Monday, June 11, 2012

Deck of the Month: May 2012: African Library

This month's deck is the tournament winning deck "African Library" played by James Messer (winning the NAC 2012 Last Chance Qualifier), an Osebo Toolbox/Wallish deck. There were a large number of suitable candidates to choose from this month. Among them Carlos Tomás' Hermanas Menor Rush Combat deck, Robert Fängler's Imbued Gehenna deck, Adam Hulse's Tzimisce Asanbonsam Ghoul deck, Izaak Havelaar's Followers of Set Spell of Life deck or Robert Scythe's Valley of the Shadow of Death deck.
But in the end I choose James' deck (even though it contains the card-de-jour Ashur Tablets), because
  • it's a very toolboxy deck with an emphasis on blocking/fighting,
  • there are 46 different cards in a 72 card deck,
  • he was winning with the Osebo,
  • he was winning a 45 player tournament with the Osebo,
  • the deck is using 4 different discipline (Auspex, Celerity, Potence and Thaumaturgy,
  • it's using cards rarely seen in tournament winning decks like Enforcer, Blood Shield or Ancestor's Insight
Deck Name: NAC 2012 LCQ: African Library
Author: James Messer
NAC 2012 LCQ
Columbus, Ohio
May 31st, 2012
45 Players

Crypt (Capacity min=3 max=10 avg=6.58; 12 cards)

3x Cesewayo 10 ani AUS CEL DOM POT THA Osebo:4
2x Homa 6 AUS CEL POT Osebo:4
2x Idrissa 4 aus CEL Osebo:4
1x Kamaria 3 aus pot Osebo:4
1x Mamadou Keita 7 aus pot pre vic CEL Osebo:4
1x Massassi 9 obf AUS CEL POT QUI Osebo:4
2x Titi Camara 5 pot AUS CEL Osebo:5

Library (72 cards)
Master (23 cards)
7x Ashur Tablets
1x Blood Doll
1x Direct Intervention
1x Dreams of the Sphinx
1x Fame
1x Guardian Angel
1x Mbare Market, Harare
1x Metro Underground
1x Parthenon, The
1x Pentex(TM) Subversion
1x Powerbase: Luanda
1x Powerbase: Montreal
1x Powerbase: Tshwane
1x Sudden Reversal
2x Vessel
1x Wider View

Event (1 cards)
1x Dragonbound

Action (11 cards)
3x Enforcer
1x Heroic Might
2x Magic of the Smith
3x No Secrets From the Magaji
2x Well-Marked

Equipment (5 cards)
1x Blood Shield
1x Bowl of Convergence
1x Heart of Nizchetus
1x Ivory Bow
1x Kevlar Vest

Action Modifier (3 cards)
1x Enkil Cog
2x Mirror Walk

Reaction (14 cards)
1x Delaying Tactics
1x Eagle's Sight
1x Enhanced Senses
3x Eyes of Argus
2x On the Qui Vive
1x Quicken Sight
1x Telepathic Counter
3x Telepathic Misdirection
1x Terra Incognita

Combat (10 cards)
2x Blur
2x Immortal Grapple
1x Preternatural Evasion
3x Pursuit
1x Sideslip
1x Taste of Vitae

Combo (5 cards)
3x Ancestor's Insight
2x Resist Earth's Grasp

Created with Secret Library
v0.9.3. (Jun 12, 2012 00:14:47)


Dr.Mafrune said...

I also find the deck interesting enought to deserve this place.

Will you also hold up the missing Decks of the Month, March & April.

alf said...

Does this mean you bring back this awesome feature?
Huzza! Hurray!
I Like.

extrala said...

Yeah, the feature is back. I will not post a DoM for March or April, although I might choose one of the decks for upcoming Decks of the Month.