Shadowfist Deck: This Is Going To Hurt You More Than It Hurts Me by Mitch Haggman

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[posted 19 Feb 2012]

Published in Inner Kingdom Update Vol.1, Issue 4. Reposted with permission of Inner Kingdom Games.

Mitch Haggman won the 2010 Queensland State Championships (Australian National Championships) with this deck.

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This Is Going To Hurt You More Than It Hurts Me
by Mitch Haggman (59 cards)
2x Friends of the Dragon
2x Redeemed Gunman
3x Everyday Hero

2x Chinese Doctor
3x Gambler
1x Jack Donovan
1x Suang Xa

1x Dirk WiselyŪs Gambit
3x Fighting Spirit
1x Final Brawl
1x Flying Kick
1x Just a Scratch
1x Liquored Up
5x Now YouŪve Made us Mad
1x That Which Does Not Kill Me
2x Yippee-Yi-Yo-Kiii-YAAAH!

2x Morphic Spirit
3x Symphonic Disciples
2x True Believers
5x Children of the Sharp Knives
5x Fermatís Last Stand
2x Delay the Inevitable

1x Forgotten Temple
1x Hydroponic Garden
3x Moon Base
1x Palace of Virtual Light
3x Proving Ground
1x University Library

This deck is built around the Fermatís Last Stand / Now Youíve Made Us Mad combo. It can generate a LOT of power through that combo. All of the non-foundation characters in the deck play to that combo, either inflicting damage on themselves or healing the characters Iíve damaged myself - barring Jack Donovan who is simply there because the deck can generate enough power to reliably play him more than once if need be, clearing up room in the deck for other cards.

The toolbox of single copies of Dragon events is in the deck to fuel the Fighting Spirits, in order to put Now Youíve Made Us Mad back into my hand. Once everyone else at the table had seen that trick, I tended to receive a wonderful chorus of groans whenever a Fighting Spirit was played again.

The FSS are fairly generic. Thereís a neat trick with the Moon Base where I use it to deal damage to my own characters to boost a Now Youíve Made Us Mad.

Delay the Inevitable is one of the best events to play when youíre going for the win, hence its inclusion... But I never drew one into my hand all tournament!

I didnít playtest this deck after my final tweaks before the tournament and the tournament itself showed up some flaws that needed correcting. Yippee-Yi-Yo-Kiii-YAAAH! appears to be overkill as the deck is already generating lots of power - future versions of this deck will see those replaced with another Palace of Virtual Light and another Redeemed Gunman to combat some of the poor opening hands I received. In a similar vein, the Dirk Wiselyís is unneeded and a Back for Seconds will help pull off some surprise victories or get more use out of a Children of the Sharp Knives.

[writeup by Mitch Haggman]

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