This is the deck that Giovanni Fassiolo piloted wisely during Italian Nationals and Worlds. He won the first and lost the final in the second.
The deck was born a couple of months before nationals: I had an idea about a Targaryen Kos with 2 summer harvest, counting coppers, blood of the dragon and 3x beggar king and me and Alex Manotti spent a whole weekend testing it and evaluating its potential. We came to a fealty version with the addition of famine (his great idea), which was awesome following blood of the dragon and/or marched to the wall.
The overall strategy of the deck is to constantly push towards cards and board advantage through plots and efficient characters. Jorah and dragons grant you a very fast start, and every plot of the deck nets you some advantage over your opponent. Beggar king helps a lot because it enables you to play 3 2 gold plots that have a huge impact on the game.
Nightmares is the icing on the cake in my opinion: it helps a lot in the blood of the dragon turn against The Wall and Winterfell, he puts Robert Baratheon and sometimes Tywin under Dracarys, he can stop threats like annoying characters or Ghaston Grey in the turn you need to grab multiple renown to put pressure on the opponent.
We involved Presciani Brothers in the testing and tuned the deck a lot: Alex won a tournament in Bologna and Giovanni loved the deck while testing against him in their weekly testing night.
He decided to make some changes (which I think that did pay off a lot in the end) and to bring the deck to nationals.
Alex unfortunately wasn’t able to make the cut, I placed 12th and lost the top 32 game, Giovanni won the tournament.
Here is the link to the version that I and Alex played: https://thronesdb.com/decklist/view/6795/ce-l-hai-un-copperino-top-32-italian-nationals-1.0.
Congratz again to our national champion and thanks to him for keeping us asleep until 4 a.m., living the dream of an italian World Champion! ;)