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This deck answers the question "What does it look like if you make a deck in which every card has bricks on it?"
This is the follow-up to my Wini deck, A Game of Hat and Mauser. That deck answered the question "What would it look like if we made a deck in which every card was either a firearm or depicted a hat?"
- Roland Banks: When I decided to make a deck in which every card had a brick on it, I knew Roland was my guy (as soon as I went through every investigator and determined which ones had bricks on them). He's standing in front of a wall, 10/10 bricks.
- Shotgun: The bricks provide the perfect backdrop for the action.
- The Council's Coffer: These bricks are unusual for a key reason: they're indoors. Bricks are usually outdoors. Is this connected to the mystery of what's in the box? ONLY THE COUNCIL CAN TELL US.
- Lesson Learned: Roland has ways to get clues anyway, but how could I reasonably pass up a chance to include a card that uses bricks as a motif so effectively? The figure depicted is standing his ground just like those bricks.
- Guts: In what is inarguably the prequel to Shotgun, we see some bricks.
- Intrepid: This card is the best rendition of bricks in the whole deck. Look at those beauties.
- Vicious Blow: The bricks here are more than content to just fade into the background, and we should respect them for that. (I'm not going to lie: I had to check with some friends whether I was correct that this was a brick wall, it's so subtle.)
- Spiritual Resolve: These stones that perfectly frame our central figure are definitely being used as bricks. Good work, stones.
- Handcuffs: The stones are a metaphor, with the room being the handcuffed person and the stones being the handcuffs that prevent the room running away.
- Pathfinder: It's easier to find paths when there are great big stone walls next to them.
- "Fool me once...": These stones are a bit naughty because they're directing our heroes into a trap. Or are the heroes naughty because they're trying to penetrate a temple without an invitation? This artwork's moral ambiguity is palpable.
- Logical Reasoning: The candle lets us see these stones in sharp relief, and that really makes the card pop.
- Steadfast: What is more steadfast than stone? An archway made of stone. Fantastic.
- Riot Whistle: Cobbles are the bricks of the floor, and the riot whistle rests upon them, nestled in their security and implacability.
- Grete Wagner: This card gets in TWICE, once for cobbles and once for stone walls. Great work, Grete!
- Barricade: A card that merits inclusion twice but which I only took once. Look… sometimes the card can't meet the expectations set by its art.
Brick can mean "a generous, helpful, and reliable person" in British slang (yes I know this one's more tenuous than even my usual standard)
- Roland's .38 Special: Roland is clearly the best. Look at him. What a brick.
You'll need three random basic weaknesses for this deck, so these are your options for that.
- Atychiphobia: A note on some classic bricks, this is just begging to be selected as one of your weaknesses.
- Chronophobia: An oldie but a goodie!
- Mob Enforcer: Are those TWO DIFFERENT TYPES OF BRICK?
- The Tower • XVI: Those cobbles definitely qualify this card…but if you choose two of these at random maybe take a mulligan? I won't tell.
- Through the Gates: Those are some big stone archways around those gates!