Tuesday, 13 November 2012

VTES EC non-report, great time.

Well, I've almost recovered from the EC — four days of VTES and 10 hours of sleep.

Tournament wise it was a poor showing on my part, a paltry 1 VP in the nations cup, 0.5 on day 1 and a big fat 0 in the FCQ. Am disappointed with my performances in the nations cup and on day 1 as the result was down to poor play — the FCQ less so as I decided to play a fun deck that I've been toying with.

It's combination of two turbo Nergal decks floating around. The first is the Setite External Mask deck that burns Nergal once each turn and the second the Call the Great Beast + Eternal Mask deck that alternates between the Beast and Nergal. My version fuses the two together, drops most of the Setites for minions with +bleed and uses the Soul Gem to bring out a new minion when Nergal and the Beast burn — effectively it's a one turn oust deck. When it flows right I should deck my crypt on first acting turn.

Crypt [12 vampires, average capacity: 7.75]
1x Nergal AUS DAI FOR OBF PRE THA 10 Baali:5
1x Undele CEL FOR obf pre ser 9 Ishtarri:5 magaji
1x Bloody Mary AUS DEM OBF pre 8 Malkavian:5 primogen
1x Count Germaine (Adv) CEL FOR POT PRE obf 8 Brujah:4
1x Lazarus James AUS DEM PRE obf tha 8 Malkavian:4
1x Persephone Tar-Anis AUS DEM OBF cel pot 8 Malkavian antitribu:4
1x Sundervere, The Devil B AUS PRE SER THA obf 8 Follower of Set:4
1x Titus Camille AUS DOM OBF for 8 Ventrue antitribu:4
1x Vidal Jarbeaux PRE aus cel obf pot 8 Toreador:5
1x Amenophobis OBF SER dom pre 7 Follower of Set:4 primogen
1x Ankh-sen-Sutekh PRE SER obf 6 Follower of Set:4
1x Luc OBF dem vic 5 Malkavian antitribu:4
Library [68 cards]
Master [12]
1x Dark Influences
1x Heidelberg Castle, Germany
1x Minion Tap
8x Recruitment
1x Waste Management Operation
Action [24]
6x Call the Great Beast
1x Clan Impersonation
5x Eternal Mask, The
6x Magic of the Smith
1x Psychic Veil
4x Scrounging
1x Unleash Hell's Fury
Action Modifier [28]
4x Daring the Dawn
2x Elder Impersonation
2x Faceless Night
18x Freak Drive
1x Lost in Crowds
1x Pocket Out of Time
Equipment [4]
1x Codex of the Edenic Groundskeepers
1x Sargon Fragment, The
2x Soul Gem of Etrius

It triggered in the first game, although I overreached and transfered out a minion when I shouldn't had (nor needed to). That put me in range of my imbued predator — my prey's comment "This is the first time I'm happy to have an imbued predator". The second game I had a war ghoul predator and my deck triggered quite late, leaving me to merely try and survive (I did so with 15 minutes or so on the cloak). The third game I had a weenie dem bleed deck behind me and cycled about a third of my deck without drawing in to the beast — died in 20 minutes or so. Thankfully it was the only VP my predator got.

I faired much better in the social games and my blood brothers deck got two game wins, sweet — they invaded Budapest and no doubt got drunk in the process...

The best edge ever — EC cup filled with red wine...

All in all the EC was great — I'd highly recommend it to any VTES players that can spare a couple of days and a few quid / euro. I meet plenty of great people and many familiar faces — it's a shame it happens only once a year. Bring on Stockholm!

No comments:

Post a Comment