This is a deck we’ve played as long as any custom deck. Though it had gone through several iterations, we’ve been settled on this version for a long while now. Lando typically gets creamed but he has his moments.
LANDO & LOBOT
by Roman Farraday & Geektopia. Includes a few ideas from PD Magnus and Justin.
Bespin Lando Calrissian
Yellow Deck, 9 Special Cards
Strong Ranged Minor Deck, 3 Special Cards
Lando – 9 Talent Cards
3x GAMBLER’S FALLACY
A1. Roll the die. Add the value rolled to the attack value. If a purple field is rolled, target chooses and discards a card.
2x ADMINISTRATOR OF THIS FACILITY
A4/D4. If Lobot is alive, attack and defense values are 8.
2x SCOUNDREL’S RETREAT
A5. Move Lando adjacent to any player.
2x I JUST MADE A DEAL
Lando may choose and discard cards from his hand. Choose an opponent to discard the same number of cards at random.
Lobot – 3 Talent Cards
2x BESPIN AMBUSH
Draw 3 cards. If you are on the Carbon Freezing Chamber, draw 4 cards.
1x SEND IN THE UGNAUTS
Do 3 points of damage to all of one opponent’s characters.
Why Lobot? Lando could alternatively be flanked by a pair of Bespin Guards. Scott Hagarty’s Lando and Bespin Wing Guards is a great deck that uses them. For Geektopia, Lobot is the right minor for Lando. He’s Lando’s prominent right-hand cyborg in the films, and even though he doesn’t wield a gun, in ESB he is clearly an action figure, several of my friends had a Lobot action figure.
Theme: Make deals, roll dice, everything a scoundrel needs to do
Path to Victory: I JUST MADE A DEAL + either ADMINISTRATOR OF THIS FACILITY, GAMBLER’S FALLACY, or SCOUNDREL’S RETREAT
Strengths: High attacks, forces opponents to discard
Weaknesses: Low HP, low defense
Strategy: Stay away, force them to discard, finish them with big attacks
Test Level: High
Inspiration: There were a lot of good Lando ideas out there that we borg’d from, but ultimately we put the deck together with original cards.
Playing Lando & Lobot: Lando and Lobot are a frail pair and in 2v2, you need a semi-sturdy teammate to hide behind early in the game. I JUST MADE A DEAL can control the game and Lando has some big attacks to go along with it. If you get your big attacks early, use them, though ADMINISTRATOR is typically more valuable as a defense card than as an attack. Move Lando in front of Lobot, then switch to having Lobot in front of Lando (or vice versa). Lando is by far at his best when both characters are alive.
Playing against Lando & Lobot: This is the opponent you always want to kill first. Lando is fragile but pretty dangerous if left alive. He can hit you with a couple of A8s and he can force you to discard at random if you spend too much time stockpiling. They can’t do much against your big attacks, but they can take them away, so use them early. Lobot makes a great early target if you can get to him, because he’s easy to kill and Lando loses a lot when he’s off the board.
Want more Lando?
The Mike Maloney one finished 2nd place.
There are many, many more.