file Recreating the Lasombra's Deck Bashing Challenge Archive

19 Dec 2016 13:56 #79607 by drnlmza
I recently noticed that, with the lasombra's site being offline, many of the archived deck bashing decks aren't available anymore - archive.org only has those from the very early challenges.

I've been trying to dig up the various decks and recreate the archive in the secretlibrary.

I've been adding decks with the prefix 'AWDBC: ', so they can be easily found when searching the secret library.

I've managed to find the following decks (sections and names from the original deck archive on the Lasombra's site)

Decks that have been posted in answer to this challenge:

Alex's Set of Ventrue
Alias's Nosferatu Antitribu
Andy Brown's Setite Toreader Blender
Antti's Ishtarri Anathema
Bram Vink's Nosferatu and Nosferatu Antitribu
Bram Vink's Toreador Antitribu
Bram Vink's Toreador Antitribu Barons
Dorrinal Blackmantle's Tremere Antitribu
Ector's Malkavian Antitribu
Fabio Macedo's Guruhi
Fabio Macedo's New Anathema
Fabio Macedo's Count Germaine's Gang
Gravity's Gangrel Akunanse
J's Nosferatu and Nosferatu Antitribu
John Flournoy's Tremere Antitribu
Kevin Mergen's Malkavian Antitribu
Legbiter's African Insanctus
Legbiter's Violent Toolbox
Matt Green's Bedeviled
Matthew Morgan's Akunanse
The Name Forgotten's Gangrel
Norman S. Brown's Mashed Potatoes
Return To Innocence's Tremere
Sachen's Osebo Alastors

Decks that have been posted in answer to this challenge in 2010

Matt Wedge's Chains Rattling in the Dark
Matt Wedge's Get Out the Way! Get Out the Way!
Obtenebration's Mark 1 Eyeballs
Brandon's Rock 'em Sock 'em
Antti's Gargoyle Pair
Lasombra's Toreador Brujah Mashup KoT
Lasombra's Black Hand Starter Display - Best 4 Decks from 8
- I imported this as 4 decks
AWDBC: The Lasombra's Black Hand Starter Display - Best 4 Decks from 8: Malkavian Antitribu BHSDCR
AWDBC: The Lasombra's Black Hand Starter Display - Best 4 Decks from 8: Nosferatu Antitribu BHSDCR
AWDBC: The Lasombra's Black Hand Starter Display - Best 4 Decks from 8: Toreador Antitribu BHSDCR
AWDBC: The Lasombra's Black Hand Starter Display - Best 4 Decks from 8: Tremere Antitribu BHSDCR

Decks that have been posted in answer to this challenge in 2011

Andy Fernandez' Toreador KoT Starter/!Toreador BH Starter Mash-up
Brandon Haas' Fighty Snakes
Brandon Haas' Brujah Antitribu Mashup (3rd Ed)
Brandon Haas' KoT Toreador and Ventrue Mashup
LunaSlave's Tzimisce Third Edition Pair

Decks that have been posted in answer to this challenge in 2012

Lasombra's Dual Ravnos Mashup - Lords of the Night
Lasombra's Dual Giovanni Mashup - Lords of the Night
Andy Fernandez' Giovanni LotN deck mash-up
Jeff Kuta's Assamite Lords of the Night Doubled and Trimmed
Klaital's Followers of Set Lords of the Night Doubled and Trimmed

Decks that have been posted in answer to this challenge in 2013

Grail's Gangrel Mash
Grail's Ventrue Mash
Grail's Brujah_!Brujah Mash
Grail's Tzimisce Mash
Grail's Ishtarri and Gurhui Mash


I've included the following additional examples I've found during my searches

Brandon Haas' Black Hand Toreador Antitribu (from groups.google.com/d/msg/rec.games.trading-cards.jyhad/OhTUuCUkeeQ/ZkpRnwxukYQJ - a partial answer to the 8 BH starter challenge)
The Lasombra's Dual KMW Gangrel Antitribu Mashup
Matt Wedge's Slash Up
Grail's Lords of the Night Ravnos Mash
Grail's Lords of the Night Giovanni Mash
Grail's Keepers of Tradition Toreador MASH
Grail's Heirs to the Blood Gargoyle/Tremere Mash




I haven't been able to find the following decks:

2010 Decks

Demnogonis' Kiasyd Deuce
Jussi's Brujah and Brujah Antitribu
Preston Poulter's Brujah Pair of Keepers of Tradition
Preston Poulter's Toreador Pair of Keepers of Tradition


2012 Decks

David Cherryholmes' Assamite Lords of the Night Doubled and Trimmed

2013 Decks

Grail's Let's Get Started
Grail's !Tremere Black Hand
Grail's Nos so Friendly
Grail's I have no maneuvers


Any help or pointers to the missing decks would be greatly appreciated

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19 Dec 2016 18:40 #79609 by Ankha
What are the bashing decks about?

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19 Dec 2016 20:11 #79611 by drnlmza
They were the various entries for Atom Weaver's Deck Bashing Challenge

The original challenge was

The VTES Precon Decklist Bashing Challenge 03.01.07

Using only the cards contained in two precon starters
of your choice, generate a decklist you think would be
competitive in a mid-size constructed tournament (not a
qualifier or championship, but assume strong local players,
and, say 20 participants). Duplicating a starter is
acceptable. Choosing more recent precons (3rd Ed, LOB,
KMW) is preferred (but not mandatory). Alternatively,
you could choose to substitute the content of VTES Player's
Kit for one precon. If you've got the stones to play it
For Real in a sanctioned event, so much the better, let
us know how you do.

The goals here are

1) to challenge your m@dd deckbuilding skills!!

2) to generate some ideas for competitive decks that
new/early players might look to for inspiration and
direction for their own collecting efforts.

Also, I think these decklists could go a long way as
evidence against the (false) perceived need for big
investment in cards in order to build competitive decks.

Regards,
Dave Zopf
Atom Weaver

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