Sunday, July 22, 2012

Deck of the Month: June 2012: El traumatologo del dolor

Despite the rather low numbers of tournaments in June, there were quite a number of interesting decks present in tournaments. Two classic Presence Vote decks are among them, namely the Lasombra Presence Vote deck by James Messer and the Tzimisce Presence Vote deck by Brett Schofield. Some new aspects show the following four decks:
But this month's deck is the tournament winning deck El traumatologo del dolor played by Luis Fonseca (Spain). Although it looks like a typical super star deck, the deck has some potential for enhancing Mictlantecuhtli's sidekicks, most notably by using Biotaumathurgical Experiments. The basic idea is to equip Mictlantecuhtli with Talbot's Chainsaw (preferably by using Magic of the Smith) and then start (multi-)rushing other minions. Because of Mictlantecuhtli's special ability the deck doesn't have to worry about the damage that Talbot's Chainsaw deals to a minion you control in the untap phase; he's just immune to weapon damage .. Another interesting fact to note is that the half combat section consists of damage prevention cards, and the other half is Immortal Grapple & Taste of Vitae. No fancy Animalism or Protean combat cards, as one would expect when facing Mictlantecuhtli.
Deck Name: Bye, Dereck: El traumatologo del dolor
Author: Luis Fonseca
Bye, Dereck
Mataró, Barcelona
June 6th, 2012
16 Players

Crypt (Capacity min=3 max=10 avg=6.08; 13 cards)

3x Antonio d'Erlette 5 dom for pot THA !Tremere:4
3x Carmen 5 aus dom THA !Tremere:5
4x Mictlantecuhtli 10 pre pro ANI FOR POT THA Gangrel:5
1x Rosemarie 3 mel FOR Daughter of Cacophony:4
1x T.J. 3 cel for Gangrel:4
1x Ulrike Rothbart 3 dom for !Ventrue:4

Library (90 cards)

Master (16 cards)
1x Carver's Meat Packing and Storage
1x Depravity
2x Dreams of the Sphinx
2x Fame
1x Haven Uncovered
1x Monster
1x Pentex(TM) Subversion
1x Tension in the Ranks
6x Villein

Action (26 cards)
2x Ambush
1x Army of Rats
2x Big Game
7x Biothaumaturgic Experiment
3x Bum's Rush
3x Deep Song
3x Harass
4x Magic of the Smith
1x Taunt the Caged Beast

Equipment (5 cards)
1x Ambulance
1x Book of Going Forth by Night, The
1x Codex of the Edenic Groundskeepers
1x Heart of Nizchetus
1x Talbot's Chainsaw

Ally (3 cards)
3x Nephandus (Mage)

Action Modifier (16 cards)
3x Conditioning
13x Freak Drive

Combat (24 cards)
3x Hidden Strength
4x Immortal Grapple
3x Indomitability
2x Rolling with the Punches
2x Skin of Steel
2x Soak
8x Taste of Vitae

Created with Secret Library v0.9.3. (Jul 31, 2012 15:52:13)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Results Spanish EC Qualifier 2012 (North)

On July 15th, 2012 the Spanish VtES EC Qualifier (North) was held in Badia del Vallès (Barcelona), Spain with 41 players attending the qualifier tournament. The final standings after 3 rounds and the final were as follows:
1.Noel Gimenez Infante (ESP) -- 2 GW 8 VP -- 0.5 VP -- Akunanse Toolbox
2.Tomas Lopez Jimenez (ESP) -- 2 GW 7.5 VP -- 0.5 VP -- Salubri G5/6 Wall
2.Marc Garcia Rebull (ESP) -- 2 GW 6 VP -- 0.5 VP -- Obf/Pre Vote
2.Soufiane Bouzouf (ESP) -- 2 GW 6.5 VP -- 0.5 VP -- Brujah Antitribu Vote
2.Francesc Ros i Ollé (ESP) -- 2 GW 5.5 VP -- 0.5 VP --Tzimisce Asambonsam Ghoul
Congratulations to Noel for winning the northern Spanish ECQ 2012. You can find the final standings as well as the tournament winning deck on the

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Results Swiss EC Qualifier 2012

On June 30th, 2012 the Swiss VtES EC Qualifier was held in Nyon, Switzerland with 10 players attending the qualifier tournament. The final standings after 3 rounds and the final were as follows:
1. Denis Mercante (FRA) -- 0 GW 1 VP -- 3 VP -- Lasombra Nocturn Bleed
2. Mathias Skubich (FRA) -- 1 GW 7 VP -- 2 VP -- Weenie Animalism Deck
2. Noel Papeguay (SUI) -- 2 GW 6 VP -- 0 VP -- Followers of Set Typhonic Beast Combat.
2. Oskar Grindmyr (SWE) -- 1 GW 6.5 VP -- 0 VP -- Ventrue antritribu Grinder
2. Laurent Ribeyre (FRA) -- 1 GW 3.5 VP -- 0 VP -- Nosferatu Royalty feat. Cock Robin
Congratulations to Denis for winning the Swiss ECQ 2012. A tournament report and the finalists' decks can be found on

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Results Finnish National VtES Championship 2012

On May 19th, 2012 the Finnish National VtES Championship 2012 was held in Joensuu, Finland with 27 players attending the tournament. The final standings were as follows:
1. Timo Rekola (FIN) -- 2 GW 5,5 -- 3 VP -- Aus/Cel Gun feat. Aguresh
2. Niina Stenberg (FIN) -- 2 GW 4,5 VP -- 2 VP -- Obf/Pre Stealth Bleed
2. Reetta Rautiainen (FIN) -- 2 GW 9,5 VP -- 0 VP --
2. Petteri Teerikangas (FIN) -- 2 GW 6 -- 0 VP --
2. Jarkko Suvela (FIN) -- 2 GW 6 -- 0 VP -- Tzimisce War Ghouls
Congratulations to Timo for his win of the Finnish Nationals 2012. A tournament report as well as the finalists' decks can be found in the VEKN forum.