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Anonymous
June 2, 2005 2:06:19 PM

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Been almost a week. Any results?
Anonymous
June 2, 2005 2:45:09 PM

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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
Anonymous
June 2, 2005 2:53:32 PM

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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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Anonymous
June 2, 2005 3:22:04 PM

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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
Anonymous
June 2, 2005 7:18:19 PM

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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/
Anonymous
June 2, 2005 7:43:21 PM

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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/
Anonymous
June 3, 2005 6:32:54 PM

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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***
Anonymous
June 3, 2005 6:33:47 PM

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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
Anonymous
June 4, 2005 12:31:24 AM

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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 :) 
Anonymous
June 4, 2005 6:15:33 AM

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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
Anonymous
June 6, 2005 2:03:56 AM

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Ah...right! Eighteen in attendance.

***JediMike***
Anonymous
June 6, 2005 2:03:58 AM

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Ah...right! Eighteen in attendance.

***JediMike***
Anonymous
June 6, 2005 3:08:58 AM

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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
Anonymous
June 6, 2005 4:24:26 AM

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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...








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.
Anonymous
June 6, 2005 5:21:29 AM

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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.
Anonymous
June 6, 2005 2:08:17 PM

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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
Anonymous
June 6, 2005 2:08:18 PM

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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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Anonymous
June 6, 2005 7:36:35 PM

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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/
Anonymous
June 7, 2005 3:10:24 AM

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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
Anonymous
June 7, 2005 6:52:27 AM

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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 !
Anonymous
June 7, 2005 3:16:31 PM

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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
Anonymous
June 7, 2005 6:15:55 PM

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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/
!