Report for Newcastle 30/07/2017
(I found this old report half-done on my computer. I have attempted to fill in the gaps from memory, but if I've stated something wrong, I apologise)
Mostly the same as (Long Con). Same goals: throw out Fiddle Game, get Putting The Pieces Together out, target dudes with Forced Quarantine don't cheat. Should be okay, as long as I don't end up against...
Game went pretty much the same as the previous times I played against this deck, with aggressive play preventing my deck from fully setting up, and my dudes all being reduced to 0-bullets. Loss. 0-1
Well, after two and a bit tournaments of consistently not cheating, my deck decided to utterly fail in that regard in this game. I lost all my Fiddle Games multiple times in this game. Not even Henry Moran could save them. It's possible I forgot to shuffle my deck after the last game. Whoops. This loss of income meant that I overstretched myself: I sent Tyx out to reclaim an out-of-town deed, with a view to using my home's ability on that dude, then Quarrantining them. I got called out, which I hadn't expected as his dude was a 1-draw (I think?) and I was a 2-stud. Alas, I had forgotten about a deed that he had that could send in another dude to the shootout, meaning my guy was suddenly outnumbered, and lost the shootout. With that, I didn't have enough income to afford enough influence any more. Loss again. 0-2
Having THOROUGHLY shuffled my deck this time, it was behaving itself again, which meant no Soul Cage abomination recursion shennanigans. Eventually we ended up in a huge shootout, and I was able to whittle down his dudes until he had little influence left, and he couldn't stop my dudes sitting on his deeds. A win. 1-2
I was put on the back foot early in this game, as he got two control points out, and two Blood Curses, meaning I had to start attacking much earlier than I would have liked. Fortunately, I was able to Quarrantine the huckster with the blood curses, taking the pressure off somewhat, and allowing me to go back to building up my conditions. Win. 2-2
Thoughts: no horse decks this time. Maybe I just got (un)lucky?
Ended 11th out of 16. I was a little disappointed with this, especially as I made such a rookie mistake in game 2( not that I would have necessarily won, mind- it was @doomdog after all, someone who I've never beaten)
Thanks to Chris (opponent 3) for running this!