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The Best Games I've Ever Played
« on: November 16, 2019, 07:14:34 PM »
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This post will be an exposition of my favorite games I've played in my career of playing Redemption. For the most part they will be tournament games, but some might not be. The first one dates back to 2013 in a game against my good friend Clift Crysel.
Deck: Ruth/TGT Splash

Cards in deck: 51
Lost Souls: 8
   Lost Soul (Female Only)
   Lost Soul (hopper)
   Lost Soul (punisher)
   Lost Soul (Rejoice)
   Lost Soul (Resurrection)
   Lost Soul (revealer)
   Lost Soul (Thorns)
   Lost Soul (Wanderer)

Lamb Dominants: 4
   Angel of the Lord
   Grapes of Wrath
   New Jerusalem
   Son of God

Grim Reaper Dominants: 3
   Christian Martyr
   Mayhem
   Vain Philosophy

Fortresses: 1
   The Garden Tomb

Artifacts: 5
   Crown of Thorns
   Four-Drachma Coin
   Holy Grail
   Samaritan Water Jar
   Urim and Thummim

Multi-Color Heroes: 2
   Abiathar (Teal)
   Phinehas, son of Eleazar (Teal)

White Heroes: 4
   Boaz
   Elders of the City
   Mary the Mother of James
   Salome

Gold Heroes: 3
   Jephthah
   The Woman at the Well
   Zaccheus

Purple Heroes: 3
   Ethiopian Treasurer
   John
   Peter

Multi-Color Hero Enhancements: 2
   First Fruits
   Pentecost

White Hero Enhancements: 3
   Gleaning the Fields
   Kindness of Boaz
   Ruth Meets Boaz

Gold Hero Enhancements: 1
   Meeting the Messiah

Purple Hero Enhancements: 2
   Authority of Christ
   Fishers of Men

Pale Green Evil Characters: 1
   Women as Snares

Gray Evil Characters: 3
   Emperor Tiberius
   Emperor Vitellius
   Sabbath Breaker

Brown Evil Characters: 2
   Uzzah
   The Amalekites Slave

Multi-Color Evil Enhancements: 1
   Scattered (Brown/Crimson/Gray/Pale Green)

Gray Evil Enhancements: 2
   Balaam's Disobedience
     Sorrow of Mary

Brown Evil Enhancements: 1
   Haman's Plot

First, this deck was strange, and in retrospect, it's really bad, but I saw success in a tournament or two and this game was really good, although I don't think I had it won.

So Clift has always been known as a notoriously slow player, but was incredibly good during his peak period, which this game took place towards the very end of that peak. Clift was playing an Isaiah/Orange Hand Control that was beating the playerbase at this particular local really well. I had struggled a bit more, but both of us were the two undefeateds at 3-0. My offense was designed to shred defense and hit TGT walk-ins during the "late game" which was different in 2013 than now. I did a pretty good job of nailing defense, but not exceptional, as Clift was running 8-9 ECs. His offense got rolling with I am Holy, but I was still able to squeeze every possible block out of my deck. This lead to us finishing at 4-4 when 45 minutes elapsed. This was one of the most tense games of my career to this time, and I'll never forget that this was the first time I had a game go to time.
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Re: The Best Games I've Ever Played
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2019, 07:26:34 PM »
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The next game I'd love to talk about was against Logan Lowry at a district in Dunlap TN in 2014. This game is in contention for best game I've ever played.

Cards in deck: 51
Lost Souls: 8
   Lost Soul (female only)
   Lost Soul (first round)
   Lost Soul (hopper)
   Lost Soul (N.T. only)
   Lost Soul (Resurrection)
   Lost Soul (revealer)
   Lost Soul (Wanderer)
   Lost Souls (2-line)

Lamb Dominants: 4
   Angel of the Lord
   Guardian Of Your Souls
   New Jerusalem
   Son of God

Grim Reaper Dominants: 3
   Destruction of Nehushtan
   Falling Away
   Mayhem

Multi-Color Sites: 1
   Kidron Valley (Teal)

Artifacts: 3
   Holy Grail
   Samaritan Water Jar
   Urim and Thummim

Multi-Color Heroes: 2
   Aaron (Green/Teal)
   Phinehas, son of Eleazar (Teal)

Silver Heroes: 3
   Captain of the Host
   The Angel Under the Oak
   The Strong Angel

White Heroes: 3
   Boaz
   Elders of the City
   King Amaziah

Gold Heroes: 4
   Gideon
   Moses
   Simeon
   The Woman at the Well

Purple Heroes: 1
   King David

Multi-Color Hero Enhancements: 3
   First Fruits
   Pentecost
   Zadok Anoints Solomon (Teal)

White Hero Enhancements: 3
   Gleaning the Fields
   Kindness of Boaz
   Ruth Meets Boaz

Gold Hero Enhancements: 2
   Gideon's Call
   Meeting the Messiah

Gold Evil Characters: 2
   King Elah
   King of Tyrus

Gray Evil Characters: 3
   Emperor Tiberius
   Emperor Vitellius
   Sabbath Breaker

Brown Evil Characters: 1
   Uzzah

Multi-Color Evil Enhancements: 1
   Scattered (Brown/Crimson/Gray/Pale Green)

Gray Evil Enhancements: 1
   Balaam's Disobedience

Brown Evil Enhancements: 1
   Haman's Plot

So this deck is a really strong evolution (given the times) of the previous one on this list. It uses powerful FBTN options with a silver bullet CTB attack that won a soul every single game in the tournament.

So Logan and I had last played at Nationals 2012, where he had delivered me one of my three losses due to Soul Drought. I was aiming to avenge that loss, so I started this game out strong with a FBTN attack to come off to a quick lead. Then, needing to generate card advantage, I attacked with Boaz/Elders holding Angel of the Lord to recur Kindness of Boaz. This was met by something like Assyrian Survivor playing Prophets Confusion and possibly scattered or Death of Unrighteous. This proceeded to throw the momentum back tremendously and cause me to sweat. However, I used Samaritan Water Jar to set his Son of God aside to build the momentum back a tad. I then proceeded to use every block in my deck, ripping my Haman's Plot in the process to buy my enough time to win five lost souls. I believe this was a game where Gideon+Gideon's Call name-on-name bonus won a soul, as well as Angel and walking with TSA. My final soul was rescued with King Amaziah to King Elah after his martyr had been burned. This game was incredibly tense and one of my absolute favorites.
Ironman 2016 and 2018 Winner.
3rd T1-2P 2018, 3rd T2-2P 2019
I survived the Flood twice.