How to play 30-40bb stack when card dead
In low buy in tournaments ($200-300) in my local casino, I have been having trouble playing a 30-40bb stack when completely card dead. I would say I am viewed as a solid TAG, although I always look for spots to exploit. The problem arises when I become completely card dead and am forced to fold to the point that my table image becomes rock-like. It seems that every time I think about making a move, the action goes raise/call before I can act without regard to card strength and I end up folding. How do you find spots in these difficult situations? When I finally get a hand and play aggressively I get little action due to my image. I have no problem mixing it up when I can but at times I feel I fall into this abyss. Thoughts? Thanks.