Post by Rob (Roebidoebi) on Nov 30, 2012 6:07:27 GMT -5
I was playing this deck the other day when I face what looked to be an exact copy. So I'm looking forward to an extremely interesting game when my opponent play a doomsday.
I think 'oh shit' but considering I have doomsday in my deck as well I do not quit, but decide to hand-out my share of doomsday. Of course perfectly timed so all the resources he would draw from Bearer of Mixed Tidings are gone as well. We would both be at 0 cards, which I think is only fair. Guess what? He quits!
Looks like he doesn't like Doomsday that much when he is on the receiving end... ;D
I find the deck does less well against fast site decks. It's all about drawing one of the hippodromes (or doomsday which I don't use in my version). And if you don't, you have a hard time keeping up.
I found I was having the same problem losing to Gunmen decks before I could do anything. I tried swapping Hippodrome out with Easy Come Easy Go and found I could handle site rush decks much better. Doing that though kind of felt like I defeated half the purpose of the deck because I really like Hippodrome.
You and Rob are both right on Auxiliary Ego. It works great in here, although now only one Losing faith and you’d be toast. You could at least survive one before using Calling all Stand-ins but Aux makes the deck faster and better.
Using Aux I had an awesome game vs a Carnevale deck. They played Carnevale then two Man of the People. But I don’t think they were ever expecting to run into an opponent with an HQ full of 10/10 Lorenzos. All the Lorenzos could survive the onslaught, kill the tokens, and I could win after they rested.
Post by Rob (Roebidoebi) on Dec 1, 2012 5:02:15 GMT -5
I've replaced doomsday with Answered Prayers, and Nothing Ventured with Political Patronage in one of my variants. And I feel it works equally well. With Answered prayers you can usually stall your opponent long enough to get your bombs on the table. PP makes sure you can play Answered Prayers really quickly.