Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Quite ironic....

What's happening, Metuselahs?

Not a lot here, to be honest. I finally got my event card , the Unmasking , that will find its space into my Samedi Reanimateds and in the Imbued deck. I've been looking for trading this card a lot of time, because I don't like spending a lot of cash in cards, prefer trading; even though that for the common cards I take packs in ebay or buy sealed decks.

The irony here is that atm there is no stable playgroup, and until I finish my exams I won't try to organise any game. I miss the two playgroups I've played since I started, death of this game was something awful for those veterans who have been playing this for years.

See you later, Metuselahs!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Time is an Illusion, Politics is a Sin, I like that deck!

What's happening, Metuselahs?

This is another chapter of the decks I really liked that much to make an entry for them in the blog. And I will try to build this one with my own cards (or something close to this tbh).

Very straight forward, relies on obfuscate to make the actions successfull and the votes via action modifiers (in the crypt only Nehemiah has votes). High number of revelations of desire in there, it makes me think... only with venenation you put corruption counters, isn't it? Or the action modifier is just to bleed more and if they have those counters, the better?

Pool gain with... voter captivation, khobar towers and.. diversity! A good choice, but the pool gain potential is 2-3 and you need to have the votes. ¿Enough?

Link to the deck

I love the presence of a good number of serpentis cards, never tried that discipline yet.

¿Would you guys include, par example, some Neferu to get some extra votes?

Even though I like that deck, I *need* to include like 2x Clotho's Gift, and more Temporis stuff in here, if I get to play that kind of deck, I'll make a report =)

See you later, Metuselahs

PS: I can't post the decklist without ruining the entire post!! Sorry for not posting it!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition

What's happening, Metuselahs?

I got into V:TES bcs I loved the rpg, and today you can pre-order the 20th Anniversary Edition of the Masquerade.

The worst part is the sales price: 99,99$ , and at the moment I don't know if I would order mine.... bff is hard to decide.... very expensive imho

V20 and Grand Masquerade tickets on sale!

To preorder, click here.

V:tM 4ever, Metuselahs

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Card: Domain of Evernight

What's happening, Metuselahs?

I wanted to make an entry to this card specially, because its a must-carry in any True Brujah deck and with HttB and more TB goodies, has become searched even more in trades.

First of all, card text:

obf: +1 stealth

Pretty good, having obfuscate as outferior, you can expect stealth. Nothing unusual.

tem: If this action is blocked, all damage done to vampires in the resulting combat is aggravated.

If you can pack any sort of agg damage prevention, this could be a fact that could make the blockers think twice before trying to stop our actions. A good threat.

TEM: Only usable when an action is successful: Untap this acting vampire. A vampire can play only one Domain of Evernight each turn.

This is just awesome. No blood cost. Just like for+cel Forced March, only once a turn but.... who cares!! Multi acting with this card and superior Clotho's Gift is 3 actions with your True Brujah in a turn. The best effect of the card.

Get a True Brujah with obf + TEM, pack at least 10x of this card, you will want one in your hand the most of the time.

See you later, Metuselahs!

PS: I know, obvious posts are obvious, but I'm still searching for some DoE's and got some hype on making a True Brujah deck.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Results of the Poll

What's happening, Metuselahs?

The common question was:

Do you play another TCG apart from V:TES?

Yes. 1 (15%)

No, v:tes is enough. 6 (85%)

So people keep on playing this game, even though this poll isn't very significative, due to the lack of votes, but it's ok!

As for me, I want to make more V:TES games after my exams, and it'll be hard, but I want to make the playgroup to have at least a game per 2 weeks...

Have fun while you can, Metuselahs!

Friday, April 15, 2011

My Decks: DoC Baroness

What's happening, Metuselahs?

Not a lot around here, but I wanted to post again on my blog a deck I have been playing during my last games, a Daughter of Cacophony vote deck with anarch barons. To analyze it, I'm going to use the pathofblood way to present a deck:

How do you intend to oust?

Lily Prelude is the way.
How do you intend to keep from being ousted?

Bloat with Benefit Performance and Voter Captivation, protect my Daughters with the fortitude cards, the Member of the Entourage and S:CE. I'm seriously thinking about including a Protected Resources.

What do you want your ready region to look like (ie, how many guys are you planning on getting out)?

The most number of daughters, the best. At least 2 of them with Fee Stakes, with those votes I can start moving hardcore.

What do you want your average turn to look like?

Bloating, defending and when I get enough stealth and votes, release the preludes to oust.

What's your metagame like?

Varied... but I can expect 2nd Traditions to be very common, so the stealth becomes really important.

Crypt (12 cards; Capacity min=1 max=6 avg=3.5) ==============================================
4x Anarch Convert 1 -none- Caitiff:ANY
2x Angela Preston 5 for PRE MEL Daughter of Cacophony:2
1x Céleste, The Voice of a Secret 3 pre mel Daughter of Cacophony:2
1x Delilah Monroe 4 for pre MEL Daughter of Cacophony:2
1x Gaël Pilet 6 chi pre FOR MEL Daughter of Cacophony:2
1x Muse 3 ani for mel Daughter of Cacophony:2
2x Yseult 6 FOR MEL PRE Daughter of Cacophony:3

Library (88 cards) ================== Master (12)
1x Archon Investigation
1x Bastille Opera House
1x Command Performance
2x Conductor
1x Creepshow Casino
1x Dreams of the Sphinx
1x Hospital Food
1x Paris Opera House
2x Presence
1x Protected Resources

Action (7)
1x Entrancement
1x Fee Stake: Boston
1x Fee Stake: Corte
1x Fee Stake: Los Angeles
1x Fee Stake: New York
1x Fee Stake: Perth
1x Fee Stake: Seattle

Political Action (21)
7x Benefit Performance
2x Fanfare for Elysium
2x Firebrand
9x Lily Prelude
1x Revolutionary Council

Ally (4)
4x Member of the Entourage
Action Modifier (23)
2x Aura of Invincibility
2x Awe
5x Change of Target
1x Cryptic Rider
2x Freak Drive
5x Missing Voice, The
1x Virtuosa
5x Voter Captivation

Combat (13)
3x Groundfighting
6x Majesty
4x Soak

Combo (8)
8x Madrigal
In games this has worked really well!! :) I really like this deck.

Note: I am not going to buy embraces neither siren's lure... ;)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Discusting memories...

Count Germaine doesn't like blood with acid....

I must have done something horrible in my other life.

Bleed you later, Metuselahs

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Game Report 28/01

What's happening, Metuselahs?

It was a Fail what had happened! So we gathered 3 friends and went to the local game store to play a Jyhad (wooh, months since my last game *live*!) and I decided to give a try to my Imbued deck and my DoC Baroness deck. So one game each deck, and I'll make a short report.

1) First Game (Imbued deck)

me(Imbued) -> 2nd tradicion toreador princes guns -> ravnos wall-ish -> stanislava bleed+events -> Qwawinnya BlehBleh deck

The game was going pretty good, even though I made a huge mistake (there was a 1 cap pander with bd on my prey hunting each turn xD and didn't even block him lol) and the fact I only influenced Jennie, the Cop and another imbued, no Travis here, zing...
My predator didn't have a chance, because after visiting me, I targeted at Q's vitals and he regretted it a bit >.< Jennie's special made my Cop to live to fight another day. Then it was matter of time to get ousted by Stanislava.

The Gangrel played a Break the Code. OMGOSH first time I see it in game and I play HUMANS, is this luck or I just made something reeeally evil on my other life???
I couldn't block his stealthy actions and only deflected one of his bleeds... and died xd

2) Second Game (DoC Baroness)

me -> tremere blocker -> !nosferatu ANI POT rush -> New Carthage princes -> Ravnos wall-ish -> magaji no secrets + vote

As I first saw the magaji and the princes, I knew it was going to be a hard game. I got Yseult, Delilah and later Gael Pilet, made them anarchs and only got one Fee Stake.
I learnt and important lesson this day: only play Fee Stakes if you have at least 2 in hand, to have enough votes to defend it, or the Conductor/Bastille Opera House.
So I bloated, table talked a bit to make my Benefit's pass, and even one of the Lily passed, leaving my prey really soft with 4 pool, but I attracted the attention of the !nosf and he tried to rush me. That card... Fanfare for Elysium and the Member of Entourage are pure gold! they saved me a turn from him, then I made a pact so that my girls wouldn't get touched by those filthy and ugly thingies....

Things got worse as the magaji had in general no pressure by the Ravnos, and and he got the votelock after all the Brujah princes were having fun in Mordor. I died and I couldn't try the Aura of Invincibility, because I didn't draw any of my 2 copies I carried on the deck.

I promise to carry again the DoC, with the deck improved, packing some Cryptic Riders also, this girls are something!

Best of all, I had fun playing this time, both games were pretty active, people playing relaxed yet competitive and I've learnt a lot after this games and all my mistakes. I missed a lot to play Jyhad!

Finally about my decks, the imbued was interesting to play, if only that Break the Code wouldn't appear... and I wish I had an Unmasking, in a typical imbued deck is a must have.
The DoC deck was just awesome to play, I had plenty of fun with it, lots of table talk, and I nearly scored a VP in my situation, even though I made those huge mistakes!

We are now just planning the next Jyhad afternoon :D

I hope you liked the report, see you later, Metuselahs!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Aura of Invincibility

What's happening, Metuselahs?

This week, talking with a local vtes player, he told me to use the card "Aura of Invincibility" in my Daughters of Cacophony Baron deck, and I think I will test this deck on friday.

Aura of Invincibility
Type: Action Modifier
Cost: 1 blood
Only usable during a referendum, before any votes are cast.
If this referendum passes, put this card on the acting vampire and put a counter on this card. This vampire gets an additional vote for each counter on this card in referendums he or she calls. Add a counter to this card when a referendum called by this vampire passes. If a referendum called by this vampire fails, burn this card and send this vampire to torpor. A vampire can have only one Aura of Invincibility.
Why do I started liking this card?

My first 3 copies of AoI came from my first Ventrue (KoT) deck, and my first thought was "holy sh**, this is pure junk..." and I haven't use it even once since then.

This week, as I started before, I was told that it could be a good help in voting with the deck, because in the turn the DoC act, they can manage to have a good votelock (in this case, with also Baron tech, more votes, but in my deck at least no Embraces :p) thanks to cards like Bastille Opera House, Conductor, Madrigal and even Firebrand.

There is no pleasure without any sort of risk, and the risk of getting into torpor if the referendum fails isn't too bad, just have to use my daughter with the aura first, to gain the most votes of the Conductor, and keep on rollin'...

Thanks to BeAst to answer my questions here, if someone would ask himself the same ones:

Q1 -- if I use Aura of Invincibility and my vampire with it is blocked (referendum doesn't happen), does she go to torpor?
Q2 --
if I suffer a "delaying tactics" and the vamp casting votes has Aura of Invincibility, does she go to torpor?
Answer: No torpor, in first case, there is no referendum to fail, and in the second one the referendum is cancelled, so it never failed.

Become invincibles, Metuselahs!

PS: if I write another entry tomorrow spitting acid on the AoI, it means every time I tried to use it, my poor Daughter went into mordor...