The sort of winner of the Manchester Epitaph. Game plan is to try and drag the opponent all over the place until ou manage to get an isolated booted dude then launch Gene at them via Sue. I'd been thinking about something like this for a while, then my friend Russ took something very similar to the London Epitaph and can back with a favourable report, spurring me to finish it off!
Round 1 Dan - Beyond the Veil 0-1 Dan was playing a tricksy Beyond the Veil deck. Obviously things became complicated once we both Spirit Trailed our homes. Sadly my deck failed to draw a deed for the first half dozen turns, clogging my hand and forcing me to get Geen out the way just to get economy stable. Dan on the other hand dropped half the totems in his deck on his Railroad. Some inconclusive shootouts occured, then Dan dropped the Chief. The between us the CHief had a ludicrous amount of control points, and without Gene I couldn't carry the town square fight.
ROund 2 Kirsty - 108 Righteous Bandits. 1-1 Kirsty was playing with Righteous Blesseds. Early days saw us chasing each other all over town, Asacichi and the home on one side and Mazatl and totems on the other, plus both playing a Railroad led to a lot of movement each turn! Amazing Grace was also a pain as it meant I was consistently losing control of my own deeds with no way to get them back. Eventually however I managed to corner Kirsty into a shootout, and although martyr's cry soaked all the casualties a Point Blank still took an ablative dude out. I think Kirsty made a play error at this point and stayed in the fight - despite signalling she had no cheating resolutions. Another five of a kind blew away the rest of her posse and gave me the win.
Round 3 Paul - Protection Racket 2-1 Early doors first turn saw Pancho, Emilia Vivaras and Allie try their hand against Gene and Mazatl. Sadly for them, my starting hand had a Point Blank and two INWYK (and I's won lowball). After Paul cheated all three hit Boot Hill in a single round, leaving Clem on her own at the Joker's Smile to try and stave off defeat. I camped the Smile to gain control and tried frantically to dig for some deeds to win, whilst Paul had cash a plenty but was looking for dudes. Eventually the Amzing Mongau came out, got a couple of hexs and a Legendary Holster. At which point I promptly ran away fromthe Smile and waited to win lowball. I managed that then jumped all over Mongwau with the Unprepared. He went down and before Paul found another dude, I managed to get the third control point to give me game.
Round 4 Lee 3-1 - Morgan Stables Lee was running tricks to get the Legendary + La Quema on JW. First turn however he reasoned JW, Longstride and Irving would be enough to take out Gene and Mazatl when I moved to take his Pony Express (honestly my hand was poor, and I just wanted to use the abililty next turn - plus deny cash). As it happened I had the Nightmare in hand, turning all his dudes into weak draws. In the end all he got was two pair, whilst I legal 4oak-ed. Between the two deeds he'd played and my one, there was enough influence to make it a turn one victory.
Cut to top 2 Me and Lee again. We'd already played a second friendly whilst we'd waited for the others (Lee won, he got the Holster and there wasn't much I could do to get it off despite all kinds of call out shennigans). As Lee had a long way to go to get home, and having just played again - a gentleman's agreement was made. Technically I think I may have won by default of it being my home sicty so I had all the time in the world to wait!
At the end of the day, it was a nice deck to play as a change from the recent ones but I'd suggest for a major tourney it lacks the answers to some common problems or consistency I'd want.
On the other hand both Lee and Paul arguably made play errors in their first turns in getting into a fight with me, and it demonstrated it could be quite devasting with all the resolution off just a single round...
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