There are some good combos in the courtesans against agents. Kill by block. Kill by sacrifice other agent. Bring back courtesan from archive. If you get this going an agent deck would be in trouble. The problem is with sites though... Habour of Julian? That would actually be really mean with the girl who removes 2 influence!
You can also play merchant guild to have alternative way of winning. A black - light media (draw and dama) and strong gold with family heirloom. Could work?
@lurifax: I know. And when I tried it I recognized that even the sixth courtesan (which replaces Ezio) resolves as a surprise. Interesting. I then should have played Militia Intimidation before so that FF also resolves as a surprise even though Ezio is no more. Needs a little setup though, lol...
Cool. Didn't think of that. You can't play military intimidation before though. Since it would be instant and grant next item surprise, which would be the courtesan. Then you should go scholar and use the one that gives actions surprise.
Post by felixschroeter on Aug 1, 2012 12:36:50 GMT -5
Ringel: Ah, yes, you're right. Didn't think of that. @lurifax: Lol, if I had 2 Merchant's Guild and played 6 courtesans I might even win without playing FF as almost all the girls boost my income by 1 or 2.
Post by felixschroeter on Aug 1, 2012 15:03:01 GMT -5
Okay, to sum it up. We have at least 5 propositions:
- Crime/Order: Boost agents with Borgia Tower and other blue support - Crime/Media: Draw with BoMT, boost agents with Brothers in Arms etc. - Crime/light Media: Agent removal with courtesans and Stronghold - Crime/Golden: Use Merchant Guild, Family Heirloom for alternative win - Crime/Scholar: Boost income, launch Ezio, Mentor, spam courtesans
They all have weaknesses and strengths and most of them rely on multiple win strategies. I get the impression that we won't come up with THE one "Femme Fatale 2.0" deck, at least until there are new cards that support the FF strategy.
Funny side note: I just played one game with a FF deck that consisted of 35 courtesans, 5 FF, 5 MI and 5 BoMT. Won against a Suleiman counter deck. Sometimes you should keep it simple, it seems.
Thanks for the input everyone! Please continue discussion if you feel like it.
A site equivalent for Ezio, Mentor would sure help. I like courtesan decks which Femme Fatale is a red herring for the true win condition. Crime / media with Art gallery and Assassin Stronghold sounds fun.