Saturday, November 6, 2010

Bochum VtES League 2010: November 5th

Here are the decks of the Bochum VtES League 2010 from the meeting on November 5th, 2010 (prey is from left to right, from top to bottom):
Left: Ralf's deck was a Ventrue G4/5 Grinder deck using mostly mid-cap vampires.

Right: A Spell of Life deck with Followers of Set G4/5 was Hardy's choice of the evening.

Left: Didi was playing a Malkavian G1/2 Old School Toolboxy Bleed deck.
Right: Michael playing new decks almost all the time, played G4/5 Black Hand Bloat/Bleed deck with some casual intercept (Ministry) and lot's of untap. That pictures' from after his round

Game Summary: Everybody is bringing out vampires in turn two except Didi who needs a turn longer with Lucian. It becomes clear that we have to deal with Hardy first since with a Spell of Life every turn the table's on a clock. Luckily Ralf can block the fourth Spell of Life in turn 6 /(thanks to Ephor and Second Tradition Domain), and Hardy's efforts are delayed for a crucial turn, which Ralf uses to oust a tapped-out Hardy with a bounced bleed from Michael for three and number of bleed actions for one. In the mean time both Didi and Michael have built up nicely (as seen on the pictures), although Michael is a bit low on pool. The deciding turn is when Ralf chooses to use an Anarch Troublemaker in his turn to tap the last two untapped vampires from Didi, leaving him with just the Muddled Vampire Hunter as untapped minion. After resolving a set of three Ashur Tablets, Ralf plays two Parity Shifts (giving 3 pool each to Michael and himself), but then fails to draw the necessary bleed cards to try to oust Didi. On his turn, Didi uses the Anarch Troublemaker as well to tap all of Michael's vampires. Lucian then bleeds for 6 (all of Michael pool). One of Michael's vampires (all of them have Dominate) plays Forced Awakening, tries to block, but fails after Lucian plays stealth. Michael then bounces the bleed to Ralf, which promptly bounces back. But since Michael simply forgets that with the Forced Awakening he's still allowed to block the bleed (he even has some intercept in his hand) (and Ralf fails to remind him in time), Michael is ousted. The rest of the game is quickly told: Didi just uses Lucian to bleed (using Enkil Cog) with some Dominate bleed card and Lucian's three stealth (including an Elder Impersonation) are enough to oust Ralf.

Result: Didi 1 GW 3 VP, Ralf 1 VP


Silmegil said...

I have been wondering about this for a long time. Is there some way to get those vtes coins? Was there some collectors edition, or are they custom made?

extrala said...

They were custom made and given out to the participants of the EC 2009 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, and another event in Spain.

I haven't don't any source where to buy them.