check TWD - Vidor: Aggressive Tactics

26 Mar 2023 21:56 - 05 Apr 2023 13:48 #107741 by kschaefer
Vidor: Aggressive Tactics
Vidor, USA
25 March 2023
3R+F
15
Karl Schaefer
www.vekn.net/player-registry/event/10549

-- 2GW8 + 4 VP in final

Deck Name: Fix the Problem at the Source
Description: Arishat + Barons

Thanks to Darby Keeney for feedback and to Ke Carlton, whose Baalicious Barons won the week after an
earlier version of this deck didn't. His vote package helped me rebalance mine.

Round 1: Got hammered early by a Platinum Protocol deck. I only managed Arishat and Elisha. After a
back-oust deal to give me turns to go forward. I grabbed my prey, removed my predator again to head
into the two-player with 1 VP each, but recurred the same Eat the Rich 3 times to win with 3VPs.

Round 2: The table had to oust the weenie Dominate. My predator was at 4 pool, so I gave him space
even though it was Lodin and company. Ghede as my prey was very tenuous. I took almost no forward
actions, then his pool hit 15. I allowed my predator to hit me for 5 pool damage to do 3 to my prey.
Finished Ghede off with votes on my turn. Headed to the three-player with 3 votes decks.
Condemnation: Mute gave me the leverage to win with 4VPs.

Round 3: I managed only 1 VP, but it was the one I needed to make to first place, which was critical
for the seeding in the final. I got to the duel against a pro-Barons vote toolbox, but didn't have
enough firepower to oust it.

Finals: First seed going in.
Me: 4 VP ->
Kelly: weenie Dominate 0 VP ->
Norm: pro-Barons vote-toolbox 1 VP ->
Stefan: g4 Kiasyd bleed 0VP ->
Matt: Gangrel toolbox

The final was done quickly, clocking only 38 minutes. I had Arishat plus Jacques and Atiena in my
crypt. Definitely the B-team. My hand had one vote, a KRC, but was holding Villein and Giant's
Blood. My prey dropped Information Highway. Norm and I work damage in tandem, allowing or votes to
pass. He's crushing his prey and I am doing a bit against mine, but his pool expenditures help.
Norm survives 6 Dominate bleeds, but starts his turn at 3 pool. A Reckless Agitation finishes his
prey and puts significant damage on mine. I've been mostly ignoring my predator because he's taking
tool-up actions and bleeding for 1. My turns comes, I play Reckless Agitation with Arishat, ousting
my prey and damaging my predator. Top-deck another Reckless and pass it 5 on my new prey. Norm
starts at 4 pool. Predator brings out another vampire. With the newly influenced Atiena, I oust
them both on the next turn, taking 4VPs.

Crypt (13 cards, min=24 max=26 avg=6.15)
5x Arishat 6 DAI OBF PRE 1 vote Baali:6
2x Atiena 6 CEL obf pot pre baron Brujah:6
2x Elisha Tucker 6 PRE cel obf pro baron Ministry:6
2x Jacques Rouge 6 OBF ani pot pre baron Nosferatu:6
2x Vivian VI 7 PRE PRO obf tha baron Ministry:6

Library (73 cards)
Master (14; 8 trifle)
1x Anarch Railroad
1x Coven, The
1x Creepshow Casino
1x Direct Intervention
1x Ferraille
1x Garibaldi-Meucci Museum
1x Giant's Blood
5x Villein
2x Wider View

Action (10)
5x Condemnation: Mute
2x Entrancement
3x Unleash Hell's Fury

Ally (1)
1x Veneficti

Political Action (17)
1x Anarchist Uprising
1x Ancilla Empowerment
2x Conservative Agitation
1x Domain Challenge
2x Eat the Rich
6x Kine Resources Contested
4x Reckless Agitation

Action Modifier (19)
2x Cloak the Gathering
2x Faceless Night
4x Forgotten Labyrinth
3x Lost in Crowds
3x Perfect Paragon
5x Voter Captivation

Action Modifier/Combat (2)
2x Swallowed by the Night

Reaction (5)
3x Bait and Switch
2x On the Qui Vive

Combat (5)
5x Majesty
Last edit: 05 Apr 2023 13:48 by kschaefer. Reason: Two Vidor events in calendar, updated to correct one.
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29 Mar 2023 15:28 #107758 by cremator
congrats on the win, but what's with the Ferraille?

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29 Mar 2023 16:20 #107760 by kschaefer
Sometimes you need the extra push. I saw enough titles on the tables that having permanent vote push was worthwhile. I used it twice, but both times it proved critical.

Sometimes you'd rather pay a pool than a blood off Arishat because you want to be able to pay for Reckless Ag or Forgotten Labyrinth.

Had a Ministry vampire in 3/4 games and it's an easy discard if you don't draw them.
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05 Apr 2023 13:51 #107794 by kschaefer
FYI, it looks like the same event was in the event calendar twice. I have updated the post to point to the event for which the results were filed (www.vekn.net/player-registry/event/10549). The other event can probably be deleted (www.vekn.net/event-calendar/event/10541).

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05 Apr 2023 16:22 #107797 by Ankha

FYI, it looks like the same event was in the event calendar twice. I have updated the post to point to the event for which the results were filed (www.vekn.net/player-registry/event/10549). The other event can probably be deleted (www.vekn.net/event-calendar/event/10541).

I have deleted 10541

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11 Apr 2023 19:54 #107830 by Pritoos
Gratz on your winning! and thank for posting! Info brings goodies to the community.

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