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03 Apr 2023 18:30 - 09 May 2023 20:31 #107784 by beslin igor
Hunger of Marduk 2023

02 april 2023, 14:30 - 23:00

Online Standard Constructed

14 players


Winner: Sebastian Meurer (#3040004) with 2 VPs in final

GW 4 in the rounds, 2 VP in the final

Deck Name: Appolonius ftw
Appolonius is kinda cool – I think he really captures the 90s World of Darkness urban gothic punk thing. I have thus been playing around with the advanced version since it came out. With the newish Brujah cards he can really rule.
Once the setup is complete, this is a truly terrifying rush-combat deck that can actually oust and also comes with a quite sturdy block defense (even some deflect). However, until the setup is complete, the deck is quite vulnerable. Apart from the dreams there is no accelleration, so it takes time to get Appolonius out. Then, he absolutely must be advanced and ideally also get Preternatural Strength or Depravity. Toss in a Powerbase L.A. and you’re ready to go.
This particular decklist is the result of a somewhat incomplete revision. I mostly played the deck with 85 card including 9 Ashurs, because once the Ashurs optimise your library, the deck really takes off. However, I was afraid of multiple-master Ashur decks in the tournament, which will always be faster than me. Also, I felt that I needed to improve my initial defence, so I reduced the Ashurs and included more block cards & Villeins. Ironically, I saw only one deck playing some Ashurs and no triple was ever completed on the tables I played.

Crypt (13 cards, min=4 max=40 avg=5.77)
4x Anarch Convert 1 Caitiff:ANY
4x Appolonius (ADV) 10 CEL FOR POT PRE dom Brujah:1
2x Jimmy Dunn 4 CEL POT for Pander:2
1x Appolonius 10 CEL PRE for pot primogen Brujah:1
1x Jack 6 cel for pot san Blood Brother:2
1x Richter, The Templar of Du Mont 7 CEL POT for pre Brujah antitribu:2

Library (89 cards)
Master (24; 6 trifle)
1x Anarch Free Press, The
1x Archon Investigation
6x Ashur Tablets
1x Carfax Abbey
1x Depravity
2x Dreams of the Sphinx
1x Fame
1x Flames of Insurrection
1x Monster
1x Parthenon, The
2x Powerbase: Los Angeles
5x Villein
1x Wider View

Action (12)
6x Legacy
3x Line Brawl
3x Preternatural Strength

Action Modifier (5)
1x Enkil Cog
4x Forced March

Reaction (15)
4x Bait and Switch
2x Delaying Tactics
6x Organized Resistance
3x Protection Racket

Combat (33)
2x Bollix
3x Disarm
9x Diversion
2x Dust Up
7x Immortal Grapple
3x Lam Into
4x Taste of Vitae
3x Thrown Sewer Lid

tabela in hook:

tables in hook:
Last edit: 09 May 2023 20:31 by Ankha.
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05 Apr 2023 09:09 #107793 by Menteith
Some remarks on my tables:

Round 1
Jenny: Lisandro’s Cemetery - Sebastian (me): Appolonius combat – Aitor: Capuchin Museum EQ – Thomas: !Salubri block

Interesting game, Thomas and I were on the defensive quite long trying to contain Capuchin, who had placed and early Pentex on Thomas‘ Nuriel. When Capuchin went into Torpor the game changed. Thomas had not been able to sufficiently build up and Jenny didn’t take too well to my vampires‘ fists.
Fun fact: Anarch converts can be quite useful, just add some EQ and block with Organized Resistance. After diablerizing Capuchin and Nuriel mine carried: 2 Flak Jackets, a Sniper Rifle, an Ivory Bow, IR Goggles, a Sport Bike, a Blade of Bellona, a Heart of Cheating and a useless Erebus Mask…
Results: GW/4 for me

Round 2
Lionel: Banu Haqim breed/boon/retribute – Fernando: Ministry bleed/vote – Sebastian (me) Appolonius combat – Dayvisson: 5/6 Malkavian bleed – Jenny: Lisandro’s Cemetery.

This game was hopeless, but still interesting. Fernando massively pressured me from the very beginning with votes and stealth bleed. Once out I barely manag
ed to survive him by torporizing some of his minions to slow him down. Of course, I then fell to Lionel. While this outcome was quite predictable, there was nothing I could do to change it. The game ended in a spectacular headsup between Dayvisson and Lionel.
Results: Dayvisson GW/3, Lionel 2

I entered the final as second seed and Daguisson (as first seed) kindly refrained from interfering with my seating, so I got to sit in my sweet spot. Capuchin was fine as a predator, Baali vote fine as a prey – the reversed would have been bad.

Aitor: Capuchin Museum – Sebastian (me): Appolonius combat – Kela: Baali/Brujah vote – Lionel: Banu Haqium breed/boon/retribute – Dayvisson: 5/6 Malkavian bleed

Dayvisson quickly pressured Aitor, who did not draw a Museum and could not build up quick enough, so I my initial setup went well. When Dayvisson became my predator it got more interesting, I think he could also outmaneuver a rush of mine. However, from my point of view Lionel was the real problem – I did not think I’d stand a chance in a heads-up against him. So I decided to mostly defend and not interfere with Kela going forward (even though I had a delaying in hand at a key moment): I was second seed, Kela third seed, so I actually aimed at a draw. In the end, I had enough grapples and Organised Resistances to carry the day. I finished with an Appolonius bleed for 7 (just card special text & Enkil Cog), which was as satisfying as it was irrelevant as Kela had Proteceted Resources out and only 1 pool at that point anyways, but still ;)

Thanks to Igor, all helpers and all the really nice players I met. What a wonderful way to spend a rainy Sunday!

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