Well, this is new territory for me. Selecting a crew for a tournament.
This is a fixed master tournament so one size must fit all. I can select 25 ss from a pool created from a starter box and one extra minion type, i.e. contents of one extra blister or box, so can't take an infinite number of anything just what comes in a blister, plus a Totem. It's very much a case of finding something that's going to be OK against as many different opponents as possible, or take a crew more effective against specific crews and hope for the luck of the draw?
I need something simple, I'm not a fast player so I want a few pieces, preferably fairly straight forward ones so I don't bog myself and my opponent down with options. Doppelganger for instance.. probably not a good idea - excuse me, what does he do? And what about that one?.. could take a while.
I have got only 5 masters - Rasputina, Lady Justice, Perdita, Pandora and Zoraida.
Zoraida is out as I don't have any of the rest of her box.
I like wise thought that Perdita was out for the same reason but it turns out that Santiago, Fracisco & Nino are just about right for a 25ss game so she's back in.
Rasputina - Would need building so from a practical standpoint she's probably out. However I can't help but feel that Rasputina, Snow Storm and Ice Golem would make a crew that would be quick to use if not especially effective. Would it be OK or too easy to play against I wonder?
Lady Justice - plenty of choice for her, even if it did mean playing an awfully painted Death Marshall.
Pandora - Lot's of choice, some of it painted, but probably too complex to play unless I can find time for some trial games meanwhile Feel she's a hot and cold master, potentially deadly but a dead duck against the wrong opponent.
Currently heading toward Perdita, though my only game with her so far wasn't a great success. And against the wrong opponent she may be next to useless..