Got to say: lucky in that case you were wrong.
Colosseum is more like ELO
, and not standard. So, if they give you 30 stars, you have to use them all! There were no prizes for having less stars or keeping pills, so you had to max out your deck. That's strategy, and that's ok, your fault using 26...
The problem was the removal of SoB in a clan with 3 SoB, the 30 stars that forced the hand on some cards quite more than others and the 12 pills (should have made 14, but they did not do so fearing Tsubame
, but with power manip Tsubame
sucks at higher pills, so...).
About maki: what are we talking about. Nekurembo, Hattori
, Futoshi Ld
... always there, what cards do you think were I talking about? Everyone had always: Raplh, Chan
. Then, with the remaining 12 stars (40% of the format) you had to put in something else, that usually was Eiryk/Hattori
Fang Pi have a little choice of good cards, and this choise becomes even smaller rising the possible stars and limiting to no SoA/SoB (riukichi was not usable, Linda
bah, SoB out, Kati
/mutendon with no SoA??).
So, I'll repeat myself: I like colosseum, it's a good idea and it's good with interesting prices (not like this time). Still, pay attention, do not have the hurry to make one colosseum after one other and think carefully about the rules, that's all!