Millionaires - 5th place - Murcia regional 2019 (27p)

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I chose this deck based on the prediction that there would be an overpopulation of Darth Vader - Terror To Behold and Armored Reinforcement decks, and that there would be no other mill players, so Millionaires was a safer choice than Yoda/Leia2/TG, deck which in turn a teammate ended playing.

About the decklist:

2x EMP Grenades: Since I was expecting a lot of vehicles this was a safe choice. At worst I would be resolving the double discard side.

1x Entangle: I had only one Entangle available. I would have liked to play another one.

1x Flames of the Past: By playing two grenades I thought two Flames of the Past would be too much, and they are terrible on the first couple of rounds.

2x Overconfidence: Usually Millionaires tend to cut these cards in favor of non-spot-blue-removal such as Entangle, but since I had only one copy of that card, Overconfidence was my go-to replacement card.

2x Scruffy Looking Nerf-Herder: A card that hardly sees play, but I was just too afraid of losing to random Fear and Dead Men or any sort of Force Strike / Vader's Fist

1x Vandalize: A versatile card used to break stuff such as R2 Astromech or Triple Laser Turret. Love having a singleton of this card.

No Bartering, no Clandestine Operation, no Strength Through Weakness : Since I was expecting no other mill decks I made sure to just focus on melee/ranged based damage and cut all cards that didn't contribute enough to the strategy. Also I am not sure that even with this cards I'm favoured on the Yoda - Wizened Master / Leia Organa - Heart of the Resistance matchup.

No Hyperspace Jump. In the past I've been playing just one copy. It just doesn't do enough for me at the moment.

Now about the tournament itself, a quick report:

L - 1 round vs Snoke - Supreme Leader / Tarkin - Grand Moff: I feel this matchup is even. Two Force Speed let him ramp just too much without me being able to catch Force Illusions or Second Chance. He adds Force Wave and ends up killing me with many cards to spare. My opponent would end up making top4. (0-1)

W - 2 round vs Darth Vader - Terror To Behold / Greedo - Unlucky Mercenary: Favoured matchup in which I tend to mulligan for Force jump. Once I mill both Fear and Dead Men I know I will win. (1-1)

W - 3 round vs L3-37 - Droid Revolutionary / Rebel Engineer / Anakin Skywalker - Podracing Prodigy / Armored Reinforcement: Another favoured matchup. I end up using EMP Grenades on his N-1 Starfighter and Flames of the Past on a Triple Laser Turret to end up securing victory. (2-1)

W - 4 round vs L3-37 - Droid Revolutionary / Rebel Trooper / Anakin Skywalker's Podracer / Armored Reinforcement: The same result as last round but with a Maz's Goggles which let me see his hand and make sure he will not counter my grenades with Shield Generator. He would end making top8. (3-1)

W - 5 round vs Yoda - Wizened Master / Leia Organa - Heart of the Resistance / Taking Ground: I end up paired against my teammate in a heavily unfavoured match. Against mill I hard mulligan for Force meditation and pray to get a bit lucky. I end up with both Force Meditation on first two turns and ended milling him and claiming the battlefield just one action before him. My opponent would end up making top4. (4-1)

W - 6 round vs Mother Talzin - Nightsister Matriarch / Tobias Beckett - Thief For Hire / Profitable Connection: I think this matchup is even or slightly favored to me depending on his opening. My opponent ends his first turn playing a Vader's Fist but my high life count lets Yoda survive long enough to mill him as fast as possible. He would end up making top8. (5-1).

I finish second on swiss and end up paired against my teammate again.

Quarterfinals: Yoda - Wizened Master / Leia Organa - Heart of the Resistance / Taking Ground: We both are not able to find any Force meditation and end up playing EMP Grenades on first turn. Without the possibility of making a great play I am not able to do much against his deck and he ends up milling me way before me taking out his deck. (0-1).

In the end the whole event was won by a Shadow Caster deck. I think my meta prediction was "okish" even though I ended up paying the price. Great event nonetheless, congratulations to the champion!

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