check TWD Sunday Seduction 26th June New Zealand

26 Jun 2022 09:03 - 30 Aug 2022 14:01 #105569 by Ke.
Thanks for Jason for organising and putting on a great event.

NZ Nationals should be happening end of August.

Report below as best as I can remember.

Round 1 & 2

No Inko in ether opening crypts. Caused fairly slow starts, might go 4 copies next time.

Managed a GW 2.5 in round with a few minutes to spare after eventually dealing with multiple Unleashed Hell's Fury. Took a too early VP in round 2 causing the table to time out — however this knocked Andrew out of the finals so was probably worth it (sorry, not sorry Andrew).

1st Michael '94 Malks
2nd Riley 5th Edition Malks.
3rd Rowan Brujah Dmitra Alastor Bruise.
4th Christopher Banu Haqim Anathema + Hunger of Marduk .
5th Ke MMPA Guruhi Bruise Bleed.

Finally had Inko in the opening crypt. First turn Pantheon + Information Highway. Inko out second turned. No founders, so used dreams for transfers and paid for Nana. This also kept me out of parity range.

The Banu Haqim combat required maintaining a solid combat hand. It was managed fairly well with Carrion Crows, Sewer lids and / or grapples. First combat went well and torporising the Banu Haqim made Chris a little combat weary.

Rowan had two bleeders up stream, so was focused on rushing backwards. Powerbase Luanda was changing hands constantly, swapping a bleed action for rush prevention by stealing Luanda. He tooled up with Preternatural strength and Heroric might — very scary POT + FOR + CEL combat.

Michael's Malk '94 vampires were quite squishy. Most turns were rush and torporise the unlocked vampire and then bleed for 3 - 5. After 2x founders and Abombwe on Inko I had 4 vampires in play: Nana, Inko, Fish, Maskini. Nangila was burnt via Hunger of Marduk and Anathema.

Fame was reversed, however I had enough to bleed my prey out once the last bouncer was removed. Rowan had torporised enough of Riley's minions to feel comfortable going forward. At this point there was about 20 - 30 minutes left in the game with my prey Riley on 12 pool.

I mainly had bleed cards in hand and could bleed for 15+ (3x Show of force, 2x Deep Songs and 2x Iron Glare). I spent two rounds bleeding for 1 with 4 minions to not look too scary, leaving my prey on 3 - 4 pool. This also gave Rowan room to beat up Chris's minions a bit before I ousted Riley with Iron Glare.

I think that after seeing me bleed for 1 so many times Rowan might have got complacent on 11 pool. With 10 minutes left, my first probing Show of Force bleed of 3 landed, as did the next 2 and a deep song bleed. This secured 3 VPs and the game.

Sunday Seduction
Auckland, New Zealand
26 June 2022
10 players
Ke Carlton

Deck Name: Founders of the Kingdom
Author: Ke Carlton
Description: Winner of the 2018 online world champs.

Inko is the star, use her for cheap vamps with founders. Permanent hand 
size of 10 once setup. Often 12 - 14 hand size late game.

Rush the bouncers then bleed for lots… blood is often an issue so 
only villein for 3 - 4

Crypt (12 cards; Capacity min=5 max=9 avg=7.6)
1x Fish                          5 pre ANI POT              Guruhi:4
3x Iniko, The Black Lion         9 cel ANI OBT POT PRE      Guruhi:4
1x Maskini                       7 abo ANI POT PRE SER      Guruhi:4
4x Nana Buruku                   8 ANI POT PRE              Guruhi:4
3x Nangila Were                  9 obf ser ANI POT PRE      Guruhi:4

Library: 85 cards

Master (36 cards)
1x Fame
1x Information Highway
2x Abombwe
2x Archon Investigation
1x Mbare Market, Harare
1x Monastery of Shadows
2x Parthenon, The
10x Ashur Tablets
2x Pentex(TM) Subversion
1x Powerbase: Luanda
1x Powerbase: Montreal
1x Powerbase: Tshwane
5x Villein
2x Wider View
1x Direct Intervention
3x Dreams of the Sphinx

Action (17 cards)
6x Founders of the Ebony Kingdom
3x Preternatural Strength
3x Show of Force
5x Deep Song

Action Modifier (2 cards)
2x Iron Glare

Combat (21 cards)
5x Immortal Grapple
2x Slam
3x Taste of Vitae
2x Thrown Sewer Lid
3x Torn Signpost
1x Canine Horde
5x Carrion Crows

Reaction (9 cards)
5x Sense the Savage Way
3x Cats' Guidance
1x Delaying Tactics
Last edit: 30 Aug 2022 14:01 by Ankha.
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26 Jun 2022 17:54 #105571 by Ankha
I've added the players, the Archon can be submitted.

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26 Jun 2022 20:58 #105573 by Ke.

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