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[XCAPS21] Round 8: bansa [Truth]/Anarchy/Disease vs FrozenStorm [Past]/Disease/Necromancy

@FrozenStorm Let the final begin! GL HF :slight_smile:

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StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Reputable Newsman
Porkhand Magistrate
Traffic Director
Lawful Search
Arrest


WORKERS
Porkhand Magistrate


NextHand

Bluecoat Musketeer
Manufactured Truth
Jail
Spectral Aven
Building Inspector


Discard

Lawful Search
Traffic Director
Arrest


Tech 0 card(s)
Get Paid - ($4)
Worker - ($3)
Reputable Newsman, #2 - ($1)

Float ($1)
Discard 3, draw 5


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Reputable Newsman (0/3A), #2
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:
*

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 3

Gold:

  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 5
Thoughts

not a good split… needed arrest in T2… i don’t have a hero to play offensive… this deck is another difficult puzzle…

GL HF @bansa!

XCAPS21 R8: Player 2, Turn 1

P2 [Past]/Disease/Necromancy vs P1 [Truth]/Anarchy/Disease

Starting Hand

Plasmodium
Forgotten Fighter
Time Spiral
Battle Suits
Tinkerer

Events of Turn:


Upkeep:

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

Main:

  • Garth (3)
  • Plasmodium (1)
  • Worker (0)
Workers

Skeletal Archery

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

Board Info:

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20

In Patrol:

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

In Play:

  • Plasmodium (forecast 3)

Economy Info:

Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 3

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 6

End of Turn Hand

Fading Argonaut
Hardened Mox
Nullcraft
Neo Plexus
Temporal Research

End of Turn Discard
My Thoughts

This feels like a LB spam and tech 1 / ultis game, play black bros HH, lean on Hoodie and Stewie for backup and pressure.

Crappy first hand, maybe next turn go Fargo + Skele + Nullcraft, then LB and tech 1 and HH, then keep the full court press. Probably will want sickness for Hounds


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Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Sickness
Spectral Hound


STARTING HAND
Manufactured Truth
Building Inspector
Spectral Aven
Jail
Bluecoat Musketeer


WORKERS
Porkhand Magistrate
Bluecoat Musketeer


NextHand

Sickness
Manufactured Truth
Spectral Hound
Traffic Director


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($6)
Worker - ($5)
Spectral Aven - ($3)
Building Inspector - ($2)
Tech I - ($0)

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


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Reputable Newsman (0/3A), #2
  • :psfist: Elite: Spectral Aven (3/2)
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Building Inspector (1/1)

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 3
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 6
Thoughts

plasmod… thats gonna be ugly… hero or aven… i think i make him pay the fee so he cant summon a sketleton…

XCAPS21 R8: Player 2, Turn 2

P2 [Past]/Disease/Necromancy vs P1 [Truth]/Anarchy/Disease

Starting Hand

Fading Argonaut
Hardened Mox
Nullcraft
Neo Plexus
Temporal Research

Events of Turn:


Upkeep:

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

Lich’s Bargain x2


Main:

  • Nullcraft (4)
  • Fading Argonaut (2)
  • Make a skeleton (1)
  • Worker (0)
Workers
  • :pspurpleshield: Patrol as below
  • Discard 2 rs Draw 4

Board Info:

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20

In Patrol:

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

In Play:

  • Plasmodium (forecast 2)
  • Garth (1/3 lvl 1)

Economy Info:

Cards:

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 3
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 7

End of Turn Hand

Lich’s Bargain
Tinkerer
Neo Plexus
Battle Suits

End of Turn Discard
My Thoughts

Fuck that newsman on 2 is actually a serious PITA, and Aven protecting BI is just enough to make building tech 1 really hurt here… I think i’ll risk the 55% I draw time spiral so I can just kill the newsman (hopefully), and the backup plan will be… I don’t know? Tech1 + tower next turn? I wish I had gotten something other than plasmo last turn…


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Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Spectral Hound
Crypt Crawler


STARTING HAND
Manufactured Truth
Traffic Director
Sickness
Spectral Hound


WORKERS
Porkhand Magistrate
Bluecoat Musketeer
Traffic Director


NextHand

Jail
Arrest
Lawful Search


Discard

Manufactured Truth
Sickness
Spectral Hound
Crypt Crawler


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($6)
Worker - ($5)
Quince - ($3)
Manufactured Truth Newsman into Aven - ($2)
Avens kill Fargo
Spectral Hound - ($1)

Float ($1)
Discard 1, draw 3


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Building Inspector (1/1A)
  • :psfist: Elite: Spectral Hound (4/3)
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician: Mirror (0/1)
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Spectral Aven (2/2)
  • L1 Quince (1/3)
  • Reputable Newsman (0/3), #2

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 4

Gold:

  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 7
Thoughts

very well thoughtout and well positioned turn by Frozen… nice move skipping tech i… still want to drop orpal bad but i think i need to go plan b here…

XCAPS21 R8: Player 2, Turn 3

P2 [Past]/Disease/Necromancy vs P1 [Truth]/Anarchy/Disease

Starting Hand

Lich’s Bargain
Tinkerer
Neo Plexus
Battle Suits

Events of Turn:


Upkeep:

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

Stewardess of the Undone, Hooded Executioner
Lich’s Bargain x2


Main:

  • Midband Garth, kill BI (4)
  • Tech 1 (2)
  • Make a skeleton (1)
  • Worker (0)
Workers

Tinkerer, Hardened Mox, Forgotten Fighter

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

Board Info:

Buildings:

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

In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Nullcraft (1/1+1)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :pspig: Scavenger: Skeleton (1/1)
  • :exhaust: Technician: Skeleton (1/1)
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Plasmodium (forecast 1)
  • Garth (2/3 lvl 4)

Economy Info:

Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 4
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 8

End of Turn Hand

Temporal Research
Lich’s Bargain
Time Spiral
Neo Plexus
Battle Suits

End of Turn Discard
My Thoughts

This is really rough… spose I will get the tech1 up, grab stewardess and Hoodie, and hope no Arrest that tries to kill Garth… and if it does, I spose I will maxband orpal to try and pop some fools? stupid newsman and plasmo turn 1… ugh…


I’m going to kill Tech Skeleton and LS. What is your Tech draw?

I drew Fading Argo off the techn

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Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Macciatus, The Whisperer
Reteller of Truths


STARTING HAND
Jail
Arrest
Lawful Search
Building Inspector


WORKERS
Porkhand Magistrate
Bluecoat Musketeer
Traffic Director
Jail


NextHand

Reteller of Truths
Crypt Crawler
Spectral Hound


Discard

Lawful Search
Arrest
Building Inspector


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($8)
Worker - ($7)
Aven kills Nullcraft
Quince kills Tech Skeleton
Lawful Search, look at hand, draw 1 - ($6)
Arrest Scav Skeleton - ($4)
Hound kills Garth, Quince to L3
Tech II (Truth) - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 1, draw 3


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader:
  • :psfist: Elite: Reputable Newsman (1/3), #2
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician: Mirror (0/1)
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Spectral Aven (2/1), -1
  • L3 Quince (1/4)
  • Spectral Hound (3/1), -2

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 3
  • Disc: 3

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 8
Thoughts

uhh, not much info… maybe i should’ve killed scav… he can draw 2 with temporal research… my patrol should still hold?

Note there was reshuffle 7 before LS draw. Previous 4 in discard + 2 teched cards + BI. I try to note that in the turn but missed it.

XCAPS21 R8: Player 2, Turn 4

P2 [Past]/Disease/Necromancy vs P1 [Truth]/Anarchy/Disease

Starting Hand

Temporal Research
Lich’s Bargain
Time Spiral
Neo Plexus
Battle Suits
Fading Argo (techn)

Events of Turn:


Upkeep:

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

Nether Drain, Shimmer Ray
Stewardess of the Undone, Hooded Executioner
Lich’s Bargain x2


Main:

  • Fading Argonaut (6)
  • Plasmo kills Newsman
  • Worker (5)
  • Tech 2 Past (1)
Workers

Neo Plexus, Tinkerer, Hardened Mox, Forgotten Fighter

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

Board Info:

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • Tech1 HP: 5
  • Tech2 HP: 5 PAST

In Patrol:

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

In Play:

  • Plasmodium (4/3)
  • Skeleton (1/1)

Economy Info:

Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 5
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 9

End of Turn Hand

Lich’s Bargain
Hooded Executioner
Stewardess of the Undone
Temporal Research
Nether Drain

End of Turn Discard
My Thoughts

Well finally I can get rid of that nuissance Newsman at least… Plasmo online. I’ve got some card advantage which is good, but I’m up against Zane and Quince getting near duplication mode. If I felt confident I could keep the tech2 next turn, I’d go for Archons… Past still seems like a good choice though. Sure Ghoul would be good to pop stuff, but rememberer can be a great fetch if I keep Time Spiral, and having the option to go archons will be good. nether drain + shimmer ray for now then, next turn I can Orpal max to move stuff or I can Lich’s Bargain as well.


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Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Spectral Flagbearer
Spectral Roc


STARTING HAND
Reteller of Truths
Crypt Crawler
Spectral Hound


WORKERS
Porkhand Magistrate
Bluecoat Musketeer
Traffic Director
Jail


NextHand

Macciatus, The Whisperer
Sickness


Discard

Lawful Search
Arrest
Building Inspector
Reputable Newsman
Spectral Flagbearer
Spectral Roc


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($8)
Quince breaks Fargo’s armor
Max Quince - ($6)
Spectral Hound #2, Mirror copies - ($5)
Mirror Hound kills Fargo
Reteller of Truths - ($3)
Sepctral Hound #1 trades with Plasmo, returns to hand
Spectral Hound #1 - ($2)
Aven kills Skeleton
Crypt Crawler - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 0, draw 2


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Crypt Crawler (3/3A)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger: Spectral Hound #1 (3/3)
  • :pschip: Technician: Spectral Hound #2 (3/3)
  • :target: Lookout: Reteller of Truths (3/3), resist 1

In Play:

  • Spectral Aven (2/1), -1
  • L5 Quince (1/5)
  • Mirror Copy of Hound #2 (3/1), -2

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 2
  • Deck: 1
  • Disc: 6

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 8
Thoughts

likely incoming sickness… skip worker or not… that is the question…

Really feel like I’ve had some gameplay decisions in this one… :roll_eyes:

XCAPS21 R8: Player 2, Turn 5

P2 [Past]/Disease/Necromancy vs P1 [Truth]/Anarchy/Disease

Starting Hand

Lich’s Bargain
Hooded Executioner
Stewardess of the Undone
Temporal Research
Nether Drain

Events of Turn:


Upkeep:

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

Sickness, Yesterday’s Golgort
Nether Drain, Shimmer Ray
Stewardess of the Undone, Hooded Executioner
Lich’s Bargain x2


Main:

  • Stewardess of the Undone, bounce Aven dead, it goes back to your hand anyway b/c reteller (7)
  • Hooded Executioner + Boost, kills hound #2 and his mirror, you draw 1, hound back to your hand (2)
  • Worker (1)
Workers

Lich’s Bargain, Neo Plexus, Tinkerer, Hardened Mox, Forgotten Fighter

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

Board Info:

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • Tech1 HP: 5
  • Tech2 HP: 5 PAST

In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Hooded Executioner (3/3+1armor)
  • :psfist: Elite: Stewardess of the Undone (2+1/3)
  • :pspig: Scavenger:
  • :exhaust: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • nothin

Economy Info:

Cards:

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 1
  • Disc: 6

Gold:

  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 10

End of Turn Hand

Lich’s Bargain
Battle Suits
Time Spiral
Shimmer Ray

End of Turn Discard
My Thoughts

This is just rough… Lich’s Bargain isn’t going to cut it anymore, I’m just going to get overrun at this point…


Interesting! We should talk about it after the game. :wink:

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Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Macciatus, The Whisperer
Liberty Gryphon


STARTING HAND
Sickness
Macciatus, The Whisperer
Manufactured Truth


WORKERS
Porkhand Magistrate
Bluecoat Musketeer
Traffic Director
Jail
Manufactured Truth


NextHand

Reputable Newsman
Spectral Roc
Spectral Flagbearer


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + t draw + sa + sh - ($8)
Macciatus, The Whisperer - ($6)
Spectral Aven - ($4)
Spectral Hound #2 - ($3)
Mirror - ($1)
Worker - ($0)
Hound #1 kills Executioner
Crawler trades with Stewardess
Reteller and Quince break Tech II, base: 18

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


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader:
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger: Mirror (1/2), +1/1
  • :pschip: Technician: Spectral Hound #2 (4/4), +1/1
  • :target: Lookout: Spectral Aven (3/3), +1/1, resist 1

In Play:

  • L5 Quince (1/5)
  • Spectral Hound #1 (4/1), +1/1, -3
  • Macciatus, The Whisperer (3/3)
  • Reteller of Truths (4/4), +1/1

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 7
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 9
Thoughts

this should do it?

Lol not much to talk about i don’t think. Rough opening draw for me and I couldn’t get aven or newsman dealt with in time. You played appropriately aggressive and had the right draws line up. I got fixated on early lb as the answer but newsman on 2 was huge as a blocker. I should have recognized needing tech 1 for stewardess.

I’ll pack it in here, I can continue stalling but it won’t get the job done in the end.

GG WP @charnel_mouse I got wrecked, long live the king!

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GG! This was P1 Blue vs P2 Purple after all. You were double disadvantaged and well fought in a difficult position. Your T2 patrol I thought was especially brilliant. I see you had a rough opening hand. Maybe Tinkerer was an option ILO Garth after my opening Newsman #2.

It was trying to fish for technician to maximize Time spiral draw potential, so I could come hard with plasmo. Mtruth was the weakness and you got the hit.

Hindsight I should have gone orpal first and tried for carrion curse perhaps. Bleeding your cards when you were already leaning hard on aggro might have done the difference. I’m so used to blue v black I sometimes forget how inaccessible Newsman can be.

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Yea, agreed on Orpal as a better option. Is actually what I feared the most. Garth wasn’t too much of a threat tbh. Purple against blue is really tough. I would say is worse than blue vs black. Especially when Blue takes P1. Blue at least can try to be on par with Black when is P1 but Purple will have hard time even as P1 against blue.

Oh I strongly disagree that it’s worse than blue v black, tougher than I remembered sure but blue v black has been pretty well demonstrated to be the worst matchup in the game. Happy to play some MMM blue v purple if you disagree

Psyched to see what you have on deck for FFA, I’m pretty happy with my position there right now XD

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Not disagreeing blue is weak against black. :slight_smile: Blue P1 will still have a hard time against black and Blue P2 is just very weak against black P1. I’m not good at Purple so I feel like Purple is just hard in general I think. I do believe Purple is especially weak against Blue though. You and I played at least 6 or 7 blue starter vs black starter and blue player won every single one of them if I recall correctly.