An introductory Law Dogs deck with 2x Base Set + There Comes a Reckoning. The four decks in this series can all be built at the same time, excluding the jokers (you'll have 4x jokers from two Base Sets, so you can switch them in to whichever two decks you're playing with).
Your main shooting values are 3, 8 and K.
Your plan is to use your home to make opposing dudes wanted and then call them out with your copies of Bounty Hunter.
- The addition of There Comes a Reckoning expands the cardpool and helps the Law Dogs to experiment with K value cards. Point Blank is particularly potent with Bounty Hunters, as the token dude created comes in to the shootout unbooted.
- Sheriff Eli Waters gives the deck a high value stud that it previously lacked, making the Law Dogs far less vulnerable to Shotguns and Soul Blasts. Stewart Davidson can be used to swiftly boost Sheriff Eli to a high bullet value, helping you to threaten even a broader range of values with your Shotguns, which F1 Burch can help dig out from your discard pile.
- Eli can also be used defensively: if your opponent is sitting on your deeds to deny you income and cheats in lowball then Eli can use his trait to move to a wanted dude at a deed and potentially return it to your control, allowing you to collect the deed's production during the upkeep phase.
- All of your starting dudes have influence so you do not have an ablative dude to take casualties. Aggressive players may wish to add Travis Moone to their deck & starting posse for this purpose. However, the deck contains numerous cheap dudes that can provide an insurance policy in shootouts such as Silas Aims, Steven Wiles and F1 Burch. Cavalry Escort is a sidekick and can help protect your influence from being casualties during a shootout as does the token dude from Bounty Hunter.
- Against other strong shootout decks it might be best to add Tommy Harden to your starting posse to provide a back-up stud and cheatin' punishment.
A fuller guide to getting started in Doomtown reloaded is available here: http://forums.pineboxentertainment.com/t/updated-buyers-guide-to-doomtown-reloaded-introductory-decks-for-2x-base-set-plus-expansion-decks/2035