First post here, folks, so first things first - hello!
Just wondering if anyone out there might be able to give some advice. My partner and I have been playing CoC LCG for a while now - long enough to have collected all the deluxe expansions, various asylum packs and have created some interesting decks with the various factions. Given that Yog-Sothoth is my faction of choice, I was really excited about the prospect of getting my hands on a copy of The Key and the Gate. So I put together a tasty deck comprising about a third Yithian, third new occult stuff, and a third old favourites (Faceless Abductor, Blood Magician, a few from the core set, amongst others) and sent it off to war - expecting it to suffer from a clash of identity, run out of steam and get flattened.
Imagine my dismay when my partner (one of those nefarious Order of the Silver Twilight or Shub types by preference) declared the new and improved Yog-Sothoth deck to be so overpowered that she's no longer willing to play against it and now has a bit of a downer on the game. Her main gripes are the abilities that trigger from the discard pile (awesome!!!) and that there seems to be very little she can do with any of the factions to combat that - we've cycled through the various factions and different permutations thereof and I keep beating her quite resoundly. Now I'm by no means a pro at this game, and the deck I'm using is a work in progress, so I'd like to know what solutions you guys have to combat the new content from the expansion. I've suggested that a rush deck could work well (Cthulhu) but we're mindful that the YS deck does a pretty good job of denying threatening cards and manipulating her deck.
In the meantime, I've offered to not play that particular deck or to de-fang it a little, but that's a shame because I'd rather not have to deliberately water down the deck if I want to play a game with my favourite faction. I remember when she first started playing with the Lodge and how crushed I felt once she started to got a strong deck together and got the ball rolling with them, so I totally empathise with her. On the other hand, I came up with some strategies for dealing with the Lodge - but the new expansion seems to be pretty atomic.
What do you guys think?
How do we restore balance to what has been a wonderful pastime for so long?
Thanks your your help.