check TWD - Unburdening the Bestial Soul: Pittsburgh

05 Nov 2023 23:00 - 27 Dec 2023 13:50 #109764 by kschaefer
Unburdening the Bestial Soul: Pittsburgh
Homestead, Pittsburgh (PA), USA
November 4th 2023
2R+F
14 players
Karl Schaefer
www.vekn.net/event-calendar/event/11004

-- 1GW5 + 2 VPs in final, won on seeding

Deck Name: If Bram Played !Toreador
Description:
I took Bram's last to TWDs ("nobody bounces like Schumi does" and "GP BRUSSELS -
Blame it on Didi") switched to !Toreador and added some of my own seasoning, mixed it
up, and this was the result. Big thanks to Bram for solid starting decklists.

The deck performed differently in each round and some cards were strong in one round,
but did nothing in another. Overall the bounce component was gold in every game. I
totally picked the meta having enough bleed to make this deck shine.

Crypt (12 cards, min=13 max=26 avg=5.08)
1x Greta Kircher 7 AUS CEL PRE obf Toreador antitribu:2
1x Yitzak 7 AUS CEL THA pre Toreador antitribu:3
2x Jost Werner 6 AUS PRE ani Toreador antitribu:2
2x Sheila Mezarin 6 AUS PRE cel for Toreador antitribu:2
1x Creamy Jade 5 PRE aus cel vic Toreador antitribu:3
1x Mercy, Knight Inquisitor 5 AUS cel dom pre Toreador antitribu:2
1x Idalia, Prophet of Guadalajara 4 AUS dem Malkavian antitribu:2
1x Remilliard, Devout Crusader 4 AUS pre Toreador antitribu:2
1x Isabel de Leon 3 AUS Toreador:2
1x Nicholas Chang 2 aus Toreador antitribu:3

Library (90 cards)
Master (20; 6 trifle)
1x Direct Intervention -- canceled Carrion Crows in final
1x Dreams of the Sphinx
1x Erciyes Fragments, The -- used to steal Carlton Van Wyk in round 1
1x Fetish Club Hunting Ground
1x Giant's Blood
1x Hungry Coyote, The
1x Jake Washington
2x Palla Grande
1x Pentex(TM) Subversion
1x Powerbase: Barranquilla
1x Powerbase: Montreal
1x Rack, The
1x Smiling Jack, The Anarch -- critical to game 1 and helpful in final
6x Villein

Action (1)
1x Abbot

Equipment (11)
4x .44 Magnum
1x Bowl of Convergence
1x Camera Phone - in theory for Jost; in practice not worth it
2x Heart of Nizchetus
1x Ivory Bow
1x Kevlar Vest
1x Sniper Rifle

Retainer (1)
1x Mr. Winthrop

Action Modifier/Combat (2)
2x Resist Earth's Grasp

Reaction (38)
2x Delaying Tactics -- useless today; titles, but no voting
4x Eagle's Sight
8x Eyes of Argus
1x Forced Awakening
5x My Enemy's Enemy
6x On the Qui Vive
12x Telepathic Misdirection

Combat (15)
3x Aura Reading
1x Charismatic Aura
4x Concealed Weapon
2x High Ground -- needed to consider Jost, so no Pursuit
2x Majesty
3x Taste of Vitae

Event (2)
2x Nightmares upon Nightmares -- to metagame allies; useless today
Last edit: 27 Dec 2023 13:50 by Ankha.
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06 Nov 2023 10:06 #109766 by alf
Umh, after your introduction to this post, I was totally expecting 6 Ashur Tablets in this deck, 'cause: "That's what Bram said!" ;-)

Still, kudos for your win.

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06 Nov 2023 14:22 #109774 by kschaefer
"Nobdy bounces like Schumi does" has no Tablets. But, yes, I did consider whether this really needed 6 Tablets to be "what Bram does." lol
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