Sunday, December 7, 2008

Deck of the Month: November 2008: Nosfe-Rat-Tools

The choice the deck of the month in November 2008 is a good old acquaintance, a variant of the Nosferatu Royalty deck archetype. The deck named "Nosfe-Rat-Tools" was played by Iñaki Jimenez during the Spanish Championship, and eventually won the tournament. What I admire in this deck is the radicial downsizing to 60 cards. All cards have the goals of the deck in mind, move additional vampires from the uncontrolled to the ready region, and damaging it's prey by political actions. Also the defense package with a considerable number of "Second Tradition: Domain" and a handful of Animalism combat cards is solid. The only two cards I find questionable in the deck are the "Tempation of Greater Power" and the "Archon Investigation", which could be replaced by a "Direct Intervention" and/or an additional "Kine Resource Contested".

TWD - Spanish National Championship Day 2 30-11-2008
Madrid, Speain
November 30, 2008
40 players
3R+F

Deck Name: Nosfe-Rat-Tools
Created By: Iñaki Jimenez

Crypt: (12 cards, Min: 26, Max: 40, Avg: 8,5)
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1 Calebros obf pot ANI 5 Nosferatu
1 Murat ser OBF POT 7 Nosferatu
2 Nikolaus Vermeulen ani for obf POT 7 Nosferatu
3 Casino Reeds cel dem ANI OBF POT 9 Nosferatu
1 Ellison Humboldt pro ANI OBF POT PRE 9 Nosferatu
4 Cock Robin aus for ANI OBF POT 10 Nosferatu

Library: (60 cards)
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Master (10 cards)
1 Giant`s Blood
1 Labyrinth, The
1 Temptation of Greater Power
1 Archon Investigation
6 Grooming the Protege

Action (6 cards)
6 Fourth Tradition: The Accounting, The

Action Modifier (8 cards)
1 Elder Impersonation
3 Forgotten Labyrinth
4 Lost in Crowds

Political Action (14 cards)
1 Ancient Influence
1 Political Stranglehold
1 Reins of Power
1 Ancilla Empowerment
1 Anarchist Uprising
1 Domain Challenge
2 Kine Resources Contested
6 Parity Shift

Reaction (8 cards)
8 Second Tradition: Domain, The

Combat (12 cards)
7 Aid from Bats
5 Carrion Crows

Combo (2 cards)
2 Swallowed by the Night

2 comments:

Pawel Kukielczynski said...

Temptation of Greater Power is a great enabler for Parity Shift so imho it is very solid card choice. Archon is always good. I would leave those cards be :)

Pere Joan said...

I saw the final.
The "Archon Investigation" was a key card for the head's up (!Ventrue bleed for 6 with daring.) ;)