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[XCAPS22] Round2: P1 OffKilter [Future]/Ninjutsu/Blood vs P2 flagrantangles MonoBlue

GL HF!

Looks like the balance changes don’t apply to this matchup.

P1T1


StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Hardened Mox
Forgotten Fighter
Tinkerer
Fading Argonaut
Time Spiral


WORKERS
Hardened Mox


NextHand

Nullcraft
Plasmodium
Battle Suits
Neo Plexus
Temporal Research


Discard

Forgotten Fighter
Fading Argonaut
Time Spiral


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($4)
Worker - ($3)
Tinkerer - ($1)

Float ($1)
Discard 3, draw 5


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader:
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout: Tinkerer 1/2 *

In Play:
*

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 3

Gold:

  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 5
Thoughts

This might be a tough matchup for me. Blocking 2-cost spells would block bloodlust + 2 of my starter spells, and 3 other spells. My best anti-illusion options are mostly crash bomber and forgotten fighter, and my only anti-air early on is Nullcraft. An early Inverse Power Ninja could be Arrested or Mirrored.

For my opening, I think Fading Argonaut is a bit weaker because Arrest could take him out. Hardened Mox failed me last game, so I’ll go with a Tinkerer start.

@flagrantangles’s turn!

P2T1


Starting Hand Workers

STARTING HAND
Reputable Newsman
Traffic Director
Lawful Search
Bluecoat Musketeer
Jail


WORKERS
Jail


Next Hand

Building Inspector
Porkhand Magistrate
Spectral Aven
Manufactured Truth
Arrest


Discard

Traffic Director
Bluecoat Musketeer
Lawful Search


Tech 0 card(s)
Get Paid - ($5)
Worker - ($4)
Hire a Reputable Newsman who opposes spells and upgrades that cost 2. - ($2)
Summon General Onimaru. - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 3, draw 5


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Onimaru (1) 2/3A
  • :psfist: Elite: Reputable Newsman 1/3 [2]
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:
*

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 3

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 6
Thoughts

Well, let’s block off Battle Suits and some other spells and get Onimaru out here to be threatening and whatnot.

The rule changes are:
Pirate Gunship:
Loses Obliterate 2.

Vandy Anadrose:
Loses Resist 1 at midband.

Garth Torken:
Midband 2/4 → 2/3.

Lich’s Bargain:
Base damage 4 → 6.

Might of Leaf and Claw:
If you have no units in play, remove all runes from this.

@OffKilter’s turn!

P1T2


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Crash Bomber
Knight of the Conclave


STARTING HAND
Battle Suits
Plasmodium
Nullcraft
Neo Plexus
Temporal Research


WORKERS
Hardened Mox
Plasmodium


NextHand

Nullcraft
Battle Suits
Forgotten Fighter
Temporal Research
Knight of the Conclave


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($6)
Worker - ($5)
Neo Plexus - ($3)
Tech 1 - ($1)

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


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader:
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger: Neo Plexus 2/2
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Tinkerer 1/2 *

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

As expected, there has been some bad news about my spells. I’ll rely on midband Drakk + Nullcraft to deal with Aven. I keep Battle Suits in case I have a shot on Onimaru. Scavenger Neo Plexus rather than technician seems bold when there’s bad news about my apparently unethical temporal research (silly human ethics), but also MVP Drakk would be great.

@flagrantangles’s turn!

P2T2


Tech Starting Hand Workers

TECH
Spectral Hound
Spectral Hound


STARTING HAND
Building Inspector
Manufactured Truth
Arrest
Spectral Aven
Porkhand Magistrate


WORKERS
Jail
Porkhand Magistrate


Next Hand

Lawful Search
Bluecoat Musketeer
Arrest
Traffic Director


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($6)
Worker - ($5)
Build Tech I. - ($4)
Hire a Spectral Aven. - ($2)
Onimaru casts Manufactured Truth on the Reputable Newsman to transform them into a Spectral Aven. - ($1)
Manufactured Aven kills the Neo Plexus.
Onimaru kills the Tinkerer.

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


Board Info:
In Patrol:

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

In Play:

  • Reputable Newsman 0/3 [2]
  • Onimaru (1) 2/2

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 4
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 7
Thoughts

Spectral Aven for threats.

The rule changes are:
Pirate Gunship:
Loses Obliterate 2.

Vandy Anadrose:
Loses Resist 1 at midband.

Garth Torken:
Midband 2/4 → 2/3.

Lich’s Bargain:
Base damage 4 → 6.

Might of Leaf and Claw:
If you have no units in play, remove all runes from this.

@OffKilter’s turn!

For flagrantangles

I think those balance change notes in your thoughts are from the previous round.

P1T3


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Crash Bomber
Desperation


STARTING HAND
Forgotten Fighter
Nullcraft
Battle Suits
Temporal Research
Knight of the Conclave


WORKERS
Hardened Mox
Plasmodium
Forgotten Fighter


NextHand

Crash Bomber
Fading Argonaut
Time Spiral
Temporal Research


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($7)
Scavenge - ($8)
Drakk to midband - ($3)
Nullcraft - ($1)
Nullcraft trades with Aven
Worker - ($0)
Knight of the Conclave

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


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: L4 Drakk 2/3a
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Knight of the Conclave (Forecast 3)

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 6
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 7
Thoughts

Well, at least my midband drakk response worked! I think I was even lucky with this split…

@flagrantangles’s turn!

P2T3


Tech Starting Hand Workers

TECH
Macciatus, The Whisperer
Reteller of Truths


STARTING HAND
Lawful Search
Traffic Director
Bluecoat Musketeer
Arrest
Spectral Hound


WORKERS
Jail
Porkhand Magistrate
Bluecoat Musketeer


Next Hand

Manufactured Truth
Spectral Hound
Spectral Hound
Spectral Aven
Building Inspector


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($8)
Worker - ($7)
Midband Onimaru. - ($3)
Onimaru kills Drakk and gains 2 levels.
Onimaru performs a Lawful Search of your hand and draws a card. - ($2)
Maxband Onimaru. - ($1)

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


Board Info:
In Patrol:

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

In Play:

  • Reputable Newsman 0/3 [2]
  • Onimaru (8) 4/5

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 5
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 8
Thoughts

Goodbye Aven and Drakk.

The rule changes are:
Pirate Gunship:
Loses Obliterate 2.

Vandy Anadrose:
Loses Resist 1 at midband.

Garth Torken:
Midband 2/4 → 2/3.

Lich’s Bargain:
Base damage 4 → 6.

Might of Leaf and Claw:
If you have no units in play, remove all runes from this.

@OffKilter’s turn!

I believe you overpaid by 1 for this. Oni at midband is level 5, you gained two from Drakk death, only one more to 8

Oopsie daisy!

P1T4


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Shuriken Hail
Fuzz Cuddles


STARTING HAND
Fading Argonaut
Crash Bomber
Time Spiral
Temporal Research


WORKERS
Hardened Mox
Plasmodium
Forgotten Fighter
Time Spiral


NextHand

Neo Plexus
Battle Suits
Nullcraft


Discard

Temporal Research
Shuriken Hail
Fuzz Cuddles


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($7)
Worker - ($6)
Crash Bomber - ($5)
Fading Argonaut - ($3)

Float ($3)
Discard 1, draw 3


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Fading Argonaut 2/3a Fading 3
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger: Crash Bomber 2/2 *
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Knight of the Conclave (Forecast 2)

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 3
  • Disc: 3

Gold:

  • Gold: 3
  • Workers: 8
Thoughts

Ouch. At least maxband onimari reinforces my zerg rush strat here. I don’t think he has a good attack next turn, with Fading Argonaut holding the line. It’s tempting to build a tower here, but floating for a powerful desperation next turn (hopefully) seems better.

@flagrantangles’s turn!

Hey you two, could you be so kind to speed up your turns a bit? You fell a bit behind the other matches… No need to explicitly hurry, but not lingering around would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!!

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P2T4


Tech Starting Hand Workers

TECH
Eyes of the Chancellor
Spectral Roc


STARTING HAND
Spectral Hound
Building Inspector
Manufactured Truth
Spectral Hound
Spectral Aven


WORKERS
Jail
Porkhand Magistrate
Bluecoat Musketeer
Manufactured Truth


Next Hand

Arrest
Reteller of Truths
Macciatus, The Whisperer


Discard

Spectral Aven
Eyes of the Chancellor
Spectral Roc


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($9)
Worker - ($8)
Build Tech II - Truth. - ($4)
Hire 2 Spectral Hounds. - ($2)
Hire a Building Inspector. - ($1)

Float ($1)
Discard 1, draw 3


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Spectral Hound 1 3/3
  • :psfist: Elite: Soldier 1 2/1
  • :ps_: Scavenger: Soldier 2 1/1
  • :pschip: Technician: Soldier 3 1/1
  • :target: Lookout: Spectral Hound 2 3/3

In Play:

  • Reputable Newsman 0/3 [2]
  • Onimaru (8) 4/5
  • Building Inspector 1/1

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 2
  • Disc: 3

Gold:

  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 9
Thoughts

Well, let’s see if we can pressure.

The rule changes are:
Pirate Gunship:
Loses Obliterate 2.

Vandy Anadrose:
Loses Resist 1 at midband.

Garth Torken:
Midband 2/4 → 2/3.

Lich’s Bargain:
Base damage 4 → 6.

Might of Leaf and Claw:
If you have no units in play, remove all runes from this.

@OffKilter’s turn!

You seem to have lost your float from last turn somewhere?

P1T5


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Flying Fox
Flying Fox


STARTING HAND
Nullcraft
Neo Plexus
Battle Suits


WORKERS
Hardened Mox
Plasmodium
Forgotten Fighter
Time Spiral


NextHand

Crash Bomber
Tinkerer
Desperation


Discard

Temporal Research
Shuriken Hail
Fuzz Cuddles
Crash Bomber
Battle Suits
Flying Fox
Flying Fox


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($11)
Nullcraft - ($9)
Nullcraft kills Building Inspector
Crash bomber blows up into squad hound (1 damage), dispelling lookout hound - ($8)
Tech 2 Ninjutsu - ($4)
Vir Garbarean - ($2)
Peek
Neo Plexus - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 1, draw 3


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Fading Argonaut 2/3a Fading 2
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger: Neo Plexus 2/2
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout: L1 Vir Garbarean 2/3

In Play:

  • Knight of the Conclave (Forecast 1)
  • Nullcraft 1/1 Flying *

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 7

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 8
Thoughts

I didn’t draw desperation… setting up for a desperation draw next turn.

@flagrantangles’s turn!

P2T5


Tech Starting Hand Workers

TECH
Dreamscape
Hallucination


STARTING HAND
Arrest
Macciatus, The Whisperer
Reteller of Truths


WORKERS
Jail
Porkhand Magistrate
Bluecoat Musketeer
Manufactured Truth


Next Hand

Building Inspector
Lawful Search
Traffic Director


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($10)
Onimaru Arrests the Fading Argonaut, disabling it. - ($8)
Summon Sirus Quince and his Mirror Illusion. - ($6)
Hire a Reteller of Truths. - ($4)
Spectral Hound trades with Vir and returns to my hand; Quince midbands.
2 Soldiers trade with the Neo Plexus.
Onimaru destroys your Tech II.
Hire Macciatus, the Whisperer. - ($2)
Remaining Soldier attacks your base for 1 damage.

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


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Onimaru (8) 4/5A
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger: Reteller of Truths 4/4
  • :pschip: Technician: Mirror Illusion 1/2
  • :target: Lookout: Macciatus, The Whisperer 3/3

In Play:

  • Quince (3) 1/4
  • Reputable Newsman 0/3 [2]
  • Soldier 1 2/1

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 8
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 2
  • Workers: 9
Thoughts

I’m feeling okay for the moment. Let’s see what they’ve got up their sleeve.

The rule changes are:
Pirate Gunship:
Loses Obliterate 2.

Vandy Anadrose:
Loses Resist 1 at midband.

Garth Torken:
Midband 2/4 → 2/3.

Lich’s Bargain:
Base damage 4 → 6.

Might of Leaf and Claw:
If you have no units in play, remove all runes from this.

@OffKilter’s turn!

GG WP! My draw after this turn is not the makings of a comeback.

P1T6


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Shuriken Hail
Desperation


STARTING HAND
Tinkerer
Crash Bomber
Desperation
Flying Fox
Shuriken Hail
Neo Plexus


WORKERS
Hardened Mox
Plasmodium
Forgotten Fighter
Time Spiral
Tinkerer


NextHand

Temporal Research
Desperation
Flying Fox


Discard

Desperation
Shuriken Hail
Flying Fox


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($9)
Worker - ($8)
Crash Bomber - ($7)
Drakk - ($5)
Desperation
Setsuki - ($3)
Shuriken Hail - ($2)
Neo Plexus - ($0)
Rebuild Tech 2
Nullcraft kills Soldier

Float ($0)
Discard 1, draw 3


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Knight of the Conclave 4/4a Resist 1
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician: Neo Plexus 2/2
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Nullcraft 1/1 Flying *
  • Fading Argonaut 2/3a Fading 1 Arrested
  • L1 Drakk 1/3
  • L1 Setsuki 1/3

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 4
  • Disc: 3

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 9
Thoughts

Looks like Desperation came too late.

@flagrantangles’s turn!

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Hold on a second, where did the hound come from? He got erased by Crash Bomber last turn, targeting him

I think it’s the SQL hound that survived the attack, taking 1 dmg.

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Yep you’re right I’m dumb, I thought that one died as well for some reason

In retrospect, I should have killed it with the Fading Argonaut. Then I could have put Vir in the Squad Leader and would have been less vulnerable to Arrest.

Not that I think that would have been enough. This matchup is tricky for this deck for sure.