Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Deck of the Month: Oktober 2010: Unexpected Coalition

This month's deck is the tournament winning deck "Unexpected Coalition" played by Soufiane Bouzouf and build by Noel Giménez Infante, both from Spain. The deck could well serve as template for a good Brujah antitribu deck which shows that this clan can be the base for viable tournament deck. This deck is a breed-and-boon deck using Creation Rites as bread-and-butter vampires and Unexpected Coaliation as a vote push card. Once the deck has like 4-5 vampires out, this card really shines, since Unexpected Coaliation is not only an action modifier, but can also be used a reaction (as vote defense).
There's a somewhat similar deck named Sometimes a coalition is necessary.." by David Wittman (HUN) which reached the finals of the EC 2008 Day 1 tournament. The deck deserves some honorable mentioning, not the least, because the deck was on the shortlist for the Deck of Month September 2008. David's deck has less stealth, but is much more combat-orientated by including .44 Magnums (and other cards) instead of Majesty.
Other candidates for the Deck of the Month this time were the decks Female Attack by Jan Kacor (a very consequential Shattering Crescendo deck) and The Terrible Walking Sticks (based Anson/Ashur Tablets with a load of Weighted Walking Sticks).

Deck Name: Before the Dawn: Unexpected Coalition
Created by: Noel Giménez Infante
Played by: Soufiane Bouzouf
Before the Dawn
Barcelona, Spain
October 15, 2011
21 players
2R + F

Crypt (Capacity min=3 max=10 avg=7.42; 12 cards)

3x Armin Brenner 10 ani obf CEL FOR POT PRE !Brujah:4
1x Axel Von Anders 5 cel obf pot PRE !Brujah:4
2x Hektor 9 for CEL POT PRE QUI !Brujah:4
3x Miguel Santo Domingo 7 cel for POT PRE !Brujah:3
1x Ryszard 6 pre pro CEL OBF !Gangrel:4
1x Shawnda Dorrit 6 obt pot pre CEL !Brujah:4
1x Smash 3 pot pre !Brujah:4

Library (90 cards)

Master (16 cards)
1x Anarch Troublemaker
1x Black Forest Base
1x Coven, The
2x Dreams of the Sphinx
1x Giant's Blood
1x Lilith's Blessing
1x Monastery of Shadows
3x Obfuscate
1x Pentex(TM) Subversion
4x Villein

Event (1 cards)
1x Uncoiling, The

Action (18 cards)
7x Creation Rites
3x Embrace, The
6x Enchant Kindred
2x Entrancement

Political Action (17 cards)
3x Banishment
6x Consanguineous Boon
2x Conservative Agitation
4x Kine Resources Contested
1x Meddling of Semsith, The
1x Reins of Power

Equipment (1 cards)
1x Heart of Nizchetus

Action Modifier (20 cards)
6x Forced March
3x Forgotten Labyrinth
2x Into Thin Air
3x Veil the Legions
6x Voter Captivation

Combat (7 cards)
7x Majesty

Combo (10 cards)
2x Resist Earth's Grasp
8x Unexpected Coalition

Created with Secret Library v0.9.3. (Nov 1, 2011 20:39:27)

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