Monday, October 31, 2011

Name Forgotten... Mark 2

Another deck utilising The Name Forgotten to smash certain types of decks turning up around the place.

Deck Name : Tremere Hunting Anathemas
Author : Juggernaut1981
Description :

Crypt [12 vampires] Capacity min: 3 max: 10 average: 7.83333

3x Lucas Halton 10 AUS CEL DOM THA qui prince Tremere:3
2x Dr. John Dee 9 ANI AUS DOM THA chi prince Tremere:4
2x Anastasz di Zagreb 8 AUS THA ani cel dom justicar Tremere:3
2x Troius 8 AUS DOM THA cel prince Tremere:4
2x Martin Franckel 3 AUS tha Tremere:3
1x Ardan Lane 8 AUS THA dom obf pre primogen Tremere:3

Library [90 cards]

Action [16]
4x Govern the Unaligned
4x Magic of the Smith
4x Name Forgotten, The
4x Nose of the Hound

Combat [25]
3x Blood Rage
8x Flash
4x Sideslip
10x Theft of Vitae

Equipment [4]
1x Bowl of Convergence
1x Drum of Xipe Totec
1x Heart of Nizchetus
1x Sword of Nuln

Master [8]
1x Arcane Library
2x Minion Tap
1x Wasserschloss Anif, Austria
4x Zillah's Valley

Political Action [13]
6x Anathema
1x Ancient Influence
4x Archon
1x Political Stranglehold
1x Reins of Power

Reaction [24]
6x Enhanced Senses
6x Eyes of Argus
6x Second Tradition: Domain
6x Spirit's Touch

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A way around many problems...

I've been thinking about many people's complaints about certain vampires. The "Girls will..." series of decks have been very commonly touted as something that needs nerfing. So I've been thinking of tournament quality decks I could use or propose for the (mostly) EU & US metagames that would have a chance to deal with a "Girls will..." or things like "Una-equips-the-library". It seems that plenty of these decks are 'Star' decks or at least 'necessary goons' decks. So these ideas of mine all end up revolving around:

So my thoughts now gravitate to a few concepts:

Small-to-mid-cap Rush (Nose of the Hound+Burst of Sunlight/Flames of the Netherworld)
Tremere Princes (w/ Anathemas, Thefts, plenty of intercept, lots of votes)
Tremere-Anti Nephandi/Cryptic Mission (Drain them of blood, drop them to torpor, Nephandus nom-nom-nom)
Assamite Magi (Use the standard assamite stuff with a big splash of Name Forgotten, Magic of the Smith, etc, etc, etc)
G4 Snakes (There are quite a few and you could easily splash in a Tha module to complement the other shennanigans you're working on...)

Variation on the theme...

Deck Name : Martin's Wall
Author : Juggernaut1981
Description :
Martin Frankel pulls a lot of weight in this deck... it's not a 'superstar' deck, but Martin certainly does a lot of hard work when you get him.

Crypt [12 vampires] Capacity min: 3 max: 9 average: 5.91667

3x Eugenio Estevez 6 AUS THA dom for Tremere:3
3x Martin Franckel 3 AUS tha Tremere:3
2x Oliver Thrace 9 AUS DOM THA nec obf pot Tremere:3
2x Carna, The Princes 7 AUS DOM THA primogen Tremere:3
2x Valois Sang, The W 6 AUS DOM nec tha Tremere:3

Library [88 cards]

Action [18]
4x Govern the Unaligned
4x Name Forgotten, The
4x Nose of the Hound
2x Pulse of the Canaille
4x Rutor's Hand

Action Modifier [8]
1x Conditioning
2x Foreshadowing Destruction
5x Threats

Combat [14]
6x Apportation
8x Flames of the Netherworld

Master [14]
2x Academic Hunting Ground
1x Arcane Library
4x Ashur Tablets
4x Blood Doll
2x Chantry
1x Wasserschloss Anif, Austria

Reaction [34]
4x Eagle's Sight
8x Eyes of Argus
4x Precognition
6x Spirit's Touch
6x Telepathic Counter
6x Telepathic Misdirection

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Quotable Quotes 17/10/2011

"Sword vs child... I like those odds!" - CK

"All I need is a womb!" - Paul Azzopardi

"You could, or you could you know... oust somebody?"

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Angry Witches Mk2

Deck Name : Angry Witches
Author : Juggernaut1981
Description : This is basically a Nephandus Deck with a LOT of flick defence for when some sleazy mofo manages to crack out a 5-bleed at > 1 stealth. As a point, I'm tossing in two copies of The Name Forgotten, it might even do with 2 more, because it seems very much worth it to ping down a Star Vampire and then strip them out of the game entirely.

Crypt [12 vampires] Capacity min: 3 max: 7 average: 5.41667

4x Selena 6 AUS DOM THA !Tremere:3
3x Yasmin the Black 6 AUS THA dom pre !Tremere:3
1x Terrell Harding 7 AUS THA cel dom obf !Tremere:3
1x Antonio d'Erlette 5 THA dom for pot !Tremere:4
1x Janine 4 aus dom tha !Tremere:4
1x Mosfair 4 cel dom tha !Tremere:4
1x Lectora 3 aus tha !Tremere:4

Library [79 cards]

Action [18]
4x Biothaumaturgic Experiment
8x Cryptic Mission
2x Name Forgotten, The
4x Rutor's Hand

Ally [8]
1x Gregory Winter
1x Impundulu
4x Nephandus (Mage)
2x Succubus

Combat [12]
6x Apportation
6x Theft of Vitae

Equipment [2]
2x Ruins of Ceoris

Event [4]
2x Restricted Vitae
2x Unmasking, The

Master [17]
6x Ashur Tablets
3x Charisma
2x Dominate
2x Spirit Summoning Chamber
4x Tribute to the Master

Reaction [18]
8x Deflection
10x On the Qui Vive