file (TWD) Gamex #4: Gift of Sleep in Los Angeles, CA (May 29th, 2011)

04 Jun 2011 14:04 #4870 by TryDeflectingThisGrapple
Gamex Event #4 - Gift of Sleep
Los Angeles, CA
May 29, 2011
10 players
Darby Keeney

Deck Name : Govern is Weak Sauce
Created by: Darby Keeney
Based on/Inspired by: Original deck design.

Description: This deck tries to exploit a card I believed grossly overpowered as early as the first glimpse - Brutal Influence.

In this tournament I don't think I ever got above 6 Orun on a single vampire for various reasons (predator-based rush, cross table Sense Dep, Pentex, contestation). Even at that modest level it's a double-strength superior Govern the Unaligned and almost triple-strength Govern bleed. Seems pretty good to me, despite the overhead.

The Banishment/Exile module is intended to eliminate bleed deflectors. It also provides a great deal of flexibility to deal with other situations, including players at the table whose pool management is entirely recursion-based (e.g., Villein + Lilith's Blessing) or handling players running 11/12-cap minions.

Crypt [12 vampires] Capacity min: 7 max: 11 average: 9.08333

4x Eze, The Demon Pri 11 ANI NEC POT PRE THA aus magaji Guruhi:3
2x Iniko, The Black L 9 ANI OBT POT PRE cel Guruhi:4
2x Nana Buruku 8 ANI POT PRE Guruhi:4
1x Ugadja 10 ABO ANI POT PRE dom for magaji Guruhi:4
1x Aren, Priest of Es 7 POT PRE ani obf Guruhi:4
1x Maskini 7 ANI POT PRE SER abo Guruhi:4
1x Ubende 7 CEL PRE for obf qui magaji Ishtarri:4

Library [75 cards]

Action [18]
11x Brutal Influence
4x Exile
2x No Secrets From the Magaji
1x Rutor's Hand

Action Modifier [17]
2x Approximation of Loyalty
3x Iron Glare
4x Mirror Walk
1x Perfect Clarity
4x Perfect Paragon
1x Strange Day
2x Voter Captivation

Action Modifier / Combat [1]
1x Force of Personality

Action Modifier/Reaction [1]
1x Guruhi Kholo

Ally [1]
1x Mylan Horseed (Goblin)

Combat [4]
4x Majesty

Equipment [2]
1x Heart of Nizchetus
1x Kduva's Mask

Master [20]
1x Ancestor Spirit
1x Giant's Blood
1x Heidelberg Castle, Germany
1x Monastery of Shadows
14x Orun
1x Perfectionist
1x Wider View

Political Action [11]
1x Ancient Influence
4x Banishment
1x Disputed Territory
1x Political Stranglehold
1x Reinforcements
1x Reins of Power
1x Rumors of Gehenna
1x Secret Must Be Kept, The

Crafted with : Anarch Revolt Deck Builder. [Sat Jun 04 09:38:21 2011]

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05 Jun 2011 08:37 #4883 by Yo_

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05 Jun 2011 15:01 #4888 by Boris The Blade
She does not have :POT: which is needed for Brutal Influence.
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06 Jun 2011 02:14 - 06 Jun 2011 05:14 #4895 by TryDeflectingThisGrapple
Long answer for a short question, but I feel it important to give serious responses.

Sobayifa might be a better theoretical choice than Ubende in that final filler-magaji spot, since at least Sobayifa has the [pot] that Ubende is lacking.

But really, what would one use [pot] for in this deck anyway?

- Votes from Iron Glare? I guess it could happen and might even be impactful on something like Secret Must Be Kept or Disputed Territory.

This assumes that 1) the Iron Glare is needed to push the vote, 2) I call the vote anyway and am somehow surprised at the poll and 3) that I topdecked Iron Glare from the vote (therefore had NOT saved the vote for a different minion with
[pot] who might vote-push).   So, possible, yes - likely no.

- Brutal down? If either Soba or Ubende gets Orun, my game is in the dumps and I'm supposed to lose. The filler Magaji might get No Secrets from the Magaji, Ancestor's Spirit or Kduba's Mask, but never Orun.

**//please see below for correction//**

- Guruhi Kholo target? They are both Magaji anyway, so it would be a cycle at best.

In the end, I weighed my ability any of this stuff against the added 1 pool cost to influence Sobayifa and decided that Ubende was fine in that last crypt slot.

Kind Regards,
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06 Jun 2011 04:17 - 06 Jun 2011 04:47 #4899 by Robert Scythe
Darb, Brutal basic is the bleed and it comes at +1 without having to tap any Orun, which you will not have but could be useful for lunges. That and the odd Iron Glare vote push for a cap refill could be enough reason for Sobie over Ubende. Also, nothing wrong with a cycle when you need it. Plus Sense Vibrations could/should be in the deck and both her and Eze are valid targets. And, by the way, if she's your second minion, as opposed to Ubende, she can still use Orun for the bleed effect that is useless on the other.
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06 Jun 2011 04:36 #4900 by TryDeflectingThisGrapple
Doh......brainfart.....thanks Robert.

Was working on another deck while drafting the message and didn't process the BI right - obviously had it upside down.

Might be worth a switch, despite being pretty cornercase, Have to think about minor benefit for 1 pool.

I had already been thinking about 2-3 Villein anyway, at which point the extral pool isn't too much of a factor (though that might also knock on to a minor combat package adjustment, since I wouldn't have full 7-8 caps to block rushes).

Thanks all

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