Subject: Re: GM's Fist Full of Cookies

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From: Andy Garcia
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 18:15:43 -0700 (PDT)

Freestyle Mastery (Buu)

1. Majin Buu, Evil Buu (level 1)
2. Majin Buu, Super Buu (level 2)
3. Majin Buu, Piccolo Absorbed (level 3)
4. Majin Buu, Gotenks Absorbed (level 4)
5. Majin Buu, Gohan Absorbed (level 5)

North Kai Sensei (13)
Evil Presence Drill (x3)
Goku's Blinding Strike (x3)
Power of Cookies!!! (x3)
Black Scout Maneuver (x2)
Huh??? (x1)
A Hero's Heart is Strong (x1)

Battlegrounds/Locations (x4)
2x Tree of Might
2x Middle of Nowhere

Combat (15)
Android 17 Smirks (x1)
Dazed (x1)
Super Saiyan Effect (x1)
Time Is A Warrior's Tool (x1)
Android 18's Stare Down (x3)
Trunks Energy Sphere (x3)
Majin Buu's Invincibility (x1)
Cell's Defense (x1)
Cell's Threatening Position (x1)

Non-Combat (13)
Cookie! (x3)
Frieza Is Ready (x1)
Fatherly Advice (x1)
Expectant Trunks (x1)
Android 20's Absorbing Drill (x1)
Champion Drill (x1)
Vegeta's Quickness Drill (x1)
Victorious Drill (x1)
Devastation Drill (x3)

Energy Combat (16)
Majin Buu's Magical Ray (x4)
Human Extinction Attack (x3)
Vegeta's Jolting Slash (x3)
Android 19's Energy Burst (x3)
Gohan's Nimbus Cloud (x1)
Frieza's Force Bubble (x1)
Nappa's Energy Aura (x1)

Physical Combat (32)
Majin Buu's Bicycle Kick (x4)
Majin Buu's Childish Taunt (x4)
Majin Buu's Fury (x4)
Majin Strength Maneuver (x3)
Majin Knee Strike (x3)
Gohan's Kick (x3)
Gohan's Power Hit (x3)
Majin Vegeta's Frantic Attack (x3)
Pikkon's Leg Catch (x3)
Vegeta's Physical Stance (x1)
Nappa's Physical Resistance (x1)

Interesting. There's a few cards never thought were really useful, like Majin Buu's Bicycle Kick and Majin Buu's Magical Ray, but we'll see as I work my way through this.

I assume you want to run the Super Buus; I would recommend attacking Fat Buu for the level 1 and 2 (GFHT), but you could probably go either way. The only major differences are the anger gain and the difference in level 2 powers.

I would run at least 2 A Hero's Heart is Strong and probably a Breakthrough Drill if room permits; if not, don't worry about it. With 4 Fury and 3 Kick you shouldn't have too many problems.

I think your Battlegrounds look fine. I can see both helping out and hurting your opponent.

In your Combats, the only additions I would recommend are The Power of the Dragon (major DB tech) and Battle Pausing (can help quite a bit if used at right timing). A thought might be some Aura Clashes or Transformation to jump a couple levels and use those mean higher powers.

In your non-combat area, Where There's Life There's Hope and Foreboding Evidence seem like the only additions needed. You've got it set up nice a solid with a good selection of Drills.

Majin Buu's Magical Ray is the only energy I don't see fit. It would screw over ally decks and get Cookie easily, but against non-ally decks it becomes just a normal energy. If you want to run one to Mastery for to get rid of a choice ally, it can work. But with 3 Human Extinction Attack (the pure evil card), I seriously think you've got what you need.

As for physicals... Bicycle Kick is nice to Mastery for to screw over anger, but you won't fight anger decks all the time. I think that 2 is more than enough to mess over anger; go Mastery for this a few times and have them hit, while sending them back in with Cookie, and you'll be well on your way to controlling anger. Majin Strength Maneuver is an iffy card for me; I guess it could work. NPR and VPS are ok; use if you wish. Goku's Quick Dodge is a nice card you might want to try out.

Looks nice. Well built as well; first turn Majin Buu's Childish Taunt smarts. I think with a couple changes this can be really annoying to fight against. I would try playtesting with both Fat Buu and Super Buu and see which works best. Good luck!

If there's anything else you need, let me know. I will do the best I can to help, as I no matter what I do I'll remember that random act of kindness you showed me back at Worlds.


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