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First of all, yep, is kind of depressing to have only 18 players in our Nats, having all the great players we have here in Spain. The organization had several problems to set up the tournament soon enough, taking several wrong decission IMHO. So all the attendants knew we weren't in a real 'huge' national tournament, but in just a great day of thrones with some of the most amazing people in our amazing community. And at the end, it was indeed a great day. A really cold/hot day for me.
As some of you may know, I've been trying to become a NW-KOW expert since I won the Spanish Nats 16' with this archetype, I haven't tried almost any other deck since then. So here you have my current version, which I tweaked the day before thinking about facing several Targaryens, I expected to face 2 or 3... well, I ended up playing 7 games against 'Targaryen The Wars to Come'.
So the report of the tournament can be summarized pretty easy explaining how this deck works against this matchup, it performed in a similar way in the games I lost (which were very close), and in the ones I won. Basically, 'Targ Wars burn' doesn't run almost any summer plot, so the choke was real almost all the times. Also, you have several tools to make their board small, (recruiters, first sonow, 2-claim...), and that combined with the fact they usually dont play so many characters as they are designed to save the gold for burn creates situations where cards as the poor blind maester Aemon (5-cost) appears to make them to regret for not doing all the challenges and for not deploying enough board.
Aemon performs really great with cards as 'Last of the giants' being first also, with the set of big neutral guys, and it can make its effect without need to do a single challenge. It generates awkward situations which usually means several uo challenges. This way when he hits the board, usually a valar comes, and also the winter festivals!
Winter festival is the key part against non-summer heavy war decks, and specially against Targs. As the rounds usually are pretty fast (not so many characters) is easy to make 3 or 4 Winter claims in the same game, so basically, after the reset you only go for power. So yep, this decks is an aggresive deck with the board the first turns, and a power-grab deck after the resets.
Apart of that, the deck runs the Yoren silver bullet, who can easily be discarded via Breaking Ties, Janos, Marched, to have the opportunity to play him several times. But usually a single Yoren recruitment in the right moment to have the Second Sons to fight beyond the wall in the key turns is enough to turn the table, specially after the resets.
Maybe I'm missing something so you can ask whatever you want. Actually, I was very lucky to only face Targ as the deck almost doesn't stand a chance against Tyrell or big guys decks. But well... which house can easily beat Tyrell?
Thank you all guys for the support, and a special mention for Oleg!, a russian amazing player who ended up as a runner-up! Hope to see you again someday around Europe mate!
Next stop... 'Batalla por el Mero' in Málaga (a tournament at seaside... wow), and BCN afterwards with Barna Dohaeris... Spanish Thrones is alive!