A Quick and Nasty Tournament Style Deck
While I tend to shy from decks that rely too heavily on one card, this one has really worked for me. The card in question is The Express. The card is a temporary flash that will change the home Dominion of one Site until the end of the round; the player of The Express chooses the new Dominion. Here are some uses for this utilitarian card:
- Change a Site you control into a 2nd Dominion card and whip out Pie ‘oh’ Pah, the Yzdx. War Machine, or Sartori.
- Change your opponent’s Site so that he doesn’t have the Dominions needed to Reconcile…or simply stop him from bringing out certain nasties.
- If your opponent pops a Pivotal Fragments on you and names a Dominion you control, either change the Dominion of your Site, or change his Site to be affected by the Fragments as well.
- Or, my personal favorite, change your sites into the ones you need to Reconcile!
The idea behind this deck is speed and confusion. I burn through the deck (yes, you heard right!) by playing duplicates of a common Site – in this deck, Slew – and by using the Destiny card. This really throws your opponent for a loop. Prepare for comments like, “You’re going to run out of cards!” or “What are you doing?”
Using lower primed characters with Doekis, I get my Allies out quick and grab those common Sites before my opponent can muster too much opposition. I also Bunyan Blew my somewhat whimpy characters to protect them from attacks. Once I have any 5 Sites, regardless of their original Dominion, I pop my Express cards and change the Sites to the Dominions I need to win. By the time my opponent realizes what’s going on, it’s too late!
10 Little Ease (A standard in all my decks. Don’t forget the Oviate affiliation power!)
5 Squalling (For the Prime, you can’t find a better character.)
4 Gek-A-Gek (For protection and the intimidation factor.)
1 Whim of Hapexamendios (Amen! If I could have more in the deck, I would. Removes any one card in play from the game.)
1 Geiss the Witherer (A free 2nd Dominion Site.)
5 The Express (The heart of the deck!)
5 Anarchy (Pivots up to 10 Prime’s worth of characters. Hey, they can’t stop you if they aren’t even lookin’!)
2 Destiny (Get the cards you need fast!)
6 Bunyan Blew (Target character cannot be challenged…’nuff said.)
4 Doeki (Giddy up!)
4 Espionage (Dictates are often nasty, so be prepared.)
2 Patashoquan Highway (A great combo with Actor Chappie and a great utility card on its own.)
3 Actor Chappie (Another incredible utility card. Countless strategies here, but the Maestro affiliation tends to be my choice.)
1 City of the Unbeheld (1st)
1 Pivot Tower (2nd)
1 Bem (3rd)
4 Slew (4th)
1 x Yoke (5th)