Gavel Time (meatier and cheatier) (4th seed)

published Feb 27, 2022 | | |
Card draw simulator
Odds: 0% – 0% – 0% – 0% more
Derived from
None. Self-made deck here.
Inspiration for
None yet

GDIAinsley 12

This is the deck I’ve been terrorizing DTO with. It should run less cheating punishment and at least 2 Belligerence. It’s pretty good against most decks, especially ones that rely on skilled (or Kung Fu) dudes. Threat assessment and knowing when to back down is key; I’m really bad at that second one. Thanks to everyone who helped theorize or test the deck! Warning: do not play this in casual games against strangers; it is reportedly very NPE to play against.

4 comments
Feb 27, 2022 GDIAinsley

Easier to read description:

This is the deck I’ve been terrorizing DTO with. It should run less cheating punishment and at least 2 Belligerence. It’s pretty good against most decks, especially ones that rely on skilled (or Kung Fu) dudes. Plus, 7 influence is a lot. Threat assessment and knowing when to back down is key; I’m really bad at that second one. Thanks to everyone who helped theorize or test the deck! Warning: do not play this in casual games against strangers; it is reportedly very NPE to play against.

Feb 27, 2022 GDIAinsley

Third time’s the charm:

This is the deck I’ve been terrorizing DTO with.

It should run less cheating punishment and at least 2 Belligerence.

It’s pretty good against most decks, especially ones that rely on skilled (or Kung Fu) dudes. Plus, 7 influence is a lot.

Threat assessment and knowing when to back down is key; I’m really bad at that second one.

Thanks to everyone who helped theorize or test the deck!

Warning: do not play this in casual games against strangers; it is reportedly very NPE to play against.

Mar 03, 2022 Prodigy

Love the deck, and I didn't think it was a negative play experience in our match at all. I like these types of "all in" decks, where people feel like they had no chance when they lose, but in reality this sort of deck has a rough time with early setbacks, so it's not as cut and dry most times.

11 cheatin punishment is a lot for a normal deck, but seems about right for a flush deck. I also ran a flush/SF deck (and have many times in the past), and it's always rough when you get into the position where you draw a flush to their cheatin full house or 4oaK and you can't even trade with them (whereas a traditional 3 value deck might at least be able to trade on a tie).

Do you think it's too much cheatin punishment because it's not needed as much since you're starting Tommy?

Mar 04, 2022 GDIAinsley

I definitely think it's too much, both because of Tommy and because I chronically overestimate how much cheatin' occurs. I think I'd swap the Coachwhips for Belligerences, This'll Hurt in the Morning' for another Fleet-Footed, and the Flight of the Lepus for another Vamoosin', leaving just the 4 Ricochet, 2 I'm Your Huckleberry, and 1 Comin' Up Roses,