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07 Oct 2021 20:22 - 04 Apr 2022 10:17 #103463 by TryDeflectingThisGrapple
Origins Thurs 2 (PM)
30 Sept 2021
13 players
Darby Keeney

This deck has proved to be far more successful than I had ever thought if could be. If I can work around early intercept (often with wolf rushes), it moves pretty fast.

In this finals, Cry Wolf destroyed an upstream Kindred Spirits deck (5 vampires from the top seeded player in torpor?) and I had time to develop. Post-Diary block fails neutered the No Secrets deck that replaced it on my right, and things went pretty smoothly from there.

There is a lot of layered recursion here. Combined that with the Heart of Cheating, and the deck seems to have pretty good hand control.

Deck Name: Farley Mowat V2.01

Crypt [13 vampires] Capacity min: 1 max: 4 average: 2.23077
5x Anarch Convert 1 Caitiff:ANY
1x Francesca Giovanni 4 dom nec pot Giovanni:2
1x Gloria Giovanni 4 DOM nec Giovanni:2
1x Cristofero Giovann 3 nec pot Giovanni:2
1x Lia Milliner 3 dom nec Giovanni:3
1x Mario Giovanni 3 nec pot Giovanni:2
1x Rudolfo Giovanni 3 NEC Giovanni:2
1x Marciana Giovanni, 2 dom Giovanni:2
1x Paul DiCarlo, The 2 pot Giovanni:2

*// Standard small Giovanni crypt and 5/13 Converts usually gives me at least one active Anarch early in the game.

Library [74 cards]
Action [18]
4x Embrace, The *// even better now that sect inheritance is a thing
9x Khazar's Diary *// This is on the light side for the archtype, but I'm counting on a mid game filled with disposable allies.
5x Sudario Refraction *// because (repeat after me) recursion is broken.

Action Modifier [3]
3x Call of the Hungry Dead

*// I had Spectral Divination in previous versions - this time I opted to double up all the stealth locations instead,

Ally [13]
1x Carlton Van Wyk *// happy to use him, or contest him.
8x Cry Wolf *// buys time and makes Diary counters. I do miss having a standing press source but was never that happy with how Mob Connections performed in previous versions.
1x Gianna di Canneto *// fantastic special gave me the 7th counter in the final. She could be doubled up and the deck would not suffer.
1x Ossian *// after all, I have Target Vitals so a fat Ossian is pretty common.
1x Tye Cooper *// another layer of recursion that I usually end up discarding unless there's a rush combat deck near me.
1x Vivienne Geroux *// mostly just extra bleed, but I've pushed her onto vote decks on rare occasions. Hilarity ensued.

Combat [5]
5x Target Vitals *// I'm playing these more in the second round of wolf combat, now that I've cut to 5 copies.

Equipment [1]
1x Heart of Nizchetus *// I've got enough actions that this tends to get great leverage.

Event [3]
1x FBI Special Affairs Division
2x Unmasking, The *// greatly increases win ratios

Master [20]
2x Anarch Railroad
1x Anarch Troublemaker *// really there to destroy guns.
2x Creepshow Casino
1x Direct Intervention
1x Garibaldi-Meucci Museum *// it's weird that I think I could remove this and not mind...but the minute that I do I'll want it to recur Pipers.
2x Jake Washington
5x Liquidation *// key pool gain function and more wraiths.
1x Pentex(TM) Subversion *// still good, basically won the final.
3x Piper
1x Powerbase: Cape Verde *// good overall, great if you have Jake in play.
1x Powerbase: Los Angeles *// unlocking [dom] minions is good

Reaction [11]
4x Deflection *// and this is why
2x Delaying Tactics
5x On the Qui Vive *// preferred wake effect for disposable ally decks.
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08 Oct 2021 09:12 #103469 by Lönkka
Recursion is broken.

(Especially Ashurs.
Sudario is very limited and narrow in scope and I don't have that much problems with it, especially since right from the start it has been Giovanni who used to have the only access to recursion.)

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22 Aug 2022 11:19 #106068 by Otso
Happened to notice that the entry of this deck list in TWDA is missing Khazar's Diaries. It did seem a bit strange! ;)

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22 Aug 2022 14:00 #106070 by kschaefer
I have already fixed that in a PR request that is still pending for inclusion.

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