Here is the deck list for my set of seven barbed wire decks.
The new formulation of the deck seems to be working well and I’m pleased with it.
04:30 5/13 [ShaneS_C tier] START OF UNTAP PHASE.
04:32 5/13 jonathan_sicari’s pool was 30, now is 28.
04:32 5/13 Added 2 blood to inactive region #2, now 2.
04:32 5/13 jonathan_sicari’s pool was 28, now is 27.
04:32 5/13 Added 1 blood to inactive region #3, now 1.
04:32 5/13 jonathan_sicari’s pool was 27, now is 0.
04:34 5/13 ShaneS_C tier untaps.
04:34 5/13 [ShaneS_C tier] worst draw ever
04:35 5/13 ShaneS_C tier’s pool was 30, now is 29.
04:35 5/13 Added 1 blood to inactive region #1, now 1.
04:35 5/13 [jonathan_sicari] me too, got the worst of my princes in my crypt.
04:45 5/13 [bleakprophet] START OF UNTAP PHASE.
04:45 5/13 jonathan_sicari’s pool was 0, now is 27.
04:46 5/13 preston’s pool was 30, now is 28.
04:46 5/13 Added 2 blood to inactive region #4, now 2.
04:54 5/13 [jonathan_sicari] bleak did say he’d only be able to stay until about 7 mins from now so he may have left?
04:54 5/13 [jonathan_sicari] and he’s not logged in.
04:55 5/13 [ShaneS_C tier] fark me
04:55 5/13 bleakprophet’s pool was 30, now is 26.
04:55 5/13 Added 4 blood to inactive region #3, now 4.
04:55 5/13 [ShaneS_C tier] kill it and get another going ?
04:56 5/13 [bleakprophet] i’m at work, so i can only log in and out briefly
04:56 5/13 [ShaneS_C tier] START OF UNTAP PHASE.
04:58 5/13 [ShaneS_C tier] START OF INFLUENCE PHASE.
04:58 5/13 ShaneS_C tier’s pool was 29, now is 28.
04:58 5/13 ShaneS_C tier draws from crypt
04:58 5/13 [preston] START OF UNTAP PHASE.
04:58 5/13 [ShaneS_C tier] yay
04:59 5/13 preston’s pool was 28, now is 24.
04:59 5/13 Added 4 blood to inactive region #4, now 6.
04:59 5/13 [jonathan_sicari] START OF UNTAP PHASE.
04:59 5/13 [jonathan_sicari] START OF INFLUENCE PHASE.
04:59 5/13 jonathan_sicari’s pool was 27, now is 23.
04:59 5/13 Added 4 blood to inactive region #2, now 6.
04:59 5/13 Move Badger to jonathan_sicari’s ready region
04:59 5/13 Capacity of Badger now 6
04:59 5/13 [bleakprophet] START OF UNTAP PHASE.
Continue reading New Gangrel Deck Racks Up a Win
2x Angus the Unruled(G1)
1x Bear Paw(G1)
2x Gitane St. Claire(G1)
1x Katarina (G2)
2x Quinton McDonnell(G1)
1x Anastasia Grey(G1)
1x Camille Devereux, The Raven(G1)
1x Ricki Van Demsi(G1)
1x Zack North(G1)
2x Blood Doll
2x Haven Uncovered
1x Zoo Hunting Ground
1x Will of the Council
2x Wolf Companion
2x Raven Spy
Action Modifier/Combat: (1)
1x Ritual of the Bitter Rose
4x Claws of the Dead
3x Drawing Out the Beast
3x Unflinching Persistence
3x Wolf Claws
1x Form of the Ghost
1x Gleam of Red Eyes
2x Skin of Rock
1x Agate Talisman
1x Sport Bike
1x Urban Jungle
Political Action: (6)
2x Conservative Agitation
2x Kine Resources Contested
2x Second Tradition
4x Rat’s Warning / Guard Dogs
4x Cat’s Guidance
Don Cruez the Idealist
3x(Helena Casimir/Tura Vaughn)
Yuri the Talon
Dre Leader of the Cold Dawn
And the Gangrel deck scores a hard fought game win.
The first button is for the Gangrel deck with domestic shipping.
The second button is for the Gangrel deck plus international shipping.
Another Barbed Wire deck gets a 4-0 VP sweep! If you’d like to buy this deck by itself, I have these two buttons:
The top button is for $13 which is $8 for the deck plus $5 for domestic shipping.
The button above is $20- $14 for international shipping plus $8 for the deck.
Below is a JOL deck I played with the deck and got a perfect 4-0 Sweep.
Continue reading Barbed Wire Tremere Deck Sweeps a JOL Game
MUAHAHAHA! A now my Barbed Wire Toreador deck has won a JOL game.
The first button is for the deck itself plus domestic shipping.
The second button is for international shipping.
What follows are the contents and strategy guides for the decks I sell on Ebay. Continue reading The Contents and Strategy Guides for My Barbed Wire Decks
Here are the Vampire: the Eternal Struggle cards I am currently buying. I will buy virtually unlimited quantities of cards from virtually any edition.
I’ve long been an advocate of trying to make powerful decks from a limited selection of cards. Such “commons” decks thwart the argument that a given CCG is merely the realm of the those who want to invest large amounts of money into it if they can do reasonably well against such decks. This was the reasoning behind my Barbed Wire decks that I made and still sell that mostly use Jyhad card stock.
Another VTES player, perhaps inspired by my Barbed Wire decks, made his own limited card selection challenge: Atom Weaver’s “Deck Bashing Challenge.” This challenge revolves around making as competitive a deck as possible by combining two starter decks of your choosing. While I like the idea, I do have a few reservations about the idea.
For one, starter decks in VTES are much like Magic: the Gathering and are set specific. If one were to find a great combination of starter decks to make an excellent general purpose deck, the starters you were using might be out of stock two years down the road and simply be of little use to the proposed newbie who needed it. Secondly, the starter decks all revolve around a certain strategy; by combining two of them, all you are really going to be able to do is refine that strategy a bit. The starter decks themselves are not toolboxy enough to really serve as the blank slate that I like as a deck constructor. Of course, one could combine two separate starters, but that runs into it’s own problems. Lastly, VTES is a game that has always favored certain strategies such as sneak and bleed or vote and cap. Starter decks, such as the Malkavian or Venture starters from Keepers of Tradition, will be quite competitive whereas working with the other starters from that set means that you will be building a deck that will simply never be as competitive. That’s just the nature of VTES and CCGs in general.