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Old May 5th, 2021, 07:30 PM
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Re: 10 Points Under - Heroscape Casting Videos

First off, I'd like to thank @BiggaBullfrog for naming the video per my request; such an honor to have my glorious defeat be immortalized as such in history.

Yikes. Almost as little fun on the re-watch as it was in-person. I think I'll use quotes from the video to express my thoughts on this one.

Accurate one line summary of the whole video:
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"Chris has his history right. That's about the only thing he had right during this matchup."
Yeah, I misjudged the opening round terribly. I thought I'd have time to develop nicely and was very wrong.

Speaking of history, this other quote from the video might go down as one of the understatements of the century:
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"This was not his top game."
Congrats to @Knight of Scape though. He saw a way to truly exploit the board with that round 1 offensive utilizing 8 move 10th Reg that I didn't see coming and the armies I brought for this event (combined with the unforgiving river in front of my start zone) had no way to adjust to that opening.
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Old May 12th, 2021, 08:09 PM
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Re: 10 Points Under - Heroscape Casting Videos

It's the lost video of Online Con! @Dysole and @vegietarian18 met in the 4x400 tournament during the con, and this matchup of powerhouses was the result! Heroscape all-star @Matthias Maccabeus joins to lend some expert commentary on this game full of figures that he knows and loves well!

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Old May 12th, 2021, 11:54 PM
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Re: 10 Points Under - Heroscape Casting Videos

Thanks for the feature. I thought that was a fun game to watch, but not sure if anyone else will. It's a good educational game on the pros and cons of refusing to attack Rats; yes it slowed my Rat roll, but because of it I could just keep pouring OMs on to Rats since I wasn't taking any damage. That third round of Rat OMs really gained me some meaningful position over Dysole.

In defense of my Braxas aggression, my thought process was that with Raelin and 4 Stingers already dead, pushing Braxas deep would allow me to try to cripple the Stingers down to a point where Marro Warriors could clean up. Braxas had been difficult to position all game with only 4 range vs. the Stinger's 5 range; I was taking shots from Stingers exactly 5 away that I had no way to get within 4 of while staying on height and no way to engage with Rats. So charging to that level 3 area and at least giving myself relative height gave Braxas a good chance at getting off 6 more acids before she would fall, which would probably be enough to leave a very manageable amount of Stingers for the Marros to handle. I only got 3 more acids off, all of which hit, but I did force 3 more LEAS, none of which hit. Then the Rats killed a couple Stingers, and the Marros had the space to clean out the rest.

Had I not charged her in, I think I could have only got one acid off that turn. The bigger downside was I didn't like passing tempo with initiative switch potential over to Dysole and letting her decide how she wanted to come back into the game. I felt like it was better to end the round flaming out Braxas and then switching to Marros than risk Braxas going down without any flames. Sometimes I think you have more consistent paths to win Heroscape games if you leave certain resources for dead and switch over to the one better suited to the task at hand, and this was definitely one of those situations.

I don't think the move is entirely unfair to criticize though, since I did have Kelda available.
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Re: 10 Points Under - Heroscape Casting Videos

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Thanks for the feature. I thought that was a fun game to watch, but not sure if anyone else will. It's a good educational game on the pros and cons of refusing to attack Rats; yes it slowed my Rat roll, but because of it I could just keep pouring OMs on to Rats since I wasn't taking any damage. That third round of Rat OMs really gained me some meaningful position over Dysole.

In defense of my Braxas aggression, my thought process was that with Raelin and 4 Stingers already dead, pushing Braxas deep would allow me to try to cripple the Stingers down to a point where Marro Warriors could clean up. Braxas had been difficult to position all game with only 4 range vs. the Stinger's 5 range; I was taking shots from Stingers exactly 5 away that I had no way to get within 4 of while staying on height and no way to engage with Rats. So charging to that level 3 area and at least giving myself relative height gave Braxas a good chance at getting off 6 more acids before she would fall, which would probably be enough to leave a very manageable amount of Stingers for the Marros to handle. I only got 3 more acids off, all of which hit, but I did force 3 more LEAS, none of which hit. Then the Rats killed a couple Stingers, and the Marros had the space to clean out the rest.

Had I not charged her in, I think I could have only got one acid off that turn. The bigger downside was I didn't like passing tempo with initiative switch potential over to Dysole and letting her decide how she wanted to come back into the game. I felt like it was better to end the round flaming out Braxas and then switching to Marros than risk Braxas going down without any flames. Sometimes I think you have more consistent paths to win Heroscape games if you leave certain resources for dead and switch over to the one better suited to the task at hand, and this was definitely one of those situations.

I don't think the move is entirely unfair to criticize though, since I did have Kelda available.
Definitely good points. In retrospect, the Braxas blaze of glory makes a lot of sense with how the game was panning out, but it definitely caught me off guard in-game (which could be another argument for doing it, since it may catch opponents off guard too; I'm curious what Dysole's perspective there was). I think ultimately I'd still play more defensively into Kelda, but there's definitely a very solid argument for both sides (which, honestly, I'm glad the game was able to showcase).
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Re: 10 Points Under - Heroscape Casting Videos

Enjoyable watch so far (only 5 minutes in). I definitely would have started Marcu down in the lower side water, shot him with my own Stingers T1, and burned Kelda T2 (no Eternal Hatred thanks to the Marcu mirror).
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Yeah this is not one of my better games. I spent way too long trying to not attack rats because I was hoping I could just kill Braxas but that did not pan out for me.

~Dysole, who would play 90% of this game differently if she had to do it over again
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