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ORIGINS 2005 Tournament Reports and Winning Decks [LONG]

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July 14, 2005 2:15:00 AM

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OK, here's everything from Origins 2005:

Thursday 10AM Constructed
------------------------------
Final Rank Name Prelim GWs Prelim VPs Final VPs TPs
1 Ben Peal 1 5 3 102
2 Matt Morgan 2 6 1 120
3 Peter Oh 1 5 1 88
4 Brad Cashdollar 1 4 0 78
5 Josh Duffin 1 3 0 90
FINAL ROUND: Brad => Ben => Peter => Josh => Matt

6 Mark Loughman 0 4 108
6 Nick Smith 0 4 108
8 Todd Holland 0 3.5 114
9 Dave Buerger 0 2 82
10 Robyn Tatu 0 2 78
11 Bob Joseph 0 2 66
12 Kurt Kopp 0 1 64
12 Jay Kristoff 0 1 64
14 David Tatu 0 1 60
14 Carl Schaefer 0 1 60
16 Connor Bell 0 1 54
16 Jens Rasmussen 0 1 54
18 Dave Pennington II 0 0 52
19 Christian Herro 0 0 48
19 John Bell 0 0 48
19 Peter Charnley 0 0 48
22 Dave McCarty 0 0 42
23 Carol O'Bryan 0 0 36
DQ Brian Hess 0 0 28

Ben's Winning Deck:
Deck Name: EconoGhoul
Crypt: (12 cards, Min: 8, Max: 28, Avg: 4.75)
---------------------------------------------
6 Mata Hari aus for qui CHI OBF 7 Ravnos
1 Zip ani 2 Ravnos
1 Ana Rita Montana aus dom obf VIC 5 Tzimisce
1 Piotr Andreikov aus 2 Tzimisce
1 Krid obf 2 Nosferatu
1 Hanna Redmonds obf tha 2 Caitiff
1 Denette Stensen obf 2 !Gangrel

Library: (62 cards)
-------------------
Master (20 cards)
1 Waste Management Operation
1 Fortune Teller Shop
1 KRCG News Radio
1 Information Highway
1 Secure Haven
1 Creepshow Casino
1 Fame
1 Mob Connections
2 Jake Washington (Hunter)
1 Brothers Grimm
1 Direct Intervention
2 Blood Doll
4 Chanjelin Ward
1 Tabriz Assembly
1 Slaughterhouse, The

Action (4 cards)
4 Riddle Phantastique

Action Modifier (9 cards)
1 Forgotten Labyrinth
1 Elder Impersonation
2 Lost in Crowds
2 Cloak the Gathering
1 Spying Mission
2 Grandest Trick, The

Combat (1 cards)
1 Trap

Ally (5 cards)
5 War Ghoul

Retainer (20 cards)
1 J. S. Simmons, Esq.
1 Tasha Morgan
1 Mr. Winthrop
17 D`habi Revenant

Event (2 cards)
1 Unmasking, The
1 Dragonbound

Combo (1 cards)
1 Swallowed by the Night

BEN'S DECK NOTES:
I'd been thinking about building a War Ghoul deck for a while, but
acquiring the 10 of them that one needs for the usual 60-card version
looked to be a pain in the neck. So, I thought about applying the tech
developed with the Pochtli Twister deck, building a version that was 30 or
so cards, with half the War Ghouls, and padding out the deck with burn
option cards. This would save me from having to get more War Ghouls,
and I figured that it'd be extremely rare that an ally rush decks would
bring out 6 or more such allies anyway. When Mata Hari was printed, I
decided to build the deck, as she could take easy advantage of Waste
Management Operation and I liked the superior Obfuscate. Josh Feuerstein
then clued me into the fact that the burn option cards could be D'habi
Revenants, as they can be discarded via burn option, and Mata Hari
could employ them for use in creating War Ghouls (though not for the bleed
bonus). I ran with the idea and included a variety of other burn option
cards, such as Riddle Phantastique and Chanjelin Ward. The deck proved to
be highly effective, the only worry being that Mata Hari might get
immediately rushed via Red List when she comes out, before a Secure Haven
or Chanjelin Ward could be put on her. As such I recommend dropping a
couple Obfuscate stealth cards and including a couple copies of Mirror
Image. Another discovery was how solid it was to bring back Jake
Washington via the Waste Management Operation, as it allows you to stop
one rushing minion cold every turn. Props to Josh Feuerstein for the
D'habi Revenant idea, and to Ruben Vidana Ramos and Stephane Lavrut whose
War Ghoul decks I used as references (and to Lasombra Jeff for the TWD
Archive!).

NOTE: I'd just like to say that I gave Ben all the garbage cards for this
deck.


Thursday 2pm Constructed
----------------------------
Final Rank Name Prelim GWs Prelim VPs Final VPs TPs
1 John Bell 2 6 3 120
2 Connor Bell 1 3 2 78
3 Dave Pennington II 1 5 0 114
4 Mark Loughman 1 4 0 78
5 Todd Holland 1 4 0 78
FINAL ROUND: Dave => John => Todd => Connor => Mark

6 Carl Schaefer 0 3 102
7 Nick Smith 0 1 76
7 Bob Joseph 0 1 76
9 Eric Chiang 0 1 66
10 Peter Charnley 0 0 56
10 Christian Herro 0 0 56
12 Jay Kristoff 0 0 46
12 Carol O'Bryan 0 0 46
12 Dave McCarty 0 0 46
15 Kurt Kopp 0 0 36
DQ Jens Rasmussen 1 4 78

John's Winning Deck:
Crypt: (12 cards, Min: 8, Max: 18, Avg: 3.16)
---------------------------------------------
1 March Halcyon for 1 Pander
2 Sarah Raines for 2 Gangrel
2 Bothwell ani for 3 Gangrel
2 Leon ani for 3 !Gangrel
1 Muse ani for mel 3 Daughters
1 Gustavo Morales ani cel for 4 Gangrel
1 Sennuwy ani chi for 4 Ravnos
1 Ghivran Dalaal ani aus chi FOR 5 Ravnos
1 Maria Stone cel obf pro FOR 5 !Gangrel

Library: (90 cards)
-------------------
Master (13 cards)
6 Blood Doll
3 Fame
4 Fortitude

Action (20 cards)
4 Bum`s Rush
4 Force of Will
4 Harass
8 Rapid Healing

Combat (54 cards)
9 Drawing Out the Beast
18 Indomitability
3 Pulled Fangs
5 Superior Mettle
9 Trap
10 Undead Persistence

Ally (3 cards)
1 Carlton Van Wyk (Hunter)
1 Ossian
1 Renegade Garou


Thursday 4pm Constructed
----------------------------
Final Rank Name Prelim GWs Prelim VPs Final VPs TPs
1 Ben Peal 0 3 1.5 102
2 Brad Cashdollar 0 2 1.5 72
3 Carol O'Bryan 1 4 0.5 78
4 Jared Strait 2 6 0 120
5 Peter Oh 1 4 0 72
FINAL ROUND: Carol => Ben => Jared => Brad => Peter

6 David Tatu 0 1.5 78
7 Matt Morgan 0 1 76
7 Peter Bakija 0 1 76
9 Josh Duffin 0 0.5 48
9 Christian Herro 0 0.5 48
11 Shane Strait 0 0 56
11 Robyn Tatu 0 0 56
DQ Chris Dorsey 0 0 18

Ben's Winning Deck:
Deck Name: Henry Twister
Crypt: (12 cards, Min: 10, Max: 24, Avg: 4.5)
---------------------------------------------
6 Henry Taylor cel pre pro POT 6 !Brujah
1 Ramona for pro 4 Gangrel
1 Ramona (ADV) for pro 4 Gangrel
1 Chandler Hungerford PRO 3 Gangrel
1 Daliyah obf PRO 4 Nosferatu
1 Sadie pro 2 !Gangrel
1 Huang pro 1 Pander

Library: (60 cards)
-------------------
Master (44 cards)
1 Amusement Park Hunting Ground
1 Waste Management Operation
1 Gang Territory
1 KRCG News Radio
1 Information Highway
1 Rack, The
1 Parthenon, The
1 Powerbase: Montreal
1 Smiling Jack, The Anarch
1 Millicent Smith, Puritan Vampire Hunter
1 Brothers Grimm
1 Guardian Angel
2 Blood Doll
1 Direct Intervention
3 Protean
1 Coven, The
25 Dirty Contract

Action Modifier (2 cards)
1 Earth Control
1 Horrific Countenance

Reaction (4 cards)
4 Forced Awakening

Combat (5 cards)
3 Earth Meld
1 Form of Mist
1 Quick Meld

Ally (1 cards)
1 Carlton Van Wyk (Hunter)

Retainer (1 cards)
1 Mr. Winthrop

Equipment (3 cards)
1 Sport Bike
1 Phased Motion Detector
1 Ruins of Villers Abbey, Belgium

BEN'S DECK NOTES:
Around the time I was contemplating the EconoGhoul deck, I got into a
conversation on the #vtes irc channel (irc.sorcery.net) with David
Cherryholmes and others about Henry Taylor, and how obnoxious it can be to
put a Protean skill card on him and playing Earth Meld to protect a
Smiling Jack. This seemed like a great application of the Pochtli Twister
tech, so I decided to build the deck. I used Dirty Contracts instead of
Tracker's Marks, and included a Brothers Grimm, as the Dirty Contracts
could be used to protect the Brothers Grimm. Ruins of Villers Abbey,
Belgium and Quick Meld are in there for combat defense, as they're
extremely card-efficient sources of maneuvers (and the maneuvers from the
Ruins can be paid for with The Rack). Millicent Smith is there to slow
the rate of table progression down, while speeding up the rate of turns,
helping to buy clock time for the Smiling Jack to work. I don't recommend
using such a deck in a casual game. As much as there are assorted ways of
defeating this deck (Pentex Subersion, Immortal Grapple, Kiss of Ra,
etc.), if the table doesn't have a way of getting past Henry, you'll be
wasting 2 hours of their time as they get to sit there and do nothing.
That's fine for a tournament, but not fine for a friendly game. Props
again to Keith Page, a former Boston player who built the original Pochtli
Twister deck, of which my Pochtli Twister deck is its namesake, and Henry
Twister is similarly named in its honor.

NOTE: I'd just like to say that I gave Ben all the garbage cards for this
deck, too. =)


Thursday 6pm Constructed
----------------------------
Final Rank Name Prelim GWs Prelim VPs Final VPs TPs
1 Will Kristoff 1 4 4 84
2 Jay Kristoff 0 1.5 1 78
3 Dave McCarty 1 4 0 84
4 Eric Chiang 1 4 0 84
5 Carl Schaefer 0 2.5 0 102
FINAL ROUND: Jay => Eric => Will => Carl => Dave

6 Nick Smith 0 1 72
7 Oscar Garza 0 1 66
8 Kurt Kopp 0 0.5 60
9 Bob Joseph 0 0 48
10 Dave Buerger 0 0 42

Will's Winning Deck:
Created By: Will Kristoff
Crypt: (12 cards, Min: 22, Max: 34, Avg: 7.25)
----------------------------------------------
2 Ellison Humboldt pro ANI OBF POT PRE 9 Nosferatu
5 Synesios obf ser POT PRE TEM 8 True Brujah
1 Greta Kircher obf AUS CEL PRE 7 !Toreador
2 Antoinette cel obf AUS PRE 6 Toreador
2 Sir Marriot D`Urban aus obf ser PRE 5 Setite

Library: (90 cards)
-------------------
Master (12 cards)
1 Barrens, The
1 Giant`s Blood
1 Minion Tap
1 Dreams of the Sphinx
3 Blood Doll
2 Obfuscate
1 Secure Haven
1 Golconda: Inner Peace
1 Tabriz Assembly

Action (13 cards)
5 Enchant Kindred
2 Clotho`s Gift
2 Mind Numb
4 Legal Manipulations

Action Modifier (41 cards)
8 Domain of Evernight
3 Forgotten Labyrinth
3 Elder Impersonation
3 Lost in Crowds
3 Faceless Night
2 Approximation of Loyalty
2 Aura of Invincibility
7 Bewitching Oration
6 Voter Captivation
4 Iron Glare

Political Action (17 cards)
8 Kine Resources Contested
3 Conservative Agitation
1 Ancilla Empowerment
2 Domain Challenge
1 Anarchist Uprising
1 Banishment
1 Year of Fortune

Combat (2 cards)
2 Staredown

Ally (1 cards)
1 Mylan Horseed (Goblin)

Equipment (1 cards)
1 Sargon Fragment, The

Combo (3 cards)
3 Swallowed by the Night


Thursday 8pm Constructed
----------------------------
Final Rank Name Prelim GWs Prelim VPs Final VPs TPs
1 Connor Bell 0 1 3 72
2 Josh Duffin 2 8 1 120
3 Matt Morgan 0 1 1 72
4 Jens Rasmussen 1 4 0 84
5 John Bell 1 3 0 88
FINAL ROUND: John => Connor => Josh => Matt => Jens

6 Mark Loughman 0 0 52
6 Robyn Tatu 0 0 52
6 James Rodriguez 0 0 52
9 Christian Herro 0 0 48
9 David Tatu 0 0 48
DQ Peter Bakija 0 2 72
DQ Dave Pennington II 1 3 84
DQ Todd Holland 1 4 88
DQ James Wilhelm 0 2 76

Connor's Winning Deck:
Crypt: (12 cards, Min: 16, Max: 28, Avg: 5.5)
---------------------------------------------
1 Hadrian Garrick obf pre 4 Setite
1 Nepata obf pre ser 4 Setite
1 Count Ormonde dom pre ser OBF 5 Setite
2 Sir Marriot D`Urban aus obf ser PRE 5 Setite
1 Hesha Ruhadze ani obf pre SER 6 Setite
1 Qufur am-Heru cel tha OBF PRE SER 7 Setite
2 Sarrasine aus nec ser OBF PRE 7 Setite
1 Lena Rowe aus obf pre 3 Pander
1 Ezekiel obf pot PRE SER 6 Setite
1 Greta Kircher obf AUS CEL PRE 7 !Toreador

Library: (90 cards)
-------------------
Master (17 cards)
1 Archon Investigation
9 Blood Doll
1 Giant`s Blood
3 Perfectionist
2 Secure Haven
1 Opium Den

Action (13 cards)
12 Legal Manipulations
1 Form of Corruption

Action Modifier (38 cards)
4 Cloak the Gathering
3 Elder Impersonation
4 Faceless Night
5 Lost in Crowds
8 Spying Mission
14 True Love`s Face

Combat (17 cards)
4 Disengage
13 Majesty

Combo (5 cards)
5 Swallowed by the Night


Friday 1pm Constructed
-------------------------
Final Rank Name Prelim GWs Prelim VPs Final VPs TPs
1 Peter Bakija 2 8 3 168
2 D Paul Bowles 2 6 1 144
3 Mark Loughman 1 6 1 162
4 Brian Hess 1 6 0 132
5 Robyn Tatu 1 4.5 0 144
FINAL ROUND: Mark => Robyn => Peter => Brian => D.Paul

6 Eric Chiang 1 4.5 78
7 Dave Buerger 1 4 126
8 John Bell 1 4 96
9 Dave McCarty 1 3.5 120
10 Bob Joseph 1 3.5 108
11 Ben Peal 1 3 102
12 David Setty 0 3 126
13 Kevin Aldrich 0 3 108
14 Greg Pettigrew 0 3 84
15 Josh Duffin 0 2.5 132
16 Jay Kristoff 0 2 114
17 Will Kristoff 0 2 102
18 Matt Morgan 0 2 84
19 Karl Schaefer 0 2 66
20 Todd Holland 0 1.5 108
21 David Tatu 0 1 90
22 Christian Herro 0 1 84
22 Connor Bell 0 1 84
24 Dan Decker 0 0 66
25 Peter Oh 0 0 60
26 Stephanie Turner 0 0 54
27 Jens Rasmussen 0 0 48
27 Jeff Turner 0 0 48
DQ James Rodriguez 0 1 78
DQ Wayne Chin 0 0 36

Peter's Winning Deck:
Crypt: (12 cards, Min: 7, Max: 21, Avg: 3.33)
---------------------------------------------
1 Christanius Lionel pot ANI OBF 6 !Nosferatu
1 Calebros obf pot ANI 5 Nosferatu
1 Devin Bisley vic ANI AUS 5 Tzimisce
1 Nigel the Shunned obf ANI POT 5 !Nosferatu
1 Bobby Lemon pro ANI 4 Gangrel
1 Shannon Price ani obf 3 !Nosferatu
1 Tommy ani pot 3 !Nosferatu
1 Mouse ani 2 Nosferatu
1 Zip ani 2 Ravnos
1 Dani ani 2 !Nosferatu
1 Gillian Krader ani dem 2 Pander
1 Lisa Noble ani 1 Caitiff

Library: (90 cards)
-------------------
Master (13 cards)
4 Animalism
3 Blood Doll
2 Heidelberg Castle, Germany
1 Metro Underground
1 Fame
1 Archon Investigation
1 Information Network

Action (8 cards)
2 Army of Rats
1 Tier of Souls
3 Bum`s Rush
2 Games of Instinct

Reaction (11 cards)
2 Cats` Guidance
9 Forced Awakening

Combat (44 cards)
21 Aid from Bats
14 Carrion Crows
8 Drawing Out the Beast
1 Canine Horde

Retainer (11 cards)
9 Raven Spy
1 Owl Companion
1 Murder of Crows

Equipment (3 cards)
3 IR Goggles


Friday 7pm Booster Draft
--------------------------
Final Rank Name Prelim GWs Prelim VPs Final VPs TPs
1 Chris Berg 1 4.5 3 114
2 Matt Morgan 2 7 2 120
3 Ben Peal 2 6 0 120
4 Dave Buerger 1 4 0 78
5 Peter Oh 1 3 0 88
FINAL ROUND: Peter => Matt => Ben => Dave => Chris

6 Eric Chiang 0 2 82
6 James Rodriguez 0 2 82
8 Christian Herro 0 1.5 84
9 Josh Duffin 0 1.5 72
10 Dave McCarty 0 1 76
11 James Wilhelm 0 1 66
12 Jens Rasmussen 0 0 46
12 Karl Schaefer 0 0 46
14 David Setty 0 0 42
14 Ben Stein 0 0 42
16 Jeff Turner 0 0 36
16 Stephanie Turner 0 0 36
16 Carol O' Bryan 0 0 36
DQ Matt Russel 0 0 18
DQ William Baldwin 0 0 24
DQ Shane Strait 0 2 96
DQ Jared Strait 1 5 108

(no deck available)


Saturday 12pm NAQ
-----------------------
'#' means the player was previously qualified.
'Q' means the player qualified here at Origins 2005.

Final Rank Name Prelim GWs Prelim VPs Final VPs TPs
1 Chris Berg Q 2 7 3 156
2 David Setty Q 2 9 1 168
3 Mark Loughman# 1 7 1 162
4 Christian Herro Q 2 8 0 144
5 Dave Barasch Q 2 6 0 144
FINAL ROUND: Dave => Chris => Mark => David => Christian

6 John Bell# 1 5.5 138
6 Josh Duffin Q 1 5.5 138
8 Kurt Kopp Q 1 4 120
9 Jared Strait# 1 4 114
10 Will Kristoff# 1 3 108
11 D Paul Bowles 1 3 102
11 Sam Hirschman 1 3 102
13 Nick Smith# 1 3 90
14 Karl Schaefer# 0 4 144
15 Robyn Tatu# 0 3.5 120
16 Bob Joseph 0 3 114
17 Shane Strait 0 2.5 126
18 Jeff Thompson 0 2 108
19 Dan Hirschman 0 2 96
19 Dave Buerger 0 2 96
19 Eric Chiang# 0 2 96
22 Brad Cashdollar 0 1.5 108
23 Greg Pettigrew 0 1.5 102
24 Aaron Marx 0 1.5 96
25 Stephanie Turner 0 1.5 90
26 David Tatu# 0 1 96
27 Matt Piatek 0 1 90
27 Dan Decker 0 1 90
27 Connor Bell 0 1 90
30 Dave McCarty 0 0.5 78
30 Jay Kristoff# 0 0.5 78
32 Robert Woodruff 0 0 78
33 Jeff Turner 0 0 72
34 Aaron Steele 0 0 66
35 Todd Holland# 0 0 60

Chris' Winning Deck:
Created By: Chris Berg
Crypt: (12 cards, Min: 14, Max: 42, Avg: 7)
-------------------------------------------
3 Stanislava ANI CEL DOM FOR PRO 11 Gangrel
1 Ricki Van Demsi for pro 3 Gangrel
2 Chandler Hungerford PRO 3 Gangrel
2 Camille Devereux ani FOR PRO 5 Gangrel
1 Badger ani pot FOR PRO 6 Gangrel
1 Haakon Mortensen ANI FOR PRO 8 !Gangrel
2 Ingrid Rossler dom ANI FOR PRO 9 Gangrel

Library: (73 cards)
-------------------
Master (19 cards)
1 Giant`s Blood
3 Information Highway
2 Zoo Hunting Ground
4 Blood Doll
1 Depravity
2 Backways
1 Dominate
3 Dreams of the Sphinx
2 Ecoterrorists

Action (5 cards)
1 Shadow of the Beast
3 Kine Dominance
1 Mind Rape

Action Modifier (4 cards)
1 Earth Control
2 Freak Drive
1 Kiss of Ra, The

Political Action (6 cards)
1 Ancient Influence
1 Gangrel Justicar
3 Protect Thine Own
1 Reins of Power

Reaction (18 cards)
2 Guard Dogs
5 Deflection
4 Redirection
4 Wake with Evening`s Freshness
3 Cats` Guidance

Combat (15 cards)
6 Form of Mist
1 Bone Spur
2 Skin of Steel
2 Rolling with the Punches
4 Earth Meld

Ally (1 cards)
1 Renegade Garou

Equipment (3 cards)
1 Palatial Estate
2 Ivory Bow

Combo (2 cards)
2 Rapid Change


Saturday 1pm Bosoter Draft
-----------------------------
Final Rank Name Prelim GWs Prelim VPs Final VPs TPs
1 Matt Morgan 0 1.5 4 18
2 Peter Oh 1 2.5 0 60
3 Peter Bakija 0 1 0 42
4 Dan Keller 0 0.5 0 42
FINAL ROUND: Matt=> Peter => Dan => Peter
DQ Oscar Garza 0 0.5 #N/A 18

(no deck available)

NOTES: As Oscar had to unexpectedly go demo for the rest of the day during
Round 1, we ended up having **TWELVE PLAYERS** play Oscar's deck (which
was a pretty good deck) between their playing in the NAQ. Is this still a
sanctioned tournament? ;) 


Sunday 11am Constructed
----------------------------
Final Rank Name Prelim GWs Prelim VPs Final VPs TPs
1 Robyn Tatu 1 4 3 102
2 Matt Morgan 1 4 2 78
3 Greg Pettigrew 1 4.5 0 96
4 Ben Peal 1 4 0 102
5 David Tatu 1 3.5 0 96
FINAL ROUND: Matt => Greg => Robyn => David => Ben

6 Brad Cashdollar 1 3 78
7 Karl Schaefer 1 2.5 96
8 Mark Loughman 0 2 90
9 Jens Rasmussen 0 1.5 72
10 Dave McCarty 0 1 66
10 Jeremy Thompson 0 1 66
12 Jay Kristoff 0 1 54
13 Connor Bell 0 0.5 66
14 John Bell 0 0.5 64
15 Josh Duffin 0 0.5 54
16 Bob Joseph 0 0 52
17 Peter Oh 0 0 46
18 Robert Woodruff 0 0 30
19 Wayne Chin 0 0 24

Robyn's Winning Deck:
Created By: Robyn Tatu
Crypt: (12 cards, Min: 34, Max: 38, Avg: 9)
-------------------------------------------
3 Stravinsky pot ANI AUS VIC 9 Tzimisce
3 Velya for ANI AUS PRE VIC 9 Tzimisce
2 John Paleologus pot ANI AUS CEL VIC 9 Tzimisce
1 Sascha Vykos ani dom AUS THA VIC 8 Tzimisce
1 Meshenka ANI AUS VIC 8 Tzimisce
2 Lambach pre ANI AUS DOM VIC 10 Tzimisce

Library: (90 cards)
-------------------
Master (10 cards)
1 Liquidation
1 Library Hunting Ground
1 Fear of Mekhet
7 Minion Tap

Action (1 cards)
1 Aranthebes, The Immortal

Action Modifier (15 cards)
2 Bribes
4 Telepathic Vote Counting
1 Cryptic Rider
2 Private Audience
4 Changeling
2 Voter Captivation

Political Action (18 cards)
5 Kine Resources Contested
2 Conservative Agitation
2 Banishment
1 Disputed Territory
1 Political Stranglehold
1 Ancient Influence
1 Honor the Elders
2 Anarchist Uprising
1 Consanguineous Boon
1 Sabbat Inquisitor
1 Cardinal Benediction

Reaction (22 cards)
2 Enhanced Senses
3 Cats` Guidance
7 Telepathic Misdirection
2 Telepathic Counter
2 Forced Awakening
6 Wake with Evening`s Freshness

Combat (22 cards)
9 Carrion Crows
8 Chiropteran Marauder
2 Drawing Out the Beast
2 Aid from Bats
1 Canine Horde

Combo (2 cards)
2 Plasmic Form



Kevin M., Prince of Las Vegas
"Know your enemy, and know yourself; in one-thousand battles
you shall never be in peril." -- Sun Tzu, *The Art of War*
"Contentment... Complacency... Catastrophe!" -- Joseph Chevalier
Anonymous
July 14, 2005 2:43:09 PM

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Kevin M. wrote:

> OK, here's everything from Origins 2005:

And again, a great thanks to Kevin for running this fantastic Iron Wo/Man
VTES schedule without losing his mind. Excellent job--you rock!


Peter D Bakija
pdb6@lightlink.com
http://www.lightlink.com/pdb6

"So in conclusion, our business plan is to sell hot,
easily spilled liquids to naked people."
-Brittni Meil
Anonymous
July 14, 2005 4:56:12 PM

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Peter D Bakija <pdb6@lightlink.com> wrote:
> Kevin M. wrote:
>> OK, here's everything from Origins 2005:
>
> And again, a great thanks to Kevin for running this fantastic Iron
> Wo/Man VTES schedule without losing his mind. Excellent job--you rock!

Thank you, Peter! :) 

What should I do next year to top it? Please don't say '24 hours of VTES'
because that ain't gonna happen. hehee;)

> Peter D Bakija
> pdb6@lightlink.com
> http://www.lightlink.com/pdb6

Kevin M., Prince of Las Vegas
"Know your enemy, and know yourself; in one-thousand battles
you shall never be in peril." -- Sun Tzu, *The Art of War*
"Contentment... Complacency... Catastrophe!" -- Joseph Chevalier
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Anonymous
July 14, 2005 5:03:29 PM

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"Kevin M." <youwish@imaspammer.org> wrote in message news:wszBe.29747$Qo.25422@fed1read01...
> Peter D Bakija <pdb6@lightlink.com> wrote:
>> Kevin M. wrote:
>>> OK, here's everything from Origins 2005:
>>
>> And again, a great thanks to Kevin for running this fantastic Iron
>> Wo/Man VTES schedule without losing his mind. Excellent job--you rock!
>
> Thank you, Peter! :) 
>
> What should I do next year to top it? Please don't say '24 hours of VTES'
> because that ain't gonna happen. hehee;)

OK - how 'bout...

THE VTES MASSAGE PARLOUR!

Circle those massage tables up so they radiate out in a 5-pointed star,
head-saddles in word. Five beautiful massage therapists continue working
each player's back, head, neck, etc. until they're ousted.

("Gee, everybody playing Tzimisce Wall decks AGAIN?!?")

Just my $0.02

Fred

(don't forget the beer!)
Anonymous
July 14, 2005 11:41:49 PM

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Kevin M. wrote:

> Thank you, Peter! :) 
>
> What should I do next year to top it? Please don't say '24 hours of VTES'
> because that ain't gonna happen. hehee;)

Uhhh, naked VTES? A single game of VTES that starts at 9:00 am Thursday,
everyone starts with ONE THOUSAND POOL, and we play, alternating players,
till someone wins? A pony?


Peter D Bakija
pdb6@lightlink.com
http://www.lightlink.com/pdb6

"So in conclusion, our business plan is to sell hot,
easily spilled liquids to naked people."
-Brittni Meil
Anonymous
July 15, 2005 1:13:41 AM

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>Origins, Columbus, Ohio, June 30th
>Thursday 8pm Constructed 14 players
>----------------------------
>Final Rank Name Prelim GWs Prelim VPs Final VPs TPs
>1 Connor Bell 0 1 3 72
>2 Josh Duffin 2 8 1 120
>3 Matt Morgan 0 1 1 72
>4 Jens Rasmussen 1 4 0 84
>5 John Bell 1 3 0 88
>FINAL ROUND: John => Connor => Josh => Matt => Jens

Note that the winner of this tournament was 7 years old during the
event. A more jovial and friendly player of VTES I have yet to meet
(excepting the Unique Master, of course).

>Connor's Winning Deck:
>Crypt: (12 cards, Min: 16, Max: 28, Avg: 5.5)
>---------------------------------------------
> 1 Hadrian Garrick obf pre 4 Setite
> 1 Nepata obf pre ser 4 Setite
> 1 Count Ormonde dom pre ser OBF 5 Setite
> 2 Sir Marriot D`Urban aus obf ser PRE 5 Setite
> 1 Hesha Ruhadze ani obf pre SER 6 Setite
> 1 Qufur am-Heru cel tha OBF PRE SER 7 Setite
> 2 Sarrasine aus nec ser OBF PRE 7 Setite
> 1 Lena Rowe aus obf pre 3 Pander
> 1 Ezekiel obf pot PRE SER 6 Setite
> 1 Greta Kircher obf AUS CEL PRE 7 !Toreador

>Library: (90 cards)
>-------------------
>Master (17 cards)
> 1 Archon Investigation
> 9 Blood Doll
> 1 Giant`s Blood
> 3 Perfectionist
> 2 Secure Haven
> 1 Opium Den

>Action (13 cards)
> 12 Legal Manipulations
> 1 Form of Corruption

>Action Modifier (38 cards)
> 4 Cloak the Gathering
> 3 Elder Impersonation
> 4 Faceless Night
> 5 Lost in Crowds
> 8 Spying Mission
> 14 True Love`s Face

>Combat (17 cards)
> 4 Disengage
> 13 Majesty

>Combo (5 cards)
> 5 Swallowed by the Night






Carpe noctem.

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Anonymous
July 15, 2005 1:13:42 AM

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"The Lasombra" <TheLasombra@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Note that the winner of this tournament was 7 years old during the
> event.
....
>>Connor's Winning Deck:
>> 14 True Love`s Face

Ohmagod! Do his parents KNOW he's playing with this card?!?

Fred
Anonymous
July 15, 2005 2:08:40 AM

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>> Note that the winner of this tournament was 7 years old during the
>> event.
>...
>>>Connor's Winning Deck:
>>> 14 True Love`s Face
>
>Ohmagod! Do his parents KNOW he's playing with this card?!?

I think so.

He ousted his father in the finals for the win.















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Anonymous
July 15, 2005 9:32:42 AM

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Frederick Scott wrote:
> >>Connor's Winning Deck:
> >> 14 True Love`s Face
>
> Ohmagod! Do his parents KNOW he's playing with this card?!?

Why would they worry about pictures pretty ladies kissing if they're
not worried about pictures of people hitting each other with severed
heads?
Anonymous
July 15, 2005 3:29:10 PM

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"Emmit Svenson" <emmitsvenson@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>
> Frederick Scott wrote:
>> >>Connor's Winning Deck:
>> >> 14 True Love`s Face
>>
>> Ohmagod! Do his parents KNOW he's playing with this card?!?
>
> Why would they worry about pictures pretty ladies kissing if they're
> not worried about pictures of people hitting each other with severed
> heads?

Not that it isn't a good point (this kid is going to turn into the next
real life 'Calvin', I guess), but what card has a picture of someone
hitting someone else with a severed head? Torn Gates going through
peoples' bodies, yes. Limbs being ripped off, OK. Hitting someone
with a severed head seems kind of pointless, though. They're not
heavy enough to do much damange.

Fred
Anonymous
July 15, 2005 5:40:56 PM

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On Fri, 15 Jul 2005, Frederick Scott wrote:

> Not that it isn't a good point (this kid is going to turn into the next
> real life 'Calvin', I guess), but what card has a picture of someone
> hitting someone else with a severed head? Torn Gates going through
> peoples' bodies, yes. Limbs being ripped off, OK. Hitting someone
> with a severed head seems kind of pointless, though. They're not
> heavy enough to do much damange.

Obviously the point is to hit your foe with his own severed head. If you
can achieve this, you'll probably win the fight.

Matt Morgan
Anonymous
July 15, 2005 7:39:54 PM

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Frederick Scott wrote:

> They're not
> heavy enough to do much damange.

Well, ya know, you get +2 for the Increased Strength...


Peter D Bakija
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easily spilled liquids to naked people."
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Anonymous
July 18, 2005 4:50:00 PM

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David Zopf wrote:
> "Kevin M." <youwish@imaspammer.org> wrote in message
> news:mymBe.29662$Qo.11458@fed1read01...
> > OK, here's everything from Origins 2005:
> >
> > Thursday 10AM Constructed
> > ------------------------------
> > Final Rank Name Prelim GWs Prelim VPs Final VPs TPs
> > 1 Ben Peal 1 5 3 102
> snip
>
> > Thursday 4pm Constructed
> > ----------------------------
> > Final Rank Name Prelim GWs Prelim VPs Final VPs TPs
> > 1 Ben Peal 0 3 1.5 102
>
>
> Just curious, does anyone know if this is the first time a single player has
> won two vekn-sanctioned constructed tourneys in a 24 hour timeframe? I
> think it might be, although there are some large European events in which it
> might already happened.

IIRC, Steve Bucy from Los Angeles did that in 24 hrs and also won a
third (and finished 2nd in a fourth) within 48 hours. This was a heck
of a long time ago but I think we were running 25 players pretty
consistently back then.

We do a lot of "4 tournaments in 2 days" kinda setups in Los Angeles so
I'm pretty sure that's happened lots of times over the years.

Congrats to Ben, though. It's a great accomplishment--especially at an
event with so many great players.

-Robert
Anonymous
July 18, 2005 11:28:50 PM

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"Kevin M." <youwish@imaspammer.org> wrote in message
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> OK, here's everything from Origins 2005:
>
> Thursday 10AM Constructed
> ------------------------------
> Final Rank Name Prelim GWs Prelim VPs Final VPs TPs
> 1 Ben Peal 1 5 3 102
snip

> Thursday 4pm Constructed
> ----------------------------
> Final Rank Name Prelim GWs Prelim VPs Final VPs TPs
> 1 Ben Peal 0 3 1.5 102


Just curious, does anyone know if this is the first time a single player has
won two vekn-sanctioned constructed tourneys in a 24 hour timeframe? I
think it might be, although there are some large European events in which it
might already happened.

Regardless, a major accomplishment, even for Ben... WTG, Fudjo! (But
enough with the Burn Option decks, already... ;-)

DaveZ
Atom Weaver
Anonymous
July 19, 2005 7:42:32 PM

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Kevin M. wrote:

>What should I do next year to top it?

If you were to have another day of many tournaments, you might want to hold
only 3, and space them so that all players could play in each event. It was
a little disapointing to not be able to play against every player that
Thursday, as we got on separate event schedules.


Jay
Anonymous
July 19, 2005 8:00:42 PM

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Jay Kristoff <jck@columbus.rr.com> wrote:
> Kevin M. wrote:
>>What should I do next year to top it?
>
> If you were to have another day of many tournaments, you might want
> to hold only 3, and space them so that all players could play in each
> event. It was a little disapointing to not be able to play against
> every player that Thursday, as we got on separate event schedules.

I was considering that for both THU and FRI next year, but that would mean
something like this:

TOURNAMENT A
9am-11am
11am-1pm
1pm-3pm

TOURNAMENT B
3pm-5pm
5pm-7pm
7pm-9pm

TOURNAMENT C
9pm-11pm
11pm-1am
1am-3am

....which seems excessive for *both* Thursday AND Friday. Even if I
started at 8am (in and of itself excessive;) it would mean like 4-5 hours
sleep two nights in a row.

I guess I don't have to run ALL the tournaments, though. I could get Peal
or Duffin or some other insane player to run the C tournament in my place.
Hmmm...

> Jay

Kevin M., Prince of Las Vegas
"Know your enemy, and know yourself; in one-thousand battles
you shall never be in peril." -- Sun Tzu, *The Art of War*
"Contentment... Complacency... Catastrophe!" -- Joseph Chevalier
Anonymous
July 20, 2005 3:53:44 AM

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Kevin M. wrote:

> TOURNAMENT C
> 9pm-11pm
> 11pm-1am
> 1am-3am

As we are aware, people rarely make it to the 1 am finals. I think that
games that start after, like, 8:00 pm are questonable for this reason.
'Casue I know I rarely make it to the 1 am finals, even if I am supposed
to...

:-)


Peter D Bakija
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easily spilled liquids to naked people."
-Brittni Meil
Anonymous
July 20, 2005 10:48:46 PM

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Kevin M. wrote:

>I was considering that for both THU and FRI next year,
>but that would mean something like this:

>TOURNAMENT A
>9am-11am
>11am-1pm
>1pm-3pm

>TOURNAMENT B
>3pm-5pm
>5pm-7pm
>7pm-9pm

>TOURNAMENT C
>9pm-11pm
>11pm-1am
>1am-3am

Maybe Thursday's schedule could resemble the one above
(possibly with each event starting an hour earlier),
and Friday's could be:

Tournament A (3r+F) (run by Kevin)
11am-8pm

Tournament B (2r+F) (run by crazy, willing, non-Kevin folks)
8pm-2am


Hardcore, ribbon wearers would get to play in one more event
than in 2005, and Mr. Mergen would run two fewer events
than in 2005.

Jay
!