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October 27, 2018, 11:06:56 AM
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Wyrden333

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King Standard ???/Secret Iniative
« on: October 27, 2018, 11:06:56 AM »
Hi again,

so this shadow side is the way I (and ket - Thank you! ;D) tried to make Initiative Southrons wjth Rout work in King Standard.
It seems I'm really very bad at finding cool and interesting Fps, otherwise this deck'd have one.
So If you have some cool deck ideas, please share them!

Anyway, this is it:

Shadow (36):

4x Desert Sneak
4x Desert Runner
4x Desert Scout
4x Southron Chieftain
4x Orc Pursuer
3x Whirling Strike
4x Rout
4x Some Secret Art of Flame
3x Teeth of Mordor
1x Dead Marshes
1x Morannon

So, originally I had some trackers witn UtWE and ToB in the mix, but that is maybe for another time.
You try to set up Rout and SSAoF as early as possible and finish of some companions with the IniSouths on the way. Normally this is set up at site 5-7.
Maybe 20 minions in 36 cards is a bit low, but that is something necessary due to SSAoF.
I'm also not sure if I should cut some Rout or not

I'm by long not finished with playtesting and I hope we can get some new KS players due to the new KS board.

If you have any ideas or suggestions, feel free to share them.

Go King Standard!

October 27, 2018, 11:40:27 AM
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TheHumanHydra

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Re: King Standard ???/Secret Iniative
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2018, 11:40:27 AM »
Interesting! I'm dubious about Southron Chieftain - doesn't the Free Peoples player just assign him last? I wonder if there are enough Sauron minions to play your Secret Arts reliably, but you said you get set up in the middle sites, so I guess so.

I'm hoping to play some more KS, I think.

October 27, 2018, 11:46:30 AM
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Wyrden333

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Re: King Standard ???/Secret Iniative
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2018, 11:46:30 AM »
The Free People player has to assign all minions at the same time.
 So the FP player assigns the Southrons Chieftain triggers, because he's non optional and then you use Ambush and Desert Triggers in any way you want.

I haven't played the deck often yet, but I always had Pursuer early enough. If you dont get him, but like 3-4 Sauron Conditions, this game luckiely has a Mulligan button.
Go King Standard!

October 27, 2018, 12:19:09 PM
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Re: King Standard ???/Secret Iniative
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2018, 12:19:09 PM »
Wyrden333 is correct about the assignments. If you would like to read further on Southron Chieftain, you can check here.

My biggest concern about the shadow is indeed the minion ratio. Southron Chieftain needs a [Raider] minion to play, so that means you are effectively relying on 12 minions for the majority of your minions and conditions.
-wtk

October 27, 2018, 12:25:57 PM
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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2018, 12:25:57 PM »
Interesting; thanks for the clarifications, guys.

October 27, 2018, 01:26:12 PM
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« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2018, 01:26:12 PM »
Maybe like

-2 Whirling Strike
+2 Desert Warrior

I don't think Whirling Strike adds much, and Warrior could be a usefuller use of the ambush.

And I still most urgently need a Free Peoples side.
Go King Standard!