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Jay Kristoff
Late night DJ
Settlers of Catan, various Cheap Ass games, golf (poorly)
? (four and a half big boxes)
Columbus, Ohio USA

Q1: How (and when) did you begin your career as a VTES-player? Who introduced you to the game? Where did you play originally?

Jyhad was introduced to me in late 1994 by a group gamers here in Columbus who had then just taken me in as one of their own. That group plays many games (loudly). I still see those guys once a week, but many of them are sick of V:TES. Therefor I play Vampire on other nights with new people.

Q2: Which of the Sets and Expansions to VTES is your favorite, and why is it your top choice?

Sabbat War- The rebirth of the game. Back from the dark ages with a set that sold out of two print runs. Very strong.

Q3: What is your favorite deck to play, and why?

"Mirembe Rides Again"
( I like the deck because it controls tables and tell other players what they are allowed to do. It also has several different ways to win, and is mildly abusive.

Q4: If you could add something to the game, what would it be?

More vehicles! Card Idea: VW Bus - Equipment, Vehicle, 4 pool, the minion with this vehicle may end combat as a strike. A minion may only have one vehicle "peace man".

Q5: What do you do to help promote the game / why are you in this list of people?

I am the Prince of Columbus Ohio. I organize V:TES play sessions twice a week. I hold several tournaments a year. I try to recruit new players, and help current ones. I like to travel to play in tournaments. I am very tall and handsome. People see me at tournaments and want to do what I am doing...(not really).

Q6: What is your favorite deck style for casual play / tournament play?

It changes. A year ago I was all about blocking everything. This year I made an effort to be more pro-active. I suspect that the people I regularly play against might be better at answering this question than I am. As for casual vs. tournament play, I don't really make that sort of distinction. Some decks should never see tournament play, those decks don't get past our local sessions. For the most part however, our playgroup brings their best decks to our "casual" sessions.

Q7: Is there a difference between your casual play and tournament play?

Not really. I guess the main difference is that I would play untested decks in casual play, whereas I try to bring more experienced decks to tournaments.

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