It was a really fun day, thanks David Lapp for making it happen. Here is my deck list. I'm a little bummed I didn't get to name an action "So it goes..." or Sandalwood revolvers called The Hands of Arthur Eld, But I seriously misplayed in both of the games I lost against Joshua Jonas and both of them were kinda the same mistake involving Asakichi Cooke.
All of my games today were really great though and very tense. Except for my 2nd game against Rob Martin, sorry Rob but you gotta tell the Judge to pay his taxes from now on. There were 3 games where my opponent had so much influence I was worried at the end that I might not actually have enough control points in the deck to finish it. Lots of roses, hats and dusters. Even a Sunday's best one game.
There really isn't much about the deck that I would change. Maybe drop a Fancy Hat for another dude. Asakichi Cooke might be a good exception to the 2+ influence rule for the deck. The ability to move a dude who was booted home on that last turn when you're playing chess would be great. I don't usually have a problem with cycling cards and emptying my hand, but it can't hurt to have the option.
Buried Treasure is so good in this deck. I know I'm not the first person to do well with this, but it really is a fantastic card with no downside at all. The Fancy new hats saved my bacon a bunch of times too. I would have lost against the Sloaneslide deck playing Saloons and Ulysses/Clementine if I hadn't drawn and played 3 hats on turn 2. I think he had 6 control points at the end of turn 1 with the original Sloane outfit ability.
I'd really like to cut one of the 0 cp deeds for a 1cp deed, but I just don't see how any of the 0cp deeds can be cut. None of them are adjacent to the town square which along with all of the saloons makes it relatively safe to use the home ability without needing to waste deck slots on Make the Smart Choice. Because if you're not using the home ability pretty much every turn you might as well have played Banditslide instead. It would be strictly better without the big discounts.
|Apr 10, 2016 mplain|
|Apr 10, 2016 tbowers13|