Just Another Brick in the Wall

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Monotone · 219

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?"

Bricks

  • 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.)

Stones

  • 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.

 Cobbles

  • 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)

 Weaknesses

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!
6 comments

Apr 01, 2021 MrGoldbee · 1029

Mighty mighty!

Apr 01, 2021 LivefromBenefitSt · 603

Unlike Roland, I will take my hat off to you.

Apr 01, 2021 Juanelo · 4

Wow, who knew there were so many bricks in this game!

Apr 03, 2021 StartWithTheName · 34558

This is just a wonderful work of art. It even looks viable as a deck.

Apr 03, 2021 Monotone · 219

Thanks all, really appreciate the kind words!

Apr 03, 2021 Shakiko · 3

Dude, today I learned I can also just call you brick ! <3 Thanks for another awesome decklist that will be tearing up Carcosa (Due to Theater bricks, exploring Society brick houses and Parisienne cobblestone streets, not to mention massive french stone castles !) soon !