The Ditchwitch Deck

DECK: The Ditchwitch Deck
North American readers will mostly know what a Ditchwitch is, but i'ld
be surprised if many people from the other continents did. Ben Peal,
whose dearest wish it is to own one, kindly explained about them to me
when David Tatu was driving us up through Georgia and the Carolinas
last autumn, erm, sorry, Fall.

A Ditchwitch is a caterpillar tractor which is used to excavate
ditches in the heavy clay soils of the American South. The usual
mechanical scoop/bucket/spade-type things don't work here, so instead
the Ditchwitch has a HUGE [8-foot long] chainsaw on the front, with
which to delve into the Dixie dirt. i must admit i thought that Ben
was having a little innocent fun at the Limey's expense when he told
me this, but it's actually true - i have seen them with my own eyes,
and very surreal and menacing they look - True American Gothic. They
even have a website - has some pictures
of the chainsaws.

i've named the following perfectly-functional [despite having 5
disciplines] country gangrel-antitribu deck after this amazing
machine, because it contains chain saws, and cards that say "earth"
and "rock" on them. i dedicate it to my Southern US friends in
appreciation of all their kindness, to Jared Strait for winning a
storyline tourney with a !Gangrel deck, and to Ben in honour of his
TWO victories in the storyline tournament. O, and it's 4CL-legal [but
was designed for NCL, and works just fine there]. Am i Mr Emollient or

CRYPT [12 vampire cards]

Caitlin x 2
Genevieve x 2
Haakon Mortensen
Monique x 2
Omaya x 2
Shane Grimald

LIBRARY [90 cards]

Blood Doll x 3
Campground HG
Minion Tap
The Path of the Feral Heart
Pentex loves You!
The Rumor Mill, Tabloid Newspaper 
Storage Annex
Sudden reversal
Tribute to the Master
Twisted Forest


Computer Hacking
Flak jacket
Forced Awakening x 2
Gas-Powered Chainsaw x 2
JS Simmons, Esq.
Laptop Computer x 2
Leather Jacket x 3
Pier 13, Port of Baltimore
Sawed-Off Shotgun
Sport Bike
White Phosphorous Grenade

Carrion Crows x 2
Cats' Guidance x 3
Guard Dogs x 4
Rat's Warning x 2
Shadow of the Beast
Song of Serenity x 2
Wolf Companion

Aura Reading x 2
My Enemy's Enemy
Precognition x 2
Pulse of the Canaille
Spirit's Touch x 2
Telepathic counter x 2

Conditioning x 2
Deflection x 2
Govern the Unaligned x 2

Hidden Strength
Rolling with the Punches x 3
Skin of Rock x 4
Superior Mettle x 2

Claws of the Dead x 3
Earth Control x 2
Form of Mist
Quick Meld
Rapid Change x 3
Wolf Claws