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Joe From Cincinnati 1649
I won the Arkham House Games Store Championship of 14 players with this deck, with one single small change: I had run a Tears of Lys in place of the third Nightmares. My thinking was I could use it to remove dupes from high priority targets prior to using Valar Morghulis.
I used it one time. Then I did a military challenge for the unopposed and he killed the character anyway so...I would have been so many happier if it was a Nightmares. So I changed it for this list.
Here is the Jousting Pavilion entry for the tournament: http://thejoustingpavilion.com/tournaments/2761
I went 3-1 in the Swiss.
Round 1: Win vs Tyrell Kings of Summer
This game was against the owner of Arkham House Games, James Williams. It started off well. I got the Wall out on set up. I was also able to Hand's Judgment both a Lady Sansa's Rose and a Superior Claim in the first two turns. James knew, from testing against me previously, that I ran Valar Morghulis, so he never played a high priority character until he had a dupe, bodyguard or Lady in Waiting to play on the character immediately. This made the game go slow enough that I could win 15-13, but it also made my Valar Morghulis extremely ineffective (and I therefore didn't use it in this game). He was running a really fast knights deck that focused on getting out renown characters and jamming renown down your throat in order to win. But because Valar forced him to pace himself, I was able to pull out the narrow win.
Round 2: Win vs Tyrell Banner of the Watch
This game was against Matt Osborn who had come in from out of town to play. His deck was, essentially, a Wall deck with the Arbor and the Pleasure Barge haha. It was actually extraordinarily effective. I set up the Wall and a few chud, he set up the Wall and the Arbor (probably the best set up in the game haha). Neither of us were able (or willing) to get an unopposed challenge through to kneel either Wall, so it was a very quick game. The clincher in this game was the 2 Nightmares. Turning off his Wall twice allowed me to successfully defend some key challenges and end up winning in an extremely close game. It ended 15-13, but I was first player in the final round, so I triggered my Wall before he could trigger his Winter Festival and Wall, resulting in my victory.
Round 3: Loss vs Lannister Rains of Castamere
This game was against Nate Tarantelli, the reigning US National champion. He also came from out of town to play in the tournament. He got Cersei, Tyrion and Tywin out relatively early, as well as Syrio. Tyrion and Syrio allowed him to kneel the Wall in the first few turns. We were about even, power wise, through 3 turns. The key to the game was when he was able to pull off the dreaded Wildfire out of Rains trigger move in the middle of the challenges phase. I had a Craster, and used him to recover the 4 characters I'd lost, but he had a Treachery to stop it, resulting in 5 characters leaving my board. That, along with 4 characters of his own dying, made Chella Daughter of Cheyk about 11 strength with intimidate and renown...And that's how things go sometimes haha. Combined with Wardens of the West and intrigue claim throughout the game, that left me with no characters, no hand, no answers and ultimately, a pretty uneven loss. Something to the effect of 15-4.
Round 4: Win vs Greyjoy Banner of the Stag
This game was against Marc Cramer, who came from out of town to play, but I had played him both at the Indy Regional last year and at Gencon (and lost both times) so I was very weary coming into this game. He was running Greyjoy Banner of the Stag with the Chamber of the Painted table, Cressen, Melisandre and all of her minions. I was able to get a Craven on Asha and a Craven on Davos on the first two turns then, when he used Here to Serve to get Cressen, he had me go first (as people are prone to do against the Night's Watch) and my first action was to milk Cressen. That probably won me the game because I had very few answers for the stealth he had on the board at that time otherwise. He was able to assemble the Chamber + Throne combo but, by the time he did, I was already far enough ahead that Winter Festival, the Wall and unopposed challenges when going second were able to close out the game before my power leaked away. Something like 15-9.
I ended the cut at 3-1. With my only loss against the undefeated King of Swiss, Nate, I was able to sneak into the top 4 at #4.
Top 4: Win vs Lannister Rains of Castamere
Rematch vs Nate. Coming into this game, I expected to lose. Lannister being able to trigger Rains can just devastate any deck so easily. So, out of set up, I prioritized intrigue icons. I was able to get the Wall out early and Nate didn't see Tywin or Tyrion until the game was all but over. He did use the new Joffrey and then a treachery to kill Craster and cancel Aemon's save (if you couldn't tell, he was NOT a fan of Craster haha). The reason he did that was, with Aemon, Sam, a steward and a Craster with a Practice Blade, I had 13 intrigue strength on turn 3, which was more than he could get over for his Rains triggers, having not seen Tyrion and having his Cersei Craven'd. At the end of the day, he didn't see his power cards soon enough and, without the economy they provided to him, he wasn't able to keep up with the Wall. I won 15-4.
Final: Win Vs Greyjoy Rains of Castamere
To my extreme relief and jubilation, Mickey DeSilva, my podcast mate from Wardens of the Midwest, was able to knock out Jon Herr and his Baratheon deck in the top 4 (Because I was not going to win against that deck haha). However, I knew Greyjoy Rains had won several tournaments recently and, it was the finals, so I knew it was a major threat as well. His set up was Balon and a Lordsport Shipwright. He had 2 of those little guys out by the end of turn 1, which was rather annoying for my Kingsroads, Castle Black and Haunted Forests. My set up was decent, a Ranging Party, Messenger Raven, Kingsroad and Haunted Forest, but I didn't see the Wall for a few turns. So my main priority was to stop the intrigue challenge early on, to avoid an unnecessary Rains Trigger. Having Dolorous Edd in my starting hand certainly helped in that regard but then it got really rough when he put an Appointed on Balon Greyjoy (Core). With no big intrigue icons on the board, I was forced to kneel the Wall a few times. However, since Greyjoy loves going first, I was able to get some unopposed challenges on the back end, which helped supplement my power gain until I was finally able to lock it down with a Nightmares on Balon, Winter Festival and the Iron Throne to gain 5 power to close it out 15 to about 9.
A quick discussion of the major changes since the last decklist:
I added the Ghost for the mirror matches and for possibly forcing through a Tears of Lys (by stealthing their big intrigue icons before doing my intrigue challenge). Ultimately...didn't matter that much. Didn't see him when he would have been helpful and didn't need him when I saw him. He'll be replaced by Qhorin in a few weeks, I think.
I went back to 2 Iron Thrones for the Baratheon match up. It helped against Greyjoy Stag, as I got my throne out before he did.
I removed Watcher on the Walls because keeping my attachments on the board isn't nearly as critical anymore. People have stopped running Rattleshirt's Raiders and that really freed up some space to bring in all 3 Nightmares, which are unbelievable. Seriously, that card wins so many games. It's unreal.
I added 2 Crasters in place of Littlefinger and Sweet Donnel Hill. With Valar, Littlefinger is never going to survive, so I figured I'd just replace him. Sometimes I miss him, but not too often. Besides, Craster is worth it. If Nate didn’t have that treachery (or if I had a Hand’s Judgment), Craster would have kept me in that game and may have even allowed me to win it.
I also put Building Orders in for the 2nd Counting Coppers because, with the Night's Watch being more prevalent, I needed to get my Wall out as fast as possible in mirror matches.
Valar Morghulis was added because, with a duped Aemon, which is easy to get with Here to Serve, you are almost always coming out ahead. And even if you don't, you have enough small characters that you can repopulate and defend the Wall more often than not. First Snow is not commonly run anymore, so a smaller curve isn't the worst thing in the world. I like to wait until 2 to 3 juicy targets are out and unprotected (a Mel and a Bob, for example), but if the time never comes, I can just save it for killing Benjen to get 2 power.
P.S. The Haunted Forest is the second best card in this entire deck. It is crazy stupid good in Wall decks.
Let me know if you have any questions and I hope you enjoyed this tournament report!