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From: "Steven A. Tinner" <bluewizard@*****.COM>
Subject: Re: Ramblings and Combo's
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 1997 09:28:07 -0400
>Also, I recently did some trading with Bob (Wind Dancer. Man, we REALLY
>need to give you a more "manly" nickname, dude...:)) and picked up a couple
>Predators. Boy, is Flatline mean! I had a Predator with Explosive
>Bullets, and a Ruger witha Smartlink on it. I think I had him cranked up
>to a 14/6 with just his guns!

I can attest to this Flatline is UGLY!

>Plus, a couple Macabre's and Iron Lung's are almost a neccessity for a
>deck. Not only is Macabre a decent runner, especially if you slap a katana
>on him, but being able to draw cards while you gain nuyen REALLY helps

And it's nice to counter this with a Troll Bouncer.
That way every time Macabre goes to the Lung, you score some nuyen!
I like the way this effectively counters an opponent's play, without
screwing him out of a card.
He can still use the Iron Lung, it's just that you get a boon too!

>I had pretty much tapped out healing up from a run and gaining myself some
>nuyen and cards from Fuchi and the Lung, and unfortunately drew no
>Challenges, and tehre was an undefended Objective on the table.
>Fortunately the last card I drew was a Mentor, and I had just gotten myself
>up to 6 nuyen to play it! Tinner thought he had the game won. We were
>playing to 100 points, and at that point, I had 50 and he had 85. he
>waltzed in and was all set to win when i laughed and threw down the False
>Mentor. You should have seen the look on Tinner's face. That tied us up,
>prevented him from winning, and the next turn I was all healed up and was
>able to blow through the couple challenges he had out and win the game. It
>was Beautiful...:]

I have to admit though, it's a hell of a stinger.
Really screwed me over, I fought my way past a couple tough challenges, and
beat a Critter Hunt, only to have my victory swept away.
It's nasty, but very balanced, since you can't win the game with it, and it
IS unique.
Good card, definately a game winner, without "breaking" the game, like some
M:tG spoiler cards.
In fact I can't see how anyone could make a "lock" deck in this game ... and
I LIKE that!

Steven A. Tinner
"I'm happier than a carp in a septic tank!"


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