Meet “Ace,” The Seattle Area’s New Local Terror!

We might have started off on the wrong foot (or toe), but Florida man East Coast transplant Andrés “Ace” P. has quickly risen to the top of our leagues and found a place in our hearts here in the Pacific Northwest.

Ace taking first place at *another* tournament in Everett, WA. (photo by Geeky Villain)

Recent Conquests

When not trying to start content creator wars between the Hyperloops and Cloud City Rollers, Ace has been stomping the local jabronis in casual café settings to establish his dominance as the new big dog in town.

As of week five of the casual play league at Geeky Villain, Ace has already proved himself to be a serious competitor—he currently has a lead of nine points over the next highest ranked player. In the Geeky Villain league, one point is granted per win, and a bonus point is given to whomever comes in first after the completion of Swiss rounds for each evening.

“I can’t have a moniker like ‘Ace’ and not win games!”

Ace also brought his post-Gen Con Reylo deck to Uncle’s Games in Bellevue for a 3-0 victory run. His efforts won him a sweet OG Luke promo and a stylish Cloud City Rollers T-Shirt!

Just this past weekend, Ace demolished yet another local tournament—this time at Geek Fortress in Snohomish, Washington. The finals came down to a droid-off between Ace’s Satine and thejumpingflea‘s Chopper. Ace’s Satine took the win, despite losing both Entourages to Matt’s Scruffy Looking Nerf-Herder plays.

About The Pilot

When it comes to deckbuilding, Ace describes himself as someone whose strength lies in adding the finishing touches to an established meta deck. He excels at tweaking the last few cards to make a deck really work for him—he doesn’t fancy himself as the type to come up with the “next big thing” from scratch. Regarding most of the “problem” decks in the meta (Ewoks, Droids, Mill, etc.), Ace has faith that the Destiny community at large will find appropriate answers.

As for play style, Ace seems to prefer the “durdle” tactic of staving off threats while developing a solid board state. With eSatine/eC-3PO/R2-D2/Fateful Companions, this tends to involve generating lots of health and shields from character dice, healing events, and cheap but effective spice cards like the oft-forgotten Republic Cruiser.

His “pet” cards are Steadfast and Déjà Vu.

Before Seattle

Back in his college days, Ace’s local game store gave out store credit for tournament prizes. Strong performances in these events meant that Ace could continue buying more of his favorite games, most of which were Fantasy Flight products. He has collected and played Android: Netrunner, X-Wing, Star Wars: Destiny, Lord of the Rings, and Arkham Horror. Of course, those games are just the tip of the iceberg!

Ace’s New Scene

Local players can find Ace pretty easily, as he regularly attends our meetups all over town—including our most heavily attended Thursday meetup at Zulu’s Board Game Café in Bothell. He is always eager to talk shop about the hottest new decks, and is very friendly when it comes to feedback on builds and gameplay.

If you’d like to hear more about (or from!) Ace, check out his guest spot in the recent Dice of Failure Episode 12 – Besieged Capital. Ace was also featured as a commentator during the Hyperloops’ Gencon 2019 Livestream!

Welcome to the community, Andrés!