torsdag 11 juli 2019

The Stockholm League – July 10, 2019

One of the stronger cards designed during the
VEKN-era. Congrats Loic!
























Two games were played in the seventh round of our ten week league. Standard tournament rules apply + printed proxy is allowed.

Table 1:
1. Randy (G2-3 dom-weenie powerbleed)
2. Zack (For-weenie rush)
3. Erik G (DOM+OBF bigcaps stealth-bleed/-vote)
3. Peter M (Tremere Lucas Halton wall)
5. Loïc (Setites Corruption-vote) 5 vp, 1 gw

Table 2:
1. Kari (Gangrel anarch Aksinya toolbox)
2. Erik M (Guillaume Giovanni with Nocturns stealth-bleed) 5 vp, 1 gw
3. Henrik (DOM+OBF bigcaps stealthbleed/vote)
4. Zack (Ravnos with auspex Nightmare Curse stealth-bleed)
5. Randal (Setite Nakhtorohep stealth-bleed)

League standings:
Erik M 60 rtp
Loïc 52 rtp
Henrik 48 rtp
Ober, Zack 46 rtp
Robin 28 rtp
Peter 26 rtp
Randy 20 rtp
Kari 10 rtp
Robert 8 rtp
Tomas 4 rtp
Kim 2 rtp
(1 gw = 8 ratingpoints, 1 vp = 4 ratingpoints. Note: Players can play more than one game each round if their participation are needed to complete a table where at least one player has not yet played a league game this round, but only the best result each round counts for rating. If more players than 5 want to play such a table, lowest vp-count this round has priority. No league game begin before 17.00 or starts after 20.00.)

The next league games are played at Dragon´s Lair, Kungsholmstorg 8 on Wednesday about 1800-ish. Everyone is welcome! Be there!

lördag 6 juli 2019

Ashur´s War Journal – July 2019
















My current decks
(in no particular order):
Kiasyd/Lasombra Nocturn stealth-bleed
Lasombra G5-6 stealth-vote (Slightly modded double Parliament of Shadows)
Nosferatu Cock Robin toolbox (Based on Otso Saariluoma 2010 TWD)
Bigcaps Setites Tempation + Vampiric Disease (This sucks. Way worse with Nakh than with weenies!)
Toreador G2-3 Aching Beauty (Tried to make something to abuse Aching Beauty. Weak!)
Bigcap OBF/DOM stealth-vote (Based on Danilo Torrisi 2018 TWD)
Tremere/!Tremere toolbox (Based on Daniel Garguláks 2019 TWD. Nice!)
Tzimisce ANI-combat toolbox (Based on Robert Scythes 2012 TWD. Brutal!)
Ventrue princes with sticks
Decks with the Dominate discipline: 5 of 9. Have been worse.


Ashur rant of the month: People should f**king STOP RANTING about Star Wars, Game of Thrones, various card games and other games! Toxic fandom MUST STOP!! With that said, you can already look forward to next Ashur rant of the month - I´m sure I can think of something ...













Ashur deck of the month: South Brooklyn Casket Company toolbox (Draft 1)

Crypt: 12 (Tried for a “passive votes are great” crypt. Can´t fit own votes!)
5x Lambach (This vamp is so VERY good!)
1x Vlad Tepes
2x Velya, The Flayer
1x Stravinsky
1x Little Tailor of Prague
2x Meshenka

Library:
Masters: 16
1x Fear of Mekhet
1x Giant´s Blood
1x Guardian Angel (Intercept + prevent)
1x Library Hunting Ground
2x Pentex Subversion
1x The Rack
4x Vessel
3x Wash
2x Wider View

Events: 2
1x Scourge of the Enochians
1x The Uncoiling

Actions/Allies/Equipment: 15
2x Under Siege (Untap + intercept)
1x Bowl of Convergence
1x .44 Magnum (Manuever + damage)
1x Living Manse (Bleed + Strike: Combat ends)
1x Mylan Horseed
1x Carlton Van Wyk (Always good for Daring the Dawn-defense)
4x Govern the Unaligned (Bleed + pool gain/acceleration)
4x Deep Song (Bleed + rush)

Action modifiers: 10
6x Changeling (Bleed + stealth)
4x Plasmic Form (Stealth + dodge)

Combat: 6
4x Chiropteran Marauder (Maneuver + aggraveted damage)
2x Breath of the Dragon

Reactions:
4x Cat´s Guidance (Intercept + don´t tap)
4x Eagles Sight (Intercept + choose block)
4x Eyes of Argus (Wake + Intercept)
3x My Enemy´s Enemy (Intercept + bounce)
2x On the Qui Vive
6x Sense the Savage Way (Wake + intercept)
5x Telepathic Misdirection (Intercept + bounce)

General idea: I made a list with all VTES cards that have two different effects (think Changeling, or Resist Earth´s Grasp, or Govern the Unaligned, etc.), and then I checked what kind of deck could fit most of those cards. I came up with the deck listed above.

My thoughts after playing it three times: Didn´t work fantastic, but okey if my predator wasn´t very fast and aggressive. It´s in the “fun toolbox” category, but nowhere close to tournament level quality. Maybe could swap a lot of funny utility masters for boring crypt acceleration masters? Anyone got other thoughts?

Some other ideas I´ve pondered recently: 

  • How broken is dominate? Could I build a deck with just 10 Govern, 10 Conditioning, 10 Deflection and just about any other 40 cards?!
  • Seriously, midcap bruise-bleed POT+DOM?
  • Top secret Black Chantry stuff!
  • Probably time for Guillaume Giovanni again, as we no longer seem to have 3+ others playing him in our play group. I wonder what variant?
  • How do one handle Matasuntha and Goratrix decks in the most humiliating way? What is the optimal block denial-bonanza?


If anyone have any answers to the questions above, feel free to comment below, or at it´s VEKN thread. Thanks!

torsdag 4 juli 2019

The Stockholm League – July 3, 2019

Strong!























Two games were played in the sixth round of our ten week league. Standard tournament rules apply + printed proxy is allowed.

Table 1:
1. Zack (Gangrel Matasuntha anarch wall) 4 vp, 1 gw
2. Loic (Setite vote)
3. Henrik (Tzimisce ani toolbox)
4. Erik M (Guilimpossibletospelllimue Giovanni stealth-bleed) 1 vp
5. Randy (AUS wall)

Table 2:
1. Tomas (Tremere/Gargoyles stealth-bleed) 1 vp
2. Randy (Weenies with Embrace and Flash Grenades)
3. Loïc (Setite vote) 3 vp, 1 gw
4. Erik W (Tremere stealth-bleed)

League standings:
Henrik 48 rtp
Ober, Zack 46 rtp
Erik M 32 rtp
Robin 28 rtp
Peter 26 rtp
Loïc 24 rtp
Randy 20 rtp
Kari 10 rtp
Robert 8 rtp
Tomas 4 rtp
Kim 2 rtp
(1 gw = 8 ratingpoints, 1 vp = 4 ratingpoints. Note: Players can play more than one game each round if their participation are needed to complete a table where at least one player has not yet played a league game this round, but only the best result each round counts for rating. If more players than 5 want to play such a table, lowest vp-count this round has priority. No league game begin before 17.00 or starts after 20.00.)

The next league games are played at Dragon´s Lair, Kungsholmstorg 8 on Wednesday about 1800-ish. Everyone is welcome! Be there!

tisdag 2 juli 2019

The Stockholm League – June 26, 2019














Three games were played in the fifth round of our ten week league. Standard tournament rules apply + printed proxy is allowed.

Table 1:
1. Kim (Kiasyd toolbox) 0,5 vp
2. Robin (!Ventrue grinder) 1,5 vp
3. Ober (Kiasyd MMPA stealth-bleed)
4. Zack (Gangrel Mathasunta anarch wall) 0,5 vp
5. Henrik (Nosferatu Cock Robin toolbox) 0,5 vp

Table 2:
1. Richard (Gangrel Thing toolbox)
2. Kristofer (Harbingers Erlik toolbox)
3. Ober (Gangrel Aksinya & Talbot rush/wall) 1,5 vp
4. Magnus (Ventrue Hardestadt Trophy combat)
5. Peter (Brujah anarch bruise-bleed) 1,5

Table 3:
1. Kari (Toreador anarch bruise-bleed)
2. Kim (Gargoyles Hatchling toolbox)
3. Robin (Malkavian PRE vote) 5 vp, 1 gw
4. Zack (Gangrel Mathasunta anarch wall)
5. Henrik (Tzimisce ani-combat toolbox)

League standings:
Henrik 48 rtp
Ober 46 rtp
Erik, Robin 28 rtp
Peter 26 rtp
Zack 22 rtp
Randy 20 rtp
Kari 10 rtp
Robert 8 rtp
Loic 4 rtp
Kim 2 rtp
(1 gw = 8 ratingpoints, 1 vp = 4 ratingpoints. Note: Players can play more than one game each round if their participation are needed to complete a table where at least one player has not yet played a league game this round, but only the best result each round counts for rating. If more players than 5 want to play such a table, lowest vp-count this round has priority. No league game begin before 17.00 or starts after 20.00.)

The next league games are played at Dragon´s Lair, Kungsholmstorg 8 on Wednesday about 1800-ish. Everyone is welcome! Be there!

fredag 21 juni 2019

The Stockholm League – June 19, 2019


















Two games were played in the fourth round of our ten week league. Standard tournament rules apply + printed proxy is allowed.

Table 1:
1. Loïc (Lasombra stealth-vote/bleed) 1 vp
2. Ober (Gangrel/!Gangrel anarchs Aksinya & Talbot rush)
3. Erik (Baali Girls vote)
4. Henrik (Ventrue princes with sticks) 4 vp, 1 gw
5. Magnus (Saulot toolbox)

Table 2:
1. Loïc (Lasombra stealth-vote/bleed)
2. Zack (Harbingers Legionnaires) 3 vp, 1 gw
3. Erik (Gargoyles toolbox)
4. Ober (Lasombra Montano Mind Rape/Baltimore Purge) 2 vp
5. Magnus (Brujah Jaroslav Pascek toolbox)

League standings:
Henrik 46 rtp
Ober 40 rtp
Erik 28 rtp
Peter, Randy, Zack 20 rtp
Kari 10 rtp
Robert 8 rtp
Loic 4 rtp
(1 gw = 8 ratingpoints, 1 vp = 4 ratingpoints. Note: Players can play more than one game each round if their participation are needed to complete a table where at least one player has not yet played a league game this round, but only the best result each round counts for rating. If more players than 5 want to play such a table, lowest vp-count this round has priority. No league game begin before 17.00 or starts after 20.00.)

The next league games are played at Dragon´s Lair, Kungsholmstorg 8 on Wednesday about 1800-ish. Everyone is welcome! Be there!

tisdag 18 juni 2019

The Stockholm League – June 12, 2019

Stupidf**kingvampiregotohell!






















Two games were played in the third round of our ten week league. Standard tournament rules apply + printed proxy is allowed.

Table 1:
1. Ober (!Toreador Jost & Rebecka tap n bleed) 1 vp
2. Kalle (AUS+OBF stealth-vote)
3. Randy (Toreador guns wall) 0,5 vp
4. Henrik (Tremere/!Tremere toolbox) 0,5 vp
5. Kari (Sergei & Inyanga wall) 1,5 vp

Table 2:
1. Loic (Lasombra G5-6 stealth-vote/bleed)
2. Randy (Toreador guns wall) 3 vp, 1 gw
3. Magnus (Matasuntha ???)
4. Ober (Giovanni Shambling Hordes) 2 vp
5. Kalle (AUS+OBF stealth-vote)

League standings:
Ober 32 rtp
Erik 28 rtp
Henrik 22 rtp
Peter, Randy 20 rtp
Kari 10 rtp
Robert 8 rtp
(1 gw = 8 ratingpoints, 1 vp = 4 ratingpoints. Note: Players can play more than one game each round if their participation are needed to complete a table where at least one player has not yet played a league game this round, but only the best result each round counts for rating. If more players than 5 want to play such a table, lowest vp-count this round has priority. No league game begin before 17.00 or starts after 20.00.)

The next league games are played at Dragon´s Lair, Kungsholmstorg 8 on Wednesday about 1800-ish. Everyone is welcome! Be there!

The Stockholm League – June 5, 2019

Two games were played in the second round of our ten week league. Standard tournament rules apply + printed proxy is allowed.

Table 1:
1. Erik (!Gangrel toolbox) 2 vp
2. Richard (Necromancy bigcaps toolbox)
3. Kari (Gangrel/!Gangrel anarchs toolbox)
4. Henrik (Tremere/!Tremere toolbox) 3 vp, 1 gw
5. Magnus (Setites with DOM stealth bleed/vote)

Table 2:
1. Henrik (Tremere/!Tremere toolbox)
2. Erik (Gargoyles Razor Bat wall) 2 vp
3. Peter (Brujah Salvador anarchs toolbox) 3 vp, 1 gw
4. Kari (Baali w Veistgeir vote)
5. Magnus (Tzimisce rush/wall)

League standings:
Erik 28 rtp
Ober 24 rtp
Henrik, Peter 20 rtp
Robert 8 rtp
Kari 4 rtp
(1 gw = 8 ratingpoints, 1 vp = 4 ratingpoints. Note: Players can play more than one game each round if their participation are needed to complete a table where at least one player has not yet played a league game this round, but only the best result each round counts for rating. If more players than 5 want to play such a table, lowest vp-count this round has priority. No league game begin before 17.00 or starts after 20.00.)

The next league games are played at Dragon´s Lair, Kungsholmstorg 8 on Wednesday about 1800-ish. Everyone is welcome! Be there!