Barkscratch : Ding 102 diplomacy. Armed with his new card slot, I scoured my deck for a better card to play against my 100ish domestic friends. And unfortunately….. I didn’t really come up with one.
The main characteristic the Halgarad NPC’s have in common is feeding me lots of blue expression. I have a card that turns 2 blue into 4 green, and one other blue card I use extensively (Loud Criticism). Green has the same problem – only a single “good” card I can use (Itemized Comparison). So I find myself with a ton of unused blue expression, which I simply cannot use no matter what I do.
I eventually found a deck that let me defeat two of the five pretty consistently, was always a loser with a third and fourth, and with inconsistent results on the fifth. Not really good enough to play seriously.
So if I want to get more/better cards by questing, I need more presence and skill points; so the search for upgrades is a vicious cycle. I’m toying with the idea of creating an alt solely for the purpose of getting cards and mailing them to Barkscratch. One or two good ones might turn the tide.
Back to Derogar’s once again, where I found that taking the Power Deck and adding various simple cards (Snippet of Wisdom, Blanket Accusation) combined with my movement-point lead let me defeat many more NPC’s. Not Derogar – he is a 100 skill NPC with very nice cards. To defeat him you need cards that let you use the many green and blue skill points he feeds you. Pretty big weakness I’ve got in my deck eh ?
I might also just need to try a non RGB parley, aka Incite. What if I selected a type that excluded blue ? Choke on that you inspiring domestics. Or suppose I built something with the RBY group, for the green-feeders ? Could probably get a circuit going including Derogar and some/all of the Halgarad domestics in that case.
It’s either that, or do the simple circuits around Derogar’s again. I’d rather not; I’m not going to let myself get bored. If that happens it’ll be time to craft again.