Shadowfist Deck: London Style by Julian Lighton
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[posted 5 Aug 2003]
Originally posted to the Shadowfist Forum on Yahoogroups on 30 Jul 2003 by Julian Lighton. Republished with permission. If you're a member of the group, you can read the original in the archive.
Julian Lighton won the GenCon 2003 Comrades in Arms tournament using this deck. For those unfamiliar with the concept, Comrades in Arms requires a theme deck, where at least 23 of the cards share a designator. In this case, Julian chose Big as the designator.
1 Bird Sanctuary 1 City Square 2 Coral Reef 1 Festival Circle 1 Fox Pass 2 Gambling House 1 Petroglyphs 1 Phlogiston Mine 2 Whirlpool of Blood 2 Drug Lab 5 Big Brother Tsien 1 Claws 2 Big Daddy Voodoo 2 The Big Boss 5 Redeemed Gunman 2 Student of the Dragon 5 Hacker 3 Final Brawl 3 Fighting Spirit 3 Dirk Wiseley's Gambit 3 Golden Comeback 3 Who's the Big Man Now?! 2 Mad Dog McCroun 2 Big Mack 4 Big Rig 3 Big Ass Car
The secret of its success in the final? Obviously, it was my 133t skillz. Any rumors that it was because I drew 2 or 3 Fighting Spirits and repeatedly recycled a Brawl and a Gambit are, well, true.
It's a fun deck to play, with a lot of available tricks and a lot of variety in how it plays from game to game. With a little work, it could go double-designator, though that would probably entail going truly multi-faction, and that would probably require swapping out the dragon sticks for something less resource-intensive. Big Bruisers would be the most obvious choice, but they have poor synergy with the states.
[writeup by Julian Lighton]