Summoner Wars Mega #5: Tundra Orcs vs. Shadow Elves
A Brief Post-Game Chat
Somerset: Well, good game, honeypants.
Dan: Thanks! Good game to you too; it was intense. I think the most important thing to talk about is the Hydrake Pen.
Somerset: That was my most favorite thing to happen in a game ever.
Dan: It’s among mine as well.
Somerset: Take that you three-headed dog monster!
Dan: It changed up the dynamic of what was going on so completely that I thought the end of the game would be Selundar backed into a corner, fighting desperately for his life, and praying Hydrake would break through Bragg’s super Ice Walls and show up like the cavalry at the last minute.
Somerset: On the other hand, the ignominious death belonged to Grognack, sniveling in the corner after an ill-advised push forward that cost him four life points in one turn.
Dan: I got phenomenally lucky with my attacks on him. We were both gambling by that point.
Somerset: I knew you were holding those Stalking Advance events because they hadn’t showed up in your discard pile, and I moved him into a vulnerable position anyway. Worst mistake ever. I guess it had to happen to balance out my sweet Hydrake Pen.
Dan: I feel we both made mistakes with our Summoner placement. You pushed Grognack at the wrong time, and I put Selundar into a spot where I thought you’d push forward with your Fighters and Chargers and I banked on them failing their rolls so he could step out of the shadows and roll a big pile of dice on them. Then you ran up and slapped him silly. Lesson learned: don’t bank on the Tundra Orcs not getting their rolls.
Somerset: Talk about luck. My Fighters were doing really well, especially right at the start, and there at the end when they kept hitting Selundar.
Dan: I was glad they used up your Fury luck by the time Ragnor showed up.
Somerset: Yeah, he ended up being pretty useless to me. On another topic, boy was that rough with all three Shadows events right at the beginning of the game.
Dan: Rough for me too until you started killing my guys. I held onto all three for a few turns, and your darn Shaman kept missing my Ranger.
Somerset: My luck was to draw all three of my champions in the first three hands.
Dan: Ouch. I hate that. I got Hydrake in my first draw, which is why I didn’t summon for a while.
Somerset: Well, he was pretty scary until I put him in time-out.
Dan: [laughs] That will get brought up for the rest of time. Anyway, Bragg was obnoxious.
Somerset: I’m glad I brought him. Much smaller chance of Hydrake escaping his pen.
Dan: Well, thanks for reading! Next week we’ll have more Summoner Wars goodness. And this time, it’ll be one of the weirder matchups…