Shadowfist Deck: The Mustache of Understanding by Gavin Edwards
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[posted 4 Aug 2005]
Originally posted to the Shadowfist Forum on Yahoogroups on 1 Aug 2005 by Alex Bergmann. Republished with permission. If you're a member of the group, you can read the original in the archive.
Gavin Edwards won the 2005 National Championships, Part 2, at DexCon 8 with this deck.
by Gavin Edwards (60 cards)
CHARACTERS =========== 9x Manchu Soldiers 1x Bad Colonel 1x Cabinet Minister 1x General Senggelinqin 1x Jan Zvireci 2x Manchu Bureaucrat 5x Manchu Officer 1x Might of the Elephant 1x Military Commandant 1x Natraj Thalnasser 1x The Unspoken Name EVENTS ======= 4x Bite of the Jellyfish 1x Fox on the Run 5x Operation Killdeer STATES ======== 5x Shadowy Mentor EDGES ======= 3x 200 Guys with Hatchets and Ladders 1x Paper Trail NON FENG SHUI SITES =================== 5x Manchu Garrison FENG SHUI SITES =============== 1x Booby Trapped Tomb 1x Cataract Gorge 1x Disco 2x Eagle Mountain 1x Festival Circle 1x Fox Pass 1x Gambling House 1x Nine Dragon Temple 1x Temple of the Angry Spirits 2x Whirlpool of Blood
The deck does a bunch of different things, but basically I wanted to take advantage of the Manchu engine and 200 Guys, bolstering it with some of the traditional Ascended power cards (since I hardly ever play the faction).
Of all the decks in the final, mine was probably the least-suited for the high-power multi-Bull Market environment that Alex B. created. I wasn't pulling my big sticks, and whenever I got out somebody useful, Bruce generally would whack him. (Not to mention Alex P's full hand of denial making it hard to get traction, or Alex B's Neutron Bomb defense.) I also didn't have a lot of Mentor options, because Bruce had an Ice Queen and Alex P had a Stone Dolmens. So I had to wait, slowly building up my site structure, sniping a site here and there, and biding my time, hoping I would get a good opportunity to strike. Which, after a long time, I did.
[Side note: the game was not won due to a Mentor being played, but more on that in the game report to follow once I've had time to write it.]
[writeup by Gavin Edwards and Alex Bergmann]