First, what's up with the name ? Ardefoti ? Zach asked me what the name of my deck was, since all of his are so cleverly named. I replied with "Random Deck I Found on the Internet" (RDIFOTI) ... and that was that.
I started out basing this deck on a deck I found here. I have always liked the Law Dogs and the Blessed and this deck looked interesting enough to play.
After playing a few friendly games, I had a few immediate issues. The starting cash flow was low and only 10 deeds meant they were often hard to find.
Talking to Zach, on Friday night at the con, we talked over a few options.
Even though Rev. Perry Inbody is great at allowing an unboot, he was a little expensive, same with Hattie DeLorre, so they came out and I replaced them with Padre Ernesto de Diaz and Henry Moran which left me starting with 6 rock.
Hattie could maybe have stayed and been useful in a few fights, your mileage there may vary.
Starting with 6 GR means that if you win lowball and have the Judge in hand you can play him early and to great effect, with a little luck, as one of my opponents found out. That wasn't the main reason for going that route, but it was fortuitous when it happened.
Hearts were OK as is. I didn't like Cooke's Nightcap because of the control point penalty with the opponent controlling it so I doubled up on Pat's Perch, leaving an extra card on structure in the deck and making the card a little easier to find for the easy +1 income.
In retrospect, I maybe had too many Cheatin' resolutions in the deck or maybe I just had opponents who didn't cheat much. Who knows. If I had it to do over, I'd probably add one extra Bounty Hunter back in at 8C. Callouts at the opposing home were hard to come by.
My recollections on who I played are a little fuzzy so I will leave out a round by round summary.
All in all, the deck performed well. The Intercessions I'm not so sure about after having played several round with it. When it works, it works well. When your opponent has Pistol Whips, your fortunes turn fast and hard.
I had a great weekend and I thank everyone involved.
|Feb 27, 2019 Harlath|
|Feb 27, 2019 aussiescum|