White Wolf
Josh Duffin

GenCon 2006
Championship Qualifier
Sunday August 13th, 2006
27 players
3R + F

Tournament Winning Deck by Josh Duffin

Here's the list for my Imbued constructed-winning deck from Sunday.

Lots of credit to Matt Morgan for the basic ideas of this deck.  
Then, too, the powers, convictions, and Imbued themselves dictate 
a lot of the deck's gameplan...

This is a deck somewhat tweaked from the version I played at Origins 
earlier this year.  Matt told me I shouldn't play it again since it 
had already won a tournament, but I don't know, I think maybe this 
horse should be ridden into the ground until something happens to 
make it less effective.  :-)

This version ended up with every single card being one that goes into 
play, except for a few of the masters (Fortschritt, DI, Sudden, Angel, 
Effective, Misdirection).  That's definitely one of the great strengths 
of the Imbued: so many of their powerful effects are permanents, usable 
over and over again.  You don't have to keep drawing more copies of them 
in order to be effective; they've already gone into play and just stay 
there for you to reuse every turn.

In the first and third rounds of the tournament, I got only 0.5 VP as 
the game didn't develop quickly enough for me to ever oust anyone after 
recovering from early pool losses (though at least I was never ousted 
on the day).  But in the second round and the final round, the game moved 
along more swiftly and I had plenty of time to lose some pool, recover 
and build up, and then oust people.  4 VP in the second round and 3 in 
the finals earned the win.

Deck Name : 2006_08_10_all_powerful

Crypt [12 vampires] Capacity min: 3 max: 5 average: 4
2x Jennie "Cassie247"     5   inn jud vis Visionary:4
2x Travis "Traveler72     5   mar def     Martyr:4
2x Inez "Nurse216" Vi     3   inn         Innocent:4
1x Erick "Shophet125"     4   inn jud     Judge:4
1x Jack "Hannibal137"     4   def jud     Defender:4
1x Lupe "Cabbie22" Dr     4   def ven     Defender:4
1x Xian "DziDzat155"      4   def inn     Defender:4
1x Béatrice "Oracle17     3   inn ven     Innocent:4
1x François "Warden"      3   def jud     Judge:4

Library [90 cards]
Ally [2]
  2x Vagabond Mystic  		** in case not everyone can get a Rejuvenate

Conviction [18]
  6x React with Conviction
  6x Second Sight
  6x Strike with Conviction

Equipment [9]
  4x .44 Magnum  		** probably don't need this many, discarded several
  1x Crusader Sword, The
  1x Ivory Bow
  3x Sport Bike  		** didn't have these last time, great with Angel

Event [5]
  1x Anthelios, The Red Star
  2x Edge Explosion  		** I didn't want to run too much Gehenna and
  2x Unmasking, The  		** get the table too mad at me...

Master [32]
  5x Angel of Berlin  		** On the Qui Vive will be nice to add...
  1x Barrens, The
  2x Brothers Grimm  		** really strong card in master-heavy decks
  1x Channel 10
  2x Church of Vindicated Faith, The
  4x Direct Intervention  	** think 3x DI 3x Sudden might be better
  2x Effective Management
  1x Fortschritt Library
  2x Information Highway
  1x KRCG News Radio
  2x Memories of Mortality  	** more of these instead of Misdirection?
  2x Misdirection  		** only advantages: taps an ally, or vs bleed-bounce
  2x Parthenon, The
  1x Rose Foundation, The
  1x Smiling Jack, The Anarch	** to contest, potentially
  2x Sudden Reversal
  1x Vigil: The Thin Line

Power [24]
  3x Champion 		** really strong, e.g. vs Stanislava
  5x Discern  		** more Sport Bikes for free!
  1x Foresee  		** never used on the day
  1x Hide  		** useful a few times
  1x Inspire  		** great with Inez, used all the time
  1x Project  		** never used on the day, good in theory though
  5x Rejuvenate  	** key card, keeps you out of incapacitated
  2x Surge  		** never used on the day, not much combat around
  5x Vigilance  	** great for second action and for double-blocking 

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