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Re: Octgn Thunderdome I.
« Reply #90 on: July 20, 2015, 01:26:48 PM »
I was being snarly too ;), I've always have enjoyed reading your posts, and playing you that time on OCTGN.  8)
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Re: Octgn Thunderdome I.
« Reply #91 on: July 21, 2015, 04:36:05 PM »
Seems there is some interest into the Necro's spellbook.
So here is the tournament version, which actually is not the current version of my book :

[spellbook]
[spellbookheader]
[spellbookname]Necro tourney version[/spellbookname]
[mage]A Necromancer Spellbook[/mage]
[mage]built by the OCTGN SBB[/mage]
[/spellbookheader]
[spells]
[spellclass]Attack[/spellclass]
[mwcard=MW1A12]1 x Ring of Fire[/mwcard]
[mwcard=DNA01]1 x Acid Ball[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1A06]2 x Flameblast[/mwcard]
[spellclass]Conjuration[/spellclass]
[mwcard=MW1J04]1 x Battle Forge[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1J19]1 x Deathlock[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1J11]1 x Idol of Pestilence[/mwcard]
[mwcard=DNJ11]1 x Tanglevine[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MWPROMO8]1 x Gravikor[/mwcard]
[mwcard=DNW02]2 x Wall of Bones[/mwcard]
[spellclass]Creature[/spellclass]
[mwcard=DNC22]4 x Zombie Brute[/mwcard]
[mwcard=DNC19]4 x Venomous Zombie[/mwcard]
[spellclass]Enchantment[/spellclass]
[mwcard=MW1E20]1 x Harmonize[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MWSTX2FFE04]2 x Brace Yourself[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1E02]1 x Block[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1E36]1 x Rhino Hide[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1E08]1 x Death Link[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1E19]2 x Ghoul Rot[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1E31]1 x Poisoned Blood[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1E09]2 x Agony[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1E25]1 x Maim Wings[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MWSTX2FFE07]1 x Rust[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1E29]1 x Nullify[/mwcard]
[spellclass]Equipment[/spellclass]
[mwcard=DNQ05]1 x Libro Mortuos[/mwcard]
[mwcard=DNQ10]1 x Meditation Amulet[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1Q06]2 x Dragonscale Hauberk[/mwcard]
[mwcard=DNQ01]2 x Cloak of Shadows[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1Q15]1 x Leather Boots[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1Q16]1 x Leather Gloves[/mwcard]
[mwcard=DNQ07]1 x Veteran's Belt[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1Q23]1 x Regrowth Belt[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1Q19]1 x Mage Wand[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1Q08]1 x Elemental Wand[/mwcard]
[spellclass]Incantation[/spellclass]
[mwcard=FWI13]1 x Seeking Dispel[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1I06]2 x Dispel[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1I07]2 x Dissolve[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1I25]1 x Shift Enchantment[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1I12]2 x Force Push[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1I28]1 x Teleport[/mwcard]
[mwcard=DNI06]1 x Zombie Frenzy[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MWSTX1CKI01]1 x Drain Soul[/mwcard]
[/spells]
[cost]Total cost: 120 pts[/cost]
[/spellbook]





« Last Edit: July 30, 2015, 02:58:12 AM by gw »
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Re: Octgn Thunderdome I.
« Reply #92 on: July 21, 2015, 05:12:42 PM »
So what did you change coming out of your experience in the tournament? What did you feel was your greatest strength/asset and you weakness/deficiency?

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Re: Octgn Thunderdome I.
« Reply #93 on: July 21, 2015, 07:22:27 PM »
Just to be clear, since I haven't seen the final match yet, but gw was the winner, correct?
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Re: Octgn Thunderdome I.
« Reply #95 on: July 21, 2015, 09:37:13 PM »
It wasn't stated there explicitly.
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Re: Octgn Thunderdome I.
« Reply #96 on: July 21, 2015, 09:40:20 PM »
It wasn't stated there explicitly.
There is a link right in the middle of the post, that you click on, and it will take you to the page that shows the winner of the final bracket, you really need someone to say GW won in addition to that?
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Re: Octgn Thunderdome I.
« Reply #97 on: July 21, 2015, 09:43:29 PM »
Oh. Thought that link was to a video of a match. Oops.
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Re: Octgn Thunderdome I.
« Reply #98 on: July 21, 2015, 09:59:32 PM »
Sorry I let the snark out again. :o
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Re: Octgn Thunderdome I.
« Reply #99 on: July 22, 2015, 02:24:32 AM »
I started to change some things even prior to the OCTGN tourney - played a RealLife tourney about a month ago but
didn't have time to really playtest stuff so I decided to send in the "old" verson.

Some changes:

1. creature base and minor opening adjustment :

I usually plan 2 different opening strategies for each spellbook (for the Necro it's a "normal situation" build up and a defensive stance as an alternative).A minor inconvenience was that my turn2 [mwcard=DNQ05]Libro Mortuos[/mwcard] deployment cannot be a [mwcard=DNC22]Zombie Brute[/mwcard] (not enough mana) but the [mwcard=DNC19]Venomous Zombie[/mwcard] has the pest trait, which is suboptimal.
-> Inserted [mwcard=DNC12]Shaggoth-Zora[/mwcard], who can also grow on damaged Venomous Zombies later.

2. strengthened the pit dynamic

[mwcard=MW1E23]Jinx[/mwcard] is one of those cards which was added to and removed from the deck several times but it really needs to be in.
3 [mwcard=DNW02]Wall of Bones[/mwcard] are just so much better than 2 when it comes to shaping the arena because you are able to cut the board in half without any hole.

So, basically a [mwcard=MW1Q19]Mage Wand[/mwcard] with [mwcard=MW1I28]Teleport[/mwcard] is the core pit setup and [mwcard=MW1E23]Jinx[/mwcard] , [mwcard=MW1E29]Nullify[/mwcard], [mwcard=DNW02]

Wall of Bones[/mwcard] help to freeze the board situation.
Removed [mwcard=MW1J22]Tanglevine[/mwcard] and [mwcard=MW1E25]Maim Wings[/mwcard] because [mwcard=MW1E16]Force Hold[/mwcard] is just a too awesome card.

3. other changes
There are some meta-induced changes in the equipment section, copies of cards, etc. which might be interesting but I don't want to go over it all.I think most are pretty obvious.

4. Current problems / work in progress
- Mirror matches and matches vs non-living in general.

During the tourney I was convinced that I would lose against Keejchen's Elemental wizard in the semi-finals because it looked like the Necro's bane and nemesis and I was quite sure that Keejchen knew. The Fire Elemental is ... wtf! U mad ?
Got lucky that he chose a fancy play strat instead where he counted on the [mwcard=MW1Q32]Suppression Cloak[/mwcard] / Bloodthirsty dynamic and that it backfired.

- too few options to create a poison condition for the plague master ability.

- would like to insert a 3rd Nullify

5. Current strength

can pursue a "clock" strategy and force the opponent to come closer.



The games all were interesting to be honest :

The mirror match showed the function of the walls very nicely.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msslaGLtbMk

The game vs HairyPoppins was interesting because it showed the idea and theme of the deck (clock : [mwcard=MW1J11]Idol of Pestilence[/mwcard] and maybe [mwcard=MW1J19]Deathlock[/mwcard]) in the clearest way.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMtAaDc2ZgM

Also the above mentioned game vs Keejchen was nice because I think it was the one where I did play best - not making sloppy plays, mistakes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urSp-4YQpgw

The final vs Gdieckhaus was another Priestess. Actually, the Necro was designed as an answer to the question "How can one possibly kill a defensive 4 GA Priestess ?", so I was quite optimistic here :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhrKG1Ybo-A
and
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QafnHsDVOA   (English version)


Thx for the interest :)
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Re: Octgn Thunderdome I.
« Reply #100 on: July 22, 2015, 11:51:26 AM »
Good write up!

I didn't realize the only "illegal" card you used was Gravikor (only for a bit longer).

You might want to make a SB thread for your book if you haven't yet. Get people talking about it.
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Re: Octgn Thunderdome I.
« Reply #101 on: July 22, 2015, 12:40:03 PM »
Chitin Armor is also not legal.

This has been the 2nd or 3 OCTGN winning tournament book that has included that card in it's build.

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Re: Octgn Thunderdome I.
« Reply #102 on: July 22, 2015, 01:20:00 PM »
Chitin armor was not in the tournament deck (see first post). It is in my current version of it (second post)  :) .

Chitin Armor is also not legal.

This has been the 2nd or 3 OCTGN winning tournament book that has included that card in it's build.
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Re: Octgn Thunderdome I.
« Reply #103 on: July 22, 2015, 01:20:45 PM »
Chitin Armor is also not legal.

This has been the 2nd or 3 OCTGN winning tournament book that has included that card in it's build.

Then clearly I need to get in printed in a set as soon as I can.

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Re: Octgn Thunderdome I.
« Reply #104 on: July 22, 2015, 01:49:30 PM »
as well as Balista  8)
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