The main idea of this deck is to use Diable en Boite to send cannon fodder dudes home, followed by Takin' Ya With Me to cause non-cannon fodder casualties. The deck shoots well but not too well — losing is the idea, after all. The starting inventors double as the deck's most consistent deed campers, so even if they're not inventing they're being useful.
The night before the PAX tournament I was planning on playing a Beyond the Veil semi-fortress. As it turned out though I only got three hours of sleep, and I didn't feel capable of piloting an unfamiliar deck. So I went with this trusty pile of cardboard instead. I swapped Rosenbaum's Golem in for The Grey Man and decided to go with it. Match-by-match breakdown follows (terseness due to sleeplessness-induced memory loss):
1st game vs. Garrison (The Sanatorium/Ezekiah Grimme). My opponent started with a two-clown posse (Micah Ryse and Ivor Hawley), intending to build up to a mean Soul Blast or two. Unfortunately the small posse meant there was no room to take casualties. He lost Hawley in the first shootout, despite winning it, and I closed it out quickly.
2nd game vs. Tony (The 108 Righteous Bandits). Tony had a DMH deck running Tlaloc's Furies on his studs. I got a couple of early Diables en Boite, which shut off the Furies, and camped in town square to block movement. Since my Abominations were camping in town square, when time was called I won by a good margin.
3rd game vs. Max (Law Dogs). For me this was a rematch from GenCon. For Max this was a Saturday. I tried to meet him in town square, but his Cookin' Up Trouble found and discarded my Takin' Ya With Me; and knowing I didn't have any Cheatin' punishment, he made short work of Funtime Freddy and I think Ambrose Douglas. I went home to lick my wounds, and while he was unable to finish me off, he found and defended enough deeds to win comfortably come time.
4th game vs. Eric (Beyond the Veil). Eric had Sarah Meoquanee to start and came hunting, but my devil boxes kept her from doing too much damage and I was able to take out a couple of his starting dudes. He holed up in the General Store while I laid out every dude and deed I could find. He tried to make a play for my Undertaker and lost someone in the process, then went and holed up for good, leaving town square to me and my abominations. After the ten minute we sped through two days of him activating totems and control pointing up Nicodemus Whateley, and me playing cheap Abominations and sending them to town square, before he conceded.
Semi-final rematch vs. Max (Law Dogs). I played defense this time, holing up at home, inventing devil boxes, and saving up money. At some point I successfully contested town square, then overextended and got punished for it. The game ended — on time, again — with a big ol' shootout at my home. Max sent Judge Harry Somerset after me but lost big to a Bottom Dealin', killing all of his dudes in the fight aside from the Judge himself. Unfortunately for me, he still had one more control and one more influence than me. (This game was videotaped and might be somewhere online as of you reading this.)
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