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The Magnificent Ronin - a 16 Card Draft Game

Posted May 21st, 2016 at 09:37 PM by kolakoski
Updated June 9th, 2016 at 02:52 PM by kolakoski

Well met!

Continuing my Kurosawa kick: Borrowed
text from primary web sources here. Then created a mashup of the characters from the movies with those available in C3G. Any resemblance is purely coincidental.


The Magnificent Ronin

(
The Seven Samurai and
The Magnificent Seven together and recast)

for 4 Players, 2 Teams
Last Man (or Woman) Standing


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Map Suggestions


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Once one of the Seven Samurai, a ronin and former leader of the group. The first "recruited" by the villagers, he is a wise but war-weary soldier.




Once one of the Seven Samurai,
a skilled archer recruited by Baron Zemo. He acted as the second-in-command and helped create the master plan for the village's defense.




Once one of the Seven Samurai, recruited by Hawkeye. An amiable though less-skilled fighter. His charm and wit maintained his comrades' good cheer in the face of adversity.




Once one of the Seven Samurai, a young untested warrior. The son of a wealthy landowner samurai, he left home to become a wandering samurai against his family's wishes. After witnessing Baron Zemo rescue a child who was taken hostage, Karate Kid desired to become
Baron Zemo's disciple.




Once one of the Seven Samurai, an old friend of Baron Zemo and his former lieutenant. Baron Zemo met Shi by chance in the town and she resumed this role.




Once one of the Seven Samurai, he initially declined an offer by Baron Zemo
to join the group, though he later changed his mind. A serious, stone-faced samurai and a supremely skilled swordsman whom Karate Kid is in awe of.




Once one of the Seven Samurai, a humorous character who initially claimed to be a samurai, she even falsified her family tree and identity.
Mercurial and temperamental, she identified with the villagers and their plight, and she revealed to the group that she was in fact not a samurai, but rather a peasant. Eventually however, she proved her worth.






The former Bandit Leader




A former Bandit



Once one of the Magnificent Seven, a ronin and former leader of the group. The first "recruited" by the villagers, she is a wise but war-weary soldier.





Once one of the Magnificent Seven, an old friend of Lady Shiva and her former lieutenant. Lady Shiva met Shang-Chi by chance in the town and he resumed this role.




Once one of the Magnificent Seven, a skilled archer recruited by Lady Shiva. He acted as the second-in-command and helped create the master plan for the village's defense.



A young blooded fighter, once of the Magnificent Seven. Mercurial and temperamental, he identified with the villagers and their plight, and revealed to the group that he was in fact not a samurai, but rather a peasant. Eventually however, he proved his worth.




A Fortune Seeker, once of the Magnificent Seven, recruited by Green Arrow. An amiable though less-skilled fighter. Her charm and wit maintained her comrades' good cheer in the face of adversity.





Once an on-the-run samurai of the Magnificent Seven, then in the midst of a crisis of confidence.




A knife expert, once of the Magnificent Seven, she initially declined an offer by Lady Shiva to join the group, though she later changed her mind. A serious, stone-faced samurai and a supremely skilled fighter whom Solomon Kane is in awe of.


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Draft Strategy?



Well met!

An exercise: A solo mock draft. [Done late last night.]

Player 1 (#1): Lady Deathstrike. I like her Cybernetic Repair. Perhaps a hair better than Silver Samurai, perhaps not . . .

Player 2 (#2): Silver Samurai. See above.

Player 3 (#3): Kirigi was stupid good in Yojimbo!; by the points, I'd take Karate Kid (being a Karateka myself) over Shang-Chi. However, there are only 2 Archers, so I'm jumping down for one - Hawkeye.

Player 4 (#4): I could take
Green Arrow. But, as I can take 2, I'll go with the aforementioned Kirigi, and Masahiro Arashi, for his Yakuza Oyabun Special Power.

#3: There are plenty of fighters left, but only one with Master of Deception. I'll take Baron Zemo.

#2: By the points - Karate Kid.

#1: 2 picks. No more Arashi, so, by the points, Shang-Chi, and . . . Lady Shiva, for Assassin Training.

#2: potentially countering #4, Electra (a bit over Tomoe Gozan).

#3: Following #2's lead, I'll take Tomoe Gozan.

#4: My final 2 picks. Wow! Green Arrow got passed over!? Green Arrow. I'll also take Shi.

#3: Solomon Kane, barely, over Swordsman.

#2: Swordsman, leaving . . .

#1: Hit Girl.

So, we have:

#1:
Lady Deathstrike, Shang-Chi, Lady Shiva, Hit Girl.

#2: Silver Samurai, Karate Kid, Electra, Swordsman.

#3: Hawkeye, Baron Zemo, Tomoe Gozan, Solomon Kane.

#4: Kirigi, Masahiro Arashi, Green Arrow, Shi.

In retrospect (Sunday afternoon):

#1: Couldn't have gone much better, with
Lady Shiva giving Lady Deathstrike and Hit Girl Phantom Walk. The strongest team?

#2: Might have been better off taking Green Arrow instead of Electra.

#3: Was I wise to take Hawkeye so early, and Baron Zemo over Karate Kid?

#4: Lucked out, getting Green Arrow late. Guess I don't have to second guess taking
Kirigi and Masahiro Arashi over Green Arrow and Karate Kid.

I sought to make the drafting decisions a little subtler than just "drafting by the numbers."



Posted May 21st, 2016 at 09:40 PM by kolakoski kolakoski is offline
Updated May 22nd, 2016 at 01:57 PM by kolakoski
 
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