Sloane Deck 2x Base Set

published Apr 09, 2017 | | |
Card draw simulator
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Derived from
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Harlath 1144

An introductory Sloane Deck with 2x Base Set. 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, 5 and 7.

Your plan is to boot Allie Hensman and your other dudes in Town Square (using The Sloane Gang) to get the control points your need to take over the town. Remember that control points generated from your home are added to your dude after victory is checked.

  • You have a positive net income each turn even if you lose lowball, so you can build safely unless your opponent has enough control points to win. This gives you time to wait for the right cards in your hand and to play more dudes/deeds. Remember you can spread your deeds either side of your home to help spread your opponent's dudes out.
  • Kidnappin' can help pick off key opposing dudes and put bounty on Fred Aims to boost your influence to a safer level.

Expanding your collection

  • Faith & Fear (PB): several of your Base Set Sloane dudes (Fred Aims, Silas Aims, Marion Seville and Jonah Essex) get better once they have bounty on them, but it can be hard to generate Bounty unless you draw Kidnappin’. This expansion gives you a new home (Desolation Row) that lets you run a job that generates bounty and ghost rock if you succeed, allowing you to rob the town and get rich while doing so! If you’re using Allie Hensman from the base set you can keep using her to generate control points in the town square, then have her join the job (booted dudes can join jobs at their location) so she can come home safely with the rest of your dudes if the job succeeds rather than being vulnerable in town square. Even better, this set adds Makaio Kaleo, Esq., a crafty lawyer dude who can redistribute one bounty per turn between your dudes so you can make sure the dudes who work better when there's a price on their head are the ones wanted by the law. Outlaw Mask is handy too – it increases your dude’s influence by their bounty when they are in the town square.

  • Election Day Slaughter (SB): this adds Milt Clemons, who works well with the Desolation Row and Makaio that were outlined above. He’s a two stud with one influence who might seem pricey at six ghost rock with 1 upkeep, but he generates 1GR each time he gets a bounty. If you’re running Kidnappin’/using Desolation Row/move bounties on to him with your lawyer you can make lots of ghost rock to fuel your life of crime.

A fuller guide to getting started in Doomtown reloaded is available here:

Jun 18, 2021 DOOMW4LKER

Great write-up and expansion suggestions!

Your write-up made me realize that the Faith and Fear recommended Desolation Row starter deck misses out by not starting Allie Hensman, having a natural synergy with the way the Desolation Row home ability job plays out.

Jun 18, 2021 Harlath

Thanks for the kind words, glad it was useful! Although lots of these decks were really a combined effort by the playtest team that I hog the credit for by posting...

Allie Hensman and Desolation Row go excellently together, as demonstrated by a number of social tournament decks.