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Kris Sonsteby (LORE)
Tournament Report - 2E
2014-01-26 - 12:00 PM
KlingonTNGNever Leave a Fellow Crasher Behind...
Introduction
As The Asian Sensation's homecoming coincided with this Chicago area league gig, the opportunity to throw down a few sealed games with my southeasterly neighbors was too good to pass up. Despite a lack of format experience, I made something out of nothing and found a way to win with team Khitomer Accords.

Round 1FerengiBrian LeonardFW (+65)
Straight Edge was schooling me on Ferengi, and sailed through Advanced Battle Simulation when So Many Enemies whiffed against a highly treacherous crew. Down a mission early, I rallied by solving two myself while he was parked at home waiting on reinforcements to take a lead which I then never relinquished. FW 100-35.

Round 2CardassianCorbin JohnsonFW (+70)
The Calypso Kid was administering Cardassian, but lost a pair of vital personnel mid-game thanks to Survey New World and seemed to have range issues throughout. With command authority and Anthropology in short supply, I somehow managed to double team my way through Evacuate Colony in overtime. FW 100-70.

Round 3MaquisMichael MoskopFW (+70)View opponent's Report
Mr. Monday Night was experimenting with Maquis, and had me reeling when he attempted before I had even drawn a ship. However, Slightly Overbooked held him up long enough for M'Vil to nuke a copy of For the Cause, and from there Picard & Co. were able to micro team their way to victory. FW 100-30.

Closing Thoughts
Going in I had expected the Phoenix to be my trump card, but in practice it proved to be a nonfactor as none of my opponents made it to 100 points. Instead, top honors on the day went to D'Arsay Archive, which I played in every game, and to Chula: The Precipice, which worked twice in critical situations.