This is a newer version of the deck I brought to PAX last year. It's mainly just a goofy idea that Tolarios can help you get Lay on Hands out to avoid the negative of inventing a The Wretched. You can also go get Confession to scoop up the bounty your Mad Scientists make when building The Wretched. At the cost of several actions each turn, you can pretty much avoid all the downside of the inventions.
After that, you just get in shootouts with your 4 Stud dudes and the tight draw structure. Use Martyr's Cry or Consecration to avoid taking significant casualties in a round of a shootout. As long as you have a few of those cards, you should be able to outlast an opponent.
I was wrong about this against several of the opponents at PAX, which is great because I learned the deck needed several improvements to keep up with the pace. If I learned anything, many players have learned to cheat through the pain. If you have only one cheatin resolution, your opponents will likely decide what they can do to survive it and cheat anyway. I was able to corner at least one opponent where I could willingly cheat 5oak whenever I wanted, then I managed to not draw a 5oak out of 11 cards in several rounds.
The deck could use several updates from newer sets or cards I just hadn't noticed would be useful before.
I would drop the This'll Hurt in the Mornin' and use Ricochet as the new CR. Overall, it'll be a better CR and it adds to the decks ability to soak casualties. The 8 would swap over to You Had ONE Job! which would also had to casualty reduction AND if you really wanted to, you could use it to make your Mad Scientists studs if they keep some bounty or use it to turn dudes into draws if they come after you.
Overall, I like the deck and its goofiness, but it wasn't up to par with the shootout capabilities of the other PAX participants this year. If I had to do it again, I would leave out the Wretched goofiness and put in the stable of strong dudes that Law Dogs has at 8's along with solid casualty reduction to stay alive as long as possible.
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