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|Randyll's Revenge - 2nd Place Winds of Winter||15||11||8||2.0|
This is the deck I used for the Kingsmoot tournament at Uncle’s Games in Bellevue on October 24, 2015. It was my first tournament ever for any card game and I had a great time. Out of 30ish people, I only saw Tyrell in a few other decks and I think they were all banner. I only saw Martell in one other deck, which was also banner. More than just winning, my goal is to make unique decks. So the hipster in me was very pleased to see so little Tyrell and Martell.
I wanted to make a deck that focused on making multiple challenges at claim 2 or more. You can do it with Khal Drogo, but a lot of people are playing Targ, so I wanted to do something different. Instead, I decided to focus on Olenna’s Informant. If you can sneak her in during the challenge phase, it sets you up for an extra challenge of your choice. Also unlike with Drogo or A Storm of Swords, your opponent usually won’t see it coming. I chose to banner Martell because you can use Arianne Martell to play the informants and you can use Sunspear to boost your claim.
The rest of the deck was standard Tyrell with all the lords and ladies. Randyll Tarly with Margaery Tyrell and/or Heartsbane allows you to win multiple military or power challenges on the same turn. I decided to run 3x of Left and Right because I wanted the non-kneeling defense against what I thought would be an onslaught of Baratheon Fealty.
The dream scenario is to be 2nd player with Sunspear and The Winds of Winter. Lose a or challenge on purpose to trigger Sunspear so you are claim 3. Then use Queen of Thorns and Arianne to ambush 2 Informants, so Randyll could potentially win 3 or challenges at 3 claim each. So far I’ve never actually pulled off more than 4 claim, but 9 claim is my ultimate goal.
My first game was pretty tough against Targ because she got an early Daenerys Targaryen and some dragons, so I always feared for Dracarys!. If I was 2nd player, she could use Dracarys to kill Randyll or Knight of Flowers before I could use Heartsbane, so I had to often preemptively use Margaery or Growing Strong just to get out of the Dracarys Range. I had enough claim soak to let her go undefended every time and she couldn’t stop my challenges, so I eventually won on power. I’m pretty sure she had Dracarys the entire game, but never had the opportunity to kill anyone important with it.
My one loss was against Brendan’s Baratheon Fealty. He was able to get the big 3 on the board fairly early and there wasn’t much I could do. Randyll was always knelt. I was about to have a turn with an unopposed challenge and 2 gold to play Put to the Sword on Stannis Baratheon, but he played Seen In Flames to discard it. I still managed to rack up some power on Randyll and KoF, but his The Iron Throne and Chamber of the Painted Table with the big 3 led him to a solid victory.
The last game was where my deck really hit its stride against a Stark/Tyrell deck. I was able to play KoF and The Queen of Thorns on the first turn, then use the Queen to play Randyll. Second turn I played The Winds of Winter with Heartsbane. Randyll and KoF took a 2 claim challenge, the Queen hit 2 , then dropped in an Informant to allow for another military challenge. Randyll was ready for another 2 , my opponent’s board was completely wiped, and I already had 5 power from renown alone.
In the end I finished 4-1 and took 3rd place. There was a mistake I made against Brendan that maaaybe could have changed the game, but otherwise I felt like I played well. I’m looking forward to more Thrones!