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Darby Dance of the Seven Veils
D.J. Chagnon

Writ of Acceptance
Boston, Massachusetts
June 24, 2007
3R + F	
10 players

Tournament Winning Deck

Deck Name: Darby Dance of the Seven Veils
Created by: D.J. Chagnon (Meej)
Description:

An adaptation of various Darby Dance decks, particularly John
Newquist's 12/17/06 Razorbat:Atlanta winner (at least, that was the
one that I saw a bunch of this tech in), modified to adapt to Boston's
heavy-intercept typical metagame - one-stealth actions just rarely cut
it, and 2 stealth sometimes isn't enough - by bolting in some OBF
vampires into the crypt for Cloaks, Veils, and some blood-doll bloat.
Also solves the problems of the classic Imbued vulnerability to
Smiling Jack, Reins of Power, Ancient Influence, etc., at the cost of
a little less reliability in the crypt, which bit me once badly in the
3rd round (all 4 vampires out of 5 crypt cards looked at).While I
can't claim credit for much of the deck-manipulating innovation, Luc
is just plain GOLD - the +3 hand-size action works great as an end-of-
the-turn action to set up your hand for next turn.  I think I'm going
to switch out Jeffrey Mullins for a second Luc.

Crypt: (13 cards, Min: 3, Max: 5, Avg: 4.0)
---------------------------------------------
2 Francois "Warden" Loehr      def jud      3 (cheap!)
2 Jack "Hannibal137" Harmon    def jud      4 (optional maneuver)
2 Jennie "Cassie247" Orne      inn jud vsn  5 (incapacitated recovery)
1 John "Cop90" O'Malley        jud ven      4 (built-in rush)
1 Marion "Teacher193" Perks    red jud      4 (optional press)
1 Travis "Traveler72" Miller   mar def      5 (can "Travis Down")
1 Jeffrey Mullins              cel OBF      4
2 Lubomira Hradok              OBF          3 (Black Hand, bleed disability)
1 Luc                          dem vic OBF  5 (+3 hand-size action)

Library: (90 cards)
-------------------
Master (14)
4 Angel of Berlin
2 Blood Doll
1 Dreams of the Sphinx
2 Memories of Mortality
2 Perfectionist  (weren't too useful - the Vamps didn't act too
                  often.  Maybe -1, +1 Blood Doll)
1 Secure Haven
1 The Barrens
1 The Church of Vindicated Faith

Event (4)
1 Anthelios, the Red Star (would be another Unmasking if I owned one)
2 Edge Explosion
1 The Unmasking

Actions (4)
2 Psychic Veil (nice, but tough to do unless I had 2 vamps out)
2 Scrounging (solid.)

Action Modifiers (14)
8 Cloak the Gathering
6 Veil the Legions

Ally (3)
1 Carlton Van Wyk
1 Moise Kasavubu (seems good, but never got him out to 
                  confirm - in past uses, he's just gotten 
                  blocked, but with the stealth I put him back in)
1 Vagabond Mystic (undecided; life was rarely an issue, except when 
                   a little healing wouldn't have mattered)

Equipment  (16)
5 Flash Grenade (could use more)
1 Deer Rifle (I expected transient maneuvers, and wasn't wrong)
2 .44 Magnum (could go away for Flash Grenades)
1 Heart of Nizchetus
1 Ivory Bow
2 Laptop Computer
2 Leather Jacket (because I own no NRA PAC)
1 Orb of Ulain
1 The Crusader Sword (in retrospect, IR Goggles to go with 
                      this might be nice)

Reaction (2)
2 Determine (never used; took too much vsn out of the crypt, 
             and rarely needed)

Combat (4)
4 Concealed Weapon

Powers (9)
2 Champion
2 Rejuvenate (see Vagabond Mystic - only so-so)
5 Vigilance

Conviction (20)
5 React With Conviction
7 Second Sight
8 Strike With Convition





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