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From: Felix Hoefert <FHoefert@********.DE>
Subject: Re: Today´s tourney
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998 03:54:02 +0200
Jon Edwards wrote:
> <big snip>
> >Btw, asked for the reasons why they played WtD, these players all
> >answered: "Well, I want to win a tourney, too." If it comes down to
> >this, why not roll a dice for all of them and let the creative players
> >play it out for the lower rankings?
> >I will not give up trying to find an effective countering deck for WtD,
> >at least for the next week or so :)
> <big snip>
> Felix,
> Off the top of your head, could you outline what was in the "Wake The Dead"
> decks that you saw? What were the dominant runners, gear, challenges, etc?
> Was it mainly dependant on Underworld-type specials, runners, etc, or was
> it pretty even with First run as well?

Of course, they use 4 Stompers and 4 Katanas. Varying they have Skwrarks
and Torgos. Other gear are Wabbit´s Feet, Hand Razors, Bulldog Vans,
Harley Scorpions and Maglock Passkey. Two had Urban Brawls as
Objectives, too. The player who didn´t show up used Trogs last time
(with Syn as second ganger). A Louie works well, too. To defend
themselves, they apply GAQs, Wild Goose Chase and LotI, basically.
Dangerous opponents like Cherry Bomb or Rockers are neutralized with
Wanted and Cement Shoes, and a False Mentor´s always useful. Their money
depends on Rockers/ Dante´s, mainly, but I´ve seen Shakedown, too.
Shakedown is better with a Lone Star/ Mafia deck (a very powerful
combination with 4 HQs plus Dante´s Inferno etc.). As challenges,
hard-to-sleaze and lethal-to-runners types are most frequent, since a
troll player wants to block his opponent´s sleazable Objectives. The
Artificial Intelligence is very popular - most more experienced players
have them here (Unique but still tough, even though FanPro´s agreed with
FASA to change it from Matrix to Electrical). Jinx or Tiny with Monowhip
are the best ways to counter an A.I.
As You can see, Underworld is not very important aside from WtD,
although one player used his Humbug to get cheap Wabbit´s Feet and
Bulldogs, which aren´t Runner-dependant to use.
I hope this information satisfies You; ask if You want to know more
things which I don´t momentarily recall.



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