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The funnel section: Redline

I’m sure you all know a guy who is constantly trying to create decks with totally unual cards, Usually, the following comment follows like: “If nobody plays this cards is because it won’t work”.

If you don’t know anybody like this, here I am for you. Some of my best friends recommend me to buy a funnel, that’s what i need to join all my mad (bad) ideas into a single deck.

 

Si sois de los pocos que aún no conocéis a nadie así, me presento ante vosotros. Mis mejores amigos dentro del juego me recomiendan que me compre un embudo; bien para que acompañe a la locura que me fluye cuando creo mazos con cartas infumables; bien para que haga de filtro porque, tal vez (y sólo tal vez) de cada cien ideas estúpidas una pueda tener algún sentido.

So I have encouraged myself to write this section with the sole intention of:

  1. Just for laughts among the readers.
  2. Give support to those who, like me, have absurd ideas, share them or not.
  3. Maybe someone will find the hidden factor in my equations and end up developing a really competitive deck.

First, I think you’ll have to try to discover how my head works when developing these aberrations. Everything starts by reviewing cards in my collection or in some software to manage decks. Suddenly, I find a rare card and I think: “Holy shit, this is awesome!”. In that point starts the “aberration deck”. That was what happened when I discovered the Redline:

Type: Master

Master: out-of-turn

Only usable when a blood hunt referendum passes and would burn a vampire controlled by another Methuselah. That vampire is not burned. Put this card on that vampire and take control of him or her. This vampire is independent. This vampire gets one optional press when in combat with a Camarilla vampire and can enter combat with any Camarilla vampire as a +1 stealth (D) action. Burn this card if the vampire changes sects.

Rarity:  Anarchs:R

Hmm… strong card if you can use it in a controled way…

The problem was simple: How to trigger a blood hunt out of my turn in and secure that the vampire in question was going to go? So I started thinking about it, as a good defender of the Gangrel, the most logical option was to play the only “blood hunt” card that exists in the game: Veles’ Hunt. With Stanislava + Enkil Cog… could work, although the Veles’ Hunt has too many restrictions. So I went for the most complicated. I presented to you one of the very absurd decks that i’ve created. This is from January 2014, when the Anthelios was not banned:

 

Crypt [12 vampires] Capacity min: 10 max: 11
5x Huitzilopochtli     10 AUS DAI DOM OBF POT PRE               Baali:2
3x Arika               11 DOM FOR OBF PRE aus cel  inner circle Ventrue:2
2x Etrius              11 AUS DOM OBF THA pro      inner circle Tremere:2
2x Leandro             11 AUS OBF PRE cel dom      inner circle Malkavian:2
Library [89 cards]
Action [10]
  4x Baltimore Purge
  1x Entrancement
  1x Graverobbing
  3x Mind Rape
  1x Unleash Hell’s Fury
Action Modifier [13]
  1x Cloak the Gathering
  1x Elder Impersonation
  1x Enkil Cog
  1x Faceless Night
  2x Forgotten Labyrinth
  4x Freak Drive
  1x Lost in Crowds
  1x Seduction
  1x Voter Captivation
Ally [1]
  1x Carlton Van Wyk (Hunter)
Combat [3]
  3x Majesty
Equipment [2]
  1x Bowl of Convergence
  1x Heart of Nizchetus
Event [1]
  1x Anthelios, The Red Star
Master [33]
  6x Ashur Tablets
  1x Creepshow Casino
  1x Direct Intervention
  2x Dreams of the Sphinx
  3x Fortitude
  1x Giant’s Blood
  1x Golconda: Inner Peace
  1x Heidelberg Castle, Germany
  1x Information Highway
  1x Monastery of Shadows
  1x Parthenon, The
  1x Pentex(TM) Subversion
  2x Redline
  5x Villein
  2x Wider View
  4x Zillah’s Valley
Political Action [5]
  1x Ancient Influence
  1x Ancilla Empowerment
  1x Banishment
  1x Kine Resources Contested
  1x Reckless Agitation
Reaction [21]
  3x Deflection
  2x Eagle’s Sight
  4x Eyes of Argus
  5x Obedience
  2x On the Qui Vive
  5x Undying Thirst

 

If you want to build this deck, i recommend you not to expect any good result. Maybe some laughts.

Luis ‘Txiqui’ Fonseca, Prince of Mataró

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