Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Deck of the Month: March 2011: Para Bailar la Bamba

This month's race for the Deck of the Month was between three different Assamite decks. The Black Hand Assamite Bleed deck by Izaak Havelaar, the Assamite Bleed deck with Thucimia as superstar) by Csaba Greguss and finally the Assamite Laibon Vote deck by Riccardo Fabiani.

Although all three decks deserve being honored for their tech, I like the third one the best. As remark, it's interesting to note that although all three deck are based on group 4/5 Assamite the number of overlapping vampires is quite small (only Alu and Kamau Jafari are in two of the crypts).

So this month's deck is the tournament winning deck "Para Bailar la Bamba" played by Riccardo Fabiani. The basis is the well-known Assamite vote deck based on the Amaravati and Alamut combo for gaining vote majority. But instead of using Web of Knives Recruit or a number of small cap Assamite, this deck uses Olugbenga to put a large number of Bamba into plays. As the author in the deck description notes, the deck uses both Consanguineous Boon and Haquim's Law to bloat, and ousts using either votes (like Reckless Agitation) or swarm bleeds his prey when playing Khabar: Community and/or Veil the Legions.

Deck Name: Ita Qualifier Tour 2011 Genoa: Para Bailar la Bamba
Author: Riccardo Fabiani
Description:Ita Qualifier Tour 2011 - 2nd stage, Genova
February 27th, 2011
35 players

A breed and vote deck with Bamba and Amaravati, taking advantage of a good Laibon spread into the Assamite clan. The main idea is to breed enough Bambas, bleed occasionally to charge Alamut, bloat with Haquim's Law and Boon, then go for the killing with Khabar: Community and Veil the Leigion for bleed and big votes like Reckless.

Crypt (Capacity min=1 max=8 avg=5.58; 12 cards)

1x Alu 2 obf Assamite:5
3x Amaravati 8 ani chi DOM OBF QUI Assamite:4
1x Basir 1 qui Assamite:4
3x Kamau Jafari 4 obf QUI Assamite:4
4x Olugbenga 7 ani cel OBF QUI Assamite:4

Library (81 cards)

Master (18 cards)
3x Alamut
1x Ancestor Spirit
1x Black Throne, The
1x Coven, The
1x Dark Influences
1x Dreams of the Sphinx
1x Heartblood of the Clan
2x Khabar: Community, The
1x Perfectionist
1x Powerbase: Tshwane
1x Secure Haven
1x Underworld Hunting Ground
2x Vessel
1x Yoruba Shrine

Event (1 cards)
1x Uncoiling, The

Action (24 cards)
12x Bamba
8x Haqim's Law: Leadership
1x Khabar: Glory
3x Loss

Political Action (15 cards)
5x Consanguineous Boon
1x Kindred Segregation
6x Kine Resources Contested
2x Reckless Agitation
1x Secret Must Be Kept, The

Equipment (4 cards)
1x Gran Madre di Dio, Italy
1x Heart of Nizchetus
1x Kduva's Mask
1x Sargon Fragment, The

Action Modifier (19 cards)
4x Cloak the Gathering
4x Elder Impersonation
3x Forgotten Labyrinth
4x Lost in Crowds
1x Strange Day
3x Veil the Legions

Created with Secret Library v0.9.3. (Apr 5, 2011 23:42:24)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

All three decks deserve to be on this list. It´s amazing that last year only one assamite deck managed to be on TWDA !!!