Law Dogs 2x Base Set + There Comes a Reckoning

published Nov 18, 2017 | | |
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Harlath 751

An introductory Law Dogs deck with 2x Base Set + There Comes a Reckoning. The four decks in this series can all be built at the same time, excluding the jokers (you'll have 4x jokers from two Base Sets, so you can switch them in to whichever two decks you're playing with).

Your main shooting values are 3, 8 and K.

Your plan is to use your home to make opposing dudes wanted and then call them out with your copies of Bounty Hunter.

  • The addition of There Comes a Reckoning expands the cardpool and helps the Law Dogs to experiment with K value cards. Point Blank is particularly potent with Bounty Hunters, as the token dude created comes in to the shootout unbooted.
  • Sheriff Eli Waters gives the deck a high value stud that it previously lacked, making the Law Dogs far less vulnerable to Shotguns and Soul Blasts. Stewart Davidson can be used to swiftly boost Sheriff Eli to a high bullet value, helping you to threaten even a broader range of values with your Shotguns, which F1 Burch can help dig out from your discard pile.
  • Eli can also be used defensively: if your opponent is sitting on your deeds to deny you income and cheats in lowball then Eli can use his trait to move to a wanted dude at a deed and potentially return it to your control, allowing you to collect the deed's production during the upkeep phase.
  • All of your starting dudes have influence so you do not have an ablative dude to take casualties. Aggressive players may wish to add Travis Moone to their deck & starting posse for this purpose. However, the deck contains numerous cheap dudes that can provide an insurance policy in shootouts such as Silas Aims, Steven Wiles and F1 Burch. Cavalry Escort is a sidekick and can help protect your influence from being casualties during a shootout as does the token dude from Bounty Hunter.
  • Against other strong shootout decks it might be best to add Tommy Harden to your starting posse to provide a back-up stud and cheatin' punishment.

A fuller guide to getting started in Doomtown reloaded is available here:

Aug 19, 2018 broudebush

slight problem with this deck, no saloon for Lepp, she cant be utilized

Aug 19, 2018 Harlath

Her trait sadly doesn't trigger here, but I still hope she's useful to starting LD players as a dude with 1 influence for only 3GR and no upkeep. :)

Aug 19, 2018 Harlath

This comment got me thinking - perhaps playtest should redraft these decks as I think all copies of There Comes a Reckoning come with the extra errata/promo cards. I'll check with the Pinebox folk to confirm - this would give playtest a wider pool of cards to build these decks from!

Aug 20, 2018 broudebush

we have been playing these decks on and off my son loves this deck but us playing more we caught that little bit, we are still fairly new to the game.

Aug 20, 2018 Harlath

Glad they've been working for your son, worth experimenting with some of bonus alt-art cards that come in There Comes a Reckoning if you want to alter starting posses. :)

Aug 20, 2018 broudebush

we were talking bout starting Tommy Harding cause thats one of his favorite dude and find another Ace of Spades to replace Lepp, or find a way to include a saloon or two to help Lepp.

Aug 20, 2018 Harlath

That seems a good swap. I'll confess that where possible we swayed towards giving these posses a bit more starting GR as it is good for new players to be able to afford cards in their hand. However, even starting Tommy Harden over Clementine Lepp you'll still have 3GR starting stash, or 4 after upkeep even if you lose lowball. This is enough to afford any of your deeds. :)