Shadowfist Deck: Smak Bak Yak Attak by Matt Widmann
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[posted 31 May 2003]
Originally posted to rec.games.trading-cards.misc on 3 Oct 1997 by Andrew Davidson. Republished with permission. Read the original with a newsreader or Google if you prefer.
Matt Widmann used this deck at the GenCon 1997 Final Brawl and National Championships, and made the finals in both tournaments. Matt spells the deck's name without c's but Andrew included the c's so I've shown in both ways.
Matt used this deck in both the Final Brawl and Nationals at Gencon 97 and did very well with it in both events. I never played against it myself but it clearly draws much of its strength from the combination of damage dispensers: Final Brawl, Booby Trap and Jagged Cliffs with immune characters: Marisol, The Prof and Yakuza Enforcer.
Many of the traditionally strong Dragon cards are there but it is interesting to note that Ting Ting's right hand man, The Golden Gunman, is not present. Then too, there is only rare feng shui site - I wonder why Fox Pass was not included - it would work well with several cards in this deck.
I sense that the deck was built to deal with a strong Lotus presence - Hacker, Shamanistic Lieutenant, The Crucible and Thunder on Thunder all seem like anti-Lotus cards to me. This was not needed at Gencon 97 but I suspect that, after Throne Wars, Things will be different ...
5 Friends of the Dragon 3 Redeemed Gunman 5 Hacker 2 Back for Seconds 3 Booby Trap 2 Dirk Wisely's Gambit 5 Final Brawl 2 Flying Kick 3 Golden Comeback 3 Kiii-YAAAH! 1 The Crucible 1 Thunder on Thunder 1 Who's the Big Man Now?! 1 The Prof 1 Shamanistic Lieutenant 1 Masked Avenger 1 Iala Mane 3 Marisol 1 Ting Ting 5 Yakuza Enforcer 2 Pump-Action Shotgun 1 Drug Lab 2 Kar Fai's Crib 2 House on the Hill 3 City Park 2 Inner Sanctum 5 Jagged Cliffs 2 Proving Ground 1 Turtle Island
= 69 cards
13 Feng Shui Sites
11 0 cost
20 1 cost
12 2 cost
8 3 cost
4 4 cost
1 5 cost
13 variable cost
1.59 average cost (excluding variable)
9 1 fighting
5 2 fighting
7 4 fighting
4 6 fighting
1 8 fighting
3.04 average fighting (by character)
1.14 average fighting (by card)
22% Base resource
19% Feng Shui
12 Very Common
11 Rares (16%)
[writeup by Andrew Davidson]