I’ve been kind of stuck for time recently, therefore pretty much unable to Blog, design decks, playtest, in fact apart from our weekly event I’ve done absolutely nothing versus wise.
However what I have been doing is going all retro. With literally minutes to spare before our weekly events I’ve netdecked old classics to play in our Golden events. Although these decks were strong when they were ev vogue, there a little outmoded now to compete in a serious GA event, but in our casual get togethers they do just fine. They also provide an insight to our players to some really cool cards they’ve may have missed due to the fact they’ve all been playing less than a year. This isn’t to say they haven’t got these cards, they may just have been overlooked.
First up, as mentioned in my previous Blog was I’m back Poozers, which introduced a number of players to the little gem that is Cover Fire. Big attacks, down curve, on turns 5 and 6 were thwarted with this card, in the two events in which it saw light of day. I’m sure some of the players will now return the favour in creations they make in the future.
Second up was Paul Races’ Deadly Tactics which posted a top 8 finish in the 10K Bognor Regis. In that particular event I had the misfortune of playing against that deck in round 4. At the time I hadn’t encontered it before and was quite pleased to be receiving cards from his Win-Lose Deals, especially as I was playing GK/SF, a deck reliant on negation and then discarding to Spidey on 7. This obviously was turned upside down on turn 6 when he called Fizzle with a Null Time Zone and after some shannanigans swung for 144 with Melissa. The deck fared well, although I did lose a great game to Amy in round 2.
I’m pretty sure that I’ll see Team Tactics in opposing lists in the future, especially being as none of my opponents had seen it before, yet were hellishly impressed by its effect.
Next up was this weeks event, where I ran Gary’s League of Assassins deck from his Quintessentially Quiky article which can be found here. Managing a 4-0 record the deck proved somewhat effective. Dual Nature and Tower of Babel proving the stars of the day, especially against Thunderbolts and Kree.
I feel a little guilty taking decks to an event that I’ve not created myself. However they aren’t overpowered, are most definitely fun to play and hopefully have provided the guys with food for thought for future decks. Next week I’m digging out one of my old favourites Bats and Spiders.