2005 Southwest Regional NAQ Results?

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Been almost a week. Any results?
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    jeffkuta@pacbell.net wrote:
    > Been almost a week. Any results?

    Yes. We're recovering slowly. :)

    Powerbase: Los Angeles was a nice 3-day event that began with Friday
    night V:TES and Texas Hold'em at Mike Courtois' house. We had maybe 15
    people there (some who wouldn't be able to make it to the tournaments
    and some early arrivers for Saturday's and Sunday's events). Lots of
    good games to get us warmed up. As well, Poker newbie Albert came
    looking for some poker lessons and ended up leaving with the majority
    of the money. Three players were all in on the first hand and Albert
    had pocket rockets and won. He ended up leaving early that night. I
    cleaned up the remaining dollars. A bunch of psychos played until the
    sun was nearly up.

    Saturday we had breakfast and got the Citibank Community Center setup
    for play. Our art gallery contraptions weigh a ton and it is a lot of
    work to unwrap and hang all that art.

    We began the first tournament at 11:00 AM. Our pal Reyda was in town
    (though exhausted). Other visitors included the Tatus, Brian Moritz and
    friend Fletcher (from Seattle) and Fred Scott from Arizona. Lists of
    winners will follow (I'm not the owner of the archons).

    Around six PM we played for the Southwest Region Championship. After
    deducting for already qualified players we had 4 qualifying slots to
    give away in the event. Reaching the finals were Darby Keeney,
    Fletcher (I forget your last name Fletcher, sorry), Steve Fazio, Brian
    Moritz and Alex Harmon. I believe Brian went on to win. Congrats to
    Brian. Fletcher finished in 5th and didn't qualify but all 4 of the
    players that qualified are attending GenCon this year. Last year we
    had several qualifying slots eaten up by players who weren't attending.

    Again, people played till sick hours--some probably even sleeping at
    the venue. Next day we had another tournament beginning at 11:00 AM.
    The finals were really intense. Mike Courtois played a big vampire
    deck that had an assault rifle and lots of damaging votes. Brian
    Moritz and James Lin, playing swarmish decks, were greatly punished by
    an Ancilla Empowerment and Mike eventually took out his predator and
    prey. He and STeve Fazio (Ahrimanes) helped each other out and then
    fought it out at the end. Lots of tense moments and table talk. Could
    have gone a number of directions. Congrats to Mr. Fazio.

    The last event still had, if I remember hearing correctly, 3 tables
    going. This was great attendance for the last event since people are
    usually pretty exhausted by then. It began around 6:00 PM and probably
    ended about midnight or 1:00. I wasn't there. Don't know who won.

    I also heard that the Seattle crew and Robert Scythe and Mike Courtois
    played all day Monday. Sick!

    A few photos are at:

    http://vtesinla.org/gallery2/pbla_gallery.htm

    (Link from memory and can't check from work - hope I'm right!)

    -Robert
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    Robert Goudie wrote:
    > The last event still had, if I remember hearing correctly, 3 tables
    > going. This was great attendance for the last event since people are
    > usually pretty exhausted by then. It began around 6:00 PM and probably
    > ended about midnight or 1:00. I wasn't there. Don't know who won.

    Ah, now I remember. Dennis Lien won with a deck based on "Diversity".
    Lots of vamps from different clans. Diversity pool gain.

    Brian's deck that won the Regional Championship may have been a Legacy
    of Pander deck.

    Lots of swarm decks all weekend.

    -robert
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    Fabio Sooner wrote:
    > On 2 Jun 2005 10:53:32 -0700, "Robert Goudie" <robertg@vtesinla.org>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >
    > >Robert Goudie wrote:
    > >> The last event still had, if I remember hearing correctly, 3 tables
    > >> going. This was great attendance for the last event since people are
    > >> usually pretty exhausted by then. It began around 6:00 PM and probably
    > >> ended about midnight or 1:00. I wasn't there. Don't know who won.
    > >
    > >Ah, now I remember. Dennis Lien won with a deck based on "Diversity".
    > >Lots of vamps from different clans. Diversity pool gain.
    > >
    > >Brian's deck that won the Regional Championship may have been a Legacy
    > >of Pander deck.
    > >
    > >Lots of swarm decks all weekend.
    > >-robert
    >
    > So 2005 is the V:tES Year of the Swarm?

    There've been lots of years where weenie vampires made big aggressive
    bleeds or votes. I used the term swarm as oppossed to weenie because
    instead of immediate assaults they use the Week of Nightmares modus
    operandi; build build build and then attack when there's maybe 20-30
    minutes remaining. Saw Tumnimos, Embrace, web of knives recruit, and
    so on.

    Seems a continuation of last year's glut of Palla Grande decks (just
    with more diverse approaches now).

    -Robert
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    On 2 Jun 2005 10:53:32 -0700, "Robert Goudie" <robertg@vtesinla.org>
    wrote:

    >
    >Robert Goudie wrote:
    >> The last event still had, if I remember hearing correctly, 3 tables
    >> going. This was great attendance for the last event since people are
    >> usually pretty exhausted by then. It began around 6:00 PM and probably
    >> ended about midnight or 1:00. I wasn't there. Don't know who won.
    >
    >Ah, now I remember. Dennis Lien won with a deck based on "Diversity".
    >Lots of vamps from different clans. Diversity pool gain.
    >
    >Brian's deck that won the Regional Championship may have been a Legacy
    >of Pander deck.
    >
    >Lots of swarm decks all weekend.
    >-robert

    So 2005 is the V:tES Year of the Swarm?

    If I had the time now, I'd check how many decks built to swarm are in
    the TWD archive this year. Our qualifier had at least two swarm decks
    at the finals, though they didn't win, and I saw at least two more in
    preliminary rounds.

    best,

    Fabio "Sooner" Macedo
    V:TES National Coordinator for Brazil
    Giovanni Newsletter Editor
    -----------------------------------------------------
    V for Vendetta on the big screen!
    http://vforvendetta.warnerbros.com/
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    On 2 Jun 2005 11:22:04 -0700, "Robert Goudie" <robertg@vtesinla.org>
    wrote:

    >Fabio Sooner wrote:
    >> On 2 Jun 2005 10:53:32 -0700, "Robert Goudie" <robertg@vtesinla.org>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >> >
    >> >Robert Goudie wrote:
    >> >> The last event still had, if I remember hearing correctly, 3 tables
    >> >> going. This was great attendance for the last event since people are
    >> >> usually pretty exhausted by then. It began around 6:00 PM and probably
    >> >> ended about midnight or 1:00. I wasn't there. Don't know who won.
    >> >
    >> >Ah, now I remember. Dennis Lien won with a deck based on "Diversity".
    >> >Lots of vamps from different clans. Diversity pool gain.
    >> >
    >> >Brian's deck that won the Regional Championship may have been a Legacy
    >> >of Pander deck.
    >> >
    >> >Lots of swarm decks all weekend.
    >> >-robert
    >>
    >> So 2005 is the V:tES Year of the Swarm?
    >
    >There've been lots of years where weenie vampires made big aggressive
    >bleeds or votes. I used the term swarm as oppossed to weenie because
    >instead of immediate assaults they use the Week of Nightmares modus
    >operandi; build build build and then attack when there's maybe 20-30
    >minutes remaining. Saw Tumnimos, Embrace, web of knives recruit, and
    >so on.
    >Seems a continuation of last year's glut of Palla Grande decks (just
    >with more diverse approaches now).
    >-Robert

    Yeah, that was pretty much the approach to the term "swarm" I was
    referring too. One of the two finalist decks mentioned was mine, a
    Tumnimos one (without Weeks because I unfortunately don't own any, but
    nevertheless a build-up-and-oust-when-the-opportunity-presents-itself
    deck). The other was a Foundation Exhibit/Embrace/Consanguineous
    Boon/Palla Grande deck.

    I'm still trying to round out a Web of Knives Recruit deck for
    tournament play, but couldn't. Maybe aroud Amaravati and his DOM OBF.

    best,
    Fabio "Sooner" Macedo
    V:TES National Coordinator for Brazil
    Giovanni Newsletter Editor
    -----------------------------------------------------
    V for Vendetta on the big screen!
    http://vforvendetta.warnerbros.com/
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    jeffkuta@pacbell.net wrote:
    > Been almost a week. Any results?


    I just want to say thanks to all for making Powerbase LA a HUGE
    success. Most every one had a great time and I can't wait to do it
    again. Congrats to all who quailified,

    1.Brian Moritz
    2.Steve Fazio
    3.Darby Keeney
    4.Alex Harmon

    And special thanks to those who traveled long and far to be here, it
    would'nt have been as successful without you all.

    Powerbase: LA Sat May 28th 11:00AM

    Prelim GWs/Prelim VPs/ Final VPs/TPs

    1 steve fazio 1 5.5 1.5 114
    2 michael perry 1 2.5 0.5 78
    3 matt wedge 1 2 0.5 84
    4 brian moritz 0 3.5 0.5 114
    5 reyda seddiki 2 6 0 120

    Powerbase: LA Sat May 28th 6:00PM (SouthWest Qualifier)

    1 brian moritz 2 4.5 3 144
    2 steve fazio 2 10 1 168
    3 darby` keeney 1 5 1 138
    4 alex harmon 2 9 0 168
    5 fletcher gibson 1 4 0 108

    Powerbase: LA Sun May 29th 11:00AM

    1 steve fazio 0 3 3 90
    2 michael courtois 1 4 1 78
    3 fletcher gibson 0 3 1 96
    4 james lin 1 3 0 78
    5 brian moritz 1 2.5 0 78

    Powerbase: LA Sun May 29th 6:00PM

    1 dennis lein 2 7 0.5 120
    2 steve fazio 1 4 0.5 78
    3 robyn tatu 1 3 0.5 78
    4 j.j. ma 1 2.5 0.5 84
    5 fletcher gibson 0 2 0.5 84


    I'll try to get Brian Moritz to post his Tourny winning deck for the
    Qualifier soon. sorry the report took so long I finally woke up after
    playing all last week :)!!!

    ***JediMike***
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    Robert Goudie wrote:
    > Our pal Reyda was in town (though exhausted).

    Ah that´s why I didn´t see you in paris, my friend.
    Too sad.

    --
    johannes walch
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    Johannes Walch a écrit :
    > Robert Goudie wrote:
    >
    >> Our pal Reyda was in town (though exhausted).
    >
    >
    > Ah that´s why I didn´t see you in paris, my friend.
    > Too sad.

    I had a pretty good time in LA with my brand new Fleur du mal deck !

    See you next time, i hope ;)

    DECK: Fleur du mal and the new power generation

    Crypte : 12
    3x Fleur du mal
    3x Quentin King III
    2x Greta Kircher !! (Weenie protection. Sup Entrancement, forgotten
    labyrinth. good.)
    2x Michael Luther
    1x Midget
    1x Lena Rowe (i have a to put a pander in every deck)

    Masters 16
    3x Legendary Vampire
    4x Blood doll
    3x Sudden Reversal
    2x dreams of the Sphinx
    1x Minion tap (emergency !)
    1x Life boon
    1x Creepshow casino
    1x Secure haven

    Actions 27
    5x Kindred Spirits
    5x Parity shift
    5x Kine resource contested
    5x First tradition : The masquerade
    3x Legal Manip
    2x Entrancement
    2x domain challenge

    Modifiers 26
    4x Forgotten Labyrinth
    4x Deny
    4x Mind tricks
    3x Confusion
    3x Telepathic vote couting
    2x Bewitching oration
    2x Voter Cap
    2x Change of target
    1x Approximation of loyalty
    1x Aire of Elation

    Combat 9
    6x Majesty
    1x aura Reading
    2x Coma

    Reaction 12
    4x Telepathic misdirection
    3x 2nd tradition domain
    3x Telepathic counter (cool after 1st trad)
    2x Wake with evening's freshness

    Et voilà :)
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    ***JediMike*** a écrit :

    >
    > I'll try to get Brian Moritz to post his Tourny winning deck for the
    > Qualifier soon. sorry the report took so long I finally woke up after
    > playing all last week :)!!!
    >
    > ***JediMike***
    >

    Hey Mike !
    It was great :)

    i could have been back on sunday afternoon though, i recovered from the
    exhausting previous day.

    Here is the exact list of Brian's Deck who won saturday's qualifier.
    (i asked him and he mailed it to me)

    Author : Brian Moritz.

    Crypt: (12 cards, Min: 4, Max: 10, Avg: 1.67)
    ---------------------------------------------
    1 Marie Faucigny AUS dem OBF tha 7, Malkavian Antitribu
    1 Korah ani AUS DEM OBF 7, Malkavian Antitribu
    1 Lena Rowe aus obf pre 3, Pander
    1 Mitchell, the Headhunter obt pot 2, Pander
    1 Christine Boscacci dom vic 2, Pander
    1 Royce dom 1, Pander
    1 Olga Triminov vic 1, Pander
    1 March Halcyon for 1, Pander
    1 Huang, Blood Cultist pro 1, Pander
    1 Feo Ramos aus 1, Pander
    1 Basil obf 1, Pander
    1 Angela Decker pre 1, Pander

    Library: (90 cards)
    -------------------
    Master (17 cards)
    1 Barrens, The
    1 Blood Doll
    1 Creepshow Casino
    1 Dia de los Muertos
    2 Dreams of the Sphinx
    1 Effective Management
    1 Hungry Coyote, The
    3 Information Highway
    4 Obfuscate
    2 Powerbase: Madrid

    Action (7 cards)
    7 Embrace, The

    Action Modifier (26 cards)
    4 Cloak the Gathering
    2 Cryptic Rider
    4 Faceless Night
    4 Forgotten Labyrinth
    8 Lost in Crowds
    4 Private Audience

    Political Action (32 cards)
    8 Consanguineous Boon
    1 Crusade: Chicago
    1 Crusade: Detroit
    1 Crusade: Mexico City
    1 Crusade: Philadelphia
    1 Crusade: Pittsburgh
    1 Crusade: Toronto
    1 Disputed Territory
    2 Domain Challenge
    7 Kine Resources Contested
    7 Legacy of Pander
    1 Rumors of Gehenna

    Reaction (5 cards)
    3 Deflection
    2 Telepathic Misdirection

    Combat (3 cards)
    3 Dodge
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    Ah...right! Eighteen in attendance.

    ***JediMike***
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    Ah...right! Eighteen in attendance.

    ***JediMike***
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    > Brian's deck has joined the over 500 tournament winning decks archived
    > here:
    >
    > http://www.TheLasombra.com/decks/twd.htm

    Ha ha! I just noticed the min/max/avg are wrong.

    The decklist I mailed to Reyda--identical to the one I handed
    Robin--had a min/max/avg. left over from a previous all-Pander version
    of the deck. The correct min/max/avg. is min 4, max 19, avg. 2.333

    Also, it's funny that Jay Kristoff and I talked strategy about Smiling
    Jack and Panders in Germany, and the next deck I saw on the archive was
    his PANDER DECK! So I try to win immediately after him, to put our
    decks together on the clan-sorted archive...and Karol Magda wins (with
    Panders) on the same day!

    I just love this game :)

    -- Brian
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    On Sat, 04 Jun 2005 02:15:33 +0200, reyda <true_reyda@hotmail.com>
    wrote:

    >> I'll try to get Brian Moritz to post his Tourny winning deck for the
    >> Qualifier soon. sorry the report took so long I finally woke up after
    >> playing all last week :)!!!
    >> ***JediMike***


    >Here is the exact list of Brian's Deck who won saturday's qualifier.
    >(i asked him and he mailed it to me)

    >Author : Brian Moritz.

    It would be great if this deck could join the Tournament Winning Deck
    archive. Only one thing is missing.

    1) number of players in attendance at event


    http://groups-beta.google.com/group/alt.games.jyhad/msg/1bae6ee4b68b9bf5


    Carpe noctem.

    Lasombra

    http://www.TheLasombra.com/decks/twd.htm
    Your best online source for information about V:TES.
    Now also featuring individual card sales and sales
    of booster and starter box displays.
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    On 5 Jun 2005 22:03:56 -0700, "***JediMike***"
    <Jedimike@rebelscum.net> wrote:

    >Ah...right! Eighteen in attendance.

    Brian's deck has joined the over 500 tournament winning decks archived
    here:

    http://www.TheLasombra.com/decks/twd.htm


    Carpe noctem.

    Lasombra

    http://www.TheLasombra.com
    Your best online source for information about V:TES.
    Now also featuring individual card sales and sales
    of booster and starter box displays.
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    firstconformist@aol.com a écrit :
    >>Brian's deck has joined the over 500 tournament winning decks archived
    >>here:
    >>
    >>http://www.TheLasombra.com/decks/twd.htm
    >
    >
    > Ha ha! I just noticed the min/max/avg are wrong.
    >
    > The decklist I mailed to Reyda--identical to the one I handed
    > Robin--had a min/max/avg. left over from a previous all-Pander version
    > of the deck. The correct min/max/avg. is min 4, max 19, avg. 2.333
    >
    > Also, it's funny that Jay Kristoff and I talked strategy about Smiling
    > Jack and Panders in Germany, and the next deck I saw on the archive was
    > his PANDER DECK! So I try to win immediately after him, to put our
    > decks together on the clan-sorted archive...and Karol Magda wins (with
    > Panders) on the same day!
    >
    > I just love this game :)
    >
    > -- Brian

    Incidentally, the switzerland open has been won by yet another pander
    deck, played by a french player. His was stuffed of change of target to
    deplete transient intercept. :)

    This year is the Pander year !
    reyda
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    reyda wrote:
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    | Incidentally, the switzerland open has been won by yet another pander
    | deck, played by a french player. His was stuffed of change of target to
    | deplete transient intercept. :)

    Not intercept. Wakes. =)

    Change of Target kills Wakes. Sure, if all your actions are at +1
    stealth, it can help to knock down transient intercept, but the real
    biggie is that you can always tap your prey out with weight-of-minions,
    forcing him into his untap resources before he wants to, and then use
    Change of Target to get the Wakes out of his hand. Once you can be
    assured he has either 0 or 1 untap cards, you can plan the oust accordingly.

    Works best with inherent +bleeders of course (more likely to draw a
    block, saves your own cards), but Pander aren't noted for that.

    - --
    Derek

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    On Mon, 06 Jun 2005 10:08:17 +0200, reyda <true_reyda@hotmail.com>
    wrote:

    >This year is the Pander year !
    >reyda

    One more thing to support that 2005 is the weenie/swarm year...
    (Pander or not)

    David Cunha from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil won this year's SAC yesterday
    with a weenie politics deck. More to follow in its appropriate thread
    as soon as I get the archon and decklists in electronic format.

    best,

    Fabio "Sooner" Macedo
    V:TES National Coordinator for Brazil
    Giovanni Newsletter Editor
    -----------------------------------------------------
    V for Vendetta on the big screen!
    http://vforvendetta.warnerbros.com/
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    Panders do so have a discipline in common: Potence!

    Mitchell, the Headhunter
    Rex, the Necronomist
    Jimmy Dunn
    Matthew Romans
    Ghouled Street Thug

    Oh, Matthew, if only you were group 3!

    -- Brian
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    Fabio "Sooner" a écrit :
    > On Mon, 06 Jun 2005 10:08:17 +0200, reyda <true_reyda@hotmail.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >>This year is the Pander year !
    >>reyda
    >
    >
    > One more thing to support that 2005 is the weenie/swarm year...
    > (Pander or not)
    >
    > David Cunha from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil won this year's SAC yesterday
    > with a weenie politics deck.

    the special thing is : pander have no disciplines in common. That's the
    magic of it !
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    ***JediMike*** wrote:
    > jeffkuta@pacbell.net wrote:
    > > Been almost a week. Any results?
    >
    >
    > I just want to say thanks to all for making Powerbase LA a HUGE
    > success. Most every one had a great time and I can't wait to do it
    > again. Congrats to all who quailified,
    > And special thanks to those who traveled long and far to be here, it
    > would'nt have been as successful without you all.
    >

    Good job Brian, Fletcher. Nice to see some names I know making VTES
    pilgrimages of their own and doing so well at it!

    Geoff
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    On Tue, 07 Jun 2005 02:52:27 +0200, reyda <true_reyda@hotmail.com>
    wrote:

    >Fabio "Sooner" a écrit :
    >> On Mon, 06 Jun 2005 10:08:17 +0200, reyda <true_reyda@hotmail.com>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>>This year is the Pander year !
    >>>reyda
    >>
    >> One more thing to support that 2005 is the weenie/swarm year...
    >> (Pander or not)
    >>
    >> David Cunha from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil won this year's SAC yesterday
    >> with a weenie politics deck.
    >
    >the special thing is : pander have no disciplines in common. That's the
    >magic of it !

    Non-discipline-based decks are magic by themselves, Pander or not ;)

    The winning deck was not discipline-based, just the plain old 1- and
    2-caps crypt who tries to make a Prince before anyone could bring
    votes to the table. You know the type.

    best,

    Fabio "Sooner" Macedo
    V:TES National Coordinator for Brazil
    Giovanni Newsletter Editor
    -----------------------------------------------------
    V for Vendetta on the big screen!
    http://vforvendetta.warnerbros.com/
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