Monday, May 31, 2010

About: Lilith's Blessing

What's happening, Metuselahs?

After reading the card and asking some questions in the chat of jyhad, I must admit that this promo is going to be legendary.

For just ONE pool, you get this master which is not unique, so it cannot be contested, and after you tap it, you "regain" the pool invested in the master as blood in your vampire, plus 2 more. Yeh, right, after you use it with one of your bloodsuckers, you can't use it again on him, because now is Bahari. Don't care a lot about that, if you could use it more than once in the same minion it would be disbalancing, but you will sure want to use it to refill all your vamps.

The best use for this card imho, would be in decks that have their vamps thirsty really early. He-he now I can feel better after stating the obvious. Par example, Lasombra Nocturn would be more powerful, so that you wouldn't need to rely so much on Jake Washington to refill after spending blood on obt allies.

Then, thinking about my decks, my Lasombra Black Hand would be happy enough to receive it, or the Reanimated Corpse deck... And this promo encourages me to make a Truth of Blood deck! Refilling my vampire and searching for Master: Auspex to make the most of my vamps able to play Crocodile's Tongue and Truth of Blood seems fun.
Some more uses.... the new DoC and fetch Master:Obfuscate, and Shattering Crescendos will be easier to pass ;-)

After all, I have to get my own copy of it, bcz I couldn't attend to the Storyline Event in my town, now I regret it.....

So, in which decks you use Lilith's Blessing and why?

Receive her sexy blessing, Metuselahs!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

On exams

What's happening, Metuselahs?

Captive by my studies ¬¬

That is the fact it's happening...

Y'know? I'm addicted to the strange rythm of the song Everyone Should Play V:TES ('Cause Somebody's Gotta Be Worse Than Me), by the Gothsicles. Dude, this is sick...
Kind of identified when I was running AAA in my very start on this game..... heh xD

See you later, Metuselahs!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Results of the Poll

What's happening, Metuselahs?

Kind of flame question in here, so 50 Metuselahs spent 1 point of the durability of their mouse choosing the answer that fit them most, and the question was:

Do you want another Imbued set?

- No! 35 (70%)
- Yes. 11 (22%)
- Don't Care at all...just new cards.. 4 (8%)

Predictable, isn't it? Even though there are a lot of cards nowadays that help the duty against allys and Imbueds, they still get so much table hate. For their past, and for their present, all those events, the fact that you can't taste of vitae on them....

IMHO, no more Imbueds, pls! Black Hand, Red List, SABBAT, etc would make this time worth waiting than more mere humans....

Till next poll, Metuselahs!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

After all that speculation, Choirs with Harmony?

What's happening, Metuselahs?

After the release of HttB, everyone was so excited with the Harmony, and so did I. More accurate to say that I'm still very interesed in building my own Choir deck thanks to the new rare.

Bids in eBay still go hard on them (Buy-it-Nows are ~15$) and it is still very expensive for being only a card that after some months of the release, I don't have notice that could become the tool that would make Choir decks playable or even enough to be brought to a Tournament and aiming not to be a free VP. At least, surfing the net I haven't found anything. At least Shattering Crescendo had its place in Project Mayhem TWD, but ofc, that wasn't Choirs.

¿Have you archieved anything with Harmony? ¿Or suffered it?

I hope to get some of them and try, Daughters of Cacophony have their own charm. If not, swap to voter deck and the fun continues, or even Shattering Crescendi ;-)

Sing along, Metuselahs!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

AK-47: Anarch Agent Janni

What's happening, Metuselahs?

As I said some posts ago, this is the deck I actually rule (well, with some proxies *balls* I'm lazy to order diversions hahah) and it does surprisingly well!
I'ts kind of important to grab the AK asap, and well, I often see animalism here, so Sire's Index Finger is meta oriented.

This is not as good as Fatima mutirush and it is not what it was meant to be, but sometimes.... I feel pleasure playing this (omg..) torporising with my little Janni.
Crypt [12 vampires] Capacity min: 1 max: 7 average: 3.83333

4x Janni 5 cel for obf qui Assamite:4
4x Anarch Convert 1 Caitiff:0
2x Joe "Boot" Hill 7 CEL QUI for obf Assamite:4
1x Michael diCarlo 5 CEL obf qui Assamite:4
1x T.J. 3 cel for Gangrel:4

Library [90 cards]
Action [11]
2x Ambush
3x Bum's Rush
4x Clandestine Contract
2x Harass

Action / Combat [3]
3x Steely Tenacity

Action Modifier [10]
4x Forced March
6x Freak Drive

Action Modifier/Reaction [1]
1x Provision of the Silsila

Combat [36]
7x Disguised Weapon
9x Diversion
4x Flash
5x Groundfighting
4x Sideslip
1x Taste of Death
6x Taste of Vitae

Equipment [10]
2x .44 Magnum
5x AK-47
1x Ivory Bow
1x Reliquary: Shango Remains
1x Sire's Index Finger

Event [1]
1x Dragonbound

Master [14]
3x Dreams of the Sphinx
2x Fame
2x Fortitude
1x Market Square
1x Monster
2x Path of Blood, The
3x Vessel

Reaction [3]
3x Black Sunrise

Retainer [1]
1x Crypt's Sons

I hope you enjoyed it ;-)

Shoot first and ask questions later, Metuselahs!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Strategy: Fractura

What's happening, Metuselahs?

Even though I haven't tested yet a Striga deck (you know, exams and all that stuff...) I've been thinking a lot about doing something effective with it. Honestly, I want to build a deck for each of the new infernal "disciplines".

When we have a look at Striga, all the cards cost its blood, and blood in an infernal deck is a big problem, even though we have now the superb Tend The Flock, the only one that has no cost is Scobax. But this is not about Striga in general, is just about one of its 2 rare cards, the Fractura.

The outferior is just a dodge, nothing more to dig about it, cel required.

At stg and STG it gets more interesting.
So we play infernal minions, we can get Concordance on them (+1 str) and now they have 2 Hand Damage. With the +1 at STG we can reach 3 damage and for each blood another additional +3. This is handy, also when we get grappled, but we must think also in defense.

Medium Cap vampire like Dylan Adv with his +1 strenght can make real good use of Fractura, and he has FOR to resist, so does the other infernals with it.
Then we have The Unnamed as a good option. Block with Sense the Sin, Scobax, etc or using Strix to get in combat with the bleeder. We can't spit aggravated? No problem, Flesh of Marble and Fractura, but we must carry tastes of vitae...

A nice card to have like a couple in the deck. At least as long as I remain without getting a game to play to test it. May do it on JOL.

Conclusion in this "strategy" article, I think that is a good card when we build a combat oriented infernal deck, and seems suited for Dylan Adv, Mary the Black (with Concordance you strke for 3 agg!), and maybe Sargon.
Will it be worth playing it? I hope so, but Concordance'd Baalis with STG, High Ground/Roll + Hexe seems more effective for me, but this rare has its uses, limited, but it has them

I also have to point out that his $ in eBay is lower now, Strix gets all the attention, understandable, just saying.

Hit, again and again, Metuselahs!

And now in Lackey

What's happening, Metuselahs?

Even though I've started playing on JOL, also downloaded the LackeyCCG with the VTES plugin in this page:

Playing here get so damm funny, we arrange in the forum, connect skype in a group conversation and let the bleed start.

Now its the beginning of my exams in the university, so no tournaments neigher "live" games until I'm done.

I have to point out that Valerius Maior Adv. DOESN'T DESERVE A PENTEX CROSSTABLED. Leave those goodies to Tariq or something....

This online gaming is perfect to test decks and cards that I do not own yet, but kind of miss the real games.

In the next entry, I'll post my current Anarch Janni deck. She is so cute & awesome heheheh

Plug in, Metuselahs!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Ishvalan on JOL3

What's happening, Metuselahs?

I've decided to join the Jyhad On-Line, in order to test my decks and also calm the addiction between games on my town to this cardboard hobby *heheh*
As you might suppose, my nickname is Ishvalan xD

Looking forward to playing with you, Metuselahs!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Infernal Pact and Infernal Familiar

What's happening, Metuselahs?

Today's entry is a tribute to this two cards. Playing !Tremere in several type of decks, can make us feel sort of creative when you have cards like this.

Plus to the posibilities that some cards grant such as Magic of the Smith searching for The Book of Going Forth by Night, The Textbook of Damnation, Amulet of Temporal Perception.... and also the vampires Ian Forestal and Nickolai, The Survivor; make the !Tre the perfect companions with other clans, and extend the posibilities of the clan.

First, the Infernal Pact has the disadvantage of being unique, but we can understand that fact, for just one pool that effect! Every !Tre deck I own or build always carries one, and if you block and you suspect the evil Ventrue of having several Kisses of Ra, par example?

Then, we have the Infernal Familiar, imo excessive blood cost for being only able to play the basic level of a discipline, and the other disadvantage is not that important if you place it in a midcap vampire and you don't rely that much in the out-of-clan discipline. But enough to include one if you find space in the deck for it.

Beyond your imagination, Metuselahs!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Results of the Poll

What's happening, Metuselahs?

Another poll comes to an end, and the question was...

Would you like the next set to be focused on the Sabbat?

- Yes!! Sabbat Owns!! 19(55%)
- Don't Care :) 9(26%)
- No, I'm a Camarilla/Independent freak.... 6(17%)

So, 34 Metuselahs became one with his soul, introduced themselves to their own deep feelings, and answered if they desired the next Sabbat set asap, and most of them wanted to!
My vote was also "Yes", because after KoT, I feel like Camarilla atm have the best crypt in general, and we also need some new Sabbat cards...

In the blink of the night, Metuselahs!

Govern the Gates, ECQ 2010 TWD

What's happening, Metuselahs?

Reading the newsgroup I came across a deck posted today, which is a DOM POT midcap vampires deck, that was led to the victory by Alfred Behrends in the German ECQ 2010 Ludwigshafen.
Topic in the NewsGroup

Deck Name : Govern the Gates
Author : Alf Behrends
Description : IMHO G4/5 has an insanely good weenie to midcap crypt for
POT and DOM/POT. Inspired by Tuomas Nyberg's TWD "Dr. Sutphens Dental
Care" I used the new crypt, replaced Computer Hackings with Govern and
some cards for my personal taste. Didn't get to play the deck before the
qualifier and really only wanted to qualify, so I'm very pleased with
it's perfomance. Never used the whole library so should probably go down
to 80 or even 75 cards.

Crypt [12 vampires] Capacity min: 3 max: 6 average: 4.83333 ------------------------------------------------------------

2x Virginie, Prodigy 6 DOM POT obt bishop Lasombra:4
1x Accorri Giovanni 6 DOM POT ani nec Giovanni:5
1x Black Wallace 6 DOM POT obt tha Lasombra:4
1x Donatello Giovanni 5 DOM aus pot pre Giovanni:4
1x Ermenegildo, The R 5 DOM OBT pot Lasombra:4
1x Esoara 5 DOM aus for pot !Tremere:4
1x Gianmaria Giovanni 5 POT dom nec obt Giovanni:5
1x Patrick 4 POT pre !Brujah:4
1x Volo 4 POT pro san Blood Bro:5
1x Almodo Giovanni 3 dom pot Giovanni:4
1x Arriette Sylla 3 POT Osebo:4

Library [90 cards] ------------------------------------------------------------

Master [12]
1x Archon Investigation
4x Blood Doll
1x Dominate
1x Dreams of the Sphinx
1x Fame
1x Haven Uncovered
1x Pentex(TM) Subversion
1x Potence
1x WMRH Talk Radio

Action [21]
1x Abbot
5x Bum's Rush
1x Dominate Kine
1x Far Mastery
11x Govern the Unaligned
1x Graverobbing
1x Rampage

Action Modifier [4]
4x Bonding

Ally [1]
1x Carlton Van Wyk (Hunter)

Combat [31]
2x High Ground
7x Increased Strength
3x Mighty Grapple
3x Taste of Vitae
14x Thrown Gate
2x Weighted Walking Stick

Equipment [4]
1x Ivory Bow
2x Leather Jacket
1x Sport Bike

Event [1]
1x Scourge of the Enochians

Reaction [13]
6x Deflection
2x Delaying Tactics
4x On the Qui Vive
1x Touch of Pain

Retainer [3]
1x J. S. Simmons, Esq.
1x Mr. Winthrop
1x Tasha Morgan

It was kind of stupid the main reason I liked this deck before reading it all, it was becaouse I like Virginie, Prodigy.
But after the first burst of noobness, ranged combat with POT is killer, and the fact that we don't use star vampires in here, makes most of the crypt able to perform the duty of the deck: bruise and bleed. I just loved it, and might give it a try with some changes :)

I would stick there some Thrown Bikes hehehehheh eeevill

Jackie Chan also fights with ranged POT in some films..... until he gets melee of course xD

See you later, Metuselahs!