INWO Deck: Beggar Your Neighbor
Have Brazil, Hawaii, and China linked to the Liquor Companies. This
setup, along with the SCA in play, means that you can stop up to 5 card
Use this to slow down your rivals while building up your own strong Corporate
structure. With the OMCLs and the CFL-AIO, you can fall back on the Up
The Wall goal, or just beat the hell out of the other Gnomes players.
Gnomes of Zurich
- Liquor Companies x 2
- Society for Creative Anarchism
- Madison Avenue
- Nuclear Power Companies
- Bank of England
- Wall Street
- Center For Weird Studies
- Perpetual Motion Machine
- Orbital Mind Control Lasers
- (NWO) Bigger Business x 2
- (NWO) Chicken In Every Pot
- (Goal) Up Against The Wall
- 18 1/2 Minute Gap
- Atomic Monster
- Early Warning
- Good Polls x 2
- Hat Trick
- Let's Get Organized
- Media Blitz
- Mother's March
- Murphy's Law
- Power Grab
- Secrets Man Was Not Meant To Know
- Seize The Time
- Stock Split x 2
- Tax Breaks
- Voodoo Economics
Liquor Companies is a rare card, so it's understandable if you don't have
two.If you only have one Liquor Companies, then I would suggest replacing the
other one with another good Corporate group (Multinational Oil Companies
comes to mind), and then protect the Liquor Companies with everything you
can muster. If they are destroyed, throw all pretense of subtlety out
the window and smash your way to a Zurich special win.
Madison Avenue is in there to power the Media Blitz (to revive the Liquor
Companies if someone manages to destroy them), and to take over any
juicy Media groups that might happen to wander by. It's also Corporate and
can be boosted by Monopoly or by the Bigger Business NWO.
Texas was put in there for three reasons:
Let's Get Organized is for the Liquor Companies. Privatization is for
the IRS (if Discordia is in the game) or for Texas or China for an extra
- It's a Violent group counting towards Up Against the Wall.
- It's a Powerful Government group that can power a Sniper or help
CFL-AIO smash a Corporate group (or a Government group under the
influence of the OMCLs, nudge nudge wink wink... :)
- You get to hide that extra plot card under Texas.
Rather than leading with the Liquor Companies right off, start with Wall
Street as your lead puppet. This will foster the illusion that you're just
playing a generic Gnomes deck. Also, with Wall Street in play, having the
Liquor Companies as a puppet of Wall Street gives a +19 resistance
control (with proximity, alignment matching, and Wall Street's +10). Power
Grab and Seize the Time when you can, in order to get at least two of Brazil,
Hawaii, and/or China as puppets of the Liquor Companies. Once the Liquor
Companies are getting 3+ action tokens/turn, let the fun begin...Note
structure will take a little time to build, so play semi-defensively
get it put together.
Once you get the Liquor Companies put together with its puppets, you will
likely become Public Enemy #1. Try to put Monopoly and/or Commitment on
the Liquor Companies to strengthen their defense, and watch out for disasters
aimed at Brazil, Hawaii, and China. Early Warning, Hoax, 18 1/2 Minute Gap,
and Murphy's Law can help protect you here. The Nuke Power Companies can
help protect you against action-powered Plots aimed at the Liquor Companies
and its puppets.
The secondary tricks of this deck involve the OMCLs, the CFL-AIO, and the
Up Against The Wall goal card. Use the OMCLs to make Government groups
Corporate and destroy them with the CFL-AIO. Or, target other Gnomes
players with the CFL-AIO and use your strong Government groups to help.
Back to the Deck of the Week.