V:EKN Clan Nosferatu Newsletter, April 1999
This month, I figured I'd post a favorite deck of mine that, while not
particularly Nosferatu, is named after a Nosferatu, and primarily exists
because I wanted to build a deck that made him worth using...
"The deck that makes Tiberius useful"
1x Normal (2) obf
1x Watenda (3) obf
1x Zoe (3) obf, cel
2x Tansu Bekir (4) OBF, cel
2x Tiberius-Scandalmonger (5) obf, cel
1x Victoria (5) obf, cel
1x Abd al-Rashid (5) obf, CEL
2x Kalinda (6) OBF, CEL
1x Miranda Sanova (8) obf, CEL
Total 56, average 4.66
1 Dreams of the Sphinx
1 Madness Network
1 The Rack
4 Blood Doll
4 Haven Uncovered
6 .44 Magnum
2 Saturday Night Special
1 Ivory Bow
2 Dragon Breath Rounds
11 Bum's Rush
4 Taste of Vitae
1 Fast Hands
9 Disguised Weapon
This is, obviously, a fairly streamilined Celerity based Gun Rush deck, with a
good supply of Disguised Weapon to get around the laborious process of
equipping. The vampires are a tad expensive (and so are the guns), so there
will rarely be more than 3 on the table, and the Blood Dolls are very important
for pool management. There are more Masters than I usualy like in a combat
deck, but as the deck relies on guns for its striking ability, there is often
less card cycling than in a more card intesive combat deck, so they aren't
usually a problem.
Generally, this deck will get out its first vampire, they will Rush someone,
pull a Magnum out of their watch, and Blur them in to torpor. If an opponent
uses S:CE as combat defense, there are plenty of Psyches for anti S:CE work,
and since they double as presses, so they won't often clog my hand.
This deck suffers from most of the problems that Gun decks do, mostly that guns
are expensive, fragile, and unreliable. With plenty of manuvers, IG probably
won't be a problem and S:CE has already been mentioned, but a Tremere deck
using Blood Fury will be troublesome.
While I wouldn't want to bring this deck to a highly competetive game (as it
would be killed by high speed weenie decks), it is relatively successful in low
intensity games, and does very well against most other combat decks.
Peter D Bakija
"I dunno, Marge.
Trying is the first step towards failure."