building Inspector (1/1)
  • Stinger (1/1)
  • Stinger (1/1)

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 18
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Future)
  • :heart: Tech Lab HP: 4 (Balance)

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 2
  • Deck: 9
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 11
Thoughts

this patrol should hold if i block 2, right? emptying hand in hope for bigby draw

P1T7

Starting hand: 3

Reputable Newsman
Free Speech
Spectral Tiger

Technician draw: 1

Macciatus, the Whisperer

Thoughts

Ooh, Newsman can block Free Speech. I hadn’t really thought of that. I definitely want Macciatus and the Tiger here, probably the Newsman. That leaves 6/4 gold. Skipping Newsman lets me build Tech III, otherwise I go for double heroes or float. I’m about to reshuffle, so Tech III isn’t the worst idea. I’m probably better off bringing Midori back in, though.

Teched cards: 0

T2: 2 x Spectral Hound
T3: Final Showdown, Spectral Tiger
T4: Macciatus, the Whisperer, Spectral Roc
T5: Free Speech, Spectral Tiger
T6: Jefferson DeGrey, Ghostly Diplomat, Reteller of Truths


Get paid + float - (11)
Macciatus, the Whisperer - (9)
Spectral Tiger - (6)
Reputable Newsman, blocking 2 - (4)
Master Midori - (2)
Sirius Quince, Mirror arrives - (0)
Discard 1, reshuffle 10, draw 3


:psblueshield: Spectral Roc 5/6+1A (Macciatus: +1/+1, doesn’t pop; flying; illusion)
:exhaust: Spectral Tiger 6/6 (Macciatus: +1/+1, doesn’t pop)

Midori L1 2/3
Quince L1 1/3 (2g: summon a Mirror, limit 2)
Macciatus, the Whisperer 3/3 (illusions get +1/+1 and don’t pop)
Reputable Newsman 0/3 (you can’t play 2-cost spells/upgrades)
Mirror 1/2 (Macciatus: +1/+1, doesn’t pop; illusion)

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


Hand: 3

Spectral Tiger
Jefferson DeGrey, Ghostly Diplomat
Reteller of Truths

Deck: 7

Building Inspector
Manufactured Truth
Spectral Hound
Final Showdown
Arrest
Spectral Hound
Free Speech

Discard: 0
Card-count check (opponent-viewable)

Expected: 10 + 10 teched = 20
4 on board
3 in hand
7 in deck
0 in discard
6 in workers
Total: 20


Gold: 0
Workers: 10

4 x start
T1: Traffic Director
T2: Jail
T3: Bluecoat Musketeer
T4: Lawful Search
T5: Porkhand Magistrate
T6: Spectral Aven

P2T7


StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Arrest
Tiny Basilisk
Lawful Search
Scribe
Gemscout Owl


WORKERS
Bluecoat Musketeer
Porkhand Magistrate
Spectral Aven
Traffic Director
Hive
Jail


NextHand

Fairie Dragon
Omegacron
Xenostalker


Discard

Lawful Search
Arrest


Tech 0 card(s)
Get Paid - ($11)
Vir peeks
Bigby draws 1
Vir peeks
Lawful Search, look at hand, draw 1 - ($10)
Vir peeks
Scribe, draw 1 - ($8)
Vir peeks
Mid Vir - ($6)
Vir plays top card, Tiny Basilisk - ($4)
Tiny Basilisk from hand - ($2)
Gemscout Owl - ($1)

Float ($1)
Discard 1, draw 3


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Hive (0/6A), resist 1
  • :psfist: Elite: Reputable Newsman (1/3), #2
  • :ps_: Scavenger: Tiny Basilisk (1/2)
  • :pschip: Technician: Tiny Basilisk (1/2)
  • :target: Lookout: Scribe (1/3), resist 1

In Play:

  • L5 Bigby (3/1), -3
  • L5 Vir (3/3)
  • Stinger (1/1)
  • Stinger (1/1)
  • Stinger (1/1)
  • Stinger (1/1)
  • Stinger (1/1)
  • Building Inspector (1/1)
  • Gemscout Owl (0/1), resist 1

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 18
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Future)
  • :heart: Tech Lab HP: 4 (Balance)

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 2
  • Disc: 2

Gold:

  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 11
Thoughts

nooooo… arrest got blocked… what now… digging for cards… great stupid tech iis got bottomed of course… can’t come up with a patrol that will hold… putting up max patrol… is this worth it?? i don’t know… not sure about this… too many options he has…

P1T8

Starting hand: 3

Spectral Tiger
Jefferson DeGrey, Ghostly Diplomat
Reteller of Truths

Thoughts

Blast, I forgot to build a Tech Lab. I’d like to copy a Tiger to deal with those Basilisks, but I think I have to copy the Roc, so I can kill the Hive before more flying units turn up.

Teched cards: 0

T2: 2 x Spectral Hound
T3: Final Showdown, Spectral Tiger
T4: Macciatus, the Whisperer, Spectral Roc
T5: Free Speech, Spectral Tiger
T6: Jefferson DeGrey, Ghostly Diplomat, Reteller of Truths


Get paid (10)
Midori and Quince kill Reputable Newsman, take 1 damage each
Midband Quince - (8)
Mirror copies Spectral Roc - (6)
Rocs kill Hive, Stingers crash
Spectral Tiger #2 - (3)
Reteller of Truths - (1)
Discard 1, draw 3
Spectral Roc Mirror shatters


:psblueshield: Spectral Tiger #1 6/6+1A (Macciatus: +1/+1, doesn’t pop)
:ps_: Spectral Tiger #2 6/6 (Macciatus: +1/+1, doesn’t pop)
:exhaust: Reteller of Truths 4/4 (Macciatus: +1/+1, doesn’t pop; first two non-token illusions killed return to my hand)

Midori L1 2/2 (1 damage)
Quince L3 1/4 (2g: summon a Mirror, limit 2; 2g: mirror copies a non-Tech-III unit, trashed at end of turn)
Spectral Roc 5/6 (Macciatus: +1/+1, doesn’t pop; flying; illusion)
Macciatus, the Whisperer 3/3 (illusions get +1/+1 and don’t pop)
Reputable Newsman 0/3 (you can’t play 2-cost spells/upgrades)

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


Hand: 3

Manufactured Truth
Spectral Hound
Spectral Hound

Deck: 4

Building Inspector
Final Showdown
Arrest
Free Speech

Discard: 1

Jefferson DeGrey, Ghostly Diplomat

Card-count check (opponent-viewable)

Expected: 10 + 10 teched = 20
6 on board
3 in hand
4 in deck
1 in discard
6 in workers
Total: 20


Gold: 1
Workers: 10

4 x start
T1: Traffic Director
T2: Jail
T3: Bluecoat Musketeer
T4: Lawful Search
T5: Porkhand Magistrate
T6: Spectral Aven

P2T8


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Scribe
Injunction


STARTING HAND
Omegacron
Xenostalker
Fairie Dragon
Manufactured Truth


WORKERS
Bluecoat Musketeer
Porkhand Magistrate
Spectral Aven
Traffic Director
Hive
Jail


NextHand

Reputable Newsman
Omegacron
Building Inspector


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float + owl - ($13)
Bigby draws 1
Fairie Dragon, rune on TB - ($9)
Vir plays top card, Fairie Dragon, rune on TB - ($5)
TB kills Quince, Vir to L7
TB kills Whisperer
Manufactured Truth Inspector into TB - ($4)
Xenostalker - ($0)
Copy of TB returns SQL Tiger to hand

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


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Gemscout Owl (0/1A), resist 1
  • :psfist: Elite: Fairie Dragon (5/2)
  • :ps_: Scavenger: Scribe (1/3)
  • :pschip: Technician: Xenostalker (3/6)
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • L5 Bigby (3/1), -3
  • L7 Vir (3/5)
  • Fairie Dragon (4/2)
  • Tiny Basilisk (3/1), (f)
  • Tiny Basilisk (3/1), (f)
  • Mech (6/7), (tt)

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 18
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Future)
  • :heart: Tech Lab HP: 4 (Balance)

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 6
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 11
Thoughts

mt and arrest incoming… can’t hold anymore… gg…

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P1T9

Starting hand: 3

Manufactured Truth
Spectral Hound
Spectral Hound

Returned to hand: 1

Spectral Tiger

Thoughts

That’s a scary air force. Playing everything in hand is 7 gold, so 4 gold left over. Shame there’s no clear way to get the Roc killed and replay it. Maybe I just midband Midori and go for the base? On the other hand, I might want to kill Bigby, don’t want to see Injunction. Newsman copies Basilisk to kill the Xenostalker, Midori kills Scribe, then Tiger (6) + Reteller (3) is 9. Not particularly impressive. The Tiger can destroy Tech II either way. Reteller could trade with Bigby, but then I can’t both replay the Reteller and build a Tower for those Basilisks.

Other option: copy to kill Xenostalker (2), Reteller kills Scribe, Tiger kills Bigby, maxband Midori (5), Midori kills Owl, Roc kills Dragon, 4 gold left to buy Hounds + Reteller, or Hound + Tower. I probably get minced by the Basilisks, either way.

How about Reteller kills Scribe, Midori trades with Bigby, Tiger destroys Tech II? Then I still have gold left after playing everything from hand, and I can sink it into a Tower instead. I like that idea. Unfortunately, I can’t both destroy the Tech II and replay the Newsman by copying a Hound instead, otherwise I could do that in addition to building the Tower.

Teched cards: 0

T2: 2 x Spectral Hound
T3: Final Showdown, Spectral Tiger
T4: Macciatus, the Whisperer, Spectral Roc
T5: Free Speech, Spectral Tiger
T6: Jefferson DeGrey, Ghostly Diplomat, Reteller of Truths


Get paid + float (11)
Spectral Hound - (10)
Spectral Hound #2 - (9)
Spectral Tiger #1 returns - (6)
Expensive Manufactured Truth, Reputable Newsman becomes a Tiny Basilisk (Newsman blocks on printed cost) - (4)
Reteller kills Scribe, you get a gold, takes 1 damage
Tiny Basilisk (Reputable Newsman) trades with Xenostalker, you draw
Midori trades with Bigby, levels fizzle
Spectral Tiger #2 destroys your Tech II, you base to 18
Tower - (1)
Discard 0, draw 2


:psblueshield: Spectral Roc 4/5+1A (flying; illusion)
:ps_: Spectral Hound #1 3/3 (illusion)
:exhaust: Spectral Hound #2 3/3 (illusion)
:target: Spectral Tiger #1 5/5+1A (resist 0+1; illusion)

Spectral Tiger #2 5/5 (illusion)
Reteller of Truths 3/2 (first two non-token illusions killed return to my hand; illusion; 1 damage)

:heart: Base HP: 20
:heart: Tech I HP: 5
:heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Truth)
:heart: Tower HP: 4


Hand: 2

Arrest
Free Speech

Deck: 2

Building Inspector
Final Showdown

Discard: 4

Jefferson DeGrey, Ghostly Diplomat
Macciatus, the Whisperer
Manufactured Truth
Reputable Newsman

Card-count check (opponent-viewable)

Expected: 10 + 10 teched = 20
6 on board
2 in hand
2 in deck
4 in discard
6 in workers
Total: 20


Gold: 1
Workers: 10

4 x start
T1: Traffic Director
T2: Jail
T3: Bluecoat Musketeer
T4: Lawful Search
T5: Porkhand Magistrate
T6: Spectral Aven

P2T9


StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Omegacron
Reputable Newsman
Building Inspector
Lawful Search


WORKERS
Bluecoat Musketeer
Porkhand Magistrate
Spectral Aven
Traffic Director
Hive
Jail


NextHand

Injunction
Arrest
Scribe
Manufactured Truth


Discard

Scribe
Xenostalker
Tiny Basilisk
Omegacron
Lawful Search


Tech 0 card(s)
Get Paid + scav + t draw + owl + t rune - ($13)
Vir peeks
TB trades and returns Roc to hand
FD breaks Tower, base: 18
TB returns Lookout Tiger to hand
FD kills Reteller
Vir kills Scav Hound
Reputable Newsman, #2 - ($11)
Building Inspector - ($10)
Midori - ($8)
Rebuild Tech II

Float ($8)
Discard 2, draw 4


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: L1 Midori (2/3A)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician: Building Inspector (1/1)
  • :target: Lookout: Gemscout Owl (0/1), resist 2

In Play:

  • L7 Vir (3/2), -3
  • Fairie Dragon (4/1), -1
  • Fairie Dragon (4/2)
  • Tiny Basilisk (3/1), (f)
  • Mech (6/7), (t)
  • Reputable Newsman (0/3), #2

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 18
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Future)
  • :heart: Tech Lab HP: 4 (Balance)

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 1
  • Disc: 5

Gold:

  • Gold: 8
  • Workers: 11
Thoughts

no second roc yesss… wait a second… this is not as bad as i thought… maybe i can do this…

My base is actually 16 not 18. You broke Tech II twice.

P1T10

Starting hand: 2

Arrest
Free Speech

Returned to hand: 2

Spectral Roc
Spectral Tiger

Thoughts

I think I’ve thrown this one, but just in case I haven’t I’m throwing in Dreamscape and the second Roc.

Teched cards: 2

T2: 2 x Spectral Hound
T3: Final Showdown, Spectral Tiger
T4: Macciatus, the Whisperer, Spectral Roc
T5: Free Speech, Spectral Tiger
T6: Jefferson DeGrey, Ghostly Diplomat, Reteller of Truths
T10: Macciatus, the Whisperer, Spectral Roc


Get paid + float + scavenger (12)
Sirius Quince, Mirror arrives - (10)
Spectral Tiger kills Midori, takes 2 damage, Quince hits level 3 (midband)
Spectral Hound kills Building Inspector, you draw, takes 1 damage
Maxband Quince - (8)
Spectral Roc, Mirror becomes a copy - (4)
Tower - (1)
Worker - (0)
Discard 2, draw 2, reshuffle 10, draw 2


:psblueshield: Spectral Roc (Mirror) 4/5+1A (flying; illusion)
:target: Spectral Roc 4/5 (resist 0+1; flying; illusion)

Quince L5 1/5 (2g: make a Mirror, limit 2; 2g: Mirror copies a non-Tech-III unit this turn, then dies; Mirrors can copy a played unit)
Spectral Tiger 5/3 (illusion; 2 damage)
Spectral Hound 3/2 (illusion; 1 damage)

:heart: Base HP: 18
:heart: Tech I HP: 5
:heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Truth)
:heart: Tower HP: 4


Hand: 4

Building Inspector
Final Showdown
Jefferson DeGrey, Ghostly Diplomat
Macciatus, the Whisperer

Deck: 8

Manufactured Truth
Reputable Newsman
Reteller of Truths
Spectral Hound
Macciatus, the Whisperer
Spectral Roc
Arrest
Spectral Tiger

Discard: 0
Card-count check (opponent-viewable)

Expected: 10 + 12 teched = 22
3 on board
4 in hand
8 in deck
0 in discard
7 in workers
Total: 20


Gold: 0
Workers: 11

4 x start
T1: Traffic Director
T2: Jail
T3: Bluecoat Musketeer
T4: Lawful Search
T5: Porkhand Magistrate
T6: Spectral Aven
T10: Free Speech