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Gutter Owl
Oct 21, 2010

keep yr head up, problem girl


Gutter Owl posted:

Guy-Manuel
--Will you spend 2 energy or take the burn?

Thomas
--Will you move to the space shown for Slice?
--How will you move at end of turn?

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Tollymain
Jul 9, 2010
Probation
Can't post for 11 days!


i'm confused. why would i spend the energy, i won't deal damage anyway and i can't soak at range 1. i have 3 energy so i'm not about to take life loss either

Gutter Owl
Oct 21, 2010

keep yr head up, problem girl


Tollymain posted:

i'm confused. why would i spend the energy, i won't deal damage anyway and i can't soak at range 1. i have 3 energy so i'm not about to take life loss either

...Because I thought you were still at four. I am le tired and am going to stop updating for the night.

Androc
Dec 26, 2008



I'll move behind him so I can hit, then advance one space to his other side.

Gutter Owl
Oct 21, 2010

keep yr head up, problem girl


Beat 5

Thomas Bangalter
17 Life
Discard 1: Unbreakable Slice
Discard 2: Displacement Grasp
Finisher: Break.
Reactor Energy:

Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo
12 life
Discard 1: Forceful Grasp
Discard 2: Terrifying Vent
Finisher: Dispel
Acquisition Energy:




Ante
--Guy-Manuel antes four energy! Acquisition Mode is online!
--Thomas antes 3 energy.

Thomas Bangalter

Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo


Reveal
--Thomas has priority 10. Guy-Manuel has priority 5. Thomas is the active player!

Active Player
Attack

--Forceful Dash does not hit opponents. Zoom!

After Activating
--Thomas advances 3 spaces.



Reactive Player
Before Activating

--Guy-Manuel advances 1 space.



Attack
--Sonic Drive has a range of 1~3. It misses due to Dash's aftereffect!

End of Beat
--Thomas gains 4 energy.

Gutter Owl fucked around with this message at Nov 1, 2014 around 06:08

Gutter Owl
Oct 21, 2010

keep yr head up, problem girl


Both antes sent in PMs.

Gutter Owl posted:

Thomas, where will you move?

Androc
Dec 26, 2008



I will advance three spaces.

Gutter Owl
Oct 21, 2010

keep yr head up, problem girl


Gutter Owl posted:

Guy-Manuel, how far will you advance?

Tollymain
Jul 9, 2010
Probation
Can't post for 11 days!


advance one.

Gutter Owl
Oct 21, 2010

keep yr head up, problem girl


Beat 6

Thomas Bangalter
17 Life
Discard 1: Forceful Dash
Discard 2: Unbreakable Slice
Finisher: Break.
Reactor Energy:

Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo
12 life
Discard 1: Sonic Drive
Discard 2: Forceful Grasp
Finisher: Dispel
Acquisition Energy:




Ante
--Thomas antes away 4 energy. Guy-Manuel cannot ante.

Thomas Bangalter

Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo


Reveal
--Thomas has priority 5. Guy-Manuel has priority 4. Thomas is the active player!

Start of Beat
--Thomas and Guy-Manuel swap positions!



Before Activating
--Thomas advances 1 space. (Gonna go out on a limb and assume he wants to hit rather than get hit.)



Attack
--Displacement Strike has a range of 1~2. At range 1, it hits!



On Hit
--Thomas deals 4 damage. Guy-Manuel is stunned!

Reactive Player
--Guy-Manuel is stunned and cannot activate!

End of Beat
--Thomas gains 4 energy.

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Gutter Owl
Oct 21, 2010

keep yr head up, problem girl


Beat 7

Thomas Bangalter
17 Life
Discard 1: Displacement Strike
Discard 2: Forceful Dash
Finisher: Break.
Reactor Energy:

Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo
8 life
Discard 1: Terrifying Grasp
Discard 2: Sonic Drive
Finisher: Dispel
Acquisition Energy:



Ante
--No ante.

Thomas Bangalter

Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo


Reveal
--Thomas has priority -2. Guy-Manuel has priority 1. Guy-Manuel is the active player!

Start of Beat
--Guy-Manuel may spend energy for bonus range. I'm guessing he doesn't want to.
--Thomas spends 5 energy for an extra Soak 2.
--Thomas does not spend energy to retreat.

Active Player: Guy-Manuel
Attack

--Capturing shot has a range of 1~5. At range 1, it hits!



On Hit
--Guy-Manuel gains 2 energy.
--Guy-Manuel has nowhere to pull Thomas to.
--Guy-Manuel deals 3 damage, but Thomas soaks it all!

Reactive Player: Thomas
Before Activating

--Thomas cannot move to Guy-Manuel's other side because wall.

Attack
--Unbreakable Slice has a range of 1. At range 1, it hits!



On Hit
--Thomas deals 3 damage. Guy-Manuel is stunned!

End of Beat
--Thomas gains 4 energy.
--Thomas retreats 1 space.

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Gutter Owl
Oct 21, 2010

keep yr head up, problem girl


Gutter Owl posted:

Thomas, how far will you retreat?

Androc
Dec 26, 2008



Retreat 1 space.

Gutter Owl
Oct 21, 2010

keep yr head up, problem girl


Beat 8

Thomas Bangalter
17 Life
Discard 1: Unbreakable Slice
Discard 2: Displacement Strike
Finisher: Break.
Reactor Energy:

Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo
5 life
Discard 1: Capturing Shot
Discard 2: Terrifying Grasp
Finisher: Dispel
Acquisition Energy:



Ante
--Thomas vents away 3 energy.

Thomas Bangalter

Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo


Reveal
--Thomas has priority 4. Guy-Manuel has priority 8. Guy-Manuel is the active player!

Active Player
Attack

--Dispel has a range of 1~6. At range 2, it hits!



On Hit
--Thomas is stunned!
--Guy-Manuel gains 2 energy.
--Guy-Manuel deals 2 damage!

After Activating
--No further triggered effects will happen this beat!

End of Beat
--Thomas gains 4 energy. (This is technically not a triggered effect, as it doesn't use the templating.)

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Gutter Owl
Oct 21, 2010

keep yr head up, problem girl


Waiting on Tolly.

Tollymain
Jul 9, 2010
Probation
Can't post for 11 days!


uh gently caress

um, the new binding of isaac is fun and i have a new job and i'm not eating enough to think straight or do much else other than sleep sorry

Gutter Owl
Oct 21, 2010

keep yr head up, problem girl


Beat 9

Thomas Bangalter
15 Life
Discard 1: Sonic Grasp
Discard 2: Unbreakable Slice
Finisher: Break.
Reactor Energy:

Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo
5 life
Discard 1: Capturing Shot
Discard 2: Terrifying Grasp
Finisher: Dispel
Acquisition Energy:



Ante
--Guy-Manuel antes 4 to activate Acquisition Mode!
--Thomas vents 4 energy.

Thomas Bangalter

Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo


Reveal
--Thomas has priority 5. Guy-Manuel has priority 4. Thomas is the active player!

Start of Beat
--Thomas and Guy-Manuel switch places!



Active Player
Before Activating

--Thomas advances 1.



Attack
--Displacement Strike has a range of 1~2. At range 1, it hits!



On Hit
--Thomas deals 4 damage. Guy-Manuel's stun guard holds!

Reactive Player
Attack

--Sonic Strike has a range of 1~3. At range 1, it hits!



On Hit
--Guy-Manuel gains 2 energy.
--Thomas is stunned!
--Thomas will discard Dash with his attack pair.
--Guy-Manuel deals 4 damage.

End of Beat
--Thomas gains 4 energy.

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Tollymain
Jul 9, 2010
Probation
Can't post for 11 days!


hooray, i now only am down by 10 life

Gutter Owl
Oct 21, 2010

keep yr head up, problem girl


Pairs are in. Tolly, would you like to ante?

Tollymain
Jul 9, 2010
Probation
Can't post for 11 days!


sure, ante 4

Gutter Owl
Oct 21, 2010

keep yr head up, problem girl


By CO, Androc antes 4, Tolly cannot ante again. Update shortly.

Tollymain
Jul 9, 2010
Probation
Can't post for 11 days!


what is co

Gutter Owl
Oct 21, 2010

keep yr head up, problem girl


"Conditional Order." He preloaded his move. You see the term a lot in the BSG and Mage Knight games.

Gutter Owl
Oct 21, 2010

keep yr head up, problem girl


Gutter Owl posted:

Guy-Manuel, what base will Thomas discard?

Tollymain
Jul 9, 2010
Probation
Can't post for 11 days!


what's up with thomas's discard anyway

also grasp

ActingPower
Jun 4, 2013

Burgundy Twelve, at your service.


Grasp is in discard 1 (with Sonic).

Tollymain
Jul 9, 2010
Probation
Can't post for 11 days!


okay then dash

Gutter Owl
Oct 21, 2010

keep yr head up, problem girl


Beat 10

Thomas Bangalter
11 Life
Discard 1: Displacement Strike, Dash
Discard 2: Sonic Grasp
Finisher: Break.
Reactor Energy:

Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo
1 life
Discard 1: Sonic Strike
Discard 2: Capturing Shot
Finisher: Dispel
Acquisition Energy:



Ante
--No ante.

Thomas Bangalter

Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo


Reveal
Thomas has priority -2. Guy-Manuel has priority 0. Guy-Manuel is the active player!

Start of Beat
--Guy-Manuel retreats 1 or 2 spaces. Let's say 2.



--By CO, Thomas spends 5 energy to gain an additional Soak 2, for Soak 4.
--Thomas does not spend energy to retreat.

Active Player
Before Activating

--Guy-Manuel moves 1. Let's say he retreats.



Attack
--Terrifying Burst has a range of 2~4. At range 4, it hits!



On Hit
--Guy-Manuel deals 3 damage, but Thomas soaks it all!

Reactive Player
Before Activating

--Thomas moves directly behind Guy-Manuel.



Attack
--Unbreakable Slice has a range of 1. At range 1, it hits!



On Hit
--Thomas deals 3 damage!



Thomas win by knockout on beat 10! Congrats, Androc!

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Gutter Owl
Oct 21, 2010

keep yr head up, problem girl


Gutter Owl posted:



Thomas win by knockout on beat 10! Congrats, Androc!

Thank you both for the game!

I feel like the game was decided by the number of times Tolly just couldn't get Acquisition Mode to work as intended. Namely, he never tried to guarantee that he'd win priority--dropping it on a priority 2 Sonic Strike when Adroc still had +priority styles in hand.

This is partly a build concern: Despite going for a disruptor build with Acquisition Mode, Tolly mostly chose priority-lowering styles. And Terrifying in particular just did absolutely nothing without Analysis Mode to back it up. If I had to go back and rebuild Guy-Man myself, I'd probably go with Displacement and Levitation over Terrifying and Capturing, with Vent and Slice for bases (removing Shot, since you have two huge-ranged styles and Slice to pursue).

On Androc's side of the table, Unbreakable Slice is just a mean move, especially with Reactor Mode or Balance Mode to keep it consistent.

Either way, good game to both of you!

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Androc
Dec 26, 2008



I'm gonna be honest, a significant portion of my strategy revolved around spamming unbreakable slice once I realized what an utterly filthy move it was.

I was strongly tempted by acquisition mode, its activation effect is very powerful. What it came down to was realizing that, in short, there are a lot of really good energy-using styles and bases. If I took acquisition mode, I'd either have to give up on all of those effects or almost never use the activated ability that I would want acquisition mode for in the first place.

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