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mattastrophic · 2880
Lolfinity or: How I Told Minh to Hold My Lavender Cosmo
Credit: Tony Foti and Magali Villeneuve
Don't worry, I have permission from @Valentin1331 to do this while he's on vacation. I think.
So I hear y'all are into the combos these days, and Valentin had one last week involving Minh reading books and drawing her whole deck over and over. So I took a look at it, and yikes, inspiration struck involving Will to Survive, and I've done a few Lola Hayes decks in the past, and Valentin is on vacation this week, so bing-bang-boom, you're welcome.
Cool Lola Tricks
|Difficulty:||★★★★★★ - requires a bachelor's degree in the timing chart|
|Survivability:||★★★★★ - survive the scenario by winning the scenario|
So you see, my friends, Minh Thi Phan is kind of overpowered as an investigator. She's a Seeker and all that. On the other hand, Lola Hayes is not overpowered according to all of you fine folks. So a deck like this, it'll help you absolutely demolish the Mythos without playing an overpowered investigator. And you'll probably win $20 in a bet along the way.
Pretty awesome, am I right?
What you want to do here is draw a bunch of cards, play some cards, then go infinite with Knowledge is Power activating Archaic Glyphs to discover clues and play assets for free while drawing your whole deck over and over with all the actionless card draw you can muster. This includes Improvisation by the way. Then you sprinkle in some Eon Chart recursion with Sleight of Hand for more actions, along with Hit and Run to drop Leo De Luca into play for more actions. Will to Survive is your chaos bag protection, meaning the autofail cannot stop you.
Pretty cool, huh?
How do I do it???
Just draw. A lot. Scroll of Prophecies is good for getting started or for drawing hard with Knowledge is Power. Laboratory Assistant draws. Dream-Enhancing Serum draws. Surprising Find draws. Protecting the Anirniq draws. Free cards and free actions, that's how you win!
Practice Makes Perfect gets really interesting, especially if you hit a Surprising Find along the way. The ideal target is Perception, but grabbing a Three Aces or Promise of Power for later use is cool too.
Three Aces are in there to help kickstart the engine. Use them as soon as you get all three and are conveniently in the Rogue role. They even remove themselves from the game, so as to not clog up your deck afterwards.
Oh yeah, Cryptic Writings pays for everything.
You know what's cool?
Fast stuff can be played during any fast window.
- This means you can:
- Play Knowledge is Power to begin a skill test
- Play Practice Makes Perfect in the first fast window
- Commit some more cards
- Play Improvisation in the second fast window
- Play Will to Survive
- Start singing Gloria Gaynor
- Don't draw tokens for the rest of turn (game?)
Protecting the Anirniq, aka 2xp Cryptic Research:
- So when Crisis of Identity discards an ally, that's your trigger for Protecting the Anirniq. The fun trick happens because you have to "nest" the Protecting the Anirniq while resolving Crisis of Identity. You end up going:
- Draw Crisis (which can occur mid-resolution of another thing)
- Choose to discard an ally
- Play Protecting the Anirniq
- Draw three cards (see warning below)
- Resolve the rest of Crisis, discarding the top card of your deck and changing role. Hopefully that's still Seeker, just to keep things tidy.
Warning: Nested Crises of Identity will break your brain. You've been warned.
Shrivelling - I guess you might have to defeat some enemies?
Promise of Power - this is a general-purpose skill for passing whatever you need at the time. It's also Practiced, meaning that you can pull it into your hand with Practice Makes Perfect.
You're saying you want to go beyond 22xp?
Use Permanents like Studious, Another Day, Another Dollar, and maybe even Stick to the Plan for a faster start. With enough Permanents, Cheat the System starts looking like a pretty good way to bolster her resources.
Friends in Low Places has some slick combo potential. Roles kind of restrict Lola's ability to make use of Swift, but between Prompt and Versatile, that's a lot of draw, though costly.
There are all sorts of fun assets that Lola can put into play (not play!) with Archaic Glyphs. There might be a pretty hilarious high-XP Sign Magick build in here.
Upgrading the Cryptic Writings can only be helpful.