check TWD Childe of the Revolution: Newark-Newark, Ohio December 10, 2023

12 Dec 2023 04:16 - 22 Dec 2023 07:04 #110062 by rayromanosucks
Childe of the Revolution: Newark
Newark, Ohio
December 10th, 2023
15 Players
Alex Romano

Deck Name: Dirge

I had initially planned on playing a different deck entirely but because Crew SC won the Championship I felt obligated to play Casey Snyder and her gorgeous Columbus based artwork. Hell of a weekend for the old girl...

This deck isn't exactly a surprise if you know my play-style, but it's really hard to oust, as in all six games I've played it in it hasn't died. It's built around getting two or three barons out then getting a constant revolution or jack into play and then just sapping peoples will as they try to burn it away. There are some fairly obvious exclusions here that need fixed. Should definitely be at least two Monkey Wrenches, one less Kuyen and one more Vivian Vi, one more Constant Revolution. Not sure what to take out I just threw this together before a tournament a month or so ago and hadn't had a chance to tweak it since.

The prelim rounds just kind of fell exactly as I needed them too as my predator was crippled the first game allowing me time to setup and prepare for the Unnamed bleed cannon coming my way. The second table was just a game of patience as my predator had grapple combat but had an aggressive predator so he didn't get many opportunities to enter combat with my minions.

The final was really interesting as the seating was
Jamie(The Unnamed)-->Erik(Ministry Stealth Bleed)-->Will(Malgorzata)-->Karl(Carna)-->Me(PRO block)

I chose to sit in front of Karl as the top seed which is a terrifying prospect as he is one of the best players on the planet, but knowing how resilient this deck is and how little stealth/eagles sight he has to stop me I was hopeful it would allow me to get my prey and grand prey quick enough that he couldn't keep up. Luckily he had a predator with 32 points of vamp by about turn five and didn't Carna in his opening crypt so he was shelled up quickly. Then Erik got Will the next turn leaving Karl having to deal with Ministry stealth bleed and have to stay on defense primarily. I was able to get Jamie a turn or two later and Karl declined to play an eagles sight as he knew mathematically I would get through Jamie no matter what. By this point my Constant Revolution had 2-3 counters on it and Karl and Erik kind of accepted they had to burn it to have a shot of winning. I was able to fend off their advances and perhaps perfectly timed my Revolution got Karl's lone eagle sight and I knew I had my chance. I got Erik and conceded the VP to Karl taking the tiebreaker win.

One of the more unsung heroes in a deck like this is the Owl Companion, I don't think it can be overstated how powerful it is to have knowledge pretty much anytime you want it. Makes this type of deck even harder to oust and I luckily drew it in every game very early. I think running a second one is probably not the worst idea.

Crypt (12 cards, min=18 max=25 avg=5.58)
4x Kuyén 6 ANI PRO baron Gangrel:6
3x Casey Snyder 6 PRO ani cel for baron Gangrel:6
2x Elisha Tucker 6 PRE cel obf pro baron Ministry:6
1x Indira 3 PRO Gangrel:6
1x Joseph Fischer 3 PRO Gangrel antitribu:5
1x Vivian VI 7 PRE PRO obf tha baron Ministry:6

Library (90 cards)
Master (24; 9 trifle)
1x Anarch Railroad
1x Archon Investigation
1x Backways
1x Carfax Abbey
1x Direct Intervention
1x Ecoterrorists
1x Ennoia's Theater
1x Fear of Mekhet
1x Giant's Blood
1x Guardian Angel
1x Papillon
1x Powerbase: Montreal
1x Rack, The
2x Smiling Jack, The Anarch
4x Vessel
3x Villein
2x Wider View

Action (3)
1x Constant Revolution
2x Rewilding

Ally (1)
1x Carlton Van Wyk

Equipment (1)
1x Heart of Nizchetus

Retainer (8)
1x J. S. Simmons, Esq.
1x Owl Companion
5x Raven Spy
1x Tasha Morgan

Reaction (21)
2x Bait and Switch
2x Eyes of the Wild
3x On the Qui Vive
14x Organized Resistance

Combat (31)
2x Donnybrook
19x Earth Meld
5x Form of Mist
5x Pack Alpha

Event (1)
1x Scourge of the Enochians
Last edit: 22 Dec 2023 07:04 by Ankha.
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12 Dec 2023 16:19 #110068 by kschaefer
I should have sat between Jamie and Erik. Splitting the bleed decks and ensuring that you had a harder choice to make for your final position. I lost that final before cards were drawn because I didn't do that. With the stacked bleed decks, 1 VP was going to be lost before you ousted and likely to your favor (as it happened). This meant I was chasing you with almost no chance to prevent you from grabbing 2 VPs.

My second mistake was not dealing with Erik to prevent Constant Revolution from hitting the table. If I had offered him a deal where he made some progress (3 pool damage to me at most), I would have been able to wake and block the action, but chose not to because I need the wake and bounce. Taking that pool loss would have kept Jamie in a bit longer and allowed me to have more time in bouncing bleeds over and maybe having a chance.

Congrats on the win. Even though your report was supposed to mention that you made a deal to bring out Elisha Tucker, Baron of Pittsburgh, but your hatred of my home city is so great you failed to do so.
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12 Dec 2023 20:21 #110069 by rayromanosucks
Ha I can’t believe I typed a full book and forgot that part. Yeah constant was the game winner for me, just too much to deal with on top of the bleeds for Jamie and Erik. A fun final as always Karl.

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13 Dec 2023 06:00 #110072 by ReverendRevolver
I'm impressed there's "only" 19 earth meld.


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13 Dec 2023 16:16 #110076 by rayromanosucks
Yeah I decided to cut back lol

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