Protection rascals, Denmark 2nd pl. Epitaph

published Jul 17, 2017 | | |
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So, this was my take on the protective side of the Sloane Gang for the Epitaph tournament.

Pretty straight forward deck packing lots of nasty shootout actions with deeds to build a town, dudes to protect it and Allie to get things going. The real deal of the deck - bullet reduction with TYWM, didn't really factor into any of the games, but it was my intended answer to having a lot of draw bullets and no hand rank manipulation. I sad to say that the MVP was the 2 off value Unprepared...

Went 2-2 on the day losing a close game to MCC Quarterman and by playmistake to 4R control piloted by a better player.

7 comments
Jul 17, 2017 Harlath

Glad to see Unprepared is still doing solid work. It was surprisingly rare at the Euros - it is still a great card, I'm guessing it is just competing against a braoder range of strong cards.

Bravo for complimenting your opponent on their skills too - the 2016 Euros certainly underlined the quality of the Danish playerbase.

Is it worth considering Antheia Pansofia instead of Maria Kingsford? She's only 1 bullet lower but has much higher value, although I suppose 0 bullets is a problem when you're playing Takin' Ya With Me. Or maybe swapping her out for Jake Smiley - saving 1GR and getting two more quasi influence?

Jul 18, 2017 Doowa

It was indeed a close call between Maria and Antheia, but the bullet was the end factor. With Takin' Ya With Me not in my hand, Antheia had been better.

I didn't need Jake Smiley at any point. The active influence is much better, I believe and GR isn't an issue with this home - unless you're playing deed light. In that case I would recommend another home... IMO, you don't play Protection Racket for the CP, which, very rarely becomes an option.

Jul 18, 2017 Harlath

Cheers! Thanks for the point about Protection Racket, which I'll confess I have more experience of playing against than with, good to get a seasoned perspective.

Jul 18, 2017 jordan caldwell

Nice deck - I am especially curious to see what people do with this home, because I feel it not only has a lot of unexplored potential, but is overshadowed a bit by some of the homes released in the same set.

Question: How was you economy flow during the game?

I ask because I think the Protection Racket can lend itself towards an explosive early-midgame which allows for the deck plan to accommodate strange or otherwise expensive cards. For example, I could maybe see Vasilis the Boar having a home in here, or some other off-faction 1+ influence dude.

Jul 19, 2017 Doowa

I totally agree, Jordan. I think the true power of this home is the economy. Compared to Justice In Exile and Full Moon Brotherhood, you only need a deed to earn 2 GR. Doesn't even need to be in town (after 1. sundown).

With 13 deeds and no grifter I had 2 out of 6 games where I didn't have a deed in my opening hand. But I never had money issues and often I could play a goods, later a deed and then boot to play something more. The draw structure also opens for lowball wins.

I see this home as a great outfit for playing dudes n' deeds.

Jul 19, 2017 Sauronsbeagle1

Were you tempted to play Marion Seville (Exp.1) over Dave "Slim" Gorman for the potential of a 3-stud over a permanent 1-stud? I quite often play Marion for this reason, but then never seem to get a melee weapon onto him.

Jul 19, 2017 Doowa

Don't think I have the melee weapons to support him in this deck. Bowie Knife is tempting, but I'm a big fan of the detergent character of the Shotgun