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#1 shaboc



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Posted 03 June 2012 - 04:44 PM

Hi, I am new to the game and I am looking to get some tips on deck construction.  I am a MtG convert, so I have some background in card games like this.  I have a deck that I have been messing with today on CardGameDB, and if I could get some insight from you experienced folks, I would really appreciate it. :)

The main strategy I have is based off a card I saw that I liked: Opener of the Gate.  I found Chant of Thoth that would let me play spells (which are also Monsters) from my discard pile.  And of course, this feeds Yog (core) as well.  So I need some monsters that have interesting sac abilities, or cards that let me sac characters do do cool things (which I am having some difficulty finding).  Or have a low cost/high skill ratio and cause me to wound or sac things (such as Basilisk).  I think Ghoulish Worshipper would be great to cheapen all my monsters (and Yog!).  Or maybe the strategy could be: get out as many monsters as possible and just go crazy committing to stories and not worry about them dying (because I can play them from my discard pile later).  So for now, the latter strategy is what I have chosen, but maybe you folks can help me decide if that will work or not.  Still not sure about what kind of cost curve I need to be looking at (I imagine I am way high on character cost, so I will probably need some good support/event cards to slow down my opponent).  Or maybe I need to splash a different faction entirely!

Here's what I have so far:

Characters (I will probably need to pare this down):

Opener of the Gate x 3

Many Angled Thing x 3

Enraged Gug x 2 (?)

Laboring Gug x 3 (?)

Tunnel Lurker x 3

Yog-Sothoth x 2

Albino Goat Spawn x 3

Goulish Worshipper x 3

Insect Swarm ?

Twilight Cannibal x 3

Lavinia Whateley x 2

Basilisk x 3


Things in the Ground (?)


Chant of Thoth x 3 (spell)

Unspeakable Resurrection x 2 (spell)

Dreams in Limbo x 3 (this seems to be useful against early game rush) (spell)

Journey to the Other Side x 3 (spell)

Maleficium x 3 (I really think this is a cool card, but I don't know if it fits)


I thought about putting in Lucas Corn, but I'm not sure if I can really make him work with the theme.  He is a monster though. :)

#2 shaboc



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Posted 03 June 2012 - 04:52 PM

 Question, does anyone know if all the cards on CardGameDB are legal?  I assumed they were, but I just read something about day/night cards being from the CCG version and are no longer legal.  So I'm wondering which other ones are?

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 06:09 PM

I'm not sure where you read such a thing, but it's not true.  While there are CCG-era day/night cards that are not tournament legal, there are also day/night cards in the LCG.  Those are 100% legal.

All the cards listed on CardGameDB are legal except the 2 cards that are currently banned (Endless Interrogation and Magah Bird).




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Posted 04 June 2012 - 12:14 PM

from a quick perusal if you'll be using basalisk then probably cull insect swarm for a start. there's one for you!!

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