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After months of insisting that these guys are actually pretty good, it felt super validating to make it to the Top 4 cut at the Prime Championship in Lexington this weekend. Now, it was only a 16-person Prime, but there were some very good players and decks at the tables and I'm really happy with how this build held up. Thanks for all the folks that came out and made it a great tournament! A really fun experience overall.
Round 1: ePalp/Jabba/LM - Win
This was a pretty easy matchup for me as I've played yellow Palp many times with this deck and am familiar with its strategy. My opponent also had some terrible luck, never hitting any events off of Jabba and having to pitch some great cards to reroll bad rolls. It was over pretty fast.
Round 2: eChopper/R2/3PO/Fateful Companions - Loss
I wish I could remember this guy's name because he's a great player and I know he's around the Lexington scene a lot. This was a close match, as I almost had Chopper off the table before he could take out 4-LOM, but the worst Pulse Cannon activation of all time (hitting no damage) left him alive and he killed 4-LOM before I could recycle the bounties, which practically ended the match there.
Round 3: eLor San/e3PO/Anakin/Espionage - Win
I haven't against played much mill, but playing against smaller characters who can't take 4-LOM out is where this deck really shines. I think I resolved 2x Hunt Them Downs throughout the game with 3 bounties on characters. Plus I avoided playing Death Mark when I knew it would help him blow up my hand.
Round 4: ePalpatine/eMotti - Loss
Now, like I said my deck is pretty good against Palp, but not this time. This was my most frustrating match of the day. 3 times in a row, Motti rolled 2 and 1 and just destroyed my hand before I could play anything. Even though he was slow to build up Palp, I just couldn't get any dice on the table. I should've gone for Motti first, in retrospect.
Top 8: eChopper/R2/3PO/Fateful Companions (again ) - Win 2-1
This was my opponent again from round 2, whop had gone undefeated in swiss. These these games were incredibly fun and the deck played super well. The first 2 were total blowouts—one of me and one for him—and then the last round was extremely close, but I rolled an insane all-max-damage roll on 6 dice at the end and it won the game. You can watch this match on Entourage Gaming's YouTube.
Top 4: e4-LOM/GG3/SM - Loss 1-2
I love this deck, which was being piloted by Jimmy from Entourage Gaming who won the whole tournament, and it was honestly what I nearly took to play that day. A hilarious Top-4-4-LOM matchup. These were incredibly close games, and I think if I'd played a bit better I might have been able to pull out a win. Game 3, he laid down a Fist round 1 that dealt 9 damage. Woof. It was still a close match but I struggled to come back from that. Still, they were super fun rounds, also streamable on Entourage Gaming's channel.
I really do love this deck and it can escalate like wild if it goes unchecked. Two cards I'd highly consider adding would be Desperate Measures (to prevent a complete game loss from Vader's Fist like I had) and Reversal, which is also great against huge cards like Fist and Force Storm and which you can spend your excess resources on in a pinch.
Would love to hear feedback on improving this deck as well! Again, I had a great time and am appreciative of the Midwest Destiny community for being generally awesome.