The Fear (aka that ASA Boom deck)

thebigunit3000 1987

The Fear

"I understand that fear is my friend, but not always. Never turn your back on Fear. It should always be in front of you, like a thing that might have to be killed."

Big thank yous to:

  • Comrades, esp SimonMoon and CritHitD20, for numerous improvements.

  • Snare Bears, for encouragements and testing. Special shoutout to Whiteblade111 for actually playing my deck instead of Titan at Intercontinentals!

  • Jonny, for piloting it well in the Euro/Africa Continentals and giving me hope that the archetype had legs.

  • Everyone else on jnet who had to slog through this deck. It can be demoralizing at times, and it takes a lot of composure not to pull a chairspin after Econ Warfare+HHN comes at you from seemingly nowhere.


This deck placed very highly in numerous tournaments. Suffice to say, it still stands on its own even when the entire decklist is known. Writing an essay on how to play this deck would take forever, so I'll leave one piece of advice to experienced players and newcomers alike:

DON'T TUNNEL VISION ON THE KILL PLAN

3 comments
31 Aug 2020 Saan

Love it. I played the Punitive version and won the Berlin SC with it, but only because I didn't have time to reverse-engineer this thing. I just love murdering people in "non murder" factions, and Asa can basically do anything with it's influence and win.

31 Aug 2020 kevintame

Even when you know the game plan this deck is hard to beat.

2 Sep 2020 scd

Jonas, I don't play anymore, but you constantly make me regret that choice.