Ahoy, matey! Seems ye’ve slipped an’ fallen on the deck. What’s that? Why did I leave a bunch o’ cards on th’ floor? An’ who am I? Belay that talk, or I’ll have ye on shark bait duty. Then again, perhaps amnesia has struck your sorry skull? Well then, ye bashed buccaneer, a recap: We’ve been plundering from that insufferable idiot king an’ just struck the mother load of bounties. We WERE discussing how to best divvy up the lovely booty, but then ye started sniggering an’ slipped on that there deck. No, not the floor, the deck. Y’arr, being a pirate can be confusing sometimes.
Anyhow, there’s one bit o’ loot I can’t make heads or tails of…
There be a… jumble of letters an’ numbers, far as I can tell… an’ a number o’ blank spaces, but no clues to what they be. Y’arr.
*folds the parchment back into his pocket* I’ll have a look around for some clues in a bit, lassy. No wait—laddy? …It’s very hard to tell with this eyepatch on. But it goes with the job, Y’arr.
Anyhow, your loot will be one of these sacred scrolls of The Dancing Pirate King!
…Why’re you laughing? ‘Tis a serious an’ grave tale that brought these into the hands of that greedy Gabriel; it all started with a terrible joke to an important visiting diplomat: “I offered Prince Talysen a feast in his honor for his arrival back to Gawaine—he said ‘I’ve already ate!’” Yes, I think that’s a terrible joke too. But… guess ’tis a tale fer another time.
So, here ye go, the scrolls of the art of deadly dancing. Pick only one, ye bilge rat! An’ belay with that guffaw!
*Hands over the scroll of the Buccaneer Ballet*
Deadly Dance: Buccaneer Ballet
Champion: Wyatt the Sapper
24x Sapphire Shard
Crown of the Ancient Kings (The Ancestors’ Chosen)
…See? Surely you can now understand why the legacy of the Dancing Pira—please stop sniggering.
The win conditions for this deck are mostly The Ancestors Chosen, Salt Harpy and Incantation of Ascendance. However, you can win by several other ways including Gambiting your Buccaneer. Dream Dance feeds all of these win conditions which can quickly escalate to unstoppable levels if left unanswered. The deck is obviously heavily focused on draw, so that is what you will usually want to prioritize.
You have a lot of options to stall—namely Stormcall, Buccaneer and Time Ripple. However, it’s not always necessary to use these by the end of your opponent’s turn. In these cases, you’ll want to use your Oracle Song (now a quick action).
Mimeobot can help slot in more of the cards you need to draw, but bear in mind if it is used after Dream Dance the created cards won’t have the cycle effect.
With the +2 cost equipment on Time Ripple, you’ll seldom want to target your own troops with it to return them to your hand; however, +2 cost on opposing troops can be really devastating especially if they get shard-stuck or if you target a card that gives the opponent a negative effect on play (e.g. Shamed Gladiator).
Clues! At the bottom o’ the chest! I think this might be related to that jumble o’ letters an’ numbers from the page… seems th’ gaps be filled in by th’ clues in order? Hmm, di’n’t those cards you slipped on have sleeves on them earlier? I tell ye what…
I’ll give ye 24 hours. Leave a comment in the space below if ye want the page. I may give it to ya… but a message as well to firstname.lastname@example.org (use the title “Pirate Booty”) with the solutions to the clues an’ I’ll give ya two chances to have the page! The clues’re little good to me anyhow when I can’t read an’ all… Y’arr.We have a winner! Congratulations, Duzran.
1) The first name of the deck in this article was a double alliteration. The second alliteration’s starting letter.
2) The set 1 vennen PvP rare card names share this capital letter.
3) Shattered Destiny is the name of set _
4) The Fiveshards podcast can be abbreviated as 2_A
5) [Dream Dance+Chosen] and [the amount of ships seen in this deck] are the same as this.
6) A misheard, offhand comment from faraway nobility.
7) Whispered within words. Wonder what was whispered?
Arright, now back to work! I want this ship ship-shape by sundown! I want this floor so clean I could eat my dinner off it—which I intend to do! *rumbling* What was that noise?
Avast! The Kraken! Man the harpoons, ready the cannons, an’ prepare for the hardest an’ possibly worst fight of your lives! We can do this if we stick together! Have at ye, ye dancin’ scurvy piratin’ son of a Dingler!
*you fumble your musket and a shot fires, hitting The Kraken right in the eye. It drops into the water like a stone and sinks.*
Well. That was… not quite the battle I was expectin’. You may make quite a pirate yet, laddie!