Shadowfist Deck: Golden Memories by Jan Malina

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[posted 31 May 2003]

Originally posted to the Shadowfist Forum on Yahoogroups on 12 Nov 2003. Republished with permission. If you're a member of the group, you can read the original in the archive.

Jan Malina won the GenCon 2002 Final Brawl multiplayer championship using this deck.

Name: Golden Memories
Format: 3-4 Player
Design: Jan Malina
Assistant Design: Erik Berg
Inspired By: Randall M! Gee
Named By: Andrew S. Davidson

Dragon (33)
  1 Back for Seconds
  2 CB Radio
  3 Dirk Wiseley's Gambit
  2 Fighting Spirit
  4 Final Brawl
  2 Kiii-YAAAH! 
  3 Golden Comeback
  4 Friends of the Dragon 
  5 Hacker
  2 Chinese Doctor
  3 The Golden Gunman
  2 Ting Ting

Lotus (15)
  5 Sinister Priest
  3 Evil Twin
  2 Feng Kan
  1 Shifting Loyalties
  4 Tortured Memories

Feng Shui (13)
  2 City Park
  1 Festival Circle
  4 Fortress of Shadow
  1 Four Sorrows Island
  2 Kinoshita House
  1 Sacred Heart Hospital
  2 Whirlpool of Blood

Magic (2)
  2 The Hungry

Both the decks are old-school, using very few Z-man cards which to me shows that Z-man needs to make better cards ; ).


Golden Memories is a pretty straight forward deck. It packs a bunch of strong characters and a large variety of events to back them up. The deck may seem low on alternate power generation but the Kiii-YAAAH! and Fortress of Shadow, not to mention the Hungry, tend to make more than enough to power the deck. Tortured Memories allows you not only to get around a potential interceptor but also to have another character to attack with. All the characters as incredibly efficient for their costs and can be brought back at key times with Golden Comeback. This allows the deck to run very economically, generally only requiring a few power to really get things going. You can either try the brute force approach, counting on your characters to simply overwhelm opponents, or a more stealthy approach to victory, biding your time until you have the right cards in hand and then unleashing several powerful characters at once on unsuspecting opponents.

[writeup by Jan Malina]

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