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The Tully's of Dorne

Martell
Submitted by: NuFenix
Submitted: Jun 04 2014 08:10 PM
Views: 2859
Last updated: Jun 05 2014 04:24 AM
Category: Martell
Deck Name: The Tully's of Dorne
Deck Contents: Total Cards (63)

House (1)
House Martell (Core) x1

Agenda (1)
Treaty with the North (LoW) x1

Plot (7)
Feast or Famine (KotStorm) x1
Lineage and Legacy (KotStorm) x1
Wildfire Assault (Core) x1
Family, Duty, Honor (LoW) x1
Forgotten Plans (KotStorm) x1
Shadows and Spiders (LotR) x1
Uneasy Truce (Core) x1

Character (27)
Catelyn Stark (Core) x3
Hoster Tully (LoW) x1
House Tully Recruiter (Core) x3
House Tully Septon (LoW) x3
Guard at Riverrun (LoW) x3
Knight of the Tumblestone (Core) x2
Riders of the Red Fork (FtC) x3
Hodor (Core) x1
Lost Spearman (MotM) x3
Spy from Starfall (SoW) x3
Jalabhar Xho (ODG) x1
Ser Edmure Tully (TCP) x1

Location (24)
Street of Sisters (Core) x1
Street of Steel (LoW) x1
The Scourge (ODG) x1
Flea Bottom (TGM) x1
Greenblood Vessel (AToTT) x3
The Kingsroad 23 (FaI) x1
The Kingsroad 29 (FaI) x2
Riverrun (LoW) x3
Water Garden (PotS) x2
Frozen Outpost (LoW) x3
Northland Keep (TBG) x2
Great Keep (Core) x2
Frozen Moat (BtW) x2

Attachment (0)

Event (12)
The Only Game that Matters (LotR) x3
He Calls It Thinking (PotS) x3
Burning on the Sand (RotO) x3
Lethal Counterattack (Core) x3

This is the deck that I took to UK Nationals. Sadly it only went 3-3, coming 34th out of 51 people.

The principle behind the deck came after a conversation where a friend took Tully and Rivers to a tournament, which at the time he considered the worst two themes for the game. Afterwards, a meta-mate and I then started discussing how we could make it work, and the great Hodor (aka Jason Handy), being a fan of Martell, suggested putting the two together.
From there I recalled an article Kennon did (http://www.cardgamed...l-martell-r121.), and from there the deck started to be built.

I first used it with some differences at the London Regional, where it fared 2-3. But, the potential was there, as was the fun of just talking about it with people :)

As seen from the plots, they are primarily chosen for limiting challenges against me, or board control. Feast or Famine for this deck, is effectively a 6/5/0, as I rarely want to challenge, and save my resources for defending them instead.

MVP of the entire deck is Spy from Starfall. With a minimal amount of monocon intrigue characters, one can generally hold off each turn, and another means I can try to push challenges through.
With Greenblood Vessel however, they turn into a walking burning on the Sand. No-one counts their strength, forcing a tie.

Burning was the obvious restricted choice, as negating a challenge supports Riverrun, but also deals with renown, or other effects that trigger off them winning.
If I don't see Riverrun however, the deck really struggles.
The other bane of the deck is burn. Riverrun does nothing for me when all my characters get killed off. As such, I have debated a single copy of King's Pavilion, as it mean with Frozen Outpost I should win even more as a defender with less characters.

I chose Treaty over Conquest, as with the amount of Stark cards I'm using, I could easily give away more than 5 power. With minimal attacking back, I wouldn't reclaim their power, whilst they shouldn't be earning power if they never win.
As for Alliance instead, the extra card or gold could give them more options to overpower me, which goes against the deck idea as well.

It may not be T1, but it was fun to play, fun to discuss with people, and that to me is what is most important about the deck.

Any questions or comments, go for it :)
Graphs:
Sample Hand Reload
Other Information Income on Plot Cards: 0, 4, 3, 4, 3, 3, 4
Average Plot Income: 3.000
Number of deck cards providing income: 7
Average deck cards income: 1.000
Number of cards providing influence: 0


10 Comments

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generalwedge
Jun 08 2014 12:53 PM
With the lack of draw, I would have thought sansa would help you dig out riverrun. And did you consider questioned claim?
In all honesty, Sansa never crossed my mind as an addition to the deck.

I contemplated Questioned Claim, but there are too many kings and queens running around these days. So I would want to draw into it, knowing that it doesn't stop them due to having one. Plus, it would be another case of space versus effect.

If you were to use it, where would you find room?
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generalwedge
Jun 09 2014 01:31 PM
Possibly HCiT. I know it's hard to remove such an awesome card, but it does little for challange control. You could also add old Nan to remove king and queen traits

After building a similar deck, there is an extreme lack of draw, other then Family, duty and honor, there is basically none...debating including either Harrenhal or Ser Guile event to help with the lack of draw.

Draw is one of the biggest problems I have. A previous version tried Bay of Ice, but it couldn't get initiative enough.

The latest version if trying out Sansa and King's Landing Coup, as whilst not draw, should help get me the cards I need. It is proxying the new Hoster, and the Stark monocon who acts like a military version of spy from Starfall (who is sadly not in the next pack). Which means with 6 prized cards, the new Warden of the North attachment is tempting, as making someone not kneel to defend and gain stealth, when combined with Greenblood Vessel, could get very dirty!

As for Harrenhal, it is Stark only, so wouldn't work if you are using Martell as your main house. Storm Dancer has always tempted me, but feels expensive and easy to cut for what I get.
True forgot about Harrenhal, Ser Brynden Guile's event could work but might not give fruit since it's Tully only.

Hmmm...

Have you thought about Eastwatch Envoy? It seems quite strong with Greenblood Vessel.

Are the Spearmen the poxies for the Stark Monocon?

Have you thought about Eastwatch Envoy? It seems quite strong with Greenblood Vessel.

So I could naval in to get around stealth? Possibly, but then the lack of House Tully trait has to have a major impact, and I can't see them adding enough. Now in a Targ sails deck with Dany's Favor, they are amazing. But that is another deck entirely.

 

Are the Spearmen the poxies for the Stark Monocon?

When it was built as above, no. The deck is as I used it at the UK Nationals. In the next version I'm testing, the new Stark monocon has been included in place of other cards, though the Spearmen have turned into Greenblood Merchants.

So I could naval in to get around stealth? Possibly, but then the lack of House Tully trait has to have a major impact, and I can't see them adding enough. Now in a Targ sails deck with Dany's Favor, they are amazing. But that is another deck entirely.

 

When it was built as above, no. The deck is as I used it at the UK Nationals. In the next version I'm testing, the new Stark monocon has been included in place of other cards, though the Spearmen have turned into Greenblood Merchants.

That's what I'd done...using the Merchants versus the Spearmen....works great with the Spy and the Vessel...