Subsidized Merchant (Q-Ship) Deck

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Subsidized Merchant (Q-Ship) Deck

Post by Dybbuk » Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:56 pm

My Subsidized Merchant (Q-Ship) Deck

Adventure Deck
Note: Each Adventure card had to meet two of the following three requirements: :distance Jump 1, :complication Transport Complication Trait, and/or :vp capable of awarding 5 or more VPs.
:contract CONTRACT
Bulk Hauling x2
Chartered Psionic Research (x2)
Corporate Contrband (x2)
Employee Relocation (x2)
Foreign Luxuries (x2)
Group Package (x2)
Home One Last Time (x2)
TAS Inspection (x2)
Tukera Line Subcontract (x2)
Zhodani Science Expedition (x2)

Captain's Deck
:crew CREW (15)
Baronet Cronin (x2)
BuffBot-3000
Doctor Wishik (x2)
Flint (x2)
Imlaii Ergarsuu (x2)
Marta Rodriduez (x2)
Rhonuit Pruir (x2)
Voypa (x2)
:upgrade SHIP UPGRADES (15)
Defensive Mines
Drop Fuel Tanks (x2) (to activate Home One Last Time)
Efficiency Diagnostic (x2)
Improvised Defenses
LSP Multi-Phased Array (x2)
Luxury Suite (x2)
Q-Ship Conversion (x2)
RVD Overtuned Thruster Plate
Streamlining Treatment (x2)
:gear GEAR (10)
Armed Gig ('cause every Q-Ship needs one)
Babel, TL-11 Translator
Cognition Wafer (x2)
Densimeter
Engineering Kit
Grav Assisted Cargobot
Med Kit
Panacea Autojector (x2)
:event EVENT (10)
Anonymous Insertion (x2)
Bwap Advisors
Cold Engines
Crackdown
Data Mining Consultant
Glancing Shot
Just A Little Longer
Time Is Money (x2)
:connection CONNECTION (5)
Finch & Cho, CPAs (x2)
LLaedzko's "Surplus" Outlet
Restricted Tech Vendor
Starship Graveyaerd
:heroics HERO (5)
Personal Intervention
Reap the Whirlwind(x2)
Surgical Intervention
Triage

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Re: Subsidized Merchant (Q-Ship) Deck

Post by Horizon Jeff » Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:12 pm

I like how you made sure to get 5 :vp from the :contract, so you'd be able to trigger the Sub Merch's Replenish ability.

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Re: Subsidized Merchant (Q-Ship) Deck

Post by Dybbuk » Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:52 pm

Thanks! :)

With a card draw I could have :ally Restricted Tech Vendor and :crew Imlaii Ergarsuu in play giving a potential Replenish of four (or five if successful with :event Glancing Shot).

After some additional solo play I have replaced:
:crew Flint (x2) with :crew Dezihdhodhunde Mehro (x2)
and
:organization Finch & Cho, CPAs (x1) with :ally Yuryehke, Aslan Trader (x1)

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Re: Subsidized Merchant (Q-Ship) Deck

Post by Horizon Ian » Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:39 am

Thanks for posting. I really need to post an amusing deck I made recently.

Looks like not too worried about opponents' crew control plays. It is an advantage of SubMerchant that it can score big without as much reliance on skills. Also, it tends to rely on spending less. Sticking with that theme, I find I really like the flexibility of Freelancer for a low cost way to get an extra VP or two when a particular skill is needed that also has a bit of ability to dodge some crew control plays. A friend of mine really like Infirmary, but that's a different philosophy all together.

See any issues with being able to slow down an opponent? Increasingly I play Misdirection (as an alternative to Call in a Marker). It's affordable and has the ability to slow down an opponent while also having EV-2.

Does Mehro usually get the same :gear or do you like his flexibility?
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Re: Subsidized Merchant (Q-Ship) Deck

Post by Dybbuk » Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:18 pm

I tend to use :crew Dez to pull :gadget Babal, TL-11 Translator, :gadget Engineering Kit or :gadget Med Kit depending on what :complication , :subplot or :contract are in play.

I've also replaced :crew Imlaii Ergarsuu (x2) with :crew Mark Appleton (x2) so all of my crew have the Imperial trait and to give some more flexability. Makes :crew Doctor Wishik even more useful.

Have not noticed any issues with a need to slow down an opponent (yet :| ). This deck builds VPs rather quickly and Is very defensive in nature. I did switch up the :event Event cards to reflect this and added :event Overextended due to the amount of :complication I found my self dealing with.

:event EVENT (10)
Anonymous Insertion (x2)
Bwap Advisors
Cold Engines
Glancing Shot (x2)
Just A Little Longer
Overextended (x2)
Time Is Money

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Re: Subsidized Merchant (Q-Ship) Deck

Post by Dybbuk » Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:55 pm

So, I took look at :event Misdirection … well, what can I say. I like it. Thanks! I replaced one of the :event Overextended with it.

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Re: Subsidized Merchant (Q-Ship) Deck

Post by Horizon Jeff » Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:45 pm

Was this deck specifically created for the scenario? If so, I'd think maybe Ablative Armor would be better than Streamlining Treatment, and Marta Rodriguez doesn't seem like she does much for you. Similarly, RDV Thruster Plate is likely to be rendered ineffective pretty early.

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Re: Subsidized Merchant (Q-Ship) Deck

Post by Dybbuk » Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:56 pm

Jeff,

Actually I try not to tune my deck to specific scenarios. Takes away some of the challenge. I actually prefer to theme decks … 8-)

I have the :initiative initiative bonus cards for when I play non-solo games. Especially since the :ship Subsidized Merchant has a paltry :initiative 1.

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