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Training Course

This is a very non-competitive Lotus/Architect deck. Its key combo is to get out Col. Griffith and his Evil Twins and use them to boost up Lotus characters with a lot of resources.
By Tony Hafner

Total cards: 60
Primary role: Multiplayer
Cards by set and rarity (R/U/C)
Main Set: 8/7/10
Netherworld: 0/2/5
Flashpoint: 5/11/12
4 BuroMil Grunt3 Claw of Fury
2 DNA Mage3 Sinister Priest
Hitters/Utility Characters:
3 Colonel Griffith5 Evil Twin
2 Rhys Engel5 Kun Kan
2 Purist2 Purist Sorcerer
3 Snake Man
2 White Disciple
5 Pocket Demon5 Glimpse of the Abyss
Feng Shui:
3 Cave Network5 City Park
2 Monkey House2 Proving Ground
Other Sites:
2 Registry of the Damned

This deck, as mentioned above, really isn't for serious play. It needs way more power than it can generate without the Glimpses, and playing these is just suicidal.

One big goal when playing this is to get out multiple Col. Griffiths and boost up someone like a Snake Man. I intentionally chose misc. cheesy characters that happen to require and/or provide a lot of resources. This particularly applies to Snake Man, Rhys Engel, both Purists, and even the White Disciple.

One of the more odd combos built into this deck is Registry of the Damned with Buromil grunts: the Grunt's text says that he is smoked at the end of the turn he is played, but it says nothing about the end of the turn in which he is put into play. So when you recycle him with the Registry, he sticks around. Other combos include Kun Kan with Glimpse of the Abyss and the classic Cave Network/Evil Twin.

The name "Training Course" has two meanings. For one, it refers to characters going through Colonel Griffith's training to gain tactics and a fighting boost. Secondly, it refers to the fact that the deck was really intented for me to use when teaching others how to play Shadowfist. The Glimpses effectively keep me from winning, and Rhys Engel lets me look at someone's hand (presumably so I can give better advice).

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